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Former Disney Artists Announce First Project Under TAIKO Banner

TAIKO Studios — a brand new international outfit opened this year by founder-CEO Shaofu Zhang, a former Disney and Imageworks animator — has unveiled its first project: ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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SMPTE, VES Explore AR at Joint June Meeting

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE and the Visual Effects Society will conduct June 22 a joint meeting to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality. An overview of the ... Continue Reading →
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Jellyfish Pictures Opens Europe’s First Virtual VFX Studios

Emmy, VES and BAFTA Award-winning production house Jellyfish Pictures is breaking new ground by opening two new, virtual visual effects facilities in the Oval area of London — ... 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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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Kubo’ Top VES Honors

It was a good night for The Jungle Book and Game of Thrones, with each winning five categories at the 15th annual VES Awards held Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Jungle Book ... Continue Reading →
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VES 2017 Board Officers Set, Chair Mike Chambers Re-Elected

The Visual Effects Society (VES) — the industry’s global professional honorary society — announces its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The five officers, who comprise ... Continue Reading →
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2017 VES Awards Nominations Announced

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for its 15th Annual VES Awards, with the winners to be revealed at a ceremony Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton. ... Continue Reading →
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Lionsgate Clinches $4.4B Starz Buy

Feature, TV and interactive entertainment heavyweight Lionsgate has cleared regulatory approval and officially closed on its acquisition of premium cable network Starz in a cash and ... 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 →