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George Clooney Urges Britain to Return Stolen VFX Jobs to U.S.

George Clooney Urges Britain to Return Stolen VFX Jobs to U.S.

Bob Lincoln February 10, 2014 11

Speaking at a Friday press conference for his new film The Monuments Men, director George Clooney urged Britain to return VFX jobs stolen from California, claiming Americans “have a legitimate case” in demanding their... 

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28 Parents Fall Ill at Senior Animation Student Screening

28 Parents Fall Ill at Senior Animation Student Screening

Bob Lincoln January 22, 2014 63

28 parents fell violently ill Sunday during a senior animation student screening, all reportedly sickened after witnessing what $200,000 in tuition, materials and living expenses actually buys at many four-year animation programs today. A... 

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China to Ease Restrictions on Polygon Count

China to Ease Restrictions on Polygon Count

Bob Lincoln January 13, 2014 1

Ending weeks of speculation, China announced today it will formally relax polygon count restrictions on all CG models, part of an effort to improve human rights as well as animation industry opportunities to actually... 

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PETA Sues DreamWorks Animation for Violating Dragons’ Constitutional Rights

PETA Sues DreamWorks Animation for Violating Dragons’ Constitutional Rights

Bob Lincoln January 6, 2014 10

PETA has filed a lawsuit claiming the dragons used in DreamWorks Animation’s 2010 hit How to Train Your Dragon and upcoming 2014 sequel were forced to perform against their will and are being held... 

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Mistakenly Released Compositor Recaptured and Returned to Studio

Mistakenly Released Compositor Recaptured and Returned to Studio

Bob Lincoln January 3, 2014 0

Following a massive manhunt, Bangalore authorities reportedly have apprehended a junior CG compositor who was mistakenly allowed to leave a VFX production studio to take his ailing grandmother to the doctor. An unidentified representative... 

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Kentucky Politician Proposes Tax on Violent Video Games and Vaginas

Kentucky Politician Proposes Tax on Violent Video Games and Vaginas

Bob Lincoln March 15, 2013 0

In the wake of recent mass shootings, a Kentucky legislator has proposed a tax on both violent video games and young women’s vaginas, claiming each is directly responsible for “unspeakably horrific” behavior in men.... 

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Disney Marks First Anniversary of John Carter Disaster

Disney Marks First Anniversary of John Carter Disaster

Bob Lincoln March 15, 2013 0

Over 100 studio employees solemnly gathered late Monday afternoon in Legends Plaza for an impromptu memorial commemorating the one year anniversary of the disastrous U.S. theatrical release of Disney’s ill-fated action-adventure epic John Carter. ... 

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Canadian Animator Whimpering Claims Rise Slightly in August

Canadian Animator Whimpering Claims Rise Slightly in August

Bob Lincoln September 28, 2012 2

Labor force data released Wednesday show Canadian animator whimpering claims increased slightly in August, with more than 115 new instances of insufferable Molson-fueled whining filed compared to 109 new claims filed the previous month.... 

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DreamWorks and the Philippines Stage Animation Games Despite Warning from Disney

DreamWorks and the Philippines Stage Animation Games Despite Warning from Disney

Bob Lincoln September 17, 2012 0

500 DreamWorks and Filipino artists waded ashore Saturday in a mock assault to seize an animation production studio, a drill Disney claimed would have dire consequences on the future of peaceful animated feature distribution.... 

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SoCal VFX Firms Add 190 Jobs in August, All in Mumbai

SoCal VFX Firms Add 190 Jobs in August, All in Mumbai

Bob Lincoln September 12, 2012 1

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that in the month of August, visual effects studios in Southern California combined to create 190 new jobs, though all the new positions were located in Mumbai.... 

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Digital Domain Vows to Go Green, Build Sustainable VFX Business

Digital Domain Vows to Go Green, Build Sustainable VFX Business

Bob Lincoln September 11, 2012 5

Saying it will try to move away from ecologically unfriendly practices such as building 115,000 square foot studios without the business base to support it, Digital Domain yesterday vowed to “Go Green” by 2014.... 

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InfoGraphic: What’s Next for Ousted Digital Domain CEO John Textor?

InfoGraphic: What’s Next for Ousted Digital Domain CEO John Textor?

Bob Lincoln September 9, 2012 1

With the sudden resignation of CEO John Textor, closure of their brand new Port St. Lucie production studio, layoff of 280 employees and the complete collapse of their stock price, venerable visual effects studio... 

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Computer Workstation Self-Destructs in Protest Over Use on Carrie Remake

Computer Workstation Self-Destructs in Protest Over Use on Carrie Remake

Bob Lincoln September 6, 2012 1

A fully configured HP Z820 workstation tragically self-destructed Wednesday by short circuiting and bursting into flames in a desperate act of protest against being forced to work on a remake of the film Carrie.... 

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President Hollande Presses India to Stop Bringing Shitty Animated Content to MIPCOM

President Hollande Presses India to Stop Bringing Shitty Animated Content to MIPCOM

Bob Lincoln August 30, 2012 47

French President François Hollande earlier today urged the Indian government to save everyone valuable time, energy and money by putting an end to the ridiculous practice of bringing really shitty animated content to MIPCOM.... 

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InfoGraphic: Issues That Most Concern California Visual Effects Artists

InfoGraphic: Issues That Most Concern California Visual Effects Artists

Bob Lincoln August 24, 2012 3

California now finds itself sitting center stage in a global battle over visual effects production work.  The ancestral home of the industry is struggling against global VFX studio expansion fueled by film production cost-cutting... 

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