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Headline News CRASH+SUES Takes the Colors of Christmas to the Next Level

CRASH+SUES, the creative post and VFX company, and its award-winning colorist, SUE, stretched that spectrum of color with their new Digital Vision Nucoda Film Master color correction system for a holiday campaign for Best Buy.

Headline News EA Announces Limited Edition for The Sims Medieval

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced a special Limited Edition version of The Sims™ Medieval is available for pre-order today at www.TheSimsMedieval.com.

Headline News Fireman Sam™ Embarks On Perilous Sea Rescues in Exciting New DVD Release ‘Choppy Waters’

There’s trouble off the shore of Pontypandy in the new CG-animated Fireman Sam adventures ‘Choppy Waters’, available on DVD from 24 January 2011 with a RRP of £12.99.

Headline News ScrollMotion’s Iceberg Kids V.2 Platform Brings New Thomas & Friends™ Story-Inspired Apps to Life

HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, is expanding its reach in digital entertainment with the launch of a brand new series of Thomas & Friends™ story-inspired mobile and tablet applications by developer ScrollMotion.

Headline News Luma Pictures Saddles Up with the Coens for “True Grit”

True Grit, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, opening nationwide today, marks the fourth collaboration between Luma Pictures and Academy Award®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen.

Headline News Activision Targets EA in Lawsuit Against Former Execs

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:34am

In court papers filed this past Tuesday, Activision is seeking to include EA as a defendant in its case against Jason West and Vincent Zampella over accusations surrounding their departure in March to setup an independent game company.

Headline News Blackmagic Design Announces Major DaVinci Resolve 7.1 Update

Blackmagic Design announced today a major update to DaVinci Resolve, the world’s most popular high-end color grading system on Mac OS X and Linux.

Headline News Toyota Teams up with Aniboom Winner for ‘Auto-Biography’ Campaign

Based on the premise that every Toyota owner has an anecdote about why they love their car, Mike McKay, Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, led the team who came up with ‘Auto-Biography’, a Facebook community where Toyota drivers can share their stories.

Headline News chrome Touches the Right Note with Dell Campaign

chrome Editors Hal Honigsberg and Lance Pereira, collaborating with Psyop/Smuggler and Wunderman, just released a slate of :30s promoting Dell's exciting new products. The project showcases a myriad of challenging split-screens and an ever-changing mix of graphic and live-action footage.

Headline News PHYX Inc. Raises the VFX Bar with New Plug-In for Final Cut Studio and After Effects

Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced that development partner PHYX Inc. has released PHYX Stylist for the FxFactory® platform.

Headline News Mystery Inc. Back in Action with Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster

Mystical moonstones, creepy creatures and unlikely romances are on the docket for Mystery Inc. in Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, an all-new, live action movie featuring an exclusive extended cut of the film with never-before-seen music sequences coming to Blu-Ray™ and DVD March 1, 2011 from Warner Premiere and Cartoon Network.

Headline News Animal Logic Receives Byron Kennedy Award at AFI Awards

Animal Logic CEO and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Producer, Zareh Nalbandian last night accepted one of the Australian Film Institute’s (AFI’s) top honours at its annual AFI Awards gala in Melbourne.

Headline News Tweak Software Releases RV Integration Package for Nuke

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 4:03pm

Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, and The Foundry, a leading visual effects software developer, announced the release of RV/Nuke integration. The new package brings high-performance RV playback to Nuke and enables a seamless workflow that takes advantage of the best features of both Nuke and RV.

Headline News Lucasfilm Reaches Hiring Practice Settlement with Justice Department

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 2:28pm

The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with Lucasfilm Ltd. that prevents it from entering into agreements restraining employee recruitment. The department said that the agreement between Lucasfilm and Pixar eliminated important forms of competition to attract highly skilled employees and, overall, significantly diminished competition to the detriment of affected employees who were likely deprived of information and access to better job opportunities. The settlement preserves competition for digital animation employees.

Headline News Teletoon Greenlights First Series From Its Pilot Project Initiative

TELETOON Canada inc. is pleased to announce that Fugget About It, an animated comedy originally developed for the TELETOON at Night Pilot Project, has been greenlit for production into a 13-part series in English and French.

Headline News Nick Names Participants Of 11th Annual Fellowship For Diverse Writers

Nickelodeon has named three new participants for its 11th annual Fellowship for Diverse Writers, it was announced today by Karen Kirkland, Executive Director, Nickelodeon Fellowship for Diverse Writers.

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