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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,

ArtInsights’ SDCC Overview-Preview

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by Christine Munchak SDCC ’14 is a week away now, and we at ArtInsights are very busy preparing. Our own Leslie Combemale will once again be a panel moderator. Her two panels this year are Meet the Flintstones, Meet George

New Studio Ghibli Film – The Legacy Continues


07/07/2014 Remember when acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki retired last year with his final film The Wind Rises? Well, he is still retired. From film making, at least. It’s believed that the 73 year-old creative powerhouse is working on a serialized manga

Tattoo Time: X-Men DOFP Hits 700mil


by Christine Munchak Looks like X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg are getting tattoos. A long time ago @kinberg and I agreed that if #DOFP crossed the WW 700mil mark we’d get #XMen tattoos.

DC Comics is Hitting the Movie Market and Hitting HARD


06/18/2014 With The Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Days of Future Past taking theatres by storm and Guardians of the Galaxy on the way (August 1st), there’s no denying that Marvel Comics has quite the stranglehold on superhero films. But, DC is looking

How to Train Your Dragon is a Book!?


06/15/2014 Two days ago (06/13/2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 hit theatres to great acclaim. The movie’s great. If you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for!? GO. But, if you’ve still got a HtTYD itch that needs to

Frozen in Summer Limited Edition Giveaway


Imagine how much cooler you’ll be this summer with a limited edition print from Disney’s Frozen. This exciting giveaway features interpretive artwork of Frozen’s Elsa, the Snow Queen, by illustrator Amy Mebberson. About the Art Titled “Letting Go,” this officially



Touring Exhibit Debuts Summer 2015  Company Appoints Veteran Thinkwell Executive To Oversee Branded Attractions      SANTA MONICA, May 30, 2014 – As part of its initiative to extend its global brands and franchises into new lines of business, Lionsgate