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Technicolor Creative Studios Releases Q1 Earnings report

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:04am

MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation, and Technicolor Games each saw significant revenue increases despite continued pandemic-related impacts; strong overall growth was reported, largely driven by demand for original content.

Business Headline News

Tippett Studio Opens New VFX/Animation Production Office in Toronto

The new facility will be run by company veteran Gary Mundell, and will utilize a full-service post studio to deliver for its marquee clients.

A Tasty New Series Headline News

Disney TV Animation Serves Up ‘Cookies & Milk’

Laurence Fishburne to executive produce original animated series inspired by Shawn Amos’ semi-autographical look at growing up the son of Wallace "Wally" Amos, Jr., founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

FIAPF and WIA Announce ‘Stories x Women’ Program Participants

Initiative provides mentoring and coaching sessions from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects at Annecy 2022.

The future is animated! Headline News

Netflix Teases New Kids' Animation Slate with ‘Sizzle Reel’ and Images

Following the reported cancellation of several kids’ animated series including Megan Markle’s ‘Pearl,’ the streamer announces seven new series including popular franchise spin-offs ‘Sonic Prime,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ and ‘The Boss Baby: Back in The Crib;’ fan favorites also set to return with new episodes and seasons of ‘The Cuphead Show!,’ ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ and ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 5.

Business Headline News

Netflix Cancels Meghan Markle’s Animated Kids’ Series ‘Pearl’

The project was set to be the first from Markle and Prince Harry’s new content house, Archewell Productions; ‘Dino Daycare’ and ‘Boons and Curses’ also reportedly axed.

Business Headline News

ShadowMachine Workers Move to Unionize

The animation company’s production workers are the fifth group this year choosing to join The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839; Titmouse NY kicked off the unionization push in January 2022 with Titmouse LA following suit in March.

Virtual Production Training Headline News

Epic Games Launches ‘Unreal Connectors’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11:15am

Initiative extends Unreal Fellowship curriculum accessibility so more artists can take advantage of the career-changing skills training and credential opportunity.

Community Outreach Headline News

Cartoon Network Studios Launches Initiative to Discover New Artists

Studio teams with Outlook Company’s animation projects incubator Neru Projects, selecting 6 individuals to learn how to collaborate with creative partners and develop original animated series ideas.

Alice! Mickey! Pooh! and Spidey!...oh my! Headline News

Disney Junior Reveals Programming Slate Through 2024

New original series and shorts, along with returning franchises, to debut across Disney+ and Disney Junior platforms; shows include ‘Hey A.J.,’ about a curious and imaginative 7-year-old girl, and ‘Kindergarten: The Musical,’ about navigating the ‘firsts’ of kindergarten, along with returning fan favorites ‘Marvel's Spidey And His Amazing Friends’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse.’

Technology Headline News

ftrack Updates ftrack Review and cineSync 5

Company’s flagship products get updated, with focus on collaboration and efficiency; ftrack Review features all-new interface for more intuitive and efficient review sessions; cineSync 5’s new UI supports more collaborative reviews, both local and remote.

Frank Miller Presents! Headline News

Frank Miller Launches Publishing Company, New Comics on the Way

Under his newly formed ‘Frank Miller Presents’ banner, the widely influential creator will deliver new installments of his iconic series, as well as fresh visions from up-and-coming artists.

People Headline News

‘Chernobyl’ Director to Helm First 2 Episodes of ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

Emmy Award winner Johan Renck will replace ‘Dune’ film director Denis Villeneuve, who exited the HBO Max project due to scheduling conflicts.

Business Headline News

Trioscope Greenlights ‘Takeover’ Animated Feature Starring Quavo

Studio behind ‘The Liberator’ is teaming up with Quality Films on feature-length action-thriller, to film in Atlanta, that will dive into the hotbed of street takeover car culture.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

Talent development Headline News

Lucasfilm Launches ‘Get in the Door’ Employee Initiative

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:41am

Studio is joined by ILM, ILMxLAB and Skywalker Sound on new documentary series and website that showcase opportunities available within the entertainment industry, specifically visual effects, to help the next, more diverse generation of filmmakers get a foot in the door.

Virtual Events Headline News

SCAD GamingFest 2022 Returns Online April 28-29

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:15am

Two days of streaming conversations and panels led by industry leaders and SCAD alumni include ‘Industry Insights: The ABCs of NFTs,’ ‘Building the Metaverse,’ ‘Alumni Voices,’ and ‘In Conversation: Inclusive Character Design in Gaming.’

Business Headline News

LAIKA and ‘Ozark’ Creator Bill Dubuque Teaming Up on ‘The Night Gardener’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 9:22am

Studio CEO and president Travis Knight will direct the stop-motion feature, a gritty neo-noir folktale centered on a young man in rural Missouri fighting to keep his family together in the wake of a tragedy.

Anime Headline News

Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 Returns to Theaters this Spring

The animation slate features classic films including the 20th anniversary screening of ‘The Cat Returns,’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Ponyo;’ tickets are now on sale for screenings through Fall 2022.

Technology Headline News

Dell Reveals New Latitude 9330 and Precision 7000 Series Machines

Powerful new reimagined computers, designed with a small, thin form factor for hybrid workplaces, include Dell Optimizer that uses AI to automatically improve application performance, battery run-time, audio settings, and privacy.

Podcasts Headline News

Watch and Listen: ‘Avatar: Braving the Elements’ Season 2 Trailer

Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio’s companion podcast continues its exploration of the Avatarverse; hosted by voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco, the new weekly episodes kick off May 3.

Cloud-based pipelines Headline News

‘Conductor’ Now on Google Cloud Marketplace

The audit-compliant cloud-based rendering solution that promotes remote collaboration across 3D graphic production pipelines is now part of the Google Cloud ecosystem.

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