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  • CALL OF DUTY®: Advanced Warfare – “Discover Your Power”
    Impressive commercial for CALL OF DUTY®: Advanced Warfare directed by Peter Berg and featuring Taylor Kitsch and model Emily Ratajkowski: CREDITS Team Credits Partner / Client Team CEO Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg EVP, Chief Marketing Offic…
    - 13 hours ago30 Oct 14, 7:26pm -
  • EX MACHINA
    Excellent first trailer for the next movie of Alex Garland, EX MACHINA: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Andrew Whitehurst) Milk VFX Utopia (VFX Supervisor : Steve Street) Director: Alex Garland Release Date: 23 January 2015 (UK…
    - 17 hours ago30 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
  • Weta Digital: Celebrating 20 Years – “My Story”
    Weta Digital is celebrating its 20 years! At this occasion, they asked some of their artists to share their favorites moments at Weta Digital. This episode 4 is with Jack Elder, Technical Writer since 6 years: The third episode of this serie is featu…
    - 23 hours ago30 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
    The final trailer of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 is out with destructions and new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Adrian de Wet) MPC (VFX Supervisor : David Seager) Rising Sun Pictures Scanline VFX (VFX S…
    - 1 day ago30 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • BBC ‘God Only Knows’: Behind The Work
    The Mill have just released a great behind the scenes video about their beautiful work on BBC ‘God Only Knows’: BBC ‘God Only Knows’ WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about BBC ‘God Only Knows’ on The Mill website. © Vincent Fr…
    - 2 days ago29 Oct 14, 2:03pm -
  • Scott Farrar – Senior VFX Supervisor – View Conference 2014
    Two weeks ago took place View Conference in the beautiful city of Turin in Italy. This is one of the best opportunities to meet personalities from the visual effects and animation worlds. I took the chance to meet and talk with Senior Visual Effects…
    - 2 days ago29 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • INTO THE WOODS
    Cool featurette for INTO THE WOODS with many VFX shots: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Christian Irles) Atomic Arts (VFX Supervisors : Justin Cornish & Brooke Lyndon-Stanford) The Production VFX Supervisor is Matt Johnson. Director: Rob M…
    - 2 days ago29 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
    Don’t miss this special look on AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON with few new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Ben Snow) Trixter (VFX Supervisor : Alessandro Cioffi) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Ken McGaugh) Fu…
    - 2 days ago29 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • PADDINGTON
    Excellent new trailer for PADDINGTON with tons of new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Framestore (VFX Supervisor : Tim Webber / CG Supervisor : Andy Kind) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Andrew Whitehurst) The Third Floor Director: Paul King Release…
    - 3 days ago28 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • Machine Molle Showreel 2014
    Machine Molle have just released their latest showreel full of commercials and music videos: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago28 Oct 14, 8:27am -

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  • newAFM 2014 Casting News: Volume I
    LionNicole Kidman and Dev Patel are attached to star in "Lion" for The Weinstein Company and See-Saw Films. Hugh Jackman was also rumored to be attached, but his agent has denied the reports.Based on Saroo Brierley's "A Long Way Home," the story…
    - 6 hours ago31 Oct 14, 2:35am -
  • newSeth Rogen Joins Steve Jobs Film
    Seth Rogen has scored the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Danny Boyle's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic at Sony Pictures.Christian Bale is set to play Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned project which involves three long scenes, each backstage bef…
    - 8 hours ago30 Oct 14, 11:51pm -
  • newGal Gadot Drops Out Of "Ben-Hur"
    Actress Gal Gadot has had to back out of talks to play the female lead in Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake at MGM and Paramount says The Wrap.Gadot was linked only two weeks ago to the part and was said to have entered discussions at the time.…
    - 8 hours ago30 Oct 14, 11:51pm -
  • new"Evil Dead" Team Head Into "The Dark"
    "Evil Dead" remake director/writer Fede Alvarez, co-writer Rodo Sayagues, and producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are set to serve in the same capacities on the upcoming thriller "A Man in the Dark" at Ghost House PicturesThe story follows three tee…
    - 8 hours ago30 Oct 14, 11:48pm -
  • newFour More Join "True Detective" S2
    Kelly Reilly ("Flight"), Michael Irby ("Almost Human"), Abigail Spencer ("Mad Men") and Leven Rambin ("Two Night Stand") have all scored supporting roles in the upcoming second season of HBO's "True Detective".The quartet have either signed, or are…
    - 9 hours ago30 Oct 14, 11:35pm -
  • new"Skull Island," "Wicked" Get New Writers
    Two high-profile projects have just scored new screenwriters."Flight" and "Real Steel" screenwriter John Gatins has been hired to rewrite the script for "Skull Island," Legendary's King Kong prequel that explores the creature's home island. Gatin…
    - 9 hours ago30 Oct 14, 11:33pm -
  • "Mockingjay" Headed For $130M Debut?
