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BBC Studios and Lionsgate Television Announce Partnership to Jointly Create Original Programming and Scripted Formats for U.S. Market

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BBC Studios Los Angeles and Lionsgate Television have teamed up to identify, co-develop and co-fund scripted formats and original intellectual property for the U.S. market. As part of the first look agreement, the parties will create original series and draw upon the extensive formats from the prestigious BBC catalog. The BBC …

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Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Team Up with Girl Scouts of the USA to Inspire and Foster the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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In just a few months, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will team up with the DC Super Hero Girls to inspire more girls to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world. The program gives girls real-world experiences managing money, setting goals, …

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21st Century Fox Board Announces Amended and Restated Merger Agreement With Disney

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21CF”) (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) announced today that it has entered into an amended and restated merger agreement with The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) (NYSE: DIS) pursuant to which Disney has agreed to acquire for a  price of $38 per 21CF share the same businesses Disney agreed …

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Funimation Showcases Major Licensing Push With Top Anime Properties at Licensing Expo 2018

Casting a spotlight on the pop cultural status and ever-increasing appeal of anime, Funimation today released details on its major licensing push to aggressively address consumer demand for anime-related merchandise. To support these efforts, Funimation will be exhibiting at this year’s Licensing Expo 2018 (Booth #U252) and will showcase ten …

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Scooter Braun and David Maisel Form New Entertainment Studio, Mythos Studios

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Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects, and David Maisel, Founding Chairman of Marvel Studios, announce a new entertainment joint venture, Mythos Studios. To launch the new venture Mythos Studios has acquired a 50% stake in Aspen Comics, as well as the entertainment rights for the comic book company’s intellectual property, including the iconic artwork, …

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VIZ Media And Verizon Announce Anime Content Distribution Deal

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VIZ Media and Verizon Communications announced a content distribution agreement to feature some of VIZ Media’s renowned anime content on Verizon’s go90 streaming platform. The following fan-favorite VIZ Media anime series are available now to stream for free from the go90 app on iOS, Android or at go90.com: ACCEL WORLD –  …

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Dabel Brothers Publishing To Join The Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Family Of Partners

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Zac Brown’s Southern Ground is pleased to announce the addition of Dabel Brothers Publishing to the Southern Ground family of partners. Dabel Brothers will become the publishing arm for the company and already have several upcoming books in the works. Collaborating and producing work with Brown, Dabel Brothers Publishing will roll …

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Sony Interactive Entertainment America And Ideas United Launch Playstation Emerging Filmmakers Program

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Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA), in collaboration with Ideas United and its creative collective, We Make, announced the launch of the PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program in the United States. The initiative is aimed at harnessing the creativity and talent of budding filmmakers to cultivate these ideas into a television series. …

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Salt Lake Comic Con’s Legal Battle with San Diego Comic-Con International Takes a Surprising Turn

Salt Lake Comic Con founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg were scheduled for depositions and a settlement conference with the United States District Court Judge Jan Adler in San Diego on June 15, 2017. It was hoped the conference would bring a reasonable settlement in the ongoing legal battle with …

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