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Sean Clarke Taking the Helm at Aardman

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:52am

On heels of studio’s recent transition to employee ownership, co-founder Dave Sproxton stepping down after 43 years as Managing Director.

Festivals Headline News

Encounters Film Festival Announces Expanded Animation Lineup

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Bristol’s largest international film festival, coming September 24-29, reveals an extensive program of animation-related activities.

BFI Headline News

BFI Launches £57M Young Audiences Content Fund

Led by Jackie Edwards, newly-announced YACF team includes John Knowles as Production Executive, Harriet Williams as Development Executive and Hesham Sabry as Business Affairs Executive.

Jobs & Recruiting Headline News

Halo VFX Bankrupt with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Visual Effects Artists Still Unpaid

Media and entertainment trade union BECTU calls for new industry code of practice to better protect freelance workers when companies go into administration.

Boat Rocker Media Headline News

Boat Rocker, BBC Enter Co-Production Deal for ‘Love Monster’ with China’s UYoung

Based on the ‘Love Monster’ series of books by British author and illustrator Rachel Bright, new 2D-animated preschool series will premiere on CBeebies and on major Chinese broadcasters and digital platforms.

Locksmith Animation Headline News

Locksmith Animation Appoints Dónall Crehan Chief Business Officer

Former All3Media general counsel to oversee London animation studio’s legal and business affairs, business strategy and development, commercial operations and the implementation of its long and short-term strategic plans.

Festivals Blogs

24th Encounters Festival: September 25-30, 2018 – Bristol, England

Being both a live action and an animated short film festival, the Encounters Festival schedule was packed with film programs of every description.

Motion Graphics Headline News

Blue Spill Delivers 4K HDR Pop Art Treatment for Netflix’s ‘Take Your Pills’

U.K.-based boutique motion graphics and visual effects facility creates psychoactive graphics and a hallucinatory title sequence for feature documentary exploring the widespread adoption and dangerous effects of Adderall.

Stop-Motion Headline News

Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata’s ‘Negative Space’ Tops Montreal Stop Motion Festival

Sofia Carrillo’s ‘Cerulia’ awarded best independent film; Mark C. Smith’s ‘Two Balloons’ named best Youth Film.

Encounters ANIMATIONWorld

Q&A: Encounters Festival’s Kieran Argo Presents Six Top Picks for 2018 Edition

Encounters animation programmer Kieran Argo delves into this year’s Oscar-qualifying international competition.

Music Videos Headline News

Blinkink Delivers New Gorillaz Video, ‘Tranz’

U.K. animation specialists team up with Gorillaz director & co-creator Jamie Hewlett and director Nicos Livesey to create the world’s most famous virtual band’s first-ever performance video.

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