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Podcast EP 238: How Alistair Nicholls Turned Claymation into a Beautiful Career

The U.K.-based Moon Studios founder shares his professional journey from launching his own studio to landing work with clients like Nickelodeon, Felix the 1st, and Far Caspian.

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DNEG Adds Emmy-Nominated Producers Ron Ames and Jesse Kobayashi

Company taps the pair to advance and improve its service offerings and provide creative technological solutions to filmmaking challenges.

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‘Several Hundred’ Employees to be Laid Off at Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios

The sad news was announced Wednesday in a company memo from entertainment chief Mike Hopkins, who cited the need to reduce costs ‘to deliver even more breakthrough movies, TV shows, and live sports’ as the reason for the workforce cuts; 500 workers will also be cut at Amazon’s Twitch live streaming platform.

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Podcast EP 237: How 3D Studio Yonk Uses VR Sculpting to Get Big Name Clients

The Netherlands-based animation studio’s Niels van der Donk and Victoria Young discuss VR creative tools, working hard to earn big-name clients, and what it took to make the studio a full-time gig.

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FMX Drops 2024 Trailer

Originating from the ‘World of Gra’ universe created by graduates of the Animationsinstitut, the trailer illustrates this year’s event theme, ‘Connecting Ideas;’ the 28th edition of FMX – Film & Media Exchange returns to Stuttgart April 23 to 26. 

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FMX: Film & Media Exchange 2024

Begins: April 23, 2024

The 4-day event returns to Stuttgart, kicking off April 23; on-demand presentations are available April 27 - May 31.

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FMX 2024 Shares First Program News

The 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024 with a focus on ‘Connecting Ideas’ and the return of the ‘Lighting & Rendering” track; annual Animation Production Days is now accepting projects through February 6.

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It’s a Wrap: SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

The annual conference concludes its latest edition, which ran December 12-15 in Sydney; 5,690 attendees from more than 40 countries gathered, including technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.

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Walt Disney Studios’ VFX Workers File to Unionize

Group includes 83 artists working across James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment productions, including ‘Avatar’ films, who are seeking representation by IATSE, marking the first U.S. vendor-side VFX artist filing with the NLRB. 

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God’s Gang Ltd. Adds Animation Veteran Bruce Daitch

Ex-DreamWorks COO and CFO joins advisory board of company behind ‘God’s Gang’ animated series, led by former Disney exec Nimrod Avraham May; the group’s multinational team is committed to projects free of AI-generated content.

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Podcast EP 236: Danny Robashkin & Creating ‘MAKE’ Originals Micro Shorts

The Minnesota-based animation studio founder discusses his company’s success with commercial projects and its new path creating original micro short series for social media. 

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Warner Recognizes Unionization for WB Animation, Cartoon Network Production Workers

After nearly five months of discussions with the studio, an agreement has been reached for 50 animation production workers to unionize under The Animation Guild IATSE Local 839.

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Disney’s ‘The Traveling Lab’ Animation Workers Vote to Unionize

10 remote Walt Disney Animation Studios employees are seeking official unionization election, setting the stage for a potential shift in the animation industry's approach to remote work.

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Final Frontier Announces U.S. Expansion

Award-winning animation production company brings its eclectic roster of international directors, studio execs, creative talent, and production staff to North America, with LA-based executive creative director Claus Cibils at the helm.

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