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.
At the BAFTA Awards held Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, Rango won best animated film, beating The Adventures Of Tintin and Arthur Christmas. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 got the top prize for visual effects, and Hugo won two awards for sound and design.
Fuel VFX has bolstered its Commercials team with the addition of senior producers Kate Stenhouse and Samantha Daley who join Erica Ford, Lauren Rosen and Head of Production Dave Kelly.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce its worldwide call for entries for its 2012 festival, taking place September 19 to 23 in Canada’s National Capital Region.
Spin VFX provided 66 stereo cityscape shots and 54 stereo character enhancement shots for the next installment of the “Underworld” franchise, “Underworld: Awakening.”
With the arrival of director Ian Hubert and concept artist David Revoy next week, the Blender Institute in Amsterdam hosts another Open Movie.
Kodak announced that it plans to phase out its dedicated capture devices business – comprising digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames – in the first half of 2012.
The Jim Henson Company has promoted two members of its creative team to serve as directors in feature and television development: Meghan Sheridan has been named Director of Children’s Entertainment, and Blanca Lista is now Director of Feature Development.
The submission deadline for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is February 15, 2012.
Prime Focus World, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion and VFX studio, announced that Emmy Award winner Chris Del Conte has joined the company as Managing Director, Los Angeles.
Russian animation studio Wizart Animation opens international sales of the stereoscopic 3D feature film “The Snow Queen,” based on the fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen, at the EFM in Berlin, February 9 – 17, 2012.
Animation studio LAIKA has purchased a site license of Shotgun to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and VFX work throughout its Portland, Oregon studio.
SPY, a FotoKem company offering creative finishing services for commercials and feature films, has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif.
Pixomondo has hired Steve Pugh as an Executive Producer to help oversee projects from the Burbank office.
Recent projects from NYC VFX studio Light of Day include “The Official Someday by Justin Bieber” for Give Back Brands, John Varvatos “Star USA,” and Hugo Boss “Something Different.”
Viacom announced that it will launch leading pre-school children’s channel Nick Jr. in Israel on February 7.
The deadline for registration for the European Animation Masterclass, to be held in Helsinki, Finland February 23-24, is February 10, 2012.