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Pioneering Performance Capture Companies to Host Los Angeles Open House Event

Leading motion- and facial-capture companies Animatrik Film Design, Dimensional Imaging (DI4D), and Technoprops to host Open House events January 19-22 in Del Rey, CA.

Television Headline News

Union Media Appointed Worldwide Distributor for ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’

Lupus Films and Walker Productions appoint Union Media as the worldwide distributor for animated television special based on the children’s book written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury and published by Walker Books.

Awards Headline News

Cinesite Delivers Invisible Effects for ‘The Revenant’

Under the lead of VFX supervisor Nicolas Chevallier, Cinesite provides digital matte paintings and set extensions, fluid and particle simulations, character animation, lighting, compositing and more for director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant.’

call for entries Headline News

Cross Channel Film Lab Now Accepting Applications

Open to 20 selected applicants, six-month program designed to train to train filmmakers from the U.K. and France in VFX and Stereo 3D techniques runs June through November 2016; deadline for submissions is March 1.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Scores Two Oscar Noms for Best Animated Feature at 2016 Academy Awards

Independent animation distributor garners double Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature with Alê Abreu’s ‘Boy and the World’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There.’

Genuis Brands International Headline News

GBI to Debut ‘Spacepop’ in Summer 2016

Genius Brands International to develop 100+ animated shorts featuring original music created by A&R veteran Ron Fair; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group signed as worldwide publisher for new tween brand.

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Henson Signs New Deals for ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Pajanimals’ and ‘Sid the Science Kid’

The Jim Henson Company signs license agreements with media partners for preschool series ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Sid the Science Kid’ and ‘Pajanimals.’

Awards Headline News

Nominations for 88th Academy Awards Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:32am

Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

Red Giant Headline News

Red Giant Films Presents ‘Go Bag’ VFX Short

Action-packed short film written and directed by Seth Worley showcases masterful visual effects and post-production completed with the help of Red Giant Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, Keying Suite and more.

Licensing Headline News

CAKE and Cheeky Little Media Announce New Licensing Agents for ‘Bottersnikes and Gumbles’

Leading kids entertainment specialist and Australian production outfit appoint licensing and merchandising agents to represent their brand-new animated series in Eire & Australia and the U.K.

Shotgun Software Headline News

Visual Effects Society Manages VES Awards Production with Shotgun

From submission to entry vetting and voting, production tracking, review, and asset management software Shotgun is the center of awards tracking and management process.

Awards Headline News

ASC Announces 2016 Spotlight Award Nominees

American Society of Cinematographers nominates ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Son of Saul’ for Spotlight Award recognizing outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release.

Business Headline News

Pam Lifford Named President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Disney veteran to succeed Brad Globe, who will step down in February after more than a decade overseeing WBCP.

Films Headline News

‘Dragon’s Lair’ Feature Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal

Legendary animator Don Bluth and producer Gary Goldman join forces to bring a classically animated ‘Dragon's Lair: The Movie’ to the big screen, raising more than $390,000 to produce a four-minute pitch presentation video.

CARTOON MOVIE Headline News

CARTOON Movie Announces 2016 Program & Dates

With 55 projects from 19 European countries selected to date for European pitching event, more than 700 animation film professionals are set to gather March 2-4 in Lyon, France.

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