Microsoft to discontinue development of original series for its Xbox gaming platform and will close Xbox Entertainment Studios in the coming months.
Stereoscopic technology specialist RealD sees a trio of exec departures: COO and general counsel Craig Gatarz and senior VPs Rick Heineman and Jed Harmsen.
Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios announce a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive Canadian subscription television service for first-run Disney live-action and animated feature films.
Marvel Entertainment reveals that it will be replacing the comic book incarnation of ‘Thor’ with a new, female version; Sam Wilson, formerly the superhero known as The Falcon, will be taking over the role of ‘Captain America.’
Cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games passes a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox.
VFX vendors Rhythm & Hues and Prana Animation Studios join visualization studio The Third Floor to help create an innovative, traveling attraction that affords guests the opportunity to actively participate with dozens of Marvel Entertainment’s iconic Super Heroes.
Ten-year-old Neel Sethi set to play the part of Mowgli in Disney’s live-action/animation hybrid film ‘The Jungle Book.’
Graphics technology developer wins backing from the U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen.
The upcoming Power Rangers movie from Lionsgate and rights holder Saban Brands will be scripted by ‘X-Men: First Class’ writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz; Roberto Orci boards the project as executive producer.
Paramount Television inks a first-look deal with Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis; first project will be a drama series inspired by Nicholson Baker’s bestselling novel 'The Fermata.'
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Gravity,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
Even with box office revenue down from last year, the debut of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ pushes Fox to become the first major Hollywood studio to cross the $1 billion mark in 2014 domestic ticket sales.
Award-winning character effects company unveils its dMFX (Digital MakeUp) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series, ‘Falling Skies.’
New app accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where they can develop and share various iterations of 3D objects and scenes.
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.
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.’
Replacing Imagineer System’s mocha AE product, mocha Plus 4 adds new VFX capabilities and expands support to include Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.
Advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows and Python scripting simplify tracking and rotoscoping on complex VFX projects.
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.’
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.
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.
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.