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VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

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VIEW 2020 Announces Ed Catmull to Deliver Keynote

Pixar co-founder and CG pioneer will speak at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

Computer Graphics in the Spotlight at 2019 Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, the Medusa Performance Capture System, and -- for the first time -- Maxon Cinema 4D among nine scientific & technical achievements to be honored at this year’s annual presentation.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

9 Scientific & Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 9.

Pixar Headline News

Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull Retiring After 40 Years

Catmull transitioning to an advisory role to end in summer 2019; Pixar president Jim Morris and Walt Disney Animation Studios president Andrew Millstein to continue in Catmull’s place.

Pixar Headline News

Jones & McCormack Refute Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against John Lasseter

Actress Rashida Jones and writing partner Will McCormack deny ‘unwanted advance,’ instead point to lack of ‘an equal creative voice’ for women and people of color at Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar Headline News

John Lasseter Taking Six-Month Leave from Pixar Amid Harassment Allegations

Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios acknowledges ‘missteps’ and that he possibly made coworkers feel ‘disrespected or uncomfortable.’

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Disney Makes $100 Million Settlement with Animation Workers in Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement in the class-action lawsuit filed workers in December 2014 on behalf of animation and VFX workers covers Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Two Pic MC, formerly known as ImageMovers.

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DreamWorks Animation Makes $50 Million Settlement in Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Comcast-owned studio reaches a settlement in the class-action lawsuit filed in December 2014 claiming it and other Hollywood studios violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.

Pixar Headline News

Pixar Animation Studios Open-Sources Universal Scene Description

Open source release of technology used for the interchange of 3D graphics data through various digital content creation tools provides an effective and scalable solution for the complex workflows of CG film and game industry studios.

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Disney, DreamWorks Animation Appealing Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

New petition raises questions about the statute of limitations for the class-action lawsuit alleging that studios violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists via non-poaching agreements.

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Sony Joins Blue Sky in Settlement of Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Sony and other studios violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists via non-poaching agreements will see a payout of roughly $13 million to the initial plaintiffs and other class members.

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Blue Sky Reaches Settlement in Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement provides for a cash payment of almost $6 million, with $10,000 for each of the named plaintiffs; hearing on the proposed settlement is scheduled for June 16.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

‘Pixar in a Box’ Aimed at Creating Animation-Based Curricula

Khan Academy launches ‘Pixar in a Box,’ a behind-the-scenes look at Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process; Free online curriculum shows how Pixar filmmakers use science, technology, engineering, art and math to create movie magic.

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Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit Back in Play

District Judge Lucy Koh rejects the requests of Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Sony and other Hollywood studios to dismiss claims the companies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.

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Disney, DreamWorks & Sony Hit with New, Consolidated Lawsuit

Three class-action lawsuits over anti-poaching and wage-fixing deals by Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks and other animation studios have been consolidated into a single complaint under the jurisdiction of antitrust federal judge Lucy Koh.

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