    The first tracking numbers are in for the biggest film of the Fall, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," and the potential box-office estimates are suitably gargantuan.Despite being 'Part One' of a finale, the film is slated to score an opening…
    - 17 hours ago30 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • More "Terminator Genisys" Photos Arrive
    Following yesterday's EW covers and story details regarding the upcoming "Terminator Genisys," some more photos and facts about the $170 million-budget film have arrived including - at last - a first look photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his…
    - 17 hours ago30 Oct 14, 2:52pm -
  • First Photo: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
    It has gone through years of development and numerous false starts, but the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Jane Austen-inspired satirical novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is finally in production.EW (via /Film) have posted a first l…
    - 17 hours ago30 Oct 14, 2:51pm -
  • "Game of Thrones" Cast Set For Season 7
    The fifth season is nearing the end of filming, the earliest plans for the sixth season are being drawn up, but HBO isn't resting on its laurels when it comes to its fantasy drama "Game of Thrones".The Live Feed reports that the principal actors on…
    - 17 hours ago30 Oct 14, 2:50pm -
  • "12 Monkeys," "Babylon" Get First Promos
    First look promo trailers have arrived for two high profile shows airing soon. First up, Syfy has released an extended trailer for its TV drama series take on Terry Gilliam's acclaimed time travel film "12 Monkeys" with Aaron Stanford taking over th…
    - 17 hours ago30 Oct 14, 2:49pm -
  • Animal Logic To Produce LEGO Movies
    VFX studio Animal Logic is in advanced negotiations for production duties on the next three LEGO movies for Warner Bros. Pictures.The Australia-based studio, which produced this year's franchise-launching hit "The LEGO Movie," are essentially creat…
    - 17 hours ago30 Oct 14, 2:48pm -

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  • newFede Alvarez Finds A Man In The Dark
    A new horror with Sam Raimi and the Evil Dead teamThey helped Sam Raimi resurrect the Evil Dead franchise for a new outing, and now writer/director Fede Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues are back in cahoots with him for some more horror. They’ll…
    - 4 hours ago31 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • newFirst Look At Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
    Switchblade sistersUntil recently, the adaptation of Seth Graeme-Smith’s Jane Austen-meets-horror genre-mash book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has existed primarily as a project lingering in development limbo. But thanks to finally locking in a…
    - 4 hours ago31 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • newKelly Reilly Joins True Detective
    Abigail Spencer, Michael Irby and Leven Rambin also setThe cast for the second season of True Detective is several steps closer to completion. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are confirmed (and Taylor Kitsch said recently that his deal is done), and n…
    - 8 hours ago31 Oct 14, 12:40am -
  • newNeil Marshall Will Tell Tales Of Halloween
    He's part of a new horror anthologyHorror and, to a lesser extent, romance, have brought omnibus films back from the dead in recent years, with the likes of V/H/S and The ABCs Of Death proving successful (if not always reliably great). There’s anot…
    - 8 hours ago31 Oct 14, 12:40am -
  • newSeth Rogen In Talks To Be Steve Wozniak
    Jessica Chastain also up for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs filmCould Seth Rogen be following Jonah Hill into high-profile dramas? He may not have cracked the superhero genre, but he is now the target of talks for the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak…
    - 8 hours ago31 Oct 14, 12:40am -
  • newGal Gadot In Talks For Ben-Hur
    UPDATE: She's no longer in talksUPDATE: Looks like her Wonder Woman gig has proved too conflicting for Ben-Hur. Scheduling issues means she's dropped out of talks for the Biblical epic. Though her Justice League duties – including the long-awaited…
    - 8 hours ago31 Oct 14, 12:24am -
  • newLucy Liu Starring In Snakehead
    A human trafficking dramaShe’s more usually found tracking down criminals as Joan Watson on US TV’s Sherlock Holmes show Elementary these days, but for a new indie drama, she’ll be stepping to the other side of the law, albeit for desperate rea…
    - 11 hours ago30 Oct 14, 9:20pm -
  • Hugh Jackman Finds Lion
    Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel also set for real-life taleIt’s reunions all over the place for new drama Lion. Dev Patel and Hugh Jackman will be sharing the screen once again after recently working together on Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie and it’ll m…
