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‘Peter Rabbit’ Is Sony’s Biggest Non-Bond U.K. Hit

Sony’s Peter Rabbit is hopping way ahead of all its competition in the U.K. The charming CG/live-action hybrid hit the big £38,475,923 (about $54 million) mark on Friday, taking ... Continue Reading →
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‘Artemis Fowl’ Production Takes Wing

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has announced the start of production on its adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s best-selling book series, Artemis Fowl. Principal photography has begun, ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Secures $70M Financing Package from Pemberton

Cinesite Studios has completed a long-term financial plan with diversified asset manager Pemberton, which will provide an initial funding chunk of $40 million to cover the group’s ... Continue Reading →
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NewTek Announces Latest Release of LightWave 3D

NewTek, Inc., announced availability of LightWave 2018, the new iteration of their comprehensive 3D animation system. The software for Windows and Mac operating systems will be available ... Continue Reading →
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Raydar Bringing ‘Bear Hunt’ & More to Kidscreen

London-based international media rights company Raydar Media is packing a diverse slate of children’s and family programs for its trip to Kidscreen Summit in Miami, spotlighting Channel ... Continue Reading →
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CG Supe Fabio Zangla Joins Framestore

Framestore announces the appointment of award-winning CG supervisor Fabio Zangla, who will work in the company’s global Film division. Zangla will be based in London, and collaborate ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Hires, Promotions & Departures

+ Glasgow-based Axis CG studio — which provides animation for video game, film and TV projects like its VES Award-nominated Halo 5: Guardians cinematic — has appointed Jon ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore Ups Grant Walker to Senior CG AD

Effects house Framestore has promoted Grant Walker to the post of Senior CG Art Director just in time for his five-year anniversary with the studio. He will be charged with leading ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore’s William Bartlett Upped to ECD

Framestore VFX Supervisor William Bartlett has been made an Executive Creative Director, reflecting the studio’s expansion into new avenues requiring greater levels of strategy and ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Whishaw Scoops Colin Firth’s ‘Paddington’ Role

British actor Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s tech-savvy ally Q in Skyfall (and will reprise the role for the upcoming Bond 24) has replaced defecting star Colin Firth as ... Continue Reading →