Kathleen Kennedy

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 →
Joe Letteri

Joe Letteri Named 2018 VES George Melies Award Recipient

Following the announcement of its first Hall of Fame inductees, the Visual Effects Society has named Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri as the next recipient of the VES Georges ... Continue Reading →
Jennifer Yuh Nelson

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 →
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn earned a nomination for Robert Stromberg at the ADG's 2011 awards.

Art Directors Guild Introduces Animation Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has dubbed the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards theme “Production Design in Animation: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination,” ... Continue Reading →
Michael Hirsh

Michael Hirsh One-on-One Session Set for OIAF

Canadian toon titan Michael Hirsh will be participating at the 2016 Ottawa International Animation Festival in a unique One-on-One session: “The Executive Producer of My Canadian ... Continue Reading →
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Edgar Wright Directing DreamWorks Pic

DreamWorks Animation has tapped Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) to direct an original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows. Wright is also ... Continue Reading →
Peter Jackson

Jackson Says He’ll Direct Tintin Sequel after ‘The Hobbit’

After shooting the third chapter of The Hobbit trilogy, which will be released in December of 2014, Peter Jackson will put his creative energies into another three-part movie—The ... Continue Reading →
Ray Patterson

The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Jackson Reveals Plans for ‘Tintin’ Sequel

During his Hobbit press tour appearance in Belgium, Peter Jackson said that plans for a sequel to director Steven Spielberg’s 2011 feature The Adventures of Tintin are still on track. ... Continue Reading →
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LightWave 3D Offers Real-Time Virtual Production Tools

NewTek’s LightWave 3D Group announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture ... Continue Reading →