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Inaugural 2016 VR/AR Summit Announces Vision Award Finalists

Competition judges include Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality luminaries from Microsoft, Oculus, Sony, PTC Unity Technologies, University of Southern California and UploadVR.

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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 14th Annual VES Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ leads feature film nominations; ‘The Peanuts Movie’ is top animated film contender; ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the broadcast field and scores most nominations overall.

Music & Sound Headline News

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for 52nd CAS Awards

Animated feature nominees include ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Minions’ and ‘The Peanuts Movie.’

Education & Training Headline News

Student VFX Artists Get Live Critique at PauseFest Battle of the Reels

Event sponsored by Rising Sun Pictures, The Foundry and Tyroe to provide young artists with insight into the minds of visual effects studios and recruiters.

Academy Awards Headline News

Guillermo Del Toro, Ang Lee to Announce Oscar Nominations

Filmmakers join John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs for Oscar Nominations in 24 Categories, including short animation, feature animation and visual effects.

Business Headline News

Click 3X Adds Juan Delcan and Tyler Greco to Directorial Roster

Accomplished directors join live-action division; company adds Roxanneanco as East Coast rep for live action, design and animation.

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Academy Announces 11 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards

Sci-tech Oscars are awarded to Airwall, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, Image Shaker, ILM, LAIKA Animation Studios, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Foundry and Tweak Software.

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Named Best Animated Feature at 2016 Golden Globes

Award is the seventh win for Pixar Animation Studios from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in the 10 years since the category was created.

China Headline News

China’s ‘Monster Hunt’ Set for North American Release

Directed by ‘Shrek the Third’ co-director Raman Hui, live-action/CG-animated hybrid feature will open in 3D on January 22 in all major North American markets.

HBO Headline News

HBO to Premiere Duplass Bros.’ ‘Animals.’ February 5th

Produced by Duplass Brothers TV, new animated series created by Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese features the voices of Katie Aselton, Rob Corddry, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Molly Shannon and more.

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BAFTA Announces 2016 Feature Film Nominees

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Minions’ and Aardman Animations’ ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’ nominated for outstanding animated film; VFX nominees include ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ The Martian’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

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Advertising and Digital Juries Announced for ADC 95th Annual Awards

Twenty-nine creative jury members, split equally between men and women, from 15 countries to judge the best in global Advertising and Digital work based on excellence in idea and craft.

Spin VFX Headline News

Spin VFX Delivers Invisible Effects for ‘Spotlight’

Led by VFX Supervisor Colin Davies and VFX Producer George Macri, Spin VFX delivers seamless invisible effects for more than 100 shots including period specific-matte paintings and seasonal augmentation as well as paint and compositing work.

Sylvain Chomet Headline News

Sylvain Chomet’s ‘Thousand Miles’ Feature Enters Production

Inspired by the writings and drawings of Federico Fellini, ‘The Thousand Miles’ marks the four-time Academy Award-nominated director’s highly-anticipated return to feature animation following his 2003 debut, ‘The Triplets of Belleville,’ and 2010’s ‘The Illusionist.’

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