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NYICFF Headline News

Belgium’s ‘A Town Called Panic’ Tops NYICFF 2016

French/Belgium co-production ‘A Town Called Panic: Return to School,’ directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, was awarded the Grand Prize for a short film, and also took home the Audience Award for ages 12-17.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Secures Key Sales Across the U.K.

9 Story Media Group licenses a trio of hit animated children’s shows – ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood,’ ‘Nerds and Monsters,’ and ‘Numb Chucks’ -- to U.K broadcasters ahead of MIPTV.

Post-production Headline News

Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld Chief Creative Officer

Color grading pioneer to drive the artistic strategy that defines the Deluxe brand and ensure that the company houses and develops the best creative talent across color, VFX and editorial for film, TV and commercials.

Netflix Headline News

Mark Osborne’s ‘The Little Prince’ to Premiere on Netflix

Just days after director Mark Osborne reveals that that Paramount Pictures will no longer be distributing the stop-motion/CG-animated hybrid feature, Netflix swoops in to save the day.

In Passing Headline News

Former UCLA Animation Workshop Head Dan McLaughlin Dead at 84

A 1958 graduate of the UCLA Theater Arts Department, McLaughlin served as head of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Animation Workshop from 1970 until his retirement in 2007.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

‘Bakuman’ Feature Taps Fusion Studio for Main-On-End Titles

Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio helps deliver action-packed main-on-end title sequence for Japanese live-action feature based on the hit manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Ken Obata.

Commercials Headline News

Isaiah Seret Joins Biscuit Filmworks

Commercial known for his 2015 Webby award-winning ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ short prequel, ‘Quarantine,’ has worked with brands including Adidas, Burger King, Coca Cola, Jack Daniels and Microsoft.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Announces English-Language Voice Cast for ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

English-language voice cast includes Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons; film opens March 25th in NYC, April 1st in LA, and expands nationally on April 8th.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm Names Rob Bredow Chief Technology Officer

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor helped launch ILMxLAB, and has worked on films such as ‘Men in Black 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.’ 

Troika Headline News

Troika Hires Emmy Award-Winning Creative Director Kasumi Mihori

Former Turner Studios exec has worked with almost every major network, broadcaster and media company including Disney/ABC, NBC Universal, CBS, Fox, Warner Brothers Studio, CNN, ESPN, PBS, Disney Channel and Discovery.

People Headline News

The Academy Appoints Jennifer Yuh Nelson to Leadership Board

As part of The Academy’s recent diversity initiatives, ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director joins Academy’s 51-seat Board of Governors for a three-year term; Disney animator Floyd Norman appointed to the Education and Outreach Committee.

Jobs & Recruiting Headline News

IT Staffing Agency Breed Launches in Los Angeles

New IT staffing agency connects motion picture studios, gaming companies, visual effects houses, post-production facilities and other creative service providers with the industry’s best engineers, IT and pipeline specialists, and programmers.

Aardman Nathan Love Headline News

Sean McClintock Joins Aardman Nathan Love

Director, designer and animator has formerly worked with high-profile production companies such as Psyop, Brand New School, The Mill, HUSH and Buck, working with top-tier brands including Nike, Google, Twitter, Coke Zero and Viacom.

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Henson Signs New Media Partnerships for ‘Lily's Driftwood Bay’ and ‘Elias: Rescue Team’

Henson Independent Properties concludes a number of broadcast and digital license deals for hit preschool series with Vme TV, POD Worldwide, Media Corp, Tring TV, TG4, MTV Oy, SVT, United Home Entertainment and more.

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