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Cartoons on the Bay Calls for Entries!

Cartoons on the Bay 2006Positano, ItalyApril 5-9, 2006Deadline: January 15, 2006

Cartoons on the Bay is an international event with awards, workshops, lectures, TV and theatrical previews, and events centering on the ever-changing world of television animation. The Pulcinella Awards Competition is open to all products in animation for television and the Internet, including pilots of series. The Competition is also open to short films.

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One Month Left to Enter British Animation Awards

The British Animation Awards (BAA) 2005London, U.K.March 9, 2006Deadline: October 31, 2005

The British Animation Awards (BAA) covers all aspects of the U.K. animation scene, from student work to commercials, childrens entertainment, short and experimental films to music videos, new technologies, scriptwriting and craftsmanship.

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Key Dates Set for 4th Annual VES Awards

The 4th Annual VES Awards presented by the Visual Effects Society (VES) will be held on Feb. 15, 2006 at 7:00 pm at the Hollywood Palladium.

Submissions for the 4th Annual awards competition began being accepted online at the VES Awards website ( on Sept. 1. The deadline for all submissions is Dec. 2, 2005.

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17 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 78th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Committee will review 17 scientific and technical achievements for 78th Academy Awards consideration, according to committee chair Richard Edlund, but its not too late to submit entries. Pixar Animation Studios and Industrial Light & Magic are being considered for two achievements each.

"This list of achievements is announced to allow individuals and companies with similar technology or claims of prior art the opportunity to submit their technology for review," said Richard Edlund.

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George Lopez to Host Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show Sept. 11

George Lopez will host the 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 11, 2005, at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Sean Hayes (WILL & GRACE) will present Jerry Lewis with the prestigious Governors Award at the 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which is not part of the Emmy awards network broadcast on September 18.

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Annie Awards Issues Call for Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood is now accepting nominations for the 33rd annual Annie Awards. Entries submitted for consideration must be from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or commercially released between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2005.

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TV Academy Announces 2005 Interactive Television Emmy Awards

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group announced the winners today (Aug. 19, 2005) of the 2005 Interactive Television Emmy Awards.Brian Seth Hurst and Marcelino Ford-Livene, Interactive Media Peer Group co-governors said TV Land and Cablevision were singled out for Emmys which will be presented during the non-televised Primetime Creative Arts Show on September 11 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Winners of the 2005 Interactive Television Emmy Awards are:

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The Simpsons Primed with New Roster of Celebrity Guest Stars for 17th Season

New and returning celebrity guest voices coming up for the 17th season of THE SIMPSONS are Alec Baldwin, Kelsey Grammer, William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Michael York, Ricky Gervais, Terry Bradshaw, Lily Tomlin, Frances McDormand, Terry Bradshaw, boxer Joe Frazier, former basketball great Dennis Rodman and Yankee pitcher Randy Jackson. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays 8:00 pm on FOX in the U.S.

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Grrr Growls to Top Midsummer Awards

The 12th Midsummer Awards were recently handed out, celebrating London's advertising industry. Founded in 1992 by Paul Cover and Terry Howard with the aim of promoting excellence in creative work in the specific area of film and television, and judged solely by working creatives, the Midsummer Awards are an opportunity for the top creative names in the industry to gather and celebrate the joys of the English summer.

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Scientific & Technical Awards Apps Due Aug. 1

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mailed entry forms on June 1, 2005 for the 2004 Scientific and Technical Awards to more than 850 companies and individuals, including past winners, within the sci-tech community both in the United States and abroad. All entry applications must be submitted to the Academy no later than Aug. 1, 2005.

Home Headline News

Incredibles and Shrek 2 Highlight VSDA Nominations

Nominations for the VSDA's annual Home Entertainment Awards were announced by the Video Software Dealers Assn., with Disney/Pixars THE INCREDIBLES (Buena Vista Home Ent.) and DreamWorks SHREK 2 (DreamWorks Home Ent.) leading the pack with four nominations each. SHREK 2 earned an additional nomination for its GameCube videogame.

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Celebrate Women With the WIN Awards

2005 WIN AwardsLos Angeles, California, USASeptember 26, 2005Deadline: May 31, 2005

Women's Image Network produces The WIN Awards to honor media-makers who create films, commercials and television that either feature female leads or are created, directed and/or are written by a woman.

Film Headline News

Sprockets Closes Record Breaking Festival With Awards

Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children announced 11 awards in three categories on May 8, 2005, at the Isabel Bader Theatre. Five awards were decided upon by childrens juries, two audience-choice awards were determined by festival-goers of all ages, and four awards for the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase were decided by a jury of film-industry professionals. The curtain fell on the 8th-annual event with more than 20,000 children and family members, an increase of 20% from last year, seeing 87 films from 26 countries.

