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Netflix Axes More Animated Projects Amid Company Layoffs

The streamer has cancelled its plans to produce Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire,’ as well as two children’s titles based on the works of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, while also laying off 150 staff primarily in its U.S. operations.

Yay to Dystopian Futures! VFXWorld

FuseFX Goes Inside a Post-Civil War Manhattan in ‘DMZ’

VFX supervisor Brian Kubovcik discusses his team’s work creating the devastated urban landscape of various famed New York locations, such as Chinatown and The Manhattan Bridge, in the new HBO Max miniseries, based on Brian Wood’s Vertigo comic series.

How'd They Do That? Headline News

CBS VFX Helps Pull Back the Curtain on HBO Max’s ‘One Perfect Shot’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 3:47pm

The visual effects studio integrates its proprietary ‘Parallax’ virtual production system with Unreal Engine and ray tracing tools to help award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and a host of top film directors, including Michael Mann and Patty Jenkins, step inside and dissect their favorite shots.

More Dragons at Netflix! Headline News

Ava DuVernay Lands ‘Wings of Fire’ Animated Series at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 8:20am

Emmy Award-winning actor and producer to adapt Tui T. Sutherland’s best-selling book series about war between dragon tribes and the five young dragons trying to bring peace; Warner Bros. Animation to produce.

Technology Headline News

Register for Free Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference Coming October 20–22

Virtual digital event features speakers, keynotes and a glimpse of Adobes Creative Cloud’s latest innovations as well as professional networking and on-demand learning sessions.

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

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ILM’s Richard McBride Helps Conjure Other Worlds for Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor takes audiences on a quest through the universe for director Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the sci-fi classic written by Madeleine L’Engle.

Disney Headline News

Under Pressure, Disney Lifts L.A. Times Ban

Growing outcry from media outlets and critics prompts reversal of blacklist, instituted in response to an investigative story published in September about the studio’s political and financial influence in Anaheim.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

Ava DuVernay to Deliver Keynote Address at 2017 VES Summit

Director of the upcoming Disney feature ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ joins speaker lineup at ninth annual VES Summit to be held Saturday, October 28.

Disney Headline News

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Begins Production

Creative team for the live-action adventure based on the classic book by Madeline L’Engle includes ‘Frozen’ director Jennifer Lee, who wrote the screenplay for the film, and Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Rich McBride.

Disney Headline News

Disney Unveils Details for Upcoming Live-Action Slate

Upcoming live-action features include ‘The Jungle Book 2,’ ‘Cruella,’ a ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel, and ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom.