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Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

Bob Lincoln April 27, 2012 2

In a hastily assembled Friday press conference, five of the world’s top animation studios announced that by 2018, all their animated feature film and TV work will be produced by cage-free animators.  The group.... 

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Increasing Obesity at Studios Driving Up Commissary Costs, Afternoon Nap Rates

Increasing Obesity at Studios Driving Up Commissary Costs, Afternoon Nap Rates

Bob Lincoln April 26, 2012 1

Studios must do more to curb obesity, as commissary operation costs and productivity losses from afternoon naps are rising at an alarming rate, a group of international health officials are warning.  While some studios.... 

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InfoGraphic: Factors Leading to Rich Ross’ Sudden Resignation from Disney

InfoGraphic: Factors Leading to Rich Ross’ Sudden Resignation from Disney

Bob Lincoln April 20, 2012 0

Rich Ross’ sudden resignation earlier today as Disney Studio chairman sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry and ends speculation as to the possible fallout from recent film disasters Mars Needs Moms and John Carter. .... 

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InfoGraphic: Future Profit Strategies and Business Models for TV Animation Producers

InfoGraphic: Future Profit Strategies and Business Models for TV Animation Producers

Bob Lincoln April 20, 2012 0

Experts agree that the halcyon days of big money TV animation deals are a thing of the past. However, production executives differ greatly on profit strategies and business models ensuring long term survival.  A.... 

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Adobe CS6 Preview Draws Rave Reviews Among Bootleggers

Adobe CS6 Preview Draws Rave Reviews Among Bootleggers

Bob Lincoln April 18, 2012 0

The recent Adobe CS6 program suite preview, which includes new versions of Photoshop, Premier Pro and After Effects, has generated huge buzz within the software pirate community, with the anticipated late May 2012 release.... 

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Jason Statham Says No to ‘Tiny Transporter Adventures’ Animated Series

Jason Statham Says No to ‘Tiny Transporter Adventures’ Animated Series

Bob Lincoln April 15, 2012 0

It looks as if the brainchild of director Luc Besson and the Sesame Workshop will have to proceed without the talents of action star Jason Statham, who this past Friday officially bowed out of.... 

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New Girlfriend Wants to Trade Sex for Confidential Studio Info

New Girlfriend Wants to Trade Sex for Confidential Studio Info

Bob Lincoln April 15, 2012 0

This week, I try to help a confused young story artist at a major animation studio grapple with ethical decisions that have serious, possibly illegal and certainly immoral implications. Dear Bob: I have a.... 

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A&E Greenlights ‘Animation Festival Jury Wars’ Reality Series

A&E Greenlights ‘Animation Festival Jury Wars’ Reality Series

Bob Lincoln April 15, 2012 0

A&E announced it has greenlit production on a new original unscripted real-life series, Animation Festival Jury Wars, which follows an independent group of six animators assigned to the same pre-selection jury, who must live.... 

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Studios Snatching Up Cookbooks after Success of <i>Hunger Games</i>

Studios Snatching Up Cookbooks after Success of Hunger Games

Bob Lincoln April 12, 2012 1

The recent success of The Hunger Games has lead to a frenzy of rights licensing for fresh culinary-themed properties as studios try to turn the contemporary foodie craze into the next big formulaic feature.... 

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Sex with Interns on Location Shoots in Los Angeles Down 7% in Q1

Sex with Interns on Location Shoots in Los Angeles Down 7% in Q1

Bob Lincoln April 10, 2012 2

An overall increase in sex with interns during feature film shoots on Los Angeles streets was more than offset by a decrease in sex with interns on television shoots, according to figures released by.... 

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Teletoon Gives Series to Mediocre Animator Just To Shut Him Up

Teletoon Gives Series to Mediocre Animator Just To Shut Him Up

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 6

Fed up with constant phone calls to development execs, rambling misspelled blog posts and obnoxious drunken rants at film festivals, Canadian broadcaster Teletoon has signed mediocre Toronto animator Colin McKenzie to write, produce and.... 

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Syfy Appoints Noted CryptoZoologist as Head of Original Movie Naming

Syfy Appoints Noted CryptoZoologist as Head of Original Movie Naming

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 0

Reflecting the successful convergence of Syfy’s original movie production programming and the fantastic world of cryptid legendry, the channel this past Wednesday named world-renown cryptozoologist Dr. Colin Kraken-Daft to the newly created development position.... 

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Slept With Boss and He Gets Fired – Can I Ask HR About My Raise?

Slept With Boss and He Gets Fired – Can I Ask HR About My Raise?

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 0

This week, I try to help a young agency executive navigate the treacherous waters of office romance and learn an important lesson of how best to use sex for her career advancement. Dear Bob:.... 

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Animators-Only Dating Website Signs Up 45th Subscriber

Animators-Only Dating Website Signs Up 45th Subscriber

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 1

Specialized dating websites come and go all the time.  Now, the brainchild of two former animators, IOnlyDateAnimators.com, has reached a milestone, claiming to have signed up its 45th subscriber after only 6 months online..... 

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California Lawmakers OK Exec-Led Prayers at Studios

California Lawmakers OK Exec-Led Prayers at Studios

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 0

The California State Legislature has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow senior executive-led prayer at entertainment studios, according to a Sacramento Bee report. Introduced by Burbank Councilwoman Maria Key-Freym and known as the.... 

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