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Half-Blood Prince / David Heyman Apple Store Event

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 13, 2009

Join David Heyman as he discusses the making of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE with LA TIMES entertainment writer and Hero Complex blogger Geoff Boucher. Heyman is the producer behind all the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's hugely successful books, in addition to producing such films as I AM LEGEND and YES MAN.

Monday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. Apple Store, Third Street Promenade 1248 Third Street Promenade

Warner Bros. Pictures will release HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE in theaters on July 15, 2009.


A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 12, 2009

We showcase the stunning artistry, soaring imagination, and social conscience of internationally acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki in four special screenings, presented in collaboration with the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley. Co-founder of the renowned Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki is admired for his hand-drawn animation and masterful storytelling. Even if you already treasure Miyazaki's films on DVD, you won't want to miss this chance to appreciate their beauty as it was meant to be seen: on the big screen.

Comics Events

WGAW Panel: Scripts Into Comic Books

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 11, 2009

The Writers Guild of America West's Genre Committee presents Just Add Pictures -- Turning Your Screenplay into a Comic Book, a panel discussion this Saturday, July 11, at WGAW HQ in Los Angeles. What do THE DARK KNIGHT, 300, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, and upcoming sci-fi thriller SURROGATES have in common? They were all adapted from comic books and/or graphic novels. While comics continue to provide major source material for studio development slates, how do writers get their own original genre ideas to them?

Animation Events

The Persistence of Animation: 21st Society for Animation Studies Conference

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, July 10, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 10, 2009

The Society for Animation Studies invites submissions of proposals for individual papers and panels for presentations at its 21st Annual Conference at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design, July 10-12, 2009.

Animation Events

Anima Mundi 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, July 10, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 10, 2009

The International Animation Festival of Brazil, Anima Mundi 2009 takes place from July 10 to 19 in Rio de Janeiro and from July 22 to 26 in Sao Paulo.

Submit your work for this year festival's edition. The deadline for entries is March 25.

Go to their website for an online entry-form, entry rules and transportation label at: If you need additional information send email to:

The categories in competition are: Short Films Feature Films Shorts for Children Brazilian Animation Student Film

There will also be awards for:

Animated Events

2nd International Animated Film Festival Animator 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, July 6, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 6, 2009

Animator 2009 offers film retrospectives of renowned animators, premieres, concerts, meetings with artists, exhibitions, performances, workshops and a range of special and thematic screenings, including screenings with live music, outdoor screenings, screenings for children and the open international competition for animated films up to 30 minutes with Grand Prix of 60,000 PLN/12,000 Euros. The entry form and regulations can be downloaded from

Final deadline is April 30.

Special guests of ANIMATOR 2009 include:


Anime Expo 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 2, 2009

Located in Los Angeles, California, Anime Expo, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (


Storyboard Artist Floyd Norman to Speak at the Art Institute Inland Empire

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 1, 2009

Floyd Norman is coming to the Art Institute Inland Empire in San Bernardino.

Floyd Norman has worked on animated movies from SLEEPING BEAUTY to JUNGLE BOOK, to Pixar's TOY STORY 2, and MONSTERS INC., as a assistant, animator, and a storyboard artist and writer on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and other films. He'll talk about his career and working with Walt Disney and his work at other studios.

Come join us for this amazing hour with Floyd Norman at the Art Institute Inland Empire. July 1st, 12 p.m., Room 161/162

RSVP (909)915-2100

630 E. Brier Dr. San Bernardino, CA 92408


Academy Schedules Milt Kahl Encore

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 30, 2009

Due to overbooking an event honoring Milt Kahl last month, the Academy will host an encore presentation on June 30, reports Cartoon Brew.

The screening on video will be held Tuesday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking can be found behind the building if you enter on Homewood. The event is free but reservations are required.

Festival Events

Neum Animated Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 29, 2009

The Neum Animated Film Festival will take place from June 29-July 5 in Neum. The festival has two parts: a "working" festival where children can learn animation techniques, and the competition section of the festival where cartoons from all over the world are presented.

Cartoon selection is done by children who attend the working festival, and make decisions about all awards except for the Jury award.


An Evening with Chris Landreth

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 29, 2009

CSU School of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to announce that one of the true legends of the modern creative animation scene, Chris Landreth, is coming to Australia and heading to Wagga Wagga. This exclusive opportunity to meet the Oscar-winning director and see his work firsthand will simply leave anyone with the merest appreciation of the moving image astounded.

An Evening with Chris LandrethDate: Monday, June 29Time: 7:00 PMLocation: Forum 6 CinemaCost: $10


The Gnomon Workshop Live 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 27, 2009

The Gnomon Workshop is proud to announce its eighth Gnomon Workshop LIVE weekend to be held at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature another incredible line-up of instructors and speakers in and out of The Gnomon Workshop library.


