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VES Summit Speakers Announced

Visual Effects Society announces featured sessions for 2013 VES Summit; former AMPAS presidents forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover expert and VFX experts panel on new models for profitability.

Animation Headline News

The Academy Celebrates Animator Richard Williams

The Academy celebrates the animated genius of Richard Williams with “This Amazing Medium,” an animation master class and retrospective tour with the Oscar-winning animator on Friday, October 4, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Dreamworks Headline News

DreamWorks Acquires Chapman Entertainment Library

DreamWorks Animation expands its TV portfolio with the acquisition of the Chapman Entertainment Library, including beloved brands Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car,Raa Raa the Noisy Lion and Little Charley Bear.

Award Headline News

The Artery’s Sharabani Named First Flame Award Recipient

At this year’s IBC, The Autodesk Flame community names Vico Sharabani, Flame Artist, ECD and Right-Brain of The Artery VFX, the very first Flame Award winner.

Million Headline News

Box Office Report: 'Insidious Chapter 2' Wins Weekend

Opening on Friday the 13th, horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2 tops the box office, followed by Luc Besson's mob comedy The Family and Universal and Vin Diesel’s Riddick.

Artists Headline News

The Foundry Introduces Nuke 8

The Foundry announces the availability later this year of Nuke 8, a brand new version of the company’s industry standard compositing software with more creative control, cutting-edge advancements and future-proofed 3D workflow.

Headline News

June Foray to Celebrate 96th Birthday with 'Phantom Tollbooth' Appearance

Legendary voice actress June Foray celebrates her 96th birthday at a special screening of the Chuck Jones feature, The Phantom Tollbooth, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, September 21.

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Italy’s VIEW Conference Unveils Stellar 2013 Program

Italy’s VIEW Conference unveils a stellar program for 2013, including panels and workshops with ILM’s Roger Guyett, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Image Engine’s Peter Muyzers,

Painting Headline News

Ballistic Unveils 'Matte Painting 3'

Ballistic Media announces pre-sales for the 240-page d’artiste: Matte Painting 3, the long-awaited sequel to Matte Painting and Matte Painting 2 with master artists David Luong, Damien Macé and Milan Schere.

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WB Expands 'Harry Potter' Universe

Warner Bros. Entertainment announces an “expanded creative partnership” with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, with a new film series inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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