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People Headline News

Animateka Fest to Host Rosto Retrospective

Dutch filmmaker and artist Rosto to present an overview program of his work, ‘Mind My Gap - So Far So Evil,’ at the Animateka Animated International Film Festival running December 7-13 in Ljubljana, Slovania.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Appoints Chris Viscardi SVP, Content Development, Franchise Properties

Sanjay and Craig’ executive producer to oversee creative strategies for the network’s key franchises including ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘Dora the Explorer.’

Illumination Entertainment Headline News

Illumination’s ‘Sing’ Set to Soar on Dec. 21, 2016

Previously untitled musical comedy written and directed by Garth Jennings stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.

Awards Headline News

‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth Macfarlane Receives WGAW Lifetime Achievement Award

Acclaimed writer-producer is honored with the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 2015 Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement in recognition of his outstanding contributions to animation writing.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

Dreamworks Animation Enlists Edgar Wright for Untitled Feature

Multi-talented filmmaker to direct and co-write original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows; Wright to co-write the film with comedian and author David Walliams.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

Oriental DreamWorks Names Peilin Chou Head of Feature Animation

Former Spike TV exec previously served as director of development at Nicklelodeon and worked as a development executive at Walt Disney Animation Studios as part of the team that oversaw ‘Mulan,’ ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Hercules.’

FMX Headline News

Filmakademie Short ‘Jazz Orgie’ Selected as FMX 2016 Trailer

Irina Rubina's one-minute animated tour de force is chosen as the new trailer for FMX 2016, taking place April 26-29 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Interfacing with Mars: Territory Studio and ‘The Martian’

David Sheldon-Hicks, Marti Romances and Peter Eszenyi share how they cued off authentic NASA mission control systems to bring realistic computer UI designs to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi hit.

Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: Inaugural GLAS Animation Festival Launching in 2016

Inaugural edition of the GLAS Animation Festival to spotlight filmmakers Paul Vester, Sara Gunnarsdottír, Hisko Hulsing, Satoshi Kon and more.