Cox Movies Under the Moon Offers Big-Screen Hits Under the Stars

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 24, 2009

In Northern Virginia, some things in life are still free thanks to Cox Communications. For five nights, from June 24 through June 28, at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax, the company hosts its annual Cox Movies Under the Moon, a free outdoor film festival offering family-friendly entertainment under the stars. This is the seventh year that Cox has partnered with the City of Fairfax and 97.1 WASH FM to present this event. In keeping with Cox's commitment to the community, attendees are invited to contribute donations to benefit Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children.

Technology Events

The Academy Dives into The Abyss

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 23, 2009

THE ABYSS, the deep-sea epic renowned for its pioneering digital water effects and sophisticated underwater photography and sound recording, will be screened at a special 20th anniversary event by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. This screening will premiere a newly struck 35mm print from the Academy Film Archive.


Sneak Previews of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on Father's Day

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 21, 2009

Families throughout the U.S. will have a special opportunity to check out the upcoming CGI-animated family comedy, ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, at sneak previews held on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, in 330 theatres across the country, exclusively in 3-D.


Hollywood's Greatest Year Travels to NYC for Summer Run

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 20, 2009

GONE WITH THE WIND, the 1939 Best Picture winner, will kick off the New York presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' latest screening series, "Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939," on Saturday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m. at the Academy's Theater in New York City. Robert Osborne, television host, columnist and Academy biographer, will host the event.

Festival Events

Los Angeles Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 18, 2009

The Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing on an expected attendance of 85,000, the festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films -- narrative and documentary-are featured in the festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances, and unique signature events.

Film Events

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 17, 2009

Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to welcome American animator Don Hertzfeldt. He will introduce a retrospective of his work at the Cameo Cinema on the 21st of June at 6pm, featuring the UK premier of his latest film I AM SO PROUD OF YOU, the eagerly anticipated continuation of EVERYTHING WILL BE OK.

Following the screening, Hertzfeldt will speak about his films. In all they have won over a hundred awards, including Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Award.

Films Events

Kecskemet Animation Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 17, 2009

KAFF includes two different competitions: one for European animated feature films and TV specials and one for Hungarian animated short films.

In addition to the film screenings musical and theatrical shows, exhibitions and professional discussions will take place in town. Kecskemet is a small town with 100,000 inhabitants, with several arts workshops and with a lively cultural life, 80 km south of Budapest.

Entry works -- Feature (min. 52 minutes) and TV-Special (min.24 minutes) -- shall be made "frame by frame", including computer graphics animation.


Academy Pays Tribute to Godfather of Special Makeup Effects Dick Smith

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 17, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "A Tribute to Dick Smith: The Godfather of Special Makeup Effects," on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Six-time Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker will host the evening, which will be attended by Smith himself and will feature a panel discussion including writer-director Guillermo del Toro, actor Hal Holbrook and makeup artists Greg Cannom, Kazuhiro Tsuji and Andrew Clement, among others.

Post Events

HPA's Sales Career Resource Group to Host Panel on Selling Post Services

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 17, 2009

Executives from major motion picture studios and other buyers of post production services will offer advice on how to win their business in a lunch-time panel discussion hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance's Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG), Wednesday, June 17th, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

World Events

WIA Los Angeles Annual Meeting

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 16, 2009

Place: Cartoon Network in Burbank, CA, Roof Top (Sweaters/jackets are recommended. No high or spiky heels, please.)

Time: 6:30 Check-in and Networking7:00 WIA Business7:30 One World Giving

Donation: Student Members $5. Members $10. Guests $15. All fees are donations to our new One World Giving Fund.

RSVP: No later than Friday, June 12th via Space is limited. RSVP early.

Speakers to be announced.

Visual Events

Gnomon/VES Career Strategies Workshop

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 13, 2009

Our world is changing dramatically. How does a production professional survive and make a living today? The Visual Effects Society and Gnomon School of Visual Effects have put together a day of panels and workshops geared to give you concrete advice, up-to-date information and valuable tools to help you not only survive, but thrive in the future.

Saturday, June 13

8:30 Registration/Coffee9:00 Panel: Reinventing Yourself/Crossing Over10:30 Panel: What Are Companies Looking For?12:00 Lunch will be provided for a nominal fee


The Magic of Harry Potter Tour in U.K. in June

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 13, 2009

To celebrate the forthcoming release of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE, the sixth installment in the Harry Potter series, Warner Bros. Pictures have created a magical moving tour which will visit various UK destinations between the 13th and 22nd June 2009 (full list of destinations below).