Thirty-five students from 20 U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition, including nine animated shorts.
Under a 20-year deal, the theater formerly known as the Kodak has been renamed the Dolby Theatre, and will remain the home for the Academy Awards through at least 2033.
Super 78 Studios is producing an animated feature for release in both the U.S. and China in late 2013.
Hiroyuki Okiura’s second directorial effort, "A LETTER TO MOMO," won the Best Feature Film Prize at the 11th AniFest (FFF 2012), held in Teplice, Czech Republic from April 26 to May 1, 2012.
FMX 2012 will highlight the advent of Virtual Production with programming tracks on World Building and Previs, Megasessions covering “Reel Steel,” “Tintin” and “Hugo,” VFX showcases on “Battleship” and “The Hunger Games,” and animation highlights covering “Dr. Seuss' The Lorax” and Marvel's “The Avengers.”
Dell technology enables Toronto-based 3D animation studio ToonBox Entertainment to achieve high image quality.
Pinterest, Google+ and Spotify will each be presented with their first Webby Awards alongside special recognition honorees Instagram and Bjork at The 16th Annual Webby Awards on May 21, at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Twentieth Century Fox has hired Kira Goldberg and Jason Young to join the studio's senior ranks, filling a gap left by the departure of three senior executives last year.
Bruno Wu's Seven Stars Entertainment and the government of the Binhai New Area, Tianjin, have announced ambitious plans for a new facility outside of Beijing that will be dedicated to East-West co-productions.
Imagination Studios and Cubic Motion announced a production partnership providing tight integration of Cubic Motion's technology-powered facial animation services with Imagination's wider animation production capabilities.
The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates five decades of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with “Avengers Assemble!” an exhibition featuring some of the most iconic characters in comic book history, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, The Wasp, Hawkeye, Black Widow and The Incredible Hulk.
Faceware Technologies announced that David Bennett will be head up sales efforts for the company’s facial animation software in Europe and India, as well as build studio and channel relationships in those regions.
Jason DeMarco has been promoted to vice president of strategic marketing and promotions for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, it was announced by Brenda Piper, chief marketing officer for Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM) group.
Buzzco recently animated a short film for TED’s new educational initiative, TED Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing, an open platform dedicated to providing high school and college teachers a new way to use video content on the web.
Digital Domain Media Group announced that it has executed final definitive agreements in connection with its Joint Venture Agreement with Beijing Galloping Horse Film Co., Ltd., a major participant in the high-growth China film market.
Warner Bros. announced that the first-ever full length, theatrical LEGO movie will open nationwide on February 28, 2014.
Director Tim Cawley tapped frequent collaborators at Brickyard VFX to produce his feature documentary “From Nothing, Something,” through their feature division, Brickyard Filmworks.
The Canadian film, TV and digital media community came out in full force to join the Writers Guild of Canada in celebration of Canadian screenwriters at the 16th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards.
Leading kids’ and family entertainment content distributor CAKE announced it has licensed all three seasons of Zinkia’s “Pocoyo” to Nick Jr. in the UK.
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios bolsters its cadre of high-level visual effects talent with the addition of veteran Creative Director/VFX Supervisor/Flame Artist Simon Mowbray.
Five finalists, selected from 51 entries representing 29 countries, will advance in the Foreign Film category in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.
Netflix fell to a loss in its first quarter even while adding three million streaming members to its ranks, bringing its total to 26 million worldwide.