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Mireille Soria to head Paramount Animation

10 July 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Former DreamWorks Animation senior executive to work closely with Viacom brands.

Paramount Pictures on Monday announced producer Mireille Soria has been named president of Paramount Animation.

Soria most recently served as co-president of feature animation at DreamWorks Animation where she oversaw creative development and production on the likes of The Boss Baby and Trolls.

She also produced Fox’s Captain Underpants and the Madagascar franchise among others, including the Fox-DreamWorks Animation animated TV series Neighbors From Hell for TBS.  

Soria reports to president of the motion picture group Marc Evans and a will work closely with the brands under the umbrella of Paramount parent company Viacom in line with Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish’s broad mandate to foster synergy.

Prior to DreamWorks Animation, Soria had a producing agreement with Fox Family Pictures. She was a vice-president of production at Disney and before that served at the Steve Tisch Company and ABC.

“Mireille is a seasoned »

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Paramount Names Mireille Soria Animation President

10 July 2017 11:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Paramount Pictures has named Mireille Soria president of Paramount Animation, where she will report to Marc Evans, president of the Motion Picture Group. Soria previously served as co-president of feature animation at DreamWorks Animation until last December.

At Dwa, Soria oversaw the animated movies Trolls and Boss Baby and recently produced Captain Underpants. She also produced the movies in the Madagascar franchise, which grossed nearly $1.9 billion worldwide, as well as earlier films such as Home, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

At Paramount, Soria will be responsible for all operations of the animation »

- Gregg Kilday

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Paramount Names Mireille Soria President of Animation

10 July 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mireille Soria has been named President of Animation at Paramount Pictures, the studio announced Monday. She’ll report to Motion Picture Group President Marc Evans, and will be responsible for all operations of the animation group from creative development to release Soria most recently served as Co-President of Animation at DreamWorks Animation, overseeing hits like “Trolls” and Alec Baldwin’s sleeper “Boss Baby.” She also served as a producer on the “Madagascar” franchise, which earned over $1.9 billion worldwide. Also Read: Tom Cruise 'Top Gun' Sequel Gets Release Date From Paramount “Mireille is a seasoned producer and filmmaker and »

- Matt Donnelly

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Wamg Giveaway – Win Monster Hunt on DVD

18 June 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Monster Hunt, one of China’s highest-grossing movies of all time is currently available on DVD in the Us via FilmRise and Mvd Entertainment Group.

Now you can own the Monster Hunt DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has Two copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie with the word ‘Monster’ in the title? (mine is Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses.  No P.O. Boxes.  No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

Made for around $50 million, Monster Hunt has grossed over $390 million to set China’s all-time box office record. It beat out several foreign titles to get there, including Furious 7, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Avatar. Directed by »

- Tom Stockman

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Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films

16 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Even though the worlds of film and TV are converging more than ever before, it’s interesting to note just how many of the people behind the biggest films of the year have tried their hand at TV work in the past.

Get Out” director Jordan Peele never officially directed an episode of his long-running Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele,” but his debut film currently sits at No. 7 on the year’s domestic box office list. Go up and down the rest of that chart and you’ll find movies from directors who’ve made valuable contributions to TV comedies and dramas alike.

Most of these episodes were pilots or season premieres, ways for directors to help establish a template or shorthand for what governs life in front of and behind the camera for the duration of these series. While some of these filmmakers took multiple opportunities in the TV director’s seat, »

- Steve Greene

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Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films

16 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Even though the worlds of film and TV are converging more than ever before, it’s interesting to note just how many of the people behind the biggest films of the year have tried their hand at TV work in the past.

Get Out” director Jordan Peele never officially directed an episode of his long-running Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele,” but his debut film currently sits at No. 7 on the year’s domestic box office list. Go up and down the rest of that chart and you’ll find movies from directors who’ve made valuable contributions to TV comedies and dramas alike.

Most of these episodes were pilots or season premieres, ways for directors to help establish a template or shorthand for what governs life in front of and behind the camera for the duration of these series. While some of these filmmakers took multiple opportunities in the TV director’s seat, »

- Steve Greene

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Grangel Studio Boards ‘Dinogames’ From Moonbite Games and Dream Team Concept (Exclusive)

16 June 2017 12:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annecy, France – – Barcelona-based Grangel Studio will assume the character design on transmedia project “Dino Games,” set to be pitched Friday at an Annecy Mifa market Transmedia showcase, DinoGames director Carlos Fernández de Vigo (“Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas”) announced at Annecy.

Founded by brothers Carlos and Jordi Grangel, this multimedia studio has worked on character design for movies such as  Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Hotel Transylvania,” Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders’ “How to Train Your Dragon,” Mark Osborne and John Stevenson’s “Kung Fu Panda” and Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath’s “Madagascar.”

Carlos Grangel took an Annie Prize for outstanding character sesign in an animated feature production for Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook’ “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.” He has received other nominations for Tim Burton and Mike Johnson’s “Corpse Bride” and Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenso and Rob Letterman’ “Shark Tale.”

