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.
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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 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.
Chaos Group ships V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp which provides faster rendering, better lighting tools, and more.
Stardust teams up with GSD&M to create a promotional film for Southwest’s new in-flight service of Free Live TV.
South Park honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program; new 17th season kicks off with ten all-new episodes on Wednesday, September 25.
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.
DHX Media acquires Ragdoll Worldwide, owner of Teletubbies and In The Night Garden children’s brands.
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.
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.
Academy Award winning Moonbot Studios creates a mobile arcade-style adventure game and animated short film, The Scarecrow, to help promote Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Prime Focus World was entrusted by Warner Bros. as the sole conversion partner for the 75th anniversary celebration of The Wizard of Oz, rereleased in IMAX 3D beginning September 20.
VIZ Media announces the release of Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower on DVD And Blu-Ray; world’s most popular ninja returns in his seventh anime feature film for an action-packed time-travelling adventure.
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.
OIAF announces talks, presentations and workshops with animators including Craig Bartlett, JG Quintel, Adam Elliot, Chris Landreth and highly acclaimed Oscar-nominee Koji Yamamura.
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,
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.
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.