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AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Announces Submission Deadlines for 88th Oscars

Submission deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is Friday, July 10; Animated Short Film submissions must be made by Thursday, October 1; Animated Feature submissions are due Friday, October 30.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Approves Changes in VFX, Short Film Eligibility Rules

The Academy ups the number of eligible films in the VFX category to 20; Short films qualifying via a theatrical release must now have a theater run in Los Angeles County for at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening per day.

ILM Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Russell Earl

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 9, 2015 at 3:03pm

Russell Earl, a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, discusses the extensive previs and visual effects work done on Marvel’s 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Big Hero 6’ Wins Best Animated Feature

Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli take home the award for best animated feature at the 87th annual Oscars.

Oscars Blogs

Perry’s Previews: 2015 Oscar Animation Shorts Review, Director Interviews & Prediction

By Perry Chen | Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:46pm

2014 brings us another year of great variety in animation style and storytelling, though my pick for Oscar winner and my favorite short are not the same this year.

Awards Headline News

Margot Robbie, Miles Teller to Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

Actors Robbie and Teller to host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7.

Previs Headline News

Proof Inc. Provides Previs for Oscar-Nominated Features

Leading provider of high-quality visualization services provides extensive previs and postvis services for Oscar VFX nominees ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’

Visual Effects Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Shares Oscar Nomination for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also garners BAFTA, VES and AACTA nominations.

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