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Former Disney Artists Announce First Project Under TAIKO Banner

TAIKO Studios — a brand new international outfit opened this year by founder-CEO Shaofu Zhang, a former Disney and Imageworks animator — has unveiled its first project: ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Animating Spidey with Imageworks

For the latest take on Marvel Comics’ ever-popular webslinger, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony Pictures Imageworks completed over 300 VFX shots — including creating a realistic ... Continue Reading →
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Anthony Vinciquerra Tapped to Head Sony Pictures

Experienced media executive Anthony Vinciquerra has been named the new Chairman and CEO of Sony Picture Entertainment, effective June 1. Vinciquerra is stepping in for 13 year veteran ... Continue Reading →
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Wage-Fixing Suit Draws to Close with $100M Disney Settlement

The end is in sight for the class-action lawsuit that shook up the animation industry. Holdout defendants Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm (all under The Walt Disney Company umbrella) have ... Continue Reading →
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Preliminary Approval Granted in DWA Settlement

US District Judge Lucy Koh has given her preliminary approval to the $50 million payment proposed by DreamWorks Animation back in October as settlement for the ongoing animators’ ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Settles in Anti-Poaching Suit, Disney Is Last Holdout

Another domino has fallen in the two-plus-year suit by animation artists alleging wage-fixing and anti-poaching agreements between major studios, with DreamWorks Animation reaching ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Speaker Spotlight: Maureen Fan, Troy Saliba, David Feiss

This year’s VIEW Conference in Torino, Italy is jam-packed with fascinating speaker sessions, as previously announced. With the dates drawing near (October 24-28), here’s further ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Follows Blue Sky in Settlement for Animators’ Suit

Just shy of a month after it was announced that Blue Sky Studios had offered a multi-million dollar settlement, Sony Pictures Animation and Imageworks are following suit (no pun intended) ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Names Randy Lake Prez of Studio Ops, Imageworks

Sony Pictures Entertainment has appointed Randy Lake as President, Studio Operations & Imageworks. He is tasked with overseeing all operations, strategy and planning for Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →
November 2014 Tech Reviews

November 2014 Tech Reviews

Imagineer Systems’ mocha Pr Mocha Pro has worked its way into the visual effects and post-production world in a big way. If you doubt me, then you can probably take it up with the ... Continue Reading →