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California Visual Effects Industry Gets Weaker Every Day

Several years ago an article in the Los Angeles Times an unnamed producer was quoted as saying “If I don’t put a visual effects house out of business, I haven’t done my job.” Visual effects folks all over the business found themselves searching for the name of this offender and a rope.

Studio Headline News

Netflix and Warner Bros. Reach Agreement on Release Schedule

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10:32am

Access to new DVD and Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros. will not be available for rental until 28 days after their release, according to an accord the studio reached with Netflix, VARIETY reports.

Headline News

Panasonic Introduces Full HD 3-D Technology

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:38am

One year after announcing a major commitment to the development of Full HD 3D television, Panasonic has today made good on its promise by introducing a complete lineup of Full HD 3D consumer products.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network and NBA Extend Partnership for Ben 10: Alien Force

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:00am

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today a renewal and expansion of their co-branding partnership between the league and the hit boys’ action franchise, Ben 10 Alien Force.

Avatar Headline News

Fujinon Lenses Used by Avatar Director of Photography

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:03am

Writer, Director and Producer James Cameron, and Vince Pace, DP, Co-inventor of the Fusion 3D camera system, and founder of PACE, chose Fujinon lenses for production of the ground breaking 3D epic feature Avatar, released December 18th.

Marvel Headline News

Disney's Marvel Deal Sweetened With Stake in POW!

Turns out Disney got more than meets the eye with its merger deal with Marvel Entertainment. The conglomerate also expanded ties with POW! Entertainment, a company led by Stan Lee, the man who once ran Marvel and co-created many of its main characters, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Imax Headline News

Avatar Now IMAX's Highest-Grossing First-Run Hollywood Title

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 4, 2010 at 12:45pm

MAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar continued its record-breaking box office run over its third weekend, grossing approximately $8.7 million from 179 IMAX(R) theatres domestically from January 1 through January 3, 2010.

Imax Headline News

IMAX Achieves $100 Million Box Office Milestone in 4Q 2009

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 4, 2010 at 12:42pm

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009, IMAX DMR(R) gross box office worldwide reached the $100 million milestone, a first for the Company and an approximate 225% increase over last year's fourth quarter box office of approximately $31 million.

Headline News

Ford Uses Hollywood Motion-Capture Software Behind Avatar to Improve Vehicle Designs

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:57am

Leaping into the world of virtual engineering, Ford Motor Company now employs the same type of motion-capture technology used to create films like “Avatar,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Shrek” to design vehicles that are more comfortable and enjoyable to drive.