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Headline News ACE to Honor Joel Cox and Doug Ibold with Career Achievement Award

American Cinema Editors (ACE) will honor veteran editors Joel Cox, A.C.E. and Doug Ibold, A.C.E. with the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Career Achievement Award.

Headline News Image Metrics Launches Spin-Off Company Faceware Technologies

Image Metrics, Inc., a provider of digital facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, announced the sale of its industry leading FACEWARE™ product line to a newly formed spin-off company - Faceware Technologies Inc.

Headline News P.J. Hogan to Direct Comic Book Adaptation Bone

Warner Bros. has hired P.J. Hogan to direct Bone, a movie based on the comics by Jeff Smith. Patrick Sean Smith, who is best known for creating the ABC Family series Greek, has been hired to write the script.

Headline News Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for the 48th CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 48th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2011.

Headline News Former ILM and Kerner Optical Staffers Launch 32ten Studios

A group of former employees of ILM and Kerner Optical have announced the launch of a new company, 32TEN Studios, which will be based at the former site of ILM, at 3210 Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael, CA.

Headline News Cut&Paste Adds Helsinki to 2011-2012 Tour

Cut&Paste, the international digital design tournament pitting the best 2D, 3D and motion/animation pros across 12 global cities, announced the addition of Helsinki – the 2012 World Design Capital – to its 2011-12 tour.

Headline News TAAFI Call for Submissions

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has opened up its submission process for animated films for their inaugural event to take place June 22 – 24th, 2012.

Headline News Grant Bowler Signs on for Syfy’s Defiance

Syfy has inked actor Grant Bowler to star in Defiance, a groundbreaking science fiction series that will unite television and massive multiplayer online (MMO) gaming for the very first time.

Headline News TeleFutura Adds Family Guy to Primetime Lineup

TeleFutura is expanding its programming lineup with the additions of one of the most successful franchises in television – Family Guy – and bringing it for the first time to Spanish-language television in the U.S.

Headline News Max Howard to Give Graduation Speech at The Animation Workshop

Animation producer Max Howard will hold a speech at the upcoming graduation event for Character Animators and Computer Graphic Artists at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.

Headline News BAFTA Announces 2012 Nominations

Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist leads the field with nominations in 12 categories for this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Headline News Dickens in London: A Cross-Platform Celebration of Dickens’s Life

As part of Dickens 2012, Film London, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Drama have come together to commission five films and five radio plays – Dickens In London – to be broadcast simultaneously during the week of 6-10 February.

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