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Blogs VIEW Conference Unveils 2012 Highlights

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1:53pm

Dedicated to bringing together experts from around the world to inspire, engage, teach, and astound, VIEW, Italy’s leading computer graphics symposium, proudly announces highlights from its upcoming 13th annual confab.

Blogs Genndy Tartakovsky Presents Exclusive Footage of Hotel Transylvania at VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:06pm

The VIEW Conference is proud to announce that award winning director Genndy Tartakovsky (“Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Samurai Jack,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars”) will present and discuss his feature film debut, Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D monster comedy Hotel Transylvania, for the first time in Italy during the 2012 conference, October 16 to 19 in Turin, Italy.

Blogs Annecy 2012 - More Impressions

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:46pm

As the week winds down and I find myself craving a simple green salad, I figured I'd share more images from my time at the festival. Formal write-ups will have to wait until early next week I'm afraid, when I've recovered from the jet lag, the lack of sleep and the searing memory of a student film in competition depicting a man being sodomized by an umbrella.

Blogs Have The Annies Become Relevant Again?

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:10pm

If you asked me whether the Annies had become irrelevant a few years ago, I, and many in and around the animation industry, would have quickly said, yes. But see what a few years have done. The Disney boycott really forced the hand of ASIFA and put them into a position to fix the problems many had been complaining about for years. Moves such as keeping Annie voting to professionals and forming the member's favorite category for the larger membership have gone a long way in bringing a sense of legitimacy back to the long running awards show.

Blogs 2012 Kidscreen Summit: Key Market For Those That Hustle

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:10am

To get the most out of KidScreen, you need to set up as many meetings as you can ahead of time and on the fly with other delegates and/or companies. In order to have meetings, you need to have something to talk about and that's usually a property you'd like to pitch or an idea of what you'd like to option with which you'd like to partner. The opportunities are there, but dance cards fill up quickly.

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