Long overshadowed by the creators of computer-generated visuals, Hollywood's physical f/x community made a strong comeback in 2001.
Thomson Multimedia has acquired Vidfilm Intl. Digital as part of the media conglom's efforts to expand Technicolor beyond its operations as a film processing lab.
Industrial Light & Magic has been chosen to create the f/x for Paramount's medieval actioner "Timeline." Based on the Michael Crichton novel of the same name, "Timeline" revolves around a group of…
Large-format film company Imax has inked an exclusive five-year pact with Technicolor that will enable Imax theaters to reduce their costs on pricey film prints by more than 20%.
RightsLine has landed Santa Monica-based worldwide film and TV distributor Cinamour Entertainment as a client for its online rights management and licensing service.
While few f/x facilities have made the leap into original pic production, Digital Domain ("Titanic") is expanding its slate of inhouse projects, pacting with "Shrek" scribes Ted Elliott and Terry…
Universal Interactive said Tuesday that it plans to bow several new vidgame franchises for multiple gaming platforms based around Bruce Lee, the Thing and "Jurassic Park" as part of its vidgame…
Entertainment industry branding and marketing firm Autonomy has tapped Barbara Rider as head of production. She reports to Rick Scott, prexy and founder. Rider will be responsible for and oversee all…
Internet research and measurement firm NetRatings has called off its planned $71 million acquisition of rival Jupiter Media Metrix, due in part to scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission…
Sony Pictures Imageworks will again wing it with the "Angels." The facility has been tapped to create f/x for Columbia Pictures' "Charlie's Angels 2: Halo," skedded to bow in summer 2003.