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Headline News Sound Mixing Pits Superheroes, Robots, Bond & a Slumdog

THE DARK KNIGHT, IRON MAN, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and WALL-E were nominated for Best Picture honors from the Cinema Audio Society Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2008.

In the category for DVD Original Programming, the society also nominated Disney's animated LITTLE MERMAID: ARIEL'S BEGINNING.

The 45th CAS Awards will be held on February 14, 2009 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.

Headline News 4 Scientific and Technical Achievements to Be Honored with Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced four winners of Scientific and Technical Awards, which will be presented at the Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 7, 2009.

Unlike other Academy Awards to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during 2008. Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures.

Headline News Academy to Honor Mark Kimball with Bonner Medal

Mark Kimball, a computer scientist and motion picture technologist with more than 28 years experience in the movie industry, has been voted the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The award -- a medallion -- will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire.

Headline News Boston, London and Chicago Love WALL-E

Film critics associations from Boston, London and Chicago are heaping more awards on WALL-E.

The Boston Society of Film Critics, who give out their awards on February 9, announced a tie for Best Picture between WALL-E and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. Best Animated Film also went to WALL-E.

WALL-E picked up Best Picture and Best Animated Feature from the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, also winning for Best Original Score (Thomas Newman) and Best Original Screenplay (Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon).

Headline News International Digital Emmy Awards at MIPTV 2009

Reed MIDEM and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (I.A.T.A.S.) announced the launch of the fourth International Digital Emmy Awards (I.D.E.A.), to take place at MIPTV (March 30-April 3, 2009 Cannes, France). The call for entries runs until January 12, 2009.

The International Digital Emmy Awards are recognizing excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform (i.e. interactive TV, mobile, internet, etc.) originating outside of the United States.

Headline News 50th Anniversary CLIO Awards Festival

The CLIO Awards, honoring creative excellence and innovation in the advertising industry, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in Las Vegas in May 2009. This renewed vision of the 2009 CLIO's will highlight the most cutting-edge and powerful accomplishments in the industry with five new and distinct award shows.

The online entry system for the 2009 awards is now accepting submissions at www.clioawards.com.

The five distinct award shows are:

Headline News Applications for 2009 Student Academy Awards Now Available

Applications for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 36th Student Academy Awards competition are now available. The Student Academy Awards is a national annual competition designed to recognize and encourage promising new filmmakers.

Applications and a complete list of rules are available online at www.oscars.org/saa. All entry forms for the 2009 Student Academy Awards must be submitted electronically. Additionally, filmmakers must send a DVD of their film and a hard copy of their signed application to the appropriate regional coordinator.

Headline News 3rd ELAN Awards Puts Out Worldwide Call For Judges

The ELANs officially put out their call to the entire world for judges to the media and industry professionals in video games, animation and visual effects. Anyone from within these industries who wish to preside over the selection of the final nominees and winners of the 3rd Annual ELANS is invited to apply.

The Board of Advisors for the 3rd Annual ELAN Awards is made up of Kelly Zmak of Radical Ent., Tarrnie Williams of Relic, Kay Gruenwoldt of N-Gage, Doug Campbell of SPIN West VFX and the prolific Producer/Director from all three sectors, Ian Verchere.

Headline News 14 Animated Features Submitted for 2008 Oscar

Fourteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 81st Academy Awards.

The 14 submitted features are:

BOLTDELGODR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO!DRAGON HUNTERSFLY ME TO THE MOONIGORKUNG FU PANDAMADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA$9.99THE SKY CRAWLERSSWORD OF THE STRANGERTHE TALE OF DESPEREAUXWALL-EWALTZ WITH BASHIR

Headline News Animated Feature Oscar Entries Due Nov. 3

To qualify in the Animated Feature Film category for the 81st Academy Awards, filmmakers must submit entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT on Monday, November 3.

The deadline to submit accompanying film prints is Friday, November 14.

Headline News Interactive Achievement Awards Gets New Partnership

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), have signed an agreement where the IGDA will become involved in the Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs).

The IAAs, now in their 12th year, are supported by all of the major video game publishers and developers in the industry. Their purpose is to recognize the top creative and commercial successes each year with Academy, and now IGDA members, voting on the winners.

Headline News 67 Countries Vying for 2008 Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 67 countries, including first-time entrant Jordan, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 81st Academy Awards.

