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Upi LatAm head Mauricio Duran to step down, Ernesto Espinosa promoted (exclusive)

New arrival reports to Niels Swinkels.Universal Pictures International (Upi) Latin American head Mauricio Duran will depart the company on August 5 and Ernesto Espinosa has been promoted to lead the region.Duran served for 15 years at the company and played an integral role in growing the business in the region. He established the operating company […]

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The Fate of ‘Fast & Furious’ Will Tell Us If Comcast Believes in Peacock as a Netflix Competitor

The launch of Disney+ in November 2019 was a declaration of war on licensing. If you wanted to watch anything Disney’s made, past, present, and future, now there was only one place to do it. It was the new testament for streaming, embraced by everyone from Netflix to HBO Max: Control the narrative by producing […]

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Bono, Letitia Wright and Pharrell Williams Join ‘Sing 2’ Cast

Bono, Letitia Wright and Pharrell Williams are lending their pipes to Universal and Illumination’s animated comedy “Sing 2.”The sequel also introduces new characters voiced by Bobby Cannavale, Chelsea Peretti, Halsey and Eric Andre. They join the returning voice cast of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton and Nick Kroll.“Sing 2” is set to […]

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Universal international marketing head Simon Hewlett to depart next year

Executive expected to stay with the studio until summer 2021, assist in transition.Universal’s president of international marketing Simon Hewlett will leave the company in 2021.It is understood the announcement comes as the studio consolidates its leadership in Los Angeles. While Universal had hoped he would relocate, London-based Hewlett chose to keep his family in the […]

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Netflix’s ‘Klaus,’ Nickelodeon’s ‘Taina and the Amazon’s Guardians’ Top 3rd Quirino Awards

Sergio Pablos’ “Klaus,” Netflix’s first foray into original animated feature production, walked off with best feature at Saturday’s 3rd Quirino Awards, which celebrate outstanding animation in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.The first feature as a director of Sergio Pablos, a co-creator of “Despicable Me,” “Klaus” has already scored an Oscar nomination as well as proving […]

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‘Prince Ivandoe’s’ Sun Creature Opens French Studio, Unveils ‘Where It Falls’ (Exclusive)

Denmark’s Sun Creature, one of the fastest-rising creative studios on Europe’s animation scene, is set to open a French studio, Sun Creature France, located in Bordeaux. The new facility will bow by the end of August.Featuring a 600 sq. meter office, Sun Creature France will employ an around 50-person work force, about the same size […]

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‘The Starling:’ Netflix Lands $20 Million Deal for Ted Melfi’s Film, Starring Melissa McCarthy

Netflix has reportedly won an auction and acquired the world rights to the Ted Melfi-directed “The Starling” in a $20 million deal.Deadline reported the transaction was made on the basis of a script and a four-minute promo reel, underlying the lengths that companies will go to to secure noteworthy original content in an entertainment industry […]

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‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ Delayed Due To Production Suspension Caused By Covid-19 Regulations

Up to now, we’ve been seeing how films that were already pretty much finished and ready to be released have been delayed due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. But what we see with the just-announced delay of Universal’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” is a bit different. The animated film isn’t supposed to arrive until […]

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‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ Super Bowl Teaser: Universal’s Animated Cash Cow Is Back

Love them or hate them, the Minions are cultural icons at this point. After three “Despicable Me” films and a solo “Minions” feature, the little yellow creatures are not going anywhere any time soon. And since every film to feature them has been a hit, there’s little question why Universal is going back to the […]

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Oscars 2020: Best Animated Feature Predictions

Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” leads a field of sequel-heavy studio contenders for Best Animated Feature, along with rival Disney’s “Frozen 2” and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” But indies are well represented, too, with Netflix’s existential French mystery, “I Lost My Body” (voted Best Animated Feature by the Nyfcc and Lafca), […]

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