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Hollywood Post Alliance Award Noms Are Announced

Nominations were announced yesterday for this year’s Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Awards. Summer blockbusters Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim and Iron Man 3 lead the 2012 ... Continue Reading →
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MAXON Announces Release of Cinema 4D R15

MAXON has released the much-anticipated R15 version of its flagship 3D motion graphics, vfx, painting and rendering software Cinema 4D. The release offers new features and powerful ... 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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Moves Like Jaegers

Led by John Knoll and Hal Hickel, the brilliant team at ILM helps create Pacific Rim‘s epic battle between giant robots and sea creatures. Pacific Rim is both something of a throwback ... Continue Reading →
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Second Time’s Not a Charm for ‘The Smurfs’

Sony’s big summer sequel Smurfs 2 failed to draw big numbers at the American box office this past weekend. The live-action/CG-animated hybrid landed in the third spot Stateside, ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Animation Getting ‘Monster Trucks’ in Gear

There’s some intriguing fresh grist for the Toon Town rumor mill this week: Deadline.com has heard hints that Paramount Animation is close to poaching Blue Sky Studios director/producer/co-founder ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolverine’ Claws His Way to No. 1 Spot

Thanks to Hugh Jackman’s star power and the continued popularity of The X-Men, Fox’s The Wolverine made it to the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office this weekend. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2' Takes the No. 1 Spot for Third Week

The clever Gru and his lovable Minions displayed their lasting appeal once again as Universal/Illumination’s blockbuster pic Despicable Me 2 became the No. 1 movie at the box ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Announces Comic-Con Poster Plans

Austin-based theater and tie-in art powerhouse Mondo has announced plans to release new prints, including three colossal pieces of artwork to celebrate the release Warner Bros. and ... 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 →