BLOGS / Bridging The Gap
In light of the FTC’s recent ruling that Focus Education made unproven claims about its Jungle Rangers game, David Kleeman shares how developers and companies can avoid ending up in this position.
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman announced today that the new kids programming platform will be an effort to reach the fast-growing mobile market.
PEOPLE MOVES / TV
Laura Clunie is joining Spin Master Entertainment as its new VP of creative affairs, girls and preschool.
COMPANIES / NEWS / PEOPLE MOVES
On the heels of Michelle Raimo Kouyate’s departure as production president of Sony Pictures Animation, the studio has tapped DreamWorks Animation vet Kristine Belsonas its new president.
The Jim Henson Company’s third-party licensing and distribution label, HIP (Henson Independent Properties), has struck a number of broadcast and digital licensing deals for preschool series Lily’s Driftwood Bay.
SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video UK is diving deeper into kids programming, thanks to a new multi-program deal with FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.
Hasbro is once again soliticiting fans to help design a new Transformers character.
- Webinar: COPPA enforcement and lessons learned from Yelp, TinyCo and past FTC cases (kidSAFE)
- YouTube network Fullscreen launches film division starring digital-native talent (The Hollywood Reporter)
- With Pixar vets on hand, Oculus to make virtual reality movies (Wall Street Journal)
- Substance over style: Predictions for this year’s gaming industry (The Guardian)