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Headline News MAXON US Re-Launches Cineversity Training Website

MAXON Computer, Inc., the US subsidiary of the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced the re-launch of Cineversity, the premier online training and education resource for CINEMA 4D users.

Headline News Underworld Trilogy Descends Onto Blu-ray & UltraViolet

This holiday season, action fans can experience the Underworld like never before with UNDERWORLD TRILOGY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION, the must-own collector’s set available on Blu-ray December 20th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Headline News e-on Software Releases Vue 10 PLE and Trial Versions

e-on the leader in Digital Nature solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the Vue 10 xStream and Vue 10 Infinite PLE (Personal Learning Edition), together with the trial versions of its products for 3D Artists, Vue 10 Esprit, Vue 10 Studio and Vue 10 Complete.

Headline News Emmy-Winning VFX Artist Kutchaver Takes Stage At DAVE School Graduation

Before walking across the stage to receive their diplomas this week, The DAVE School’s newest graduates will gain insights on launching their new careers from VFX industry veteran Kevin Kutchaver.

Headline News Sherlock Holmes 2, Chipmunks Debut Soft at the U.S. Box Office

While still claiming the top two slots, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED had soft debuts at the U.S. box office for the weekend of Dec. 16-18, 2011.

Headline News Framestore Provides VFX for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens on 16th December 2011 in the USA and the UK. The sequel to 2009’s box office smash, Sherlock Holmes, the film sees Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprising their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, with Guy Ritchie once more at the helm.

Headline News New Avatar Special Edition Arrives on iTunes

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lightstorm Entertainment announce AVATAR available digitally with first-of-its-kind interactive features in the “AVATAR iTunes Extras Special Edition” beginning on Tuesday, December 20.

Headline News Dianna Costello Joins Pixeldust Studios As Exec Producer

Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and visual design studio, has brought Academy Award-nominated producer and business/marketing executive Dianna Costello onboard as its Executive Producer.

Headline News Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Earns $2.5M in IMAX Across China

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Bona Film Group (Nasdaq: BONA), a leading film distributor in China, today announced that the 3D martial arts motion picture Flying Swords of Dragon Gate earned approximately $2.5 million at the box office in 59 digital IMAX theatres across China during its opening weekend for a per-screen average of $42,400.

Headline News Moonscoop & Golden Bear Sign Master Toy Deal For Chloe’s Closet

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has appointed Golden Bear, one of the UK’s leading toy manufacturers, as master toy licensee for its magical preschool show Chloe’s Closet.

Headline News IKinema Announces Public Beta of New Browser-Based Animation Service WebAnimate

Animation on the go. High-grade retargeting for the little guy. With the influx of smaller studios entering into the independent film and game development industries, ideas like these are becoming more important.

Headline News Angry Birds Flock To Nick With Holiday Short On Dec. 17

An all-new exclusive Angry Birds holiday short film, “Angry Birds – Wreck the Halls” comes to Nickelodeon, Saturday, December 17 during the 11 a.m. airing of Kung Fu Panda: Legend of Awesomeness in Nick’s Saturday morning animation block.

Headline News Phil Tippett’s Animated MutantLand Debuts On Ain’t It Cool News

MutantLand, the award-winning short film produced by Tippett Studio, will get its official public release Friday, December 16th on the website Ain’t It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com).

Headline News NFB’s Hothouse Program For Emerging Animators Goes Geek

Got an idea for an animation project created with new technologies? For its eighth year, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program is issuing a call for submissions for emerging animators across Canada, one that will feature an emphasis on digital technologies?and a Genie-winning animator as mentoring director.

Headline News Digital Domain Announces 3D Conversion Technology Licensing Program

Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG), a leading digital production company focused on visual effects, original content animation and major studio co-productions, today announced its today announced its 3D conversion technology licensing program.

Headline News Nice Shoes Lights a Fire with Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's latest epic, which has had tens of millions of views online since its premiere, is directed by the Lady herself, and features her strutting through a parking lot of car fires and explosions. The explosive effects come courtesy of a collaborative effort between Post Supervisor Foad Faridzadeh of Dream Riders Studio and the Nice Shoes VFX team led by Creative Director Aron Baxter and Head of CG Boaz Livny. It's yet another project that has paired Nice Shoes with a high profile musician.

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