Nancy Carson Named Executive VP, Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Nancy Carson has been named Executive Vice President, Distribution, for Warner Bros. Pictures International. In her expanded role, Carson is responsible for overseeing matters related to film distribution internationally. Carson is the subsidiary’s primary liaison with Warner Home Video, focusing on international release windows, and with Corporate Finance on budgeting and forecasting issues relating to […]

Miles R. Gilburne to Step Down from Time Warner’s Board of Directors

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Miles R. Gilburne has decided not to stand for re-election to Time Warner’s Board of Directors in 2006. Gilburne said in a statement, “…I have concluded that my expertise and skills can best be leveraged at this time as a participant in younger companies with a more exclusive focus on digital products and services for […]

CPM Announces New York Comic-Con Guests

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Central Park Media will be attending the February 24 – 26 New York Comic-Con on the East Coast. In addition to hosting numerous panels, offering show specials, screenings and premieres, CPM is bringing four guests to the convention whose works are representative of the diverse catalog of anime, graphic novel and live action releases that […]

Viz Media to Release "Naoki Urasawa’s Monster"

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
VIZ Media has announced the release of Naoki Urasawa’s Monster — an award-winning, critically acclaimed, new 18-volume manga series. Naoki Urasawa’s Monster is filled with suspense, political intrigue, and the emotional roller-coaster a talented doctor must undergo when faced with a tragic past that unfolds when he makes a moral choice that changes his life […]

Viz Media and Simon & Schuster Expand Distribution Agreement

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Simon & Schuster, Inc. and VIZ Media, LLC. (VIZ Media) have announced that Simon & Schuster will handle domestic sales for all lines of books from VIZ Media’s book division effective January 2006. Simon & Schuster has been the distributor of Viz Media manga titles since June 2004, providing retail and wholesale distribution services including […]

Animated Exeter Runs February 13 – 25

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Animated Exeter, a U.K. animation festival, will run from February 13 – 25. The festival will feature the following panels: “Staying On” Animation is becoming a more exciting subject for further education and academic research as Joan Ashworth, Head of Animation at the Royal College of Art explains. “Animation Now” This panel will discuss starting […]

"Four-Dimensional" Animated Racing IMAX Film in Shanghai

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2006
A news report in the Shanghai Daily states that the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum has spent $140,000 to upgrade its IMAX theatre to show a “four-dimensional” animated racing movie for the Chinese New Year’s holidays, beginning on January 29, 2006. The improvements will allow shaking chairs and blowing wind and snow to simulate being […]

‘Corpse Bride’ Press Release

by on January 19, 2006
WHV has released the official press release for the upcoming January 31st DVD release of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: Burbank, CA. – On January 31st, you are invited to live it up with the no longer living, when Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride arrives on DVD from Warner Home Video. Sprung from the imagination of director […]

New English Dubs of "Totoro" and "Whisper" Tonight on TCM

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2006 is noting the debut of the two new English dubs for Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro and Whisper of the Heart tonight, January 19, 2006, on Turner Classic Movies. They note that this is the first time Disney has aired a movie on commercial TV before the home video release. Both movies are due […]

Satellite TV Providers to Offer "Family-Friendly" Channel Packages

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2006
DIRECTV and EchoStar, the nation’s two largest satellite TV providers, have announced that they will offer “family-friendly” channel packages to their subscribers, bowing to regulatory pressure that has also compelled Comcast and Time-Warner Cable to offer similar packages (registration required). DIRECTV’s offering will begin in April, offering 40 channels including Toon Disney, Boomerang, Noggin, PBS […]