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Training Headline News

FutureWorks Opens VFX Academy in Chennai

The FutureWorks Academy 6-month training program at the Chennai studio includes mentorship, specialized training, and a paid internship; successful graduates are offered a 3-year paid service agreement.

Business Headline News

U.K. Considering Additional Tax Incentives for Screen Sector

UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK propose 25% tax relief increase to better compete in an international market and incentivize industries to remain in the U.K.

Business Headline News

Bob Iger In, Bob Chapek Out as Walt Disney Company CEO

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 21, 2022 at 8:21am

The venerated former CEO returns to take the helm less than three years after giving up the reins, a period that has seen the company mired in controversy and a slumping stock price as it has navigated a global pandemic, employee walkouts, and political controversy.

Heading to Stuttgart Next April Headline News

FMX 2023 Set for April 25-28

The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart with 1-day devoted to online presentations from around the world; BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Jinko Gotoh serves as the next program chair.

People Headline News

2022 Animation Guild Officers and Executive Board Announced

Of the Animation Guild IATSE Local 839’s new set of officers, 3 out of 5 re-elected, with an additional 11 members chosen to serve on the executive board; electees will be sworn into office in December when their 3-year terms begins.

People Headline News

Milk Names Steve MacPherson Chief Technology Officer

The former Framestore CTO steps into studio’s newly created role to drive technology strategy and operations including Systems, Pipeline, Editorial, and R&D.

Something’s Afoot at Naughty Dog Headline News

Sony Building New Studio to Support Naughty Dog on Undisclosed Game

Speculation based on Sony job listings indicates PlayStation will build a development studio to focus on a Naughty Dog AAA action/adventure game, potentially a new installment of the ‘Uncharted’ franchise.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 184: How Stephanie Earley Became Lead Editor on ‘Central Park’

The animation editor discusses her journey to ‘lead’ editor, the ins and outs of her job and how social media plays a part in becoming a professional editor.

working remotely Headline News

HP Teradici Releases ‘Hybrid Work Report 2022: The Strategic Role of Digital Workspaces’

The white paper includes a survey of companies in multiple industries on how they are implementing hybrid work policies, the obstacles they’ve faced, and what they hope to achieve from employing a split environment option.

Business Headline News

WildBrain Inks ‘First Look Deal’ With Bonnie Arnold

Ex-DreamWorks Animation exec and ‘How to Train your Dragon’ franchise producer now developing ‘Dragon’ author Cressida Cowell’s latest book ‘Which Way to Anywhere;’ exec to spearhead numerous episodic projects, TV specials, and features for the family and kids’ entertainment company.

Conferences Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Registration Now Open

The Annual Conference takes place December 6-9 in Daegu, South Korea – with COVID travel restrictions lifted, the event promises the in-person return of a diverse group of respected technical and creative people from all over the world; don’t miss SACAF 2022, celebrating the vibrant and inspiring world of computer animation.

On the Road to Torino Headline News

All Eyes on Torino: VIEW Conference 2022 – Free Livestream Just Announced

Top industry leaders head to Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference that runs October 16-21, both onsite and online, with a stellar program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available; worldwide Livestream is now free!

Animated Series Gets Split in Two Headline News

Netflix Divides Animated Series Leadership in Wake of Mike Moon’s Departure

Former HBO Max SVP Billy Wee joins the streamer as Director of Adult Animation Comedy Series, while Jermaine Turner is promoted to Director of Adult Animation Action Series; Maggie Malone joins as VP of Animation Film, reporting to recently named VP Karen Toliver.

Business Headline News

ILM Launches Mumbai Studio

Former DNEG Bangalore & Chennai head of studio Kiran ‘KP’ Prasad tapped to lead the iconic VFX studio’s latest global expansion; the new full pipeline facility will provide VFX and animation services for film and television, drawing on the region’s extensive local talent base.

People Headline News

Impossible Objects Adds VFX Veteran Ruel Smith

With 15+ years of experience, the VFX supervisor and commercial director joins the virtual production studio to oversee the company’s visual effects and animation production.

Union Business Headline News

Workers on ‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News’ Vote to Unionize

The show's animation workers become second NY group in the last 30 years to vote for representation by The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, following Titmouse’s historic vote in January 2022.

People Headline News

Trioscope Names Kyle Hoedl Chief Marketing Officer

The studio continues to bolster its leadership team, also adding Joe Snowden as COO to lead marketing and communications across the company’s business lines.

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