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Help Me Obi-Wan! Headline News

Indira Varma Joins ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series in Mystery Role

While whom the ‘Game of Thrones’ actress will play remains unknown, speculation points to Kenobi’s lover Satine Kryze, or ‘Clone Wars’ villain Asajj Ventress.

call for entries Headline News

The Rookie Awards Launches 2021 Global Competition

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:14am

11th annual contest is now open for entries; all amateur creatives in film, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics, and 3d visualization are welcome to submit their work. 

Awards Headline News

‘Tenet,’ ‘Soul’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:17am

Warner Bros.’ reverse-action sci-fi thriller and Pixar’s look at a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living were honored by the Critics Choice Association at their 26th annual ceremony.

TV VFX Headline News

Vine FX is the Perfect Match for AMC’s ‘Soulmates’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:15pm

After expanding their existing remote production capabilities in the face of COVID-19, the Cambridge-based VFX studio delivers 500 shots on the futuristic sci-fi anthology series.

Technology Headline News

9th Street Films’ Flame Post Pipeline Helps Deliver High-End VFX on Indie Budget

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2:27pm

Full service creative shop’s innovative workflow helps deliver time and money-saving VFX, color, and editorial on projects like ‘Sixth of June’ and ‘Love 40.’

The Roth Adaptation is Coming! Headline News

Ariana Greenblatt Joins ‘Borderlands’ as the Explosive Tiny Tina

The talented actress is no stranger to uncouth humor and action films, but just how vulgar will director Eli Roth allow the 13-year-old to be in her portrayal of the wild and insane character?

Supporting Women in Entertainment Headline News

Netflix Honors International Women’s Day

The streaming giant earmarks the first $5 million of their recently announced Creative Equity Fund for programs that support and promote women in the global entertainment industry; watch the Women’s Day Netflix video, narrated by Janet Mock, honoring groundbreaking women in entertainment history.

Business Headline News

Netflix Acquires ‘Teddy and the Guardian of the Night’

Dwayne Johnson to produce family adventure film from Seven Bucks Productions and FlynnPictureCo that tells the story of stuffed teddy bears coming to life to protect kids from all things that go bump in the night; Josh Stolberg and Bobby Florsheim have been tapped to pen the screenplay.

Business Headline News

Korean Webtoon ‘Dr. Brain’ Nabs Live-Action Series Order at Apple TV+

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:44pm

Sci-fi thriller based on the popular webtoon is the first Korean-language project for the streamer; ‘Parasite’s Lee Sun-Kyun to star, with Kim Jee-Woon writing and directing.

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Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is Finally Here

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:47pm

After pushing its original November 25, 2020 release date because of the COVID-19 pandemic as it quickly pivoted hundreds of artists to produce the bulk of the film from home, the studio delivers a beautiful and emotionally fulfilling epic adventure; the film releases simultaneously in theatres and on Disney+ this Friday, March 5.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

48th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:29am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘The Willoughbys,’ and ‘Trolls World Tour’ top the huge list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony set to stream live on Friday, April 16.

Business Headline News

Uncharted Territory and RISE Pictures Ink Production Deal

The companies will co-produce ‘Igraine The Brave Based,’ a 3D animated feature based on Cornelia Funke's magical fantasy novel; additional collaborations in the pipeline include other live-action and animated films and features.

I Need a Hunky Hero Headline News

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Pic Adds ‘Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page

The breakout star joins Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith in Paramount and eOne's highly anticipated fantasy table-top game adaption penned by Johnathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

Awards Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Top VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00am

‘Project Power’ and ‘The Witches’ lead the list of feature film field nominees; winners in 25 categories will be announced at a virtual ceremony streaming worldwide on April 6/7 depending upon time zone.

XR Innovations Headline News

Shocap Awarded Second Epic MegaGrant for Live XR-Circus Production

The grant furthers development of proprietary technology that combines live cross-reality entertainment with real-time VFX technology - delivering true XR experience to online audiences via headsets, gaming PCs, and video streaming services.

Virtual Events Headline News

Call for Entries: SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

Premier CG conference is looking for innovative works in computer graphics-based storytelling for its second-ever virtual Electronic Theater showcase; the submission deadline is March 23.

Ready for More Superhero Drama? Headline News

Netflix Drops Images and ‘Official First Look’ for ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00am

Well, we finally get to see some superheroes in new images and a ‘From Comic to Screen’ featurette about the upcoming live-action series adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s epic graphic novel series, streaming May 7.  

People Headline News

DNEG Feature Animation Expands Leadership Team

Industry veteran Archie Donato heads to London as VFX supervisor on new studio project; Ted Ty brings 25+ years of 2D and 3D animation experience to Montreal as new global head of character animation.

Events Headline News

SPARK FX 2021 – A Virtual Conference Coming March 4-14

Online platform for VFX industry to feature eight streams with programs on the creative teams behind popular productions such as ‘The Monster Hunter,’ ‘Bridgeton,’ ‘The Expanse,’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy;’ streams will also include VFX sessions on Reel-Time, AI, and the latest technologies for the visual effects community.

Latinx Oh Yes Headline News

Angel Manuel Soto to Direct 'Blue Beetle,' First Latino Superhero Film

The upcoming DC feature Jaime Reyes, a Mexican American teen who gains otherworldly powers from a mysterious scarab.

Oh Shepard My Shepard Headline News

Henry Cavill ‘Secret Project’ May Be ‘Mass Effect’

‘The Witcher’ star recently teased a secret project on his Instagram account, and internet sleuths believe it to be an adaptation of EA’s epic Sci-Fi shooter.

The Web-Slinger Returns! Headline News

‘Spider-Man 3’ Title Revealed After Some Good-Natured Fan Trolling

Sony shares ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ name after web slinging trio Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon tease possible titles ‘Phone Home,’ ‘Home-Wrecker,’ and ‘Home Slice.’

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