Links of the Day, 8/18/2008


New Regency, a production company based at Fox, has announced it has dropped plans for a live-action Voltron movie, though another company, Relativity, is considering picking it up. The fact that the project got another potential investor so quickly shows that the mainstream is quite serious about anime.

Dubbers Bang Zoom Entertainment are currently looking for several interns – the postions are unpaid, but they could help you get a foot in the door in the anime industry.

Video Games

The gaming industry continues to be profitable even in a soft economy: Casual DS game maker Ubisoft is considering a stock split and will bring the matter to a vote at its shareholders’ meeting next month.

Electronic Arts has said it may not renew the offer to acquire the stock of fellow gaming company Take Two, which expires at midnight. However, the two parties are said to still be in talks, and it’s possible a new deal is coming in the future.


Is Fox News interested in developing the online reporters of tomorrow? The company has reportedly taken a minor share in Palestra, a student video reporting site.

The U.S. is currently lagging far behind the rest of the world in television technology for mobile devices – people in other countries can receive regular, free TV broadcasts on their cell phones. The slowness in going to all-digital broadcasting is being cited as one reason. The piece is a good bit of market research, and shows areas where tech developers should definitely be looking in the future.


Blurbings LLC, a recently-launched company, allows writers to buy and sell book blurbs – the promotional quotes that appear on the back of a book. Writers need all the help they can get nowadays, no matter what the source, since bookstore sales were down in June.