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Sony Pictures Imageworks Names Michelle Grady President

The VFX veteran gets the nod as her ongoing leadership has bolstered company’s growth in innovation and ground-breaking visual effects, including its hugely successful, critically acclaimed animated feature ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.’

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SPARK ANIMATION Festival 2023

Begins: November 9, 2023

Spark CG hosts the annual SPARK ANIMATION Festival in Vancouver, promising a window into the leading minds of CG and animation; festival film submissions are open until September 10.

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Expands to Montreal

VP of New Business Laura Fitzpatrick to helm new office with Senior VP Producer Doug Oddy stepping into her shoes at the Vancouver studio; the company is currently recruiting for all positions at the new state-of-the-art facility opening in Old Montreal.

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Picture Shop Unveils Newly Renovated, Expanded Facilities in Hollywood

The Sunset and Seward post-production facilities location offers 115,000 square feet across 6 floors that include 5 D.I. theaters, 13 color bays, and 22 online edit rooms.

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Podcast EP 205: How Anik Rosenblum Started Dancing Line Productions

Vancouver-based 2D animation director shares his journey from Lithuania to Israel and finally Vancouver in pursuit of an artistic career.

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WildBrain to Acquire House of Cool

In a deal set to close later this year, co-founders Wes Lui and Ricardo Curtis are named Co-General Managers of the Toronto-based pre-production studio, which will maintain its distinct identity under new parent company banner.

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Mainframe Studios Celebrates 30 Years of Animation

Studio milestones include creating and producing the first fully-CG TV series ‘Reboot’ and the first large-scale toon shaded CG series ‘Spider-Man: The New Animated Series.’

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The Cinesite Group Secures $235M Funding Package

The VFX and animation studio collective announces new long term financing deal to continue its acquisition revenue growth, increase client offerings, capacity, and expand its global footprint; NatWest Corporate Bank led the financing alongside Barclays – the company’s longtime bankers.

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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.

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Framestore Adds VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin

The studio’s Canada-based VFX supervisor roster expands with former Rodeo FX supe; this follows the integration of Method Studios’ team, which recently added 6 VFX supervisors across the company’s Montreal and Vancouver locations.

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BOXX Workstations Take the Stage at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 12:21pm

The Super-Fast APEXX Everest, powered by AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX Series processor, reveals its prowess for creative applications at the Blender rendering engine demonstration.

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Academy Software Foundation Launches Digital Production Example Library

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:31am

The ASWF kicks off the ‘Open Source Days’ event at SIGGRAPH 2022 with the announcement of its new DPEL, which encourages, curates, and publishes production-grade sample assets with a vendor-neutral platform.

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Cinesite Acquires Canadian Studio Squeeze

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:32am

On the heels of its July deal for Studio L’Atelier, the animation and VFX company expands its production capabilities even further with the acquisition of the Quebec City and Montreal-based animation and mocap studio.

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Cinesite Acquires Canadian Studio L’Atelier Animation

Expanding its international footprint with another acquisition – previous buys include Image Engine and TRIXTER - the independent animation and VFX company plans to build on the Montreal studio’s existing footprint to meet growing demand for animated content.

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Autodesk Launches Pre-SIGGRAPH 2022 ‘Virtual Vision Series’

Tech giant offering 2-days of online sessions with presentations by WB Games Avalanche, Playground Games, Crafty Apes, IGNITE Animation Studios, Crater Studio, and Megalis VFX; registration is free and required to attend.

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Method Studios Now Formally Working Under Framestore Banner

The final integration phase of the November 2020 purchase is underway, with the Melbourne-based team set to finish its tech pipeline migration as of January 2023; Method’s Canadian film and episodic teams have already made the move - overall company production capacity has increased by 40%.

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DNEG’s Toronto Studio Now Open

Studio’s doors opened May 13 with 150+ new hires; studio’s latest Canadian expansion comes amidst tremendous growth in worldwide demand for VFX and animation services.

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