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Leading international animation, VFX, and computer graphics conference continues its innovative virtual programming with new free industry leader talk series.
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.
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.
Despite deep-seated rumors that the actress will be replaced, she tells ‘Entertainment Weekly’ that she will indeed reprise her role as Princess Mera.
Seasoned legal and entertainment professional will be tasked with overseeing legal operations across all departments and productions.
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.
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.
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.’
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.’
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.
Senior technologist brings vast experience in delivering innovative solutions for theme parks, broadcasting, production, gaming, mobile, and big data analytics in mission-critical environments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additions across distribution, development, legal, and technology include veteran executives Joss Duffield; Gráinne McNamara; Jennifer Bol; and Boris Beaubien.
Jack Cusumano and Teri Hendrich’s ‘Color is Design’ social media campaign is a key part of their ongoing effort to get color designers paid the same as other jobs in animation design.
Industry veteran will draw on extensive experience to foster studio’s global growth while creating and implementing an integrated market strategy.
Genius Brand and ABG Entertainment partner with O’Neal on new kids’ action adventure series slated for release on Kartoon Channel! in early 2022.
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.
Veteran tech exec joins company from Carnegie Mellon University; will oversee technology initiatives for VFX work as well as at new animation division.
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.
Voice cast and concept art released for upcoming futuristic, cyberpunk animated feature, helmed by Cinzia Angelini and Maurizio Parimbelli, from a script by Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Bloom County’ cartoonist Berkeley Breathed.