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Gaiman to the Rescue! Headline News

Cast Revealed for Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’

Patton Oswalt, voicing Matthew the Raven, joins David Thewlis, Jenna Coleman, and Stephen Fry in Netflix’s dark fantasy series based on the popular DC comic books; show follows people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends his cosmic and human mistakes.

Endless Storytelling Possibilities Headline News

Adobe Debuts its First Premiere Pro Commercial

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2:42pm

Produced with 72andSunny Los Angeles, ‘Fantastic Voyage | Premiere Pro’ follows a creator’s escapist adventures spotlighting endless possibilities in storytelling.

The Academy Awards Get Pushed Headline News

Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars

Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.

Let’s Talk Luca! Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with ‘Luca’ Director Enrico Casarosa

Join a conversation with the director and creative team behind Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated feature; the free June 21 event is offered in partnership with OGR and Pixar Animation Studios.

The Push for a Diverse Academy Headline News

Academy Cuts 2021 New Member Expansion in Half

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 8:32am

Noting the need to ensure proper staffing and infrastructure to support ongoing growth, the Academy announces invitee limits while reaffirming goals to cultivate membership that reflects the diverse film community.

Technology Headline News

Epic Announces Unreal Engine 5 Early Access

Now available for game developers, latest major release, expected to ship in early 2022, includes numerous new groundbreaking features including Nanite virtualized micropolygon and Lumen global illumination systems.

In Space No One Hears You Render Headline News

Milk VFX Goes ‘Intergalactic’ for Sky

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 3:51pm

Visual effects studio delivers 850 shots across eight episodes of the sci-fi prison break drama, spanning complex planet and city environments, a spaceship crash, hyperspace travel, creatures, and character enhancements.

Commercials Headline News

Framestore Uses Deep Fake Tech for Kiyan Prince Anti-Knife Campaign

Leading VFX studio provides cutting-edge AI and art support that brings back to life a young football prodigy tragically killed in a 2006 stabbing, showing him 15 years later at age 30.

People Headline News

Freefolk Reveals New Division Name, Hires, and Promotions

Soho VFX studio renames longform team Freefolk Film & Episodic, promoting Steve Murgatroyd and Meg Guidon to lead the new group.

Awards Headline News

‘Migrants,’ ‘Meerkat,’ and ‘I am a Pebble’ Take SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Honors

Short films from Pôle 3D, Weta Digital, and ESMA are the big winners among 37 works, including two world premieres, selected for this year’s virtual Electronic Theater, coming August 9.

Get Geeked! Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Geeked Week’ Celebrates Fandom and Their Favs

Five-day free virtual event running June7-11 treats fans to exclusive news, trailers, art, and drop-ins from stars of popular shows including ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Castlevania,’ and ‘The Old Guard.’

Phase Four MCU Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Eternals’ Teaser and Poster

The third MCU Phase Four film promises a brand-new set of immortal superheroes who must come out from the shadows after thousands of years to battles mankind’s oldest enemy; written and helmed by Oscar-winning ‘Nomadland’ director Chloé Zhao, the film opens November 5, 2021.

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Erika Burton as EVP, VFX - Global Head of Studios

Former Method Studios senior executive will be based in company’s Los Angeles office, working closely with Merzin Tavaria, President, Global Production and Operations.

Attack of the Trolls Headline News

Sony Trolls ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Fans with Official ‘Trailer’

The film’s official social-media team cheekily teased fans by releasing a photo of a large semi-tractor-trailer with the film’s title emblazoned on the side, instead of an actual promotional video.

Support the Fight Against COVID-19 in India Headline News

Technicolor and Oxfam India Partner on COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser

Leading creative tech company and global charitable group team up to raise money to support grass roots relief work throughout communities in India; Technicolor will match up to €100,000 in donations received through this effort.

Every Hero Has a Beginning Headline News

‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’ Unmasks the Mysterious Ninja Hero

The origin film, premiering July 23, features Henry Golding as Snake Eyes in his time before the mask, when he could still speak; watch the action-packed trailer.

Snap Twice Headline News

Tim Burton Finds His ‘Wednesday’ - Jenna Ortega Boards Netflix Series

‘Scream’ actress to star in the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy; live-action, dark comedic coming-of-age series marks the famed filmmaker’s TV directorial debut.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Unveils New Division with The Mill, MPC, Mikros Animation, and Mr. X

Production Services division becomes Technicolor Creative Studios, with new leadership team focused on design, direction, and production in VFX, XR, and animation.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Yelena Opens the Door to Adventure in ‘Black Widow’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:40am

New ‘You Got a Plan?” clip shows Florence Pugh’s imaginative problem-solving skills during a high-speed chase in the highly anticipated action-packed spy thriller; first film in Phase Four of the MCU hits theaters and Disney+ with premier access on July 9.

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