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Headline News Bombing the iPad: Graffiti Spray Can's Big Screen Debut

Graffiti Spray Can 2 was released for the iPad this weekend with new tools and features requested by users and developed by graffiti artists at Elite Gudz.

Headline News Trapped in a Comic Book To Become Animation/Live-Action Hybrid

Vanguard Animation producer/screenwriter Michael Chase Walker (The Last Unicorn, Catch a Fire: The Bob Marley Story, Circus Galacticus, Rotten island) options and adapts Academy Award winner Jules Feiffer's graphic novel, "Trapped in a Comic Book" as an epic animated live-action feature.

Headline News Asylum Founder Joins Double Negative Singapore

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 4:21pm

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Asylum VFX founder Nathan McGuinness has took the post of creative director at Double Negative Singapore. Asylum shut its doors last month. Double Negative Singapore hopes to expand to 100 employees in early 2011. McGuinness will be based out of Los Angeles.

Headline News Resident Evil: Afterlife Debuts on DVD, Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 4:16pm

On December 28th Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash the deadly T-virus into homes everywhere when Resident Evil: Afterlife explodes onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD.

Headline News Pixar Films Part of 2011 Commemorative Stamp Program

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 4:14pm

Stamps will be issued to observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the 50th anniversary of America’s first manned spaceflight and a celebration of Disney Pixar movie characters: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars; Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille; Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story; Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up; and the robot WALL*E from Wall*E on Send a Hello stamps.

Headline News Former Tokyo Anime Fair Attendees Forming Own Expo

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 4:12pm

Eight companies that exited from the 2011 Tokyo Anime Fair (TAF) are teaming up for a new event, titled Anime Contents Expo, reports Variety. It will run from March 26-27, while TAF runs from March 24-27.

Headline News Empire Strikes Back, Airplane! and The Exorcist Chosen by Library of Congress

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10:25am

The Librarian of Congress has named the annual list of 25 motion pictures selected for preservation as part of the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Empire Strikes Back, Airplane, The Exorcist, The Pink Panther and McCabe and Mrs. Miller are just a few of the films selected for 2010.

Headline News Conversion Works Implements TACTIC for Production Asset Management

Southpaw Technology, a leading developer of production asset management (PAM) technology for digital entertainment and enterprise companies, announced today that it has closed a licensing deal with Vancouver-based Conversion Works.

Headline News Zinkia Unveils Coloring with Pocoyo and Friends App for IPad

Just in time for the holidays, entertainment brand specialist Zinkia Entertainment is releasing its second Pocoyo application, specifically designed for the iPad, “Coloring with Pocoyo and Friends.”

Headline News A Lump of Coal at U.S. Box Office

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 27, 2010 at 11:31am

Christmas 2010 brought a big lump of U.S. box office coal, with attendance down 44% from last year, the culmination of 7 straight weekend declines compared to 2009. Bad weather and a Friday-night Christmas eve may have played a part, though the lackluster performance of most films just might reflect movie-watcher displeasure with the current slate of films.

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.