Business »

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.... 

Read More »
PETA Sues DreamWorks Animation for Violating Dragons’ Constitutional Rights

PETA Sues DreamWorks Animation for Violating Dragons’ Constitutional Rights

Bob Lincoln January 6, 2014 11

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.... 

Read More »
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..... 

Read More »
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..... 

Read More »
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..... 

Read More »
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..... 

Read More »
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.... 

Read More »
InfoGraphic: Issues That Most Concern California Visual Effects Artists

InfoGraphic: Issues That Most Concern California Visual Effects Artists

Bob Lincoln August 24, 2012 2

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.... 

Read More »
Red Cross Reports Over 1 Million Syrians Lack Access to Disney Channel

Red Cross Reports Over 1 Million Syrians Lack Access to Disney Channel

Bob Lincoln August 22, 2012 0

As civil unrest spreads across Syria, the Red Cross reported Wednesday that more than 1/3 of the country is without reliable cable, and over 1 million Syrians still lack access to the Disney Channel..... 

Read More »
Angelina Jolie Visits California VFX Industry Refugees

Angelina Jolie Visits California VFX Industry Refugees

Bob Lincoln June 28, 2012 9

Oscar-winning movie star and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday to meet with refugees displaced by recent upheavals in the economically devastated California visual effects industry. This was Jolie’s first.... 

Read More »
The Week in Review – Friday, June 1, 2012

The Week in Review – Friday, June 1, 2012

Sabonis O'Brien June 1, 2012 0

A selection of the top animation industry headlines deemed too controversial, too shocking or too asinine for coverage by the mainstream press… NAMBLA and FX Team Up on New Animated Series, Catamite Shores FX.... 

Read More »
World Powers Urge Iran to Broadcast Adult Swim

World Powers Urge Iran to Broadcast Adult Swim

Bob Lincoln May 23, 2012 0

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council yesterday called on Iran to back up their claim that a suspected nuclear research site is nothing more than an animation studio by broadcasting a.... 

Read More »
3,800 Really Cool Animation Jobs Posted in April, Though Only 17 Are For Pay

3,800 Really Cool Animation Jobs Posted in April, Though Only 17 Are For Pay

Bob Lincoln May 22, 2012 3

The U.S. Dept. of Labor reported yesterday that last month, animation industry employers posted 3,800 really cool job openings, though only 17 were for paid positions. That number was virtually unchanged from March, when.... 

Read More »
Global Animation Industry Employment Trends: Q1 2012

Global Animation Industry Employment Trends: Q1 2012

Bob Lincoln May 3, 2012 1

The Institute for a Better Tomorrow has just released its Q1 2012 Global Animation Industry Employment Trends report, a comprehensive assessment of current labor trends and workplace conditions. The following Executive Summary is a.... 

Read More »
Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

Big Studios Promise to Start Making Films with Cage-Free Animators

Bob Lincoln April 27, 2012 2

In a hastily assembled Friday press conference, five of the world’s top animation studios announced that by 2018, all their animated feature film and TV work will be produced by cage-free animators.  The group.... 

Read More »
UA-10795552-4
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: