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Daily News Bytes: George Romero & Martin Landau Pass, Emoji Steamboat Willie, & More

George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Creator, Dies at 77 The man who created the zombie zeitgeist which still permeates pop culture today has gone to rest, following ... Continue Reading →
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Emily Hubley Among UCLA Film Fest Honorees

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will honor veteran animator Emily Hubley along with six-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse ... Continue Reading →
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Shane Acker to Direct Reel FX’s ‘Beasts of Burden’

Reel FX announced today that Oscar nominee Shane Acker (9) will direct the studio’s upcoming untitled CG-animated feature based on the Dark Horse Comics series Beasts of Burden, written ... Continue Reading →
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Tayrona, Arc to Team Up for Four Animated Films

Tayrona Films and Arc Productions, both based in Toronto, have agreed to a deal to finance and produce for animated feature films. According to The Wrap, each company will contribute ... Continue Reading →
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Acker Dives into New Animated Feature ‘Deep’

Brown Bag Films’ co-founder Darragh O’Connell announced the launch of a new animated feature called Deep, about a post-apocalyptic undersea adventure, at the Annecy Festival on ... Continue Reading →
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Gnomon Announces New Shane Acker Short, ‘Plus Minus’

Gnomon Studios will release a new animated short film called Plus Minus in late 2011. Here’s a first-look trailer for the film. Plus Minus from Gnomon School of Visual Effects ... Continue Reading →
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Acker to Direct Live-Action ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ Movie

Shane Acker, who directed the animated short and feature film 9, has signed on to directed a live-action Thomas the Tank Engine movie, according to Deadline.com. Acker will direct from ... Continue Reading →