Prime Focus Limited announces the merger of its creative services subsidiary Prime Focus World and visual effects provider Double Negative; combined entity will be the world’s largest integrated VFX, 3D Conversion & Animation services company.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival announces the finalists for the competition of Short Films for Kids and Series for Kids at this year’s festival, running September 17-21.
Beijing Pangu Investments, Ltd. and Paramount Pictures resolve the accusation that the studio breached its promise to feature the distinctive Pangu Plaza in the ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ film set to premiere Friday, June 27.
Nickelodeon brings its Animated Shorts Program to San Diego Comic-Con with open call for original projects; network for first-time ever to take meetings from convention floor with goal to greenlight pitch from attendees.
Students at the for-profit California Art Institutes could get part of their education paid for under a $4.4 million settlement between the City of San Francisco and parent company Educational Management Corporation.
Nexus Director Kibwe Tavares is named one of the top 20 young global directors at Saachi & Saachi YDA showcase, receiving the prize for Best Short Film for ‘Jonah’ at the CFP-E and SHOTS YDA awards.
As the company expands with new projects for television, Michelle Martin joins the Nvizible team in London’s Soho district.
The Oscar-nominated French director of ‘The Illusionist’ and ‘The Triplets of Belleville’ moves forward with ‘The Thousand Miles,’ a live-action/hand-drawn animation hybrid film inspired by various works and unpublished writings and drawings of Federico Fellini.
CAKE announces a raft of newly signed deals, as well as brand-new seasons of some of the biggest titles in Eastern Europe.
Following last year’s feature Cristal winner ‘Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury,’ Brazilian animation is once again in the spotlight at the 38th edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
The MIFA breaks records again with a 2 percent rise in accreditations and over 500 exhibiting companies, a 13 percent increase and an all-time high since the International Animation Film Market’s creation in 1985.
Special Prizes at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival are awarded, with seven prizes presented from programs representing over 80 countries.
Founding CEO and President of Hub Network Margaret Loesch announces she will step away from her post at the end of the year.
Ireland’s Academy Award-winning animation studio Cartoon Saloon announces a new short film, ‘Somewhere Down the Line,’ set to premiere at the 26th Galway Film Fleadh.
Walter Salles teams with Gullane to produce the Brazilian animated feature ‘Noah’s Ark,’ written and directed by Sergio Machado and adapted from the evergreen children’s songs and lyrics of Vinicius de Moraes.
Taking place June 16 – 19, the 26th annual Society for Animation Studies conference brings together over 100 researchers and participants from around the world.
DreamWorks Animation to present a behind-the-scenes discussion on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ at SIGGRAPH 2014 with writer/director Dean DeBlois, head of layout Gil Zimmerman, head of character animation Simon Otto and VFX supervisor Dave Walvoord.
Technicolor strikes a deal for an undisclosed amount to acquire Toronto-based visual effects studio Mr. X.
Imaginary Forces hires videogame veteran Derek C. Smith as Director Of Business Development, Gaming.
A partnership between Nerd Corps Entertainment, Samka Productions and Gardiner Entertainment, Jetpack Distribution comprises a team of multi-skilled, experienced kids’ TV experts with a global reach.
San Francisco’s Roxie Theater announces new family friendly film series, Roxie Kids, with Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Panda Go! Panda - Adventure of Panda & Friends’ and ‘The Castle Of Cagliostro’ along with classic episodes from Osamu Tezuka’s ‘Astro Boy.’
Winners of the 2014 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards are announced, with Gnomon School of VFX named School of the Year.
Winners of the Animafest 2014 Grand Competition are announced, with the prize for best short film awarded to the South Korean film ‘Love Games’ (2013) by Yumi Joung.