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Animation Alliance Calls For Urgent Support Of Indie Animation In U.K.

Animation Alliance UK has today written to Lord Chris Smith, Panel chair of the independent review of Government film policy, to raise its concerns about the lack of public policy, strategy and support for independent animation.

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VIEW Conference Announces Speakers

The VIEW Conference, Italy’s largest computer graphics conference, is proud to announce three outstanding keynote speakers: Multiple Academy-Award winning director of sound design for Skywalker Sound Randy Thom and Pixar Director of photography Sharon Calahan and Cory Doctorow, science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist.

Effects Headline News

GenArts Shows Off Dynamic VFX Solution at IBC 2011

GenArts Inc., the global leader in visual effects (VFX) software for the media and advertising industries, will showcase its new visual effects solution designed to help editors and videographers of all levels create more engaging content in less time and under constrained budgets.

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NVIDIA Enables Dramatic New Video Processing, I/O Capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs

NVIDIA introduced today NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video, a technology that enables application developers to deliver higher quality, more realistic on-air graphics – or take faster advantage of the parallel processing power of the GPU for image processing – by permitting industry-standard video I/O devices to communicate directly with NVIDIA professional Quadro and Tesla graphics processing units (GPUs) at ultra-low latency.

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AJA Introduces New, Unified AJA Control Room Software at IBC 2011

At IBC 2011, AJA Video Systems is announcing the release of AJA Control Room, a unified cross-platform application for controlling selected AJA KONA and Io products to enable capture, conversion, playback, VTR control and output.

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The Pixel Farm Launches PFMill ‘Restoration-Factory-In-A-Box’

The Pixel Farm Ltd (, developer of innovative image-processing systems for VFX, DI and restoration, today announced a radical new approach to film restoration with the launch of PFMill, a ‘restoration-factory-in-a-box’.

Game Headline News

DreamWorks to Release New Dragons DVD & Game

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 12:15pm

The epic story begun in the Academy Award nominated worldwide box office hit "How To Train Your Dragon" continues with the groundbreaking new DREAMWORKS DRAGONS Double DVD and Video Game, taking flight November 15, 2011.

Syfy Headline News

Syfy Renews Alphas For Second Season

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 12:07pm

Syfy’s new super-powered original drama series Alphas, featuring a team of superhuman investigators, will be returning for a second season, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.

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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Returns on Sept.17

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:57am

“My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” the animated TV series with an ultra “buzz factor” among audiences of all ages, returns for its second-season premiere Saturday, September 17 (9 a.m. ET) on The Hub TV Network, a destination for kids and their families.

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Mr. X Announces Creative Services Consolidation And Expansion In Toronto

MR. X INC. today announced a company restructuring and consolidation plan intended to help the company achieve its goal of emerging as one of the world’s top players in visual effects and animation.

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Walking with Dinosaurs to Use Cameron | Pace Fusion 3D Camera System

BBC Earth Films, Evergreen Films and Reliance Pictures have decided to go with The Cameron | Pace Fusion 3D camera system for their theatrical rendition of the popular TV series and stage show WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

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Rockstar Announced Max Payne 3

Today, we're proud to announce that Max Payne 3 - the new dark, gritty action experience that continues the tale of former New York City detective Max Payne and is sure to satisfy both newcomers and veterans to the historic franchise alike - is expected to launch on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in March 2012 in North America and Europe.

Film Headline News

Nexus' Johnny Kelly Creates Animated Short for Chipotle Cultivate Foundation

Willie Nelson, Coldplay, the US restaurant chain Chipotle and Nexus animation director Johnny Kelly have made a creative alliance to create BACK TO THE START, a short animated film highlighting the issue of sustainable farming.

Visual Headline News

Zoic Plunges Into McDonald’s Splash Commercial With Juuso Syrija

Zoic Studios, an award-winning visual effects company headquartered in Culver City, CA, has teamed up with Davis Elen Advertising and Contrast Eye in their first collaborative effort to create McDonald’s new “Splash” commercial which gives a fresh take on the new lineup of signature dipping sauces.