The Academy Scientific & Technical Awards are often causally referred to as the “Sci-Tech Oscars,” but in fact most of the Sci-Tech awards are plaques and certificates, not Oscars. In some years, no…
Weta Digital is observing its 20th anniversary this year, but the celebration is low-key, because the team is too busy to rest on its laurels. Top priorities include "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five…
The compressed frenzy over the past jam-packed days of Award Season has raised some questions and some observations: 1. The hands-down winner for most annoying person: The individual who kisses you…
With the announcement of Technicolor’s plans to consolidate and expand its Montreal post-production and visual effects operations, Technicolor Digital Productions president Tim Sarnoff spoke to…
New Zealand may be one of the top territories successfully luring big-budget productions, but the rest of its film and TV sector is firing on all cylinders as well. For the first time, the industry's…
"Iron Man 3," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Pacific Rim" and "Game of Thrones" led the pack with three noms each as the Hollywood Post Alliance announced its 2013 nominees.
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Eileen Moran, a visual effects executive producer and a key lieutenant for Peter Jackson at fx house Weta Digital, died Tuesday in New Zealand of cancer. She appeared to be in her 50s.
While Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" delivers more of what made his earlier trilogy so compelling -- it doesn't offer nearly enough novelty to justify the three-film, nine-hour…
Five people and firms taking the lead in digital cinema