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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.

Awards Headline News

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.’

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.

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