The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival is proud to present its "Persistence of Vision" Lifetime Achievement Award to Academy Award–nominee Don Hertzfeldt for his unique contributions to film and animation.
Director Norton Virgien (RUGRATS GO WILD) tells us about making CURIOUS GEORGE 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY, the new made for DVD animated feature from Universal Studios Home Ent. Universal Animation Studios did the animation and the production company was Imagine Ent.
Bill Desowitz: So what was your experience like with Curious George?
Visual effects company Method Studios announced today that it has brought VFX veteran Patrick Davenport on board as Vice President of Operations at its Santa Monica location, where he will be responsible for overseeing Method’s facilities in both Los Angeles and New York.
Amanda Seyfried told press on the Oscars' red carpet last night that she will be starring in THE GIRL WITH THE RED RIDING HOOD, according to COMINGSOON.NET.
A remake of FRIDAY NIGHT at DreamWorks Pictures could fall under the helm of Craig Gillespie, according to THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.
"We're almost there." I don't remember which nominee said it, but it was very fitting, given that Walt Disney Animation Studios was the last stop yesterday on the L.A. leg. Of course, "Almost There," from The Princess and the Frog, summarizes the hopes and dreams of all the nominees. So, it was also very fitting that Princess and the Frog directors Ron Clements and John Musker were on hand to view the shorts and meet with the nominees.
FOX has renewed FRINGE, the critically acclaimed thrilling drama, for a third season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.
MPC has hired industry veteran Julian Levi as Executive Producer to represent MPC Film. His focus will be business development for the visual effects company.
At The Eighth Annual VES Awards Show Dr. Ed Catmull was rightly presented with the George Melies Award for Pioneering. His contributions to computer motion graphics and the entertainment industry as we know it today are myriad and foundational. Dr.Catmull gave a thoughtful, moving and understated speech while accepting the award. At the end of his speech he softly expressed that the best part of the journey had been the people that he had gotten to know. This brought to my mind two very special people that have since moved on.
Mickey Rourke has signed on to star in WAR OF THE GODS opposite Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto, VARIETY reports.
NOLA.com is reporting that test shooting has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' GREEN LANTERN. The Martin Campbell-directed project began shooting in Madisonville, La.
Stefan Ruzowitzky is in talks to direct THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Ponyo, the latest animated masterpiece from Academy-Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), debuted yesterday on Blu-ray & DVD from Walt Disney Home Ent.
VARIETY is reporting that Toonz Animation India has opened a distribution arm, Toonz Ent. USA, in Los Angeles.
As an artist-in-residence, Otsuka will create an original manga inspired by the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. He will also be conducting illustration workshops open to the general public.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES picked up a report saying Lady Gaga might serve as a model for the Miss Piggy character in the upcoming MUPPETS reboot.
Walt Disney Studios premiered the new trailer for PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME, according to COMINGSOON.NET.
Production house Artefacto Productiones has picked up a deal with Los Angeles-based Tricoast Worldwide for financing on O APOSTOLO, VARIETY reports.
Multi award-winning Dave Spikey, one of the most sought-after comedy talents in the UK today is to voice BIG BAD EDDIE, one of the Bad Eggs in the new kid’s animation Shelltown.
Director Gullermo del Toro spoiled any hopes of his two-part adaptation of THE HOBBIT getting the 3-D treatment about six months ago, but he's begun to sing a different tune in a post at THEONERING.NET.
After pulling out of the planned WANTED sequel to star in GRAVITY at Warner Bros., Angelina Jolie has reportedly passed on GRAVITY as well, according to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.
Charles Pellegrino's book THE LAST TRAIN FROM HIROSHIMA, which James Cameron optioned for a possible film, has come to a halt at Henry Holt and Company, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports.