Former Süperfad creative director David Viau joins forces with industry vets Rob Sanborn and Jon Segress to form new Seattle-based design-driven production company Black Lodge.
Stardust partners with Proof Advertising to create a short film for Baylor University from archival footage treated with layers of graphic textures, paralax effects, shot elements (like fire and lens flairs) and hand-drawn illustrations.
Bi-coastal animation and VFX company MassMarket announces the appointment of JJ Wilmoth as Executive Producer for MassMarket LA.
ASIFA-Hollywood announces its call for entries for the 41st Annual Annie Awards, to begin Tuesday, September 3.
Motion Theory’s directorial team Akama creates a short animated trailer for Ubisoft’s upcoming cross-platform game Rayman Legends.
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios helps create a new social film, “The Power Inside,” for Intel and Toshiba via agency Pereira & O’Dell, San Francisco.
KingsIsle Entertainment taps Clockwork VFX to create the launch ads for online games Pirate101 and Wizard101.
Digital Domain promotes Terry Clotiaux to president of feature films; Rich Flier is promoted to president of advertising and games.
UK-based animation studio Young and illustrator Peter Donnelly team with ad agency Network Warrington to create a 1950s-influenced animation promoting the new Midas Card.
Toucan Sam and his nephews return in Froot Detector, a new spot for Kellogg’s Froot Loops Treasures, from Nathan Love.
Wolf & Crew present a day-in-the-life of Dave as he escapes a Plants vs. Zombies skirmish in the new trailer for Plants vs. Zombies Part 2: It’s About Time!
New York animation boutique Ace & Son Moving Picture Co. collaborates with Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove to create an expansive promotional campaign.
Executive Producer Blythe Dalton Klippsten joins design-centric bi-coastal production company Stardust, where she will oversee the day-to-day management of the company’s Los Angeles projects.