The longtime chief of Kids Can Press in Toronto, Lisa Lyons Johnston, is being replaced by a team of three in a Corus Entertainment shakeup.
A Hungarian book-to-animated-film project and a Canadian online platform for kids take Bologna’s top Cross Media Award honors.
With its third book set for fall, Ashley Spires’ ‘Most Magnificent’ series from Kids Can Press is slated for an animated series from Nelvana.
Anticipation of a new animated adaptation of Liu Cixin’s trilogy drove ‘The Three-Body Problem’ back to the top of China’s charts.
This year’s CONTEC México program from Frankfurter Buchmesse brings together textual and visual storytellers.
French animation studio TeamTO has acquired TV, film and licensing rights to the ‘Ninn’ graphic novel from Belgian publisher Kennes Éditions.
The Australian author-illustrator team behind the ‘Real Pigeons’ books – Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood – are headed into film development with Nickelodeon.
The popularity of anime and a moving storyline are capturing Chinese filmgoers’ and readers’ interest in Makato Shinkai’s bestselling ‘Weathering With You.’
By Ed Nawotka This is synergy we can get behind. Last year, Disney, the parent company of ESPN, bought Marvel. For it’s NBA preview issue, ESPN Magazine enlisted the help of Marvel’s editors to put create 30 original piece of work riffing on classic Marvel characters and themes. It makes sense: if you’re ever stood next to an actual NBA …
By Edward Nawotka It’s getting lots of buzz, but transmedia storytelling is expensive, requires people with skills (animation, computer programming) that publishers don’t traditionally have on staff, and requires one to work more like a theater troupe than a corporation. Can traditional publishers make the jump into this new, potentially profitable medium? Read our lead story and tell us what …