VFX industry leaders discuss a proposed plan aimed at addressing subsidies during a panel at the CG conference.
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The Walt Disney Studios to develop best-selling Book “Artemis Fowl” with producer Harvey Weinstein and executive producers Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal.
Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation, announces that a second season of the hit Disney Channel series Gravity Falls has been ordered.
Visual effects production studio Rodeo FX tackles a comprehensive array of creative and technological challenges in the company’s ninth collaboration with ILM to create and produce 200 visual effects shots for Pacific Rim.
Stop-motion animator Rachel Johnson launches a Kickstarter campaign for her newest short film, Henrietta Bulkowski.
Twentieth Television shops off-network syndication rights to the long-running animated series in the coming year.
Twentieth Century Fox’s Wolverine tops the box office this weekend, opening to $55 million domestically and $86.1 million internationally for a worldwide total of $141.1 million, the strongest opening ever for an X-Men title.
The Academy keynote presentation at SIGGRAPH 2013, “The Giants’ First Steps,” featuring the student works and early careers of animation directors Ron Clements, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Lima, Mike Mitchell, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick, David Silverman and Kirk Wise, is released online.
MPC teams with MJZ’s Victor Garcia to create a spot that follows the cross-country travels of a tiny plastic bottle with big dreams for The Ad Council.
Amberwood Entertainment and Big Jump Productions partner with TVOKids to develop a new pre-school series, Shutterbug.
Nickelodeon partners with Activision Publishing to develop video games featuring SpongeBob SquarePants.
2TEN partners again with director Gore Verbinski to provide practical effects for Disney’s Lone Ranger.
Cubic Motion boosts facial mocap with a new service supplying advanced facial tracking for rapid and efficient analysis of facial video capture or other data.
Rabbit Studio takes the title in Cut&Paste’s Tournament Artwork at SIGGRAPH 2013 by re-imaging the Mark Twain as a Lucha Libre.
The Levitow family gifts the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with animation art and related production material from the career of animator Abe Levitow.
Esri to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of CityEngine and other GIS solutions for digital artists in film, television, and game design at SIGGRAPH 2013.
Autodesk releases Autodesk FBX Review, a free, animation tool to conduct detailed reviews of a wide range of 3D assets.
Sony Pictures Imageworks and Industrial Light & Magic release the jointly-developed open-source project that facilitates the sharing scenes across software applications, Alembic 1.5.