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Business Headline News

Moonraker VFX Awarded £500,000 from Creative England to Create Original Immersive 3D

Funding secured by Bristal-based visual effects studio follows government’s announcement to provide 1.5 billion pounds for arts sector impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Headline News

Sony Acquires Minority Stake in Epic Games

Company makes $250 Million strategic investment in game industry leader to broaden their collaboration developing state of the art technology, entertainment, and socially connected online services.

TV VFX Headline News

Imaginary Forces Crafts Layered Montage for ‘Jack Ryan’ Season 2 Title Sequence

Studio’s hybrid filmmaking merges two different storyboard concepts to illustrate composite portrait of lead character’s background.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Creating Stan Lee Universe with POW! Entertainment

New joint venture will assume perpetual, worldwide rights to over 100 original, previously unexploited, Stan Lee post-Marvel properties.

Business Headline News

Spotify, Warner Bros., and DC to Produce Slate of Original Podcasts

Multi-year deal calls for scripted narrative podcasts drawing upon existing IP, including iconic DC characters and Warner franchises.

ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: RISE FX’s ‘Westworld’ Season 3 VFX Breakdown Reel and Behind-the-Scenes Videos

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:35pm

German visual effects studio shares new highlight reel showcasing nearly 200 shots spread over three episodes of the hit futuristic HBO series.

TV Animation Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Ready to Rarely Go Where No One Has Gone Before

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2:26pm

Highly anticipated animated comedy from ‘Solar Opposites’ creator Mike McMahan premieres August 6 on CBS All Access. 

TV VFX Headline News

Pixomondo Goes for the 'Gold' on Ozymandias and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 29, 2020 at 6:29pm

Company carbonizes and de-carbonizes Jeremy Iron’s character, turning the actor into a golden statue, in Damon Lindelof’s highly acclaimed series.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Statement Concerning Debt Restructuring and Ongoing Operations

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:33pm

The French multi-national media company, owner of leading creative studios MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros, issues statement concerning AWN’s June 23 news report.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: RISE FX’s ‘Babylon Berlin’ Season 3 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 12:10pm

German visual effects studio releases new video highlighting their fantastic environment work recreating life in Berlin, circa 1929, in the political crime drama now playing on Netflix.

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Animation UK and BFI Promote British Animation at Annecy 2020

Lupus Film’s ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ was honored as best TV Special at the YouTube livestream of the official Annecy Awards. 

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Announces Virtual Conference Dates and Program

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:08pm

After shifting to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conference center unavailability, organizers reveal online conference dates and additional details. 

Festivals Headline News

Cannes XR Virtual Set for June 24-26

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:06pm

A free program of 55 pieces, selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, Veer VR and Positron, including 23 in the Development Showcase, will be open to VR users through the Museum of Other Realities.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Files for Chapter 15 in US Citing COVID-19 Impact

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 12:54pm

French owner of key creative studios and VFX brands including MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros, reaches a restructuring agreement in Paris with creditors; Texas court filing will protect US assets.

VIEW Conference Blogs

Free Online PreVIEW Session with ‘The Mandalorian’ Animation Director Hal Hickel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:51am

On June 27, the Oscar-winning director, along with VFX journalist Ian Failes, will talk about ILM’s new virtual production technology used on the hit Disney+ series, kicking off the VIEW Conference’s 21st season. 

Business Headline News

TurboSquid Licensing Tiers Can Now Indemnify 3D Stock up to $1 Million

Company now providing new levels of creative indemnification on 450,000 3D models, providing more peace of mind for enterprise, VFX and production studios.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

Visual Effects Society Names Special 2020 Honorees

Newest Lifetime members and this year’s VES Founders Award recipient, along with yet to be announced VES Fellows, Honorary members and Hall of Fame inductees, to be recognized this fall.

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