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2013 VES Summit Sets Speakers, Content

The Visual Effects Society has confirmed featured sessions for the fifth annual VES Summit, with the theme “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong ... Continue Reading →
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Stop Motion Legend Ray Harryhausen Dies at 92

Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning ... Continue Reading →
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Peters Named to VES Board for Northern California

Jon V. Peters, CEO and founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. I am thrilled to play a more ... Continue Reading →
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Oz Says He’d Love to Voice Yoda Again

In the wake of news that Yoda may be one of the central figures in Disney/LucasFilm’s upcoming Star Wars films, actor/director/writer Frank Oz says he would love to be the voice of ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Official: Abrams to Direct ‘Star Wars’ Pic

While the news was leaked on Thursday, Lucasfilm and Disney both confirmed that J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) will direct the next episode of the beloved sci-fi franchise Star Wars: ... Continue Reading →
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Trey Parker, Matt Stone to Launch Own Studio

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have launched their own production studio, Important Studios, in order to pursue film, TV and theater projects. Their upcoming slate ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Clone Wars’ Celebrates 100th Episode

Star Wars: The Clone Wars celebrates its 100th episodes with a new installment that uncovers an elite Republic clone commando who has gone “Missing in Action,” airing Saturday, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount to Unleash ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in IMAX

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ timeless adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark will get a special one-week release in select IMAX theaters beginning September 7. The film has ... Continue Reading →
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Coleman is Animal Logic’s New Head of Animation

VFX and CG animation veteran Rob Coleman has been tapped as the new head of animation at Sydney and Los Angeles studio Animal Logic. The two-time Oscar nominee (Star Wars: The Phantom ... Continue Reading →