The Academy takes a look at the breakthrough stereoscopic and visual effects work that went into crafting the Oscar-winning film “Life of Pi,” featuring an onstage discussion with members of the film’s creative teams.
In one of the first effort to come out of Framestore's new LA studio, Framestore teams up with 180LA and Pepsi on a new advertising campaign featuring Beyoncé.
Award-winning children’s book, “The Fearsome Beastie,” by Giles Paley-Phillips, is to be adapted into an animated short co-directed by Katie Steed and Jon Hunt in collaboration with the UK’s University of Creative Arts.
VFX company LOOK Effects President Mark Driscoll weighs in on the “Panel Discussion on the Future of the VFX Industry” and visual effects supervisor Dan Schrecker presents the company’s visual effects work in “The Making of Warm Bodies” at the 2013 FMX conference in Suttgart, Germany.
International children’s channel KidsCo, Corus Entertainment’s joint-venture with NBCUniversal, launches its two-month-old Syfy Kids block in Asia this July.
British digital motion graphics company SquareZero updates its holographic representations of Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida for the ABBA museum, set to open in Stockholm in May.
Program highlights are announced for the 20th edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, which runs next week from April 23 through April 28.
Jean-Francois Laguionie’s “The Painting” (“Le Tableau”) opens May 10 in New York followed by expansion to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta and other cities beginning May 24.
FMX 2013 to include talks on “Iron Man 3,” “Oblivion,” “Despicable Me 2” and “Assassin's Creed 3” in addition to the “Virtual Production” and “Virtual Humans Forum” track highlights.
Geneva Film’s stop-motion animated short “Foxed!” will premiere in 3D at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film on April 25.
Chaos Group announces that they will demonstrate V-Ray, spotlight ILM’s production pipeline, and host a day of presentations and tutorials for 3D artists in training at FMX 2013.
V&S Entertainment signs a deal with RAI, bringing the second season of “Everything’s Rosie” to Italy.
Gentlemen Scholar goes all out for QF Radio to create an elegant campaign blending visual representations of radio, tributes to the distinct cultural elements of Qatar with features from the radio station’s music, sports and entertainment programming.
Film Club Productions partners with Em Cooper to animate sequences of the documentary, “Kiss the Water,” set to premiere at the 2013 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival.
The deadline for submission to the Ottawa International Animation Festival is May 17, with preview DVDs due by May 31.
Designed to serve as a full blown visual effects and animation event -- complete with expert panels, presentations, educational sessions, and speakers -- the Production Pipeline Expo is a two-day event to be held May 3 and 4 at the Barker Hanger in the Santa Monica Airport.
Nickelodeon’s New York-based president of content development Marjorie Cohn leaves the kids’ entertainment network after serving 26 years with the company, and Alison Dexter‘s EVP of productions position is eliminated amid ongoing realignment.
Lucian Grainge and Jason Kilar are nominated for election to DreamWorks Animation's Board of Directors; Current Directors Nathan Myhrvold and Richard Sherman to retire from leadership positions.
Fifteen of Canada’s most celebrated independent animators come together to create a collaborative animated film, “Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam,” which will have its Canadian premiere at the 20th Annual Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Each year I look forward to Anima Brussels because it is my first festival of the year and an opportunity to see a large number of new Belgian animated films. Over the ten days of ANIMA there are also many noted guests and old friends.
Toon Boom Animation announces the use of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony by Japanese animation studio HeARTBIT Digital Creation for its upcoming production, “Francesca.”
Ticket sales open for the Los Angeles Children's Film Festival, which runs from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, May 5, 2013.
The Producers Guild of America honors nine Innovators, Visionaries and Producers (V.I.P.) who have made significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling in the past year.