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Writers Guild of America West Honors Craig Miller

TV animation writer receives career achievement award for his achievements during a 30-year career writing, developing, and producing animated shows, with over 300 credits to his name.

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Battery and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Cook Up ‘Meet Seoul Sausage’

Spot is part of ‘An Idea for L.A’ initiative that provides marketing makeovers for local LA businesses struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic; Seoul Sausage and Rhythms of the Village are chosen to receive pro-bono services.

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VIEW 2020 Debuts Meet the Masters: Nora Twomey–Kris Pearn in Conversation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:23pm

Leading international animation, VFX, and computer graphics conference continues its innovative virtual programming with new free industry leader talk series.

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Alison Snowden and Dave Fine Honored at the Manchester Animation Festival

The Oscar-winning couple, known for their distinct cartoon style and cutting humor, have been awarded this year’s Fellowship Award for their contributions to the animation industry; the award will be presented on the MAF platform alongside a retrospective screening of their work.

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DNEG Appoints Paul Salvini as Global Chief Technology Officer

Newly named global CTO will be responsible for creating a new and innovative technological vision to help guide the visual effects and animation company through a period of unprecedented global growth.

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Neeraja Raj Signs with Nexus Studios

Animator’s diverse portfolio features a wide range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation; she is working with the studios’ original content team to adapt her BAFTA shortlisted ‘Meow or Never’ into an animated series.

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Award-Winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio Turns 20

Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.

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‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-Creator Ken Spears Dies at 82

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 4:55pm

Prolific writer and producer will be remembered, along with co-creator and production partner Joe Ruby, for their many Saturday morning animated series including ‘Dynomutt,’ ‘Dog Wonder,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and ‘Superman.’

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SpinVFX Welcomes VFX Supervisor Mo Sobhy

VFX house’s new addition brings passion and experience with intimate knowledge of the VFX pipeline; his credits include titles such as ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ and more recently, ‘Mary Poppins Returns.’

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Harriet Donington Launches The VFX & Post Talent Agency

New company’s mission is to meet the growing demand for experienced VFX and post experts across film and TV with a commitment to discover and nurture emerging talent.

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FuseFX Names Michael Romey Director of Pipeline and Software Development

Senior technologist brings vast experience in delivering innovative solutions for theme parks, broadcasting, production, gaming, mobile, and big data analytics in mission-critical environments.

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Titmouse Adds 2 Senior Hires to Vancouver Studio

Kramer Hoehn and Jody Jessop join Emmy Award-winning animation studio as head of production, Titmouse Canada, and the studio’s first recruiter, respectively; Jen Ray returns to LA as a director of series production.

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Jellyfish Pictures Promotes Matthew Bristowe and Sarah Tanner

Newly named managing director and director of operations, respectively, bolster company’s leadership during period of rapid global growth; new head of infrastructure, Martin Weaver and HR manager, Eva Kilikitas, will support the directors in their new roles.

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Spire Animation Studios Gears Up for First Feature ‘Century Goddess’ with New Hires

Studio adds top creative and technological talent it begin work on inaugural animated feature; hires include Shawn Krause, Michael Surrey, David Alexander Smith, John Kreidman, Andrea Paul, Phillip Brochu, and J.J. Blumenkranz.

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Baobab Studios Drops ‘Baba Yaga’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:59am

Leading interactive studio’s newest work, starring Kate Winslet, Daisy Ridley, Jennifer Hudson, and Glenn Close, blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character in a haunting, reimagined fairytale world.

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9 Story Media Group Announces Strategic Hires to Bolster Senior Leadership

Additions across distribution, development, legal, and technology include veteran executives Joss Duffield; Gráinne McNamara; Jennifer Bol; and Boris Beaubien.

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NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Stars in All-New ‘Shaq’s Garage’ Animated Comedy

Genius Brand and ABG Entertainment partner with O’Neal on new kids’ action adventure series slated for release on Kartoon Channel! in early 2022.

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Epic Games Presents ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Open for Registration

Free online event to showcase innovations in virtual production, including a panel of industry executives discussing game changing technology; the use of Unreal Engine to bring new creatures to life in film;  real-time workflow for episodic animation; and a sneak peek of production tools coming later this year to Unreal Engine 4.26.

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Matthew A. Cherry: 'Animation Can Do Anything Live-Action Can Do'

The Oscar-winning director of ‘Hair Love’ details how the animated election special for ‘Black-ish’ was brought from script to screen in just six weeks.

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