VFX Pioneer Ken Ralston Receiving VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the ... Continue Reading →

Sony Offers First Look and Cast Details for ‘Emojimovie’

Sony Pictures Animation has issued a first-look image for its upcoming digital age comedy Emojimovie: Express Yourself, and announced that Emmy and Tony award winner James Corden (Into ... Continue Reading →

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GenArts’ Sapphire 10 Is Here! Latest release is packed with brand new effects, over 150 presets, easier workflows, and improved functionality in the one of a kind custom effect ... Continue Reading →

Iloura Creates Ectoplasmic Effects for ‘Ghostbusters’

Paul Feig’s grrl-powered Ghostbusters reimagining for Sony/Columbia featured some 500 visual effects shots by Deluxe’s Iloura, lead by VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew ... Continue Reading →

‘Overcoat’ Casts Cillian Murphy and Alfred Molina

Dublin-based Giant Animation has kicked off production on The Overcoat — a 26-minute animated film being co-produced with A Film Estonia — and announced that the short story ... Continue Reading →

‘Angry Birds’ Feathers Nest with No. 1 Opening

CG action-comedy The Angry Birds Movie from Rovio Animation and Columbia Pictures (with animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver) is off to a strong start at the worldwide ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Sausage Party’ Trailer Might Ruin Your Appetite

A poppin’ fresh new trailer for R-rated CG comedy Sausage Party has dropped, and it might make you want to drop your snack and take a good, hard look at yourself. The film, coming ... Continue Reading →

First Teaser Offers a Taste of ‘Sausage Party’

Voice star Seth Rogen served up a teaser for the adult animated comedy Sausage Party on Twitter on Sunday. The 33-year-old comic actor from The Interview, This Is the End and Knocked ... Continue Reading →

Sony Teases ‘Pixels’

Columbia Pictures has released a teaser for the upcoming action-comedy Pixels, coming to theaters July 24, 2015. The film is directed by Chris Columbus (Percy Jackson: The Lightning ... Continue Reading →
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When the Studios Saw Red

These days, it’s difficult not to wander into a social-media argument over unions, with organized labor having become just one more political wedge issue. But as anyone familiar ... Continue Reading →