William McDonald has been appointed the new Chair of the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media (FTVDM) at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), effective July 1, 2012.
Hanspeter Pfister, the SIGGRAPH 2012 Technical Papers Chair from Harvard University, shares his take on submission trends, jury selection and the jury process for SIGGRAPH 2012.
Video Games Live unveils the lineup for its eighth annual Los Angeles show with a cavalcade of special guests, first time ever music premieres, industry stars, new interactive technology and incredible prizes.
Framestore is further strengthening its CG department and integrated offering by hiring Liz Oliver, a CG line producer with extensive experience in multiplatform disciplines.
Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible reiterated his "buy" rating on shares of digital production and effects company Digital Domain Media Group, saying that recent news of a planned Abu Dhabi studio and Paramount's decision to push back the release of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" will benefit the firm.
International visual effects company Pixomondo announced the opening of a new studio in Detroit, Michigan, bringing their global network total to thirteen facilities spanning three continents.
Disney XD announced that Southern California viewers will have the opportunity to see a prelude episode of the new animated series “TRON: Uprising” in a state-of-the-art, high definition theatre on wheels.
AniMazSpot announced the top two short films from the Third Quarter entries selected to go on to vie for Best of Festival prize at the fourth annual AniMazSpot 2012 Festival, September 10-16, 2012.
Animation Spotlight announced that Kaj Pindal (Denmark/Canada) and Cinzia Bottini (Italy/Singapore) have joined the AniMazSpot international jury panel.
Digital Domain Media Group announced that it will establish a new animation/VFX Studio and Digital Domain Institute at Abu Dhabi’s twofour54.
Aardman director Bram Ttwheam has teamed up with artist Tristan Stevens to create the much-anticipated video release for the Nordic Giants‘ debut single, “Shine,” featuring the vocals and lyrics of Cate Ferris.
Disney/Pixar’s “Brave” will have its world premiere on June 18, 2012, in a special presentation for Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival marking the Grand Opening of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
DreamWorks Animation held a press event promoting its forthcoming 3D animated feature “Rise of the Guardians” at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, screening 25 minutes of the film followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher.
Ten-year visual effects software industry veteran Todd Prives joins ZYNC to drive marketing strategy and customer adoption.
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” has promoted Erica Branch-Ridley to Vice President, Executive in Charge of Production for Sesame Learning.
Production company Hornet announced that it has signed 2011 BAFTA Award-winning director Mikey Please to its talent roster.
With a mission to connect high-end talent with awesome brands, iartists has launched in Los Angeles to represent directors, designers, animators, visual effects pros, storytellers and digital experts, working across platforms, devices and spaces.
This weekend, Stuttgart’s International Festival of Animated Film announced the winners of its 19th Trickfilm competition (May 8-3). Martin Snopek and Ivana Laucikova’s “The Last Airbus” (Slovakia), Alke Arndt’s “Atlas” (Germany) and Ignacio Ferreras’ “Wrinkles” (Spain) were among the big winners.
The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
On Saturday, May 19th in Los Angeles, Cut&Paste will hold a special edition of its popular live design battles.
Executive producer Leslie Sorrentino, formerly of Animal West and The Syndicate, has joined digital production and design studio Big Block. He brings with him his production team, Flame artist Gizmo Rivera and producer Cindy Chapman.
Prime Focus World named Zenith Equity Partners founder Massoud Entekhabi as Global Chief Financial Officer in an announcement made by Founder and CEO, Namit Malhotra.