When Ivan Poharnok founded the Budapest-based special effects company Filmefex in 1996, most of the work was for commercials. Now it's almost exclusively feature films. This year, Filmefex has…
During the 1960s Vit Komrzy was studying to be an architect and mucking about with video art and animation as a hobby. Then came the Prague Spring, and Komrzy, like so many Czechs, decided to change…
With this week's annual rite of "Black Friday" — the day after Thanksgiving, when big sales supposedly push the nation's retailers into profitability for the year — prices on high-definition and…
London is one of the world meccas for visual effects, with the Moving Picture Co., Cinesite, Double Negative and other major vfx shops creating images for major franchises including Warner's Harry…
As if a strike and shaky economy weren't enough, Hollywood has another reason to worry: Its sacred cash cow, homevideo, is showing serious signs of further slowdown.
There's nothing looney about these toons. Two Chinese media firms have signed a deal with the Confucius Foundation to make a $5.3 million cartoon series on the legendary philosopher's life and…
Seth Rogen has inked to play the titular Zack in writer-director Kevin Smith's "Zack & Miri Make a Porno" for the Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films. Elizabeth Banks will star opposite Rogen as Miri…
Katherine Heigl will star in the battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth" for Lakeshore Entertainment. Film reunites the "Legally Blonde" team of director Robert Luketic and writers Karen…
"Guitar Hero III" has bested Master Chief, combining all its versions to steal the No. 1 spot from "Halo 3" in October.
Once a category that might struggle to field three solid competitors, the visual effects battle has turned into a mass brawl.