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Idiots' Diary #1: The Ongoing Travails of Distributing my Feature, 'Idiots & Angels'

A lot of you people have been following my travails with Idiots & Angels. First, making the film, then in distributing the film. In fact, I always say there are 3 major steps in the success of a film.

Headline News

Regulators Dismiss Icahn's Lionsgate Complaint

On July 28, the British Columbia Securities Commission dismissed Carl Icahn's application to halt Lionsgate's recent debt-to-equity swap, which diluted Icahn's shares in the production company, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Imax Headline News

IMAX Calls Special Meeting to Elect New Directors

MAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced a special meeting of shareholders, scheduled for September 28, 2010 in New York, NY, to elect two directors to fill vacancies created by the recent increase in the number of directors from seven to nine. The nominees for election are I. Martin Pompadur and Eric A. Demirian.

Production Headline News

Southpaw to Unveil New Asset Management Solution, TACTIC 3.0, at SIGGRAPH 2010

Southpaw Technology cures production chaos with more customizable reporting and scheduling, a more flexible interface, and a handful of new 3rd party integrations

Headline News

Khronos Drives Rapid Evolution of Cross-Platform 3D Graphics with Release of OpenGL 4.1 Specification

The Khronos™ Group today announced the immediate release of the OpenGL® 4.1 specification, bringing the very latest graphics functionality to the most advanced and widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface).

Headline News

“Melody Street” Creates Broadcast Magic for Kids with StudioGPU MachStudio Pro

Magical World Creators Rely on Real-time Non-linear 3D Workflow and Rendering to Successfully Mix Live Action with Animation

Animation Headline News

Designer Sues Animation Collective

Designer Kelly Denato has filed suit against Animation Collective alleging that she has not been paid royalties owed her on the character designs for the series ELLEN'S ACRES, reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

Visual Headline News

VES Announces Release of The VES Handbook Of Visual Effects

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is proud to announce that The VES Handbook of Visual Effects is now available to everyone who wants to learn or needs to know about the art and science of visual effects.

Cartoon Headline News

Rob O'Neill Named VP, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network

Rob O’Neill has been named to the newly-created position of vice president, program scheduling at Cartoon Network, it was announced today by Stacey Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Headline News

NewTek Appoints Rob Powers VP of 3D Development

NewTek, worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced that Rob Powers has been promoted to vice president of 3D development. Powers will oversee the design and development of NewTek's 3D products, leveraging his extensive experience in the visual effects and film production industry.

Autodesk Headline News

Pfeiffer Publishes Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max Productivity Reports

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is announcing the publication of four research reports from Pfeiffer Consulting quantifying the specific performance, productivity and efficiency gains of Autodesk Maya 2011 and Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 software...