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Daily News Bytes: ‘Coco’ Trailer’s a Taste of La Chancla, J.J. Abrams Feels the Force & More

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ The man behind the lens flare-spangled reboot of Star Trek has signed on to the next installment of Lucasfilm’s iconic ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Nick Ladd’s VR Produced Short, ‘Evangelion’ Keeps Rebuilding, David OReilly on Everything, & More

This Impressive Short Film Was Drawn and Animated Entirely Inside of VR Artist Nick Ladd turned to virtual reality tools Quill and ANIMVR to create his new animated short Escape in ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A: Hilmar Koch Joins Autodesk as Director of R&D

Hilmar Koch, former tech head of advanced development at ILMxLAB, has joined Autodesk as its first Director of Research & Development, The Future of Storytelling. The newly established ... Continue Reading →
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Liz Laine Reps. Signs Tippett Studio to Roster

Liz Lain Reps, Inc. announces that acclaimed animation and VFX house Tippett Studio (www.tippett.com) has signed on to their roster of varied and talented production companies. “We ... Continue Reading →
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Bento Box’s Sutikki Goes International with UK Office

Emmy award-winning entertainment content and technology company Bento Box Entertainment is expanding internationally with the opening of Sutikki UK. The company’s first office in ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Hybride Speaks in Alien Effects for ‘Arrival’

Quebec-based Hybride, a division of Ubisoft, took to alien dialects to translate the vision of local filmmaker Denis Villeneuve through visual effects in his new sci-fi drama, Arrival, ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Blink Ink, Disney/ABC, FuseFX, marblemedia, Post Factory, ZDF

• Academy Award nominated animator PES has signed on to Blinkink following recent spots for Honda and Android. Known for his ability to reimagine everyday objects in wholly new ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX

Accomplished VFX producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the studio’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson is diving ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Award Nominations Reflect ‘Star Wars’ Fever

Representatives of top brands and major merchandise partners will convene on Las Vegas this summer for Licensing Expo 2016, and trade association LIMA will be presenting the annual ... Continue Reading →