The 2008 submissions are:

Afghanistan, OPIUM WAR, Siddiq Barmak, director;Albania, THE SORROW OF MRS. SCHNEIDER, Piro Milkani and Eno Milkani, directors;Algeria, MASQUERADES, Lyes Salem, director;Argentina, LION'S DEN, Pablo Trapero, director;Austria, REVANCHE, Gotz Spielmann, director;Azerbaijan, FORTRESS, Shamil Nacafzada, director;

Headline News Animex Awards 2009

Animex Awards 2009Middlesbrough, U.K.February 2-6, 2009Deadline: October 1, 2008

The Animex Award is now accepting student work. This year sees the introduction of a new category: stop motion, recognizing and rewards those looking to follow in the footsteps of Nick Park and the crew at Aardman Animation studios.

Download the Animex Awards 2009 application form just download one from the Animex Awards website at www.animex.net/awards. Alternatively you can submit your QuickTime movie electronically courtesy of the new upload facility.

Headline News Third Annual Aniboom Awards Open For Submissions

aniBoom has announced its Third Annual aniBoom Awards for submissions from independent animators of all types around the globe. Submissions are welcome from today through December 1, 2008, during which time the animations will be viewed and ranked by the community on aniBoom.com and by a select panel of entertainment industry luminaries.

Headline News Call For Entries Announced For 36th Annual Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society has announced its call for entries for consideration for this year's 36th Annual Annie Awards. Current categories and rules as well as all entry forms can be found online at www.annieawards.org.

Headline News Eight Scientific Achievements In Competition For 81st Academy Awards

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that eight scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity to submit their achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, September 16.

The committee has selected the following methods or devices for further consideration:

Headline News 2008 Machinima Film Festival

2008 Machinima Film FestivalDeadline: September 12, 2008November 1, 2008

The Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences (AMAS) has opened the call for submissions for the 2008 Machinima Film Festival, which will be held Saturday, November 1, 2008, at Eyebeam, a multi-disciplinary art and technology center in New York City. Filmmakers interested in submitting their work for the 2008 Machinima Awards ("The Mackies") should do so by Friday, Sept. 12.

Headline News Disney, Universal Split Theme Park Insider Awards

Each year, on the Fourth of July, the readers of ThemeParkInsider.com honor the world's best in theme parks.

Winners of the 2008 awards are:

--Best theme park: Disneyland Park--Best new attraction: THE SIMPSONS RIDE at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood--Best theme park restaurant: Mythos Restaurant at Universal's Islands of Adventure--Best theme park hotel: Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World

Headline News Enchanted, Lost Win Big At Saturn Awards

Disney's ENCHANTED proved magical at the 34th Annual Saturn Awards on Tuesday by receiving three Saturn Awards including Best Picture (fantasy), and Best Actress (Amy Adams).

Television honors were dominated by the ABC television series, LOST, which walked away with four awards, including Best Network Television Series and Best Actor (Matthew Fox). SWEENEY TODD, RATATOUILLE, and 300 each received two Saturn Awards.

Headline News North American Studios Win Big At Promax Awards

Design studios like bpg and Cuppa Coffee Studios were multiple award winners at this weekend's Broadcast Design Association/Promax Awards in New York.

The BDA Awards are regarded as the highest accolade for creative professionals in the broadcast design industry.

Cuppa Coffee has won more than 50 times over the past 10 years, including two Golds this year for Art Direction & Design: Topical Campaign for the Spike Scream Awards and the Art Direction & Design: Special Events Promo for the ESPN ESPY Awards.

Headline News Australian Effects & Animation Awards

Australian Effects & Animation AwardsSydney, AustraliaNovember 11-13, 2008Deadline: October 1, 2008

An international competition now in its 12th year, the AEAF Awards attract entries from around the world. The awards give recognition and reward excellence and creativity in 10 categories of competition:

Commercials AnimationCommercials VFXTitles, Idents & StingsShort FilmStudentMusic VideoTV SeriesFlash AnimationFeature Films, AnimationFeature Films, VFX

Headline News 2008 Architectural 3D Awards

2008 Architectural 3D AwardsLa Coruna, SpainJuly 2-5, 2008Deadline: May 24, 2008

Following up on last year's huge success, CGarchitect.com is hosting the 5th annual Architectural 3D Awards to be awarded at this year's Mundos Digitales Conference in La Coruna, Spain. The Awards Competition is open to everyone in the Architectural Visualization industry to highlight the best imagery and animations done in 2007 and 2008.

Headline News Winners For 2008 Student Academy Awards

Eleven students from eight colleges and universities have been named winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 35th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

They will participate in a week of industry-related activities and social events, culminating in the awards ceremony on June 7 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. One film student from Germany has also been selected to receive this year's Honorary Foreign Film award.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title within category):

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