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I Need a Hunky Hero Headline News

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Pic Adds ‘Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page

The breakout star joins Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith in Paramount and eOne's highly anticipated fantasy table-top game adaption penned by Johnathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

Awards Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Top VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00am

‘Project Power’ and ‘The Witches’ lead the list of feature film field nominees; winners in 25 categories will be announced at a virtual ceremony streaming worldwide on April 6/7 depending upon time zone.

XR Innovations Headline News

Shocap Awarded Second Epic MegaGrant for Live XR-Circus Production

The grant furthers development of proprietary technology that combines live cross-reality entertainment with real-time VFX technology - delivering true XR experience to online audiences via headsets, gaming PCs, and video streaming services.

Virtual Events Headline News

Call for Entries: SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

Premier CG conference is looking for innovative works in computer graphics-based storytelling for its second-ever virtual Electronic Theater showcase; the submission deadline is March 23.

Let the Game Adaptations Begin Headline News

‘Halo’ Series Heads to Paramount+

Following numerous development setbacks, the live-action series has found a new home at Paramount+, and is being hailed as a possible ‘defining show’ for the budding streamer.

Let the Games Begin! Headline News

‘Twisted Metal’ Live-Action Adaptation Speeds to the Small Screen

Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions team up on their second live-action series based on a popular game; new series centers on a motor-mouthed outsider tasked with delivering a package in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Training Headline News

Escape Studios, ScreenSkills, and Epic Games Team Up on ‘Pick and Mix’

The two-week program will help film and television professionals move into real-time visualization and virtual production; free for freelancers and furloughed workers, the program runs March 15-26.

Business Headline News

DNEG and Dimension Establish Virtual Production Partnership

Deal brings together VFX company’s creative talent with XR studio’s volumetric and real-time development to enrich relationships and service offerings across film, episodic and animation projects.

Festivals Events

Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2021

Begins: June 14, 2021

The festival's 60th edition is planned as a live and virtual event being held June 14-19, 2021.

Badass Game Adaptations Headline News

Post-Apocalyptic ‘The Last of Us’ Adaptation Gains its Joel and Ellie

‘The Mandalorian’ star Pablo Pascal will portray Joel while ‘Game of Thrones’ badass Bella Ramsey will play Ellie in her second venture with HBO.

People Headline News

Framestore Expands Real-Time Tech Team with New Appointments

Grant Bolton named lead technical director and Alberto Aguado principal engineer on engine team to support studio’s growing use of game engine technology in VFX and virtual production toolsets.

The Roth Treatment Headline News

Jamie Lee Curtis and Jack Black Join Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’

The ‘True Lies’ star will play Tannis the archaeologist, while the beloved comedian and ‘Jumanji’ star will voice the lovable and hilarious robot Claptrap, in the upcoming video game adaptation.

People Headline News

Level Ex Names Aharon Rabinowitz Creative Director

Medical gaming creator expands creative talent roster; industry veteran to work with recently hired design director, Jason VandenBerghe, to innovate and advance the practice of medicine through play.

Tabletop Games Headline News

Public Playtest for ‘Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince’ Game Starts February 9

Based on the popular Netflix animated series ‘The Dragon Prince,’ the tabletop roleplaying game is set in the rich and diverse fantasy world of Xadia.

game cinematics Headline News

Platige Image Cinematic Preps Fans for ‘Total War: WARHAMMER III’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:31am

Leading production studio creates action-packed trailer for Creative Assembly’s upcoming release of their third ‘Total War: WARHAMMER’ game franchise title.

real-time tools Headline News

Cyber Group Studios to Receive Epic MegaGrant

Entertainment production company’s plans for new virtual production pipeline include an Unreal Engine-powered real-time rendering and motion capture studio.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

Real-Time Gaming Tech Shines in Heartwarming ‘Windup’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 4:10pm

For Chinese director Yibing Jiang, Unity’s real-time tools enabled a small global team of artists to work quickly and efficiently, in parallel rather than sequentially, to produce a beautiful and touching film about the bond between a father and his ailing daughter.

Virtual Events Headline News

FMX 2021 Announces Initial Line-Up of Confirmed Speakers

Program includes sessions with director Glen Keane on the making of ‘Over the Moon;’ RISE’s Florian Gellinger and their first in-house productions, ‘Dragon Rider’ and ‘Stowaway;’ and MR. X’s creative team discussing the film adaption of ‘Monster Hunter’ video game; project submissions being accepted until February 22 for Animation Product Days.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Updates Substance Painter and Designer

Enhanced features support hiding of geometry mask while painting; copy and paste effects between layers and texture sets; streamlined UV tile workflow; and several new design updates such as Pantone integration.

Mobile Games Headline News

‘RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch’ Gets A Flock of Wooly Aardman Friends

Award-winning animation studio joins forces with Atari to bring ‘Shaun the Sheep’ to popular mobile game; players can customize their parks with hilarious rides and attractions featuring faces from the popular animated series.

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