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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.

Headline News VICON House of Moves Completes Stunt Motion Capture for Tron: Legacy

VICON House of Moves (HOM), a leading animation and motion capture company, was hired by Grid Productions to complete seven days of motion capture prior to the release of "TRON: Legacy."

Headline News Discover Salt on DVD and Blu-ray

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 1999) stars as a CIA agent on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy in the international box-office action-packed event SALT.

Headline News Final 2010 Blu-ray/DVD Releases

As 2010 comes to a close, there are several holiday Blu-ray/DVD releases worth purchasing to bolster your collection or as Christmas presents: As far as animation, there's LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE (Warner Home Video) on Blu-Ray/DVD; SHREK:THE WHOLE STORY (Paramount Home Ent.) on Blu-Ray; and three Disney docs on DVD: WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY, WALT & EL GRUPO and THE BOYS: THE SHERMAN BROTHERS' STORY (Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.). And on the VFX side, there's INCEPTION (Warner Home Video) on Blu-ray/DVD.

Headline News ClickFire Makes Modern "Animagic" for PetSmart’s Holiday Card Campaign

This holiday season pet lovers have an opportunity to immortalize their furry family members in an animated family portrait that stylistically nods to the classic animated holiday specials we all know and love.