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Headline News New York premiere of Blue Sky's short, "Bunny"

By Amid Amidi | Friday, January 29, 1999 at 12:00am

*Thursday, January 28. New York City, New York, U.S.A.

The New York City public premiere of Blue Sky's "Bunny" will be held on January 28 at 7:00 P.M. at:

Pace UniversityNYC Schimmel Center for the ArtsOne Pace PlazaNew York, NY

The event costs $7 for general admission and is free to NYC ACM SIGGRAPH members and Pace students & faculty. The screening will be followed by a presentation hosted by director Chris Wedge, digital effects supervisor Dave Walvoord and senior animator Doug Dooley.

Headline News WIA Writer's Group to discuss lawyers and agents

By Amid Amidi | Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 12:00am

* Thursday, January 21. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The Women in Animation's Writer's Group will hold a discussion about what writers should know about lawyers and agents. The event starts at 7:00 P.M. Call Kellie-Bea Rainey to RSVP and for directions at (818) 623-0020 or e-mail at kellie-bea@kellie-bea.com.

Headline News SAFO '99 call for entries

The 2nd annual Ottawa Student Animation Festival, slated for October 21-24,1999, is now accepting submissions. To ensure a level playing groundamongst participants, the official competition has been divided into fivecategories: high school/secondary films; undergraduate films; graduatefilms; first films and children's films. Schools from around the world willcompete for the Best Artistic Achievement in Animation Education award. Inaddition to the Official Competition, SAFO '99 will feature a variety of

Headline News WIA Writer’s Group meeting

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 12:00am

* Thursday, January 14. Westwood, California, U.S.A.

Women In Animation's Writers' Group is starting up their Seminar Series again for 1999. The first seminar will cover the differences between live-action and animation writing, the philosophy of comedy, and gag writing techniques. The group meets at Saban Entertainment at 7:30 PM. For further information call Jean Ann Wright at 818-360-8321.

Headline News Sheridan animates Manhattan

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, January 7, 1999 at 12:00am

Sheridan College (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is hosting Sheridan Animates Manhattan on January 25 in New York City. The one-day program brings together leading animation artists in three separate events - The Animation Master Class, The CanApple Animation Forum and The Animation Showcase. The Animation Master Class features a behind-the-scenes look at how animation is used in films from Jurassic Park to Twister. The panel will be composed of Sheridan alumnus Steve Williams, James Straus and Dennis Turner.

Headline News Sylvester and Tweety stamps are tops

By Amid Amidi | Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 12:00am

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that Sylvester and Tweety were the most popular stamp of 1998. Over 37.9 million commemorative stamps of the bird and cat duo were saved by collectors. The USPS measures a stamp's popularity by the number saved - not used - through quarterly surveys sent to American households. The Postal Service issues 40-45 billion stamps in an average year, the majority of which are intended for day-to-day usage. Other top stamps included the Celebrate the Century sets from the 1900s, 1920s and 1930s, as well as the Classic Movie Monsters stamp set.

Headline News Results from Latin America's largest festival

By Amid Amidi | Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 12:00am

The results are in from the 20th Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latino Americano, which took place in Havana, Cuba, from December 1-11, 1998. All the films in competition were from Latin American countries. The following awards were given out for animated entries:

Headline News Win a Golden Sheaf award

By Amid Amidi | Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 12:00am

The 1999 Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival, now in its 52nd year, will take place from May 13-16, 1999 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Entries to compete for the festival's Golden Sheaf Awards are now being accepted until March 5, 1999. Awards will be given to Canadian film entries in a total of nineteen film categories including: Animation, Children's Production, Arts and Entertainment, Comedy, Educational and Commercials. International filmmakers can enter works in five categories including: Children's Production, Documentary and Drama.

Headline News Hollywood Shorts festival

By Amid Amidi | Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 12:00am

* Sunday, December 13. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Hollywood Shorts, a monthly film festival dedicated to independent short films and videos, will take place 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Joint (8771 West Pico Boulevard in West LA). The screening includes the animated film "Call Me Fishmael." A holiday party follows the screening. If you don't live in L.A. and would still like to still see the films, they can be seen through the Internet at http://www.lalive.com.

