To acknowledge and celebrate the creative talent within Ireland’s animation, VFX and gaming industries, Animation Ireland has introduced its first-ever awards ceremony. Up for Best Animated Preschool Series is Lily’s Driftwood Bay (pictured) from Sixteen South.
Bridge to Terabithia and The Chronicles of Narnia producer Walden Media is coming aboard to co-finance and co-produce DreamWorks Studios’ film adaption of Roald Dahl’s beloved book, The BFG.
UK-based Mind Candy is ramping up marketing efforts for its World of Warriors mobile game.
- Microsoft’s Phil Spencer on developing games for HoloLens (Recode)
- TIFF’s International Kids Film Festival to include Wallace & Gromit and Snoopy films (CTV News)
- Chill at the till: Study finds frigid temps freeze retail sales (CSA)
- After successfully launching Lego Friends, the brick-maker turns its attention to elves (BusinessReport)
From the mag: How Discovery Family Channel (formerly The Hub Network) is strengthening co-viewing with a broader focus on families in primetime.
As any content producer and brand owner can attest, games have the potential to greatly extend a property in the digital realm. But for renowned digital designer and Playmatics CCO and co-founder Nicholas Fortugno, games have far more power than just extending the brand—they have the potential to create one as well.
Saban Brands has appointed Zofia Karpinska as the company’s director of distribution for emerging markets.
- Twitter makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For list for the first time (Mashable)
- Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody tapped to write next draft of upcoming live-action Barbie film (Deadline)
- How mobile video is redefining the concept of watching TV (Advanced Television)
- Warner Bros. boss on why we haven’t gotten bored of the superhero trend (Hollywood Reporter)