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VFX for Movies Headline News

MPC Shares ‘Spaceman’ VFX Breakdown

Studio’s VFX team delivered over 800 shots, including all space environments, on director Johan Renck’s sci-fi drama starring Adam Sandler and Carey Mulligan; film now streaming on Netflix.

On the Road to Seattle Headline News

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Returns with New Animation District

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10:06am

Now in its 51st year, the iconic arts and music festival adds a stellar lineup of animated fare for 2024 that includes in-person presentations by ‘Nimona’ director Troy Quane, ‘Ultraman: Rising’ director Shannon Tindle, ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX supervisor Mike Lasker and production designer Patrick O’Keefe, a Big Fake Deep Foot competition, and a host of installations and screenings as part of a robust Visual Arts program happening around the Seattle Center Campus.  

Return of the X-Men Headline News

Michael Lesslie in Talks to Pen Upcoming Marvel ‘X-Men’ Film

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ scribe is reportedly set to write the upcoming Marvel Studios film, the latest installment in the cinematic franchise acquired by Disney from 21st Century Fox in 2019.

Ghost with the Most Headline News

Me Say Day-O – New ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Trailer and Posters Drop

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 3:00pm

The iconic trickster returns to terrorize the mortal realm, as Tim Burton and Michael Keaton team up once more in the highly-awaited ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel that finds 3 generations of the Deetz family unexpectedly reunited with the mischievous demon and his particular type of mayhem.

Business Headline News

Alkemy X Launches New Independent Film Services Division

The Philadelphia-based production company expands its focused support of independent feature film production; new effort to be led by Andrew Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Film Society.

Education and Training Headline News

Disguise and MARS Volume Launch Virtual Production Training Course

The Accelerator course will allow trainees in London to shoot a film on an 8,000 square-foot LED stage with the same MARS LED volume used on ‘3 Body Problem,’ ‘Culprits,’ ‘Gangs of London,’ and other projects.  

Dang that Guy Can Draw! Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 12:32pm

His crayon is made of pure imagination… which shouldn’t fall into the wrong hands… based on the classic children’s book by Crockett Johnson and starring Zachary Levi, the live-action / animated hybrid features a grown-up Harold, filled with wonder about everything, who doesn’t quite think things through; coming to theaters in August.

Wicked Good New Tech Headline News

Fuzzy Door Tech Launches ViewScreen Scout Public Beta

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 4:29pm

The free iPhone app, a single-user version of the company’s ViewScreen Scout Pro production visualization tool, let’s individuals scout a scene or shot, envisioning how digital assets will blend into real-world environments before live-action shooting begins.

Business Headline News

Autodesk Acquires Wonder Dynamics

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 2:47pm

The acquisition brings Wonder Studio, a cloud-based 3D animation and VFX solution that uses AI to help streamline 3D character workflows, into Flow, the tech leader’s M&E cloud on Autodesk’s Design and Make platform.

Is There Hope for Humanity? Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Sweet Tooth’ Season 3 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 1:26pm

The final season of the post-apocalyptic fairytale, based on Jeff Lemire’s groundbreaking DC comic, promises viewers a thrilling climax that will determine the fate of humanity; new episodes premiere globally June 6.

Business Headline News

Platige Image Opens Canary Islands Studio

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 20, 2024 at 3:48pm

Leading VFX and post-production studio joins more than a dozen production companies that have opened facilities in Las Palmas, taking advantage of local film production incentives.

Heading to 1600 Edo Japan Headline News

FX, Hulu, James Clavell Estate to Develop Additional ‘Shōgun’ Seasons

The trio will extend the critically acclaimed global hit drama series with at least two additional seasons; first season co-creators, executive producers, and writers Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo will return alongside executive producer Michaela Clavell and series star and producer Hiroyuki Sanada.

Education Headline News

Pixomondo Expands Virtual Production Academy with New Collaborations

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 5:43pm

Studio launches new training initiatives, working with the latest virtual production and LED stage techniques, at Sony PCL, Vook school in Japan, and Vancouver Film School.

Flame On… Again Headline News

Natasha Lyonne Joins Cast of ‘The Fantastic Four’

The ‘Russian Doll’ and ‘Poker Face’ actress boards Marvel’s remake in an undisclosed role alongside Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025.   

It’s Wicked Cool! Headline News

Universal Drops ‘Wicked’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 2:58pm

Based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire and the hugely successful stage musical, Jon M. Chu’s upcoming musical fantasy adventure tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film hits theaters November 2024.

Business Headline News

DNEG Launches DNEG 360 Division with Dimension Studio

The two companies’ joint virtual production venture expands to provide end-to-end client production solutions, from development through post; LED volume stages are also debuted in London and Rome.

The Witching Hour Approaches Headline News

Disney+ Sets Release Date for Marvel Series ‘Agatha All Along’

The ‘WandaVision’ spinoff, previously known as ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos,’ ‘Agatha: House of Harkness,’ and ‘Agatha: Darkhold Diaries,’ hits the streamer September 18 with two premiere episodes.

Prime Video Gets Crofty Headline News

Prime Video Orders ‘Tomb Raider’ Series, Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Pen, EP

Amazon MGM Studios, Crystal Dynamics, and dj2 Entertainment set to expand the famed video game franchise through all-new series and films.

People Headline News

Jeff Bridges, Dave Bautista, and Bryan Cranston Join ‘Grendel’

Bridges will play the eponymous Grendel alongside Bautista as Beowulf and Cranston as King Hrothgar in The Jim Henson Company’s live-action monster film set to begin production in Europe later this year.

All Must Choose! Headline News

HBO Drops New ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 10:16am

The story of House Targaryen continues next month as the highly anticipated second season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ debuts on HBO and streams June 16 on Max.

Business Headline News

Nicolas Cage to Star in Live-Action ‘Noir’ Based on the ‘Spider-Man Noir’ Comics

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 9:42am

The Oscar-winning actor will play an aging, down on his luck PI in 1930s New York grappling with his past life as a superhero; Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal to executive produce – coming to MGM+ and Prime Video.