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More GOT Procrastination! Headline News

George R.R. Martin and Kalinda Vazquez to Adapt ‘Roadmarks’ for HBO

The duo will executive produce the series, based on famed sci-fi author Roger Zelazny’s 1970s novel which features a time traveling highway and… dragons.

Events Headline News

Foundry Live Returns March 15-25

Virtual sessions will highlight key trends in the VFX industry while sharing the latest updates of the creative software company’s latest updates; registration is now open.

Positively Spotty Headline News

Disney Drops Official Trailer for ‘Cruella’ Origin Story

In the studio's new take on our favorite villainous fashion plate, Miss de Vil appears young, chic, and much more mad… is her insanity genius, or just plain killer?

Training Headline News

Escape Studios, ScreenSkills, and Epic Games Team Up on ‘Pick and Mix’

The two-week program will help film and television professionals move into real-time visualization and virtual production; free for freelancers and furloughed workers, the program runs March 15-26.

People Headline News

Cinesite Expands LA and London VFX Business Teams

Los Angeles-based Natasha Gould will lead business development on the west coast; Martin Perkins has been named the studio’s new business and bidding manager for the London office.

Big News for a Wednesday! Headline News

Netflix and Tim Burton Team Up on ‘Wednesday’ Live-Action Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:09pm

The legendary helmer makes his TV directorial debut in coming-of-age comedy based on the iconic ‘The Addams Family’ daughter.

Technology Headline News

Manus Announces the Manus Pro Tracker for SteamVR

Tracker features advanced sensors, lightweight portability, and extended battery life, and is specifically designed for motion capture, virtual production, and full-body virtual reality.

Cancel Culture at Work? Headline News

Gina Carano’s Firing From ‘The Mandalorian’ Was Far from Sudden

The controversial actress had previously been ousted from a ‘Mandalorian’ spinoff series following controversial social media posts and continued to post offensive views despite warnings from Lucasfilm.

Business Headline News

DNEG and Dimension Establish Virtual Production Partnership

Deal brings together VFX company’s creative talent with XR studio’s volumetric and real-time development to enrich relationships and service offerings across film, episodic and animation projects.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ on Digital March 16 and 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD March 30

Watch Gal Gadot kick ass Wonder Women, mixing it up with new BFF turned villain Kristen Wiig, as she once again holds the fate of the world in her hands; now available on Premium Video on Demand.

Great Balls of Dragon Fire Headline News

HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ Expands Cast and Sets Production Start

The long-awaited prequel series begins production in April, and welcomes series regulars Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, and Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria.

Business Headline News

Company 3 and Method Merge Atlanta Editorial Teams

Integration will optimize inter-departmental collaboration, enhancing overall service offerings; leading the transition are award-winning editors Eddie Kesler and Matt Barron.

People Headline News

Zoic Studios Expands Vancouver Studio and Creative Roster

The VFX house welcomes Craig Wentworth as VFX supervisor, Patricia Binga as animation supervisor, and Adam Harrison as VFX producer; recent Epic MegaGrant helps continued development of innovations in LED technology for virtual production and filmmaking.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: 2 Featurettes Showcase Cinesite’s VFX on ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:23pm

Overall VFX supervisor Simon Stanley-Clamp and his London team create the magical world of Alfea College, the ancient boarding school for fairies at the center of the otherworldly Netflix live-action series.

Business Headline News

Outpost VFX Secures Private Equity Investment

Studio strikes multi-million-pound deal with YFM Equity Partners; The Mill co-founder and CEO Robin Shenfield named new board chair, will leverage his vast experience to support company’s global expansion.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Escape Studios’ VFX Festival Returns in March

The all-virtual 9th edition’s theme is ‘Limitless Creativity;’ event features various talks, presentations, and career advice aimed at students, emerging talent, and industry professionals.

The Snyder Cut Arrives! Headline News

Official Trailer Drops for Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:10am

No more gripes and ‘shoulda-coulda-woulda’ speculation; get an extended look at the director’s true vision for the film he stepped away from in 2017, as it finally comes to HBO Max on March 18.

Badass Game Adaptations Headline News

Post-Apocalyptic ‘The Last of Us’ Adaptation Gains its Joel and Ellie

‘The Mandalorian’ star Pablo Pascal will portray Joel while ‘Game of Thrones’ badass Bella Ramsey will play Ellie in her second venture with HBO.

People Headline News

Framestore Expands Real-Time Tech Team with New Appointments

Grant Bolton named lead technical director and Alberto Aguado principal engineer on engine team to support studio’s growing use of game engine technology in VFX and virtual production toolsets.

The Roth Treatment Headline News

Jamie Lee Curtis and Jack Black Join Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’

The ‘True Lies’ star will play Tannis the archaeologist, while the beloved comedian and ‘Jumanji’ star will voice the lovable and hilarious robot Claptrap, in the upcoming video game adaptation.

Sneak Peek! Headline News

Exclusive ‘Tom and Jerry’ Sneak Peek Set for February 15 on Cartoon Network

Warner Bros. Pictures’ new live-action/CG animated feature, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, finds our old friends in New York City forced to do the unthinkable… work together to save the day; film hits theatres and HBO Max February 26.

Nerds Unite Headline News

Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith Join Cast of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

The ‘Fast & Furious’ and ‘Detective Pikachu’ stars join Chris Pine in the film reboot of the classic table-top game, set for a 2022 release.

Ta Ta For Now Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Dropped by Lucasfilm, UTA, and ID PR

The popular actress’ career may be kaput following the questionable decision to share a social media message comparing the treatment of Republicans in America to Jews in Nazi Germany.

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