Long-time board member assumes leadership in wake of the organization co-founder’s departure; Matthew Celestial named Treasurer, overseeing day-to-day operations.
Category: Jobs & Recruiting
Disney’s cost-cutting moves have hit the venerable animation studio, as creative fixtures Angus MacLane and Galyn Susman were among 75 employees just let go.
The Pixel Farm 3D alum brings 10+ years’ experience as an artist and senior animator to support the studio’s expansion of 3D and motion design service offerings.
The Canadian-born artist discusses coming to the U.S. to pursue his career, tips on excelling in TV animation, and if schooling has helped him along the way.
Danny Salas, Phil Eldridge, Cory McCrum, James Barham, and Rob Duffield join the company, bringing years of expertise from working on numerous films and TV projects.
The stop-motion legend, Lucasfilm executive creative director, and senior ILM animation supervisor, respectively, will head to Turin to deliver a suite of in-person talks and workshops; Italy’s premier international event on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming, and VFX runs October 15-20.
Studio adds industry veterans Louis Flores as VFX supervisor and Chrissy Metge as EP, Animation as it expands to partner on yet-to-be-announced animated feature production.
VP of New Business Laura Fitzpatrick to helm new office with Senior VP Producer Doug Oddy stepping into her shoes at the Vancouver studio; the company is currently recruiting for all positions at the new state-of-the-art facility opening in Old Montreal.
The HPA Award-winning industry veteran brings over 20 years’ experience across commercials, film, and TV with credits on BAFTA Award nominee Emerald City, the Emmy and BAFTA winning series Outlander, and the crime drama Death in Paradise.
With the additional title, the studio exec’s responsibilities include all aspects of the company’s operations while he continues to lead brand marketing and film development.
Creative team hires include Adam Lambert, Roxy Zuckerman, and Michael Reed, with Mattias Andersson joining the studio’s dedicated technology crew.
With negotiations at a standstill and no sign of bending on either side, studios may turn to AI to pen scripts in the absence of Hollywood’s writers.
The training program’s blended curriculum teaches early career coordinators and production assistants about roles in creative studios, production team expectations, the language of motion and post-production, and the skills needed to navigate the production process.
Since launching in 2021, the Toronto visual effects studio has seen its talent roster grow to include 35% women across all areas of production and creative leadership, providing rewarding career paths, creative project opportunities, remote work options, and flexible family support that have previously been anything but industry standard.
PPC funding for post increases from $25 million to $45 million and gets extended to 2034; cited studies show the program has contributed $156M to the state’s tax revenue.
From Marvel to Netflix, the studios behind a slew of series and films have both voluntarily and involuntarily halted filming as the strike hits its second week, with multiple studios threatening showrunners with salary cuts and potential legal action.
Plus: a big ol’ postscript on how the Writers Guild of America strike will inadvertently boost the utility and quality of ChatGPT.
The 2D animator discusses how she creates hand-drawn animation, shares a behind-the-scenes look at her short ‘Syrenka: Legend of the Warsaw Mermaid,’ and talks about the team of women she assembled to help bring her project to life.
25+ year industry veteran, the former President, VFX at MPC, joins the company’s visual effects division to support and expand production offerings across its growing TV business.
The 2-day event for VFX and animation professionals, running May 16-17 in Quebec, will feature panels, discussions, and presentations by industry leaders from Sony Pictures Imageworks, DNEG, Marvel Studios and DreamWorks Animation.
The Auckland-based art director and background supervisor discusses the challenges of finding freelance work and building a career in animation in NZ, and shares how he subsequently helped in MukPuddy animation studio’s evolution from a small group to a roster of over 50.
The Cal State LA alum’s credits include ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ and ‘The Hunger Games,’ among others.
With co-founders Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor and Angela Barson stepping down from day-to-day operations, the studio welcomes new board members Tracy McCreary, Henry Badgett, and Nic Birmingham.