It’s nice to see our little neck of the woods get a bit of attention from mainstream media now and then, especially with meaningful and thoughtful commentary about films that while known to many in the industry, for the most part are unknown to most everyone else on the planet.
It takes guts to quit a good job to launch a company, especially during the worst economy since the Great Depression. But that’s what George Christopher and Suresh Kumar did in late 2011.
Devoted solely to student work, the festival is the brainchild of well known animator, illustrator, and renaissance man Rastko Ćirić in conjunction with Vuk Maksimovic, master wood carver and furniture maker, who is the representative of the Fortress for this project.
When unscripted audio is met with the appropriate animated imagery, the results are often hilarious, heartwarming and highly entertaining.
The National Film Board of Canada receives 14 Canadian Screen Awards nominations, dominating the Best Animated Short category with three out of four nominations.
Academy Award-nominated animator’s seventh animated feature film project reaches funding goal with 16 days to go.
Pulse Films partners with Crispin Porter & Bogusky and Storythings to create the new interactive Diesel Timeframes “Days to Live” campaign.
Actors Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana are to host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 9, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
The Animation Mentor CEO discusses educational philosophy and how his school’s new AMP fully distributed production pipeline meets a changing industry’s needs.
Latvian-born animator Signe Baumane is creating an animated feature for adults: a funny film about depression.
New Rosto film, “Lonely Bones,” to premiere at the Film Festival Rotterdam on Monday, January 28, 2013.
The Jim Henson company promotes Andrew Thomas to Director, Global Distribution, Sales & Marketing, and names two new appointments: Karen Lee Arbeeny as Executive Director, Distribution Business Affairs and Casie Shapiro as Director, Global Distribution, Sales.
Fred Patten looks at Brian Sibley’s book chronicling the making of Aardman’s exquisite Oscar-nominated stop-motion feature.
Gravity signs Alex Lemke as Senior VFX Supervisor and Compositing Supervisor, Feature Films and Commercials.
Framestore teams with Buzz Aldrin, BBH, Biscuit London, Blink and Caviar Content to create an all new campaign promoting an out-of-this-world competition from Axe.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the co-creators of “South Park” and “The Book of Mormon,” announce the formation of Important Studios.
Warner Bros. wins a major victory in appeals court that maintains its control of the Superman franchise through subsidiary DC Comics.
Spider-Man joins Disney stars and local Boys & Girls Clubs in Burbank, CA, on Saturday, January 12, to kick off the “Reading With: Marvel Comics Close-Up,” children’s literacy initiative.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Nick Park, the magic behind “Wallace & Gromit” and “Chicken Run,” helps kick off a new UN initiative, “Forests for People: UN International Short Film Contest.”