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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.

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.

Is There Hope for Humanity? SVOD Headline News

Hope is on the Way in ‘Sweet Tooth” Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:41am

Can the bond between a man of violence and a hunted, hybrid deer boy searching for others like him survive a world ravaged by the worst in human behavior? Season 1 premieres June 4 on Netflix.

See the back side of water! Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Gets Us Ready for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Coming July 30, the epic adventure down the Amazon, inspired by the Disneyland ride, also stars Emily Blunt, with VFX by ILM, DNEG, Weta Digital, Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, and UPP; see the trailer and Johnson announce his role in the film.

Apple Hardware in the Cloud Headline News

Mac Users Head to the Cloud with Teradici and MacStadium

Companies collaborate to enable high performance remote access to Apple hardware as if it were on a local machine; CAS technology brings PCoIP support to Mac users around the world.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:28pm

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is August 1, 2021.

Business Headline News

FuseFX Gets a Room with a New York City View

The visual effects studio has opened a new office in NYC’s Financial District; the new digs are part of the company’s global expansion strategy and will accommodate its growing staff.

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