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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.

Technology Headline News

Movella Announces Xsens MVN and MotionCloud Update

Major update provides users with 50% decrease in processing time; updated pricing model allows for greater flexibility and scalability of workflows.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Take Top Honors at 12th Annual Lumiere Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 2:18pm

At this past Friday’s The Advanced Imaging Society ceremony, 21 movie, TV, and emerging media projects were recognized; Denis Villeneuve, Adam McKay, Guillermo del Toro and Unreal Engine all received special honors.

Business Headline News

Vū Technologies Receives $17 Million Seed Investment

Cash injection from syndicates across Tampa, Orlando, and Texas will fuel growth of the company’s network of virtual production studios.

Get Ready for a Wild Ride! Headline News

Peacock Announces ‘Twisted Metal’ Live-Action Game Adaptation

Based on the hugely popular PlayStation game series, the comedy series stars Anthony Mackie as John Doe; Mackie and Will Arnett are set to executive produce.

We Want More Marvel! Headline News

Marvel Live-Action Series and Parental Controls Coming to Disney+ in the U.S.

Starting March 16, subscribers will have access to ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Iron Fist,’ and more, along with enhanced content ratings and PIN protection.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Plans to Spin-off and List Newly Re-Organized Creative Studios Group

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 2:13pm

Company will retain 35% stake in new entity that includes MPC for film and episodic VFX, The Mill for advertising, Mikros for animation, and Technicolor Games for the gaming industry; debt refinancing also planned, with deal set to conclude the latter part of Q3 2022.

The Web Slinger Returns! VFXWorld

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Creating Blockbuster Visuals for a Blockbuster Movie

Sony Pictures Imageworks’ VFX Supervisor Chris Waegner and Animation Director Richard Smith talk about the challenges of working with three Spider-Men, updating a clutch of long-time villains, and ensuring realism in the midst of an action-filled fantasy.

Free events Headline News

Register Now: DNEG ‘Beyond Sand & Spice: The VFX of Dune’ March 2

The latest #DeepDive session is a virtual event featuring the VFX teams’ never-before-shared insights into the visual effects behind the Oscar nominated feature ‘Dune;’ registration is open and free.

Another Taste of Marvel Headline News

Sony Drops Final Trailer for Marvel Supercreature Feature ‘Morbius’

New film delves into the origins of a biochemist-turned-bloodsucker, who first appeared in Marvel comics as a foil to Spider-Man and later became a flawed antihero.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Releases More Programming Highlights

Conference confirms presentations on the VFX behind the popular Netflix series ‘Arcane’ and the origins and creation of ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ as well as more onsite masterclasses and partners; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

And the Oscar Goes To… Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: Five VFX Oscar Contenders Panel

On March 9, VFX supervisors from the 5 Best Visual Effects Oscar nominated films come together in a free VIEW Conference virtual panel; the event is offered in partnership with OGR and the VFX Festival.

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