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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 14th Annual VES Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ leads feature film nominations; ‘The Peanuts Movie’ is top animated film contender; ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the broadcast field and scores most nominations overall.

Music & Sound Headline News

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for 52nd CAS Awards

Animated feature nominees include ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Minions’ and ‘The Peanuts Movie.’

Education & Training Headline News

Student VFX Artists Get Live Critique at PauseFest Battle of the Reels

Event sponsored by Rising Sun Pictures, The Foundry and Tyroe to provide young artists with insight into the minds of visual effects studios and recruiters.

Academy Awards Headline News

Guillermo Del Toro, Ang Lee to Announce Oscar Nominations

Filmmakers join John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs for Oscar Nominations in 24 Categories, including short animation, feature animation and visual effects.

Business Headline News

Click 3X Adds Juan Delcan and Tyler Greco to Directorial Roster

Accomplished directors join live-action division; company adds Roxanneanco as East Coast rep for live action, design and animation.

Awards VFXWorld

2016 Academy VFX Bake-off: 10 Oscar Hopefuls Vie for Nominations

Annual voting event showcases visual effects for the Academy’s shortlisted films: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘The Walk.’

Awards Headline News

Academy Announces 11 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards

Sci-tech Oscars are awarded to Airwall, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, Image Shaker, ILM, LAIKA Animation Studios, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Foundry and Tweak Software.

Awards Headline News

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Named Best Animated Feature at 2016 Golden Globes

Award is the seventh win for Pixar Animation Studios from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in the 10 years since the category was created.

Awards Headline News

BAFTA Announces 2016 Feature Film Nominees

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Minions’ and Aardman Animations’ ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’ nominated for outstanding animated film; VFX nominees include ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ The Martian’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Awards Headline News

Advertising and Digital Juries Announced for ADC 95th Annual Awards

Twenty-nine creative jury members, split equally between men and women, from 15 countries to judge the best in global Advertising and Digital work based on excellence in idea and craft.

Spin VFX Headline News

Spin VFX Delivers Invisible Effects for ‘Spotlight’

Led by VFX Supervisor Colin Davies and VFX Producer George Macri, Spin VFX delivers seamless invisible effects for more than 100 shots including period specific-matte paintings and seasonal augmentation as well as paint and compositing work.

Image Engine Headline News

Image Engine Raises the Bar on Creature Creation

Vancouver VFX house reveals the processes that drive some of cinema’s most memorable digital characters, including the prawn-like aliens of ‘District 9,’ ‘Jurassic World’s velociraptors, and the eponymous title character of ‘Chappie.’

Awards Headline News

ASC Nominates ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Sicario’

Roger Deakins, Janusz Kaminski, Ed Lachman, Emmanuel Lubezki and John Seale receive nominations for outstanding achievement in film; winners of the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement to be announced February 14.

box office Headline News

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Becomes Top Grossing Domestic Film

Latest installment in the ‘Star Wars’ saga becomes the highest grossing film of all time in the domestic market, surpassing the $760.5 million lifetime gross of ‘Avatar’ in a record-shattering 20 days of release.

Visual Effects Headline News

Carbon VFX Brings MTV’s ‘Shannara Chronicles’ to Crimson-Filled Life

Creative studio joins forces with MTV on a series of four promos that introduce viewers to ‘The Shannara Chronicles,’ based on the best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks.

Visual Effects Headline News

Digital Domain Appoints Daniel Rosen Technology VP

Longtime industry veteran previously served as Vice President of Technology at Warner Bros, Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer for Group 47, and Chief Engineer for DreamWorks Animation.

Warner Bros. Headline News

Paley Center Sets Bi-Coastal Premieres for ‘Batman: Bad Blood’

Latest DC Universe original movie from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to screen at the Paley Center for Media in New York on January 19 and Los Angeles on February 2.

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