World Animation & VFX Summit Reveals 2016 Hall of Fame Awardees

Animation Magazine has announced its list of 2016 Animation Hall of Fame inductees, who will be celebrated with an Awards Gala held Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the beachside ... Continue Reading →

VFX Pioneer Ken Ralston Receiving VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the ... Continue Reading →

Stop-Mo Director Anthony Farquhar-Smith Joins Not To Scale

Film and animation producer Not To Scale has signed on stop-motion director Anthony Farquhar-Smith — a roster addition that will see his work represented across all three NTS ... Continue Reading →

GoldieBlox Boosts Entertainment & Marketing Teams

Children’s multimedia company GoldieBlox has expanded its entertainment and marketing teams with the hiring of kids’ entertainment veterans Kenny Davis (Chief Marketing Officer), ... Continue Reading →

Alex Schwartz Named Alpha Animation Head of Production

Los Angeles-based Alpha Animation has appointed Alex Schwartz as its new Head of Production, CEO Bob Bacon announced Wednesday. Schwartz is charged with overseeing creative development ... Continue Reading →
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Ronen Tanchum Tapped to Head The Artery VR/AR

New York-based art and technology company The Artery is in the process of expanding its talent base by seeking top digital artists worldwide. Its most recent addition: VFX technical ... Continue Reading →

Gaumont Animation Ups Marc Dhrami, Hires Gaelle Guiny

Gaumont Animation’s President, Nicolas Atlan, has announced the French outfit will reorganize its leadership by promoting Marc Dhrami to Head of Operations, and appointed Gaëlle ... Continue Reading →

Studio Ghibli Artist Michiyo Yasuda Dies Age 77

Michiyo Yasuda — a widely respected animator and color artist whose four decade career included a span at Studio Ghibli from its first feature (Castle in the Sky, 1986) to Hayao ... Continue Reading →

John McKenna to Head One Animation

One Animation (Oddbods, Insectibles) announces that it is continuing its rapid expansion with the hiring of animation industry heavyweight and producer, John McKenna, as studio head. ... Continue Reading →

Cheryl Gresham and Justin Richardson Join Mattel Creations

Mattel Creations announces the appointment of Cheryl Gresham as Vice President of Global Media and Marketing Integration, and Justin Richardson as the Vice President of Global Content ... Continue Reading →