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  • Film Review: 'The Book of Life'

    The visuals outshine the story in "The Book of Life," a lively animated tale that mixes age-old myths with today's toon tropes. But what lovely visuals they are. The feature debut of smallscreen animator Jorge R. Gutierrez (co-creator of Nickelodeon's "El...
  • What's Behind SoftBank's Big Moves in Hollywood?

    Masayoshi Son, the telecommunications mogul behind Tokyo-based SoftBank, has become the first Japanese player in nearly 25 years -- since Matsushita's purchase of Universal Studios -- to buy his way into Hollywood. With the entertainment industry still...
  • BUSAN: CJ Entertainment Announces Next Year's Slate

    CJ Entertainment, which is enjoying its biggest ever year at the box office, has unveiled another powerhouse slate for 2014-15. Kicking off in December, it will release "Ode to My Father," a big-budget drama that marks the return to directing of JK Yoon,...
  • Andy Spahn, Jennifer Gonring Partner in Newly Named Firm

    Andy Spahn, political and philanthropic consultant for clients including Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, is changing the name of his firm to Gonring, Spahn & Associates, reflecting his partnership with Jennifer Gonring. Gonring, who has been CEO...
  • Carmel Film Festival to Screen 'Nightcrawler,' 'Whiplash'

    The Carmel International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 6th edition, which includes Jake Gyllenhaal's "Nightcrawler," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" and Sundance winner "Whiplash." The film festival, running Oct. 15-19 in Carmel, Ca.,...
  • YouTube's Smosh Guys on Making Their First Movie: 'We Had to Learn How to Act'

    For YouTube stars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox -- proprietors of popular comedy channel Smosh -- embarking on a feature-length movie was worlds apart from their day jobs. The duo star in "The Smosh Movie," a madcap misadventure based on their YouTube...
  • Netflix Picks Up 'Popples' Kidvid Series to Debut in 2015

    Netflix is turning 1980s-era toy line Popples, a species of fluffy, multicolored bear/rabbit/marsupial-like creatures, into an original episodic animated series set to debut in late 2015 as it continues to beef up its lineup of children's programming....
  • AwesomenessTV's Big Frame Hires Larry Shapiro, Fullscreen Head of Talent (Exclusive)

    Larry Shapiro, head of talent at YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen, is jumping ship to Big Frame, the MCN now owned by DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV, Variety has learned. At Big Frame, Shapiro will work with founder Sarah Penna to sign deals...
  • Netflix Orders 'Winx Club' Spinoff, as Streamer Keeps Up Kidvid Splurge

    Netflix, in another move to bulk up on original children's programming, has ordered two seasons of "Winx Club WOW: World of Winx," a spinoff of the "Winx Club" Italian toon franchise, in which girls embark on magical journeys looking for talented kids....
  • DreamWorks Animation in Talks to Sell to Japan's SoftBank

    DreamWorks Animation could soon have a new owner in Japan's SoftBank. Jeffrey Katzenberg is in talks to sell his toon studio to the conglomerate. The deal would value DWA at around $3.4 billion, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported...
  • DreamWorks Animation in talks to sell to Japan's SoftBank

    DreamWorks Animation in talks to sell to Japan's SoftBank
    DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies, is in talks to sell the company to Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank Corp., according to a person  familiar with the talks. Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief...