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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads VES Awards

The force was with ILM at the Visual Effects Society Awards this week. The team from ILM — Roger Guyett, Luke O'Byrne, Patrick Tubach and Paul Kavanagh — along with the film's special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould, shared the VES … more »

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Autodesk to Terminate 10 Percent of Workforce

Autodesk will lay off about 925 staffers — about 10 percent of its total workforce — to reduce expenses as part of a restructuring announced today. The company said it is "reallocating resources," including consolidating certain leased facilities, to speed its transition to … more »

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VideoBlocks Promotes New CEO, Expands Founder’s Reach

Six years after launching the subscription-based stock digital media destination VideoBlocks, founder and CEO Joel Holland is stepping into a new role as executive chairman, naming Chief Marketing Officer TJ Leonard the company's new CEO. As CMO, Holland said, Leonard led … more »

RIP Shure Chairman Rose L. Shure

Shure Chairman Rose L. Shure has passed away at her home, the company announced today. Her husband was the company's founder, the late Sidney N. Shure. Rose Shure was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors after Sidney Shure's death … more »

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Sam Raimi Will Get Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award from MPSE

Professional organization the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) is giving director Sam Raimi its Filmmaker Award, recognizing "outstanding contributions to the art of cinema," the group said today. The award will be given to Raimi at the MPSE Golden Reel … more »

The Revenant Oscar nominations

The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road Lead 2016 Oscar Nominations

The Revenant is the movie to beat at the 88th annual Oscars, having earned 12 Academy Award nominations, including for best picture. Mad Max: Fury Road was close on its tail with 10 nominations. Announced this morning, the 2016 Oscar nominations didn't hold … more »

Cinema Audio Society Reveals Nominations Slate

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) today announced nominees for its 52nd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, including categories for both film and television. Scroll down for the full list. Additionally, the CAS nominated products for its … more »

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DGA Nominates Iñárritu, McCarthy, McKay, Miller and Scott

The Director's Guild of America nominated five filmmakers for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2015. The directors are being nominated for a slate of pictures that includes two big-budget genre films, two fact-based films drawn from … more »

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Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Peanuts Lead VES Award Nominations

HBO's Game of Thrones (pictured, top) led the field in the 14th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards, earning no fewer than nine nominations from the honorary society. In feature films, Star Wars: The Force Awakens led with seven, including the VES's topline feature film … more »

Director Dave Horst, Producer Catilin Mulqueen, Managing Director Maria Hanafy, Marketing Associate Megan Brescacin and Animator/Editor Andrew Minett

Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office

Animatics studio Animated Storyboards opened its tenth office, and its first Canadian location, in Toronto. The new 4,300-square-foot location will feature three edit suites, an audio studio, conference room and lobby area. The Toronto office will be led by Managing … more »