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Bold Ideas Shine at the 2017 Student Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a notable history of honoring student filmmakers with medals for their thesis films. That honor roll includes directors John Lasseter, ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Prez Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award

The Art Directors Guild has announced that eight-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker and President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy will receive the 2018 Cinematic Imagery Award at the 22nd ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Andy Serkis Among Student Academy Awards Presenters

The Academy has announced a slate of presenters for this year’s Student Academy Awards, including DreamWorks Animation director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, as well as actor/motion-capture ... Continue Reading →
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Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

Atomic Fiction has hired animation guru Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Trailer Chris Pratt unveiled the new spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night, revealing a brand-new character: Star-Lord’s father, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Foundation Receives $250k Gift from Walmart

AMPAS announced that 89th Oscars sponsor Walmart has gifted $250,000 to the Academy Foundation in support of its educational outreach initiatives. The donative will all the Academy ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Pioneer Ken Ralston Receiving VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the ... Continue Reading →
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FMX Animation Highlights Include Kung Fu Panda 3

FMX 2016 kicks off in Stuttgart next week, running April 26-29, and program announcements are still rolling in from the organizers. Just days ago, Anne Kolbe, the Executive Vice President ... 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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World Animation Summit: VFX of ‘The Walk’

The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’ feature film chronicling performer Philippe Petit’s amazing high-wire walk between the towers of New York’s World Trade Center, is a stunning ... Continue Reading →