Legislation to expand and extend production incentives to about $400 million a year from the current $100 million annually clears Senate Appropriations Committee.
VFX studio LOOK Effects closes its doors, with staff and projects from its Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver locations moving en masse to commercial VFX boutique MassMarket.
Global VFX company presents an advanced discussion of its work on ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ at SIGGRAPH 2014.
Sixteen staffers are affected by layoffs at the Glendale, CA-based division of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The second day of the convention kicks off with "Advances in Real Time Games," and in-depth talks on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
Oscar-winning animator Bill Plympton to attend the Los Angeles premiere of his new feature, Cheatin', on Friday, August 15, at the Downtown Independent Cinema.
The National Film Board of Canada presents a diverse lineup of stellar titles at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, including Oscar winner Torill Kove’s latest short film, ‘Me and My Moulton.’
Visual effects industry veteran joins Framestore’s film studio in Montreal, where he will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of the facility.
New York-based production and animation company signs veteran commercial director Erik Buth to its already formidable roster of international filmmakers.
Disney announces the start of production for James Bobin’s sequel, ‘Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.’
As part of Women In Animation’s series of panels on professional development, six top writers, character designers and voice actors discuss their methods for creating characters.
Burbank-based visual effects company Stereo D plans to reduce its California employee base as part of its upcoming move to open a Toronto office.
Philippe Gas named General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort; Tom Wolber, from Walt Disney World Resort, replacing him at Euro Disney.
In a move to attract even greater numbers of international productions, Ireland boosts its cash rebate from 28% to 32% beginning in 2015.
‘Tangram Jam,’ developed and produced as part of the Cogswell Game Design & Development program, will be presented at the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver.
Allan Holly awarded Best in Show for ‘Coda’; Daniel Savage’s ‘Helium Harvey’ wins prize in the Animation for Kids category.
Showcasing 24 animated projects from Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and beyond that have never before been to market.
The King of Indie Animation set to debut his latest short film, ‘Footprints,’ during the festival’s Opening Night celebration along with footage from his latest feature, ‘Cheatin’.
Animated features represented more than 20 percent of the total U.K. box office receipts, generating $419 million in 2013.
Paul Candland is named to the newly created position of president, The Walt Disney Company, Asia, with oversight of Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Greater China; Stanley Cheung, managing director of TWDC Greater China, is promoted to chairman of TWDC Greater China.
ILM, Method Studios, and Digital Domain among featured presenters; Real-Time Live event to showcase rendering advancements for independent filmmaking.
SIGGRAPH 2014 teams up with Media Indie Exchange to bring the first-ever SIGGRAPH indie game showcase to its Exhibition, August12-14, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC.