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Magnetic Press To Operate Independently Under Polarity Banner

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Three years almost to the day after the acquisition of Magnetic Press was announced at New York Comic Con, the former Lion Forge imprint is announced to return to its status as full-service publisher under the David Steward II founded Polarity holding company, which also operates Lion Forge Comics and …

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Sony Interactive Entertainment To Acquire Insomniac Games

Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Insomniac Games, Inc. (“Insomniac Games”), a leading game developer and long-time partner of SIE, in its entirety. Insomniac Games is the developer of PlayStation 4’s (PS4) top-selling Marvel’s Spider-Man and the hugely popular PlayStation Ratchet & Clank franchise.  Upon completion …

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Lion Forge And Oni Press Annonce Merger

Lion Forge (St. Louis) and Oni Press (Portland) announce a merger which will set the two companies on a path to becoming the premier destination for original graphic storytelling, gaming, entertainment, and more. Polarity, the parent company of Lion Forge, will become the majority owner of the new combined entity, with …

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Comics and Graphic Novel Sales Hit New High in 2018

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Comics and graphic novel sales hit a new high in 2018, according to a new joint estimate by ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron’s John Jackson Miller.  Total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in the U.S. and Canada were approximately $1.095 billion in 2018, an $80 million increase over …

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BBC Studios and Lionsgate Television Announce Partnership to Jointly Create Original Programming and Scripted Formats for U.S. Market

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BBC Studios Los Angeles and Lionsgate Television have teamed up to identify, co-develop and co-fund scripted formats and original intellectual property for the U.S. market. As part of the first look agreement, the parties will create original series and draw upon the extensive formats from the prestigious BBC catalog. The BBC …

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Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Team Up with Girl Scouts of the USA to Inspire and Foster the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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In just a few months, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will team up with the DC Super Hero Girls to inspire more girls to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world. The program gives girls real-world experiences managing money, setting goals, …

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21st Century Fox Board Announces Amended and Restated Merger Agreement With Disney

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21CF”) (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) announced today that it has entered into an amended and restated merger agreement with The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) (NYSE: DIS) pursuant to which Disney has agreed to acquire for a  price of $38 per 21CF share the same businesses Disney agreed …

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Funimation Showcases Major Licensing Push With Top Anime Properties at Licensing Expo 2018

Casting a spotlight on the pop cultural status and ever-increasing appeal of anime, Funimation today released details on its major licensing push to aggressively address consumer demand for anime-related merchandise. To support these efforts, Funimation will be exhibiting at this year’s Licensing Expo 2018 (Booth #U252) and will showcase ten …

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Scooter Braun and David Maisel Form New Entertainment Studio, Mythos Studios

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Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects, and David Maisel, Founding Chairman of Marvel Studios, announce a new entertainment joint venture, Mythos Studios. To launch the new venture Mythos Studios has acquired a 50% stake in Aspen Comics, as well as the entertainment rights for the comic book company’s intellectual property, including the iconic artwork, …

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