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DreamWorks and the Philippines Stage Animation Games Despite Warning from Disney

DreamWorks and the Philippines Stage Animation Games Despite Warning from Disney

Bob Lincoln September 17, 2012 0

500 DreamWorks and Filipino artists waded ashore Saturday in a mock assault to seize an animation production studio, a drill Disney claimed would have dire consequences on the future of peaceful animated feature distribution..... 

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President Hollande Presses India to Stop Bringing Shitty Animated Content to MIPCOM

President Hollande Presses India to Stop Bringing Shitty Animated Content to MIPCOM

Bob Lincoln August 30, 2012 47

French President François Hollande earlier today urged the Indian government to save everyone valuable time, energy and money by putting an end to the ridiculous practice of bringing really shitty animated content to MIPCOM..... 

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InfoGraphic: Issues That Most Concern California Visual Effects Artists

InfoGraphic: Issues That Most Concern California Visual Effects Artists

Bob Lincoln August 24, 2012 3

California now finds itself sitting center stage in a global battle over visual effects production work.  The ancestral home of the industry is struggling against global VFX studio expansion fueled by film production cost-cutting.... 

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U.S. Special Forces Take Control of Annecy Ticketing and Party Invite System

U.S. Special Forces Take Control of Annecy Ticketing and Party Invite System

Bob Lincoln June 7, 2012 0

In a daring surprise raid, U.S. Special Forces took over operations of the Annecy Animation Festival screening reservation and party invitation systems early Tuesday morning. Government officials said the operation, carried out by members.... 

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World Powers Urge Iran to Broadcast Adult Swim

World Powers Urge Iran to Broadcast Adult Swim

Bob Lincoln May 23, 2012 0

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council yesterday called on Iran to back up their claim that a suspected nuclear research site is nothing more than an animation studio by broadcasting a.... 

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Global Animation Industry Employment Trends: Q1 2012

Global Animation Industry Employment Trends: Q1 2012

Bob Lincoln May 3, 2012 0

The Institute for a Better Tomorrow has just released its Q1 2012 Global Animation Industry Employment Trends report, a comprehensive assessment of current labor trends and workplace conditions. The following Executive Summary is a.... 

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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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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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Images Reportedly Show Extensive North Korean Preparations for Doctor Who Convention

Images Reportedly Show Extensive North Korean Preparations for Doctor Who Convention

Bob Lincoln April 4, 2012 0

Recent satellite images of a North Korean military complex show what appear to be rows of Tardises lined up next to a flatbed truck filled with Daleks, alongside other evidence of extensive and accelerated.... 

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Top Chinese Court Backs Steep Fee Increase for DVD Piracy Licenses

Top Chinese Court Backs Steep Fee Increase for DVD Piracy Licenses

Bob Lincoln April 3, 2012 3

The Supreme People’s Court in Beijing ruled on Monday that the government was justified in increasing the annual license fee charged owners of shops that sell pirated DVDs and software programs.  At issue was.... 

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Exec Miraculously Rescued from Unscheduled MIPtv Pitch Meeting

Exec Miraculously Rescued from Unscheduled MIPtv Pitch Meeting

Bob Lincoln April 2, 2012 1

A Canal + development exec, trapped against a hallway support beam for more than 15 minutes in conversation with a Bollywood producer pitching a kid’s animated TV special, was miraculously rescued yesterday by members.... 

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Nobel Peace Laureates Say No to Anime

Nobel Peace Laureates Say No to Anime

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 0

The Dalai Lama and 40 other Nobel laureates gathered near ground zero of the bombing of Hiroshima to call on people from around the world to support an end to Anime. The inaugural 2-day.... 

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Putin Blames Archer for Unrest

Putin Blames Archer for Unrest

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed Western provocateurs including ISIS agent Sterling Archer for heated opposition protests in Moscow.  Putin claimed activists were given “signals” by foreign agents after recent Parliamentary elections. Putin is.... 

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TV Animation Producers Taking Diverse Measures to Ensure Long-Term Profitability

TV Animation Producers Taking Diverse Measures to Ensure Long-Term Profitability

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 1

With MIPTV starting today, an independent market research firm has released the results of its most recent television animation production industry survey.  According to Copenhagen-based market research firm International Institute for a Better Tomorrow,.... 

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European Web Toon Distributers Fined €85 for Price Fixing

European Web Toon Distributers Fined €85 for Price Fixing

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 0

A French competitive business watchdog has imposed its largest web toon distributor price fixing fine in history on four of the biggest European web entertainment portals after it found they worked together to fix.... 

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