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Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Technology Featured on This Season's Most-Watched TV

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 9:15am

Post-production houses regularly turn to digital entertainment creation software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to help bring movie-like visual effects into millions of homes in this season's most-watched television programs.

Ntropic Headline News

Visual Effects Artist and Creative Director Simon Mowbray Joins Ntropic

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:30am

Visual effects company Ntropic is excited to announce that Creative Director/VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray has joined the company. Formerly the co-founder of Radium, Mowbray freelanced at Ntropic on projects for Sprint, Coinstar and Oracle before making it his official home.

Autodesk Headline News

Imagi's "Astro Boy" Leaps onto Movie Screens with Autodesk Maya Software

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:27am

The newly released animated film "Astro Boy" brings the iconic Japanese manga character to movie theaters. Filmmaker Imagi International Holdings Limited (HKEx: 585) created "Astro Boy" with Autodesk Maya software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).

Films Headline News

Magic Lantern Secures Cash for Heathcliff Feature

Magic Lantern Entertainment has concluded a $10 Million development funding arrangement with TF2 Ventures via its Innovation Entertainment label for up to 20 motion pictures to be selected by Magic Lantern/Innovation Pictures for production over the next three to five years; it was jointly announced by Magic Lantern Entertainment President Jeff Segal and TF2 Ventures Principal Jamison Stewart.

Tools Headline News

Imageworks Strikes Tech Deal with Foundry

Sony Pictures Imageworks has struck a deal with The Foundry that would help standardize both toolsets by sharing technology, making the workflow easier and more cost-efficient for artists, which is essential during this economic downturn.

Headline News

Scrat Ice Sculpture Breaks World Record

To coincide with the release of the Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs Blu-ray disc and DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Tallest Ice Sculpture at the opening of the ice skating rink, ICE at Santa Monica.

Production Headline News

Virtual Production Committee Launched

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:20am

Having finished the successful Previs Committee, which spawned the new Previsualization Society, the ASC, ADG, VES and Previsualization Society will now embark on a new committee devoted to virtual production: an industry-wide working body that will explore how live-on-stage computer graphics will change future movie production.

Films Headline News

Hathaway, Harris Heading to Rio

Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, Neil Patrick Harris (TV's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) and Rodrigo Santoro (300) are in talks to voice characters in Blue Sky and Fox Animation's next animated feature RIO from director Carlos Saldanha, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.