    - 14 hours ago30 Oct 14, 6:15pm -
  • New Poster And Trailer For The SpongeBob Movie
    Sponge Out Of Water“Utterly terrifying!” was the verdict of one member of Team Empire at first viewing of this new The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water trailer. They may have a point. It would not be difficult to make one of those Mary-Poppin…
    - 15 hours ago30 Oct 14, 5:29pm -
  • Alex Garland's Ex_Machina Trailer And Poster Land
    Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander set heads to 'trip'Alan Turing’s story is, of course, explored in The Imitation Game (landing on November 14) but the British maths genius’ legacy also fuels Alex Garland’s Ex_Machina. The Turing Test — a quiz…
    - 17 hours ago30 Oct 14, 2:55pm -
  • Alex Garland's Ex Machina Trailer And Poster Land
    Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander set heads to 'trip'Alan Turing’s story is, of course, explored in The Imitation Game (landing on November 14) but the British maths genius’ legacy also fuels Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. The Turing Test — a quiz…
    - 18 hours ago30 Oct 14, 1:54pm -
  • Orson Welles' The Other Side Of The Wind Nears Cinemas
    His lost, final, unfinished film could hit screens next yearIn January 2011, word arrived that Orson Welles' final unfinished film The Other Side Of The Wind was slowly emerging from a messy rights issue and could be on its way to completion. Skip to…
    - 19 hours ago30 Oct 14, 1:39pm -

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  • Where Are The Women In VFX?
    Marvel’s Vice President of Post Production Victoria Alonso was a speaker at this week’s VES Summit where she asked “where are the girls?” and called for more women to work in VFX. In Variety’s report, she spoke about how lowering the gende…
    - 9 days ago22 Oct 14, 7:32am -
  • VFX Artist Michael Scott Seriously Injured
    VFX Artist Michael Scott has been very vocal about VFX issues on twitter. Michael was seriously injured after he was hit by a car: During a break from work, Michael Scott was walking to get dinner when a car jumped the curb and pinned him to a concre…
    - 30 days ago1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Deluxe Entertainment “Currently Vulnerable To Default”
    If you work at Stereo D, Method Studios, Encore Hollywood, or Iloura (list updated per comments below) you may have been aware about some recent news concerning parent company Deluxe Entertainment’s credit rating being downgraded by Standard & Poor…
    - 51 days ago10 Sep 14, 8:05am -
  • LA Siggraph Panel: State Of The VFX Industry
    This sunday I’ll be at the VFX BBQ by the VFX Progress Group. Later in the week on Tuesday I’ll be at OTIS college to attend a LA Siggraph panel on the state of the VFX Industry: When: Tuesday September 9th 2014 7:30-10pm Location: Otis College…
    - 57 days ago3 Sep 14, 9:38pm -
  • As CA Film Subsidy Passes, MPAA Prepares To Raise Stakes
    If you read through the posts on this blog about film subsidies one trend should be abundantly clear: Hollywood studios will take one government’s offer and game it against others in the hopes of increasing and maximizing the total amount of free t…
    - 58 days ago3 Sep 14, 5:39am -
  • VFX BBQ
    The VFX Progress Group will be having a BBQ that anyone is invited to attend. I will be there to answer any questions and help lobby for support of ADAPT’s legal effort: Veterans Memorial Park 4117 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Sunday, Septemb…
    - 65 days ago27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Trade Provision Supporting ADAPT Legal Effort In AB1839
    Big news came last week as CA bill AB1839 was amended: An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of ge…
    - 66 days ago26 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • Sin Equity 2
    The gods have spoken: #vfx companies shall not hold equity in films, for verily shalt they perish from the earth. — bengrossmann (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the D…
    - 66 days ago26 Aug 14, 5:23am -
  • John Textor Demands Apology From VFX Soldier
    After my last post I received two emails from former Digital Domain 2.0 CEO John Textor. The contents of both emails were the same and posted below. The only difference between the two emails was the first one was sent with the subject “Blog” an…
    - 74 days ago18 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • John Textor Has A Blog
    Looks like the saga of John Textor continues. When Digital Domain went down and took Florida taxpayers for a $100 million bath I speculated that it would become an election issue. Well current Governor Rick Scott will be taking on the previous Gover…
    - 75 days ago16 Aug 14, 9:26pm -