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Film Roman & Boxel Studios Form Film Roman Baja Studio

Film Roman has entered a joint venture with leading Baja California animation facility Boxel Studios to create full-service animation and visual effects studio Film Roman Baja in Tijuana, ... Continue Reading →
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Stage 32 Offers Animation Writing Master Lab

Entertainment industry social network Stage 32 — described by Forbes as “Lynda.com meets LinkedIn for anyone working in (or with a desire to work in) film, television or ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Cars 3 Teaser Trailer “From this moment, everything will change.” The Disney-Pixar threequel burns rubber into theaters next summer. VIDEO: Rogue One: A Star Wars ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse & Viacom NEXT Unleash VR ‘Smash Party’

Titmouse, the Emmy Award-winning animation studio behind Metalocalypse, Superjail!, The Venture Bros., Son of Zorn and Motorcity — to name a few — have combined forces with ... Continue Reading →
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RSC’s ‘Tempest’ Goes 21st Century with Real-Time Digital Character

For the first time in its four-century history, William Shakespeare’s stormy fantasy The Tempest will be presented with all the wonder and magic that the playwright could only ... Continue Reading →
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AEA Backs SAG-AFTRA Game Strike

The Actors’ Equity Association announced Friday that it is united with SAG-AFTRA in its picketing of video game studios, and has called on AEA members to not accept voiceover ... Continue Reading →
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Nimble Collective Seeks Animators for Pipeline Beta

Nimble Collective is inviting animators and other creators to apply for the beta test of its virtual streaming production platform, announced during SIGGRAPH this year. The startup ... Continue Reading →
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Emilia Clarke Joins the Han Solo Stand-Alone Film Game of Thrones‘ indominible Khaleesi will trade in her dragons for one scruffy-looking nerf herder, playing an as-yet unannounced ... Continue Reading →
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Web-Based Shottio Creates Future of Storyboarding

A new web-based platform is looking to create the future of collaborative storyboards: launched in mid-October, Shottio is aimed at filmmakers, animators, game designers, students — ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network & Childline Unveil Anti-Bullying Shorts

To mark National Anti-Bullying Week, Cartoon Network in the UK has allied with Childline to produced an original series of “Be a Buddy” animated shorts in conjunction with the launch ... Continue Reading →
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FILM.UA Inks ‘Stolen Princess’ Deals, Stirs ‘Mavka’ Interest at AFM

Ukraine’s FILM.UA Group is toasting a successful American Film Market showing, with more distribution deals secured for its headliner animated feature The Stolen Princess and significant ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso Receiving VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society has named acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production, Victoria Alonso as the next recipient of its Visionary Award. ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Monster Trucks’ (2017) Trailer Paramount Pictures has released the preview for its kooky CG vehicular-critter flick, in theaters January 13, 2017. Borivoj Dovniković Wins ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pokémon’ Animation Moves to Disney XD

The Pokémon Company International has inked a multiyear distribution deal with Disney XD, making it the new network home for Pokémon animated content in the US. The channel and its ... Continue Reading →
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Google Spotlight Stories Launches ‘Rain or Shine’

Google Spotlight Stories and Nexus Studios have debuted their new 360, interactive animated story, Rain or Shine — available now on YouTube 360 and the Google Spotlight Stories ... Continue Reading →
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Animation UK Launches in Alliance with UK Screen Assoc.

At the Manimation 2016 conference in Manchester, Animation UK announced that after a decade operating as a voluntary group, it is becoming a membership organization in partnership with ... Continue Reading →
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Imira Heads to MIP Cancun with 8 New Kids Series

Madrid-based Imira Entertainment has strengthened its catalogue of premium kids’ content ahead of the MIP Cancun confab, adding eight new series and over 250 half-hours of programming ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. News Names Manatt Film & TV Law Firm of the Year

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP has been named Law Firm of the Year for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Lawyers ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘Lost in Oz’ Special Premiering on Amazon Dec. 2

The Amazon Original Kids Special Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure is premiering on Prime Video in the US and UK on Friday, December 2, ahead the CG series debut in 2017. The animated ... Continue Reading →
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WB Throws Director Mark Osborne ‘Bone’

The feature animation adaptation of Jeff Smith’s Bone is finally picking up steam, with Warner Bros. tapping Oscar-nominated Kung Fu Panda and The Little Prince director Mark Osborne ... Continue Reading →