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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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Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Bob Lincoln May 20, 2012 2

Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry. Vacationing.... 

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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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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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InfoGraphic: Factors Leading to Rich Ross’ Sudden Resignation from Disney

InfoGraphic: Factors Leading to Rich Ross’ Sudden Resignation from Disney

Bob Lincoln April 20, 2012 0

Rich Ross’ sudden resignation earlier today as Disney Studio chairman sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry and ends speculation as to the possible fallout from recent film disasters Mars Needs Moms and John Carter. .... 

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New Girlfriend Wants to Trade Sex for Confidential Studio Info

New Girlfriend Wants to Trade Sex for Confidential Studio Info

Bob Lincoln April 15, 2012 0

This week, I try to help a confused young story artist at a major animation studio grapple with ethical decisions that have serious, possibly illegal and certainly immoral implications. Dear Bob: I have a.... 

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