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Careers Headline News

WIA Virtual Q+A - Creating Your Career in Production Design Coming May 15

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 4:01pm

‘Trolls World Tour’ production designer Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, joined by the film’s producer Gina Shay as moderator, will discuss her career path and share insights of a 25-year journey through the animation industry.

Business Headline News

Licensing Expo 2020 Canceled, Licensing Week Virtual Set for June

To facilitate much needed industry connections, Licensing Expo is joining forces with Licensing International to offer 5-day virtual program running June 15-19; Licensing Expo 2021 returns May 25-27, 2021.

Animation Festivals Headline News

15th International Summit Animayo Virtual Edition Coming May 15 -17

Oscar qualifying Spanish animation festival embarks on virtual journey, offering free masterclasses with an international line-up of artists and creators.

Covid-19 Headline News

An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:53am

WIA president addresses important issues concerning working from home and how it’s affecting people’s lives during pandemic. 

FMX 2020 Blogs

Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Launching May 5

Starting tomorrow, running through May 8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy 2020 Releases Online Animation Festival and Market Details

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 4, 2020 at 10:19am

Running June 15-30, the digital event will feature an extensive mix of animated film and project competitions, masterclasses, and related activities, along with extensive Mifa pitch, meeting, and expert presentation resources.

Animation Educator’s Forum Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2020 Faculty Grants

Organization’s annual Animation Educator’s Forum grants are awarded to full and part-time teachers for research, scholarly activities or creative projects.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Canceled; Event Moving to Virtual Conference Format

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:19pm

Organizers of the premiere conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques have canceled the 2020 edition, set for July 19-23 in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic; details of move to virtual conference format will be released in near future.

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Look Out for These SVA Animation Projects in 2020

The School of Visual Arts in New York City is offering a peek at some of its outstanding in-progress thesis projects from the school’s various animation-driven departments.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray PLE for Maya Personal Learning Edition

Free non-commercial license gives new and self-taught CG artists a chance to explore photorealistic rendering at their own pace.

animated short films Headline News

WATCH: Trevor Romain’s ‘How to Explain Coronavirus to Kids’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:41pm

Simple stop-motion short film, by best-selling kid’s author and illustrator, helps parents explains, and children understand, about slowing the spread of COVID-19.

VIEW Conference Headline News

CG Pioneers Paul Debevec and Donald Greenberg to Keynote VIEW 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:21am

Award-winning computer graphics researchers and professors are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 18-23 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Festival Going Digital, Announces OnlineFestival.ITFS.de

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 6, 2020 at 3:51pm

After canceling their 27th ITFS edition scheduled for May 5-10, organizers will instead hold a digital festival during those same dates.

public service announcements Headline News

Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches #KIDSTOGETHER Initiative to Keep Kids Informed

Studio reaching out with multiplatform prosocial initiative, using their most popular characters and free access to Noggin, to engage kids and families on staying healthy while at home. 

call for entries Headline News

Submit Your Work to OIAF 2020!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:12pm

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival, which runs September 23-27, 2020, is now accepting submissions.

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