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Buckinghamshire New University, located in High Wycombe, England, is re-launching its Animation and VFX Degree (BA Hons) program, the content of which is in line with the Core Skills of VFX handbook put together by Creative Skillset to help plug the skills gap in the animation industry and increase the [...]
The new adaptation of young adult best-seller Beautiful Creatures aims for magical effects that don’t remind viewers of other movies about teens with special powers. If you’re plugged into the booming interest in young adult books, you’ve surely got Feb. 14 marked on your calendar as the day to show [...]
Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, Production Operations, and Oscar winner Steve Nichols as Senior Animation Supervisor. The announcement was made by Imageworks EVP & GM Randy Lake. Dowdeswell [...]
Peter Chernin’s Chernin Group has bought a large minority stake in comic-book and animation studio Graphic India, which also creates content for mobile and online platforms. Chernin is the former president and COO of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Graphic India was launched last year by Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and [...]
Reuters is reporting that Prime Focus World, a visual-effects house that worked on such hits as Avatar and the Harry Potter series, is considering a bid on Digital Domain Media Group, which has filed for bankruptcy protection. Prime Focus World has operations in India, where the company was founded in [...]
To say that voice actor supreme Tom Kenny is perhaps best known as SpongeBob SquarePants is like saying Daniel Radcliffe is perhaps best known as Harry Potter. But like Radcliffe, Tom has done a lot more in his career than the little yellow fellow who lives in a pineapple under [...]
Once upon a time (as all good fairy tales start) animated features offered audiences original images, stories and characters that moviegoers could not see anywhere else. Similarly, there was also a time when big summer tentpole movies by their nature offered audiences the promise of something new and fresh. Well, [...]
Former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn will take over as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was tapped by Disney chief Bob Iger to replace Rich Ross, who left the studio in April. Horn was president of Warner Bros. for 12 years before leaving the studio [...]
David Heyman, the producer behind Harry Potter’s big screen outings, will be guiding another Brit kids lit classic by bringing Paddington Bear to theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Created by writer Michael Bond (and first illustrated by Peggy Fortnum) in 1958, the toggle-coat wearing immigrant bear from Peru who [...]
Indie U.K.-based equity firm Endless LLP has acquired top digital VFX house Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported by its new investment backer. The new deal will give Cinesite the resources and stability to fulfill a long-standing desire to expand the [...]