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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.

Headline News Big Idea Entertainment to Release New DVD Title: VeggieTales: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men

From Big Idea Entertainment press release:

FRANKLIN, TN -- Big Idea Entertainment announced they will release a brand-new DVD title, VeggieTales®: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men,on March 3 and March 6, 2012 in Christian and general market stores respectively, just in time for the Easter holiday.

Headline News Netflix to premiere all eight episodes of Lilyhammer simultaneously

As Netflix debuts its first original series, Lilyhammer, on February 6, the video subscription service has announced that it will make every episode available to viewers all at once.

Headline News 10 Contenders Remain in VFX Oscar Race

From the AMPAS press release:

Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Headline News Cartoon Network Enterprises Expands Licensing Portfolio in APAC

Cartoon Network Enterprises has kicked off the new year with the expansion of its Asia Pacific licensing portfolio featuring the launch of popular comedy properties.

Headline News Slap Happy Cartoons Announces Development Deal with YTV for Animated Series Nerds and Monsters

Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has signed a development deal with Corus Entertainment’s YTV for the animated series Nerds and Monsters.

Headline News Students Learn to Tell Compelling Visual Stories at Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU)

BEAU to offer BFA in Comic and Sequential Art for students who want to create cartoons, comic books, storyboards, graphic novels and animated features.

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