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With the seemingly infinite amount of entertainment devices swarming today’s living rooms, Microsoft is hoping to zero in on one. The company has announced long-awaited details surrounding Xbox One, an all-encompassing entertainment system that delivers games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.
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Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) has accumulated a crop of global marketing partners – and an unprecedented US$250 million in total media value – in advance of the July 3 release of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2.
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The pact is part of a strategy by Toronto-based eOne to expand into developing licensing programs for brands conceived in the non-linear space for a broader audience.
The second annual Asian Animation Summit, which is designed to showcase Asia’s strongest animated projects looking for investors and partners, will take place in Phuket, Thailand from December 9-11, 2013.
The hardest thing about having a blog is coming up with something to write about every week. Five hundred words may not sound like a lot but it is when you have nothing to say. Typically I just write about myself but, trust me, that topic gets just as old for me as it does for you. Even my mother suggested that I change it up.
The start of a new project is an exhilarating time and – let’s be honest – a terrifying thing. As someone who’s been on core teams in both the conceptualization and production phases on countless TV shows and games, I’ve spent a lot of time in this space. So here are a few coping mechanisms and tools I draw on to make sure I’m on the right track as I get down to the business of making stuff.
With help from Bob Bain Productions, the producers behind Fox’s Teen Choice Awards and Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, children’s cablenet The Hub has announced it will broadcast its first annual Hub Halloween Bash live event in late October.
M6 head of children’s programming Morgann Favennec is joining new Paris-based distributor Superights Family Entertainment, founded by French companies Axone Invest and Superprod, which will focus solely on live-action and animated family and youth entertainment.