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DGA Announces 2014 Feature Film Nominees

Nominees for the 67th Annual DGA Awards include Wes Anderson for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ Clint Eastwood for ‘American Sniper,’ Alejandro G. Iñárritu for ‘Birdman,’ Richard Linklater for ‘Boyhood’ and Morten Tyldum for ‘The Imitation Game.’

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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for 51st CAS Awards

Animated features nominated for the 51st Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing include Disney’s Big Hero 6,’ LAIKA’s ‘The Boxtrolls,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ and Warner Bros.’ ‘The LEGO Movie.’
 

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Academy Unveils 2015 Sci-Tech Award Recipients

Honorees for the Academy’s 87th Scientific & Technical Awards include Dolby's David Gray, recipient of the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, and Larry Hornbeck, a key inventor behind Texas Instruments’ DLP Cinema.

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13th Annual VES Awards Nominations Announced

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ leads the feature film nominations; ‘Big Hero 6’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ are top animated film contenders; ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the broadcast field.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Coming Soon…to Your Living Room: Hidden Treasure, Magic Gems and Cat & Mouse Hijinks

Treasure hunts, hidden gems, and cat-and-mouse hijinks all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.

workshops Headline News

Edward Bakst Bringing Imagination Workshop to UC Berkeley

Designer, director and AWN blogger Edward Bakst to lead a five-week workshop, ‘Unleashing Imagination,’ presented by UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice beginning January 30 through February 27.

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DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Dragon 2’ Wins Golden Globe Award

CG-animated sequel written and directed by Dean DeBlois bests Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ Reel FX’s ‘Book of Life,’ LAIKA’s ‘The Boxtrolls’ and Warner Bros.’ ‘The LEGO Movie.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney Announces ‘101 Dalmatians’ Diamond Edition

Available for the first time on Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand on February 10th, special Diamond Edition release includes all-new short, ‘The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt.’

Digital Domain VFXWorld

Digital Domain Spends a ‘Night at the Museum’

Led by VFX supervisor Lou Pecora, Digital Domain delivers roughly 340 shots for Shawn Levy’s ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,’ including CG environments, animated Greek statues, and complex split-screens performances.

Visual Effects Headline News

ILM Goes Behind the Magic of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

New video provides highlights of nearly 900 visual effects shots created by Industrial Light & Magic with an international crew of more than 300 artists and staffers.

Features Headline News

New Featurette Delves into the Animation of ‘The LEGO Movie’

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller discuss how the artists at Animal Logic created the wild, mixed-media hybrid world of the fourth-highest grossing film of 2014. 

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