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VIEW Conference Names First 2017 Speakers

Registration is now open for the 2017 VIEW Conference (www.viewconference.it) — Italy’s premiere computer graphics, digital media and games confab. The 18th edition will ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Sets 2019 Date for ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′

Franchise creator Rovio and Columbia Pictures have revealed the official release date for The Angry Birds Movie 2 — the sequel will hit theaters on September 20, 2019, in line ... Continue Reading →
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Spark Animation 2017 Opens Submissions

Vancouver’s Spark Computer Graphics Society has opened submissions for Spark Animation 2017, running October 26-29 in the Canadian entertainment mecca. Now in its ninth year, ... Continue Reading →
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Art Director Jon Lorenz, Digital FX Supe Jeff Willette Join Timber

Santa Monica shop Timber has taken on Art Director Jon Lorenz and Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette, as announced by company Creative Directors and Co-Founder Jonah Hall and ... Continue Reading →
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WB’s Anne Kolbe Bringing ‘King Arthur’ to FMX

FMX, the International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia (Stuttgart, May 2-5) has announced that Warner Bros. Pictures SVP of Visual Effects Anne Kolbe will ... Continue Reading →
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Mikki Rose Named SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair

ACM SIGGRAPH has selected Mikki Rose, Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, as the SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair. The longtime event volunteer and last year’s Production ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Slate through 2018

Sony Pictures Animation is forging ahead with its plans to increase its release output while creating a distinctive mix of titles, evidenced by the newly released feature film slate ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces 18 Sci-Tech Winners for 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 18 scientific and technical award recipients (34 individuals), as well as five organizations, which will be honored at the ... 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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Deluxe’s Method Expands Leadership with Key Hires

Deluxe Entertainment’s global visual effects brand Method Studios announced a raft of key new hires that will expand its artistic leadership and animation cred. Joining Method’s ... Continue Reading →