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Shade VFX Names Lisa Maher Executive Producer

Shade VFX, a film and television visual effects facility with offices in LA and New York, has just named Lisa Maher executive producer. Maher was formerly business development executive at Shade. She will oversee work in the studio's offices in Santa … more »

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Jason Dowdeswell Will Lead FuseFX in Vancouver

Jason Dowdeswell has been named head of production and senior VFX supervisor at FuseFX in Vancouver. Formerly VP of production operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver, Dowdeswell will be in charge of production activities at FuseFX's Vancouver operations, including a … more »

O.D. Welch Named President of Digital Domain

O.D. Welch, formerly of Cameron | Pace, Prime Focus, and ComputerCafe, is the newly appointed president of Digital Domain (DD).  A specialist in visual effects and production management, Welch will manage day-to-day operations at DD's facilities in Playa Vista, CA and … more »

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Pro Sound Effects to Give Schools a Free Semester of Access

Brooklyn-based Pro Sound Effects is offering the first 50 schools to apply by September 15 free unlimited access to 50,000 of its royalty-free sound effects for use in their non-commercial films, videos, audio productions, apps or other creative projects during the … more »

VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak to Run Zoic’s NYC Facility

VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak has been selected to run the New York facility recently opened by Zoic Studios. The new studio will serve features, episodics, commercials and videogames. Wozniak joins Zoic from New York's Industrial Color, where he was head of CG … more »

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Five Reasons Sony Is Getting into the Drone Business

Sony is starting a drone company—but it's probably not the kind you're thinking. Rather than launching a line of airborne camera platforms to compete with offerings from DJI and 3D Robotics, Sony is offering services that rely on airborne imaging … more »

Disney’s Leon Silverman to Get HPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime Hollywood post fixture Leon Silverman—a founder of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) and president since the group's inception in 2002—is receiving the HPA's Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Silverman will accept the award at HPA's annual awards gala, scheduled for … more »

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Five Questions with Philly’s Shake Audio Post at MilkBoy

Philadelphia has a new audio post-production option with the opening of Shake Audio Post at MilkBoy. MilkBoy the Studio founders Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff brought sound designer Mark Schultz, CAS, formerly of Post Perfect and Suite Spots Studios, on board … more »

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Game of Thrones Leads 67th Emmy Nominations

HBO proved that Game of Thrones is as popular inside the industry as it is with home viewers, logging no fewer than 24 Primetime Emmy nominations in today's announcement. Game of Thrones is known for its brutal violence, large-scale action, and defiance of audience expectations, … more »

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Cinesite Merges with Image Engine

Making good on a promise of international expansion after its 2012 purchase by British private equity firm Endless [see our previous coverage], VFX and animation industry mainstay Cinesite has merged with Vancouver's Image Engine. The deal brings the total worldwide headcount … more »