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MWM Backs New Media Co. Wonderstorm from Riot Games Alums

MWM (formerly Madison Wells Media), a diversified entertainment and media company founded by Gigi Pritzker and Clint Kisker, is backing newly formed “story and play” studio ... Continue Reading →
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Game School Online Opens Winter Enrollment

Game School Online — the first and only tuition-free online videogame development school, launched in April — has opened enrollment for its winter term, which begins in ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam’s ‘Mr. Magoo’ Finds New Fans in Asia

Paris-based studio Xilam Animation has announced a raft of series sales in time for the Asia TV Forum this week. The studio has signed a presale for its brand new animated series Mr. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Coco’ Sweeps the Box Office in U.S. and China

Coco, Disney/Pixar’s Day of the Dead-themed movie, certainly brought the U.S. box office to life with a $71.2 million Thanksgiving Weekend. Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Star’ and ‘Breadwinner’ Deliver Good Weekend Numbers

While the live-action Warner/D.C. feature Justice League landed on top of the weekend box office, two animated features Sony’s The Star and GKIDS The Breadwinner also performed ... Continue Reading →
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WB Wins Bid War for ‘Paddington 2’

Deadline reports that StudioCanal’s charming family sequel Paddington 2 has been snatched up for US distribution by Warner Bros., following a scramble to find the little bear from ... Continue Reading →
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Weinstein Co. Tries to Find New Parent for ‘Paddington 2′

StudioCanal’s live-action/CG-animated feature Paddington 2 enjoyed a great opening box office in the U.K, beating heavy-hitters such as Murder on the Orient Express and Thor: ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Director Conrad Vernon Conjures ‘Addams Family’ Flick

Veteran animation artist, writer, director and voice artist Conrad Vernon has signed on to direct MGM’s upcoming animated The Addams Family feature, according to Variety. Vernon, ... Continue Reading →
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Robin Joseph Launches New Short ‘Fox and the Whale’

As a freelance production designer and concept artist, Robin Joseph’s clients have included major studios such as Pixar, Illumination, DreamWorks, Blue Sky and Sony. But the Indian-born ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Interactive CEO Andrew House Steps Down

Following six years as the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Andrew House will be stepping down. Replacing him will be John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera, formerly deputy president ... Continue Reading →