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Middleburg Film Festival returns Oct. 30-Nov.2, 2014

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Sonya Bingham The Middleburg Film Festival will commence on October 30th and run through November 2nd. Headquartered at the gorgeous Salamander Resort & Spa, which is owned by the festival’s founder and former BET executive Sheila Johnson and is the

NYCC 2014 The Changing Faces of Women in Geek Media


    Sunday saw the wrap up of NYCC 2014. It was an amazing Cosplay-filled 4 days for behind the curtain access to previews for TV series, games, film, and more. Women also received greater support at this year’s NYCC

Women are gonna take control in Ghostbusters 3


Oh my Goddess how exciting is this:  Ghostbusters 3 is in the works starring an all female cast!  Paul Feig will direct and share screenwriting cred with Katie Dippold.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel will not be a

2nd Trailer Released for Asterix CGI Feature

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Sonya Bingham   The second trailer for Asterix’s and Obelix’s first CGI animated adventure Asterix: Le Domaine des Dieux (Asterix: Land of the Gods), has been released.  It is directed by Alexandre Astier, of the French series Kaamelot and Louis Clichy, whowas

Netflix and IMAX Simultaneous Release of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 Under Fire


Next summer Netflix will release its first original movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: the Green Legend. The sequel to Ang Lee’s beautiful martial arts masterpiece will reprise themes from the first film. The movie will be directed by Yuen Wo-Ping,

Whole Lotta Crowdfunded Love for the 2D Animated Feature Hullabaloo


All-star Ensemble of Animators hope to Save 2-D Films with New and Original Feature, Hullabaloo   By Sonya Bingham   Something wonderful is buzzing in the world of 2-D animation.  While the majority of animated feature length films are now created through

The Art of John Alvin book Releases to Rave Reviews


The Art of John Alvin book release has been greater than we could have even expected! As some of you who follow The Art of John Alvin, not the book, but the actual art, which is represented by ArtInsights Animation

Female Superhero Will Feature in Own Film


While Marvel studios president Kevin Feige considered the right timing to release a female action hero film, Sony made an announcement two days later deciding that the time to develop a story and character is now. They have hired screenwriter

Geek and Sundry sold to Legendary

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Legendary Entertainment Acquires Geek & Sundry Network Partners Felicia Day and Sheri Bryant of Geek &Sundry have sold their multi-network platform to Legendary Entertainment.  The deal was negotiated for an undisclosed amount.  Geek & Sundry have a passionate and loyal

Ghibli gone for good? Probably not.

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by Christine Munchak Ghibli fans fear not. Earlier this week there was a rumor that Studio Ghibli was shutting down for good, but fortunately it turns out that it was a misinterpretation of something Toshio Suzuki, producer at Studio Ghibli,