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Real-time workflows Headline News

Don’t Miss Halon’s ‘Virtual Backlot: Filmmaking Evolved’ WonderCon Panel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:03am

Set for March 27, the leading visualization studio will share a more complete view of how virtual production and cutting-edge real-time workflows are being used to produce films and episodic series.

Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Teases ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’ Original Anime Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:26am

Streamer casts leads and drops storyline and teaser art; coming later this year, the new CG project will be produced by Capcom, TMS Entertainment, and Quebico.

Steampunk and Vampires and Werewolves Oh My! Headline News

Frederator Studios Options ‘Parasol Protectorate’ Steampunk Novels

Genre-mashup book series by Gail Carriger follows the exploits of daring Alexia Tarabotti as she unravels a dangerous mystery in paranormal Victorian London.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Be Careful Who You Pray To: Screen Gems Drops ‘The Unholy’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:14pm

Sam Raimi produces, Evan Spiliotopoulos writes and directs, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in a supernatural horror thriller about a young deaf girl who's visited by the Virgin Mary... or something much more sinister; film hits theatres this Good Friday, April 2.

Festivals Events

VIEW 2021 in Turin, Italy and Online October 17-22

Begins: October 17, 2021

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Cancel Culture at Work? Headline News

Disney CEO Denies Political Leanings Following Gina Carano Firing

During annual shareholder call, CEO Bob Chapek maintains the media giant isn’t ‘left leaning or right leaning,’ but instead stands for the universal values of respect, decency, integrity, and inclusion.

Business Headline News

Marc Anthony Joins Sofia Vergara’s Animated Comedy ‘Koati’

Grammy Award-winning artist will executive produce the soundtrack; film follows a coati, butterfly, and glass frog as they work to stop a wicked snake from destroying their homeland.

Life finds a way Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 3 Debuts May 21

Watch teaser trailer for hit animated series based on the ‘Jurassic World’ franchise; show returns to Netflix with 10 new episodes.

Business Headline News

Kevin and Dan Hageman Ink Multi-Year Production Deal with CBS Studios

Studio gets exclusive rights to all TV content from the Emmy Award-winning creative duo behind the animated TV series, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy;’ the brothers co-wrote ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ co-created ‘The LEGO Movie, and created the story for ‘Hotel Transylvania.’

Technology Headline News

New Features Announced Across Adobe Creative Cloud

Updates to all applications include enhanced speed and flexibility allowing for seamless collaboration; updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Premiere Rush increase tool functionality and accelerate workflows with an overall increase in cross-app abilities and support.

Something Spooky Netflix Comes Headline News

Duffer Brothers and Spielberg Team on Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’

Creative duo behind ‘Stranger Things’ to executive produce series adaptation of famed novel, which follows a young boy who slips into a parallel universe as he searches for a crystal meant to heal his dying mother; Amblin Television to produce.

cancel culture Headline News

Disney+ Pulls Three Classic Animated Films Due to Racist Stereotypes

Kids will no longer be able to watch ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘The Aristocats,’ and ‘Dumbo’ on the streamer, though the films will still be available to adults with added advisory warnings.

Business Headline News

Trioscope Studios Inks Production Deal with Quality Films

Studio behind Netflix’s The Liberator WWII limited series will pair their innovative hybrid animation technique with media company’s extensive celebrity roster to produce a slate of original scripted content; action horror series exploring African American struggles in America already under development.

Business Headline News

Mary J. Blige, Jake Johnson, and Jonathan Groff Join ‘Lost Ollie’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:50am

Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey’s live-action / animation hybrid limited series also adds Tim Blake Nelson, Gina Rodriguez, and Kesler Talbot; production underway, with CG characters created by ILM, on the story of a lost toy on an epic adventure.

Business Headline News

Netflix Shares Anime Series ‘Yasuke’ First Look Images and Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:07pm

LaSean Thomas directs and LaKeith Stanfield stars in reimagined story of the first African samurai; animation being produced by ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ production studio MAPPA.

Help Me Obi-Wan! Headline News

Indira Varma Joins ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series in Mystery Role

While whom the ‘Game of Thrones’ actress will play remains unknown, speculation points to Kenobi’s lover Satine Kryze, or ‘Clone Wars’ villain Asajj Ventress.

She Blinded Me With Science! Headline News

Disney Junior Starts Production on Animated ‘Eureka!’

The music-filled series tells story of a young inventor living in a prehistoric world who uses her innovation and inventions to make her community a better place; series set to debut later this year.

Business Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation Reveals ‘K-POP: Demon Hunters’ Animated Musical

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:58pm

Development on the feature has begun with Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans directing alongside Oscar-winning ‘Shrek’ producer Aron Warner.

Anime-zing! Headline News

Voice Cast Revealed for Netflix Original Anime Series ‘Trese’

Liza Soberano lands lead role of Alexandra Trese in the Filipino language version, with Shay Mitchell taking on the English version; the highly anticipated series, based Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo’s graphic novel, will be released later this year.

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