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Chris deFaria Named CEO of DreamWorks Animation

The post-acquisition restructuring of DreamWorks Animation continues, with the news breaking Tuesday via Deadline that Warner Bros. animation exec Chris deFaria is stepping in as Chief ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
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‘Watership Down’ Mini-Series Get All-Star Cast

Richard Adams’ beloved novel Watership Down continues to inspire new feats of entertainment, with BBC One and Netflix announcing the classic tale will be reinterpreted into a four-part ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Feature ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR and More

Organizers of the 2016 FMX conference, taking place April 26-29 in Stuttgart, have revealed new details of this year’s programming. Attendees can look forward to presentations ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Bear Story’ & ‘Ex Machina’ Win Oscars Gold

In case you missed out on the live Twitter and Facebook coverage by our intrepid Editor-in-Chief Tom McLean from the Oscars press room, we are pleased to announce and congratulate the ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘TMNT,’ Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Win Golden Reel Awards

On Saturday, the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held in the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Recognizing the past year’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Bear Story,’ ‘Ex Machina’ Win Toon, VFX Oscars

Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out won Best Animated Feature while Bear Story earned the first Oscar for Chile with its win as Best Animated Short Film. “We want to represent our ... Continue Reading →
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VES Awards Honor ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Revenant,’ Pixar, ‘Game of Thrones’

The VES Awards were presented Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, with the top awards going to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Good Dinosaur, The Revenant, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘BoJack Horseman’ Take Critics Choice Wins

The 21st annual Critics Choice Awards took place in Santa Monica this Sunday, and in a repeat performance from The Golden Globes earlier in the month, Pixar’s Inside Out snapped ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →