'Avatar' and the Future of Digital Entertainment Creation
Up Away with the Annie Award
Real Steel Calls for Young Lead
DreamWorks is putting out a nationwide casting call for the Hugh Jackman's son in REAL STEEL, VARIETY reports.
The Oscars: Joubert Talks 'French Roast'
In the first of our special Oscar conversations with the animated shorts nominees, Fabrice O. Joubert tells us all about directing his first short, French Roast.
Enchanted 2 Lands Writer
The Oscars: Going 'Up' Again with Docter
Pete Docter tells us about Up's breakthrough best picture Oscar nomination and its tremendous impact on viewers.
Avatar Sequel Being Pushed by News Corp.
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch told analysts during a quarterly earnings call that he is in "very early talks" with director James Cameron to do an AVATAR sequel, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Warner Bros. Lines up 3-D Release Slate
Transformers 3 Could Get 3-D Play at Paramount
VARIETY is reporting that Michael Bay's next project, TRANSFORMERS 3, might be getting the 3-D treatment at Paramount with help from Industrial Light & Magic.
Lionsgate and Crest Take on Stereoscopic 3-D Family Feature
Lionsgate announced that it will partner with Crest Animation Studios to co-produce NORM OF THE NORTH, a stereoscopic 3-D animated family feature, according to COMINGSOON.NET.
Up Nominated for Best Picture Oscar
James Cameron's Avatar Passes $150 Million Milestone in IMAX Theatres
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar, which has received Golden Globe(R) awards for Best Picture and Best Director, has passed the $150 million mark at IMAX(R) theatres worldwide during the weekend from Friday, January 29, 2010 through Sunday, January 31, 2010.
Next Bourne Film Could be a Prequel
Matt Damon told EMPIRE MAGAZINE that the next Bourne film will probably be a prequel under a different team.
Web Toons You Need To See 2010
AWN's Director of Content Rick DeMott puts together a rundown of the top ten web toons from AWNtv that you have to see.
Imagi Shuts U.S. Arm
Imagi International Holdings Ltd (OTCBB: IINHY, IINHY message board) has announced large scale review of operations which has mostly negative effect towards the staff.
Previs Society Goes Live With Official Online Web Portal & Membership Launch
The Previsualization Society, a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing previsualization ("previs") in feature film, games, commercials and architecture, has gone live this month, with membership applications now formally being accepted and an online portal newly active on the Web.
AICE Adds Design Category to 2010 AICE Awards
The 2010 AICE Awards competition has expanded its categories for eligibility to include a new Design category, open to work created by editors, digital artists and other professionals involved in design work for TV commercials, virals, web videos, music videos, spec spots, and PSAs.
It's just like deja vu all over again!
First Looks of Alice In Wonderland to Hit Three Networks Jan. 31
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is teaming up with sister networks ABC, ESPN and ABC FAMILY for a week-long, cross-network extravaganza that will send viewers straight down the rabbit hole with “ALICE IN WONDERLAND.”
CGI-Animated Musical in the Works at Lucasfilm
HEAT VISION is reporting that Lucasfilm is developing a CGI-animated musical at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Northern California.
Image Metrics Animates Space Marines in Upcoming Sci-Fi Film
Image Metrics, the leading provider of facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, is providing facial animation for the characters in the upcoming animated science fiction thriller film, Ultramarines.
Elemental Magic - An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation goes to the University of Pennsylvania
My ‘Elemental Magic –An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation’ workshop is not just a cute little tip of the hat to traditional animation principles. This is vital stuff, that cannot be left behind, in the rush to embrace ‘cutting edge’ digital technology.
Crab Cakes and 3D Glasses on Menu at VFX Bake-off
Last Thursday night was the annual Visual Effects Bake-off held at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Theater in Beverly Hills. For your ninety bucks you could attend the pre-event party at Kate Mantellini and get packed together in what was called by my drill instructor during boot camp as “balls to butts.” Plus eat crab cakes.
Oscar Nomination Ballots Due January 23
The 5,777 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 23.