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Headline News Academy Announces U.S. Student Finalists

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.

Headline News ' Letter to Momo' Wins Best Feature at AniFest 2012

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.

Headline News FMX 2012 to Highlight Virtual Production

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.”

Headline News 2012 Webby Awards Winners Announced

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.

Headline News Bruno Wu Announces Beijing Co-Production Facility

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.

Headline News Imagination Studios and Cubic Motion Announce Partnership

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.

Headline News Cartoon Art Museum Assembles 'Avengers' Exhibit

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.

Headline News David Bennett Joins Faceware

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.

Headline News Jason DeMarco Promoted at Cartoon Network/Adult Swim

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.

Headline News Buzzco Creates Animation for TED’s Ted Ed Initiative

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.

Headline News Digital Domain Finalizes Joint Venture in China

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.

Headline News Brickyard Produces 'From Nothing, Something' Doc

Director Tim Cawley tapped frequent collaborators at Brickyard VFX to produce his feature documentary “From Nothing, Something,” through their feature division, Brickyard Filmworks.

Headline News WGC Screenwriting Award Winners Announced

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.

Headline News Simon Mowbray Joins Zoic Studios

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.

Headline News Foreign Finalists Selected For 2012 Student Academy Awards

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.

Headline News Netflix Posts $5 Million Quarterly Loss

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.

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