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Headline News Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014

Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to present motion capture techniques for media, entertainment and product design.

Headline News University of Portsmouth Students Tap PipelineFX for ‘Stina & The Wolf’

Render farm management software Qube! speeds up production schedule and capitalizes on existing hardware for developing feature.

Headline News ‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell to MC Warner Bros. TV Panel at SDCC

Three-hour event (8:00–11:00 p.m.) in Hall H features the World Premiere of ‘Gotham,’ complete pilot screening of ‘The Flash’ and exclusive footage from new series ‘Constantine’ and Season Three of ‘Arrow.’

Headline News The Academy Takes to the Air with Craig Barron And Ben Burtt

Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt to explore the side-by-side advances in filmmaking technology and aviation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' four-evening series, ‘Hollywood Takes to the Air.’

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Apes’ On Top; ‘Planes’ Soars to No. 3

Fox's ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ remains at number one in its second weekend, bringing in $36 million for a domestic total of $139 million; Disney's animated family feature ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ comes in third with an $18 million debut.

Headline News Academy Elects 5 Newcomers to 2014–15 Board of Governors

First-time governors are Kate Amend, Documentary Branch; Daniel R. Fellman, Executives Branch; Albert Berger, Producers Branch; Bob Rogers, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; and Mark Mangini, Sound Branch.

Headline News Netflix, Disney Expand Streaming Pact to Canada

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.

Headline News Marvel Announces New Thor, Captain America

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.’

Headline News Jerry Rees Tapped to Helm ‘The Marvel Experience’

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.

Headline News Geomerics to Bring Real-Time Rendering from Games to Features

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.

Headline News Power Rangers' Movie Recruits 'X-Men' Writers

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.

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