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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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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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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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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 0

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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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.... 

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Angelina Jolie Visits California VFX Industry Refugees

Angelina Jolie Visits California VFX Industry Refugees

Bob Lincoln June 28, 2012 3

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.... 

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Fake David Cameron Scrotum Appeared on ‘Game of Thrones’

Fake David Cameron Scrotum Appeared on ‘Game of Thrones’

Bob Lincoln June 25, 2012 0

In a repeat of the now infamous season one appearance of the likeness of ex-U.S. President George Bush’s head on a King’s Landing spike, reports have surfaced that HBO’s Game of Thrones has inadvertently.... 

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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.... 

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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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