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An Interview with Marc Petit, Senior VP of Autodesk M&E

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 3:32pm

Marc Petit, Senior Vice President of Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment division, talks about how studios are meeting the challenges of economic uncertainty and workforce globalization and how his company plans to meet future need for technology tools, including adoption of Open Source standards.


X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (2011) (***1/2)

Class is the key word in the title of this film. The series is back in the same class as the first two. The inherent issue with bringing the X-Men to the screen is the amount of characters. This film simplifies what has been addressed in the previous films by putting Professor X and Magneto at the forefront.

Alien Headline News

Alien At Large Surfaces at Platinum & Practical

Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,000 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, and Practical Pictures, producer of the "American Pie" and "Final Destination" franchises, announced today that they are jointly developing the Platinum Studios graphic novel "Alien At Large" as a feature film.

Headline News

Image Metrics Releases PortableYou Platform For Customizable 3D Avatar Creation

Image Metrics (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology, today announced the availability of PortableYou, a groundbreaking new platform for developers as well as online and mobile entertainment, social network and communications companies.


An Interview with Disney Supervising Animator Clay Kaytis

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 1:09pm

Clay Kaytis, a 16 year veteran of Walt Disney Animation,talks about the production of Tangled, meeting the challenge of creating the studio's 50th animated feature, and how Glen Keane's consistent and skilled leadership challenged the CG artists to bring realistic motion, acting and feeling to the film.

Entertainment Headline News

Source Code Coming to VOD Before DVD/Blu-ray

Summit Home Entertainment announced today that its Sci-fi film SOURCE CODE will be available to consumers via VOD and EST on Friday, July 8, 2011, approximately two weeks prior to the film’s home entertainment release date of Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

Comedy Blogs

KUNG FU PANDA 2 (2011) (***)

This follow-up does what all follow-ups should do and that is to extend the story instead of simply trying to replicate it. In the original, Po the Panda, the greatest kung fu fanboy of all time, was astonishingly chosen as the legendary dragon warrior, the hero destined to save kung fu. In this chapter, with him finding his kung fu groove, he must save kung fu from a new weapon and its wielder, a vindictive peacock determined to take over China. Po must find inner peace to overcome this awesome threat.