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Vancouver Animation School Launches New Digital Matte Painting Program

First-of-its-kind specialized diploma program features industry-standard curriculum implementing the process and pipeline used at MPC and other Vancouver-area visual effects studios.

Business Headline News

DQ Entertainment, iStory Teaming on New ‘Peg Heads’ Series

Laser Pegs spinoff iStory Animation teams with global entertainment production and distribution company DQ Entertainment to develop and produce CGI animated series ‘Peg Heads.’

CG Headline News

Iloura Brings CG Expertise to ‘The SpongeBob Movie’

Australian animation and visual effects studio completes 550 shots for the 3D/2D/live-action hybrid feature, including building and animating the SpongeBob entourage for their big-screen CG debut.

Awards Headline News

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Receives Cinema Audio Society Award

‘Birdman’ soars at CAS Awards; ‘Big Hero 6’ takes Animation Award; David Macmillan, CAS honored with CAS Career Achievement Award; Richard Linklater presented with CAS Filmmaker Award.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform

New Deadline feature simplifies the creation of cloud-based render farms; Beta access comes with $500 credit for Google Cloud Platform render resources.

Hornet Headline News

Hornet’s Yves Geleyn Directs New NSPCC Ad

Hornet joins forces with Leo Burnett London creative team Liam & Alison for ‘Lucy and The Boy,’ the second spot produced for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s ‘Share Aware’ campaign.

Amazon Studios Headline News

Amazon Studios Developing ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’

Studio strikes deal with iconic television producers Sid and Marty Krofft to develop a reimagined pilot of classic ‘70s live-action children series ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.’

Short Films Headline News

House Special’s ‘Tale of Momentum & Inertia’ Wins One Screen Award

Global short film and video competition for the film and advertising industries recognizes House Special’s ‘A Tale of Momentum & Inertia,’A Girl Named Elastika’ directed by Guillaume Blanchet, and NYOD ‘Long Live New York’ by Y&R New York.

Post-production Headline News

Hollywood Post Alliance Rebranding as Hollywood Professional Alliance

Move underlines role as the leading trade organization for industry professionals across the content production, finishing, distribution through archive lifecycle.

Viz Media Headline News

VIZ Productions Developing 'Fruiting Bodies’ Feature

Batman’ screenwriter Sam Hamm to develop script about an infestation of deadly hallucinogenic spores based on author Sayuri Ueda’s short story, ‘The Street of Fruiting Bodies.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising’ Arrives on Disc Feb. 24

Anime action film adventure based on smash hit Japanese superhero franchise debuts on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack filled with special bonus features.

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