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Industrial Light & Magic Headline News

ILM’s Lynwen Brennan Named Lucasfilm General Manager

Sixteen-year ILM veteran will oversee all operational matters for Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker sound, reporting directly to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman.

ArenaNet Headline News

Axis Teases ‘Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns’ with New Trailer

ArenaNet taps Axis and Director Stephen Donnelly to create a teaser trailer for the second installment of the multiplayer online role playing game.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Coming Soon…to Your Living Room: Studio Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’

Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-nominated ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ lands on store shelves with this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Education & Training Headline News

Vancouver Animation School Launches New Digital Matte Painting Program

First-of-its-kind specialized diploma program features industry-standard curriculum implementing the process and pipeline used at MPC and other Vancouver-area visual effects studios.

CG Headline News

Iloura Brings CG Expertise to ‘The SpongeBob Movie’

Australian animation and visual effects studio completes 550 shots for the 3D/2D/live-action hybrid feature, including building and animating the SpongeBob entourage for their big-screen CG debut.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform

New Deadline feature simplifies the creation of cloud-based render farms; Beta access comes with $500 credit for Google Cloud Platform render resources.

Short Films Headline News

House Special’s ‘Tale of Momentum & Inertia’ Wins One Screen Award

Global short film and video competition for the film and advertising industries recognizes House Special’s ‘A Tale of Momentum & Inertia,’A Girl Named Elastika’ directed by Guillaume Blanchet, and NYOD ‘Long Live New York’ by Y&R New York.

Post-production Headline News

Hollywood Post Alliance Rebranding as Hollywood Professional Alliance

Move underlines role as the leading trade organization for industry professionals across the content production, finishing, distribution through archive lifecycle.

Viz Media Headline News

VIZ Productions Developing 'Fruiting Bodies’ Feature

Batman’ screenwriter Sam Hamm to develop script about an infestation of deadly hallucinogenic spores based on author Sayuri Ueda’s short story, ‘The Street of Fruiting Bodies.’

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