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Business Headline News

Warner Bros. Moves ‘Black Adam’ and Other Upcoming Movie Release Dates

Most of the delays can be chalked up to scheduling challenges visual effects and post-production houses have faced while working on VFX-heavy projects.

2D Events

VIEW 2022 Set for October 16-21 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 16, 2022

The VIEW Conference is the premier international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Party On Darth! Headline News

Darth Maul’s Return Reportedly Scrapped From ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

New reports suggest that the iconic antagonist, originally set to appear in Disney+’s upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series, was axed due to creative conflicts on the production.

High School is Just so Super! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Ms. Marvel’ First Look Trailer and Poster

Marvel Studios’ all-new original series follows a young Muslim American teen growing up in Jersey City who discovers that high school is tough for everyone, even those with Super Powers; the show debuts June 8.

virtual production Headline News

Final Pixel Launches ‘The Secrets of Virtual Production’ Podcast

Creative studio specializing in end-to-end virtual production services offers insights into the process and opportunities behind the technology; first 2 episodes, ‘What Is Virtual Production? With Michael McKenna’ and ‘Target 3D The Home of Motion Capture with Allan Rankin’ are now streaming.

Awards Headline News

For VES Winners, a Night of Emotion and Renewed Purpose

AWN’s Max Weinstein reflects on last week’s VES Awards ceremony, an evening filled with excitement that nevertheless marked another rough, taxing year for visual effects artists, the industry, and the world at large.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

Neflix Shares ‘The Umbrella Academy’ S3 Teaser, Images and Release Date

The dysfunctional superhero family returns home convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed time, but…The Sparrow Has Landed and things aren’t exactly how they left them; all new episodes stream June 22.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘What If…?’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:28am

The two features add to their winning streaks, with the Disney+ animated series nabbing the award for Best Animated Series (TV), at last night’s ceremony.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Nab Wins at 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 8:22am

The two hit films continue their award-winning ways; ‘Do Not Feed the Pigeons’ wins for Best Short Animation at the Sunday night 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony.

And the Annie Goes To! Headline News

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and 'Arcane' Big Winners at 49th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:37am

Sony Pictures Animation’s feature honored in eight categories, while Riot Games and Netflix’s series takes honors in nine; 'Encanto' nabs three awards, with ‘Flee,’ ‘Namoo,’ and ‘Bestia’ also scoring wins at Saturday night’s virtual ceremony.

Cruelty Free! Headline News

Peacock’s ‘Joe vs. Carole’ Earns PETA's ‘Tech, Not Terror’ Award

The limited series about the Tiger King, Joe ‘Exotic,’ uses cruelty-free computer-generated imagery instead of real tigers; produced by Universal Content Productions and starring Kate McKinnon, the show is now streaming on Peacock.

Worthy of a Trekkie! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Teaser Trailer

The all-new series features fan faves from Season 2 of ‘Star Trek: Discovery;’ reprising their roles are Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock; the show hits the streamer May 5 exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S.

First Look! Headline News

Disney+ Drops Teaser Image for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Pinocchio’

Starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto, the live-action retelling of the classic story of a woodcarver who builds a wooden puppet and treats him as his own son is slated to hit the streamer September 2022.

Hope Survives Headline News

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

Between darkness and defeat, hope survives; to fans it’s felt like an eternity, but hope springs eternal, as the long-awaited new ‘Star Wars’ series nears its May 25 release.

Open Source Headline News

‘Open Source in Entertainment: How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Shared Value’ Research Paper Released

Written by noted journalist Barbara Robertson, the paper visits the origins of today’s open source technology in modern filmmaking beginning with cutting edge digital visual effects and animation in the 1990s followed in the early 2000s with the release of ILM’s OpenEXR and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ OpenColorIO.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead All Winners at 20th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30am

Both films each take home four awards; two MC cancelations notwithstanding, the visual effects community came together in force, packing the Beverly Hilton to celebrate winners in 25 categories and to honor Lynwen Brennan and Guillermo del Toro.

Wait… Another Zombie Apocalypse? Headline News

Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan Set to Star in ‘I Am Legend’ Sequel

The award-winning star of the 2007 sci-fi thriller teases a photo of the forthcoming follow-up feature showing the streets of New York City paved with creeping rot.

Holy Chestburster! Headline News

New ‘Alien’ Film From ‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Álvarez in Development

Project finally comes to fruition after helmer’s idea stayed stuck in producer Ridley Scott’s head for many years.

Technology Headline News

Lenovo Launches Next-Gen ThinkStation P620 Workstation

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8:34am

Powered by the latest AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor, the high-performance machines offer 25% performance gains and 24 core CPU option for increased speed, greater expandability and configurability for professional users.

Technology Headline News

Wild Capture Launches ‘Digital Human Platform’ Production Pipeline

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:11pm

New integrated platform translates human essence into volumetric video with high-quality performance capture, creating digital humans, immersive crowds, and digital fashion for media produciton, software, and web-based delivery.

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