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Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases New ‘Dragons’ Series, Debuting June 26 on Netflix

The Dragons are back, and they’re coming exclusively to Netflix. DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge is a new series that will premiere June 26 with 13 full episodes that follow ... Continue Reading →
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Federico San Martin Named Licensing VP for Henson

Federico San Martin has been hired on as Vice President of Global Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company. The appointment was announced by President & COO Peter Schube, to ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Names Brad Woods Chief Marketing Officer

VIZ Media has appointed Brad Woods to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. The seasoned entertainment exec will be responsible for developing a range of marketing and product strategies ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Sets ‘Dragons,’ ‘Dinotrux’ Netflix Series for Summer

DreamWorks Animation Television announced at WonderCon details of two new series coming this summer to Netflix: A new How to Train Your Dragon-based series to be titled Dragons: Race ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Develops Online Channels for Verizon

DreamWorks Animation is developing with Verizon two new channels for its online children’s channels DreamWorksTV and AwesomenessTV. AwesomenessTV will produce more than 200 hours ... Continue Reading →
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Kristine Belson Named President of Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Oscar nominee Kristine Belson president of Sony Pictures Animation. In her new role, Belson will lead the development and production of original ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Ups Arnold, Soria; Damaschke Steps Down

DreamWorks Animation announced today that it has appointed veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation. In their new roles, Arnold and Soria ... Continue Reading →
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The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →
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The Anime Income Gap

While American animation heroes are above money problems, Japan’s struggle to scrape by in modern economy. In Frozen, Anna and Elsa lived in palaces; Gru in Despicable Me commanded ... Continue Reading →