Headline News Animazing Gallery celebration

By Amid Amidi | Friday, December 11, 1998 at 12:00am

* Friday, December 11. New York, New York, U.S.A.

Join the Animazing Gallery (415 West Broadway, 2nd Fl) in celebrating the Disney and Warner Bros. 75th Anniversay from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The gallery has some holiday offers as well that may interest animation art collectors. To RSVP or for more information call (212)226-7374 or e-mail Animazing@worldnet.att.net.

Headline News Dates set for Licensing 99 International

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 12:00am

The largest worldwide licensing event is set to take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York on June 8-10, 1999. The convention has moved to the main exhibit hall, the premiere space in the Convention Center, to better accommodate the many companies that will exhibit there, including Universal, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, MTV, Harvey, Jim Henson, Mattel, Hasbro, and Polygram, among others.

Headline News Party with the Union during their holiday bash

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, December 3, 1998 at 12:00am

* Friday, December 4. North Hollywood, California, U.S.A.

The Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists, Local 839 IATSE, will be holding a holiday party on December 4 from 6 p.m. to midnight and everybody is invited. The soiree is at the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland (just south of the 101). Admission, food and drinks are all free. For more details, click here.

Headline News "Kwiky Mart" is big in Holland

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 12:00am

Sunday, November 22, marked the end of the 7th Holland Animation FilmFestival 1998. Awards were presented for both the international competitionfor applied animation and student films. The jury for the internationalcompetition for applied animation consisted of Garri Bardin (Russia), PaulBush (United Kingdom), Dingeman Kuilman (The Netherlands), Adriaan Lokman(The Netherlands), and Linda Simensky (United States). They chose thefollowing films to receive the Golden Pegbar Awards:

Headline News Ideas in Animation Event is taking place in San Francisco

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 12:00am

* Monday, November 30. San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Nik Phelps and the Sprocket Ensemble present Mike "Temple" Brady and the"Flaming Won Ton Show," a performance art presentation. The event is partof the Ideas in Animation program and is billed as "an evening of animationwith live original music." The West coast premiere of "Publegg Enemy," anew clay animated film from Dave Clausen and Carrie Kessler, and JasonShiga's new cartoon, "Double Duce," will also screen at this event which

Headline News A free CalArts experimental animation screening

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 12:00am

* Tuesday, December 15. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The downtown central Los Angeles Public Library will screen a selection ofthe best experimental animation made at CalArts in the last 25 years at 6p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be introduced byfounding director of the CalArts Experimental Animation Program, JulesEngel. Early work from "Antz" co-director Eric Darnell and "Nightmarebefore Christmas" director Henry Selick will be among the fourteen works

Headline News Computer animated/live-action PLUG screening

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 12:00am

* Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25. Encino, California, U.S.A.

"Plug," a computer animated/live-action film about a futuristic society where people live their entire lives plugged into virtual reality machines, will screen at Laemmle's Town Center 5 for Academy Award qualification. Show times are 11:15 and 12:10 daily. For further screening information, contact (818) 981-9811.

Headline News Two new series for Cactus

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 12:00am

Canada's television and cinema production and distribution group, Coscient Group, announced that their subsidiary Cactus Animation has started production on two new animated series: "Pirate Family" and "Fantomette." The animated comedies are a co-production with French company Elma Animation and have a total budget of $22 million. The series, each composed of 26 half-hour episodes, have already been pre-sold by Motion International, Coscient Group's distribution subsidiary, to a number of markets.

Headline News Digital Domain's TIGHTROPE screening

By Amid Amidi | Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 12:00am

* Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25. Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.

"TIGHTROPE," Digital Domain's first in-house production, will premiere at the Laemmle's Monica Theatre for Academy qualification. The five minute, CG-animated short was written and directed by Daniel Robichaud. Showtimes are 12:00 PM and 12:45 PM daily. For more information, call (310)477-5581.

Headline News Screening of Purves' new film

By Amid Amidi | Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 12:00am

* Tuesday, November 17 - Thursday, November 19. Beverly Hills, California,U.S.A.

"Gilbert and Sullivan - The Very Models," a film from artist Barry Purves("Rigoletto," "Achilles") will screen at Laemmle's Music Hall for AcademyAward qualification. Show times are 3:30 and 4:10 PM daily. For more info,contact (310) 274-6869.

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