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Business Headline News

Halon Entertainment Now Up and Running with Full Remote Workforce

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3:31pm

CEO Chris Ferriter, in an open letter, announces that for the past three weeks, the studio has been successfully operating with a 100% remote workforce

Animated Feature Films Headline News

New ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ and ‘Sing 2’ Release Dates Set

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:44am

As part of Universal’s latest theatrical release schedule shuffle, ‘Minions’ sequel is pushed to July 2, 2021; ‘Sing’ sequel moved to December 22, 2021.

public service announcements Headline News

Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.

VFX Headline News

Ziva Offering Free Remote Access Licenses to All Current Ziva VFX Studio Customers

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:03pm

To support studios affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, company is allowing free remote access to Ziva VFX tools for active Studio license holders.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Providing Free GPU Virtualization Software Access for Remote Workers

vGPU licenses now available at no cost for 90 days, allowing accelerated virtual infrastructure setup for working remotely.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2020 Canceled

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:34pm

27th ITFS edition, running May 5-10, and 14th Animation Production Days, set for May 6-8, in Stuttgart, Germany, have been canceled.

People Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:25am

DWA president Margie Cohn follows up Universal CEO’s memo with a note announcing phased move toward employees working from home, and immediate closure of studio offices to visitors. 

Festivals Headline News

Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay Animation Festival Postponed

24th annual event, set for April 2-5, has been pushed to an un-announced future 2020 date because of the worldwide coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic; their Pulcinella Awards competition will be announced next month as planned.

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