Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020
DWA Presents Ultimate Events, January 2021 Edition (Hybrid Special)

Presently, hopes for the brand new year are soaring, as each of us takes stock of available opportunities, then takes aim. To see the big picture, you're in the right place. While this calendar of Ultimate Events starts out slowly, its offerings will soon play out, reshaping the global narrative...

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Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020
ArsenalCreative Names Thomas J. Connors as VFX Supervisor/CG Generalist

Seasoned 3D artist Thomas Connors has been named VFX Supervisor/CG Generalist at ArsenalCreative. Founder Mark Leiss announced Connors’ appointment, which is effective immediately. 

Building on his 20 years of experience on CG for high-end...

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Monday, Dec. 28, 2020
TBWA\Spain and McDonald's Create "Big Good," A New Burger To Help Spanish Farmers Recover From The Covid-19 Crisis

McDonald's in Spain has created a new hamburger called Big Good, intended to help the Spanish agricultural sector through the financial hardships created by Covid-19. Creative agency TBWA\Spain partnered with McDonald's to launch the new product, which is on sale now in McDonald's locations...

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Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020
PluckStudio Launches Animation Division with “Duck & Snowman's Christmas Adventure”

PluckStudio has added an animation division to bring short and long-form animated commercial production and original entertainment to the content studio’s clientele of brands, agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Pluck’s CEO Patrick Ortman says “Animation is something I’ve wanted to add...

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Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020
Last Chance To Catch 'Now You See Us' In 2020 (Pun Intended!)

The Seattle Film Summit, which held its annual event online this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic, has announced a Bonus Holiday Screening Week, featuring the full SFS 2020 slate of 7 features and 65 short films.

Now You See Us, directed by Award-Winning Director/Screenwriter...

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Monday, Dec. 21, 2020
Dick’s Sporting Goods Spotlights Beloved Community Organization Co-Op City Tennis

Forty years ago, NYC-based Co-Op City Tennis founder Ms. Lorraine and her late husband launched the organization to teach kids foundations of tennis, but also community, respect and leadership. Today, the group still runs strong in spite of pandemic-era setbacks, and community children feel...

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Monday, Dec. 21, 2020
ASIFA-Hollywood Selects Juried Award Recipients For the 48th Annual Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood announced its selection of Juried Awards recipients for the 48th Annual Annie Awards™. The Juried Awards honor career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation.

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Monday, Dec. 21, 2020
Pace Pictures Makes Virtual Production a Reality For Independent Film

The future of independent film production in a post-covd-19 world is taking “virtual” shape at Pace Pictures in Hollywood. The boutique facility recently used groundbreaking virtual production technology to produce Match...

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Friday, Dec. 18, 2020
Academy Museum Moves Opening to September 2021 Due To Pandemic

Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, today announced that the new institution’s much-anticipated opening will be moved from Spring to Fall 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With rising virus infection rates, museums remaining closed...

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Friday, Dec. 18, 2020
Daisy Pictures Inc. and Kristian Denver Diaz's Timely Debut Feature "Retrocausality" Opening Up To Rave Reviews on Amazon Prime Video

 Kristian Denver Diaz, releases his debut feature film, Retrocausality, exclusively on Amazon Prime in the USA and UK on Christmas Day. The film has opened up to rave reviews worldwide and currently has an 8.8 rating on ...

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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020
Malaysian Government Welcomes More Hollywood Film VFX Work With Base Media

Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia ("KKMM") and National Film Development Corporation Malaysia ("FINAS")  announced that they approved the 30% incentive under the Film In Malaysia Incentive ("FIMI") for the VFX work completed by Base Digital Production, a subsidiary of Base Media...

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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020
Jellysmack Taps Lauren Schnipper As Vice President of Creator Business Development

Jellysmack, the global creator company, enthusiastically announces the addition of Lauren Schnipper to its executive team where she will serve as Vice President of Creator Business Development. Schnipper, who boasts over a decade of industry experience, will be leading the tech company's effort...

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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020
The Jim Henson Company Taps Seasoned Animation Producer Sidney Clifton As Senior Vice President, Animation And Mixed-Media

Sidney Clifton is joining The Jim Henson Company as Senior Vice President, Animation and Mixed Media, overseeing the development and production of the Company's animated and live-action television content, including hybrid projects and formats that use the Company's proprietary Henson Digital...

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Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
Arch Empowers VFX Studios To Scale In The Cloud with AWS

As modern visual effects (VFX) studios continue to move creative workflows into the cloud, Arch Platform Technologies is providing secure, cloud-based infrastructure for studios and vendors to scale teams from anywhere in the world. Built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Arch packages together a...

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Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
PepsiCo Design Wins Best of Show in Mobius Awards

“A Can Has No Name," created by PepsiCo Design & Innovation, New York City, for Mtn Dew and Game of Thrones superfans, won Best of Show/Grand Prix in the 2020 Mobius Awards competition. Three packaging entrants competed for the honor. Other nominees were Pearlfisher of New York City and...

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Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
Global Study Shows Dominance in Engagement, Entertainment and E-commerce as Key to Success for World's Top Brands in 2020

LEWIS, the global marketing agency, today launched its annual Global Marketing Engagement Index™. The study reinforces the clear link between integrated digital strategies and business viability. All of the top 10 companies in 2020 scored significantly higher in media, digital marketing, and...

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Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
New COVID-19 PSA Music Video Hits a Chord

Vaccines are on their way but until there's widespread distribution, everyone still needs to stay strong, be smart, and do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. A group of San Francisco Bay Area companies, including Autodesk, Visual Rivet, and Gunderson Direct, are doing their part to...

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Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
Universal Studios Florida's Production Stages and Locations Are Ready, Open and Extraordinary

The production professionals comprising Universal Studios Florida's Production Group (USFPG) are ready to welcome the next round of film, TV and commercial productions to their Sound Stages, Backlot and across the resort's ultra-unique properties.

According to USFPG's Vice President/...

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Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
Valiant Pictures Co-founder Vincent Lin Joins The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Top 50 Screenplays

Valiant Pictures co-founder and director Vincent Lin has earned high ranks among the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellows, cracking the Top 50 Screenplays as a semi-finalist for the writing fellowship for his dramatic comedy ‘CHOPIN.’

Synopsis: An...

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Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
Short Film Spotlighting Farmer Mental Health Released on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vimeo

California-based production company The Factory officially released their award-winning short film ‘Dying Breed’ on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Vimeo. The public release is the culmination of a Festival circuit that included official selections to the Sedona International Film Festival, Lone Star...

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