The feature film visual effects industry has all but fled California, chasing incentives to whatever corner of the map may offer them. Yet Industrial Light & Magic remains in the Golden State, in…
At the 12th China Intl. Cartoon & Animation Festival, held in April, it was revealed that the market for domestic animated films had grown 78.6% in 2015 — accounting for revenue of about $300…
Christopher Bremble remembers clearly the first piece of advice he received from someone already on the ground in Beijing when he decided to set up Base FX there 10 years ago. Over dinner in the…
Base FX, the Beijing-based company that provided visual effects for "The Force Awakens," has sold a share stake to China Media Capital.
Relativity Media and Base FX are the first companies to back a new film school being developed outside Beijing as Hollywood expands its presence in the region. The companies will help design the…
Paramount Pictures has announced it will be eliminating 110 positions on its lot and internationally, slicing 5% of its workforce of 2,200. Paramount COO Frederick Huntsberry said in a memo to…
China has yet to establish much of a visual effects industry built on quality of work. Indeed most Chinese filmmakers tend to use Thai or Korean shops, as their graphics are better than those from…
At the recent Siggraph conference in Anaheim, there were not one but two panels on the state of the vfx industry. Word on the street was that feature effects production is dead in L.A.
LucasFilm topper Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Disney had pledged $1 million to the relief fund for Saturday's devastating Sichuan earthquake.
Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic has signed an expanded co-operation deal with Base FX that secures the exclusive use of the Beijing-based shingle's services for all ILM's Hollywood pics.
“Glee” wades into the gun-control debate on Thursday night, and by now, nobody should be surprised by the show’s politics. That said, there’s a moment in what’s otherwise a rather taut “very special…