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Technicolor announces merge of Mill Film and MR. X brands

Technicolor announces the merger of MR. X and Mill Film, under the MR. X name, bringing together the expertise and creativity of both brands into a stronger united entity. MR. X now becomes a VFX studio crossing four time zones, spanning Canada, the United States, Australia and...

Disney World to open gates for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom

Disney World will reopen its gates, ending a long closure of the park that left the Walt Disney Company reeling. The Disney theme park, which employs around 70,000 people, plans to begin a phased reopening on 11 July for its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Disney...

ViacomCBS launches reusable face masks with Nickelodeon characters

ViacomCBS Consumer Products has announced to have made agreements with multiple global licensees to create face masks featuring iconic characters from many popular Nickelodeon properties. The characters featured are SpongeBob SquarePants, which is available now at the SpongeBob Shop, as well as PAW Patrol, Blue’s Clues &...

Sony LIV launches version 2.0 with a new logo and interface

OTT platform SonyLIV, from the house of Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India, has launched SonyLIV 2.0 – a brand new logo and interface, refreshed user experience, enhanced brand identity and new premium content. The phased rollout of SonyLIV 2.0 will complete in an estimated duration of three...

Netflix announces upgrade on Basic and Standard plans

Netflix has announced to offer free one-tier upgrades to a more expensive plan for the first 30 days of one’s subscription, through another new promo. Only available to new Netflix subscribers, the offer applies to the basic Rs. 499 and standard Rs. 649 plans, which means one...

Maharashtra CM asks action plan from Film and Media industry to resume shooting

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked the entertainment industry to prepare an action plan on the limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities. Fresh off the heels of the plea sent by FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) on Tuesday appealing to the Maharashtra Chief...

FWICE appeals to Maharashtra government allowance in starting postproduction work

Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Tuesday implored the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow the resumption of post-production work in a letter. FWICE also emphasized the fact that resuming post-production work will help many technicians and daily wage workers who have been the...

Martin Pasko, writer of DC Comics dies at 65

DC Comics writer, Martin Pasko, best known for his work on DC properties in both comic books and television, died Sunday night of natural causes. He was 65. Pasko was well-known for his comic book runs on Superman, Action Comics, Saga of the Swamp Thing, and Justice League...

Toon Boom launches online courses for animators

Toon Boom Animation has launched a range of training courses enabling artists of all levels to learn or up-skill their abilities in their award-winning 2D animation solutions, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Toon Boom Harmony. Enrollees can develop Fundamental, Specialized and Advanced skills in a matter of...

The Academy Of Motion Pictures to change a few rules due to Corona Virus

Given coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Hollywood, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new rules on Tuesday for the 93rd Academy Awards that will allow movies that debuted on digital or streaming platforms to qualify for Best Picture. There are catches, however, the foremost being...