Star Wars director J.J. Abrams builds a postproduction facility in Los Angeles specifically for Star Wars: Episode VII.
The Animation Conference, an extension of the world-renowned Ottawa International Animation Festival, undergoes some big changes for this year’s 10th anniversary celebration, including a new vision, a new venue and an additional day.
Engage Digital announces the 250 kid-focused experts who will converge at the Digital Kids Summit at the San Francisco Children’s Creativity Museum September 19.
Facilis Technology will debut the newest version of its production-proven shared storage solution, TerraBlock 6.0, at IBC 2013 from September 13-17.
Italy's Imaginaria International Animation Festival, newly relaunching in 2014, issues a call for submissions for animated films produced after December 31, 2009.
Digital Domain 3.0 expands Vancouver studio with leadership, creative talent; Kelly L’Estrange promoted to Executive Producer and Head of Studio; Swen Gillberg promoted to VFX Supervisor, will relocate to Vancouver.
Cartoon Network Amazone, the world’s first Cartoon Network waterpark, announces the completion of Humungaslide, a high-speed water coaster based on the Ben 10 alien, Humungousaur.
Nerd Corps Entertainment signs a television deal with BBC Kids and Knowledge Network for their original preschool series, Kate & Mim-Mim.
The cast and characters of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 helped kick off Hunger Action Month at a food packing event at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.
Ottawa-based Mercury Filmworks appoints Marianne Culbert Vice President of Production, replacing the recently retired Bryan Popowich.
London-based visual effects company MPC announces the opening of a new studio in Amsterdam, specializing in high-end VFX, motion graphics and color grading for the Dutch market.
Tom Perlmutter, head of Canada’s National Film Board, is slated to speak at the second annual Future of StoryTelling summit in New York City on Thursday, October 3.
The Academy explores the technology of stunts with Real to Reel: The Art of Action, hosted by Stunt Coordinator Garrett Warren, on Friday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The full lineup of speakers planned for VIEW CONFERENCE 2013 is unveiled, including a keynote presentation from ILM’s John Knoll as well as presentations and talks from ILM’s Roger Guyett, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Image Engine’s Peter Muyzers, Sony Picture’s Troy Saliba and Parag Havaldar, the Moving Picture Company’s Marco Carboni, Sony Animation’s Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, Pixar’s Sandra Karpman and Lucia Modesto, MacGuff’s Bruno Chauffard, computer graphics scientist Paul Debevec, and many more.
At a press conference formally confirming director Hayao Miyazaki's retirement, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki reveals that the studio is at work on a new feature planned for release next summer.
Independent French CGI animation house TeamTO attends MIPCOM and Cartoon Forum to present CG-animated series Joe Giant.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts a special presentation, Treasures in the News, from Former Annecy director Former Annecy director Serge Bromberg on Thursday, September 4, 2013.
Australian stop-motion animation writer and director Adam Elliot is scheduled to participate in a screentalk at the Bradford Animation Festival, which runs November 12-16 at The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Tom Sito, professor of Cinema Practice at the University of Southern California, is slated to present a talk on the history of computer graphics at the Ottawa International Animation Festival on Sunday, September 22.
Imagineer Systems to demonstrate the newest version of mocha Pro at IBC 2013 with VFX artists Mathias Möhl, Ben Brownlee and Jonas Hummelstrand; mocha Meetup event planned for Saturday, September 14 at 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Former Süperfad creative director David Viau joins forces with industry vets Rob Sanborn and Jon Segress to form new Seattle-based design-driven production company Black Lodge.
Technicolor and co-development partner Mercury Filmworks to unveil their latest 2D animated preschool series, Chamelia, at the upcoming Cartoon Forum and MIP Jr./MIPCOM.