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.
The entertainment and consumer electronics giant attributed its record $5.7 billion deficit to the effects of disasters in Japan, a weak global economy and a strong yen as its film unit reported full-year revenue growth, but a lower operating profit.
Laika has named “Coraline” producer Mary Sandell head of production at the Portland, OR-based stop-motion animation studio.
Vision Globale announced the launch of its animation division, in a move that will further expand the company's operations.
GOBELINS, l'ecole de l'image, an applied arts, print and digital media school in Paris, is organizing for the seventh time an international summer school to enable students and professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of what makes for successful character animation.
Cut&Paste London announced Colin Bigelow & Jay Harwood as the winning 2D/3D team and Steve West as the winner in Motion/Animation.
DUCK has sliced two birds with one stone, considerably escalating its presence in both the live-action and animation realms with the addition of versatile director Knife Party.
Pratt Institute, currently celebrating its 125th anniversary year, will be showcasing a host of talent at Pratt Show 2012, which will take place from May 7-10.
The National Flight Academy announced plans to distribute a $125,000 matching scholarship fund made possible by the University of Florida and Full Sail University totaling $250,000.
TELETOON Canada announced that the Canadian launch date for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim has been set for July 4, 2012.
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.