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Headline News

Weinsteins Launch VOD Arm

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:10pm

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have joined forces with TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein to create a new TWC label to bring new films and other specialty entertainment to audiences simultaneously across multiple digital and traditional platforms.

Studio Headline News

Rushes’ MGFX Studio Target Bin Laden

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:08pm

Rushes’ MGFX Studio have contributed a variety of motion graphics and CG VFX to bring to life one of the most important events of the 21st century: The story behind the plan to capture one of the world’s most infamous and elusive terrorists, Osama Bin Laden.

Headline News

Luxology Extends Research Agreement with UC Berkeley

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:52am

A research partnership just renewed between Luxology and UC Berkeley’s School of Architecture is pushing the boundaries of modo, Luxology's innovative 3D modeling tool.

Software Headline News

E-on Software Ships LumenRT Review Release 1.3

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:51am

e-on software the leader in 3D sky, light and nature technologies, today announced the availability of a new update for LumenRT Review for SketchUp, the companyís revolutionary new real-time 3D product for the visualization of architectural projects.

Post Headline News

Creative Post Selects Mistika for DI & Stereo 3D

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:40am

Recognising the significance of investing in Mistika, established and leading Canadian post company Creative Post, has purchased an SGO Mistika 4K post production system with Stereo 3D DI capabilities.

Animation Headline News

Kung Fu Panda 2's Yuh Nelson Becomes Highest-Grossing Female Director Of All-Time

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that its summer blockbuster, Kung Fu Panda 2, has grossed over $645 million globally to date, making Jennifer Yuh Nelson the highest-grossing female director of a film at the worldwide box office.

Headline News

Rango To Be Honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, have announced that "Rango" will receive this year's Hollywood Animation Award at the festival's gala ceremony on October 24, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Blu-ray Headline News

X-Men: First Class Enrolls on Blu-ray, DVD

Before they were superheroes, the fate of humanity depended on an extraordinary group of youngsters who went on to become X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Based on the international bestselling Marvel Comics franchise, this box office hit bursts onto Blu-ray and DVD Friday, September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Imax Headline News

Contagion Coming to IMAX

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the thriller Contagion, from Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh will open in 257 domestic IMAX theatres Sept. 9, 2011, simultaneously with its North American wide release.

Headline News

Click 3X Teams With CBS Sports for the U.S. Open

When CBS Sports wanted to create an exciting new graphic package for the 2011 U.S. Open, they teamed up with Manhattan-based Click 3X, a full-service creative group specializing in on-air promotion and network branding.

Headline News

New Australian Toy Licensee Appointed For Fireman Sam & Bob The Builder

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, and Haven Licensing, have today announced the appointment of Big Balloon as Australian toy licensee for popular pre-school brands Fireman Sam and Bob the Builder.

Films Headline News

Well Go USA Picks Up Two News Films from Grudge Creator

Well Go USA has preemptively acquired all North American distribution rights including theatrical, DVD, Digital, VOD and Television to the upcoming 3D horror thriller TORMENTED from Hong Kong/Netherlands-based Fortissimo Films.

Home Headline News

Vampire Diaries: Second Season Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

Unending suspense, undying romance. The second chapter in the story of two sexy vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl comes to home video on August 30, as Warner Home Video releases The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray.

Headline News

BIGSMACK Creates Promos For NatGeo’s George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview

It’s a frozen-in-time moment when everything changed for America. The moment just before the first plane struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, rendered dramatically in photo-real 3D animation by BIGSMACK for National Geographic channel’s promo for the special: George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview.