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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.’

Awards Headline News

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.’

Image Engine Headline News

Image Engine Raises the Bar on Creature Creation

Vancouver VFX house reveals the processes that drive some of cinema’s most memorable digital characters, including the prawn-like aliens of ‘District 9,’ ‘Jurassic World’s velociraptors, and the eponymous title character of ‘Chappie.’

Awards Headline News

ASC Nominates ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Sicario’

Roger Deakins, Janusz Kaminski, Ed Lachman, Emmanuel Lubezki and John Seale receive nominations for outstanding achievement in film; winners of the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement to be announced February 14.

box office Headline News

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Becomes Top Grossing Domestic Film

Latest installment in the ‘Star Wars’ saga becomes the highest grossing film of all time in the domestic market, surpassing the $760.5 million lifetime gross of ‘Avatar’ in a record-shattering 20 days of release.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave’ Travels to DVD

Animated feature inspired by the 1988 classic film produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall is available on Digital HD and DVD on February 2.

In Passing Headline News

‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Passes at 88

Best-known for his work as animation director alongside Jack Stokes on the groundbreaking animated feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ Balser also directed the “Den” sequence in ‘Heavy Metal.’

Cartoon Art Museum Headline News

Rachel Dukes Joins Cartoon Art Museum as January Cartoonist-in-Residence

‘Frankie Comics’ creator to serve as first artist in a series of traveling Cartoonist-in-Residence events throughout San Francisco in 2016.

Visual Effects Headline News

Carbon VFX Brings MTV’s ‘Shannara Chronicles’ to Crimson-Filled Life

Creative studio joins forces with MTV on a series of four promos that introduce viewers to ‘The Shannara Chronicles,’ based on the best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks.

Visual Effects Headline News

Digital Domain Appoints Daniel Rosen Technology VP

Longtime industry veteran previously served as Vice President of Technology at Warner Bros, Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer for Group 47, and Chief Engineer for DreamWorks Animation.

Television Headline News

FX Orders Animated Pilot from Louis C.K. & Albert Brooks

Voice stars of Illumination Entertainment’s ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ are co-creating, co-writing and providing the two lead voices for an untitled animated pilot for FX.

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