This year's Northern California tour includes Pixar, PDI/Dreamworks, Lucas Animation, The Walt Disney Family Museum and an evening with ASIFA San Francisco. Nominees on hand are Patrick Doyon and Marc Bertrand, the director and producer of Sunday/Dimanche; directors William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and producer Lampton Enochs of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore; and Bonnie Thompson, the producer of Wild Life, a film by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis. They have traveled from Shreveport, Louisiana, Montreal and Ontario Canada.
UK-based animations producer Aardman Digital (“Wallace and Gromit”) has launched a website for the new CBeebies wildlife-based TV series “Andy’s Wild Adventures.”
MPC was given the BAFTA award for Special Visual Effects for its contributions to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
NVIDIA announced that registration is now open for its third GPU Technology Conference -- GTC 2012 -- to be held in San Jose, California from May 14-17, 2012.
Fans and friends of animation are invited to the 11th International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (April 26 – May 1, 2012). Accreditation passes are now available online at www.anifest.cz through April 20, 2012.
GenArts has released the new Monsters GT v7, withmore than 50 exceptional effects that enrich every artist’s VFX portfolio.
Award-winning director at Independent, Cary Fukunaga, has created the epic new trailer for 180 Amsterdam and the European launch of the Sony PS Vita console.
Industry veteran Sal Maniaci is headed back to Nickelodeon as the company’s new SVP of event and original programming.
The Gnomon School of Visual Effects presents “The Making of The Muppets” on Thursday, February 23, 2012.
Award-winning commercial, feature and television production company Caviar adds to its global reach by adding a UK arm.
Ogilvy/NY looked to Charged Studios and director Adam Pierce to usher in a new age of package delivery for UPS.
Fin Design + Effects and Fusion CI Studios joined forces to create CG elements for the Share-A-Coke ad campaign.
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has appointed 19-year industry veteran Glen Bartlett as its creative director.
Click 3X is sponsoring the Social Media Society Influencer Awards and live-streaming two panel discussions at Social Media Week in New York City February 13-17, 2012.
UCA graduate Grant Orchard won the Best Short Animation BAFTA for A Morning Stroll, which he made in his spare time at Studio AKA.
Image Engine announced that it has created over 370 photoreal visual effects shots for Universal Pictures’ Safe House.
Award-winning director Nigel Simpkiss, from UK production company Independent, has created five beautiful spots with sister company BRW USA for the new campaign for Jeep USA.
Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. and Namco Bandai announced a multi-territory partnership for the master toy license covering distribution of toys throughout the Americas.
3D Artist Josh Mossoitti , of LOOK Effects, will be participating in the Los Angeles SIGGRAPH CG Lighting Panel and Technology Session on Thursday, February 16th at Gnomon School of Visual Effects.
Integrated design, content and marketing company Radley created a branding system for Veria Living, a global cable network devoted to showcasing wellness and related content , consisting of an on-air package, network ID, promo package and brand photography.