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Boris FX Buys Imagineer Systems

Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems

Boris FX is buying Imagineer Systems, maker of the Academy Award-winning planar-tracking software Mocha. Imagineer is expected to continue operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Boris FX, with John-Paul Smith, CEO of Imagineer since 2009, continuing to lead the Mocha team from … more »

Psyop Launches Film and Television Division

New York-based creative studio Psyop is making a push beyond its core commercials market with a new film and television division. The division will be headed by recently hired Managing Director Kymber Lim, who will work from Psyop's L.A. office … more »

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Adobe to Buy Microstock Library Fotolia, Integrate with Creative Cloud

The latest addition to Adobe's Creative Cloud product mix is Fotolia, the royalty-free microstock photo and video library based in New York City. Adobe is spending about $800 million in cash to acquire the company and plans to integrate Fotolia's marketplace … more »

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Vitec Group Acquires SmallHD

Field monitor maker SmallHD has been acquired by Vitec Group, which will incorporate the company into its Videocom division, which includes brands such as Anton/Bauer, Bexel, Litepanels, Sachtler, Teradek, and Vinten. "It's exciting for SmallHD to be included among the … more »

Jamm founders Andy Boyd, Jake Montgomery, and Asher Edwards

Industry Veterans Found Jamm VFX Boutique in L.A.

VFX Supervisors Andy Boyd and Jake Montgomery and Executive Producer Asher Edwards have started up Jamm, a new VFX boutique in Los Angeles. Described by the founders, all formerly at MPC L.A., as an "artist-driven, independent creative studio focused on … more »

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Academy Reveals 10-Film Oscar Shortlist for VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the competition for this year's VFX Oscar to include just 10 films. The selected films will proceed to the Academy's VFX bake-off, slated for Saturday, January 10, less than a … more »

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Panavision Buys Digital Workflow Specialist Light Iron

Panavision said it has reached an agreement to acquire Light Iron, the post-production company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Light Iron's Outpost Mobile post systems for on-set production workflow will now be available through Panavision rental facilities worldwide, … more »

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Avid Says 3,200 Users Are Paying for Media Composer Subscriptions

More than 3,200 customers are paying for monthly or annual Avid Media Composer subscriptions, the company said, giving its editing software a foothold in a larger universe of users that includes pros and hobbyists who have historically been unable to afford … more »

People & Places: Alan Tudyk Directs, Austin’s New Film Studio, The Foundry’s Mischief and More

Actor-director Alan Tudyk (above) is being represented for commercial direction in the U.S. by Redbear Films. Tudyk is directing a new campaign for Slickdeals, and is also set to direct scripted series Con Man, co-produced by Redbear founder P.J. Haarsma … more »

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Sounddogs Buys Todd-Soundelux Sound-Effects Libraries

Sounddogs.com in Los Angeles, CA, has acquired the library assets and marks of the defunct Todd-Soundelux in bankruptcy court, according to Rob Nokes, president and founder of Sounddogs. The transaction includes the Soundelux sound-effects library as well as The Hollywood … more »