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Blogs Cameron Talks Avatar at the Skywalker Ranch

January 7th I was fortunate enough to (once again) see James Cameron’s Avatar on the big screen, projected in the Stag Theater at the Skywalker Ranch in Dolby 3D Digital Cinema. There’s nothing like a state-of- the-art theater to really set the hook for the 3D experience. The film also proves that improving image quality is perhaps the easiest goal to accomplish in this day of technical marvels.

Headline News A New Webb For Spider-Man

Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Headline News IMAX Reports Continued Box Office Success With Avatar

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 12:52pm

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar, which just received Golden Globe(R) awards for Best Picture and Best Director,continued to deliver strong box office results in IMAX(R) theatres during the four-day weekend from Friday, January 15 through Monday, January 18.

Headline News Leonardo DiCaprio to Narrate New IMAX 3-D Space Film Hubble 3-D

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 7:40am

Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that three-time Academy-Award(R) nominee Leonardo DiCaprio will narrate Hubble 3D.

Headline News Informatix Unveils 3-D Design Visualization Software

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:45am

Informatix Software International (ISI), the authors of both Piranesi and the well loved MicroGDS BIM solution, announces the imminent release on January 25th of two new versions of its world-leading Piranesi 3D design visualisation software, Piranesi 2010 Pro and Piranesi 2010 Lite.

Headline News Iron Man 2 Readies for Select IMAX Theatres on May 7

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:19am

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX - News) (TSX:IMX - News), Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures today announced that the highly-anticipated action-adventure Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey, Jr., will be released to digital IMAX(R) theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release on May 7, 2010.

Headline News Walt Disney Studios Names Sean Bailey President of Production

Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios (TWDS), announced today that Sean Bailey has been named President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production as the segment continues to restructure its operation.

Headline News (500) Days Director Casts Web on Next Spidey

Deadline Hollywood reports that Marc Webb ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER) is Sony's lead choice to helm the reboot of the SPIDER-MAN franchise. SPIDEY producers and exec find that Webb showed an understanding of young people in SUMMER, which fits well with the new high school set direction for the franchise. Screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt has brought Peter Parker back to his teens. Other directors on Sony's list include heavyweights like James Cameron, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson.

Headline News Almost Alice Gets Musical Treatment at Buena Vista

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:59am

Buena Vista Records will release two albums capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved books and visionary director Tim Burton. ALMOST ALICE is a 16-song compilation featuring ALICE IN WONDERLAND’S end credit track “Alice (Underground)” written by Avril Lavigne and produced by Butch Walker.

Headline News NVIDIA Collaborates With Weta to Accelerate Visual Effects for Avatar

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:27am

Avatar, the breakthrough stereoscopic 3-D feature film from James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox opened on December 18, 2009 with a record breaking opening weekend of over $77 million for any 3-D movie, and grossing over $1 billion worldwide since then.

Headline News PipelineFX Launches Integration With Adobe After Effects

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:07am

PipelineFX, makers of Qube! - the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today the addition of advanced features for its render management support that integrates with Adobe After Effects.

Headline News The Third Floor Turns to StudioGPU MachStudio Pro

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 5:43am

As more movies, television shows and games move toward the total Stereoscopic 3-D (S3-D) experience, S3-D is generating unprecedented excitement and interest at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas this week.

Headline News IMAX Announces Digital 3-D Motion Picture Camera Initiative

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 5:35am

On the heels of this week's announcement between IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX), Discovery Communications and Sony Corporation to create a cable television network devoted entirely to 3-D content, IMAX today announced that it is developing its first IMAX(R) 3-D digital camera.

Blogs Notes from under the Otaku

Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!

Headline News Academy Hands Out Sci-Tech Honors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Headline News Samsung, DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor Team for 3-D

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:54am

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and Technicolor today announced that they have formed a global strategic alliance for the delivery of a complete 3D home entertainment solution in 2010.

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