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Meet Sohan Roy, the newest member of IATAS whose project Indywood plans to invest 70,000 crore in the Indian film industry
3:44 pm PDT 21/07/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Prominent Indian leader in the Gulf and Hollywood director Sohan Roy has been elected as one of the prestigious members of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS). It is an organisation to promote excellence in international television and also honour the best television programmes with the Emmys. A resident of UAE, Sohan Roy embarked on his Hollywood venture with Dam999 in 2011, a production which catapulted him to instant stardom as the movie won several national and … Read More


Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma bags Young Entrepreneur of the Year award
12:00 pm PDT 21/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma has won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Entrepreneur Magazine Awards 2017. Earlier this month, Comic Con India bagged three prizes at WOW Awards 2017 under Event Intellectual Properties. Comic Con India was honoured with Gold Trophies in Exhibition of the Year and Best Lifestyle Property of the Year, and Silver Trophy in Festival of the Year – Art & Culture. With more than 1000 nominations from organisations of all sizes, these awards are one of Asia’s most prestigious awards for the Asian Experiential event industry. Varma said, … Read More


One Animation studio head John McKenna in a candid chat dispenses pearls of wisdom
5:45 pm PDT 14/07/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

John McKenna was not one of those young people who are passionate about the art of animation and want to create films. Yet here he is, heading One Animation which is the studio that has created one of the most globally successful TV animated comedy series Oddbods. Before destiny led him to animation, McKenna was working in London in writing, acting, producing shows, directing and running teams of musicians for live theatre. “At one point, I wanted to become an … Read More


Interview with political cartoonist Vikas Sabnis
8:00 pm PDT 11/07/2017 By Sachin Bhat

For almost half a century now, Vikas Sabnis has been beguiling people with his cheeky cartoons and caricatures. His impeccable work has earned him numerous recognitions, whereas his popularity stretches as far as The Netherlands.In a candid conversation, the eminent cartoonist looks back on to his glorious journey and also reveals some interesting events in his life. Why did you decide to be a cartoonist? I was an arts student and it was in 1968 when it all began. I … Read More


Robert Downey hints at MCU exit as he talks of ‘hanging up the jersey’
6:00 pm PDT 06/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Hollywood starlet Robert Downey Jr. laid down the gauntlet for the rest of the Avengers when he kick-started Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with Iron Man. The movie was a massive success and became the foundation for the forthcoming MCU movies. But as they say all good things come to an end, Robert Downey’s reign as the metal crusader too is nearing an end as he has hinted at quitting the Marvel franchise. The 52-year old has appeared in seven … Read More


Tom Holland croons desi ‘Issspiderman’ song in a promotional video for India release
4:00 pm PDT 05/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming nears, the excitement and curiosity to watch the young Holland in the Spidey avatar along with the favourite Tony Stark cannot be contained. At this stage, any activity surrounding Spider-Man only makes them want more. The Comic Con India (CCI) crew recently attended Sony India’s exclusive Spider-Man: Homecoming media event in Singapore with East India Comedy’s Sahil Shah.  As a part of the CCI crew, Shah hosted a special conversation with the cast of … Read More


Flashback: FutureWorks’ senior colourist Andreas Brueckl grades his ‘Bank Chor’ journey
3:40 pm PDT 29/06/2017 By Swati Panda

It was a memorable journey for FutureWorks’ senior colourist Andreas Brueckl who graded his first Bollywood feature film after joining the post-production studio early this year. Andreas graded Y-Films’ Bank Chor which released on 16 June 2017. The movie was released nationwide on 16 June on about 800 screens. The comic thriller directed by Bumpy and was produced by  Y-Films head Ashish Patil.  Y-films is the youth wing of Aditya Chopra’s production and distribution powerhouse Yash Raj Films The film was shot … Read More


Tete-a-tete with digital painter Abeer Malik
7:16 pm PDT 23/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Her deft artwork brings paintings to life, while her picturesque portrayals of Amitabh Bachchan has espied the eye of the Big B himself. Abeer Malik may still be in the springtime of her life but the imperiously talented artist has already carved a niche for herself. We bring you an exclusive interview with her as she discusses her journey from a lonely girl in Jamshedpur to becoming the face of digital painting in India. Can you please introduce yourself in brief … Read More


‘The Book of Life’ director joins Spark Animation 2017 as Conference Chair
10:30 am PDT 21/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG) has announced Jorge R. Gutierrez as the Spark Animation 2017 Conference Chair. Visionary Mexican animator, character designer, painter, writer and director, Gutierrez, will be bringing his work and experience from south of the border to the Great White North to curate and host Western Canada’s largest animation event. Spark believes that Gutierrez’s exuberance and love for animation will make the conference a memorable experience. 2017 is proving to be the year of big announcements … Read More


Marc Chu joins Atomic Fiction as animation department supervisor
10:30 am PDT 20/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Atomic Fiction, a visual effects studio from Oakland has brought in animation guru Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM (Industrial Light & Magic), where he most recently served as animation director, bringing more than 20 years of experience animating and supervising the creation of everything from aliens and spaceships to pirates and superheroes. “Animation is only as good as the creative team behind it, so we wanted … Read More


TV’s caped crusader, Adam West bids adieu to the world
6:00 pm PDT 12/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Hollywood legend Adam West, an actor defined as well as constrained by his role in the 1960s series Batman took his last breath on Friday night in Los Angeles. He passed away after a short battle with leukemia at the age of 88. West is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and … Read More


Gaumont taps Laura Laas as animation TV sales head
12:00 pm PDT 08/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaumont has hired Laura Laas as its new VP of international television sales for animation, to work across its EMEA and North American sales activity. Laas is charged with selling Gaumont’s animated TV series within the EMEA territories and North America, as well as developing partnerships for worldwide co-productions. She will report to the company’s president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production, Vanessa Shapiro, and will also work closely with Gaumont’s animation team, led by division president Nicolas Atlan. “We … Read More