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May 9, 2019

Resurrecting Evil in PET SEMATARY

PET SEMATARY VFX Producer Mike DiCarlo on the necessary logistics, budgeting and studio relations needed to complete and deliver work on time (VFX Voice)

A VFX Artist Could Have Fixed the Coffee Cup in Game of Thrones in 15 Minutes

Digital effects artists say removing that coffee cup from Game of Thrones would be easy. (VICE)

Stuttgart’s FMX 2019 Concludes: More Than 280 Speakers and 4,000 Attendees

Capacity crowds help one of the world’s most important animation and visual effects conferences fully embrace its theme of ‘Bridging the Gap’ between people and projects from around the world. (Animation World Network)

MasterpieceVR Releases Masterpiece Motion Rigging Software

New VR software provides pain-free, fast and easy 3D model rigging for gaming and animation. (Animation World Network)

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew From Star Wars Dies at 74

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy, died on Tuesday, his family announced on his Twitter. He was 74. (Variety)

VFX House Pixomondo Ups Jonny Slow to CEO

Founder Thilo Kuther will continue to serve as president and exec producer. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Why Hollywood Car Stunts Are Getting Harder To Do All The Time

Our standard for what makes a movie stunt impressive is pretty high these days. (Gizmodo)

Opinion: Why the Sonic VFX redesign isn’t necessarily a good thing

Yes, Sonic looks like pure nightmare fuel – but swapping it out just six months to release is the real nightmare fuel. (Entertainment.ie)

People on the Move

Sony Pictures Animation Taps Illumination’s Alison Mann for Creative and Strategy VP Role

Mann joins the Culver City studio from Illumination Entertainment, in a newly created role. (Variety)

 

Cinesite Hires Drew Jones to Lead VFX Business Development

Former Peerless executive named as chief VFX business development officer (Broadcast)

 

FotoKem Enlists Industry Veteran Dana Ross

Ross Joins as Facility Continues Growth in Creative and Technical Digital and Film Services (Creative Cow)

 

Titmouse Names Mark Brooks Creative Director

Director of Lil’ Pimp and TV shows like Metalocalypse and Marvel’s animated Black Panther to oversee development at LA studio. (Animation World Network)

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