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Yep… More Zombies Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Resident Evil’ Live-Action Series Teaser Trailer

The next chapter of terror from the famed franchise takes viewers 14-years in the future, where the world is overrun by… blood-thirsty zombies, intent on maximum carnage – it’s just plain evil! The 8-episode series hits the streamer July 14.

Union and Association Updates Headline News

The Post New York Alliance Adds 3 New Companies

Post houses Cadence Effects, Running Man, and Shishkin Productions sign on as members of the association of post-production facilities, labor unions, and individuals operating in New York; the organization develops and promotes public policy aimed at benefiting the overall film and TV industry.

Another Good and Evil Saga! Headline News

Sony’s 3000 Pictures Adapting ‘Beasts and Beauty’ as Limited Series

Studio nabs rights to bestselling author Soman Chainani’s fairy tale anthology; author known for his popular ‘School for Good and Evil’ young adult fantasy saga.

VFX Training VFXWorld

Going Beyond the ‘Call of Duty’ in Beyond-FX’s VFX Apprenticeship Program

CEO Keith Guerrette and his studio have developed a part-time, paid program that provides participants with skills training, mentorship, and hands-on real-time game development experience to better help them get a leg up in the industry.

Dinosaurs are everywhere! Headline News

Universal Shares ‘Jurassic World Dominion: A Look Inside’ Featurette

We learn that life not only ‘finds a way,’ but dinosaurs are everywhere! Get up-to-date reports on dinosaur encounters and vital public information from The Department of Prehistoric Wildlife’s new Dinotracker - the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era hits theaters June 10.

Events Headline News

2022 Animation Masters Summit Reveals Legend Awards

Indian artist, writer and activist Aabid Surti and Technicolor Creative Studios India head Biren Ghose will be honored at this year’s virtual summit; the even runs May 23-27 and registration is free.

People Headline News

Framestore Montreal Taps DNEG Exec as New Head of Studio

The company adds Melinka Thompson-Godoy to helm studio’s Canadian efforts; Chloe Grysole is upped to MD Canada, Film & Episodic, tasked with oversight of Vancouver and Montreal studios.

People Headline News

Mindshow Names Laura Hilker Creative Executive

Bringing extensive industry experience, the former Aha Media exec joins the CG animation production company that boasts cutting edge software merging video game tech with VFX and machine learning.

Ready set go! VFXWorld

DNEG Delivers Mushrooming VFX on ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

The studio handles 185 shots on Jeff Fowler’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ sequel, including the environmental build of the Mushroom Planet, the interior of a giant mech robot, and a massive explosive shockwave.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Blake Lively to Direct ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Creator’s ‘Seconds’ from Edgar Wright Script

The Searchlight-sanctioned project marks the actress’ feature film directorial debut, and the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ helmer and writer’s second cinematic spin on a Bryan Lee O’Malley story.

It’s Finally Coming! Headline News

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Trailer and Images are as Cool as we Expected

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 9, 2022 at 10:57am

More adventures await on Pandora when James Cameron’s long-awaited follow-up to his groundbreaking ‘Avatar’ comes to theaters December 16; fans can see the original movie again when it’s re-released in theaters September 23.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Releases Q1 Earnings report

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:04am

MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation, and Technicolor Games each saw significant revenue increases despite continued pandemic-related impacts; strong overall growth was reported, largely driven by demand for original content.

This is Not Ariel’s Under the Sea VFXWorld

‘Oceanus: Act One’: Underwater Live-Action / VFX / Animation Sci-Fi on a Budget

FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris has finally released his 30-minute short made with almost no money, a few actors, and a glass of water, fulfilling his long-time desire to tell a ‘deep sea’ story with compelling characters and hybrid filmmaking techniques that audiences relate to and enjoy.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Drops ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer and Posters

Inspired by George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book ‘Fire & Blood,’ the highly anticipated prequel to the iconic ‘Game of Throne’ series debuts Sunday, August 21 on HBO and HBO Max.

Business Headline News

Tippett Studio Opens New VFX/Animation Production Office in Toronto

The new facility will be run by company veteran Gary Mundell, and will utilize a full-service post studio to deliver for its marquee clients.

Legends of ILM Headline News

‘Light & Magic’: Doc Series on the VFX Artists of ‘Star Wars’ Hits Disney+ in July

Seasoned ‘Star Wars’ scribe Lawrence Kasdan directs an inside look at the craftspeople who played a pivotal role in cementing the series’ legacy.

Happy Star Wars Day! Headline News

Disney+ Drops Official ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer and New Images

The streamer marks ‘Star Wars Day’ by more teasing of the highly anticipated series that begins 10 years after the saga of ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith;’ mark your calendar for the May 27 premiere.

Faster Digital Asset Creation Headline News

Pixomondo Tackles Complex Worldbuilding with KitBash3D Assets

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:30am

Premium model kits help VFX studio quickly create new futuristic sci-fi environments for IPs such as ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Halo;’ easily customizable assets work with Unreal, Maya, VRay, and Arnold.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch: Union VFX ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 4:45am

Innovative visual effects add drama and authenticity to John Madden’s WWII thriller; historically accurate shots using countless matte paintings and a fully CG sub recreate a 1943 backdrop; starring Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew MacFadyen and Penelope, the film hits theaters May 6.

Different Day Different Doomsday

Netflix Reveals ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 First Look Images

What happens when you mess around with time and space? The dysfunctional superhero family returns home and finds out… the Sparrow Has Landed and things aren’t exactly how they left them; all new episodes stream June 22.

Get Ready for the Tentpoles! Headline News

Disney Shares New Footage and Release Dates for Major Upcoming Films

At last week’s CinemaCon, the studio unveiled its theatrical calendar for highly anticipated features from Pixar, Marvel, and 20th Century Studios, and offered an early look at some scenes.

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