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Assemblage Entertainment’s art director Ramana’s short film ‘Living Idle’ wins international acclaim
5:00 pm PDT 29/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Prolific filmmaker Ramana’s live-action short film Living Idle – about a woman’s unconditional love for her husband and family – is fast gaining approval across the globe. It won 26 international awards at various film festivals, the recent one being at Five Continents International Film Festival (FICOCC) in May this year. The film which runs for a duration of seven minutes, revolves around a woman who goes to any extent to fulfil her duty without any expectations or biases towards her … Read More


Bhimsain Khurana: an energetic and zealous man who constantly inspires
6:30 pm PDT 27/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Dressed in white kurta and pyjamas, he walked into the Travancore Hall, Park Center, and everyone present rose to their feet applauding – in admiration and reverence – for this legend of Indian animation. As he descended the stairs with folded hands as a form of greeting, one could not fail to see the deep humility that this man has amassed over the years with his work and experience. At Animation Masters Summit 2017, Bhimsain Khurana was honoured with a … Read More


Jiggy George appointed as India Head by International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association
4:00 pm PDT 26/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) today announced that is has appointed Jiggy George as its official head for India. A pioneer in the Indian licensing industry, George has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, project management and licensing. India is a strategically important market for the licensing industry. LIMA early on recognised the market’s growth potential for the industry and is eager to partner with George to help realise this potential. “With experience as a licensor, licensee … Read More


Framestore appoints Jordi Bares as ad creative director
1:30 am PDT 24/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Jordi Bares joins as a creative director in advertising at Framestore, London. Bares joins at an exciting time for Framestore, as the multi-award winning company continues to deliver innovative creative solutions to an ever-increasing portfolio of clients across its advertising, content and film divisions. Bares is an established name in the visual effects industry, having previously led teams at The Mill, Realise Studio and most recently, Glassworks. With a reputation for breaking creative boundaries, he has built an astonishing portfolio … Read More


Xilam appoints Morgann Favennec as executive vice president
6:30 pm PDT 17/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Xilam Animation has announced the appointment of a new executive vice president of development and global sales, Morgann Favennec, applicable from 3 July, 2017. Favennec joins Xilam at a time of rapid expansion across all the company’s areas of business including development, production and distribution with a growing number of new platforms and networks. A unanimously praised professional and an important player in the global audiovisual market, Favennec has played a major role throughout her career in the success of … Read More


Trinity Behind ‘Baahubali’ Magic
3:30 pm PDT 16/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Success has no shortcuts – it may be an old cliché’ but something which is quite relevant in our times. An abundance of talent sure helps but there have been too many tales where the path to brilliance have been crippled by the failure to put in the effort needed to convert the dreams into reality. The few who strive forward with their focus and determination intact get to enjoy the fruits of their hard work but rarely do few … Read More


Anthony Vinciquerra roped in to head Sony Pictures Entertainment
11:30 am PDT 15/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Experienced media executive Anthony Vinciquerra has been named the new chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), effective 1 June, 2017. Vinciquerra is stepping in for 13 year veteran Michael Lynton, who announced his departure in January. Reporting to Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai, the new SPE head will oversee the studio’s corporate groups and its business division – Sony’s Motion Picture Group (which includes Sony Pictures Animation and Imageworks), Sony Pictures Television and Worldwide Media Networks. “Tony … Read More


VFX supervisor Sandeep Kamal: “I am still waiting to work on an assignment that will challenge me”
8:30 pm PDT 19/04/2017 By Prerna Kothari

“Necessity is the mother of invention, when you want something badly, you can easily figure out a way to get it” These are the words coming from a person who has been in the visual effects industry for more than 20 years and has bagged the National Film Award for Best Special effects in 2013 for Girish Malik’s movie ‘Jal.’ We should probably thank Steven Spielberg as he’s the reason behind Sandeep Kamal getting inclined towards filmmaking. A humble person … Read More


Melissa Benavides appointed as EP of Sequence Group’s Melbourne facility
2:30 pm PDT 13/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Sequence Group – a creative studio that specialises in design, animation and visual effects – has bolstered its Melbourne office with the appointment of Melissa Benavides as executive producer. Melissa brings a decade’s worth of talent and experience to Sequence’s work across high-end animation, experiential events, motion graphics and live-action VFX. The Sequence Group, founder and creative director, Ian Kirby says, “Melissa is an incredibly important addition to the Melbourne team. At Sequence, we don’t just produce one kind … Read More


Images Beyond Imagination: Charuvi Agrawal’s art exhibition centered on her animated movie ‘Shri Hanuman Chalisa’
4:30 pm PDT 11/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

This visual artist is always on her toes- exploring, experimenting and creating something novel all the time. Charuvi Agrawal, a practising visual artist who specialises in large-scale interactive instalments alongside making animated content through her own firm Charuvi Design Labs, has organised an art exhibition in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. Titled as “Hanuman: Images Beyond Imagination”, the exhibition is between 10 April and 30 April, from 10:30 am to 7 pm at … Read More


Leena Dutta appointed business head of Sony kids’ channel, Sony YAY!
1:10 pm PDT 04/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has announced Leena Lele Dutta as business head for their upcoming channel in the kids’ entertainment space- Sony YAY!. With over two decades of experience in the media and entertainment industry, Dutta will be spearheading the new channel and will be responsible for developing content and driving the channel’s reach and connect with its relevant target audience. Sony Pictures Networks India, CEO, NP Singh said, “The kids genre is a new territory for us and … Read More


Sony Pictures Animation promotes Pam Marsden to head of production
10:30 am PDT 15/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Producer of the comedy hit animated feature Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Pam Marsden has been promoted to head of production at Sony Pictures Animation. Sony Pictures Animation, president, Kristine Belson made the announcement on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017. Previously, Marsden served as the executive vice president of physical production, a post she held for six years at Sony Pictures Animation, where she was responsible for planning, budgeting and supervising all projects on the Sony Pictures Animation slate. She … Read More