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The 2016 New Establishment: Arcana Studio

From Playback magazine: Comic publisher-turned-feature producer Arcana is creating a mini-studio model in which its original storyworlds can thrive.

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Arcana Studios, Yisang Media pact on Pandy

Animated 3D feature Pandy will be released in Chinese markets. (Arcana president Sean Patrick O’Reilly pictured.)

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Arcana, Shout! Factory extend deal for HP Lovecraft trilogy

The companies have extended their distribution deal for the animated franchise. (Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom pictured.)

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Arcana inks distribution deal with Shout! Factory

The California-based distributor has acquired the North American rights to Arcana’s Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, set for a 2016 release.

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The Back Page: Your map to transmedia success

From our print issue: Sean Patrick O’Reilly takes over the Playback Back Page with a handy map for creating a “unified and coordinated entertainment experience.”

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Shaftesbury sells Halloween specials to Teletoon

The Toronto-based co has sold Bron Animation-produced Mighty Mighty Monsters, a trio of animated specials, to Teletoon Canada.

February 1, 2011. Vancouver, BC.  Sean O'ReillyFounder/C.E.O., Arcana Studio, has an animation/comic/graphic novel business. Here he is in his Burnaby Studio. Portrait for top 40 under 40. Photo: Laura Leyshon for the Globe and Mail

The 2013 10 To Watch: Sean Patrick O’Reilly

The “media-agnostic” founder and CEO of Vancouver-based Arcana Comics says the company’s business strategy is to develop and produce content from the Arcana library while holding on to the rights.

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Salman Rushdie fatwa doc to open Montreal art film festival

Rene Rozon’s The International Festival of Films on Art also programmed a raft of Canadian films for its 31st edition (Rushdie pictured).

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Bron Animation bolsters creative team

The newly launched B.C. indie animation studio announces several new hires, including veteran ani producer Barbara Zelinski and former Pixar animator Adam Wood.

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Bron Animation opens shop with Mighty Mighty Monsters

B.C.-based prodco and finance group Bron Studios has launched an indie animation studio, with its first project based on the book series written and created by Sean Patrick O’Reilly.