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2020 Annecy Festival Accreditation Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:15pm

Take advantage of the early bird registration specials to ensure a spot at 60th anniversary edition, taking place in Annecy from June 15 - 20.    

nvidia Headline News

‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘The Irishman’: AI-Powered Visual Effects Come of Age

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:39pm

VFX studios on both films, Oscar nominees for Best Visual Effects, successfully used artificial intelligence in GPU-accelerated effects: ILM for character de-aging and Digital Domain for digital humans.  

Business Headline News

Design Collective Mighty Oak Joins Alkemy X’s Rep Roster

All-women boutique design and animation studio brings expertise in handmade animation techniques fused with live-action to campaigns for numerous high-end clients. 

Disney Headline News

CLIPS: New Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Voice Cast Featurette and TV Spot

Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer discuss their work behind-the-scenes; the Dan Scanlon directed film hits theatres next month!

Oscars Headline News

Autodesk Congratulates the 2020 VFX and Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:05pm

Tech giant’s Media & Entertainment software powers the studios behind Academy Award, BAFTA, Annie, VES and Golden Globe-nominated films.

Business Headline News

‘Family Guy’ Writer-Producer Wellesley Wild Inks Warner Bros. Animation Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:30pm

Emmy-nominated showrunner of WBA/Amblin TV’s upcoming ‘Animaniacs’ series for Hulu signs exclusive, multi-year agreement for both animated and live-action projects.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Nominees Announced for Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Finalists will be announced on February 18 at Casa de América de Madrid; winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on April 18 in Tenerife.

Diversity Headline News

Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:17pm

New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: New MPC ‘The Lion King’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:17pm

Nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, Jon Favreau’s VES Award-winning hit was a masterpiece of photorealistic animation and state-of-the-art virtual production.   

Oscars Headline News

WATCH: 3 New ‘1917’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:55am

Sam Mendes’ BAFTA, PGA and Golden Globe Award-winning World War I epic heads into Oscar Sunday with 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Visual Effects.

People Headline News

Digital Domain Names Kevin Lau Executive Creative Director of Advertising, Games and New Media.

New hire will oversee all studio’s short-form projects; brings over 18 years of ad-based VFX and commercial production experience to the role.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Light Chaser’s ‘White Snake’ Now Available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital

Engaging tale of a young woman’s quest for her lost identity, with bonus footage including interview with co-director Ji Zhao, is released today by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.  

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

VOD Headline News

‘FLCL: Progressive’ and ‘FLCL: Alternative’ Available on Blu-ray February 4

Combo pack includes all 12 episodes and features an in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the series, including interviews with the cast and crew.

People Headline News

Jenny Marchick Named Head of Feature Film Development at DreamWorks Animation

Former Sony Pictures Animation SVP will head up project and talent development, working with known books and IP as well as original ideas.

Autodesk Headline News

Dive into the Aquatic World of VES Student Award Winner ‘The Beauty’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:03pm

Filmakademie Baden-Weurttemburg team honored as top up-and-coming filmmakers with annual award sponsored and presented by Autodesk at 18th Annual Visual Effects Society gala.

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