Education

Academy institutes board of trustees

Academy institutes board of trustees

Education
  Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has said that the institution has formed its board of trustees, under the leadership of NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer. Initially, plans for the new museum were spearheaded by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With the inaugural meeting Dec. 4 of the trustees, the new board which will continue to grow assumed responsibility as the governing body of the Academy Museum and will be responsible for overseeing the museum’s strategic vision, preserving the organization’s financial health, and assuring the fulfillment of its mission. Established to be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies and movie making, the Academy Museum is schedu
Blue Ant International sells number of child content to several broadcasters

Blue Ant International sells number of child content to several broadcasters

Education
Marking the company’s largest suite of deals in the territory to date, Blue Ant International, the distribution arm of Canada’s Blue Ant Media, has sold a number of children’s content sales to several broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region. The first season of MAKE IT BIG, make it small (pictured) has been sold to Mediacorp in Singapore and TVB in Hong Kong. The seven x 60-minute series explores big ideas in science and technology such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and flying inside a wind tunnel. Each episode encourages kids to apply their new knowledge to DIY projects and crafts. In India, Discovery pre-bought rights to Deadly Australians. The four x one-hour series from Wildbear Productions teaches children about venomous wildlife. Similarly, Wild Survivors, Untamed Valley and I’ve
Lawless Entertainment signs Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to narrate one fairy tale in GivingTales app

Lawless Entertainment signs Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to narrate one fairy tale in GivingTales app

Education
Lawless Entertainment has signed Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to narrate one of the fairytales for GivingTales, the celebrity storytelling app for children and adults alike. Coster-Waldau will narrate The Steadfast Tin Soldier in both Danish and English for use in both territories as well as the worldwide marketplace. Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter known for his role as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones. Launched by Sir Roger Moore and friends in 2015, the beautifully illustrated GivingTales educational storytelling app was developed to entertain children, help improve their reading and learning skills as well as raise donations for children in need around the world. With fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen, children can read along and learn the core valu...
Pocket.watch in long term partnership with TouTube and Ryan’s Toy Review

Pocket.watch in long term partnership with TouTube and Ryan’s Toy Review

Education
Kids content startup Pocket.watch has entered into a long-term partnership with YouTube channel and Ryan’s Toys Review. This understanding will see Pocket.watch create a multi-platform franchise development plan for the YouTube channel that boasts of nearly 10 million subscribers that will cover publishing, licensing, original programming and merchandising. The partnership will also provide Pocket.watch with Ryan's Toys Review’s library of videos for packaging and distribution outside of YouTube. Those clips will be used for commercial opportunities, including branded integrations, sponsorships and licensing. As part of an understanding, Pocket.watch will offer the channel a significant equity stake as it did with its inaugural YouTube partner HobbyKidsTV. Pocket.watch is run by
Sesame Workshop to launch pro-social initiatives

Sesame Workshop to launch pro-social initiatives

LIMA Webinar Series, Uncategorized
Sesame Workshop is preparing to launch number of new projects to promote pro-social initiatives for kids around the world. The non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street has partnered with Procter & Gamble (P&G) on a new public advocacy campaign that addresses gender stereotypes preventing girls from accessing education and following their dreams. The campaign premiered on September 19 at the Global Citizen: Movement Makers Summit in New York with a video that featured Sesame Street characters and kids from around the world, sharing their goals for the future and why they love to learn. Available on digital, social and broadcast platforms globally, the video promotes the value of education and career opportunities for girls. P&G is also sponsoring new Sesa
The Rookies announce this year’s winners for their international student awards

The Rookies announce this year’s winners for their international student awards

Education
The Rookies have announced this year’s winners for their international student awards. As a matter of fact, the Rookies received 8,725 digital projects created by 2,752 students from more than 80 countries worldwide. Over 600 academic facilities encouraged their students to submit work and compete for the hotly contested School of the Year title, while students battled for Rookie of the Year, Game of the Year, and Film of the Year titles. This year students also competed for Studio Internships and Academic Scholarships. The official categories for 2017 were: Animation, Architecture, Film Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Motion Graphics, Gaming, Photography, Visual Effects, Virtual Reality, Web & Mobile, Film of the Year (Visual Effects, Animation, Film
Ninth MAAC centre opens up at Bengaluru

Ninth MAAC centre opens up at Bengaluru

Education
  The ninth centre of  Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India’s premier educator in high-end 3D animation and visual effects was recently  inaugurated by South Indian actress Shraddha Srinathe at Marathahalli, Bengaluru. This is the latest addition to the MAAC in India. In her speech Shraddha said, “Indian films have been recently getting noticed for using high quality VFX that is almost at par with the films produced by Hollywood. It was a pleasant surprise to realise that several Hollywood films with noteworthy VFX had outsourced some of the VFX to the talented animators of our country." Giving a brief about MAAV, its SVP, Shajan Samuel said, “With state of the art facilities and the latest 3D animation and visual effects technology that meets international standards
Hornet director Peter Sluszka launches series of stop-motion PSA films starring Little Lungs

Hornet director Peter Sluszka launches series of stop-motion PSA films starring Little Lungs

Animation, Education
In an effort to desist teens from smoking, Hornet director Peter Sluszka and the FCB New York agency have launched a series of stop-motion PSA films starring Little Lungs for the FDA Center for Tobacco Products’ The Real Cost campaign. The films weave dark humour into the story of Little Lungs whose lungs never grew to full size due to his teenage habit. Each film tells a tragic yet comical tale of the  small hero’s misadventures and gruesome misfortune: he is unable to blow out his birthday candles, keep up with others on the slopes, climb a rope, ride a bike or take a simple swim in an above ground pool! Said FCB New York’s CCO Ari Halper, “What Little Lungs lacks in respiratory capacity, he makes up for in spades with lovability, craftily delivering his message about the dangers of
Google releases new app namely Family Link

Google releases new app namely Family Link

Education, Technology, Tutorials
  Google has released a new app namely Family Link that will allow parents to monitor their children’s activity on Android devices. The said app manages the apps that kids can use by allowing parents to approve or block any content from the Google Play Store. Parents can also keep an eye on screen time by seeing how many minutes are spent on each app in the weekly and monthly activity reports. They can then use this information to set daily screen time limits. The app also allows parents to remotely lock a child’s device. The app can also be used to monitor and restrict use of the YouTube Kids app which has collected more than 30 billion views to date and attracts more than eight million weekly users. Google, that is also launching kids original series on YouTube Red, currently
FX School is Mumbai’s first and only Unity Authorised Training Centre

FX School is Mumbai’s first and only Unity Authorised Training Centre

Education, VFX
    FX School has revealed that it is now Mumbai’s first and only Unity Authorised Training Centre. Unity is the world’s leading game engine with a greater than 50 per cent market share. It has been used to design popular games such as Assassin’s Creed, Temple Run and Angry Birds. Unity Authorised Training and Certification Partners are authorised to offer training courses and Unity Certification Exams on behalf of Unity Technologies. There are only 22 of them worldwide and FX School now joins this select group of training partners. “We’re committed to supporting the development of innovative content creators in the ever expanding digital marketplace. The Unity Developer Certification sets an industry standard that will transfer a student’s passion for games into a successfu