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Fresh from the Void Headline News

Netflix’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Revived, Derek Tsang to Direct

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ ill-fated series is back on track after facing serious scandal when producer Lin Qi died after being poisoned by Yoozoo Group senior executive Xu Yao.

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Molecule VFX Creates Texas Greenery from New Mexico Desert in ‘Dr. Death’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5:08pm

VFX supervisor Nico Del Giudice walks through the studio’s background replacements and greening, as well as surgical gore replacement work, on the Peacock crime drama, based on the podcast of the same name, inspired by the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch and his reign of deadly surgical malpractice.

Business Headline News

Adobe to Buy Frame.io for $1.275 Billion

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:20pm

Acquisition will pair leading end-to-end cloud-based video collaboration platform with industry standard Creative Cloud software such as Premiere Pro and After Effects to power the video editing process.

Out From the Shadows Headline News

Marvel Studios Shares ‘Eternals’ Final Trailer and Poster

The MCU’s immortal superheroes come out from the shadows after thousands of years to battle mankind’s oldest enemy; written and helmed by Oscar-winning ‘Nomadland’ director Chloé Zhao, the film opens November 5, 2021.

People Headline News

CoSA VFX Names Devon Irete Associate Executive Producer

Visual effects and post-production veteran joins LA-based business development team, working with U.K.-based executive producer Stephanie Winslow to spearhead studio’s continuing global expansion.

Hari Seldon Arrives! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Foundation’ Series Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 10:08am

Based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning trilogy, the all-new show follows a band of exiles who must defy the Galactic Empire in order to save it; first two episodes premiere September 24.

This Update is Unreal! Headline News

Unreal Engine 4.27 is Here!

Now available, the latest update to Epic Games' real-time game engine boasts improvements for creators across multiple industries such as game development, film and television, and architecture; enhanced features include improved VFX workflows, faster light baking, integrated RAD game tools, and production-ready pixel streaming.

People Headline News

FuseFX’s Brian Kubovcik and Lindsay Seguin Head to Atlanta

Long-time leaders from VFX company’s New York facility go south, bolstering team at growing Georgia location; Kubovick assumes role as head of studio and senior VFX supervisor with Seguin serving as head of production and executive producer at her new post.

Virtual Events Headline News

LightBox Expo Online to Host 3rd Annual Concept Art Awards

The virtual event celebrates visual arts with a focus on animation, illustration, and concept art; this year LBXO expands to six days, running September 7-12.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Releases New APEXX Matterhorn High-Performance Workstations

System design maximizes productivity and ROI with a platform optimized for rendering and simulations; supporting four NVIDIA RTX GPUs, it’s ready for a variety of workflows, including NVIDIA Omniverse.

It’s a Great Start Headline News

Cast Revealed for Live-Action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series

The age appropriate, Asian and Indigenous cast for Netflix’s adaptation of Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, the eponymous Last Airbender, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko.

The CG World Gathers in Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals New Speakers

Kirk DeMicco, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Tim Miller, and Everett Downing Jr. join growing list of industry leaders and experts who will lead a variety of sessions at Italy’s premiere animation, VFX and CG conference, taking place online and in-person October 17-22; early bird tickets are now on sale.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Post and VFX Studio Awarded Epic MegaGrant

Grant will be used by Montreal-based studio to further the company’s virtual production initiatives; their technology replaces greenscreens with a virtual set, offering producers creative flexibility and freedom.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Will Be Held in Tokyo and Online

Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.

Sugar and Spice Minus the Nice Headline News

Chloe Bennet Leaves Troubled ‘Powerpuff’ Production

The sisterhood is already crumbling for The CW, as the ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ star will no longer portray leading sister Blossom, citing scheduling conflicts after an order for major pilot reshoots.

Technology Headline News

Animal Logic Releases Open Source USD ALab Complete Production Scene

Release includes full scene description, from global assets through to shot outputs; broad use of assets is designed to promote education, training, and demonstration by students, studios, and vendors.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Launches Bifrost Update

Aimed at simplifying creation of sophisticated simulations and photoreal effects via real-time tool feedback, the updated features include virtual sliders, more expressive simulation graphs, and Aero and MPM enhancements; the platform is now available for all Maya users.

Mistress of the Night Headline News

Catherine Zeta-Jones Boards Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ as Morticia Addams

The Welsh actress is cast as the sultry 'Cara Mia,' joining Luis Guzmán as her onscreen husband, Gomez, in Netflix’s upcoming supernatural, ooky-spooky coming of age series starring Jenny Ortega as the eponymous anti-heroine.

Slay All Day Headline News

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 to Begin with ‘A Grain of Truth’

Watch as series showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich confirms the first episode of highly anticipated Season 2 adapts Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story, a tale involving a cursed nobleman named Nivellen.

call for entries Headline News

49th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; honoring excellence in the field of animation, awards will be presented in 36 categories at ceremony set for February 26, 2022.

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