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Bluewater Productions has released its solicitations for May.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

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Fox staged a screening of of its new series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chornicles, on Wednesday at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.

Series starts Lena Headey, Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker were at the event, as well as Peter Liguori, chairman of Fox Entertainment.

The series launches with a two-part premiere on Sunday and Monday.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for more Terminator news on Friday here in The Continuum.

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IDW Publishing on Thursday announced it is launching a children's division called Jonas Publishing and a new imprint, Worthwhile Books.

To launch the imprint, IDW Publishing has signed an agreement with a renowned UK children's publisher and is striking deals with top Hollywood writers to create children's books.

Worthwhile Books has finalized a first-look arrangement with UK children's publisher Meadowside Books, known for its unique character-driven picture books for young readers. Worthwhile will be the exclusive U.S. publisher of selected Meadowside titles and will retain domestic film and television rights on those properties.

The first Meadowside Books title in the deal, Michael Recycle, by Ellie Bethel, follows the escapades of a "green-caped" environmental hero and will be released in March by Worthwhile Books. Worthwhile expects to issue approximately 10 Meadowside titles over the course of the first year, including William's Dinosaurs, by Alan Baker, which tells the tale of a little boy who finds more than trees in the dark woods near his home.

Worthwhile's Hollywood outreach is tapping into the ranks of movie and television writing talent to bring original literary stories to the young reading audience. These writers include:

* David N. Weiss, whose writing credits include Shrek 2, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and both Rugrats movies

* David Sacks, a writer/producer on The Simpsons, producer on Malcolm in the Middle, and writer on 3rd Rock from the Sun

* Dava Savel, an Emmy Award- winning comedy writer with credits on shows such as Grace Under Fire and Will & Grace, in addition to being an executive producer on the children's program That's So Raven

* David Steinberg, whose producing credits include Meet the Robinsons, Home on the Range and Cats Don't Dance

* Robert Kurtz, who wrote for the movie Everyone's Hero and has written for such shows as Boy Meets World and Grace Under Fire

"Our growth strategy calls for continued expansion into other areas of the entertainment sector," said Ted Adams, IDW co-founder and president. "Creating and controlling successful children's properties helps us in those endeavors. Meadowside's books are playful, empowering, smart and exciting and the artwork is simply breathtaking. These are children's picture stories in the classic tradition with a central character that is relatable to today's kids."

In speaking of the outreach to Hollywood writers, Kurtz, vice-president and creative director at Worthwhile Books, said "Every writer I know who works in television or movies has a children's story inside him or her that they've wanted to tell for years but for a variety of reasons never were able to get out into the marketplace. We want writers to think of Worthwhile Books as the one-stop destination for that kind of project. It is designed to be a writer-driven company and we think that will be very attractive to these talented artists."

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For covers and two- to seven-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Ultimate Spider-Man #118 from Marvel Comics, Star Wars: Rebellion #11 from Dark Horse Comics and Sonic the Hedgehog #184 and Pals-N-Gals Double Digest #118 from Archie Comics.

Look for more First Looks later on Thursday and on Friday here in The Continuum.

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Cable network Boomerang has released its schedule for February.

For the listings for DC Comics-based shows Justice League Unlimited, The Batman and Super Friends, CLICK HERE.

Look for more animation news on Friday here in The Continuum.

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For previously published solicitations for March, click on the publishers' names below.

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Arcana Studio.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Archie Comics.

* Big City Comics.

* BlueWater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Desperado Publishing.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Digital Webbing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing .

* Image Comics.

* Markosia Publishing.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Red 5 Comics.

* SLG Publishing.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Viper Comics.

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* James McAvoy, star of the upcoming Wanted movie, will be featured in Going for Gold, an NBC special that leads into the announcement of the Golden Globes awards.

The special, hosted by Matt Lauer, will be televised on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. The annual awards ceremony was canceled because of the writers' strike.

* Rand Robertson will be a character in Kids' WB!'s upcoming The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series.


In case you missed The Continuum's coverage over the past month, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Friday, January 5: First Looks and Zenescope's new Sinbad title.

* Friday, January 4: Marvel First Looks and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Free Shipping from!

* Thursday, January 3: Whiteout, DC Comics second printings, Red 5 First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Top Cow's First Born: Aftermath and NBM for 2008.

* Wednesday, January 2: IDW Publishing's Star Trek plans, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dark Horse First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, January 1: Incredible Hercules and First Looks.

* Monday, December 31: Sonic X and Iron Man movie.

* Sunday, December 30: Bluewater Productions for April and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Saturday, December 29: Image First Looks, Boom! Studios First Looks and DC First Looks.

* Friday, December 28: The Incredible Hulk, Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Thursday, December 27: Devil's Due Publishing for March, Antarctic Press for March, SLG Pubishing for March, Archie Comics First Looks and Devil's Due First Looks.

* Wednesday, December 26: Dynamite Entertainment for March, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chornicles, DC Comics roundup, Dynamite Entertaiment for March, IDW Publishing First Looks and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, December 25: Family Guy, Markosia Publishing for March and First Looks.

* Monday, December 24: Boom! Studios for March, Desperado Pubishing for March, Ape Entertaiment for March and Arcana Studio for March.

* Sunday, December 23: Red 5 Comics for March and Digital Webbing for March.

* Saturday, December 22: The Simpsons, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Oni Press for March, Aspen Comics for March and First Looks.

* Friday, December 21: Legion of Super Heroes, The Batman, Marvel First Looks and Bongo Comics for March.

* Thursday, December 20: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Transformers: Animated, X-Men: Messiah Complex and First Looks.

* Wednesday, December 19: IDW Publishing for March, Avatar Press for March, Image Comics for March and Top Cow Productions for March.

* Tuesday, December 18: Marvel Comics for March and DC Comics roundup.

* Monday, December 17: DC Comics for March, Archie Comics for March and First Looks.

* Sunday, December 16: Chloe Sullivan in the DC Universe, Moonstone Books for April and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Saturday, December 15: First Looks.

* Friday, December 14: Marvel First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Thursday, December 13: The Dark Knight, Whiteout, DC Comics trade paperbacks for July/August, Oni Press' Jumper Jumpscars and First Looks.

* Wednesday, December 12: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, DC Comics trade paperbacks for June/July, The Batman, Knight Rider, Aliens vs. Predator -- Requiem and First Looks.

* Tuesday, December 11: Dark Horse Comics for March, Viper Comics for March, DC Comics roundup, Bluewater expands Ray Harryhausen line, Transfuzion Publishing launches and First Looks.

* Monday, December 10: Whiteout, The Dark Knight, Smallville's Laura Vandervoort, Jughead's new look, Witchblade anime, Roger Stern talks JLA: Classified, I Am Legend's Will Smith, UDON's new Street Fighter titles and First Looks.

* Sunday, December 9: Dark Horse First Looks, Marvel/Del Rey manga and Boomerang episodes in January.

* Saturday, December 8: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and First Looks.

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