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Post Logic NY announces New Hires

Press Release by Post Logic

New York, NY (August 17, 2009) -- Leading post-production facility Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, announced today two new hires, Kevin Wilson as audio engineer and Mick O'Connor as manager, new business. Both will be based out of Post Logic Studios' New York facility.

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Zoic Studios Adds to District 9 Success

Press Release by Zoic Studios

Vancouver, BC - (August 17, 2009) -- Zoic Studios' BC office is proud to have contributed visual effects to the massively anticipated Sony Pictures/TriStar feature DISTRICT 9 which opened this weekend topping US box office charts.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp and presented by Peter Jackson, DISTRICT 9 is a powerful Sci-Fi thriller set in the near future in Johannesburg, S.A., where one million Alien refugees have set up camp.

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New Head for Hasbro Studios

Stephen J. Davis is new President of Hasbro TV Show Studios. Variety reports the former Granada America leader will seek outside creators and oversee shows based on key Hasbro brands including TRIVIAL PURSUIT and MY LITTLE PONY. The new channel, a joint effort with Discovery Communications will launch in fall 2010.

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ICM Signs Comic Book Icon

Comic book legend, Neal Adams, is taking his Continuity Studios to ICM for representation, says today’s HollywoodReporter.

Adams plans to take his creations across all forms of media while he makes the artistic transition to film writing and directing. Adams’ realistically modern imagery has received great acclaim as displayed in the 1960s and 1970s comics “Uncanny X-Men," "Green Lantern and Green Arrow" and "Batman.”

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Calypso Animation to Open Offices in Bangalore and Chennai

Press Release from Calypso Animation Studios

Calypso Animation Studios (CAS) is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite offices in Bangalore and Chennai, India, headed by Project Manager Muthu A. Muthu is an expert at animation and project management and has over 10 years experience in the Indian animation market specializes in outsourced animation. The CAS Bangalore team will help orchestrate outsourced projects in Central and East Asia.

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Escape Studios Secures Venture Capital Funding

Press Release from Escape Studios

London, 01 July 2009: Escape Studios, the world's leading school of computer graphics, has secured funding from leading UK Venture Capital Trust, Chrysalis VCT, to accelerate the development of its distance learning services for the computer graphics industries.

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New Mentors at Animation Mentor

Press Release from Animation Mentor

Emeryville, CA -- June 5, 2009 -- (Animation Mentor), the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, today announces four new professional animators to their roster of mentors now totaling 77.

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Second Golden Cursor Animation Awards Chosen

The winners of Golden Cursor Animation Awards were chosen after a comprehensive three-stage process that involved the Indian animation industry, nominating some of their best work across 25 categories. Post that, a panel of experts short listed the top three-five nominees in every category and the same were presented to an eminent jury panel comprising of the animation industry's most revered names, who short listed the entries based on the pre-determined parameters.

Best Animated Feature FilmROADSIDE ROMEO - Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney and Tata Elxsi

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Blue Sky Headed to Rio

Blue Sky Studios announced their next animated feature, RIO, will be released by Twentieth Century Fox on April 8, 2011.

Carlos Saldanha, whose ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN earned a worldwide box office of more than $650 million, is set to direct the digital 3-D animation feature. Chris Jenkins (SURF'S UP) and Bruce Anderson (DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO!) will produce.

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The Art of Steambot Studios

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: May 9, 2009

This exhibit showcases the art of Steambot Studios, featuring the work created for their forthcoming book EXODYSSEY.

Opening party is May 9 at 7 p.m.

"This book is more than just concept art to us. It reflects our achievements in terms of teamwork, quest of identity, and artistic growth. It has been part of our lives for the past three years, along with our daytime jobs, our trips, our girlfriends, family, and friends."

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Red Giant Studios Announces First Animated Short

Press Release from Red Giant Studios, LLC

San Francisco, CA, May 01, 2009 -- Red Giant Studios, LLC., a new animation and visual effects studio founded by Dalton Grant, Jr and Cindy Rangel, announces its plan to release its first CG-animated short, THE WAY TO HEAVEN, in July of 2009.

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Disney Interactive Studios Names Dan Tudge VP and GM, Propaganda Games

Press Release from Disney Interactive Studios

BURBANK, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Disney Interactive Studios today announced the appointment of Dan Tudge as vice president and general manager of Propaganda Games, Disney Interactive Studios' development studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tudge is tasked with overseeing the operations of the 130-person studio as it continues the development of two unannounced games.

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AJA KONA 3 Provides Thunder for Norway's Storm Studios

AJA Video Systems' KONA 3 video capture and playback cards are an integral part of the post production workflow at Norwegian VFX and post facility Storm Studios. KONA 3 is AJA's top-of-the-line uncompressed capture card for SD, HD, Dual Link 4:4:4 HD and 2K formats for Apple Mac Pro systems.

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SEGA Partners with Pyro Studios for Planet 51 Game

SEGA Europe, SEGA of America, and Madrid-based Pyro Studios will create a game based on its upcoming animated film, PLANET 51. The PLANET 51 game will be available in winter 2009 for Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS.

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Bonfire Studios Emerges from Ensemble

The second company to emerge from the former Ensemble Studios was announced this week. Bonfire Studios is a 35 person studio currently working on an original IP to be announced in the coming months. The Bonfire team is made up entirely of former Ensemble employees fresh off of the highly-anticipated HALO WARS.

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Founders of Ensemble Studios Form Robot Entertainment

Robot Ent. has formed a new game development studio in Plano, Texas. Founded by many of the original founders of Ensemble Studios, Robot has a staff of 45 comprised entirely of former Ensemble employees. Robot's team developed the hit franchise AGE OF EMPIRES, selling over 20 million units worldwide, and the soon-to-be released HALO WARS for Xbox 360. Tony Goodman, the founder of Ensemble, is the CEO of Robot.

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Sony Animation Signs Deal with Platinum for New Feature

Sony Pictures Animation has set a deal with Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls an international library of comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, to develop an animated feature.

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Seven in Running for 2008 Visual Effects Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the seven films remaining in contention for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 81st Academy Awards. Expected contenders include THE DARK KNIGHT, IRON MAN and THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, along with surprises like AUSTRALIA and JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.

VFX houses Digital Domain, Double Negative and Framestore all got multiple nods.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

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Connors Named COO at Marvel Studios

Tim Connors has been named Chief Operating Officer of Marvel Studios, the Hollywood subsidiary of Marvel Ent. In his new role, Connors will manage Marvel Studios' day-to-day business operations as well as oversee the business transactions for all studio productions including the anticipated releases of IRON MAN 2 on May 7, 2010, THOR on July 16, 2010, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA on May 6, 2011, THE AVENGERS in July 15, 2011 and ANT MAN.

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Bruce Shelley Inducted Into Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame

Bruce Shelley will be the 12th inductee into The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame. Shelley is a preeminent game designer, who assisted Sid Meier in bringing the award-winning CIVILIZATION and RAILROAD TYCOON to the world, and later the AGE OF EMPIRES strategy games with Ensemble Studios.

PC GAMER named Shelley one of the 25 Game Gods in 1999, and in 2002 GAME SPY named him the eighth most influential person in gaming.