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Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

8 Scientific and Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

19 individuals to be awarded at upcoming February 24, 2023 ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; Iain Neil will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for extraordinary technological contributions.

People Headline News

Long-Time Disney Exec Angi Dyste Joins DNEG Animation

Bringing 25+ years’ experience in animation and kids’ programming, the industry veteran assumes the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Episodic; the appointment comes as the studio increases its focus on TV and feature animation.

Buckle Up! Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Gran Turismo’ Sneak Peek

Fans at CES 2023 buckled up for an exclusive look at the highly anticipated film based on the true story of a teenage player of the titular game who went on to become a pro racecar driver; starring David Harbour, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, and Orlando Bloom, the film hits theaters this summer.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Global Theatrical Release Dates for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’ Announced

Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom will distribute the anime film in theaters internationally beginning April 12, 2023.

Could be Smooth as… Headline News

MGM+ and Prime Video Teaming with Marvel-Sony for Suite of Live-Action Series

First up is ‘Silk: Spider Society,’ which follows Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker, with Angela Kang (‘The Walking Dead’) as showrunner for Amazon Studios.

Happy Birthday Spider-Man! Headline News

Sony Pictures Imageworks Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Spider-Man’

While celebrating its 30th anniversary, the leading animation and VFX studio drops a highlight reel celebrating the iconic Marvel superhero’s 20th anniversary and the studio’s innovation and artistry across all 9, soon to be 10, movies.

Spice Up Your Life Headline News

Djimon Hounsou, Geri Halliwell-Horner Board Sony's ‘Gran Turismo’

The high-octane film adaptation of Sony’s best-selling racing game welcomes the ’Shazam!’ star, Daniel Puig, Josha Stradowski, Thomas Kretschman, and Miss Ginger Spice herself to the cast.

Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Suzume’ Trailer Along with A-list Japanese Cast Reveal

Makoto Shinkai’s latest film follows 17-year-old Suzume as she travels across Japan to close mysterious doors which, when open, usher in destruction and disaster.

We Love Anti-Heroes Headline News

Musical Artist Bad Bunny to Star in Sony’s ‘El Muerto’

The rough and ready film, based on the Marvel comics anti-hero, follows a luchador who inherits superpowers; Jonás Cuarón directs from a script penned by Gareth Dunnet Alcocer.

Know Your Scales Headline News

‘Lyle, Lye Crocodile’ Original Track ‘Heartbeat’ to Release Ahead of Film

The voice of the singing croc himself, Shawn Mendes, took to Instagram to tease his all-original song – which drops September 30 - from the upcoming film, which hits theaters October 7.

People Headline News

Digital Domain Ups Lala Gavgavian to Global President of Visual Effects Studios

The company’s chief operating officer succeeds John Fragmeni, assuming new role overseeing and expanding company’s VFX services, offerings, and continued development of proprietary digital human capabilities.

Star your Engines Headline News

David Harbour and Orlando Bloom Board ‘Gran Turismo’ Feature

Neil Blomkamp helms the high-octane film that pays homage to the best-selling PlayStation racing game, based on the true story of a teenage gamer whose skills ultimately translated into his becoming a professional racecar driver; film debuts in theaters on August 11, 2023.

Alligator Wrestling with a Crocodile Headline News

There’s Wrestling and Singing in New ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Trailer

The live-action/CGI musical comedy, about a young boy who becomes fast friends with a singing crocodile living in the attic of his new house, is coming exclusively to theaters this October.

Zoom Zoom VFXWorld

The Fast and the Curious: DNEG Shoots the Works in ‘Bullet Train’ VFX

Visual effects supervisor Stephen James talks crashes, humor, LED walls, and layers of destruction as he takes us inside the studio’s wild and multi-faceted work on Sony Pictures’ comedy thriller, now playing in theaters.

Let’s Review! Headline News

Autodesk Releases RV Media Review Software as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:37am

Joining with code contributions from DNEG and Sony Pictures Imageworks, RV will help shape the Open Review Initiative, the ASWF effort to standardize VFX and animation standards while building a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval.

People Headline News

DNEG Promotes Chas Jarrett to Creative Director

VFX veteran takes the reins from current creative director and two-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, who will continue providing visual effects consulting to the company on features as well as develop and direct new projects.

Ani-mazing Headline News

New Trailer Released for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’

In the ‘Your Name’ and ‘Weathering with You’ director’s latest film, Nanoka Hara voices Suzume, a young woman who finds herself opening a series of doors to disaster that take her on a mysterious journey; slated for a November 11 release in Japan, it rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic Games Kicks off Animation Week with 'Animation Field Guide' Launch

Company's week-long celebration begins with the release of its new 100-page guide, a deep dive into using the Unreal Engine for real-time animation; event programming showcases the latest tools, workflows, and free learning resources in the Epic Games ecosystem.

I Just Want to Sing… and Bathe! Headline News

Bubble-Bathing Crocodile Belts Out Stevie Wonder in ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Teaser

Sony’s new trailer showcases the titular croc’s singing skills and introduces the family who embraces him as one of their own; film hits theaters this Fall.

People Headline News

Justin Lin to Direct Live-Action ‘One Punch Man’ for Sony Pictures

The director’s next big swing, after relinquishing his duties on ‘Fast X’ earlier this year, will be a feature film adaptation of the famed anime and manga.

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll Nabs Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ at Cannes

The anime platform teams up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wild Bunch to secure distribution rights for the ‘Your Name’ director’s upcoming film; slated for November 11 release in Japan, the film rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

Stay Pufty My Friends VFXWorld

MPC Film Creates S’More Great VFX for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:40pm

Leading visual effects studio designs new ghosts, brings Harold Ramis back as Dr. Egon Spengler, and animates a horde of mini Stay-Puft marshmallows wreaking havoc on a Walmart, in Jason Reitman and Sony’s long awaited ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel.

Theme Park Fun! Headline News

Gardaland’s ‘Jumanji – The Adventure’ Ride Launching in 2022

Sony Pictures’ blockbuster franchise’s first fully themed ride will open in early 2022 at the Ronchi, Italy park; hugely popular in the region, the movie franchise grossed over $26.7 million at the Italian box office.

You Had Me at S’Mores Headline News

Stay-Pufty My Friends: There’s a New ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Trailer

Maybe it’s the apocalypse? Maybe it’s just the age of S’Mores. Regardless, it’s got a familiar siren, hearse, and some welcome voices from the past; movie hits theatres exclusively November 11, 2021.

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