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Final Call: Animatricks Submissions Close Jan. 31

Helsinki’s Animatricks Animation Festival has issued its final call for short film submissions, which must be received by January 31 for consideration for the 2016 event. The ... Continue Reading →
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PauseFest Offers Live Student Reel Critiques

Students looking to perfect their visual effects reels will have a unique opportunity to get expert critiques in an open “Battle of the Reels” session held February 10 during ... Continue Reading →
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Maria Hanafy to Lead Animated Storyboards Toronto

International animatics service studio Animated Storyboards has opened a new office in Toronto, and tapped Maria Hanafy to lead the local team as Managing Director. The 4,300 square ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Taps Barry Ziehl as SVP Public Affairs

Barry Ziehl has been named Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives for Warner Bros. Entertainment. Currently overseeing worldwide public relations and marketing ... Continue Reading →
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Brand4rent Reps ‘Wissper’ in Russia

German brand management company m4e has tapped Moscow-based brand4rent as Russia and CIS territories agent for preschool property Wissper. “Wissper is traveling the world. After ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Why Can’t an Animated Film Be Nominated for Best Director at the Oscars? ScreenCrush editor Mike Sampson laments snubs for Charlie Kaufman, Pete Docter. NYICFF Kids Films Camps ... Continue Reading →
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VES Award Nominees Announced

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards, taking place February 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Recognizing artistry and innovation ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie to Welcome 700-Plus Pros

Cartoon Movie 2016 — taking place March 2-4 in Lyon, France — is planning to see over 700 animated feature producers, investors, distributors, sales agents, video game companies ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out’ Takes Animation Golden Globe

Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen accepted the Golden Globe for their Best Animated Feature Film winning Pixar flick Inside Out at the Sunday night awards ceremony. The inventive CG ... Continue Reading →
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Marco Piccinini Appointed Atlantyca Licensing Manager

On the heels of Atlantyca Entertainment’s launch of the Atlantyca Live! Division headed by Rachele Geraci, the company has appointed Marco Piccinini as Licensing Manager for the ... Continue Reading →