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Luma Pictures Headline News

Luma Bolsters VFX Division with Promotions, New Hire

Santa Monica and Melbourne-based visual effects studio strengthens its production management team with the hire of digital production manager Ashley Bettini and the promotions of digital production manager Justin Porter and production supervisor Michael Perdew.

Psyop Headline News

Psyop Debuts Spectacular ‘Kismet’ VR Experience

New virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is powered by a deck of 22 hand-painted Tarot cards and an accurate real-time map of the solar system.

Awards Headline News

Germany’s ‘Kaputt’ Wins ITFS Grand Prix Award

‘Kaputt’ (‘Broken’) from directors Alexander Lahl and Volker Schlecht tops the 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; Korea’s ‘Afternoon Class’ directed by Seoro Oh wins Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.

ITFS Headline News

Psyop’s ‘Man and Dog’ Tops 2016 Animated Com Winners

Psyop wins the Grand Prix for Coca-Cola ‘Man and Dog’ at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film competition for applied animation in the field of advertising, spatial communication and technology.

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps 2016 Edition with Record Attendance

Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.

Sarofsky Headline News

Sarofsky Bolsters Talent Roster with Two Additions

Creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark join Chicago-based production company known for its design-driven work on commercials, brand films, title sequences and more.

Films Headline News

VFX Legion Delivers Seamless Effects for ‘Hardcore Henry’

Legion’s worldwide talent pool tackles more than 70 VFX shots for director Ilya Naishuller’s first-person action-thriller ‘Hardcore Henry,’ working to create the seamless illusion of a single take.

virtual reality Headline News

Cogswell College Launches VR/AR Certificate Program

Industry Advisory Board for new certificate program includes Citrix Systems’ Fabien Bourdon, CloudPic founder & CEO Richard Chuang, Geomedia’s Jeremy Kenisky, Jaunt VR’s Curt Miyashiro, and Azimyth Creation Studio founder & CEO Stephanie Riggs.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Arrives Home on June 7

Bonus features include candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind ‘Zootopia,’ an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes, and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters.

Brown Bag Films Headline News

Netflix, BBC Announce Voice Cast for ‘Watership Down’ Miniseries

Four-part CG miniseries based on the classic novel by Richard Adams to be directed by Noam Murro with animation produced at Dublin-based studio Brown Bag Films.

annecy Headline News

New Trailer Unveiled for 2016 Annecy International Animated Film Festival

Festival trailer from production company CARIBARA ANNECY was directed by Régis Vidal and Florian Thouret with animation produced at 3D studio inthebox.

Disney Headline News

Here Are 42 Amazing Pieces of Concept Art from Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

Check out some of the concept art behind Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure from talented artists, illustrators and sculptors including Jonathan Bach, Seth Engstrom, Vance Kovacs and more.

Education & Training Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood, AEF Announce 2016 Scholarship Program

Scholarship program from ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum to award $34,500 in 2016 scholarships to local, national and international animation students.

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