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’American Gods’ to Launch on Amazon Prime in Germany, Austria, UK & Japan The Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s contemporary fantasy will be an Amazon exclusive in multiple ... Continue Reading →

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Cartoon Network to Premiere New Pokemon Series Pokemon the Series: XYZ kicks off on CN February 20, featuring the further adventures of Bonnie and Ash. Big Bad Boo & UNICEF Partner ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Nominee Pat McClung Joins FuseFX

Burbank’s FuseFX (fusefx.com) announces that two-time Academy Award nominated visual effects supervisor Pat McClung has joined the studio and will bring his 30-plus years of experience ... Continue Reading →

Ridley Scott Earns VES Lifetime Achievement Honor

The Visual Effects Society will honor multiple award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions ... Continue Reading →

‘Batman vs. Robin’ Brings Gritty Action to Disc

It’s a fairly quiet week on the home entertainment front, with one notable exception. The latest entry into the DC Universe Animated Original Movie canon, Batman vs. Robin (Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Ridley Scott to Receive VES Lifetime Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multi-award winning director and producer Ridley Scott as its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, in recognition of his enormous contributions ... Continue Reading →

Five New Members Added to Academy’s Tech Council

Wendy Aylsworth, Rob Bredow, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel and Bev Pasterczyk have joined the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing ... Continue Reading →

Delivering Digital Dystopia in 4K

Vfx supe Peter Muyzers details the labor-intensive process of creating the realistic worlds of Elysium for director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller. In 2009, South African director ... Continue Reading →

‘Blade Runner’ Scribe Working on a Sequel

While Ridley Scott’s Alien quasi-sequel Prometheus has built a huge fan base even before its June release, there’s news today about another beloved Scott favorite. Hampton Fancher, ... Continue Reading →

Germany’s FMX 2012 Announces Conference Lineup

Europe’s top conference on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment has announced the lineup for its 17th edition (May 8-11). Among the many world-renowned ... Continue Reading →