Melissa Taylor

Producer Melissa Taylor Named Joint Biz Dev Head at Framestore

Oscar-winning VFX company Framestore has appointed Melissa Taylor as Global Joint Head of Business Development. The highly regarded producer has worked with some of the world’s biggest ... Continue Reading →
Cinesite CEO, Antony Hunt

Cinesite Secures $70M Financing Package from Pemberton

Cinesite Studios has completed a long-term financial plan with diversified asset manager Pemberton, which will provide an initial funding chunk of $40 million to cover the group’s ... Continue Reading →
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR

Framestore Evolves the VR World of ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Framestore and Warner Bros. Pictures have expanded the storyworld of Newt Scamander (as played by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne) and his creatures for the latest virtual reality ... Continue Reading →
Paddington 2

A Beloved Furry Friend Returns in ‘Paddington 2’

This weekend, a friendly Peruvian bear named Paddington is back in the spotlight. The loveable ursine hero of Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum’s 1958 book has returned to the big screen ... Continue Reading →
Beyond Good & Evil 2

‘In a Heartbeat,’ ‘Afterwork’ & ‘Less Than Human’ Win Animago Awards

The winners of the 2017 Animago Awards ( were announced Thursday night at a special ceremony in Munich, a highlight of the two-day Animago Award & Conference confab ... Continue Reading →
In a Heartbeat

2017 animago AWARDS Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2017 animago AWARDS have been announced, with nearly a thousand submissions from 58 countries narrowed down to 33 contenders in 11 categories. The awards will be ... Continue Reading →

CG Supe Gabriel Portnof, Ad Creative Director Jordi Bares Join Framestore

Framestore has announced a couple key appointments to two of its internationally dispersed offices this week. Joining the New York facility as CG Supervisor is DreamWorks veteran Gabriel ... Continue Reading →

Kate Phillips Joins Framestore Montreal as Head of Production

Framestore has appointed Kate Phillips as Head of Production, Montreal, charged with supporting the studio’s talent in creating top-notch VFX for feature films, and managing overall ... Continue Reading →

WB’s Anne Kolbe Bringing ‘King Arthur’ to FMX

FMX, the International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia (Stuttgart, May 2-5) has announced that Warner Bros. Pictures SVP of Visual Effects Anne Kolbe will ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes

So many fun videos and clips, so little time… Would you like to see a regular video roundup feature separate from our Daily News Bytes? Drop me a line at [email protected] ... Continue Reading →