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Technicolor Buys Parisian Animation Producer OuiDo Productions

Technicolor said it has acquired OuiDo Productions, a producer of animated television series including Alvinnn!!! & The Chipmunks, Sonic Boom, and Mini-Wolf. Officials said the deal would strengthen Technicolor's animation services offerings worldwide.  "We look at this acquisition as a complement to … more »

Thayer Jester Joins Stargate Studios as VP, Business Development

Pasadena-based virtual production and VFX house Stargate Studios has named Thayer Jester VP of Business Development. "My initial focus is to support the already solidified relationships that Stargate has created while cultivating new market opportunities for future revenue growth," Jester … more »


VFX Tax Credits in Vancouver, BC, Expand to Cover Post-Production Too

The British Columbia government approved a 2015 budget that includes new funding to expand the existing Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE) tax credit to include post-production film activities. The expansion will be effective as of March 1. In an … more »

Autodesk Buys Tweak Software

Autodesk purchased the assets of Tweak, maker of the widely used RV software for VFX playback and review. RV will remain available, the companies said, while Tweak's entire staff, including partners Jim Houriahn, Seth Rosenthal, and Alan Trombla, will become part of … more »


It’s Official: Six Major Studios Will Help Kodak Keep Film Alive

Kodak sealed the deal for motion picture film this week, announcing that it had signed agreements with the six largest Hollywood studios that will keep all parties in the celluloid business for at least a few more years. 20th Century … more »


Big Hero 6 Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

The Visual Effects Society gave its top awards to Big Hero 6, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones, and SSE's "Maya" commercial at a Beverly Hilton ceremony last night hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt. Walt Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 … more »


Autodesk’s Standalone Software to Go Subscription-Only in 2016

Autodesk will end sales of perpetual licenses for its standalone software products effective February 1, 2016. That's right — the company is giving customers a full year to get used to the idea of perpetual software licenses going away. It's … more »

Kristine Belson Becomes President of Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Entertainment named Kristine Belson, most recently at DreamWorks Animation, the new president of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA). SPA said that Belson will head development and production of original and franchise properties for the studio, reporting directly to Sony … more »

VideoBlocks Lead

VideoBlocks Unveils 100% Commission Video Marketplace

The new VideoBlocks Marketplace, launched this week, is aiming to put a good deal of the profits from the stock footage business back into the hands of content creators by returning 100% of the proceeds from their individual sales at In … more »


Red Announces New Authorized Rental Houses and Dealers

Red Digital Cinema today announced a line-up of new authorized dealers, creating what the company calls a "support network extension" for customers seeking product demos, tech support, mail-in and drop-off for repairs and upgrades — as well as purchases, naturally. … more »