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November 15, 2018

Jenna Ruth: Raising the Creative VFX Level in MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN

Associate VFX artist at Insomniac Games Jenna Ruth on Marvel’s Spider-Man (VFX Voice)

Game of Thrones VFX House Pixomondo to Open Montreal Studio

The Los Angeles-based visual effects group that also won an Oscar for its work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is planning to launch its third facility in Canada in early 2019. (The Hollywood Reporter)

James Cameron Is Conquering New VFX Frontiers for the Avatar Sequels

Producer Jon Landau shares how Weta is innovating tech for the Pandora family saga, and how Kate Winslet learned to hold her breath for 7 minutes. (IndieWire)

Pearl & Netflix’s Over the Moon Takes Off with Imageworks

Pearl Studio and Netflix have tapped Oscar-winning production house Sony Pictures Imageworks as the lead animation vendor for feature Over the Moon, directed by Oscar-winning animation legend Glen Keane (Animation Magazine)

Koncept VR & Chapter Four Partner on Aladdin VR Experience

Creative boutique Chapter Four recently applied its expertise in spatial sound to place consumers in the middle of the Disney’s Broadway show, Aladdin. (Post Magazine)

Douglas Rain, Voice of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dies at 90

Douglas Rain, who voiced the soft-spoken HAL 9000 robot that went rogue in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, has died. (Variety)

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — ’nuff said. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Co-founders of Aardman Animations Are Selling the Company to Employees After 42 Years

Co-founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord are making plans for retirement (Bristol Post)

Exceptional Minds’ Susan Zwerman Recognized at ‘Exceptional Women in Production & Post’ Event

Recognized for her mentorship role as the Studio Executive Producer for Exceptional Minds school and studio for young adults on the autism spectrum. (Digital Journal)

DHX Media Sheds Halifax Animation Studio

Deal to sell production facility is part of company effort to streamline operations and cut costs. (Animation World Network)

The Farm to open ‘Farmton Abbey’ in Bristol

Facility to move into 10,000 square foot Edgecumbe Hall to deal with growing demand for post work. (Broadcast)

People on the Move

VFX Firm Artem Ups Trio To Board

UK VFX firm Artem, which has worked on film and TV projects including hit BBC series Bodyguard, Paddington 2 and Jackie Chan action film The Foreigner, has promoted three current staff to its board. (Deadline)

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