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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,... »

Sarofsky Hires Creative Director Patrick Coleman and Producer Sam Clark

April 29, 2016 | By
Sarofsky Hires Creative Director Patrick Coleman and Producer Sam Clark

Chicago-based production company Sarofsky announced that it has hired creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark. »

Thinkbox Software Debuts On-Demand, Per-Minute Licensing with Deadline 8

April 21, 2016 | By
Thinkbox Software Debuts On-Demand, Per-Minute Licensing with Deadline 8

Thinkbox Software announced the availability of Deadline 8, software that provides the foundation for organizations to easily manage any combination of local and cloud-based resources, ensuring jobs run efficiently. Deadline 8 introduces on-demand, per-minute licensing for Deadline, Thinkbox's Krakatoa and Sequoia, and third-party applications including The Foundry's NUKE and KATANA, and Chaos Group's V-Ray,... »

Reel FX Delivers Innovative Playoff Content for the Cleveland Cavaliers

April 20, 2016 | By
Reel FX Delivers Innovative Playoff Content for the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers recently tapped Dallas-based digital studio Reel FX to create a new player introduction video for the Cavs 2016 NBA Playoff run. The video debuted during Game 1 of the first round of the Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Playoff series on Sunday. »

Paul Grimshaw Joins Tippett Studio

April 19, 2016 | By

Berkeley, Calif.-based Tippett Studio announced that it has hired Paul Grimshaw as executive producer of commercials and new media. As a former executive producer of Industrial Light and Magic’s commercial production division and VP/executive producer at The Orphanage, Grimshaw brings extensive experience in advertising and a background in both live action and animation/visual effects... »

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