Mark Shoeman

Mark Shoeman Named Director of Distribution for Genius Brands

Genius Brands International is expanding its global content distribution operation with the appointment of Mark Shoeman as the new Director of Distribution. The announcement was made ... Continue Reading →
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Animator & Voice Actor Bud Luckey Dies Age 83

William “Bud” Luckey, a multitalented artist and performer who touched many facets of animation, has died at age 83. Among his many credits, Luckey earned an Annie Award ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Student Academy Awards Finalists Revealed

The finalists for the 2017 Student Academy Awards have been announced, with this year’s awards ceremony set for October 12 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. ... Continue Reading →
Tom Sito

Tom Sito Joins Academy Board; Edlund Returns to VFX Branch

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the new electees to its 2017-18 Board of Governors. Among these esteemed industry veterans, animator, historian and educator ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
Brandon Lake

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 →
Dusty Film Animation Festival

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 →