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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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ILM’s John Knoll to Keynote View Conference

Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer John Knoll will deliver the keynote at the VIEW vfx and computer graphics conference in Turin, Italy (October 15-18). “We ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Day 2: Maleficent, Muppets & Tomorrowland

After dominating entertainment news with reveals about the studio’s upcoming animated movies, Disney’s eclectic live-action slate took center stage on Saturday (Aug. 10) ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo to Offer Peeks at ‘Frozen,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’

Forget Comic-Con. The big toon fan experience will be happening at Disney’s D23 Expo, planned for August 9–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event will feature a special ... Continue Reading →
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D23 to Offer Special Consumer Interactive Experiences

More details are coming in every day about Disney’s big fan event D23, planned for August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Today it was announced that Disney Consumer Products ... Continue Reading →
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Iger Extends Disney Contract for 15 More Months

Disney Company CEO Robert Iger has added another 15 months to his contract after deciding against running for governor of California, says The Hollywood Reporter. Although Iger never ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview From Abroad with Brenda Chapman

Academy Award winning writer and director Brenda Chapman recently gave a masterclass at the Verdens Beste Children’s Film Festival in Tromso, Norway, meeting professionals from the ... Continue Reading →
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John Knoll Upped to ILM’s Chief Creative Officer

Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to Shoot in the U.K.

Lucasfilm announced on Friday that production of Star Wars: Episode VII will take place in the United Kingdom. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included U.K. ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Nabs Disney’s ‘Jake’ and ‘Tron: Uprising’

Five animated Disney series will now be available on Netflix’s subscription-based streaming service in the U.S. The multi-year, non-exclusive licensing deal features Disney XD’s ... Continue Reading →