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SPARK ANIMATION Headline News

‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge R. Gutiérrez Joins Spark Animation 2017 as Conference Chair

Visionary Mexican animator, character designer, painter, writer and director will be bringing his work and experience from south of the border to the Great White North to curate and host Western Canada’s largest animation event.

FuseFX Headline News

FuseFX Appoints VFX Supervisor Jon Cowley to Lead Production Team in Vancouver

VFX supervisor Jon Cowley assumes role as Head of Production and Senior VFX Supervisor at FuseFX Vancouver facility, bringing 18 years of visual effects experience to projects that include the television series Zoo and The Mist.

Rovio Headline News

‘Angry Birds Movie’ EP Takes Flight with Kaiken Entertainment

Newly-formed entertainment company led by former Rovio CEO Mikael Hed buys Rovio's book publishing business, Vancouver TV animation studio, and a selection of non-Angry Birds properties.

Zoic Studios Headline News

Zoic Studios Partners with ABC and Dustin Lance Black on ‘When We Rise’

Zoic transforms modern-day Vancouver into period San Francisco, Arizona and Washington DC locales to elevate the historical authenticity of the real-life struggles of the people at the center of the LGBTQ movement.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Acquires Vancouver Animation Studio Nitrogen

Full-service Vancouver-based animation studio known for animating many episodes of iconic children’s show ‘Thomas and Friends’ and Seth Rogen’s R-rated ‘Sausage Party’ employs 70 creative and production staff.

National Film Board of Canada Headline News

Santa Barbara Int’l Film Fest Sets U.S. Premiere for NFB Animated Feature ‘Window Horses’

Vancouver filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming’s ‘Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming’ premieres February 2 & 4 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Vancouver Headline News

Vancouver Appoints First Film Commissioner

Industry powerhouse David Shepheard joins newly-created Vancouver Film & Media Centre to drive growth and innovation in Vancouver’s booming digital entertainment and interactive business sectors.

Vancouver International Film Festival Headline News

Marv Newland Curating ‘Kooks and Legends’ Animation Showcase at VIFF 2016

Presented by Atomic Cartoons, October 14 event to feature a 90-minute selection of rare and never-seen animated short films specially selected by the creator of ‘Bambi Meets Godzilla.’

FuseFX Headline News

VFX Producers Chad Cortvriendt and Graeme Marshall Join FuseFX Vancouver

Seasoned VFX production talents bring lengthy experience in the Canadian visual effects industry with credits spanning television, advertising and features.

Feature Animation Headline News

‘Sausage Party’ Animators Allege Unpaid & Uncredited Work

Contract workers at Vancouver-based Nitrogen Studios allege they were denied pay for overtime work, and, in many cases, denied credit for working on the film at all.

Industrial Light & Magic Headline News

Oscar and BAFTA-Winning VFX Supervisor Eric Barba Joins ILM

Former Digital Domain chief creative officer to oversee Industrial Light & Magic’s Vancouver facility, supervising effects work and providing creative oversight across all of the studio’s projects.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Beatles-Inspired ‘Beat Bugs’ Series

Original animated series for kids inspired by the music of The Beatles to feature international artists Eddie Vedder, P!nk, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor, James Corden and Birdy.

Festivals Headline News

SPARK ANIMATION 2015 Kicks off October 21

SPARK ANIMATION 2015 includes a special presentation of ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition,’ the Western Canadian Premiere of ‘Extraordinary Tales,’ and the Western Canadian premiere of Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and the Beast.’

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