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VES Awards Headline News

‘Oeil pour Oeil’: A One-Eyed Pirate's Life for Me

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:08pm

Cute CG short about hijinks on the high seas from six ESMA students snags a VES nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project.

SVOD Headline News

HBO Max Greenlights James Wan’s ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ 3-Part Animated Mini-Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4:44pm

‘Aquaman’ and ‘Malignant’ director to executive produce kid’s project that begins with the King of Atlantis’ first day on the job. 

film restoration Headline News

VES Sponsors International Restoration Project of ‘The Méliès Collection’

Lobster Films leads joint project to reconstruct and restore pioneering French auteur’s short films to their original beauty, to be shown in festivals and events worldwide.

Awards Headline News

92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

Awards Headline News

‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘BoJack HorseMan’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Take Home Critics' Choice Awards

Winners of the Critics Choice Association’s 25th annual awards were announced last night at their Barker Hangar gala ceremony in Santa Monica, California.  

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 92nd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:19am

Dean DeBlois’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body,’ Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus,’ Chris Butler’s ‘Missing Link,’ and Josh Cooley’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

People Headline News

Scott Derrickson Out as Director of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 5:18pm

‘Doctor Strange’ writer/director leaves sequel over creative differences; Marvel says production will start as planned in May with no delays.

The Lion King Headline News

Live-Action v Animation: The Debate Surrounding ‘The Lion King’

If ‘Frozen 2’ is now the highest grossing animated feature film of all time, where does that leave Jon Favreau’s ‘reinterpretation’ of ‘The Lion King?’

SVOD Headline News

‘The Hunt for Vlad The Impaler’ Available February 4 on VOD and Digital HD

A battle to end all battles… director Osman Kaya brings to life the true story of evil dictator Vlad The Impaler and the fearless cavalry unit chosen to assassinate him.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Workstations Now Featuring 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

Technology leader’s APEXX T3 workstation one of first in industry to ship with new processor, with performance enhancements built to accelerate and optimize creative workflows. 

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Union VFX Recreates Treasured Vatican City Locations for ‘The Two Popes’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:26pm

UK-based visual effects house tackles St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel ceiling. 

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2020 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:28am

‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Klaus’ and ‘Toy Story 4' get nods in Animated Film category; ‘1917,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Awards Headline News

Producers Guild Announces 2020 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:05am

‘Abominable,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ ‘Missing Link’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘1917,’ ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and ‘The Irishman’ among top producer award nominees.

Awards Headline News

Roger Deakins and Robert Richardson Lead 2020 ASC Award Nominations

‘1917’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ along with ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘The Irishman’ and ‘Joker,’ are nominated for achievement in feature films; winners will be announced at January 25 awards gala.

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Method Studios Helps Recreate Racing History in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Led by VFX supervisor Dave Morley, the studio delivered more than 700 shots for James Mangold’s faithful and exciting depiction of the famous 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Business Headline News

Technicolor and Former CEO Frederic Rose Charged with Fraud in France

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 12:26pm

French multi-national, owner of leading VFX and creative studios MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros, is indicted after seven-year investigation by French authorities. 

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