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Headline News Academy to Present ‘Movies in Your Brain’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a two-night event, “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” with special guests Jon Favreau, Darren Aronofsky and neuroscientist and screenwriter Ari Handel.

Headline News 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced, with nods for Outstanding Animated Program going to FX’s ‘Archer,’ Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Comedy Central’s ‘Futurama’ and ‘South Park,’ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

Headline News Warner Bros. Bringing ‘Jupiter Ascending’ to 2014 Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Entertainment plants its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, including presentations for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and the Wachowskis’ sci-fi action ‘Jupiter Ascending.’

Headline News Reel FX Transforms Playtime for Hasbro

Integrated studio Reel FX leverages its growing live action division and CG expertise to blur the lines between imagination and reality in the :30 “Reunion,” directed by Dale Carman for Hasbro’s Transformers out of Grey, New York.

Headline News Marcel Ziul and Joe Nash Launch State Design

New LA-based design & animation studio launches with projects including an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Headline News Sony Announces Hybrid Stop-Motion ‘Superbago’ Feature

Sony Pictures Animation confirms a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project, ‘Superbago,’ to be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner of ‘Robot Chicken’ fame.

Headline News Court Docs Show Role of Pixar, DreamWorks in Wage-Fixing Cartel

Court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show the involvement of Hollywood studios, including Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks Animation.

Headline News Dive Delivers VFX for HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’

Dive serves as the exclusive VFX vendor for the new drama series ‘The Leftovers’ on HBO, providing set extensions, character animation, seasonal modifications, weapons enhancement, digital make-up, 3D effects work, and more.

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Transformers 4’ Dominates Again

Paramount’s holdover ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ easily holds on to first place at the box office over a slow Fourth of July weekend, topping the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch with $53.8 million for a domestic total of $174.7 million.

Headline News ‘Planet of the Apes’ Shorts Document Gap Between ‘Rise’ and ‘Dawn’

Twentieth Century Fox releases three short films documenting events during the 10 years that have passed between the ‘Rise’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ storylines.

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