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.
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.”