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Headline News Boinx Software Releases FotoMagico 3

Press Release from Boinx Software

Munich, Germany -- May 12th, 2009. Boinx Software today releases FotoMagico 3, a major update to its award-winning storytelling software for digital photographers. FotoMagico 3 introduces many new features to create professional slideshows in pristine quality. FotoMagico 3 makes it easy to mix photos with HD movies as provided by many recent DSLRs.

Headline News SIGGRAPH Selects Computer Animation Fest Nominees

SIGGRAPH announces the selection of award nominees for the SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival to be held in New Orleans this August. Nominees were chosen from 770 submissions from around the globe, presented by both professional studios and students alike. In all, more than 140 films will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival. The award winners will be announced during the conference.

Headline News Entity FX Scores Second Emmy Award For Sport Science

Press Release from Entity FX

Santa Monica, CA (April 30, 2009) -- Film, television and commercial visual effects company Entity FX has landed a 2009 Sports Emmy Award for its work on the television series SPORT SCIENCE. The award marks Entity FX's second Emmy accolade for the show, which is produced by BASE Productions and airs on Fox Sports Network (FSN).

Headline News Larry The Cable Guy Gets the "Royale" Treatment in Comedy Central Roast

Press Release from Royale

Los Angeles, CA - (April 28, 2009) - Motion design & production house Royale was called upon by COMEDY CENTRAL to create some fun and glitz for the show open for the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Larry The Cable Guy."

Headline News Digital Kitchen Standardizes on Boris Continuum Complete

Press Release from Boris FX

Marlborough MA -- April 28, 2009 -- Boris FX , the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced that Digital Kitchen recently standardized on Boris Continuum Complete AE (BCC AE) for its Adobe After Effects systems, purchasing 65 licenses to give its artists a wide range of tools and plug-ins in one unified visual effects suite.

Headline News Stun Creative Names Jeremy Colfer As VP, Branded Content and Development

Press Release from Stun Creative

Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2009 -- Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, co-presidents of Stun Creative, an award-winning agency and production company, have named Jeremy Colfer as Vice President, Branded Content and Development, a new post.

Headline News Boinx Software joins Noise Industries, Releases FxTiles FxPack at NAB 2009

Press Release from Noise Industries

Boston MA -- April 20, 2009 - Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets announced that new development partner Boinx Software, has released the FxTiles FxPack at NAB 2009.

Headline News X-Men Trilogy, Caprica & Sin City on Blu-ray, Squidbillies & Freakazoid on DVD

The X-MEN Trilogy and SIN CITY hit Blu-ray for the first time, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA prequel CAPRICA hits DVD, plus DVD set releases of FREAKAZOID, TINY TOON ADVENTURES and SQUIDBILLIES, for release April 21, 2009.


Headline News Autodesk Launches Flare, Smoke, Flint and More at NAB 2009

Autodesk announced the 2010 releases of Smoke and Flint software for editorial finishing and vfx, while also unveiling the 2009 Extension 1 releases of Lustre and Incinerator color grading software. In addition, the company launched Autodesk Flare software, a creative companion to the 2010 releases of Flame and Inferno vfx systems. The new releases are being showcased in the Autodesk booth SL2120 at NAB 2009 in Las Vegas, which runs through Thursday.

Headline News Toei's Mononoke to Screen at Nippon Connection

Press Release from Toei Animation Co. Ltd.

JAPAN (April 16, 2009) -- Toei Animation announced today that MONONOKE has been chosen to screen at this year's Nippon Connection taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from April 15-19.

Headline News VIZ Media Licenses Anime to FUNimation for U.S. TV Launch

Press Release from VIZ Media, LLC

San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2009 -- VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that five of its animation series will launch on the FUNimation Channel, the premiere anime network from FUNimation Entertainment and OlympuSAT, and will debut in late Spring and Summer 2009. Titles include BUSO RENKIN, HONEY AND CLOVER, HUNTER X HUNTER, MONSTER, and NANA.

Headline News Digital Domain Names Thad Beier Head of CG

Press Release from Digital Domain

Venice, CA -- April 16, 2009 -- Digital production studio Digital Domain has named veteran Visual Effects Supervisor and technologist Thad Beier to the new position of Head of CG. In this role Beier will oversee production technology and long-term facility planning to ensure that artists across all feature productions can create the highest quality images efficiently and effectively.

Headline News Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug Public Beta

Press Release from Boris FX

Marlborough MA -- April 16, 2009 -- Boris FX , the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that a public beta of Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug (BCC 6 FxPlug) for Apple Pro Video Applications is now available.

Headline News Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion to Stream on Crunchyroll

San Francisco, CA (April 15, 2009) Crunchyroll announced today that it is partnering with Bandai Channel to bring blockbuster hits CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion from legendary anime studio Sunrise to Crunchyroll starting today. More information can be found at

Headline News Anime Expo 2009 to Bring Back Ax Idol Season 7

Press Release from Anime Expo

Anaheim, California (April 15, 2009) -- Think you got what it takes to be the next AX Idol? Thousands will audition for the most coveted singing and voice acting contest at the nation's largest Anime/Manga convention and win amazing prizes! Anime Expo 2009 will be held from July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website

Headline News Phoenix Editorial Launches Sister Company Bonfire

Press Release from Phoenix Editorial

San Francisco, CA (April 14, 2009) -- Phoenix Editorial announced that it has launched Bonfire, a motion design and integrated media company. The company has also promoted Julia Sonder-Patchin from producer to executive producer, where she will oversee creative output across Phoenix Editorial and Bonfire under the aegis of company president Lisa Hinman.

Headline News China Digital Animation Development Gets New Contract

Press Release from China Digital Animation Development, Inc.

NEW YORK, April 14, 2009 -- China Digital Animation Development, Inc. (OTC BB:CHDA.OB - News) announced that it has signed a contract with China Harbin PINGE Culture Communication Corporation for a post-production project consisting of a series of 56 animated renderings. The project will commence immediately, and it is expected to be complete in 6 months. The total project value is US$800,000.

Headline News Contour Design Releases ShuttlePRO and ShuttleXpress Settings

Press Release from Contour Design

Windham NH -- April 14, 2009 -- Contour Design, a market leader in audio/video editing devices, has released new ShuttlePRO and ShuttleXpress drivers with optimized settings for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Apple Final Cut Studio 2, and Avid Liquid 7. The driver includes new settings for the following video editing, audio editing, and graphics applications:

-- Adobe After Effects CS3 & CS4-- Adobe Encore CS3 & CS4-- Adobe Flash CS3 & CS4-- Adobe Illustrator CS3 & CS4