Media FX News Archives
- October 4, 2001
- King of the Hill Friction
- Update on Writers
- Burger King Wins Spirit Tie-In
- News Link of the Day
- Universal's New Game Franchises
the Hill Friction
(by digitalmediafx.com) There's a lot of friction currently going
on behind the set of the animated TV series King of the Hill.
According to Daily Variety, two principal creators of the show
- Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger - abruptly quit over disputes
leaving all creator duties to Greg Daniel.
and Berger, who joined 'King' during its first season as executive
story editors, ascended to the top spot in season six," says
were provided as to the exact cause of the tension that lead to
the departures. The series, however, will go on.
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to Writers Guild Story
(by digitalmediafx.com) This is an update to yesterday's dFX
story titled, Writer's
Union Keeps Up Pressure on Nickelodeon. Yesterday's
mock vote by writers of six Nickelodeon TV series resulted in
a 90% vote for union representation. The final vote tally was
Yes for Union
Representation - 19 votes
No for Union Representation - 2 votes
conducted by secret ballot at Nickelodeon Animation Studios yesterday
during the noon lunch hour. Some animation writers weren't shy
about wanting union representation, wearing Writer's Guild T-shirts
to openly voice their support for the union.
this election to demonstrate to Nickelodeon that it is time to
begin the dialogue for a contract for these writers," said
Victoria Riskin, President, WGAw.
unions a good thing or bad thing? Discuss animation unions here.
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King Wins Spirit Tie-In
(by digitalmediafx.com) Burger King has kept its close ties
with DreamWorks animation by securing the rights to do tie-in
promotions for DreamWorks animated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,
which is scheduled to hit theaters Memorial Day weekend 2002,
competing with Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones.
Burger King held the fast food tie-in rights to DreamWorks animated
megahit Shrek, which is currently the highest grossing
movie of the year.
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of the Day - Universal's New Game Franchises
According to Video Store Magazine:
Interactive is making the most of its new role as a video game
publisher and unit of Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing,
while retaining a strategic relationship with Universal Pictures.
game publisher, which was formerly called Universal Interactive
Studios, is developing new game franchises based on The Fast
and the Furious, The Thing, Jurassic Park, The Hulk, The Scorpion
King, The Mummy Returns and 'The Lord of the Rings' literary
works by J.R.R. Tolkien..."
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