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Podcast EP 212: How Spencer Moreland Quit Studio Life to Become a Full-Time Freelance Animator

The independent animator, filmmaker, and freelance storyboard artist shares his journey from studio life to freelance life – and what it took to get there.  

The New DCU Headline News

Andy Muschietti to Direct New DCU Batman Film ‘The Brave and the Bold’

‘The Flash’ director will helm the upcoming Dark Knight action flick, which will introduce canon Batman and Robin within James Gunn and Peter Safran’s interconnected universe.

Sometimes Asking Others for Help Takes the Courage of a Superhero Headline News

‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story’ Animated Short Debuts at Annecy 2023

Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ ‘LENS’ program cohort took the stage today in front of a packed Petite Salle crowd for the world premiere of their new film, set within the ‘Spider-Verse’ world; program provides candidates from underrepresented groups an opportunity to produce their own film while gaining valuable leadership experience.

Heading to Ottawa in September Headline News

OIAF 2023 Passes Now on Sale

The 5-day September festival and TV animation conference, which features screenings, exhibits, workshops, and entertainment, invites Canadian creators to kickstart their animated series concept with the annual Pitch THIS! event – submissions deadline is June 16; kids ages 8-12 can apply to participate in the OIAF Kids Jury - submissions deadline is July 12.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 211: Colin Giles, Head of The School for Animation & VFX at Vancouver Film School

The career animator turned educator reflects on student life at VFS, the school’s investment in its animation studio and how students have changed over the last 10 years.

Innovations in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

IBERMEDIA NEXT Bringing Grant Initiatives to Annecy 2023

Backed by Ibermedia Programme and dedicated to boosting innovation in the Ibero-American animation sector programs, the organization will be hosting presentations, themed breakfasts, and one-on-one meetings detailing grants and call for applications at the festival, which runs June 11-17.

Ruh Roh! Headline News

SAG-AFTRA Members Authorize a Strike

With a nearly 98 percent vote, Hollywood’s largest union has officially voted ‘OK’ on a strike if deemed necessary in the upcoming labor negotiations with studios and streamers.

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Karen Jackson Takes the Reins as Barnabas Wornoff Steps Down as TAAFI Chair

Long-time board member assumes leadership in wake of the organization co-founder’s departure; Matthew Celestial named Treasurer, overseeing day-to-day operations.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 210: ‘Shape Island’ Stop-Motion Animator Brett Long

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.

People Headline News

The VFX & Post Talent Agency Adds 5 to Post Team

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 Road to Turin Headline News

Henry Selick, Doug Chiang, and Hal Hickel to Speak at VIEW 2023

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.

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Expands to Montreal

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.

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Ghost VFX Adds VFX Supervisor Andy Hargreaves

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.

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LAIKA Ups CMO David Burke to COO

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.

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Preymaker Expands West Coast Staff

Creative team hires include Adam Lambert, Roxy Zuckerman, and Michael Reed, with Mattias Andersson joining the studio’s dedicated technology crew.

It’s Called Machine Learning for a Reason Headline News

Will Studios Move to AI-Generated Scripts During the WGA Strike?

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.

Education Headline News

Deducers ‘Spark’ Course Kicks off in June

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.

Women in VFX VFXWorld

Herne Hill Expands its VFX Business While Supporting Staff Work-Life Balance

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.

Business Headline News

PNYA Celebrates Expansion of NY’s Post-Production Tax Credit

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.

Business Headline News

WGA Strike Halts Production on Numerous Shows

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.

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