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Headline News Library of Congress Launches National Digital Stewardship Alliance

The Library of Congress announced today the formation of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, a partnership of institutions and organizations dedicated to preserving and providing access to selected databases, web pages, video, audio and other digital content with enduring value.

Headline News Yoba & Mennell Join Syfy’s Alphas

Syfy has announced additional casting for its previously announced pilot Alphas, inking actors Malik Yoba and Laura Mennell to co-star in the wry action-adventure project from writers Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk) and Michael Karnow, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions, which is the studio for the project.

Headline News Int'l Sesame Street Available Now On Amazon Video On Demand

For the first time ever, Sesame Street fans living in the U.S. can instantly enjoy free episodes of original international co-productions of the beloved television program exclusively on Amazon Video On Demand.

Headline News Babelgum Launches Animatron Film Festival

Digital broadcast network Babelgum announced today the first tri-platform (online, mobile and offline) competition for animation and anime, the Babelgum Animatron Film Festival.

Headline News Prime Focus Software Releases Deadline 4.1

Prime Focus Software, the R&D arm of Prime Focus, announces the release of Deadline 4.1, the latest version of its popular easy-to-use administration and rendering toolkit for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX-based render farms.

Headline News ILM Turns to modo for Creative Concept Development

From taking 2D reference art and concept sketches into 3D, to creating the "look" of some of today's most technologically advanced feature films, the Art Department at San Francisco-based Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., is pioneering the evolution of the concept development process.

Headline News Muttley is Boomerang’s August’s Boomeroyalty Star

Muttley, snickering hound sidekick from Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines is the featured Boomerang star of this month's Boomeroyalty weekends, airing every August weekend from 2-4 p.m., starting Saturday, Aug. 7.

Headline News Digital Storm Introduces Black|OPS 3D Vision Surround Technology

Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, proudly ushers in the future of total immersion gaming with 3D Vision Surround Technology and the ultimate gaming PC - Black|OPS.

Headline News Animation Voice Artists to Speak Up at the Academy

The artists who voice Dug the Dog, Minnie Mouse, Natasha Fatale, Rocky the Squirrel and Winnie the Pooh will sound off at “Voices of Character,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 16th installment of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, on Thursday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Headline News Rock Band Adds New Singles, Six New Artists

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that singles from a smattering of stars, including Blondie, La Roux, The Decemberists and more will be available next week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii.

Headline News cmiVFX Launches New Fusion Procedural Shading Networks Training Video

cmiVFX launches its latest training video just in time for Siggraph 2010. With the latest release of Eyeon's Fusion 6.1 Compositing Software, GPU based 3d compositing has never been so important.

Headline News NewTek LightWave 10, InterSense VCam Create First Off-the-Shelf 3D Virtual Production System

NewTek, a worldwide leader in 3D animation and video products, and InterSense Inc., a market leader in precision motion technology, today announced the creation of the industry's first off-the-shelf 3D virtual production system: LightWave 10 with VCam.

Headline News Nicktoons Turns to nailgun* To Blow Up Their World

A new package of four intensely cinematic identities for Nicktoons, created by motion graphics + live action studio nailgun* are guaranteed to raise the eyebrows, (and quicken the pulse), of pre-teen boys watching everywhere.