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Awards Headline News

‘Loop,’ ‘The Beauty,’ and ‘Gunpowder’ Take SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Honors

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 20, 2020 at 6:04pm

Winning films from Pixar, Filmakademie and Supinfocom Rubika are among 28 works, including three world premieres, selected for the first-ever Virtual Electronic Theatre, coming August 24.

Awards Headline News

Framestore, Elastic and Painting Practice Win BAFTAs for ‘His Dark Materials’ VFX and Titles

HBO drama, based on Philip Pullman novels, takes home two awards; ‘Chernobyl’ awarded in seven categories at the July 17 British Academy Television Craft Awards ceremony.

People Headline News

Watch the Late Great Grant Imahara Create Baby Yoda

The ‘MythBusters’ host and ‘BattleBot’ legend will live on through his astounding contributions to the entertainment and science communities, and we honor his legacy by showcasing one of his last projects.

VIEW Conference Headline News

Free Online PreVIEW III Session with RenderMan Evangelist Dylan Sisson

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:32pm

On July 24, Pixar’s RenderMan guru, along with VFX journalist Ian Failes, will talk about the latest in rendering technology and some amazing NPR tools currently in development.

SVOD Headline News

NBCUniversal’s Peacock Streaming Platform Now Live

Studio formally joins the age of subscription SVOD; animated shows ‘Where’s Waldo?,’ ‘Cleopatra in Space,’ and ‘Curious George’ are among original Peacock series debuting on the service.

Technology Headline News

Lenovo Launches ThinkStation P620, World’s First AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Workstation

Available this September, the 64 core, single socket CPU platform is powered by AMD’s brand-new high-performance processor.

Business Headline News

BRON Launches Virtual Production Services Company

With live-action productions on hold due to the pandemic, BRON expands with new division using Unreal Engine technology to transform digital content creation workflows and produce high-quality content faster.

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.

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 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. 

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