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Method Studios Headline News

Method Studios Reshuffles Global Leadership

Eric Combrié promoted to COO and Tom Wild to VP global production operations to unify Method, Iloura, VR/AR operations across Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne & Pune; Jeff Werner returns as director of digital studio, Method LA.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Heckler Teams with Artist Brooklyn Whelan for New VR Experience for Samsung

Sydney-based post-production and VFX house teams with Australian contemporary artist Brooklyn Whelan to bring fine art to Virtual Reality life for Samsung at this year’s Splendour In The Grass music and arts festival.

Awards Headline News

Australian Effects & Animation Festival Announces 2017 Winners

‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ receive awards for feature film VFX at 2017 Australian Effects & Animation Festival.

Awards Headline News

Sticky Pictures’ ‘Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong’ Wins Gold at AEAF Awards

2D-animated comedy series from multi-award winning independent Australian production company was recently sold to Cartoon Network France and Cartoon Network Belgium along with public broadcaster OUFtivi in Belgium.

Massive Headline News

Massive Announces AI-Controlled Horse & Rider Agent

New crowd simulation agent delivers lifelike, feature film quality movements recorded by one of the world’s leading motion capture studios.

Massive Headline News

Massive Debuts Massive Prime 9.0 at SIGGRAPH 2017

Industry-leading simulation tool features improved workflow for creating crowds, expanded shading options, and universal plugin to ensure compatibility with all major 3D software.

Short Films Headline News

Oscar-Winning Director Laurent Witz Helms ‘Cogs’ Short for AIME

CG-animated short from the director of the 2014 Academy Award-winning animated short ‘Mr. Hublot’ is produced by Luxembourg-based Zeilt Productions for agency M&C Saatchi Sydney and Australian non-profit AIME.

Entertainment One Headline News

eOne Announces New Season, Global Licensing Partners for ‘Peppa Pig’

London-based Astley Baker Davies will produce a new season of Entertainment One’s long-running ‘Peppa Pig’ preschool animated television series, bringing the total number of episodes to 381.

Studio 100 Film Headline News

Studio 100 Film Presents Teaser Trailer for ‘Maya the Bee – The Honey Games’

Munich-based Studio 100 Film presents a brand-new teaser trailer for the forthcoming second feature installment in the ‘Maya the Bee’ franchise, featuring clumsy soldier ants, Arnie and Barney.

Films Headline News

Paramount Releases Five-Minute Action-Packed Clip from ‘Ghost in the Shell’

New clip from the forthcoming sci-fi adaptation directed by Rupert Sanders showcases stunning production design and visual effects with a mind-boggling attention to detail.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Scuttles Tim Minchin’s Musical ‘Larrikins’ Feature

Composer and lyricist behind Broadway hit ‘Matilda the Musical’ no longer directing Australian-themed animated feature set for release in 2018.

Luma Headline News

Luma Pictures Heads into New Territory, Hires Head Creative Director Ben Hibon

Los Angeles and Melbourne-based VFX shop expanding into original content with artist and animation director Hibon at the helm as Head Creative Director.

Short Films Headline News

Love Knows No Boundaries this Valentine’s Day in ‘Love Is Love’ Short

Australian director Kyra Bartley assembles celebrated artists, illustrators and animators from around the world to contribute to the creation of a provocative and collaborative animation project celebrating the beauty of unconditional love.

Rising Sun Pictures Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Nominated for VES Award for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Nomination for Outstanding Composition in a Photoreal Feature comes for RSP’s work on the Quicksilver Extraction sequence in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’

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