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June 27, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Working Remotely: ILM, MR. X and Cinesite

ILM, MR. X and Cinesite share how they’ve adjusted to remote VFX production and post-production during the COVID-19 crisis (VFX Voice)

Inside the Animation of Amazon’s UNDONE

As far as format-breaking television goes, Amazon Prime Video’s Undone tops the list (Variety)

Jellyfish: Why We’re Going Remotely Global

Jellyfish CEO Phil Dobree on how virtualized production has eliminated global boundaries (Broadcast)

Technicolor Files Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Citing Pandemic

France-based digital media company Technicolor SA has filed for Chapter 15 in a U.S. bankruptcy court, citing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on revenue as well as a global shift away from traditional media in the last decade, which has impacted its DVD manufacturing business (Animation Magazine)

VES Announces Recipients of Founders Award & Lifetime Memberships

The Visual Effects Society has announced its newest Lifetime members, as well as this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award (Post Magazine)

Framestore Film Head Fiona Walkinshaw on How the VFX Industry Has Weathered the COVID-19 Crisis

The Oscar-winning VFX powerhouse may have shifted to a working from home environment with relative ease, but the company — and the industry as a whole — is anticipating a rocky fall with likely job losses due to the summer production shutdown (The Hollywood Reporter)

SIGGRAPH Details Plans for 2-Week Virtual Conference in August

Following an unprecedented decision to move its 47-year-old annual conference fully virtual, organizers of SIGGRAPH 2020 have quickly pivoted to design an all-digital conference that is as unique as its typical in-person offering (Computer Graphics World)

SOUL Producer Murray Reflects on Cannes-Selected Animated Feature

After her Oscar nomination for producing the 2017 animated short LOU, Dana Murray is making her feature producing debut with SOUL, the third Disney/Pixar film from director Pete Docter to be named as a Cannes Official Selection (Variety)

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