March 8, 2000 |
Cinar Corp. stock lost two-thirds of its value after the producer of children's television programs said Monday that $122 million earmarked for acquisitions was improperly invested in corporate bonds. The producer of such programs as "Wimzie's House" and the Emmy-winning "Arthur" said Tuesday that about $35 million of the securities is "freely available," and that the remaining $86 million has been "pledged to secure other investments."
April 21, 2000 |
Cinar Corp., producer of the children's TV program "Arthur," said Thursday it had not prepared its year-end and first-quarter financial results in the required time, preventing its stock from trading again on Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
April 12, 2000 |
Two hundred professional animators are expected to picket public television station KCET Channel 28 on Thursday to protest what they say is increasing use of foreign animators in programming by station parent Public Broadcasting System.
March 20, 2000 |
Here's a problem for "Arthur" to ponder in an upcoming episode: What impact will the unfolding financial woes of the series' co-producer, Montreal-based Cinar Corp., have on the future of the PBS children's series? The answer could mean a lot to the Public Broadcasting Service. The animated "Arthur," based on the best-selling books, is PBS' top-rated children's show, and by PBS calculations, the most-watched children's show on television.
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April 16, 2004 |
Micheline Charest, co-founder of Canada's award-winning but scandal-plagued children's television producer Cinar Corp., died Wednesday at a Montreal hospital of complications from plastic surgery. She was 51. Charest's death came a day after she was rushed to the emergency ward from a nearby plastic surgery clinic, where she had undergone procedures that a former colleague described as routine. An autopsy was performed Thursday, but the results were not immediately released.
March 31, 2000 |
TV & MOVIES 'Psycho' Stock Games: Thanks to the Internet site Hollywood Stock Exchange (http://www.hsx.com), Lions Gate Films will allow consumers their first chance to share--however slightly--in a feature film's box-office revenue. The site lets users purchase, sell and trade virtual shares of movies, celebrities and music. But this time, users may be able to turn their virtual "Hollywood dollars" into real cash.