Every MIP that I’ve attended has had a unique personality. But MIPTV 2014 had no personality. There were no big announcements. No global deals. And, apparently, no new trends unless delivering a show in 4K could be considered a trend (yawn). This was the Back-To-The-Grind MIP. Or, maybe, the Who-Is-Still-Here MIP.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as CEO of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of production company The Foundation at the end of this month, Zodiak Media has confirmed.
A line Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles specialty figures – including a four-foot-tall rendering of Michelangelo – and interactive toys are in the works at Jakks Pacific following a licensing deal between the US toymaker and Nickelodeon.
Maker Studios? board of directors and a majority of its shareholders has approved the company?s $500 million-plus sale to Disney, a Maker spokesperson announced today, after the court denies a request by ex-Maker CEO Danny Zapper and three other Maker co-founders for a temporary injunction stopping the vote.
Make way for Relativity Media. The television and film studio is trying to scoop up YouTube multi-channel network Maker Studios from Disney with a last-minute bid worth up to US$1.1 billion.