The-Academy-of-Motion-Picture-Arts-and-Sciences-150

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 →
annecy-150

Del Toro Reveals ‘Trollhunters’ Cast

During a retrospective of his career at the Annecy festival today, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced the initial casting for Trollhunters — his epic, ... Continue Reading →
daily-news-bytes-150

Daily News Bytes

The Creator of the Original Regal Cinemas Roller-Coaster Animation Has Died Portland, Oregon vfx animator John McLaughlin’s credits also include Shark Tale, Kung Fu Panda and ... Continue Reading →
annecy-150

Guillermo del Toro to Give Annecy Masterclass

The 2016 Annecy festival and market will welcome a very special guest to the charming French burg this summer, with organizers announcing that award-winning filmmaker and master storyteller ... Continue Reading →
reel-fx-150

Reel FX Gives First Look at ‘Wish Police’

Reel FX, the L.A. and Dallas-based studio behind The Book of Life, is offering up details of its latest feature project, Wish Police, including the first concept painting for the film. ... Continue Reading →
Assemblage-150x150

Assemblage Ent. Expands Leadership Team

Mumbai-based 3D animation studio Assemblage Entertainment has made three key additions to its leadership team. PMV Ramana has been appointed Art Director, while Rahul Nair and Vaibhav ... Continue Reading →
World-Animation-and-VFX-Summit-2015-150

World Animation Summit: Understanding Hybrid Studios

For smaller up and coming studios, the hybrid model — studios with a foot in the commercial, gaming and feature film pools who create their own content as well as produce content ... Continue Reading →
Nancy Bernstein

Nancy Bernstein Dies Age 55

Nancy Bernstein, an executive at DreamWorks Animation for 10 years who served as Head of Production, died on Friday, succumbing to cancer at age 55. “We are heartbroken by the ... Continue Reading →
The-Penguins-of-Madagascar-150

‘Penguins’ Opening Ruffles Investors’ Feathers

The flightless evil-fighters of DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar faced an icy opening weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday, taking in an underwhelming $36 million ... Continue Reading →
dreamworks-animation-150

‘Dragon 2′ Boosts Quarter for DreamWorks

How to Train Your Dragon 2 has earned more than critical acclaim for DreamWorks Animation — it’s earned a good chunk of change. Enough for the company to beat expectations in ... Continue Reading →