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Global Animation Industry Employment Trends: Q1 2012

Global Animation Industry Employment Trends: Q1 2012

Bob Lincoln May 3, 2012 0

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.... 

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NASA Hires ILM to Cut Costs by Animating Future Space Missions

NASA Hires ILM to Cut Costs by Animating Future Space Missions

Bob Lincoln April 29, 2012 2

Faced with a mandate to find less expensive ways to explore space following a series of massive budget cuts, NASA has hired pioneering visual effects studio ILM to animate upcoming Mars exploration efforts rather.... 

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InfoGraphic: How Canadian Animators Spend Their Time

InfoGraphic: How Canadian Animators Spend Their Time

Bob Lincoln April 28, 2012 2

Just how are Canadian animators spending their time? Canada has a rich animation tradition dating back to Charlie Thorson and Norman McLaren.  Canadian animators are known for their wry sense of humor and passion.... 

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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.... 

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Forced to Work on Feminine Hygiene Product Spots – Isn’t That Workplace Harassment?

Forced to Work on Feminine Hygiene Product Spots – Isn’t That Workplace Harassment?

Bob Lincoln April 22, 2012 0

This week, I try to explain the nuanced realities of workplace harassment to a compositor whose naiveté could portend big problems at the studio. Dear Bob, I was recruited by a boutique studio because.... 

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InfoGraphic: Future Profit Strategies and Business Models for TV Animation Producers

InfoGraphic: Future Profit Strategies and Business Models for TV Animation Producers

Bob Lincoln April 20, 2012 0

Experts agree that the halcyon days of big money TV animation deals are a thing of the past. However, production executives differ greatly on profit strategies and business models ensuring long term survival.  A.... 

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Adobe CS6 Preview Draws Rave Reviews Among Bootleggers

Adobe CS6 Preview Draws Rave Reviews Among Bootleggers

Bob Lincoln April 18, 2012 0

The recent Adobe CS6 program suite preview, which includes new versions of Photoshop, Premier Pro and After Effects, has generated huge buzz within the software pirate community, with the anticipated late May 2012 release.... 

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Jason Statham Says No to ‘Tiny Transporter Adventures’ Animated Series

Jason Statham Says No to ‘Tiny Transporter Adventures’ Animated Series

Bob Lincoln April 15, 2012 0

It looks as if the brainchild of director Luc Besson and the Sesame Workshop will have to proceed without the talents of action star Jason Statham, who this past Friday officially bowed out of.... 

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A&E Greenlights ‘Animation Festival Jury Wars’ Reality Series

A&E Greenlights ‘Animation Festival Jury Wars’ Reality Series

Bob Lincoln April 15, 2012 0

A&E announced it has greenlit production on a new original unscripted real-life series, Animation Festival Jury Wars, which follows an independent group of six animators assigned to the same pre-selection jury, who must live.... 

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Studios Snatching Up Cookbooks after Success of <i>Hunger Games</i>

Studios Snatching Up Cookbooks after Success of Hunger Games

Bob Lincoln April 12, 2012 1

The recent success of The Hunger Games has lead to a frenzy of rights licensing for fresh culinary-themed properties as studios try to turn the contemporary foodie craze into the next big formulaic feature.... 

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Sex with Interns on Location Shoots in Los Angeles Down 7% in Q1

Sex with Interns on Location Shoots in Los Angeles Down 7% in Q1

Bob Lincoln April 10, 2012 2

An overall increase in sex with interns during feature film shoots on Los Angeles streets was more than offset by a decrease in sex with interns on television shoots, according to figures released by.... 

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Teletoon Gives Series to Mediocre Animator Just To Shut Him Up

Teletoon Gives Series to Mediocre Animator Just To Shut Him Up

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 6

Fed up with constant phone calls to development execs, rambling misspelled blog posts and obnoxious drunken rants at film festivals, Canadian broadcaster Teletoon has signed mediocre Toronto animator Colin McKenzie to write, produce and.... 

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