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October 4, 2018

Gradient Effects: Big Tech Solutions from a Small VFX Studio

Gradient Effects founder Olcun Tan on Megan, a short finished for 8K. (VFX Voice)

Engineering Emmy Awarded To Cospective’s cineSync

cineSync, the interactive video review software developed by Cospective, will be awarded an Engineering Emmy for outstanding technical achievement and its positive impact on the television industry.
(Deadline)

A Preview of Breaking The Glass Frame, A Timely Symposium In L.A. About Women In Animation

A symposium being held October 5 through 7 at University of Southern California in downtown Los Angeles (Cartoon Brew)

Will VFX Erase Location Shooting Forever?

The demise of on-location filmmaking might be 20 years away but it’s worth asking the question – – how will it affect movies? (Gizmodo Australia)

Comedy Central Launches Animated Shorts Program

Network seeking submissions of 1-3 minutes in length using any animation styles and techniques. (Animation World Network)

Blackmagic Design joins Netflix Post Technology Alliance

Blackmagic Design has joined the new Netflix Post Technology Alliance. (Shoot Online)

Star Wars Chief Kathleen Kennedy’s Lucasfilm Deal Extended for Three Years

The studio plans to expand the universe with new characters introduced in movies and television shows. (Animation World Network)

Midnight Special Outfit Automatik Lines Up Sci-Fi Feature Construct From Thor: The Dark World VFX Supervisor

Automatik is lining up a feature version of buzzed-about sci-fi short Construct from Thor: The Dark World VFX supervisor and VES member Kevin Margo. (Deadline)

John M. Dwyer, Set Decorator for Star Trek Series and Movies, Dies at 83

He received an Oscar nomination for Coal Miner’s Daughter, won an Emmy and dressed up Jaws, Terminator 2, Beverly Hills Cop and Patriot Games. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Brian Robbins Named President of Nickelodeon

Former Paramount Players president and AwesomenessTV co-founder will manage networks’ creative and business operations. (Animation World Network)

 

MPC NY Announces Executive Appointments

MPC, the Academy Award-winning visual effects and creative studio known for its work in advertising and feature films, has announced that Camila De Biaggi will take on the senior executive producer role at MPC NY and Angela Lupo will join as managing director. (Post Magazine)

 

Encore Hollywood Adds Colorist Andrea Chlebak, Promotes Genevieve Fontaine to Director of Production

Encore, a Deluxe company, has added colorist Andrea Chlebak to its talent roster, and promoted veteran post producer Genevieve Fontaine to director of production. (Shoot Online)

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