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BAFTA Announces Scholarship Recipients In UK and US
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the names of 21 students in financial need who will receive scholarships to study in the UK or US through the BAFTA scholarship programmes in the UK, Los Angeles and New York. (more...)

The Most Famous Reindeer of All Celebrates His 50th Anniversary on Television With a Collector's Edition DVD and Blu-ray''
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ One foggy Christmas in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer flew straight into the hearts of millions of Americans for whom watching RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER became an indispensable part of the holiday season. (more...)

Smile and Wave, Boys! Little Orbit Announces Penguins of Madagascar Video Game
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched! Worldwide video game publisher, Little Orbit, has entered into a licensing agreement with Dreamworks Animation to bring the Penguins of Madagascar exclusively to Nintendo platforms this holiday. In the game, players will be able to live the life of an elite penguin spy on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game will be showcased at the upcoming GameStop Expo on September 10 th and will launch on November 25 th. (more...)

Alvy Ray Smith, Glen Keane, and Tom McGrath to Speak at 2014 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy This Autumn
by Movies News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

"It is with extreme pride and great pleasure that I announce our 2014 VIEW Conference keynote speakers," says conference director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. "Alvy Ray Smith, Glen Keane, and Tom McGrath are highly respected gurus in the computer graphics and digital entertainment industry and we are immensely honored to host them in our beautiful city." (more...)

VFX Production Veteran Chris Del Conte Joins Legend3D
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legend3D, Inc, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion studio, announced that Emmy Award winner, Chris Del Conte, has joined the company as Vice President of Production in their Carlsbad studio. In his role at Legend3D, Del Conte will oversee all production aspects of the Carlsbad studio including stereo conversions of features, commercials and special venue projects. 'Legend3D offers the best in 3D conversion techniques and expertise to filmmakers around the globe and I'm very proud to become part of this team,' said Del Conte. Chris will share time between the Carlsbad office as well as the newly established Los Angeles 3D Hub. 'I am proud to work for a company like Legend3D that recognizes the importance of being competitive, but also remaining in California to utilize the unbridled local talent pool.' (more...)

Breaking News: Samsung Explores the World of Mobile Virtual Reality with Gear VR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Samsung today introduced the next generation in wearable technology, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, enabling users to fully immerse themselves in a cinematic virtual reality environment. Powered by Oculus technology, the Samsung Gear VR delivers a completely new way to experience and consume mobile content. It continues Samsung's leadership in the wearable category through innovative technology and compelling design to expand the definition of mobile life. (more...)

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Arrives on DVD 11/11
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 29, 2014

Soaring past the $500 million mark at the global box office, Dreamworks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also 2014's highest grossing animated film to-date and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre. (more...)

DreamWorks Animation Stockholders Encouraged to Contact Securities Law Firm about Investigation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Securities lawyers at Dunnam & Dunnam announce an investigation of the board of Dreamworks Animation (DWA). Concerned DWA investors who purchased between October 29, 2013 and July 29, 2014 are encouraged to contact securities attorney Hamilton Lindley byclicking here. (more...)

The Year's #1 Movie in the World, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, Arrives on Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg and in association with Hasbro, Inc., Paramount Pictures' $1 billion worldwide blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction makes its highly-anticipated debut September 30, 2014 on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD. The film will be available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD September 16, 2014. (more...)

The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society and the National Association of Broadcasters to Present “Con-Tech 2015: the Preview Seminar” September 24, 2014 - Paramoun
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The event will bring together content professionals and executives tasked with managing the next generation of content technologies emerging in the marketplace in 2015. The seminar is open to entertainment industry professionals and will be held at the Paramount Pictures Studio Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

Tribune Media Names John Batter CEO Of Gracenote
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Tribune Media Company today announced the appointment of John Batter as chief executive officer of Gracenote and executive vice president of Tribune Media. An experienced technology and entertainment executive, Batter will set the strategic direction and drive growth for Gracenote's core music and video metadata and technology businesses, as well as lead the company's day-to-day operations. Batter will begin his new role at Gracenote on Sept. 2, reporting to Peter Liguori, president and chief executive officer of Tribune Media. (more...)

John Stevenson to Direct CG Animated Feature NOAH'S ARK
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company's first CG-animated feature inspired by “Noah's Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: CABARET Officially Finds Its Next 'Sally Bowles'; Show Extends Through Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning CABARET and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)

CBS Unveils DVD Collections of Current Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Just prior to their fall 2014 broadcast premieres, the latest seasons of TV's most popular series will arrive on DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution packed with exclusive bonus features. A collection of longstanding fan-favorite crime hits, such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Criminal Minds, join critically acclaimed dramas, The Good Wife, Elementary, Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-O (2010), along with the hilarious new series The Millers, for release on DVD including newly produced material only accessible through these special collections. (more...)

DreamWorks Animation Appoints Fazal Merchant as Chief Financial Officer
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Fazal Merchant is joining Dreamworks Animation as the company's Chief Financial Officer. (more...)

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Appear at EXPENDABLES 3 VIP Screening at The Venetian Macao, 8/22
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Venetian Macao announced today that it will host Asia's only VIP screening experience for the opening of The Expendables 3 featuring live appearances by the blockbuster film's iconic lead actors, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, on August 22nd in celebration of the integrated resort's 7th anniversary. The most star-powered film franchise in history raises the bar to unprecedented heights with a dream team of global superstars, explosive stunts and mind-boggling weaponry as the mercenary group comes face to face with ruthless arms dealer and Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks whose mission is to wipe out the entire team. (more...)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Flies Past $500,000,000 at Global Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

On the heels of yesterday's opening day of $5.6 million in China, Dreamworks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 soared past the $500 million mark at the global box office. (more...)

International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Announces Technology & New Product Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Technology & New Product Awards winners have previously included: Dreamworks Animation (DWA), IMAX, RealD and many other leading technology and product developers in this industry. (more...)

VIDEO: All-New PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Trailer is Here!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

An all-new trailer from Dreamworks Animation's PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR has debuted. The film hits theaters on November 26. Get a first look below! (more...)

DreamWorks Press Delivers A Real Page-Swiper To Kids This Summer With Launch Of Premium Interactive Story App Featuring DreamWorks' Dragons Franchise
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ DreamWorks Press today released a groundbreaking, premium interactive story app based on the world and beloved characters from DreamWorks' Dragon franchise. Following the launch of their publishing division, DreamWorks Press: Dragons is the studio's first self-published story app, allowing readers to train their own dragons, explore unseen lands, and become the lead character within brand-new Dragon tales. The app is the initial installment in a series for which subsequent chapters will become available, continuing the reader's adventure with Hiccup and Toothless. The app is available at Apple's iOS store and will retail for $4.99 with later chapters retailing for $.99 this fall. The app's three reading levels will target fans ages 5 and under, 6 to 8, and 9 to 11 years old. (more...)

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