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Only a couple of days after the departure of president Catherine Winder from Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment, the company was sold to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. The assets are being acquired in consideration for the assumption of existing Rainmaker book liabilities in an approximate amount of $7 million and the [...]
Catherine Winder, the president and exec producer at Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment is expected to leave her post on June 30, says The Hollywood Reporter. The former Lucasfilm Animation exec joined the studio in 2009 and headed the company’s original family entertainment division. She plans to pursue other business opportunities. “Catherine [...]
The Third Annual Pixie Awards, honoring outstanding work in animation, effect and motion-graphics, has unveiled its list of winners for the 2012 edition. The Pixies received a record number of submissions this year—750—and honored 213 entries from across the U.S. and Canada. 113 Gold Awards and 100 Platinum Awards were [...]
Last weekend, the Academy screened the 45 projects that were submitted for Best Animated Shorts consideration. Members of the Shorts and Animation branch of the Academy will vote for the 10 titles to be included on the short list and we will finally learn about the final five nominees with [...]
We are pleased to announce that artist/illustrator Erin Koehler is the winner of Hinge Digital’s inaugural “Bringing your World to Life” character design contest. As part of her prize, Koehler wins a Wacom Intuos4, Luxology modo and an article in the next issue of Animation Magazine. Koehler, received her BFA [...]