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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Rainmaker brings 2 family features to big screen

Rainmaker Entertainment

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment is joining forces with family entertainment producer Jane Startz on the development and production of two family-oriented animated feature films.

Utilizing Rainmaker’s extensive CGI talents, the two films — Tiger’s Apprentice, based on Newbury Honor winner Laurence Yep’s best-selling young adult novel of the same title, and Far Flung Adventures: Fergus Crane, based on the children’s fantasy tale written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell (which was also the winner of the Nestle Children’s Book Prize) — will be produced by Startz and Rainmaker Entertainment president and executive producer Catherine Winder, who announced the two film projects Wednesday.

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Home firebombed during anti-“Persepolis” protest


Tunisian extremists firebombed the home of a TV station’s chief late Friday to protest a broadcast of the Oscar-nominated 2007 animated film Persepolis.

About a hundred men besieged the home of Nabil Karoui, the head of private television channel Nessma, the station reported in its evening news bulletin. Some tossed Molotov cocktails at the home, located in the national capital of Tunis.

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