USC’s Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation

The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation at USC was dedicated last week at a ceremony attended by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Jack Black. The new facility is now ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Foundation Grants Include CalArts, ACME Network

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to 68 nonprofit organizations and schools, including animation powerhouse ... Continue Reading →

Gnomon Releases 2011 Student Animation Reel

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects has released its 2011 Student AnimationWork Compilation Reel. Here’s how the school described the reel: Featuring VFX creations from alumni ... Continue Reading →

Escape Studios Adds Five VFX Experts to Advisory Board

Escape Studios has added five members to its U.S. advisory board, selecting experts in the field from the likes of Pixar and Sony Pictures Imageworks. The new members are: Afonso Salcedo ... Continue Reading →

Nick Animation Studios Internships Ranked in Nation’s Top 10

Employer rankings and reconnaissance website has named Nickelodeon Animation Studios one of the top 10 internships in the country. According to a release from, the ... Continue Reading →

Gnomon Sets Lineup, Instructors for Master Classes 2011

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects has announced a roster of top digital artists will lead its Master Classes 2011. From February 11-25, in a private online community, participants ... Continue Reading →

Leckman to Direct Escape Studios’ L.A. VFX Campus

The CG academy Escape Studios has appointed Lucasfilm training legend Tad Leckman as academic director for the company’s new Los Angeles campus. Leckman ,who created the Jedi ... Continue Reading →

Animation Mentor Unveils Animals & Creatures: Master Class

Ask some of the top animation and visual effects supervisors in the industry what skill sets are in the most demand, and you’ll hear a lot about specialty skills such as animating ... Continue Reading →

Ringling Gets $1.75 Million Grant for Post-Production Facility

Officials in Sarasota County, Fla.,  approved Wednesday a grant of $1.75 million to the Ringling College of Art and Design to develop and build an on-campus post-production facility. The ... Continue Reading →

Full Sail Dedicates Facility to D&D Co-creator

Full Sail University will dedicate its new game studio at a ceremony Oct. 30, naming the new facility BlackMoor in honor of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign created by the game’s ... Continue Reading →