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Headline News FMX 2015 to Spotlight Oscar Winners ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Big Hero 6’

Academy Award-winning films are part of the Lighting & Rendering track, a recurring series of presentations among the most relevant and successful components of every FMX program. 

Headline News Nomad Launches VFX Division Led by Executive Producer David Ziek

Industry veteran has worked on feature films including ‘Tron’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ and commercials for high-profile brands such as Nike, Microsoft, and Mercedes-Benz.

Headline News Amazon Greenlights Second Seasons of ‘Tumble Leaf,’ ‘Creative Galaxy’

Growing original kids programming slate also includes ‘Wishenpoof!’ and recently greenlit series ‘Just Add Magic’ and ‘The Stinky & Dirty Show.’ 

ANIMATIONWorld Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Big Hero 6’ Wins Best Animated Feature

Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli take home the award for best animated feature at the 87th annual Oscars.

Blogs Perry’s Previews: 2015 Oscar Animation Shorts Review, Director Interviews & Prediction

By Perry Chen | Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:46pm

2014 brings us another year of great variety in animation style and storytelling, though my pick for Oscar winner and my favorite short are not the same this year.

Headline News ‘Interstellar’ VFX Team Helps Science Build a Better Black Hole

Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama ‘Interstellar’ wins over the scientific community by depicting the most accurate black hole ever seen.

Headline News Tiffen Honored with Academy’s Sci-Tech Award of Commendation

Recognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik receive special plaque at the Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards.

Headline News Genius Brands Int’l Partnering with Penguin on ‘Llama Llama’

Award-winning author Anna Dewdney to create original multimedia animated content based on New York Times bestselling children’s book series.

Headline News Amazon Studios Forms Thought Leader Board

Aimed at furthering Amazon’s mission of “lifelong creative learning,” new board includes Maker Media president and CEO Dale Dougherty, Families and Work Institute president and co-founder Ellen Galinsky, author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka, and MIT Education Arcade creative director Scot Osterweil.

Headline News Mark Simon, Toon Boom Win Telly Award for ‘The Key’

Created to showcase the power and options of the Toon Boom suite of animation software tools, ‘The Key’ integrates 2D and 3D elements, atmospheric mist, fire, liquid, shadows and more.

Headline News ILM’s Lynwen Brennan Named Lucasfilm General Manager

Sixteen-year ILM veteran will oversee all operational matters for Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker sound, reporting directly to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman.

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