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Redefining Family Time: The World's Biggest Tablets Made for Sharing -- nabi Big Tab HD 20' and nabi Big Tab HD 24' -- Now Available at Retail Redefining Family Time: The World's Biggest Tablets Made for Sharing -- nabi Big Tab HD 20' and nabi Big Tab HD 24' -- Now Available at Retail
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, CA -  Just in time for the holidays, Fuhu, Inc., the creator of the award-winning nabi® tablet the world's first Android tablet built just for kids and the foremost innovator of technology for kids and their families has announced that its highly anticipated nabi Big Tab HD™ 20' and nabi Big Tab HD™ 24' will hit retail stores now. Redefining the tablet industry by ushering in a new larger format category, the nabi Big Tab HD 20' and 24' represent the world's biggest Android tablets and are designed as collaborative devices intended for kids and families to play together, create together and experience story time and media together. Upon their unveiling this past August, the nabi Big Tab HD line captured global media attention, being hailed as an impressive innovation in the tablet space. The Wall Street Journal proclaimed, 'Two little thumbs up for one big tablet...with the Big Tab, Fuhu found a way to differentiate from the iPads, Kindle Fires and Samsung Galaxy Tabs that dominate the tablet industry,' while Mashable cited, 'We checked out the Big Tab and came away pretty impressed.' (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL, 11/8-23Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL, 11/8-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will present Shrek The Musical, November 8-23, 2015 at the Arts United Center. (more...)

The Most Critically-Acclaimed Film of the Year, Director Richard Linklater's 12-Year Cinematic Masterpiece BOYHOOD, Debuts on Blu-Ray Combo Pack January 6, 2015The Most Critically-Acclaimed Film of the Year, Director Richard Linklater's 12-Year Cinematic Masterpiece BOYHOOD, Debuts on Blu-Ray Combo Pack January 6, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Filmed over the course of 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason. A box office hit from IFC Films that has garnered universal critical acclaim, BOYHOOD achieved a rare 99% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, earned an unprecedented score of 100 on Metacritic and is the first film to receive an A+ score from Entertainment Weekly's Critical Mass. The film stars Academy Award nominee* Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater and Ellar Coltrane as Mason. (more...)

INSIDE OUT: TRUE STORIES OF AN UNBELIEVABLE FAMILY to Play Southside Theater, 11/7-8INSIDE OUT: TRUE STORIES OF AN UNBELIEVABLE FAMILY to Play Southside Theater, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Stephen Kearin, known as one of the finest improvisers on the scene today (3 FOR ALL, Impro Theatre), brings his long-awaited solo performance, "INSIDE OUT: True Stories of an Unbelievable Family" to San Francisco on Friday and Saturday, November 7th and 8th, 8:30 pm at the Southside Theater (Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street, Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123.) First debuted in November of 2013 to a sold-out house at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, Kearin is delighted to introduce his show to San Francisco where his improvised acting career first started 27 years ago with BATS Improv. Ticket prices are $35 advance online, $40 at the door and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets: http://inside-out.brownpapertickets.com/ For more information call 650-728-8400 or visit: www.fortmason.org/events/events-details?id=3071&start=2014-11-07&end=2014-11-08. (more...)

Jim Parsons to Star in Roundabout's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Benefit Reading This Winter; Scott Ellis DirectsJim Parsons to Star in Roundabout's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Benefit Reading This Winter; Scott Ellis Directs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome back four-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," Roundabout's Harvey) in a hilarious one-night-only reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly's Merton of the Movies. This rollicking evening will be helmed by Roundabout's Adams Associate Artistic Director, six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis (Roundabout's Harvey, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), currently represented on Broadway with You Can't Take It With You. (more...)

Fuhu and Fanlala Launch nabi Radio - a First of its Kind Music Streaming Service for the Entire FamilyFuhu and Fanlala Launch nabi Radio - a First of its Kind Music Streaming Service for the Entire Family
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

EL SEGUNDO andSANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Fanlala, the leading online lifestyle destination for teens and tweens, and Fuhu, Inc., creator of thenabi tablet the world's first Android tablet built just for kids, today announced a strategic partnership to launch nabi Radio, a first-of-its-kind, family-friendly and kid-focused music streaming service on the nabi DreamTab HD8. (more...)

Alec Baldwin And Kevin Spacey Duke It Out In Diapers For DreamWorks Animation's Upcoming Comedy Boss BabyAlec Baldwin And Kevin Spacey Duke It Out In Diapers For DreamWorks Animation's Upcoming Comedy Boss Baby
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Academy Award nominee Alec Baldwin suits up to play the boss (who FYI, is a total baby) in DreamWorks Animation's upcoming comedy feature Boss Baby. Joined by two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey who will take on the role of corporate uber-villain (and baby nemesis) Francis E. Francis, the two will duke it out for the proverbial 'World's Best Boss' mug. Inspired by Marla Frazee's award-winning picture book of the same name (Publishers WeeklyBest Children's Picture Book of the Year in 2010), the CG film will be released by 20 th Century Fox on March 18, 2016. (more...)

JumpStart' Launches School Of Dragons: Alchemy AdventureJumpStart' Launches School Of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ JumpStart, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced the launch of its new mobile game School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure, the second game to be launched as part of the School of Dragons brand. School of Dragons is JumpStart's wildly successful multiplayer game based on DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon franchise, which has gained international popularity since its launch in July 2013. Now available via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, online and, for those older players, Facebook, the all-new game School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure enables players to learn about the Periodic Table of Elements and match compounds in a fun and dynamic experience. It is the first learning-based Match-3 game to give players a learning edge in chemistry, elements and compounds. (more...)

CAMERIMAGE Announces 3D Film CompetitionCAMERIMAGE Announces 3D Film Competition
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has assembled a distinguished roster of esteemed individuals from the world of cinema to serve as jurors in its 3D Films Competition category. (more...)

Lionsgate Acquires Worldwide Distribution Rights for  The SMOSH MovieLionsgate Acquires Worldwide Distribution Rights for The SMOSH Movie
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Expanding its presence in the creation and delivery of branded digital content, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, today announced the acquisition of distribution rights to The SMOSH Movie (more...)

Kerry Phelan Named Lionsgate EVP of Global Franchise Management and Strategic PartnershipsKerry Phelan Named Lionsgate EVP of Global Franchise Management and Strategic Partnerships
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Lionsgate has named Kerry Phelan to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President of Global Franchise Management and Strategic Partnerships (more...)

FALL KIDS FEST 2014 to Kick Off 10/18 in Madison Square ParkFALL KIDS FEST 2014 to Kick Off 10/18 in Madison Square Park
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Madison Square Park Conservancy today announced Fall Kids Fest 2014, a day of free outdoor fun for children taking place in Madison Square Park on Saturday, October 18 from 11am-2pm. (more...)

BAFTA Announces Scholarship Recipients In UK and USBAFTA 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''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 GameSmile and Wave, Boys! Little Orbit Announces Penguins of Madagascar Video Game
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 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 AutumnAlvy Ray Smith, Glen Keane, and Tom McGrath to Speak at 2014 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy This Autumn
by Movies News Desk - Sep 4, 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 Legend3DVFX Production Veteran Chris Del Conte Joins Legend3D
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 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 VRBreaking News: Samsung Explores the World of Mobile Virtual Reality with Gear VR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 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'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 InvestigationDreamWorks 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...)

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