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Weta Digital Opens L.A. and San Francisco Offices, Adds to Board of Directors

Former Disney COO Tom Staggs, former Google executive Jeff Huber, and Peter Jackson’s longtime partner Ken Kamins appointed as part of company’s continuing expansion.                                                                                           

People Headline News

Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated Original Content Business

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:55pm

Fulfilling Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s long-time dream, leading VFX studio will for the first begin producing original animated feature and episodic content.

Business Headline News

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

Can Three Caesars Add Up to One More Oscar for Joe Letteri?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 2:24pm

Weta’s four-time Oscar-winning senior VFX supervisor talks about the complexities of creating believable digital ape performances in the final film in Fox’s ‘Apes’ trilogy reboot, director Matt Reeves’ futuristic action adventure ‘War for the Planet of the Apes.’

Academy Awards VFXWorld

The 2018 VFX Nominees: Doubling Down on Digital Effects

Group of 20 nominees draws on two decades of experience and technological advances, delivering shots that were previously unimaginable.

Visual Effects Society VFXWorld

The 16th Annual VES Awards: Reactions, Photos and More

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:51pm

Get a peek at the winners onstage and backstage at this year’s grand Visual Effects Society bash.

Awards Headline News

‘Nachsaison’ Takes Top Prize at VIEW Conference

Three Savannah College of Art and Design projects earn special mentions from the star-studded jury.

Education Headline News

The Rookies Adding Online Courses, Certification Process

Mentor and awards program looks to establish industry approved review process to help students be better prepared to work in the VFX, animation and games industries.

VES Awards Headline News

VES to Present Georges Méliès Award to Joe Letteri

Honor recognizing pioneering significant and lasting contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry will be presented at the 16th annual VES Awards in February.

VIEW Conference ANIMATIONWorld

The Industry’s Best and Brightest All Set to Share Their VIEW

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:32pm

The 18th VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy gets ready to present its biggest program ever of top animation, VFX, VR and game industry experts.

VIEW 2017 Headline News

VIEW Conference 2017 Announces Final Program

Registration now open for 18th annual computer graphics symposium running October 23-27; entries underway for ‘View Awards’ and ‘Games Bootcamp.’

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for The Rookies 2017

Representing more than 600 academic facilities located in over 80 countries worldwide, worldwide, Autodesk-sponsored student competition received 8,725 digital projects created by 2,752 students.

VIEW 2017 Headline News

VIEW Conference Adds Oscar-Winning VFX Talent to 2017 Speaker Lineup

Four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri, Oscar winner John Nelson, two-time Oscar winner Bill Westenhofer, and Oscar winner Martin Hill join the roster of more than 25 top industry professionals already confirmed for Italy’s computer graphics conference.

Rooster Teeth Headline News

Andy Serkis and Joe Letteri to Speak at RTX Austin 2017

Both the actor and the Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor for WETA Digital, respectively, will sit on the keynote panel and host an exclusive Q&A following an early screening of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ their recent collaboration.

VIEW Conference Headline News

Joe Letteri to Present ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ at VIEW 2017

Renowned Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor to present the evolution of visual effects technology and artistry behind the final film in the trilogy at VIEW 2017 running October 23-27, 2017 in Torino, Italy.

Awards VFXWorld

2017 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Finding the Five Motion Picture Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:40pm

From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Weta Digital's Joe Letteri Talks 'The Hobbit' and Virtual Production at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:12am

Joe Letteri, senior VFX supervisor and studio director at Weta Digital, discusses the use of digital characters and virtual production technology on the three 'Hobbit' films.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Top industry professionals in animation, effects, games and transmedia share their thoughts on the success of the FMX Conference, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 to Celebrate 40 Years of ILM

Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia celebrates its 20th Anniversary with ‘20 Years of ‘Toy Story,’ presentation from VFX luminary Joe Letteri, ‘20 years of Weta Digital,’ and ‘40 years of Industrial Light & Magic.’