BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Cast and Crew Celebrate 25 Years and a New Blu-ray Set

Twenty-five years ago, Batman: The Animated Series premiered on the Fox Kid’s Network as one of a litter of cartoon shows that was made to run five days a week for a year or two, sell some toys, then disappear into obscurity. At the time, nothing in entertainment was more disposable that a weekday afternoon show aimed at kids. But Batman: The Animated Series was special, from its animation style to its storytelling, and it was leagues above all other animated adventure shows of the time. Which is why so many years later it remains the most beloved series of its kind. So beloved, in fact, that it’s receiving a high definition restoration and getting the deluxe treatment on Blu-ray later this year.

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Comic-Con 2018: The must-see film, TV and comic book panels

Comic-Con 2018: The must-see film, TV and comic book panels

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 kicks off Wednesday, which means thousands of comic book fans, cosplayers and genre entertainment enthusiasts will be making their pilgrimage to Southern California to celebrate everything pop culture.

Hall H mainstays such as “Game of Thrones” and Marvel Studios may be skipping out on this year’s festivities, but with over four days of programming, there are plenty of panels to navigate. Here are some select highlights:

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Rugrats Returning to Nickelodeon With New Episodes, Live-Action Film Heading to Big Screen


A baby’s got to do what a baby’s got to do, including relaunch with new episodes. That’s right, Rugrats is coming back to Nickelodeon. The series return was announced with a 26-episode greenlight from Nick and a live-action movie (featuring CGI characters). Both the TV series and movie will include new adventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and of course Angelica. Expect some new characters too.

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Australia Wants to Impose ‘Culture Quotas’ on Streaming Music Services

Quotas, according to APRA AMCOS and SPA, will help develop local Australian artists. But why are they forcing streaming services to spend money to do it?

Australia’s music, TV, and film industries have teamed up to lobby the Commonwealth government for updated streaming service content rules.

In a joint submission to a Senate inquiry into Australian content on broadcast, radio, and streaming services, Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and APRA AMCOS have called on the government to introduce quotas for streaming services. If updated, the rules would help promote more Australian content.

Sounds great, right?

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‘Monster Hunter’ Gets Animated Special in 2019 From Capcom and Pure Imagination Studios

Looks as though the gaming industry is becoming the new source for film/TV ideas, just as books have been forever. Should make a great show & hopefully series.

The world of “Monster Hunter” is coming to life in the form of a new animated special. “Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild” is being produced in tandem with worldwide developer and publisher Capcom as well as Pure Imagination Studios. The companies will produce and co-finance the upcoming special, written by “Ultimate Spider-Man’s” Joshua Fine. Production is projected for completion this winter, with a global premiere scheduled for 2019.


How to Find a Producer for Your Film, TV, or Theater Project

How to Find a Producer for Your Film, TV, or Theater Project

So you’ve finally written that screenplay, found the perfect theater piece, or have an idea for a new web series. Now what? Here, we break down how to find a producer for the passion project that you are ready to bring to fruition.

  1. What is a producer, and what are the responsibilities involved?

  2. What are the different kinds of producers?

  3. What’s the difference between single producers and full production companies?

  4. How does producing differ among film, TV, and theater?

  5. What questions should I ask myself when looking for a producer?

  6. What are the first steps to finding a producer(s)?

  7. How do I get a producer to read my script?

  8. What does the pitching process look like? How do I prepare a pitch?

  9. How do I determine how many producers my project needs?

  10. How do I negotiate a producer’s involvement with my creative vision?

  11. What’s the actual filmmaking process look like alongside my producer(s)?

  12. How do I ensure I’m cultivating the right/lasting relationships?

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