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SIGGRAPH 2014 Unveils Production Session Lineup

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.’

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Rules with $73M Debut

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.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy to Present ‘Movies in Your Brain’

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.

Primetime Emmy Awards Headline News

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

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.’

Warner Bros. Headline News

Warner Bros. Bringing ‘Jupiter Ascending’ to 2014 Comic-Con

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.’

State Design Headline News

Marcel Ziul and Joe Nash Launch State Design

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.

SPA Headline News

Sony Announces Hybrid Stop-Motion ‘Superbago’ Feature

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.

Disney Headline News

Court Docs Show Role of Pixar, DreamWorks in Wage-Fixing Cartel

Court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show the involvement of Hollywood studios, including Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks Animation.

DIVE Headline News

Dive Delivers VFX for HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’

Dive serves as the exclusive VFX vendor for the new drama series ‘The Leftovers’ on HBO, providing set extensions, character animation, seasonal modifications, weapons enhancement, digital make-up, 3D effects work, and more.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Transformers 4’ Dominates Again

Paramount’s holdover ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ easily holds on to first place at the box office over a slow Fourth of July weekend, topping the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch with $53.8 million for a domestic total of $174.7 million.

20th Century Fox Headline News

‘Planet of the Apes’ Shorts Document Gap Between ‘Rise’ and ‘Dawn’

Twentieth Century Fox releases three short films documenting events during the 10 years that have passed between the ‘Rise’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ storylines.

s2014 Headline News

Not Impossible’s Elliot Kotek to Deliver SIGGRAPH 2014 Keynote

SIGGRAPH 2014 announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 

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