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Tom Sito Joins Academy Board; Edlund Returns to VFX Branch

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the new electees to its 2017-18 Board of Governors. Among these esteemed industry veterans, animator, historian and educator ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Star Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

Actor, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher — known worldwide as the iconic Princess Leia (and now, General Organa) of Star Wars — died in Los Angeles on December 27 after ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Star Wars: Boba Fett’s Original Role in Return of the Jedi Revealed The fan-favorite Bounty Hunter was almost a much bigger part of the plot, per George Lucas’ original vision. Batman: ... Continue Reading →
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Force Correction

  ILM goes back to the beginning to find inspiration ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Architects

Industrial Light and Magic has created pure movie wizardry for four decades — and we look back at some of the best animated moments from its vast archive of achievements. It’s been ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →
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Lord and Miller Directing Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Tale

Lucasfilm announced that The LEGO Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will direct a Star Wars Anthology series feature film about young Han Solo. Due in theaters May 25, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Shoot Complete

It was a simple announcement that confirmed only two facts: That principal photography has been completed on Star Wars: Episode VII and that the movie’s subtitle will be The Force ... Continue Reading →
Richard Edlund

Devil & Demon Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund to the Board

Supercharged computer manufacturer The Devil & Demon Strategy (devilanddemon.com) is welcoming renowned visual effects creator Richard Edlund to its board of directors. A seven-time ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Confirmed

If you felt this morning a disturbance in The Force, you weren’t alone. Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the cast for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, including the ... Continue Reading →