David Pritchard has been appointed prexy at animation and f/x house GigaPix Studio.
MTV goes to college. The Viacom net is buying Y2M, owner of the nation's largest network of online campus newspapers. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but price is said to be circa $20 million…
RTL Television and MTV Networks have inked with European satellite operator SES Astra for digital carriage in Germany. The fast-growing digital sector is one of the most dynamic markets in German…
Hyderabad-based animation producer Data Quest Entertainment has inked a 51:49 joint venture with Gallic toon house Onyx Films ("Renaissance") to produce high-end CG features.
Fledgling Web joint venture Yahoo! Telemundo is launching an online short film festival. Competish will enable Hispanic filmmakers to showcase their shorts on the Web.
There aren't too many winners in Gibsongate. But TMZ, the niche Web site that uncovered the original police report about the star's arrest and anti-Semitic outburst, is enjoying an unexpected vogue…
Sony Pictures TV has launched a direct-to-DVD arm as a means to distribute certain TV projects without a network attached. Division, named Culver Entertainment, will kick off with a new animated…
NBC U has named George Kliavkoff chief digital officer to oversee the development of digital business models and markets across all divisions of the company. Kliavkoff, a former exec VP with Major…
Toei Animation and Walt Disney Television Intl. Japan will jointly develop a show for Toon Disney's Jetix action/adventure strand. The joint project, a first for both companies, will combine CG and…
Director-producer Jonas McCord and former Pixar animator Seth Piezas are looking to line up about $27 million in financing for "Unnatural History," a proposed 65-episode animated children's series.