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SIGGRAPH 2020 Canceled; Event Moving to Virtual Conference Format

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:19pm

Organizers of the premiere conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques have canceled the 2020 edition, set for July 19-23 in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic; details of move to virtual conference format will be released in near future.

Community Outreach Headline News

‘On Stage at Home with Clangers and Nordoff Robbins’ Launching April 28

Collaboration between the Coolabi Group and Nordoff Robbins uses popular preschool brand to help children and their families connect through music.

FXX Headline News

Download Your ‘Archer’ Virtual Zoom Backgrounds!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:28am

The fine folks over at FX Networks have shared six office background files they’ve been using in-house to bring a small ‘Danger Zone’ taste to their online chats, meetings, and digital efforts to stay connected.

Festivals Headline News

Official Short Form Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2020 Online Festival

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:36am

37 shorts, 44 graduate films, 21 TV films and 35 commissioned films will compete as festival moves online for June 15-20 digital event.

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WATCH: Trevor Romain’s ‘How to Explain Coronavirus to Kids’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:41pm

Simple stop-motion short film, by best-selling kid’s author and illustrator, helps parents explains, and children understand, about slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Business Headline News

Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Sign Co-Production Deal

Companies enter into multi-year/multi-project joint venture to bring both existing and new IP projects to the Chinese market.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy Festival 2020 Canceled; Online Version to be Revealed April 15

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:34am

Organizers announce 60th anniversary edition will proceed online from June 14-19 after deciding event couldn’t be rescheduled; official selection and online festival details coming April 15.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Festival Going Digital, Announces OnlineFestival.ITFS.de

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 6, 2020 at 3:51pm

After canceling their 27th ITFS edition scheduled for May 5-10, organizers will instead hold a digital festival during those same dates.

Business Headline News

Halon Entertainment Now Up and Running with Full Remote Workforce

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3:31pm

CEO Chris Ferriter, in an open letter, announces that for the past three weeks, the studio has been successfully operating with a 100% remote workforce

public service announcements Headline News

Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Providing Free GPU Virtualization Software Access for Remote Workers

vGPU licenses now available at no cost for 90 days, allowing accelerated virtual infrastructure setup for working remotely.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2020 Canceled

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:34pm

27th ITFS edition, running May 5-10, and 14th Animation Production Days, set for May 6-8, in Stuttgart, Germany, have been canceled.

People Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:25am

DWA president Margie Cohn follows up Universal CEO’s memo with a note announcing phased move toward employees working from home, and immediate closure of studio offices to visitors. 

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