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It’s Next Week! FMX 2024 Shares More Updates

Attendees can explore the sound design of ‘Dune Part 2,’ the visual effects of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ and the invisible VFX of Ridley Scott's ‘Napoleon;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

We Finally Get Our Dunk and Egg Headline News

‘GoT’ Prequel ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight’ Finds its Dunk and Egg

Peter Claffey to play the naïve but courageous Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk), while Dexter Sol Ansell takes the role of his young, diminutive squire Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) in Max’s ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff series.

In Space No One Can Hear You Underachieve Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ to End with Season 5, ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Renewed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 12, 2024 at 1:52pm

Paramount+ has just announced the upcoming season of Mike McMahan’s 2D animated comedy will be its last, while a fourth season of the Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn live-action starrer has been ordered ahead of its 2025 third season premiere.

Career Training Headline News

Exceptional Minds Announces Summer 2024 Workshops

The academy prepares young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects and 3D gaming; summer registration deadline is April 19.

Last Turtle Standing Headline News

R-Rated Live-Action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Feature in Development

Paramount and Walter Hamada are producing the project, titled ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin,’ which will adapt a popular storyline from the recent IDW comics; Tyler Burton Smith is set to pen the script.

What ‘IF’ They Were Real? Headline News

Paramount Pictures Drops ‘IF’ Final Trailer and Slew of Posters

Ryan Reynolds is at his cheekiest in writer/director John Krasinski’s live-action/3DCG feature that follows a young girl who suddenly realizes she can see everyone’s imaginary friends; in theaters May 17. 

Technology Headline News

Renderman V26 Now Available

Newest version includes enhanced technology features such as XPU Advancements and Interactive Denoising; core improvements include faster instancing and texture read parallelism and improvements in RenderMan's Stylized Looks toolset for enhanced creative control.

People Headline News

Pitch Black Names Mikaël Damant-Sirois VP of Operations

The parent company of VFX studios FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito brings onboard the former Rodeo FX VP of Creative Operations to promote cross-brand integration, streamline processes, enhance collaboration between teams, and optimize global operations.

It’s Looking Like Fire Headline News

Showrunner Albert Kim Steps Down from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani will now executive producer the Netflix series through its second and third seasons, while Kim will remain as an executive producer.

Madness of Two Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops First Teaser Trailer for ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’

The gritty ’80s jukebox musical, which centers on the romantic relationship between Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, dances into theaters October 4.

Flame On… Again Headline News

‘The Fantastic Four’ Finds its Silver Surfer

Julia Garner joins Marvel’s remake that stars Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025. 

Combining All the Elements VFXWorld

Mastering the Elements: Integrating Live-Action and CGI in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

VFX supervisor, director, and executive producer Jabbar Raisani led a monumental effort to deliver almost 3,400 visual effects shots on the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s famed animated series, recreating the magical world of benders, who control the natural elements of fire, water, wind, and earth, and the mediator known as the Avatar.

Well Well Mr. Anderson Headline News

Drew Goddard to Direct ‘Matrix 5,’ Lana Wachowski to Executive Produce

Although plot details remain firmly under wraps, the film promises to honor ‘what Lana and Lilly began over 25 years ago,’ while ‘offering a unique perspective.’

Shake It Up! Headline News

Disney Shakes Up Release Slate, Live-Action ‘Moana’ Delayed

The feature adaptation of the original animated feature has moved from June 27, 2025 to July 10, 2026, while the animated ‘Moana 2’ sequel will still premiere November 27, 2024; the anticipated ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’ has been confirmed for a 2026 release.

Flipendo! Headline News

‘Harry Potter: Visions of Magic’ Headed to Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa will host the unique multimedia spectacle, which made its international debut in Germany; 10,000 square feet of expanded space are being added when the event opens Fall 2024.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares Another Round of Program Updates

Attendees can explore the stylistic design choices behind ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ and gain insight into artistic and technological innovations developed for ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

The Scariest Ballerina Headline News

Universal Drops New Trailer for ‘Abigail’

From Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the directing team behind ‘Ready or Not,’ 2022’s ‘Scream,’ and ‘Scream VI,’ comes a blood-thirsty new vision for vampire flicks featuring a monstrous little girl, out April 19. 

VFX for television Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘3 Body Problem: Inside the End of Judgment Day’ Featurette

EP/Showrunner Eiza González, director Minkie Spiro, and BTL creatives explore the ‘utterly terrifying science and creative process’ behind a mind-blowing episode 5 scene; the 8-episode series is now streaming.

Bringing Order to AI Chaos Headline News

Ravel Orchestrate GenAI Automation Software Now Available

New technology helps media and entertainment studios automate, integrate, and manage their complex assortment of GenAI-assisted DCC tools.

Business Headline News

DNEG Acquires Unity’s Ziva Toolset

Leading visual entertainment company nabs exclusive license for the powerful character-simulation software and will onboard a large portion of the tech team; real-time character creation, assisted by machine learning, enables artists to craft accurate and scalable digital characters efficiently.

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