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FMX 2015 to Spotlight Oscar Winners ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Big Hero 6’

Academy Award-winning films are part of the Lighting & Rendering track, a recurring series of presentations among the most relevant and successful components of every FMX program. 

Visual Effects Headline News

Nomad Launches VFX Division Led by Executive Producer David Ziek

Industry veteran has worked on feature films including ‘Tron’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ and commercials for high-profile brands such as Nike, Microsoft, and Mercedes-Benz.

Amazon Studios Headline News

Amazon Greenlights Second Seasons of ‘Tumble Leaf,’ ‘Creative Galaxy’

Growing original kids programming slate also includes ‘Wishenpoof!’ and recently greenlit series ‘Just Add Magic’ and ‘The Stinky & Dirty Show.’ 

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Big Hero 6’ Wins Best Animated Feature

Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli take home the award for best animated feature at the 87th annual Oscars.

Visual Effects Headline News

‘Interstellar’ VFX Team Helps Science Build a Better Black Hole

Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama ‘Interstellar’ wins over the scientific community by depicting the most accurate black hole ever seen.

The Tiffen Company Headline News

Tiffen Honored with Academy’s Sci-Tech Award of Commendation

Recognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik receive special plaque at the Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards.

Anna Dewdney Headline News

Genius Brands Int’l Partnering with Penguin on ‘Llama Llama’

Award-winning author Anna Dewdney to create original multimedia animated content based on New York Times bestselling children’s book series.

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Announces New Series & Specials

Carton Network announces three new series -- ‘Mighty Magiswords,’ ‘The Powerpuff Girls,’ and ‘We Bare Bears’ -- at its 2015-16 Upfront presentation, along with a full slate of returning shows, specials and cross-over events.

Music Videos Headline News

Sleater-Kinney Gets the ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Treatment

Indie rock outfit Sleater-Kinney teams up with Fox series ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and Bento Box Animation Studios to create the video for ‘A New Wave’ off of their latest LP.

Amazon Studios Headline News

Amazon Studios Forms Thought Leader Board

Aimed at furthering Amazon’s mission of “lifelong creative learning,” new board includes Maker Media president and CEO Dale Dougherty, Families and Work Institute president and co-founder Ellen Galinsky, author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka, and MIT Education Arcade creative director Scot Osterweil.

Awards Headline News

Mark Simon, Toon Boom Win Telly Award for ‘The Key’

Created to showcase the power and options of the Toon Boom suite of animation software tools, ‘The Key’ integrates 2D and 3D elements, atmospheric mist, fire, liquid, shadows and more.

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