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Genius Brands Consolidates Consumer Platforms Under Newly Created ‘Genius Networks’

Veteran Media and Entertainment executive Todd Steinman named President, Genius Networks, Uniting Kartoon Channel!, Ameba TV, and Frederator Network.

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Arcturus Announces $11M Funding from Cloudtree Ventures, Autodesk and Epic Games

New round of Series A funding will enable HoloSuite platform enhancements and continued development of new tools and techniques for 3D creation tools like Maya and Unreal Engine.

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Omid Rahmat Returns to Jon Peddie Research as Executive VP

Industry veteran in computer graphics, digital media, mobile tools, and services brings extensive business and tech experience to his new role at the industry’s leading market research firm.

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HBO Max Rolls Out ‘House of the Dragon: DracARys’ AR App

With the new GoT franchise series premiering next month, the streamer decides to entrust its fanbase with the care and nurturing of young dragons; developed with The Mill, the augmented reality app is now available for download.

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Podcast EP 165: Karen and Bill on Animating ‘Maxxie LaWow: The First Drag Queen Super-Hero’ Film

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 12:36pm

The animation duo discusses how they broke into the industry, what it took to launch Chubby Beagle animation studio, and how they funded their Drag Queen superhero film.

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‘Battle Kitty’ Expands the World of Interactive TV... with Colorful Hair Bows

Directing duo Matt and Paul Layzell - the Layzell Bros - discuss their new, immersive, 3D animated kid’s series that unites linear and interactive storytelling through videogame-style overworld maps, premiering April 19 on Netflix.

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Podcast EP 156: How Laurie Rowan Made His Unique Animation Style Super Sought-After

The 3D animator, artist, and director discusses how to brand yourself to get noticed, how he broke away from the mainstream industry to do his own thing, and the post that made his work go viral.

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Netflix Shares Interactive 3D Series ‘Battle Kitty’ Trailer

The animated show about a super powered kitten allows kids to navigate their own adventures and unlock new chapters in the story; created by the ‘Layzell Bros,’ the show hits the streamer worldwide on April 19.

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Final Pixel Launches ‘The Secrets of Virtual Production’ Podcast

Creative studio specializing in end-to-end virtual production services offers insights into the process and opportunities behind the technology; first 2 episodes, ‘What Is Virtual Production? With Michael McKenna’ and ‘Target 3D The Home of Motion Capture with Allan Rankin’ are now streaming.

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Taylor James Bolsters Creative Team with Key New Hires

Following a year of rapid growth, the studio gears up for 2022’s continued success by adding award-winning creative director Luciano Tapia, and CG leads Bill Mata and Fola Akinola.

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Woodblock Names Luiza Cruz-Flade and Crystal Campbell Executive Producers

Based in London and Berlin, respectively, new hires will bolster the studio’s growth in direct-to brand offerings, build the studio’s reputation in the UK and Europe, and develop and secure new projects.

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Mighty Coconut Staffs Up in Wake of ‘Walkabout Mini Golf’ VR Success

Entertainment studio bolsters leadership team with trio of new hires; Don Carson named Senior Art Director, Michèle Martell, Licensing & Legal Counsel and David Wyatt, Head of Communications & Business Strategy.

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Nexus Studios Welcomes Kim Adams

Oculus Story Studio and Google Spotlight Stories alum brings experience in emerging production platforms; will support studio’s focus on growth in real-time animation and immersive storytelling.

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Technicolor Creative Studios Launching Global Creative Hubs

Series of interconnected co-located facilities will provide one-stop shopping for technology, talent and creativity servicing the entertainment, advertising, and brand experience industries; campuses coming soon to Soho, London, Soho, New York and Culver City, Los Angeles.

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Auto Enthusiast Duo Launches Rideview Creative Agency

Yates Holley and John Kim have joined forces to offer automotive art direction and visualization; recent projects include a mood film for the IPO launch of Faraday Future, a sustainability-driven EV brand.

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Nickelodeon Names Sabrina Caluori Senior VP Brand and Content Strategy

Former HBO marketing executive will oversee the launches of all original shows and movies, brand strategy and execution, media buying and marketing analytics.

 

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Framestore London Names Stephen Goalby Head of Design UK

Industry veteran will lead the design team as the studio continues its expansion; upcoming work will run from hand-drawn 2D to futuristic UI sequences across film, TV, and immersive.

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Netflix Adds Paul Debevec as Director of Research

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 16, 2021 at 8:20am

The Academy Award-winning computer graphics pioneer joins streamer’s Data Science and Engineering team to oversee new technology development across VFX, virtual production, and animation production.

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Imaginary Forces Names Anthony Gibbs Creative Director

New hire brings extensive design and VFX experience to the role, having spent 14+ years working as both creative and design directors.

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Arezou Art Podcast #12: Interview with Tuna Bora

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:56pm

Newest podcast in series features the award-winning L.A.-based, Turkish illustrator, animation director, and production designer, known for her distinctive storytelling style and diverse daily sketches.

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SIGGRAPH 2021 Announces Virtual Art Gallery

The gallery features 14 virtual installations representing an international slate of artists; highlights include Academy Award-nominee ‘Opera,’ Best in Show ‘Cangjie’s Poetry,’ and interactive lighting installation ‘Isle of Reflections.’

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VFXRIO Presents Pixar Co-Founder Alvy Ray Smith February 7

To celebrate the special free upcoming online presentation VFX Rio launched an original video created by director Matteo Moriconi and XCave Studios founder Rodrigo Hurtado.

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