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Brickyard 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.

Award 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.

Effects 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.

Film 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.

Million 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.

Wars Headline News

Cartoon Art Museum to Celebrate 'Star Wars' Comics

On Tuesday, May 15, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha for a special presentation on the origins of the "Star Wars" comic book and their experiences in creating the official Marvel Comics adaptation of the film.

Vimeo Headline News

Red Giant’s 'Plot Device' Nominated for Vimeo, Webby Awards

Red Giant’s short film, “Plot Device,” has picked up a lot of traction with nominations for a Webby award and the Vimeo Festival + Awards.

Creative Headline News

Adobe Announces $1M Scholarship Fund

The Adobe Foundation announced it is committing one million dollars to establish the Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarships – a new global initiative intended to unlock the creative potential of students.

Million Headline News

Hasbro Posts First Quarter Loss on Toy Sales

Toy giant Hasbro posted a first-quarter loss as the company’s U.S. and Canadian sales declined 16 percent, masking across-the-board growth abroad, particularly by Latin America.

Disney Headline News

Rich Ross Steps Down as Disney Chair

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.”

Animation Headline News

Ottawa Animation Fest Unveils 2012 Lineup

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.”

Artists Headline News

VFX Artists to Hold Culver City Union Meeting

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.

Foundry Headline News

Foundry Announces HIERO for Windows

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.