Jonas Odell, Director, Lies

Last month, Swedish animator Jonas Odell won the top prize for international shorts at Sundance for his new film, Lies. This highly stylized projects features three episodes dealing ... Continue Reading →

Sarnoff Departs Sony Imageworks

Tim Sarnoff has stepped down from his longtime post as president of Sony Pictures Imageworks. Sarnoff joined SPI in 1997 and has lead it to success as one of the industry’s top ... Continue Reading →

Torrence Joins Animax as CEO

Animax Entertainment has hired Corey Torrence as its new chief executive. Torrence, previously president of Prodigious Worldwide, will over see daily operations and plan for the company’s ... Continue Reading →

Disney FX Wiz Robert Broughton Dies at 91

Pioneering camera effects artist Robert Broughton who worked on almost every Disney movie from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to The Black Hole (1979) passed away recently at ... Continue Reading →

Clotiaux to Head Up Frantic’s Global Efforts

Terry Clotiaux, a 20-year veteran of the visual effects industry, has signed on with Frantic Films, a division of Prime Focus Group, as senior VP and COO of visual effects worldwide. Clotiaux ... Continue Reading →

Glen Hanson, Director, Shiny Toy Guns’ Ghost Town Video

It’s always a pleasure to see a cool new animated music video that goes beyond the standard limitations and clich’s of the genre. The Shiny Toy Guns video for their new ... Continue Reading →

Academy to Honor Mark Kimball

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to bestow the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation upon Mark Kimball, a computer scientist and motion ... Continue Reading →

ER Names New CEO

Deborah Dugan has been appointed CEO children’s entertainment company Entertainment Rights Plc. (ER). Dugan has served as president and CEO of Entertainment Rights North America ... Continue Reading →

Connors Named COO of Marvel Studios

Tim Connors has been appointed chief operating officer of Marvel Studios, the Hollywood subsidiary of Marvel Ent. In his new role, Connors will manage day-to-day business operations ... Continue Reading →

Animation Director Piotr Karwas Joins Asylum

Award-winning animation director Piotr Karwas has joined Los Angeles-based VFX and design company Asylum. Karwas previously worked for vfx shop Digital Domain, where he played an integral ... Continue Reading →