Golden Trailer Awards

19th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees Announced

The Golden Trailer Awards — celebrating outstanding achievement in motion picture and television marketing — announced the nominees for the 19th annual competition. The ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Vets Christian Irles, Joern Grosshans Join Image Engine

Oscar-nominated visual effects studio Image Engine has added visual effects supervisors Christian Irles and Joern Grosshans to its Vancouver headquarters roster. The new appointments ... Continue Reading →
Steve Garrad

Steve Garrad Named Vancouver Studio Head for Method & Encore

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has named Steve Garrad head of its Vancouver studio, where he will oversee day-to-day operations for global visual effects company Method Studios ... Continue Reading →
Rob Bredow

Rob Bredow to Lead ILM; Gretchen Libby Upped to VP Marketing & Production

Industrial Light & Magic (a Lucasfilm company) has appointed respected industry veteran Rob Bredow to Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director & Head of ILM. The acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
Dave Michener

Disney Animation Artist Dave Michener Dies Age 85

Dave Michener, an animator and story artist with Disney for more than three decades, died at home in Los Angeles on February 15 from complications caused by a virus. He was 85 years ... Continue Reading →
Carlos Saldanha

Chilemonos Fest to Honor Blue Sky Director Carlos Saldanha

The Chilemonos International Animation Festival will be bestowing its “Iconic Director” award on Carlos Saldanha, the Brazilian-born filmmaker behind many of Blue Sky Studios’ ... Continue Reading →
Jessica Hogan

Cyber Group Expands LA Office with Development, Direct-to-Consumer Ops

Cyber Group Studios USA, a subsidiary of Paris-based animation powerhouse Cyber Group Studios, announced today the launch of two new operations for its Los Angeles office, with two ... Continue Reading →
Marianne Culbert

Marianne Culbert Is Portfolio’s New VP of Production

Portfolio Entertainment has tapped award-winning kids’ producer Marianne Culbert as its Vice President of Production. The new veep brings more than 30 years of animation studio service ... Continue Reading →
Joe Clokey. Courtesy Cathie Lou Parker

‘Gumby’ Caretaker, Producer Joe Clokey Dies Age 56

Joe Clokey, a producer and consultant who shepherded the iconic claymation franchise Gumby created by his father Art Clokey (1921-2010) in the 1950s, has died age 56. Family friend ... Continue Reading →
Mark Miller

VFX Vet Mark Miller Heads Alkemy X LA Expansion

Creative content company Alkemy X is expanding to the West Coast, and has hired Emmy-nominated visual effects veteran Mark Miller to head its Los Angeles-based VFX and post-production ... Continue Reading →