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Headline News VES Show Offered at NATPE

Homerun Ent., for the first time, is offering The Visual Effects Society's one-hour televised awards special at NATPE, reports C21MEDIA. The awards show, held to highlight the best in visual effects in film, TV, animation, commercials and videogames, is being offered for international broadcast after February 26, 2009.

The show will be held in Hollywood on February 21.

Headline News Interactive Achievement Awards Headed to IFC in April

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) and IFC (Independent Film Channel) will bring the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAA) to television audiences for the first time.

The awards will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The IAA will be broadcast on IFC in April 2009 and comprise of a half hour special with highlights from the IAAs and will be hosted by comedian, actor and proud game enthusiast, Jay Mohr.

Headline News LittleBigPlanet Leads with 10 Interactive Achievement Award Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. The nominations for the peer-based awards have been dominated by blockbuster game, LITTLEBIGPLANET (Sony Computer Ent. America) with 10 nominations from industry leaders and members of the interactive entertainment software business.

Headline News Annie Awards Announce Host, Presenters

Tom Kenny, the familiar voice behind film and TV's SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, will handle hosting duties again this year for the 36th Annual Annie Awards on Friday, January 30, 2009, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA. The black-tie evening begins with a pre-reception at 6 p.m. followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 8 p.m. and post award party at 10 p.m. All events will be held at Royce Hall. The Annie Awards ceremony will also be webcasted on beginning Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

Headline News Sesame Workshop Receives Four CINE Awards

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind SESAME STREET, has received four CINE Golden Eagle awards. SESAME TREE, Northern Ireland's version of SESAME STREET, was recognized for its episode "The Share Necessities." The three other awards are for the Workshop's Educational Outreach Initiatives which include Here for You: Helping Children Cope with Serious Illness; Let's Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies; and Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes.

Headline News Nick's Kids Choice Awards Locks in The Rock

Movie star and 2008 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards nominee Dwayne Johnson (THE GAME PLAN), will host Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT). That's when kids will honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television in a star-studded live telecast (tape delayed for West Coast) from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Torrential slime is forecast for the no-holds-barred kudo/mess-fest on the night kids rule and Hollywood royalty revels with them.

Headline News Art Directors Give Love to Awards Favorites

The Art Directors Guild has announced nominations in eight categories of Production Design for motion pictures, television and commercials competing in ADG's 13th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2008.



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

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 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:


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 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 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