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Week of July 30, 2018

Deluxe’s Method Studios to Acquire Award-Winning VFX Company Atomic Fiction

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire award-winning visual effects (VFX) company Atomic Fiction, with studios in Montreal, QC Canada, a growing epicenter for VFX, and San Francisco, CA. (Creative Cow)

Incredibles 2 Hits $1 Billion at Box Office Faster Than Any Animated Film

Summer hit is also one of only four billion-dollar films to make the majority of its money domestically. (The Wrap)

Marvel’s Victoria Alonso To Be Honored by HPA

Victoria Alonso, Producer and Executive VP of Production at Marvel Studios, will receive the Hollywood Professional Association’s Charles S. Swartz Award for her impact on the industry. (The Hollywood Reporter)

VFX Artist, Illustrator George Jenson Dies Age 87

Oscar-nominated visual effects artist, art director and illustrator George Jenson — whose credits include sci-fi classics Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) and several animated series– died in Henderson, Nevada, of complications from melanoma.  (Animation Magazine)

Ghostbusters Animation Supervisor Terry Windell Has Passed Away

Sad news within the world of Ghostbusters as it’s been confirmed that Terry Windell has passed away at the age of 61. (Facebook)

Pond5 Expands Content Marketplace with Massive Collection of 3D Models to Fulfill the Needs of Filmmakers Worldwide

New partnership with TurboSquid offers endless creative options for production companies, creative agencies, and content creators completing projects on ever-tightening budgets. (Business Wire)

Studio 100 Media Launches Studio Isar Animation

First project for new Munich CG animation studio will be third Maya the Bee franchise film  (Animation World Network)

Philip K. Dick Story The Great C Comes To VR

VR short film adaptation will be premiered at Venice Film Festival. (VRFocus)

Pakistan’s Youngest Female VFX Artist Worked on New Mission: Impossible Film

Pakistan’s first and youngest female visual effects artist in Hollywood, Laraib Atta, continues to make the country proud. (Geo TV)

People on the Move

MPC LA Boosts Senior Creative Advertising Team

MPC’s LA studio has announced creative leadership changes with two promotions and a new hire. (Animation World Network)

 

London VFX Studio Union Promotes Cooper & Hughes

Soho-based visual effects studio Union has appointed Lucy Cooper managing director and Simon Hughes creative director. (Post Magazine)

 

Coffee & TV Recruits Exec Producer and Flame Artist

New recruits join VFX house following careers at some of the UK’s most-respected facilities (Broadcast Now)

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