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

Manoj Mishra returns to DQ Entertainment fold as COO
10:00 am PDT 07/06/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

Earlier this year, the animation industry was taken aback when information trickled out about India’s leading animation studio DQ Entertainment’s COO Sumedha Saraogi had departed from the company. She had been associated with DQ for more than a decade, first as a senior veep of global business development and then as COO. Now the news is that her position has been filled with the return of long time DQ executive Manoj Mishra who has returned to the DQ fold. At least … Read More

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee will put handprints-footprints in cement at Legion M ceremony
10:30 am PDT 02/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

On 18 July, the eve of San Diego Comic-Con, the iconic creator and force behind Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, will put his handprints and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. Presented by Legion M, ICON: Celebrating Stan Lee is the first ever handprint-footprints ceremony in TCL history to be organised and hosted by the fans. Kevin Smith from the TV show Comic Book Men said, “Stan Lee gave us the heroes that fuelled our imagination and aspirations. Now, … Read More

Senior colourist Andreas Brueckl bags all awards in the colour grading category at Apollo Awards
3:45 pm PDT 30/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It was a remarkable evening for FutureWorks’ senior colourist Andreas Brueckl at the Apollo Awards, an initiative aimed at honouring the best in production and post-production across Asia Pacific. Held in Singapore, Brueckl bagged all the awards in the colour grading category which included both for short form and long form. Nominated for three of his films in two categories, the senior colourist swept off both the awards, making him Asia’s premiere colourist. Brueckl won for his film ‘Funeral’ and the … Read More

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