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Headline News Academy Honors Matte Painting and Digital Environments

The Academy hosts the final event in its three-week VFX Convergence craft series, “From Matte Paintings to Full Environments and Set Extensions,” moderated by visual effects branch governor Craig Barron and visual effects branch member Theresa Rygiel.

Headline News Framestore Wins Big at Clio Awards

Visual effects company Framestore wins two awards for Best Visual Effects at the Clios, taking silver for Qualcomm Snapdragon “Coming Soon” and bronze for the groundbreaking simulation VFX used to dismantle the Nissan Altima in “Wouldn’t It Be Cool.”

Headline News Little Airplane Strikes Deal with Jada Toys for 'Small Potatoes'

Little Airplane Productions signs Jada Toys as the new Global Master Toy Partner for “Small Potatoes,” further extending the hit preschool series’ licensing reach.

Headline News Montreal Stop Motion Festival Issues Call for Entries

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival issues a call for entries for the fifth edition of the festival, which will take place in October.

Headline News Nickelodeon Leads Daytime Emmy Animation Nominations

Nickelodeon leads the pack in the Children’s Animated Program race, with four out of five nominated series -- “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Robot and Monster,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” -- up against PBS’ “Wordgirl.”

Headline News 2013 Student Academy Award Finalists Announced

Thirty-eight students from 17 U.S. colleges and universities as well as nine students from foreign universities are selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition.

Headline News CINEMA 4D Boosts GFX for 'Oblivion'

An award-winning team of motion graphics designers and animators leverage MAXON’s CINEMA 4D software application to visualize and design the complex in-camera and on-screen motion-graphics sequences in Universal Pictures’ “Oblivion.”

Headline News One Club Announces Parisfx Showcase

The One Club announces the addition of Parisfx to the Creative Week 2013 program in order to showcase the most creative and innovative French companies in digital arts and VFX.

Headline News FX to Develop Animated 'Bigfoot' Series

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to develop animated “Bigfoot” series at FX; "American Dad" writer Matt McKenna is on board to develop the project, which is based on the faux autobiography books by Graham Roumieu.

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