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ftrack Announces Adobe Creative Cloud Integration

Project management platform now includes native integration support for Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC; live demonstrations to be held at NAB 2016.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Debuts On-Demand, Per-Minute Licensing with Deadline 8

Updates Include third-party metered licensing with The Foundry’s NUKE and KATANA, and Chaos Group’s V-Ray; a new proxy server; and enhanced monitor features.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Announces Acquisition of Arnold Maker Solid Angle

Developers of Arnold, the 3D animation and visual effects ray-tracing image renderer used on VFX Oscar winner ‘Ex Machina,’ purchased for an undisclosed sum.

Short Films Headline News

New ‘Moom’ Trailer Showcases Feature Aspirations for Tonko House

New CG-animated short from ‘The Dam Keeper’ directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi is an adaptation of the popular Japanese children’s book by film producer Genki Kawamura.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

WATCH: Google Unveils New Trailer for Patrick Osborne’s ‘Pearl’

360-degree version of the film available for preview at the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2016 Interactive Playground.

Experimental Animation Headline News

Max Hattler vs. Bassnectar: Animator Receives Apology, Little Else

In another sad story about artists ripping off other artists, EDM performer acknowledges unauthorized use of animator and visual artist’s work during a series of live events in 2013-2015.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Roars to Life with $291M Globally

Jon Favreau’s CG re-imagining of the animated classic swings past expectations to score the number-two opening of all time for the month of April, and is widely expected to cross $300 million mark on Monday.

NAB 2016 Headline News

ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH VR Suite at NAB 2016

First demos of the only end-to-end Virtual Reality toolset and workflow encompassing dailies, conform, color grading, composting, finishing and mastering to be showcased at the 2016 NAB Show.

NAB 2016 Headline News

GPL Technologies to Showcase NVIDIA Technology at NAB 2016

Full schedule of live virtualization and visualization demonstrations using NVIDIA GRIDTM technology, NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs, and the Quadro Visual Computing Appliance set for the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

call for entries Headline News

Bridging The Gap Extends 2016 Submission Deadline

New deadline to submit animated feature film, series and short film projects in development, preproduction, or production to international animation laboratory is April 25.

NAB 2016 Headline News

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host ‘Star Wars’ Presentation at NAB 2016

The sound and visual effects team behind’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the movie in a Creative Master Series session at the 2016 NAB Show.

call for entries Headline News

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Now Accepting 2016 Submissions

Deadlines for short film submissions to a one-of-a-kind international animation festival located in the New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, Japan, is June 30.

call for entries Headline News

Mill Valley Film Festival Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Edition

Running October 6-16, the Mill Valley Film Festival is accepting submissions of short films in the Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Children and Family, Experimental, and Youth Produced categories now through May 20.

annecy Headline News

Illumination’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’ to Premiere at Annecy 2016

World premiere of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ latest collaboration to be held at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Thursday, June 16 with director Chris Renaud and co-director Yarrow Cheney in attendance.

NAB 2016 Headline News

AMD Launching 32GB Workstation Graphics Card at NAB 2016

World’s first workstation graphics card with industry-leading 32GB memory support for large asset workflows with creative applications planned for availability in Q2 2016.

Visual Effects Headline News

Trixter Unveils Shot Breakdown from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Munich-based visual effects studio delivered 294 shots for key sequences and characters for the Marvel blockbuster and another 106 shots for film trailers for a total of 400 shots.

Visual Effects Headline News

Delve into the VFX of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6

VFX supervisor Joe Bauer and VFX producer Steve Kullback present the visual effects work for the upcoming season of the hit HBO fantasy series in a new featurette with lots of breakdowns and behind the scenes footage.

20th Century Fox Headline News

Fox Officially Announces ‘Deadpool’ Sequel

It’s a big day for movie sequels as 20th Century Fox officially announces ‘Deadpool 2’ and unveils footage from Blue Sky’s ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Rounds Out Voice Cast for ‘Trolls’

Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Quvenzhané Wallis and John Cleese join Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake in DWA’s November 4 release.

Sony Headline News

Story Details Revealed in New ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Trailer

New trailer delivers a storyline straight from the game, with a tranquil tropical island populated by flightless birds who become wildly distressed when their eggs are stolen by a boatload of piggies.

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