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SIGGRAPH: Emerging Tech

+ SIGGRAPH continues to reveal programming highlights for the July 24-28 event in Anaheim, CA. On Wednesday, check out the Emerging Technologies “Best of Show” presentation, ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Vancouver Announces Key Hires

Randy Lake, president of Oscar-winning VFX and animation studio Sony Pictures Imageworks, has announced four new hires for the Sony Pictures Ent. unit’s Vancouver headquarters: Senior ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Feathers Nest with No. 1 Opening

CG action-comedy The Angry Birds Movie from Rovio Animation and Columbia Pictures (with animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver) is off to a strong start at the worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Supe Spencer Cook Joins Framestore

VFX house Framestore announces that animation veteran Spencer Cook has joined the studio as Animation Supervisor on Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of Beauty and the ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Taps Rob Bredow as CTO

Lucasfilm has promoted Rob Bredow to the position of Chief Technology Officer, the production company’s General Manager Lynwen Brennan announced today. Bredow joined Lucasfilm’s ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Deep Programming Lineup

The VIEW Conference has announced its lineup of keynote addresses and programming for its 2015 edition, set for Oct. 19-23 in Turin, Italy. The lineup features an impressive array of ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Considers 20 Sci-Tech Achievements

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 20 scientific and technical achievements, involving 11 distinct ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Adds Sean Mullen, David Kern in Expansion

Technicolor is expanding its animation and games division with the appointment of Sean Mullen as creative director and David Kern as games technical director. Mullen and Kern will be ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Opts for Foundry’s FLIX on ‘Kubo’

Award-winning stop-motion studio LAIKA (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) has picked London developer The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to aid its pre-production ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →