COMPANIES / TV
Paris-based producer/distributor Cyber Group Studios and The Jim Henson Company have joined forces for the first time in a co-production collaboration that will see two new book-based animated children’s series come to market.
- Russo brothers to take over billion-dollar Avengers franchise from Joss Whedon (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Hulu vets officially launch online video subscription service Vessel, but will consumers buy in to its mini-YouTube format? (Tech Crunch)
- DreamWorks and Pixar animators launch Indiegogo campaign for new animated series (Indiegogo)
- Disney app Tsum Tsum hits the US$300 million mark in revenue, driven by Japanese mobile messaging service Line (Games Industry)
- Adding up the audience views: PBS KIDS’ math-based show Odd Squad pulls strong January ratings (Forbes)
- With more competition than ever from emerging video sites, can YouTube retain the same number of eyeballs? (Variety)
- Netflix Australia undercuts its local competitors with low US$6.99 per month pricing (Variety)
- As more viewers cut the cord, content companies are making the jump to OTT (Mashable)
Former Scholastic Media exec Caroline Fraser (pictured) is joining the company as its new VP of program development and acquisition alongside Leigh Zarelli, who becomes the new SVP of consumer brands.
Championing women and diversity in film, the inaugural Bentonville Film Festival will take place from May 5 to 9 in Bentonville, Arkansas.