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Business Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Expands as Australian Production Bounces Back

Studio’s business growth enhanced by Australia’s strong COVID-19 response, generous government incentives, and Australia’s PDV offset; creative team to top 225 at Adelaide location.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Ánima’s ‘Cranston Academy: Monster Zone’ Opens Down Under April 7

The animated family adventure and finalist for the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards opens soon in Australia and New Zealand; Double Dutch International will release it theatrically in Mexico, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Italy, CIS & Baltics, Vietnam, Middle East, UK, and South Africa.

Crikey! Headline News

Bento Box and Princess Pictures Launch New Studio Down Under

New animation studio, Princess Bento Studio, will produce animated content for distribution in the US, Australia, and Australian co-production treaty countries around the globe.

animated short films Headline News

16 Finalists From Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12:04pm

Stunning array of shorts, selected from across Australia in Epic’s first Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge, were all completed in just six weeks during the pandemic, and showcase Unreal’s virtual production capabilities and how the platform is enabling increasingly sophisticated creativity.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Weta Creates a Cute and Crazy Winter Wonderland in ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:18pm

The VFX powerhouse delivers a bustling Santa’s village, both North and South Poles, and cute and quirky digital characters including Belsnickel, his Jack-a-lotes, reindeer, a Yule Cat Jola, and 641 elves, in the Netflix holiday adventure.

Business Headline News

Weta Digital Opens L.A. and San Francisco Offices, Adds to Board of Directors

Former Disney COO Tom Staggs, former Google executive Jeff Huber, and Peter Jackson’s longtime partner Ken Kamins appointed as part of company’s continuing expansion.                                                                                           

Careers Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures and UniSA Create Hands-On VFX Training Program

South Australia’s booming movie industry has created a demand for skilled VFX artists; RSP and University partner to train and provide home-grown talent to bolster burgeoning industry.

call for entries Headline News

Animal Logic Launches Australia-Based Screenplay Competition

Submissions will be accepted from September 1 – November 15; in addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive professional guidance from studio development and production executives.

Awards Headline News

‘The Addams Family,’ ‘His Dark Materials’ Top AEAF 2020 Awards

Projects from Cinesite, MPC, and Framestore are among animation and VFX studios to receive multiple honors at the annual Australian celebration of visual effects, animation, games, and immersive technology.

Anime Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Coming Exclusively to Crunchyroll This Fall

‘The God of High School’ director Sunghoo Park leads the production of new series based on Gege Akutami’s manga published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the U.S. 

Business Headline News

Weta, Streamliner and Avalon Studios Launch Virtual Production Business

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:59pm

New service, based in New Zealand, brings together LED live stage expertise and real-time game engine-based workflows to expand what can be done safely and creatively on set.

Business Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:19pm

Adelaide, South Australia-based VFX production house today marks 25 years creating visual effects for some of Hollywood’s biggest films.  

Business Headline News

Headstart Int’l Inks Deal with YouKu to Bring ‘Best Furry Friends’ to China

Popular preschool CGI animated series is now available for streaming and downloadable viewing on leading Chinese digital platform.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 to Host Global Industry Gathering in Brisbane

High-profile studios, tech companies, academics and start-ups will gather November 17-20, establishing the conference as an important learning hub and showcase for emerging technologies.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Animal Logic Does a Marvel-ous Job bringing ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX to Life

High-end animation and visual effects studio used cineSync extensively to help define, refine and enhance their creative vision and stay in tune with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Art Gallery – Art Papers Submission Deadline Coming July 1

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:58am

Organizers are looking to showcase media artwork that embodies artistic visions and creative applications of new media at upcoming November 17-20 Brisbane, Australia conference.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 XR Program Submission Deadline Coming July 1

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:15am

Organizers are looking for innovative AR, VR and MR projects to showcase in new Extended Reality program being featured at upcoming November 17-20 Brisbane, Australia conference.

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