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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Panasonic’s VariCam 35 Now Available to Chicago DPs

The Chicago-based Daufenbach Camera announced today it has added Panasonic's VariCam 35 native 4K camera to its equipmental rental offerings, giving Chicago-area filmmakers the chance to shoot with the camera's dual native 800/5000 ISO, a potential game changer in extreme low-light … more »

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Comcast Announces 4K Set-Top Box

Comcast said it will introduce a new 4K UHD set-top box later this year, allowing customers to view UHD content from the Xfinity in UHD library—which contains mainly television series and Imax films—on demand at no extra charge. Comcast said it … more »

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Renowned Mixer Kevin O’Connell Back at Sony Pictures After Seven Years Away

Re-recording mixer Kevin O'Connell is back at Sony Pictures Post Production Services, where he has completed four projects—The Boy Next Door, Self/less, No Good Deed, and Pitch Perfect 2—and is working on Goosebumps with director Rob Letterman. Could one of those projects earn him an Academy … more »

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Autodesk, Microsoft Hook Up on 3D Printing and VR Initiatives

In a development that Autodesk said would simplify the 3D-printing process, the company announced that its Spark 3D printing software will be embedded in Microsoft Windows 10. The Spark APIs will be made available for free to Windows developers, and Autodesk is … more »

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Report: Adobe May Buy The Foundry

It could be Adobe Nuke CC one day soon, if a report that appeared Saturday in the London business press pans out. According to The Telegraph, Adobe is preparing to offer as much as £200 million ($304 million) to purchase The … more »

Formosa Villa Opens in Santa Monica’s Former POP Sound Location

Formosa Group has launched Formosa Villa, its new commercial and branded-entertainment division, at the former POP Sound location in Santa Monica. Mixer John Bolen and executive producer Lauren Cascio, formerly of Santa Monica's Play Studios, have been hired to work out … more »