Plus: Imax, UN in programme to effect change.

Paramount Pictures will not distirbute animation title The Little Prince in the US on March 18 and will no longer handle the film. Director Mark Osborne tweeted the development and advised followers that it will be released by another distributor later this year.

  • Imax Corp and the United Nations Environment Programme will convene a panel discussion on Wednesday at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles to discuss the power of film to effect change. The panel is the first step in the partners’ initiative to promote solutions for climate change and the UN’s sustainability goals. 
  • Glydascope Magnet Films is handling the US release of the apocalyptic satirical comedy Hot. Victor Warren directs and Dallas Sonnier produces the film, which launches exclusively on the streaming video service VHX backed by angel investors including Chris Sacca and Fred designed to empower independent artists to sell video content directly with their audience.