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Blogs Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

In a hastily assembled Friday press conference, five of the world’s top animation studios announced that by 2018, all their animated feature film and TV work will be produced by cage-free animators.

Blogs Are You Shameless?

By Lisa Kaye | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12:19pm

With the way the world is rolling these days, despite the decrease in unemployment, how you get and keep the job you want is becoming like an unrealistic game show challenge. But you do have to ask yourself, if it really, really, really was up to you to stand up and deliver in the face of the extreme-do you have what it takes to be shameless?

Blogs Increasing Obesity at Studios Driving Up Commissary Costs, Afternoon Nap Rates

Studios must do more to curb obesity, as commissary operation costs and productivity losses from afternoon naps are rising at an alarming rate, a group of international health officials are warning.

Blogs THE STORY OF ANIMAGIC, A cross-border North/South of Ireland Film Project

As I came off the stage, an assistant from the Film Council noted that I might not want to use the word “Republic” when speaking of Ireland. “Republic” was a flashpoint because many folks up North saw “Republic” as a claim to the entire island North and South. Some people viewed this as a political tinderbox and a possible killing offense.

Blogs Digital Domain Creates Holograms of Nine Old Men to Helm New Animated Feature

On the heels of their wildly popular digital resurrection of rapper Tupac Shakur, Digital Domain announced they have successfully “resurrected” Disney’s Nine Old Men as holograms with plans to have them co-direct a new animated feature film.

Blogs Screening of Films by Future Unemployed Animators Announced

Eastern Whittier State University will be screening a program of senior thesis films by graduating animation students, almost all of whom will never find jobs in animation.

Blogs Your Job Deal Breakers

By Lisa Kaye | Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12:37pm

When it comes to finding and ACCEPTING a job offer we all have our lists. Yes, I’m talking about your Job Deal Breakers. We all have them whether we really ever sit down and list them out or not. So when you're wondering if you should be happy where you are or start thinking about greener pastures, consider your Job Deal Breakers.

Blogs Jason Statham Says No to 'Tiny Transporter Adventures' Animated Series

It looks as if the brainchild of director Luc Besson and the Sesame Workshop will have to proceed without the talents of action star Jason Statham, who this past Friday officially bowed out of a planned preschool animated series based on the Transporter movie franchise.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 31

Special Guest: Dr. Janeann Dill

On this epic-sode, Joel discovers the vast musical range of a rubber band; Alan discovers his lack of interest. Then, Dr. Janeann Dill, physician to the arts, discusses the breaking of art history, animation balm, the deep south, and legendary animation artist, educator, and innovator Jules Engel.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 30

Welcome to 2012 with FFAF's very special Valentine's Day Special! Who, what, where, when, why, and how do Joel and Alan love? Then, animator/sculptor/toy-designer Gina Kamentsky joins the talk to discuss found-footage animation, kinetic esthetics, thorns in butts, and her new autobiography, Gloves and Goggles: The Gina Kamentsky Story.

Blogs A&E Greenlights 'Animation Festival Jury Wars' Reality Series

A&E announced it has greenlit production on a new original unscripted real-life series, Animation Festival Jury Wars, a candid look into the vicious and cutthroat world of pre-selection jurying, where back-stabbing, chair throwing, hair pulling and name calling are common.

Blogs The Friday Five - The Crowd, the Cloud, and the Chaos (Week of 4/13/12)

The Friday Five: Week of 4/13/12 - For the Remainder (Omer Ben David), MATATORO (Mauro Carraro, , Raphaël Calamote, Jérémy Pasquet), Solipsist (Andrew Thomas Huang), Remington Requiem (Jules Guérin), unnamed soundsculpture (Dan Franke, Cedric Kiefer)

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