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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…
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"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.
High frame rates? Imax formats? 3D? No problem.
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.
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