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Headline News Universal Celebrates 100 Years

Universal will mark its 100th anniversary in 2012, and will commemorate its centennial with a yearlong celebration including major film restorations, a new logo unveiling, home entertainment offerings, theme park celebrations, signature events and a sweeping social media campaign.

Headline News Blackmagic Design Announces New Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt Technology

Blackmagic Design today announced Intensity Shuttle, a revolutionary new video capture and playback solution that uses Intel’s groundbreaking Thunderbolt technology.

Headline News Date for Nippon Connection Festival 2012 Announced

The date for the 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main is set: From May 2-6, 2012, the biggest festival for Japanese cinema worldwide will once more present more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films.

Headline News Zombie Wars for iPad Transforms Readers and Their Friends Into 3D Characters in a Free Digital Comic Book

Image Metrics Inc. announced the availability of Zombie Wars, an iPad® exclusive free digital comic app that lets users insert their images into a tale of a zombie outbreak and become the main characters.

Headline News Cinesite opens its 2012 Inspire Internship Program for entries

Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, announced that it is now accepting applications for its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire.

Headline News Adult Swim Celebrates 100th Episode of Robot Chicken with a five-day live Webcam event

Adult Swim has launched a five-day live action web cam event that asks and answers the probing question: ‘What happens when a robot and a live chicken are left alone in a motel room?’

Headline News Box Office Report: The Devil Inside Opens to Record Breaking $34.5 Million

In a boost for the domestic box office, Paramount's horror film The Devil Inside opened to a record-breaking $34.5 million, helping to drive up theatrical revenues by more than 25 percent over last year.

Headline News Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces Nominees for 10th Annual VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for its 10th Annual VES Awards; Tintin leads with most feature nominations; Boardwalk Empire for broadcast.

Headline News Warner Bros. Doubles DVD Rental Window to 56 Days

As part of Hollywood studios’ efforts to support DVD sales, Time Warner’s Warner Bros. is doubling the window for rental providers Netflix, Redbox and Dish Network-owned Blockbuster to get access to new DVD releases to 56 days. The change is part of Warner's and other Hollywood studios' continuing effort to support profitable DVD sales, which have been weakening.

Headline News Vicon Technologies Give USC Students Hands-On Motion Capture Experience

Vicon recently collaborated with the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts at the USC School of Cinematic Arts to upgrade their motion capture system.

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