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Worldwide 3D Box Office Roars to Life with Jurassic World

3D is alive and well in international markets, with Jurassic World earning about 65 percent of its box-office take outside the U.S. from 3D screenings, according to RealD, which provides its RealD Cinema Systems and 3D glasses to movie theaters worldwide. … more »


Benchmark Post to Take Over Former Todd-Soundelux Burbank Studio Space

A new audio post-production company, Benchmark Post, is launching in Burbank, with plans to occupy the former Todd-Soundelux offices on West Alameda this fall. Benchmark Post founder Pedro Jimenez, a re-recording mixer who started up movie-trailer audio specialist Benchmark Sound … more »


Kinefinity’s 4K and 6K Cameras to Bundle Assimilate Scratch

Assimilate is partnering with Beijing-based camera maker Kinefinity to give purchasers of the KineMini 4K or KineMax 6K cameras a one-year license of Assimilate's Scratch on-set and post-production software. As part of the deal, which gives Assimilate a foothold in the burgeoning … more »

Richard Crudo Will Be ASC’s President for the Sixth Time

The American Society of Cinematographers is keeping its leadership in place, with its entire slate of officers gaining re-election. Richard Crudo will serve his sixth term as president—he served for three consecutive terms beginning in 2003, and was re-elected to … more »

Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Open VFX Studio in Mumbai

Prime Focus World and Double Negative are planning a new VFX facility in Mumbai's Film City, the epicenter of Bollywood filmmaking. The new studio will be modeled on Double Negative's existing facilities and infrastructure in London, Vancouver, and Singapore. The … more »


Adobe Buys 3D Character Animation Specialist Mixamo

Adobe has purchased Mixamo (San Francisco, CA), maker of a 3D character pipeline aimed at game developers, including an automatic online rigging tool designed to quickly turn 3D meshes into standardized, fully rigged skeletons. Mixamo said its software and services … more »

The Foundry Has a New Owner: London-Based Equity Firm HgCapital

The Foundry has changed hands, with London private equity firm HgCapital acquiring a majority stake in the company from Washington, D.C.'s Carlyle Group for $312 million. The move puts an end to speculation that the London-based VFX and design software vendor … more »


Animal Logic Will Open Vancouver Studio to Work on The Lego Movie Sequel

Animal Logic is opening an animation studio in Vancouver, BC to produce three new animated features in its production relationship with Warner Bros. The VFX and animation studio described the new Animal Logic Vancouver as "an exclusive partnership" with Warner … more »


Autodesk Adds 95,000 Subscriptions in Q1 As Transition Continues

Autodesk offered a progress report on its transition to a subscription-driven business model today, announcing the addition of 95,000 subscriptions in the fiscal quarter ending April 30, 2015. Approximately half of those subscriptions are new subscription types, the company said—desktop subscriptions, … more »

Commercial Production Company Tröll Pictures Launches in L.A.

Tröll Pictures is a newly opened commercial production company in Los Angeles. Founded by Brickyard VFX partners Dave Waller, Patrick Poulatian, Kirsten Andersen and Steve Michaels, the venture brought Peter Steinzeig on board as executive producer and signed Eidur and Einar Snorri, … more »