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Cinesite Delivers ‘The Fall Guy’s Flaming VFX

Visual Effects Supervisor Jennifer Giovanna Meire and her team oversaw 359 shots on David Leitch’s behind-the-scenes stunt-filled extravaganza, becoming combustion physics experts and digital pyromaniacs as they repeatedly set star Ryan Gosling on fire.

VFX for television Headline News

Whiskytree VFX Drops ‘Masters of the Air’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The visual effects studio recreates Nazi-occupied Paris, the decimation of Nuremberg, and the war-ravaged beaches of Normandy for the Apple TV+ American war drama miniseries, which follows the WWII airmen from the 100th Bomb Group.

Don’t Wake the Monster! Headline News

Rodeo FX Shares ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ VFX Reel

The VFX studio awakens the monsters in Legendary Picture’s latest Apple TV+ series starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, and Anna Sawai, which follows survivors of Godzilla’s attack on San Francisco as they grapple with the Secret Monarch organization.

No Screaming in Space Please Headline News

20th Century Studios Drops Final ‘Alien: Romulus’ Trailer

Holy chestbursters 2024! Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Fede Alvarez, the terrifying new chapter of the ‘Alien’ franchise hits theaters August 16.

Bringing Order to Deployment Chaos Headline News

Ravel Announces ‘Bare Metal Build Station’

New functionality empowers IT and DevOps teams to automate preparation and deployment of customized ‘build candidate’ virtual machine images to any network connected machine from a single unified and user-friendly interface.

The Emmy Goes to? Headline News

TV Academy Announces 76th Emmy Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 11:27am

‘Blue Eye Samurai,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Scavengers Reign,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘X-Men ‘97’ are nominated for Outstanding Animated Program; The Emmy Awards will be broadcast September 15 from the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE, live on ABC, while the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which take place at the Peacock Theater over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, will broadcast an edited presentation September 14 on FXX.

The Cuts Continue Headline News

Warner Bros. Discovery to Lay Off Nearly 1,000 Workers Across Multiple Sectors

Affected staffers include those in finance, business affairs, and production; most cuts will be in the finance department, with less than 10 cuts to Max staff.

Business Headline News

Axis Studios Shuts its Doors, Lays Off 162 Employees

The Glasgow-based animation and VFX studio has stopped all production and been put into administration after becoming insolvent; restructuring firm Interpath Advisory will locate companies to continue any current projects in development.

People Headline News

Additional Cast Revealed for Live-Action ‘Noir’ Series

Lamorne Morris and Brendan Gleeson join Nicholas Cage in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man Noir’ comic adaptation, which follows the aging, down on his luck PI in 1930s New York grappling with his past life as a superhero.

The Mill Headline News

Layered Reality Partners with The Mill for ‘Elvis Evolution’

Technicolor Group-owned VFX house The Mill will use AI technology to create what’s being billed as ‘the most realistic and authentic version of Elvis’ alongside Layered Reality’s newly expanded in-house creative team.

SDCC Headline News

Prime Video Announces Lineup for 2024 San Diego Comic-Con

Panels include “Adapting Fan Favorites: A Conversation with Prime Video’s Adult Animation Creators,” featuring the creators behind ‘Invincible,’ ‘Hazbin Hotel,’ ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ and ‘Sausage Party: Foodtopia.’

The Future is Now Headline News

Cast Announced for ‘Blade Runner 2099’ Series

Prime Video’s new installment of the beloved sci-fi franchise, set 50 years after the events of ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ stars Dimitri Abold and Lewis Gribben as series regulars alongside Katelyn Rose Downey, Daniel Rigby, Johnny Harris, Amy Lennox, Sheila Atim, and Matthew Needham in recurring roles.

Business Headline News

Digital Domain, Plaza Premium Team on AI-Powered Hospitality Services

The joint venture, setup as a separate business, aims to redefine the global hospitality and airport services landscape with digital human technology and AI; the virtual assistant has made its global debut at the Plaza Premium Lounge at Taoyuan International Airport.

The Cap is Back Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 12, 2024 at 7:31am

Anthony Mackie returns to ‘wield the shield’ as Cap himself, landing in the middle of an international incident – of course – and a nefarious global plot, hitting theaters February 14, 2025.

virtual production Headline News

Impossible Objects Announces New Culver City Facility for Virtual Production

World-building lab and creative studio’s new facility features a 30-foot-wide by 10-foot-high LED wall built with AOTO 2.3mm pixel pitch panels and Brompton SX40 Tessera processors.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 4 Official Trailer

Stripped of their powers, the Hargreeves siblings must fend for themselves… in the fourth and final season, members of the Umbrella Academy must come together one last time, risking the shaky peace they’ve secured… to finally set things right; streaming August 8.

People Headline News

The Imaginarium Studios Names Maeve Russell Head of Production

UK-based mocap and performance capture facility founded by Andy Serkis is currently at work on the forthcoming Bandai Namco release, ‘Unkown 9 ; Awakening.’

LAIKA Dives Into Live-Action Headline News

LAIKA Acquires ‘Crumble’ Script by Brian Duffield

Oscar-winning duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller will produce, with the writer at the helm, of the studio’s latest live-action effort - an original story of a married couple who go on a world-traversing adventure in the hope of finding a cure to an ancient curse.

Business Headline News

Skydance Reveals ‘New Paramount’ Vision Ahead of Merger Finalization

David Ellison, who will be named Chairman-CEO if the deal goes through, stressed that moving forward, the company will be a ‘confluence of art, first and foremost, working hand in hand with technology.’