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Murder on Broadway Headline News

George R.R. Martin Penning ‘Game of Thrones’ Broadway Prequel

Author teams with playwright Duncan MacMillan on stage play set 16 years prior to the now infamous book and HBO series, during The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, and may feature familiar characters.

Wizard Drama Headline News

Mads Mikkelsen Faces Fan Heat for Accepting Grindelwald Role

While noted Danish actor was the top choice to replace Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3,’ hypocritical fans now blame the actor for taking the role from a domestic violence victim.

Flipendo! Headline News

Mysterious ‘Harry Potter’ Sequel May Feature Original Golden Trio

Rumors say Warner Bros. is looking to win back fans of the famed film franchise by developing a new movie featuring the original cast, and all signs point to ‘Cursed Child.’

Fantastic Beasts 3 Headline News

Johnny Depp Will Still Pocket Big for Lost Grindelwald Role

The beleaguered actor will still be paid an eight-figure salary for his portrayal of Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ due to pay-or-play contract, despite being fired from the role.

Yo Ho Yo Ho! Headline News

Johnny Depp May Reprise Captain Jack Sparrow Role

Longtime Depp friend and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer still stands behind the controversial actor, and is rumored to want him in the newest ‘Pirates’ film

Everyone Loses! Headline News

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Gets New Release Date after Johnny Depp Firing

The notorious actor has been ‘asked’ to resign from his iconic role of Gellert Grindelwald after losing a libel case against British tabloid ‘The Sun,’ which labeled the actor a ‘wife beater.’

Framestore Headline News

Framestore Appoints Suzanne Jandu Head of 2D

Look dev artist for the Harry Potter franchise and lead compositor on the Oscar-winning ‘The Jungle Book’ to work across Framestore’s Advertising, Television and Immersive divisions.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: New ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:02am

Johnny Depp, in character, joins Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law to tease ‘Harry Potter’ fans with Hall H presentation.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Our Jungle Lush Tangles with the Lush Jungles of ‘Archer: Danger Island’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:46pm

Our hero, sporting an eye patch and pressed khakis, crashes, splashes, slashes and drinks his way through the treacherous 1939 South Pacific tropics in the brand-new season of FXX’s hit animated series.

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: Christian Manz Talks ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ VFX at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:29pm

The veteran Framestore VFX supervisor talks about previs, virtual production and visual development on the first cinematic installment about the magical creatures of J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ universe.

 

China Headline News

Chinese Government Bans ‘Peppa Pig’ in Children’s Book Crackdown

Beloved British book series part of a government crackdown against an influx of Western ideology that also includes the Harry Potter books and Roald Dahl’s ‘James and the Giant Peach.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Arrives on Blu-ray March 28th

Expanded ‘Fantastic Beasts Virtual Reality’ experience will be available for purchase on several VR platforms later this year.

MPC Headline News

MPC Returns to the Magical World of J.K. Rowling for ‘Fantastic Beasts’

MPC returns to the world of Harry Potter, delivering 220 VFX shots including 3D environments of prohibition-era Manhattan, set extensions, magic effects, and the creation of three beasts: Demiguise, Occamy and Billiwig.

Framestore VFXWorld

Framestore Lends VFX Wizardry to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Under the lead of production VFX supervisor Christian Manz, Oscar-winning VFX house helps develop and animate a range of fantastical CG characters for J.K. Rowling’s new spinoff prequel to the Harry Potter franchise.

Method Studios Headline News

Method Delivers VFX Magic for WB’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Deluxe Entertainment-owned VFX house contributes to the film’s opening and closing sequences in addition to environmental and creature work, as well as reimagining the look of the ‘apparate’ and ‘disapparate’ effects from the Harry Potter films through which a wizard magically teleports into or out of a scene.

Framestore Headline News

Framestore Sells Majority Stake to Chinese Investors

Shanghai-based Cultural Investment Holdings to acquire 75 percent of the Oscar-winning VFX studio’s business in a deal valued at $187 million; Framestore founder & CEO William Sargent to retain minority stake.

Harry Potter Headline News

‘Harry Potter’ Films Set for Week-Long IMAX Engagement

October 13 global fan event and week-long theatrical engagement showcasing all eight ‘Harry Potter’ films celebrates the upcoming November 18th release of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Wizarding World’ and Warner Bros.’ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ 

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Universal Studios Launching ‘Harry Potter’ Theme Park Attraction

‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ featuring the iconic Hogwarts Castle officially opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday, April 7, 2016.