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2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Amy Adams, Arrival Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight... »

2017 Golden Globes: List of Nominees

December 12, 2016 | By

Best Motion Picture, Drama Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Amy Adams, Arrival Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Casey Affleck,... »

Director Rémi Chayé Journeys a Long Way North

November 28, 2016 | By
Director Rémi Chayé Journeys a <em>Long Way North</em>

In the animated adventure, Long Way North, an adventurous young aristocrat searches for her explorer grandfather, lost with his Russian icebreaker in the treacherous seas of the Arctic’s northeast passage. From a script by animation teachers Claire Paoletti and Patricia Valeix of La Poudriere animation school, the French-Danish co-production was directed on a small... »

27 Animated Features Submitted for 2016 Oscare Race

November 12, 2016 | By

A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The Angry Birds Movie April and the Extraordinary World Bilal Finding Dory Ice Age: Collision Course Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV Kubo and the Two Strings Kung... »

Trolls: Director Mike Mitchell and Co-Director Walt Dohrn’s Hand-Crafted Musical World

November 7, 2016 | By
<em>Trolls</em>: Director Mike Mitchell and Co-Director Walt Dohrn’s Hand-Crafted Musical World

In Trolls, director Mike Mitchell and co-director Walt Dohrn create a psychedelic playground filled with musical glee for Thomas Dam’s iconic dolls, taking a nostalgic romp back to the 60’s and 70’s that all ages can enjoy.  The story revolves around the tiny Trolls, who are in a perpetual state of happiness, and the... »

Call For Entries For The 44th Annie Awards Set For August 22

August 15, 2016 | By

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 44th Annual Annie Awards set to commence on Monday, August 22. The 44th Annie Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the 44th Annual Annie Awards will be... »

68th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

July 14, 2016 | By
68th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards were announced today by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum along with Anthony Anderson from the ABC series black-ish and Lauren Graham from Parenthood and the upcoming Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls.   “Television dominates the entertainment conversation and is enjoying... »

SOCIETY Welcomes Trio of Acclaimed Directors, Merges Live-Action, Animation Under One Banner

July 7, 2016 | By
SOCIETY Welcomes Trio of Acclaimed Directors, Merges Live-Action, Animation Under One Banner

Los Angeles-based production company SOCIETY has solidified its film, broadcast and branded content offerings by aligning sister animation company The Academy under one single banner. The newly unveiled SOCIETY not only houses both live-action and animation services, but a bolstered directorial roster that includes the additions of mixed-media powerhouse, Brikk, witty maestros of motion... »

SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners And Highlights Of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival

July 7, 2016 | By
SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners And Highlights Of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival

SIGGRAPH 2016, announces the winners — and highlights — of the 43rd annual Computer Animation Festival. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016. The annual festival for the world’s innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators, the Computer Animation Festival... »

Asifa-Hollywood Funds Community Programs, Events To The Tune of $150K

May 9, 2016 | By

This year ASIFA-Hollywood has reportedly earmarked nearly $150,000 for animation-based programs and events, including: Community Assistance, $15,000; Film & Art preservation, $29,000; Education, $58,000; Outside Events & Sponsorships, $23,000; Worldwide Outreach, $6,000; and Floating Funds where needed, $19,000. “Just two or three years ago, we could not have done any of this,” remarked Frank Gladstone,... »

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