The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the 10 films remaining in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars.
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Animation distributor GKIDS announces that the English-language version of Ernest & Celestine will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.
Shotgun announces new media management tools and an integrated client review site; new studio review tools to roll out in back-to-back releases this December and February.
Creative strategic design agency eyeball announces the addition of David Edelstein as Managing Director, Broadcast, and Danny Rosenbloom as Managing Director, Commercials.
Syfy greenlights Dominion to series; supernatural action drama produced by Universal Cable Productions.
Autodesk releases Maya LT 2014 Extension 2, which advances the workflows of indie game developers with support for Maya Embedded Language (MEL) scripting, new OBJ export options and improvements to HumanIK and IK Handle technology.
Visual Effects Post Production studio ArsenalFX produces visual effects for two new national Lexus spots, “Shift” and “Say Nothing.”
Boutique visual effects studio Mammal Studios completes look development and final delivery of 95 shots for Detroit rapper Eminem’s latest video single, Rap God, from his platinum MMLP2 album.
Guru Studio announces the appointment of Justin Time Producer Amy Robson to the position of Vice President of Production; executive move comes on the heels of Justin Time’s sixth Annie Award nomination.
Disney XD and TELETOON acquire the joint production from Technicolor and Mercury Filmworks’ Atomic Puppets.
MPC purchases a global site license of Fabric Engine, tapping Fabric Splice to build next-generation tools that fully leverage modern hardware.
Swarm, a new Lexus short film, takes flight with KMel robotics quadrotors powered by OptiTrack motion capture technology.
Margaret Dean, the director of production for Mattel’s Playground Productions and co-president of Women in Animation, a non-profit dedicated to connecting, supporting, and empowering women in the field of animation, discusses her experience within the animation industry in a Q&A.
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises is awarded the prize for Best Animated Film by the New York Film Critics Circle.
Kicking off today for the fifteenth year in a row, Autodesk's annual 3December event pays tribute to the art of computer graphics and the talent behind them.
Animation distributor GKIDS’ A Letter to Momo and Ernest & Celestine are nominated in seven categories for the 2014 Annie Awards, including the nomination for Best Animated Feature.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors guild announces that it will be honoring James Cameron with its MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony to be held on February 16, 2014.
Hollywood enjoys its most prosperous Thanksgiving on record as holdover The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Disney’s new animated tentpole Frozen each earn more than any previous holiday title.
A new trailer is released for Millenium Films’ The Legend of Hercules, starring Kellan Lutz as the mythical Greek hero.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.
Stig Gruman, VP of Worldwide M&E Sales at Audodesk Media and Entertainment, dies unexpectedly on November 23, 2013, at the age of 51.