Veteran colorist Michael Smollin has joined Fancy Film, the independent post-production facility based in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Smollin, whose credits covers features, episodics, reality series and documentaries, will serve as the facility’s senior colorist for theatrical and television projects. “Mike is someone who can lead our color division in both technical and artistic capacities,” said Fancy Film CEO Bill Macomber. “He brings a significant ability to grow our business through his many diehard fans. He has especially deep experience as a colorist for mid-budget features and television series, projects that are a perfect match for Fancy and the facilities we have here. As these projects gear up for HDR, Mike’s leadership will be key,” he added.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the highly anticipated debut feature from Japan’s Studio Ponoc will be landing in North American theatres this winter thanks to a deal with GKIDS. The deal was negotiated by Mike Runagall for Altitude Film Sales and Eric Beckman for GKIDS. The story of Mary and the Witch’s Flower centers on an ordinary young girl named Mary who discovers a flower that grants magical powers but only for one night. As she is whisked into an exciting new world beyond belief, she must learn to stay true to herself. The film is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book The Little Broomstick with a script by Riko Sakaguchi. This inaugural feature is directed by Academy Award nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi and produced by Studio Ponoc founder and two-time Oscar nominee Yoshiaki
Studio 100 Film has released a brand-new teaser trailer of its forthcoming movie Maya the Bee – The Honey Games. “We are delighted to win Filmax and Garsu Pasaulio Irasai, two highly valued partners, for the new theatrical feature of our popular little bee. Maya’s second adventure will be presented to audiences in Russia and the CIS territories as well as in the Baltics – we are convinced that Maya’s new movie will entertain children and families there,” said Thorsten Wegener, director business operations, Studio 100 Film. In the film, audiences can meet the two scatter-brained army ants Arnie and Barney again as they promise lots of fresh and funny adventures with the famous bee Maya and her friends. Maya the Bee 2 – The Honey Games explores another heart-warming story of Maya and h
Production company Not To Scale has signed its roster multidisciplinary director Drew Lightfoot to represent it in the US, UK and Europe. The award-winning Canadian helmer, craftsman and animator has earlier worked on projects ranging from commercials and music videos to TV shows and feature films. “Drew is a great addition to the Not To Scale family. His strong live-action work supported by an animation background makes him an amazing asset for any project,” observed Eve Strickman, EP at Not To Scale, New York. “He can tackle projects from so many different angles, and is always a pleasure to work with. We are excited to have him on board,” he added. A young recruit to the artform, Lightfoot began making LEGO animations in his basement when he was just 10. This lead him into
Disney has unveiled a lineup of new attractions and experiences that will debut on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship this May. Firstly, Disney has added the Marvel Super Hero Academy to the ship’s lineup. The new beginning will allow children to learn from real-life superheroes, such as Doctor Strange as well as interact with and open portals to different locales around the Marvel Universe. They will also be able to immerse themselves in an exclusive gaming experience. Meanwhile, the Oceaneer Club has unveiled a new Star Wars Command Post which will allow kids to train with heroes of the Star Wars saga and help with missions against the First Order. They will also be able to interact with holographic models, meet members of the Resistance and more. The well-known studio has also opened t
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