Legendary nine-time Oscar-winning senior VFX supervisor to be honored at this week’s conference; ‘Tenet’ VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson to deliver closing keynote Friday, October 23.
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Though we’ll miss out annual trip to Turin, Italy, we’ll pretend our stale pop tart is a pistachio biscotti as we sit back and gush over the stellar roster of talent set to teach, talk, and share over the next seven days; starting tomorrow, VIEW 2020 runs through October 23.
Star-studded 21st edition of Italy’s premier digital media conference, with 125 planned talks, workshops, and panels, as well as special Business Innovation Summit, will be presented free of charge, coming October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.
Latest ‘SpongeBob’ franchise effort will skip theatres, opting instead for a premium VOD release in early 2021 before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.
Sharing new stories with old friends, while sharing old stories with new friends, makes this annual celebration of the best in animation, VFX and visual storytelling one of my year’s most enjoyable events.
October 22-26 conference additions also include WETA technology and Glenn Entis game financing talks.
The veteran animation director, along with DFX supervisor Aharon Bourland, will detail DNEG’s work on Marvel and Sony’s upcoming superhero-adventure film at next month’s Turin event.
Dennis Muren, Hans Zimmer, Mireille Soria and other top creative innovators from animation, VFX and games to present at 5-day event.
Studio president with extensive experience producing features at DreamWorks will speak at the annual conference in Torino, set for Oct. 22-26.
Veteran executive and producer will oversee production on the studio’s current projects and seek out new ones to develop.
Former DreamWorks Animation co-president to serve as president of Paramount Animation, reporting to Paramount Motion Picture Group president Marc Evans.
Warner Bros. veteran succeeds DWA founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, who stepped down from his role when the company was bought by Comcast’s NBCUniversal for $3.87 billion in April 2016.
Bonnie Arnold to serve as president of DWA; Soria to remain with the studio as a producer of the ‘Madagascar’ franchise.
Cuts come as DWA continues to be integrated into NBCUniversal following its acquisition by Comcast, and just two months after the studio eliminated 200 positions at its Glendale campus and in its distribution and consumer products operations.
Employees in marketing, distribution, consumer products and finance at DWA’s Glendale Campus to start receiving termination notices as early as this week.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce is launching an anti-monopoly investigation into Comcast’s $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation following complaints that the deal could hurt competition in China.
Co-presidents Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria tapped to run DWA’s feature animation group, reporting to Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley; president Ann Daly to step down.
Multi-talented filmmaker to direct and co-write original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows; Wright to co-write the film with comedian and author David Walliams.
DWA head Jeffrey Katzenberg calls the studio’s second quarter financial results “solid,” bolstered by the theatrical release of ‘Home’ and expansion of the company’s television and new media businesses.
DreamWorks Animation re-sells its 13-acre Glendale campus under a deal worth $15 million to the cash-strapped studio led by Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Approximately half of PDI’s 450 workers will lose their jobs; the others will be offered positions at the DWA campus in Glendale.
Studio moving feature production from three films per year down to two; reduction in output will result in a loss of approximately 500 jobs across divisions and locations.
Anywhere from 150 to 400 DWA employees will be getting pink-slipped, with animators, storyboard artists and other production personnel the most likely to be affected.