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Sword-swinging Summer Headline News

Netflix Greenlights ‘The Witcher’ Season 5, Kicks Off Season 4 Production

Streamer gives a go to the fifth and final chapter of the popular fantasy drama that chronicles the story of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.

People Headline News

Ghost VFX Appoints Julian Levi EVP North America

The overall production VFX producer on Oscar-nominee/VES Award-winner ‘The Creator’ brings his 30 years of experience to new role overseeing studio’s talent, technology, and services. 

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

It’s Next Week! FMX 2024 Shares More Updates

Attendees can explore the sound design of ‘Dune Part 2,’ the visual effects of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ and the invisible VFX of Ridley Scott's ‘Napoleon;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Group Announces Launch and Strategic Framework

The new holding company housing MPC, Mikros Animation, The Mill, and Technicolor Games plans a gradual transformation from VFX and animation businesses to a singular ‘visual experiences’ company delivering cutting-edge technology in visual storytelling.

All Must Choose! Headline News

HBO Drops ‘House of the Dragon’ Dueling Season 2 Trailers

The highly anticipated second season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ debuts on HBO and streams June 16 on Max.

Blood for Blood Headline News

‘House of the Dragon’ Kind of Sets Season 2 Premiere

The highly anticipated second season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ will debut on HBO and stream on Max this June.

Zoom Zoom Headline News

MPC Delivers a VFX ‘Crash’ Course for Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’

The visual effects studio helps realize the director’s unique vision, including the film’s climax featuring racing driver De-Portago's famous crash; the team tracked and mapped the CG Ferrari to the practical crash, dramatically launching it into the packed racetrack crowd, populated by digi-doubles.

No… Not the Butterfly VFXWorld

Kaiju VFX Are All the Rage – and Then Some in ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’

VFX supervisor Sean Konrad helped deliver over 3,000 ‘giant’ shots on the highly acclaimed Apple TV+ series with the ‘monstrously’ talented artists on his in-house team and at Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, Framestore, FuseFX, Outpost VFX, Crafty Apes, Wētā FX, MPC, Storm Studios, Vitality VFX, BOT VFX, Mr. Wolf, Scarab Digital, The Third Floor, Proof, and MPC Visualization.

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

MPC Visual Effects March in Step on ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet and his team jumped headfirst into the famous battles of Toulon and Waterloo, delivering warring armies of French and British soldiers, their encampments and tents, the smoke from their muskets and cannons, as well as the iconic moment when the infamous general’s horse gets shredded by a cannonball. 

The Need for Speed… Again! Headline News

‘Top Gun 3’ in Development, Tom Cruise Set to Return

‘Maverick’ co-writer Ehren Kruger will also return to pen the script alongside director Joe Kosinski, with Miles Teller and Glen Powell rumored to reprise their roles as Lt Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw and Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin. 

VFX for TV VFXWorld

Channeling the VFX of ‘The Wheel of Time’ Season 2

VFX Producer Brian Shows and Post Producer David Frew helped Framestore, MPC, Outpost VFX and beloFX deliver 2,600 visual effects shots across 8 episodes of the Prime Video show, conjuring up a host of magical visuals depicting different aspects – earth, water, fire, air, and spirit - of the One Power.

The Mistress Returns Headline News

Angelina Jolie Will Return for ‘Maleficent 3’

While no details are known of the plot or other returning cast or crew, the starlet has signed on to a third film; the franchise follows a vengeful fairy who teams with the adorable Princess Aurora to once again bring peace between the humans and the fairies. 

Blood for Blood Headline News

HBO Drops Teaser, First Look Images for ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2

Based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ the series follows House Targaryen 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones;’ the second installment debuts Summer 2024 on HBO and streams on Max.

Life finds a way Headline News

Pairing Natural History and VFX Together in ‘Life on Our Planet’

Produced in partnership with ILM and narrated by Morgan Freeman, Netflix’s new documentary series uses the latest technology and science to resurrect creatures long extinct as it follows life’s epic battle to conquer and survive on planet earth. 

Where’s Mommy? Headline News

Second ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Trailer is Missing Controversial Character

Arthur Curry and Orm team to protect their bloodline and Atlantis from the dastardly Black Manta in the ‘Aquaman’ sequel, hitting theaters December 22.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Ups Will Newis to Animation Global Head of Production

Previous animation division executive producer at the global animation and VFX studio will now lead studio’s international teams.

Does His Ship Have a Pipe Organ? Headline News

AMC Picks Up Live-Action ‘Nautilus’ from Disney Entertainment

The 10-episode Captain Nemo origin story, starring Shazad Latif, pulled from the Disney+ slate in August due to cost cutting, will now air on AMC and AMC+ in 2024; VFX studios include Cinesite, Cumulus VFX, Firebrand VFX, Future Associates, Jellyfish Pictures, MISC Studios, MPC, and Outpost VFX.

The Fairest Delay of Them All Headline News

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Delayed to 2025

The classic (and first) Disney film about a sweet princess with skin as white as snow will now premiere March 21, 2025 after feature film release slate shifts due to the continuing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Honoring the VFX Artistry Headline News

1st Annual ‘World VFX Day’ Announced

Celebrating the unsung heroes of film by highlighting the exceptional achievements and contributions of the visual effects community, the new event launches December 8.

People Headline News

Sony Pictures Imageworks Names Michelle Grady President

The VFX veteran gets the nod as her ongoing leadership has bolstered company’s growth in innovation and ground-breaking visual effects, including its hugely successful, critically acclaimed animated feature ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.’

This is No High Plains Drifter Headline News

Deleted Scene Drops for ‘Prey’ in Celebration of Physical Release

The 6-time Emmy nominated entry in the ‘Predator’ franchise has arrived on 4K UHD, Blur-ray and DVD, with over 2 hours of bonus content, including deleted scenes with commentary by director Dan Trachtenberg; film’s VFX handled by MPC.

VFX Magic Headline News

MPC Shares ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ VFX Breakdown Reel

See how the leading visual effects studio delivered 896 shots on Paramount Pictures’ newest entry in the ‘Transformers’ universe, including creating multiple large-scale full CG and digital set extensions, including one that transported the present-day New York skyline back to 1994.

Before the Hunger Games Headline News

New Trailer, Poster Drop for ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’

Witness the rise of power in the prequel to the ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem, in theaters November 17.

Who let the Dogs Out? Headline News

MPC’s VFX Goes to the Dogs in ‘Strays’

Leading creative studio delivers 720 shots for Universal’s comedy adventure, starring Jamie Foxx and Will Ferrel, about an abandoned dog who forms a gang of misfit ‘strays’ dogs; CG magic used to create a fully digital eagle and replace dogs’ muzzles and heads.

Trouble in Atlantis Headline News

First Full-Length Trailer Drops for ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’

Arthur Curry and Orm flaunt the bromance of the year in the ‘Aquaman’ sequel as the duo team to save Atlantis from the dastardly Black Manta, hitting theaters December 20.

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