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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.

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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.

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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.’

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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.

Awards Headline News

Nominees Announced for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The Good Dinosaur’ nominated for best edited animated feature film; winners to be announced at the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on January 29th.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Outpaces ‘Avatar’

J.J. Abrams’ record-shattering ‘Star Wars’ reboot becomes the fastest title in history to hit $700 million, a feat accomplished in only 16 days versus the 72 days it took for ‘Avatar’ to reach the milestone.

Post-production Headline News

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio for Mac Now $499

The full version of Blackmagic Design’s professional editing and color correction software is now available in a Mac-only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499.

Awards Headline News

Cinema Audio Society Announces Finalists for CAS Student Recognition Award

Five finalists from schools across the country and the U.K. are invited to attend the Cinema Audio Society’s 52nd Annual CAS Awards, to be held on February 20th.

yU+Co Headline News

yU+co Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Digital Playground for N.Y.E.L.A.

In a first-of-its-kind immersive spectacle, dazzling digital imagery will appear to “bounce” between City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as Los Angeles counts down to 2016.

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