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Comic-Con 2016: Game of Thrones, Orphan Black Added to Panel Lineup

28 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!

Wednesday, July 20

6 pm Warner Bros. Television’s annual “Preview Night” will unspool the pilot episodes for NBC’s Powerless, »

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‘Futurama’ Producer Rough Draft Reaches Deal With Animation Guild

23 June 2016 5:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rough Draft Studios and the Animation Guild have reached an agreement for a multi-year deal covering animated features and television series created by the studio.

Glendale-based Rough Draft is best known for work on “Futurama” and “The Simpsons Movie” along with a variety of animated television shows and commercials. Its sister studio Rough Draft Studios (Korea) has been the production facility for “The Simpsons” for over two decades along with working for Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Television Animation and Warner Bros.

Rough Draft previously had a contract with the Animation Guild for work on 2007’s “The Simpsons Movie” but that deal had lapsed.

The guild, which operates as Local 839 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, did not disclose terms of the deal. The pact will cover as many as 70 employees.

“Our talks with Rough Draft were smooth and productive, and there were no major issues that slowed down our bargaining, »

- Dave McNary

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Rough Draft Studios Inks Union Contract With Animation Guild

23 June 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After years of trying, the Animation Guild has finalized a new contract covering animators employed at Rough Draft Studios, the Glendale-based animation house best known for its work on Futurama and The Simpsons Movie. The union, Iatse Local 839, hasn't had a collective bargaining agreement with the company since its contract for The Simpsons Movie expired nearly 10 years ago. An attempt to organize animators there failed in 2010 when an Nlrb-sanctioned representational… »

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Rough Draft Studios Inks Union Contract With Animation Guild

23 June 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After years of trying, the Animation Guild has finalized a new contract covering animators employed at Rough Draft Studios, the Glendale-based animation house best known for its work on Futurama and The Simpsons Movie. The union, Iatse Local 839, hasn't had a collective bargaining agreement with the company since its contract for The Simpsons Movie expired nearly 10 years ago. An attempt to organize animators there failed in 2010 when an Nlrb-sanctioned representational… »

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‘Prison Break’ and ’24: Legacy’ Heading to Comic-Con 2016

20 June 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.

The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.

Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.

Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Homer Simpson appears live tonight on The Simpsons

15 May 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

According to longtime Simpsons executive producer Al Jean, we almost saw a live appearance by Homer Simpson way back in 2007, as a promotion for The Simpsons Movie. But, “what we saw the time didn’t seem to have a smooth enough animation so we didn’t use it,” Jean told reporters on a conference call last week. “Now, it’s advanced to the point where we think we can do three minutes of the show.” Jean is referring to tonight’s episode of The Simpsons, called “Simprovised,” which will indeed have three minutes of live Homer antics. It’s the latest achievement for a series that still manages to … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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'Simpsons' Producer Talks Technology Behind Upcoming Live Episode

6 May 2016 7:07 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In just over week, The Simpsons will offer fans a unique opportunity to interact with Homer during a live segment of the show. Showrunner Al Jean has now revealed details of the long-in-the-works feat of animation, which will air on May 15th. "To my knowledge, no animated show has done this before," Jean told Entertainment Weekly on Friday. "I think this is going to be really incredible — or incredibly terrible." 

As Fox announced in February, the final three minutes of the episode will feature Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer Simpson, »

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Celebrate The Simpsons’ Greatest Movie References

14 February 2016 10:19 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The Simpsons has delivered some spot on movie references over the years, parodying everything from The Birds to Spider-Man, but with 27 seasons, they have become to numerous to name them all. Thank god for the below video that has taken some of the best, and spliced them together with movie that inspired them. Check it out below. The Simpsons movie references from cgmzz on Vimeo. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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