Note: This isn't really "news" per say, it's just a popular podcast that talked about Central Park Media and John O'Donnell. Still thought I'd report it.
It is very interesting to listen to it. They discuss John O'Donnell, Central Park Media, many of their titles, and their downfall in great detail. It's very informative, and well worth the time to listen to it. Their final note about O'Donnell was that they'd be surprised if John O'Donnell doesn't get back into the anime industry in one way or another. I'd have to agree with that.
Listen to the podcast here.
The site they mention in the podcast is Vuze. Many of CPM's anime titles are still legally avaible to download (for free) from Vuze.com . To browse through titles hit the right arrow key on the bottom right hand corner of the website.
The titles include: Maze, Dominion Tank Police, Descendants of Darkness, Garaga, A Wind Named Amnesia, Guardian of Darkness, Black Jack, Legend of Himiko, Ayane's High Kick, Project A-ko, Knights of Ramune, MD Geist, Fencer of Minerva , The Revolutionary Girl Utena Movie, Geobreeders, Demon City Shinjuku, Munto, Odin - Starlight Mutiny . Jannik Hastrup's animated film "The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear" and the famouse Korean stop motion-animated film "Doggie Poo" are also avaible to download for free on Vuze. Many Live Action titles from CPM are also still avaible to download for free from Vuze. It is not known at this time how long those titles will be avaible to legally download, due to Central Park Media's recent filing for bankrucpty.