Following the first ‘Avengers’ movie, Marvel’s ‘Age of Ultron’ scores second-biggest sophomore weekend of all time in North America.
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Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance.
The Third Floor studio manager Duncan Burbridge discusses the company’s previs business as well as their recent work on ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’
Martin Preston discusses the use of the Arnold renderer from Solid Angle on 'Gravity,’ and his role as head of research and development at Framestore.
Joss Whedon's Marvel tentpole, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ opens to $191.3 million in North America, the number-two domestic opening of all time behind ‘The Avengers.’
Scanline VFX founder Thomas Zauner discusses the history and evolution of his company and eventual move into visual effects production as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
The Jeffrey Katzenberg-led studio exceeds analyst expectations with a 13 percent rise in revenues despite posting a $54.8 million loss for the period ended March 31, 2015.
Universal’s ‘Furious 7’ takes first place at the domestic box office with $18.3 million; a week ahead of its U.S. Marvel tentpole ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ debuts in 44 international markets, earning $201.2 million.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are writing the treatment and producing the animated feature set to arrive in theaters on July 20, 2018.
Scheduled events include “CG Creature Showcase – Monty’s Christmas and a Black Swan,” “Pipeline for Feature Film VFX,” “Commanding the Exodus,” and “MPC Motion Design -- From Small Beginnings to Big Ideas.”
Special presentation of the film -- featuring more than six minutes of footage to be introduced by director Brad Bird -- will screen exclusively in IMAX theatres beginning May 1.
Richard Kidd is named Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor; Scott McCullough named Live Action Director & DP.
Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Jungle Book,’ due out April 15, 2016, will also be presented in Dolby Vision, with more titles to be announced.
CG/stop-motion hybrid adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved book directed by Mark Osborne of ‘Kung Fun Panda’ fame to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
DreamWorks Animation and distribution partner 20th Century Fox move ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ up from March 18, 2016 to January 29, 2016.
Universal’s ‘Furious 7’ wins its third consecutive weekend at the North American box office this with $29.1 million; jumps the $1 billion mark globally with $1.153 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
‘Monster’ director previously hired to helm Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ but exited the project over “creative differences.”
Peter Hedges (‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’) is writing a script for the feature loosely based on the ‘Pinocchio’ story originally brought to the screen in 1940.
Walker made his directorial debut on the Oscar-nominated ‘Brother Bear,’ which was produced using a mix of traditional 2D and CG animation.
With 177 films in competition, the 25th World Festival of Animated Film runs June 9-14 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Director of the Oscar-nominated short film ‘Head Over Heels’ will develop and make his feature directorial debut with Sony Picture Animation’s ‘The Lamb.’