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Awards Headline News

CG Short ‘Shift’ Wins 2015 VIEW Award

Second Place 2015 VIEW Award given to ‘Phantom Power’ by Sam Bourner; ‘Däwit,’ ‘The Story of Percival Pilts’ and ‘Olilo’ receive honorable mentions.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘The Martian’ Reclaims Top Spot with $15.9M

Several new releases enter the North American box office race but fail to meet expectations, leaving Ridley Scott's ‘The Martian,’ Sony's family film ‘Goosebumps’ and Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama ‘Bridge of Spies’ at the top of the of the chart.

Awards Headline News

‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Tops SPARK ANIMATION 2015

Russia’s Konstantin Bronzit wins award for Best Animated Short; Canadian ‘Fears,’ directed by Nata Metlukh of Vancouver Film School, awarded Best Student Film.

Moonbot Headline News

Moonbot Battles Bullying With New Interactive Film, ‘I Am A Witness’

Interactive film from the animation studio behind the Oscar-winning ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ is scored by composer and DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh.

Visual Effects Headline News

Zoic Studios Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with Krakatoa

CG VFX Supervisor Timothy Hanson and his team at Zoic Studios used Thinkbox Software’s Krakatoa plug-in to generate large quantities of particles for effects for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’

Business Headline News

Reel FX Lawsuit Alleges Studio Co-Founder Pocketed $2.6M

Lawsuit accuses Reel FX co-founder Dale Carmen and other former employees of stealing Virtual Reality-related business opportunities and pocketing more than $2.6 million in revenue.

Events Headline News

Greater Manchester Announces Speakers for Manimation 2015

‘Clangers’ director Mole Hill, CHF Entertainment studio head Mike Robinson, and Cubic Motion producer David Barton confirmed as speakers at Manchester’s annual animation conference.

Awards Headline News

British Animation Awards Announce 2016 Award Categories

Categories include Best Animation in a Commercial, Best New Director: Commercials, Best Film/TV Graphics, Best Long Form Animation, Best Voice Performance, Best Use of Sound, Best Music Video, Best Short Film, Best Children’s Pre School Series, Best Children’s Series and Best Student Film.

virtual reality Headline News

Beyond Productions Taps DaVinci Resolve Studio for ‘MythBusters’ VR Experience

Sydney, Australia-based Beyond Productions uses Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve Studio to support its post-production workflow for new virtual reality content for Discovery Channel’s hit television show ‘MythBusters.’