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SDA Awards the Best in Technical DVD Work

SDA Home Entertainment 2005 DVD Technical Awards Las Vegas, Nevada, USAJuly 27, 2005Deadline: May 13, 2005

For the past several years, the Video Software Dealers Association has acknowledged outstanding DVD product through its DVD Technical Awards. It recognizes such features as commentary, supplementary materials, menu features and more. To be eligible, titles must have been released between April 1, 2004 March 31, 2005.

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BAF Calls for Entries

Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) 2005Bradford, U.K. November 16-19, 2005Deadline: July 8, 2005

Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) is the U.K.'s largest and longest-running animation festival. The event hosts master classes, seminars, extensive screening programs and special events. The festival concludes with the BAF Awards, a celebration of the very best new animation from around the world and the only annual awards for animation in the U.K. For more information, visit

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Enter Your Work In Zoom In 2

2nd Annual Zoom In Awards New York, New York, USAOctober 31, 2005Deadline: October 31, 2005

The 2nd Annual Zoom In Awards recognizes exceptional talent in digital production in both student and professional categories for each of the following competition areas: digital editing; digital cinematography; graphics & FX.

A complete list of finalists and winners for all categories can be found at the awards website (, along with information on submissions and sponsorships.

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VES Protests Oscar Presentation

The Visual Effects Society (VES) joined the American Cinema Editor (ACE) in filing letters of protest last week to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, objecting to this years new time saving Academy Awards telecast for select craftspeople, according to the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

A number of Oscars were handed out to winners seated in the audience or assembled onstage with other nominees, including SPIDER-MAN 2 vfx winners John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier.

Kids Headline News

Incredibles & SpongeBob Top Slime at Kids’ Choice Awards

On April 2, Nickelodeon hosted its 18th annual Kids Choice Awards, which was hosted by Ben Stiller. For favorite cartoon, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS took home the prize. Winning favorite movie was Brad Birds superhero send-up THE INCREDIBLES. Will Smiths performance in DreamWorks SHARK TALE earned him the favorite voice from an animated movie. Though SHREK 2 lost out in the favorite movie category, the game SHREK 2 took home favorite game.

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Local Projects Highlighted at Crystal Vision Awards

The Crystal Vision Awards 2005World Wide WebMay 1, 2005Deadline: May 1, 2005

The Crystal Vision Awards honors the best in film, television, corporate and video production. Industry judges will review shows for creativity, originality, directing, technical excellence and copywriting and then award point that possibly earn entries either a gold or silver award. Winners will be notified via e-mail if they have won. For more information, visit

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Triplets of Belleville Wins Top Genie Award

Oscar-nominee THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE won the Best Film prize at the 25th Genie Awards, Canada's top film award, which was held on March 21, 2005, in Toronto.

Seamless visual effects drama HEAD IN THE CLOUDS, starring Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz and Stuart Townsend, directed by John Duigan, took home the most awards for the categories of editing, costume, score and cinematography.

In the animation front, Chris Landreths Oscar winner RYAN won for animated short.

Kids Headline News

Nick’s Kids’ Choice Noms Announced

Nickelodeon has announced the nominees for the 18th Annual Kids Choice Awards, which will take place April 2 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) and will be hosted by Ben Stiller.

Were thrilled to welcome Ben Stiller as a first-time host of Nickelodeons Kids Choice this year, said Marjorie Cohn, evp, Nickelodeon development and original programming. Hes hilarious, beloved by kids and a movie veteran of the kind of irreverent mayhem that is the hallmark of our slime-meets-stars Awards.

Game Headline News

Half-Life 2 Scores Multiple Wins at Game Developers Choice Awards

HALF-LIFE 2 and Eugene Jarvis took top honors in the 5th annual Game Developers Choice Awards given by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) at a ceremony the evening of March 9, during the 2005 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.

The big guns at the show were 3: HALO 2 (from Bungie/Microsoft), HALF-LIFE 2 (Valve/Vivendi) and WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Blizzard) all of them huge budget productions with great visuals and sound, but a surprising audience favorite was KATAMARI DAMACY (Namco), which was simple, but very creative.

Television Headline News

Bryan Cranston To Emcee TV Academy’s 26th Annual College Television Awards

Bryan Cranston, star of the FOX series MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, will emcee the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundations 26th Annual College Television Awards at 7:00 pm on March 13, 2005, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. The winning entries will be showcased at the annual College Television Awards Festival, hosted by Martin Bruestle, producer, THE SOPRANOS, on Monday, March 14 at 7:00 pm at the Television Academys Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, which is open to the public.