The initial round of contract talks between Hollywood union animators and producers have broken down after three days, three months before the current deal expires on July 31.
Aspera announced that Fuel VFX has selected and deployed Aspera faspex to manage and transfer their digital assets.
Rich Ross resigned as chairman of Walt Disney Studios on Friday, his surprise exit bookended between the company's recent $200 million loss from “John Carter” and the forthcoming box office and other ancillary earnings from Marvel's “The Avengers.”
Aardman has joined forces with Levi Roots to produce his first ever above-the-line advertising campaign for Reggae Reggae Sauce.
Organizers of the Ottawa International Animation Festival have unveiled the lineup for the 2012 edition of the festival, along with poster art from Koji Yamamura, winner of the 2007 grand prize for his film “A Country Doctor.”
In a campaign to change working conditions for VFX artists at Sony Pictures Imageworks, a group calling itself SpiUnion will hold a lunchtime meeting in Culver City on Friday with officials from the Animation Guild and its union parent IATSE.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) announced the creation of a new category specifically created for video game artists.
NATPE today announced that more than 250 companies from 50 countries are confirmed to attend the inaugural NATPE Budapest content market.
LAIKA has optioned “Goblins,” from award-winning children’s writer Philip Reeve, and has signed Mark Gustafson to direct the 3D stop-motion animated film.
Visual effects software developer The Foundry announced a new Beta version of HIERO, which allows users to download and trial the software on the Windows operating system.
Academy Award winner Rob Legato and Fusion-io Chief Scientist Steve Wozniak discuss technology and creativity at the Post Production World Conference keynote at NAB 2012. Steve Forde of Adobe and Vincent Brisebois of Fusion-io kick off the talk by revealing that Adobe Creative Suite 6 is the first software application to be optimized for the Fusion ioFX.
RTL Group announced the appointment of Cécile Frot-Coutaz as the new CEO of FremantleMedia, effective July 1, 2012. Current CEO Tony Cohen will step down to focus on his non-executive work.
Stargate Studios recently deployed dual Cinedeck RX systems, in combination with dual Cinedeck EXs and on-board camera recorders, to assist the rapid delivery of 700 VFX shots for the ABC pilot “Beauty and the Beast.”
The Television Division at Gravity was responsible for creating the branded design for the newly launched Virgin Produced In-Flight TV Channel.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg wowed fans at this weekend's Coachella Valley Music Festival when they were joined onstage by holographic projection of 2Pac Shakur.
The Productive has opened its doors to industrious animators, digital artists, writers and publishing professionals.
Cinedeck premiered a significant software upgrade to its Cinedeck RX record monitoring and playback system, along with brand new configurations of Cinedeck RX for broadcast and cinema applications at NAB 2012.
Cinedeck announced significant enhancements to its award-winning Cinedeck EX portable, multi-format, recording, monitoring and playback system with the forthcoming release of Cinedeck EX v3.5.
Autodesk introduces Autodesk Smoke 2013 video editing software, a completely redesigned and repackaged version of the all-in-one video editing and visual effects tool for the Mac.