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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Ups Tara Kemes to VP Culture & Talent

Vancouver studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted Director of Talent Development Tara Kemes to the newly created position of Vice President, Culture & Talent. Kemes, who has ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →
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The Other Animated Bugs

With so much discussion of border crossings in the news lately, I could not help but be reminded of one of the more unusual Saturday morning cartoon shows of the last two decades: Klasky-Csupo’s ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Launches Mainframe Ent. TV Division

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment today announced that it is launching its television division and naming it Mainframe Entertainment. “We are excited to focus our television ... Continue Reading →
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Hurley Named Technicolor’s Animation Creative Director

Owen Hurley has been named the new creative director of Technicolor’s Animation and Games group. Hurley will be based at Technicolor Digital Productions’ animation studio in Bangalore, ... Continue Reading →
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Halloween Treat: Vote for Teletoon’s Top 5 Baddies

In honor of Halloween, Canada’s TELETOON Retro channel is asking viewers to help the best (worst?) villains of all time for the latest installment of the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame. ... Continue Reading →
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Extended ‘Lord of the Rings’ Arrives on Blu-ray

Fans of Middle Earth can put the final touches on their high-def home video collection. Out this week for the first time on high-definition disc is The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion ... Continue Reading →
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Snyder Signs on to Superman Reboot

Zack Snyder is returning to his comic book roots by agreeing to direct a new Superman feature film. Snyder previously adapted Frank Miller’s comic book 300 and the Alan Moore-Dave ... Continue Reading →