DinoGames” includes a 3D animated TV series, »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Horror Highlights: Terror Films Teams Up with iflix, Monster Hunt DVD, The Passing, The Thing In The Woods, Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Fest

8 June 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Terror Films and iflix recently forged a partnership to distribute films digitally in multiple global markets, including Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary. Also: Monster Hunt DVD release details, The Passing clips, Matthew Quinn's The Thing in the Woods, and the winners recap for the 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.

Terror Films and iflix's Global Distribution Digital Deal: Press Release: "Los Angeles, California (Friday, May 26th, 2017): Genre distributor Terror Films has teamed up with the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service, for emerging markets, iflix. This newly formed partnership will allow the distributor to expand their digital reach into multiple territories within iflix’s footprint including South East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, with future territories to be announced.

The films set to launch under the deal will include a wide variety from the label. They will include: the post- apocalyptic film, »

- Tamika Jones

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Monster Hunt – China’s Highest-Grossing Movie of All Time, Comes to DVD June 13th

7 June 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

   One of China’s highest-grossing movies of all time comes to DVD in the Us via FilmRise and Mvd Entertainment Group on June 13th   Check out the Monster Hunt trailer:

Made for around $50 million, Monster Hunt has grossed over $390 million to set China’s all-time box office record. It beat out several foreign titles to get there, including Furious 7, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Avatar. Directed by Shrek the Third co-director Raman Hui, the live-action / CG fantasy epic centers on a war between monsters and humans. At the center of the story is Wuba, a baby monster born to a human man. Yes, a man.In a mythical ancient world, monsters rule their land while humans keep to their own kingdom. But when adorable baby monster Wuba is born to a human father and the monster queen, mortals and creatures alike set out to capture the newborn, and Wuba’s epic adventure begins. »

- Tom Stockman

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Sausage Party director, Conrad Vernon to develop The Jetsons

26 May 2017 5:56 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Hands up all those that enjoyed r-rated animation, Sausage Party, come on now don’t be shy! Well, the man who co-directed aforementioned Sausage Party, Conrad Vernon, has jumped on board Warner Animation Group’s much-awaited project to bring space family, The Jetsons to the big screen.

The likes of Paramount and Universal have tried and failed to bring the Jetsons to the silver screen in one form or another but since Warner obtained the rights in the late 90s a number of projects including the family have been attempted with the likes of Adam Shankman and Robert Rodriguez (the latter had a script by The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg) at the helm but neither panned out.

The popular primetime cartoon show featured the Jetson family living in a utopian future. People live in housing in the sky, work a three-day workweek, drive aero cars that »

- Zehra Phelan

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Studiocanal Revs Up Production, Including Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

19 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Studiocanal, already Europe’s biggest film and TV producer and distributor, is doubling down on production.

With projects like Idris Elba’s directorial debut “Yardie,” a new adaptation of children’s classic “The Secret Garden” and a film about Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis, the studio expects to have 10 or 11 international English-language movies in production this year, chairman and CEO Didier Lupfer told Variety.

The Vivendi-owned powerhouse also plans to produce 40 movies out of France, Germany and Britain by 2018, and 180 hours of TV in 2020, up from the 60 hours that it produced or distributed last year.

“Over the past 18 months, there was a focus on a wave of development. We are going to start seeing the fruits of that right now,” said Ron Halpern, Studiocanal’s executive vice president of international production and acquisitions. He cited the Liam Neeson thriller “Hard Powder” and the new “Radioactive” project, in which Rosamund Pike »

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Studiocanal Revs Up Production, Including Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

19 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Studiocanal, already Europe’s biggest film and TV producer and distributor, is doubling down on production.

With projects like Idris Elba’s directorial debut “Yardie,” a new adaptation of children’s classic “The Secret Garden” and a film about Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis, the studio expects to have 10 or 11 international English-language movies in production this year, chairman and CEO Didier Lupfer told Variety.

The Vivendi-owned powerhouse also plans to produce 40 movies out of France, Germany and Britain by 2018, and 180 hours of TV in 2020, up from the 60 hours that it produced or distributed last year.

“Over the past 18 months, there was a focus on a wave of development. We are going to start seeing the fruits of that right now,” said Ron Halpern, Studiocanal’s executive vice president of international production and acquisitions. He cited the Liam Neeson thriller “Hard Powder” and the new “Radioactive” project, in which Rosamund Pike has just been cast as Marie »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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Netflix's The Week Of Reunites Adam Sandler and Chris Rock

25 April 2017 7:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix announced today that comedy icons Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will reunite to star in a new Netflix original film set to begin production in Long Island, New York this summer. The Week Of will be directed by veteran Saturday Night Live writer and producer Robert Smigel. The movie covers the week of preparation for a wedding in which Sandler's daughter is marrying Rock's son. Happy Madison Productions' Adam Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as producers and Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the script. The film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2018. Here's what Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, had to say in his statement.

"Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are cornerstones of the Netflix comedy family and we are over the moon about these two legends reuniting to give our members worldwide a healthy dose »

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John Legend boards Tribeca Vr project 'Rainbow Crow'

11 April 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Native American series to premiere at Tribeca next week.

Ten-time Grammy winner John Legend will voice the lead in Rainbow Crow 9pictured below), Baobab Studios’ Vr follow-up to Invasion! and Asteroids!

