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Toronto-based animation house Arc Productions, recently acquired by a Canadian ownership group from Starz Media, has hired Stephanie Denton to head its Los Angles office as senior VP of sales and business development. Prior to joining Arc, Denton accrued 24 years of experience many of them as president of international [...]
Shoreline Entertainment and Perfect Circle Productions have partnered to launch Straightline Animation, a division dedicated to the acquisition and production of animated feature films and television. Headed by Dean English, Straightline Animation is designed to combine the market know-how of Shoreline Entertainment with the creator-friendly atmosphere of the division’s team. [...]
Skyreader Media, a recently established division of Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group, announces the launch of its Skyreader platform for quickly turning books and other intellectual properties into interactive eBook apps for the iPhone, iPad and other emerging tablet devices. Created to deliver Skywriter’s library of TV properties and more [...]
Little Tugboat Academy is kicking off its offerings with a three-day course titled “How to Make a Great Preschool Series,” to be held July 8-10 at Cuppa Coffee Studios in Toronto. The course is designed both for professionals and beginners who want to learn what it takes to make and [...]
Arc Productions — formerly Starz Animation — has signed with Paradigm for representation as it offers its visual effects and animation services for hire and develops its own intellectual properties. The Toronto-based studio, which animated the recent hit feature film Gnomeo & Juliet, was purchased in April by a group [...]
A new Canadian production company called Little Tugboat has been launched by a former Treehouse exec and some support from Little Airplane founder Josh Selig. Based in Toronto, Brenda Nietupski is the owner and president. She formerly was director of programming at Treehouse and Discovery Kids Canada. Selig is VP [...]
Starz Animation Toronto has signed to animate the lead character in Robosapien: Rebooted, a feature film produced by former Marvel exec Avi Arad and Steven Paul. The film, about a robot boy and human boy who together fight an evil organization and rescue the boy’s kidnapped parents. The movie will [...]