Image Engine brings in key senior staff to strengthen its artistic front
2:00 pm PDT 01/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Academy Award-nominated visual effects studio Image Engine has announced the expansion of its talent base with three additional senior staff at its Vancouver headquarters. New talent includes visual effects supervisor Thomas Schelesny, visual effects producer Tara Conley, and digital environment supervisor Damien Thaller. Thomas, Tara and Damien are set to bring a wealth of experience to the Image Engine team, drawing from high-end visual effects work at Tippett Studio, Rodeo FX and Scanline VFX. Thomas Schelesny – Visual effects supervisor … Read More

Famous comedian and ‘The Simpsons’ writer Kevin Curran passes away at the age of 59
6:00 pm PDT 26/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Almost everyone knew or at least at some point has followed ‘The Simpsons’. The show provided subtle comedy and has been immensely popular with the fans. But recently a sad news struck the fans of the show as it was announced the producer and writer for ‘The Simpsons’, Kevin Curran has passed away. The well known comedy writer and producer was fighting a long battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 59 and fans all over mourned the … Read More

Green Gold Animation’s business gurus reveal details about the recent Amazon deal
5:00 pm PDT 21/10/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

When you stop growing you become stagnant or rather start dying slowly as per Pablo Neruda. Broadcast has been the hub for animated content in India due to its wide approach and extensive reach. Television has been the only home for animated content with channels catering to a wide variety of audience both in India and overseas. However, the digital disruption wave has brought about a paradigm shift in terms of showcasing the content. Large chunk of content has been … Read More

Blur Studio hires character effects supervisor Eric Maurer and asset supervisor Oded Raz
12:00 pm PDT 19/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Blur Studio, known for its award-winning animation, visual effects and design company continues to expand with key new hires character effects supervisor Eric Maurer, and asset supervisor Oded Raz. Maurer and Raz will bolster Blur’s leadership team, increase the studio’s capacity for larger projects, and foster the development of new technology as the company gears up for the next round of feature work by Blur co-founder and Deadpool director Tim Miller. “Bringing Eric and Oded on board, along with our … Read More

Nazara Games appoints Rashmi Ranjan Mishra as Business Head – Brand Solutions
1:00 pm PDT 17/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s leading mobile game publisher, Nazara Games, today announced the appointment of  Rashmi Ranjan Mishra as their new Business Head – Brand Solutions. He will be heading ad sales nationally across all the games published by Nazara. Prior to Nazara, Mishra was the Regional Sales Manager at TIL (Times Internet Limited) where he was looking after Mobile/Digital Ad Sales and Solutions for West and South India. Rashmi has over 10 years of experience in Mobile/Digital domain with expertise in Sales … Read More

Digitales Studios expands base to North America by appointing producer Dane Smith
10:00 am PDT 13/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Digitales Studios, a division of Karishma Software, one of India’s leading animation development and production companies in the region has appointed animation producer Dane A Smith as the international business development producer for North America and Canada. Smith will lead the Business Development and be the point of contact for the North American and Canadian clients for the studio, working with the studio management in Mumbai. Dane assumes his new role effective immediately, reporting to Digitales’s MD, Dipesh Desai, and … Read More

Cinesite launches international roadshow in search of animation talent
1:00 pm PDT 06/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Delivering great stories to global audiences requires world-class people. In order to complement its expanding team of outstanding local artists, Cinesite is launching an international roadshow, seeking new talent for its Montréal team. In addition to meeting recruits at festivals and events including Spark Animation in Vancouver, CTN eXpo in Los Angeles and Journée Québec in Paris, Cinesite’s recruitment team will be visiting several major international cities throughout October and November and meeting potential recruits.  The complete details are listed … Read More

Disney appoints ‘Inside Out’ screenwriter to co-direct animated feature ‘Gigantic’
12:00 pm PDT 04/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has tapped  Inside Out and Captain Marvel screenwriter Meg LeFauve to co-direct its upcoming animated feature Gigantic. The film is loosely based on the English fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. As previously announced director Nathan Greno will be directing the film. LeFauve’s will join him in direction and thus gain her first directing credit. LeFauve had already been working on the “Gigantic” screenplay and now her role has been extended for a much higher output. The story is … Read More

FuseFX hires Hemlock Grove’s VFX producer Sean Tompkins
3:00 pm PDT 20/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Not long ago it was learnt that FuseFX shifted to a bigger facility in New York and had announced the series it will be working on this year. Now, further strengthening its Los Angeles production staff, FuseFX has added three veteran visual effects producers. They include Sean Tompkins, a two-time Emmy nominee who previously served as associate head of production at Zoic Studios. Tompkins began his career with the iconic CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation before joining Zoic in … Read More

With key hires, Deluxe’’s Method Studios strengthens its artistic leadership and animation depth
11:00 am PDT 14/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Deluxe Entertainment’s global visual effects brand, Method Studios, announced the expansion of its artistic leadership and animation depth with key new hires based in Los Angeles and New York. New talent includes supervising art director and head of art department Olivier Pron, commercials VFX supervisor and creative director Jesse Bradstreet, commercials VFX supervisor James Rogers, animation supervisors Daryl Sawchuk and Tim Ranck, and VFX supervisor Gong Myung Lee. “”It’s nearly impossible to extoll the individual virtues these artists bring to … Read More

Julian Scott takes up the post of Animation & Television Consultant for ‘Film London’
2:00 pm PDT 13/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Following the departure of Good Story, production executive, Bob Thompson after three years in his position, Film London has appointed industry veteran Julian Scott as its new Animation and Television Consultant. With a rich amount of experience in his kitty, Scott will be responsible for advising investors and producers on the facilities, talents and skills available in the country. He would also organise familiarisation trips for overseas executives and champion the UK’s generous tax incentives for animation and children’s television. Scott … Read More

Genius Brands International continues expansion plans; promotes Stone Newman to president
2:00 pm PDT 07/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Genius Brands International has promoted Stone Newman to president of Global Consumer Products, Worldwide Content Sales and Marketing. The announcement was made today by GBI’s chairman and CEO Andy Heyward, to whom Newman continues to report. This move has come with a view of the company’s continued growth in worldwide licensing, merchandising and retailing programs over the past two years. In his new role, Newman, who joined GBI in 2014 as president of Global Consumer Products, will add oversight of … Read More