Legend will also serve as executive producer on the story of how the crow sacrifices his multi-coloured plumage and becomes charcoal black in order to return light to the world.

The performer and his longtime partner and collaborator Ty Stiklorius are among the creative team on Rainbow Crow, whose first episode will premiere at Tribeca.

“Rainbow Crow brings storytelling and music together in a way no one else has yet in virtual reality,” Legend said. “It’s an incredible medium for inspiring a journey of self-discovery and finding your way in times to darkness.

“In light of what’s going on in today’s world, it’s a message of deep meaning that people from all walks of life can embrace.” 

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John Legend boards Baobab Studios’ 'Rainbow Crow' Vr project

11 April 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Native American series to premiere at Tribeca next week.

Ten-time Grammy winner John Legend will voice the lead in Rainbow Crow, Baobab Studios’ Vr follow-up to Invasion! and Asteroids!

Legend will also serve as executive producer on the story of how the crow sacrifices his multi-coloured plumage and becomes charcoal black in order to return light to the world.

The performer and his longtime partner and collaborator Ty Stiklorius are among the creative team on Rainbow Crow, whose first episode will premiere at Tribeca.

“Rainbow Crow brings storytelling and music together in a way no one else has yet in virtual reality,” Legend said. “It’s an incredible medium for inspiring a journey of self-discovery and finding your way in times to darkness.

“In light of what’s going on in today’s world, it’s a message of deep meaning that people from all walks of life can embrace.” 

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Tribeca: John Legend to Voice, Executive Produce Virtual Reality Animated Series

11 April 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

John Legend is making his foray into virtual reality with Rainbow Crow, an animated series from Vr startup Baobab Studios.

In teaming up with Baobab, Legend executive produces and provides the voice of the title character in the series, which is directed by the Vr studio’s co-founder (and Madagascar director) Eric Darnell. Legend's longtime partner and collaborator, Ty Stiklorius, has also boarded the creative team.

Inspired by Lenape folklore, Rainbow Crow tells the story of a bird with the most dazzling plumage and mellifluous voice, who, after the planet turns dark and cold, must journey far from home to bring light back to the world. Its themes include diversity, self-acceptance »

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Weekend Box Office Report: April 7-9, 2017

9 April 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Boss Baby stays on top! For a second weekend, Alec Baldwin's animated infant alter-ego was in charge at the box office as The Boss Baby remained in first place with an estimated $26.3 million! The Dreamworks family feature (from Madagascar series director Tom McGrath) dropped 47% from its opening last weekend, and has a ten-day domestic total of $89.3 million. The suit-wearing toddler... Read More »

- Dave Davis

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The Boss Baby – overcomplicated animated comedy

9 April 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Set in a world in which babies are made, not born, this is saddled with a plot that doesn’t bear repeating, but there are some laughs

Either a metaphor for how all bosses are babies or why babies shouldn’t be bosses, The Boss Baby’s eponymous infant bears more than a passing resemblance to a another big-headed blond with tiny hands. But this is less an indictment of big corporations than the self-satisfied suggestion that the traditional nuclear family can somehow solve the ills of capitalism. The jokes are decidedly one-note, but still, I admit: I laughed.

Based on Marla Frazee’s slender picture book and directed by Tom McGrath (of DreamWorks’ Madagascar series), its world is one in which babies are manufactured, not born. At “Baby Corp”, newborns are sorted into a life destined for either “family” or – wait for it – “management”. An only child with an overactive imagination, »

- Simran Hans

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The Boss Baby review

6 April 2017 4:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alec Baldwin voices the title role in DreamWorks' latest animated feature, The Boss Baby. Here's our review...

In the midst of a host of projects that DreamWorks Animation has cancelled or shuffled around its schedules these part few years – the likes of B.O.O., The Croods 2, Me & My Shadow and Mumbai Musical have all been quietly shelved – one film that has remained pretty much bulletproof is The Boss Baby. Based on the short book by Marla Frazee, it’s the fifth feature from director Tom McGrath, and I think the clue for its endurance lies there. Across his previous four movies – the Madagascar films, and Megamind – McGrath has demonstrated a very able touch for comedy, and I suspect that were he working in live action, he’d be far more known that he is.

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Exclusive Interview – Director Tom McGrath on The Boss Baby

5 April 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A suited and nearly-booted baby throws a household into chaos in The Boss Baby, the latest animation from DreamWorks, which arrives in UK cinemas this Friday.  Its director, Tom McGrath, talked to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper about why he wanted to make the film – and why the “micro manager” doesn’t intentionally look like the current occupant of The White House.

Best known to animation fans as the voice of the penguin Skipper in the Madagascar movies, Tom McGrath has stepped away from the microphone to what he now describes as his “day job”, directing.  Despite that background, he wasn’t in the least tempted to voice the main character in his debut as a director, The Boss Baby.  He was more than happy to leave that to Alec Baldwin who, as one of four brothers, had an affinity with the script.

McGrath also puts all the speculation about »

- Freda Cooper

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