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Adobe Names Pixar Veteran Guido Quaroni Senior Director of Engineering on 3D & Immersive Team

Tech giant taps animation industry veteran to drive innovation across 3D and immersive tools; ‘Substance & 3D News’ livestream to offer glimpse of upcoming releases on Tuesday, January 28.

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John Agbaje Joins Bad Robot as Senior VP, Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:54pm

Former FX executive, who helped launch network’s ‘Cake’ animation and live-action anthology series, will oversee animated feature and short film slate for J. J. Abrams' production company, including Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

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Cinesite Adds VFX Supervisor Artemis Oikonomopoulou

The 20-year industry veteran comes full circle as she returns to the studio where she began her career armed with an impressive list of film credits.

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Listen: ‘Soul’ Co-Director Kemp Powers Talks Insights, Clarity, and Setbacks

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:17pm

In a Spark & Fire podcast about his work on Pixar’s new film, the writer/director discusses the challenge and discipline of writing, and his commitment to working out the wonderful barbershop scene.

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Doug Alberts Joins Hornet’s Director Roster

Director and designer, known for his fun, playful aesthetic, employs a diverse array of creative animation techniques to tell stories; his work include projects for MTV, TED-Ed, and Lyft.

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Autodesk Names Diana Colella SVP, Media & Entertainment

In her new role, the newly promoted company veteran will be responsible for increasing the division’s strategic efforts to lead growth in the industry. 

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FIRST LOOK: Go Behind the Scenes of Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’

The illustrious DCEU director returns to the zombie genre in a high-octane heist film that follows a group of mercenaries battling the zombie horde to score the ultimate payoff.

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Amber Heard Moves Forward with $100 Million Lawsuit Against Johnny Depp

The ‘Aquaman’ actress has been granted permission to countersue her ex-husband, alleging defamation and spearheading a social media campaign attempt to destroy her career.

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ArsenalCreative Names Thomas Connors VFX Supervisor/CG Generalist

Veteran 3D artist brings 20+ years of experience, having worked as CG supervisor on notable projects including ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Fear of the Walking Dead’, ‘McGuyver,’ ’Hawaii 5-0,’ and ‘Shameless.’

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Bono, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams Join ‘Sing 2’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:26am

A host of new characters and actors board the sequel to Illumination’s 2016 hit animated musical comedy sequel, ‘Sing,’ set for a December 22, 2021 theatrical release.

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ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Juried Award Recipients for 48th Annie Awards

Willie Ito, Sue Nichols, and Bruce Smith among group being honored for career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation at upcoming ceremony.

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DreamWorks Inks Deal with ‘The Croods: A New Age’ Director Joel Crawford

Veteran director and story artist on ‘Trolls,’ ‘Shrek Ever After,’ ‘Rise of The Guardians,’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda 1, 2 & 3’ gets first-look development and directing deal.

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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.                                                                                           

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Award-Winning Actress Nancy Cartwright Launches Voice Acting MasterClass

The voice behind Bart Simpson from ‘The Simpsons’ and Chuckie from the ‘Rugrats’ shares her vocal techniques with live-action demonstrations and custom animation; class is designed for voice-actors and non-actors alike.

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Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Names Rob Saunders Executive Producer of Builds Division

Master puppeteer and creature effects veteran will bolster studio’s expansion; credits include iconic productions such as ‘Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Anomalisa,’ and ‘Robot Chicken.’

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Disney Inks Deal with ‘Proud Family’ EPs Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar

Multi-year agreement taps pair to produce and develop animated and live-action series and movies across Disney branded television.

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Trilith Studios Appoints Barry Williams Creative Director of Virtual Production

Award-winning visual artist to oversee technical and creative development of the studio’s extensive virtual production facilities, resources, and solutions.

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Scanline VFX Appoints New Execs for European Expansion

Jasmin Hasel promoted to executive producer, Europe, and Lauren McCallum appointed head of production, Europe; key appointments will focus on company’s growth in the European market and management of decentralized production pipeline.

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CBS Studios Inks Two-Year Deal with Mike McMahan

Emmy Award-winning TV animation writer/producer is known for top animated adult comedy series including CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty,’ and Hulu’s ‘Solar Opposites.’

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ASIFA-Hollywood Announces New Officers for Executive Board of Directors

Veteran board member Sue Shakespeare named president; other appointees include Jerry Beck as VP, Brooke Keesling as 2nd VP, David Derks as 3rd VP, Jeff Wike as CFO, and Jeanette Bonds as secretary.

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Chapeau Studios Adds Troy Kelley and Jon Campbell to Leadership Team

Key additions come as the studio expands original content and strategic offerings; hires add depth to new and innovative work, better merging the creative with technology.

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