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‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Dory,’ ‘Pets’ Are Kids Choice Winners

Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards were celebrated on Saturday, with host WWE Superstar John Cena bringing the slime in a big way to the pop-culture fete. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Brandon Lake’s Jazz-Inspired Short ‘Tin’ Debuts

Marking the start of Black History Month in the US, African-American animator Brandon Lake’s new stop-motion short Tin is having its exclusive online premiere February 1, through ... Continue Reading →
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2016 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

The Academy has voted 17 students winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition, selected from a record number of entries (1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA Selects AEF Scholarship Recipients

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum has selected eight animation students to receive a total of $30,000 in scholarships for academic year 2016-17. The merit-based awards ... Continue Reading →
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Jeremy Whitham Named Dev Director at Shout!

Shout! Factory has appointed industry vet Jeremy Whitham as Development Director, a newly created role that expands Shout!’s development and production team. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Animator-Historian Tom Sito to Receive Dusty Alumni Award

School of Visual Arts BFA Film and BFA Animation chair Reeves Lehmann and Annie Flocco, producer-director of SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards, have announced this year’s recipients of the ... Continue Reading →
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USC Presents Annual First Frame Showcase Friday

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts will on Friday, April 15 present First Frame 2016, its annual showcase of animation achievements from students and alumni of the John C. Hench Division ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Names Brad Woods Chief Marketing Officer

VIZ Media has appointed Brad Woods to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. The seasoned entertainment exec will be responsible for developing a range of marketing and product strategies ... Continue Reading →
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USC Film School Opts for OptiTrack

The USC School of Cinematic Arts has installed state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts ahead ... Continue Reading →
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BYU Students’ ‘Owned’ Tops Student Academy Awards

Owned, an animated film by BYU students Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, won the gold medal placement in the animation category at the 2014 Student Academy Awards. The silver medal ... Continue Reading →