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‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Take Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:47pm

Star-studded virtual ceremony, hosted by barb-slinging Patton Oswalt, included 25 category awards and special honors for VFX supervisor Rob Legato and director Sir Peter Jackson.

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Sir Peter Jackson to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA, PGA and VES Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming April 6/7 VES Awards.

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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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FMX Spotlight - Making Monsters: Framestore’s VFX for HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ on Oct 7

Don’t miss Grant Walker and Stephen Nixon from the hit horror series’ VFX team present their visual effects wizardry, streaming live via FMX on October 7.

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Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated Original Content Business

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:55pm

Fulfilling Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s long-time dream, leading VFX studio will for the first begin producing original animated feature and episodic content.

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Spin-off Series Gets Second Season to Rule Them All

Amazon Prime’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel has already been renewed for a second season, ahead of its 2021 Season One release.

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Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Headed to Blu-ray

The final film in Peter Jackson's epic ‘Hobbit’ trilogy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 17; extended edition features a 20-minute longer cut and more than nine hours of new special features.

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Box Office Report: ‘Paddington’ Holds, ‘Strange Magic’ Dives

U.K. feature ‘Paddington’ remains the family offering of choice, coming in third place with $12.4 million, while the George Lucas-produced ‘Strange Magic’ debuts in seventh place with $5.5 million.

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Box Office Report: ‘American Sniper’ Strikes $89.5 Million Debut

Clint Eastwood's ‘American Sniper’ tops the North American box office with a massive $89.5 million debut; StudioCanal’s ‘Paddington’ lands in third place with $19 million.

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Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit’ Threepeats with $21.9M

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ tops the North American box office for the third consecutive weekend with $21.9 million; new horror entry ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’ opens in fourth place with $15.1 million.

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Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit’ Finale Rules Holiday B.O.

Peter Jackson's ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ once again rules the North American box office with $54.5 million for the four-day weekend; the New Line and MGM tentpole is on track to eventually cross $1 billion.

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Box Office Report: ‘Hobbit’ Finale Soars with $90.6M Debut

Peter Jackson's ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ opens to a massive $90.6 million in North America, while new entries ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Annie’ both suffer soft starts heading into the year-end holidays.

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Warner Bros. Bringing ‘Jupiter Ascending’ to 2014 Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Entertainment plants its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, including presentations for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and the Wachowskis’ sci-fi action ‘Jupiter Ascending.’

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