Having perfected the right look for skin in the last tentpole he worked on, Joe Letteri is now concentrating on hair. No makeup artist, Letteri is a visual-effects supervisor for Weta Digital -- and…
For some in the animation business, the mention of IDT Corp. brings to mind "Star Trek's" fearsome Borg Collective. Indeed, IDT, a multibillion-dollar telecommunications company, has been on quite an…
"Shrek" and "Spider-Man" have become sequel stars at the multiplexes this summer, but now the digital characters are about to become part of the main attraction on Siggraph's bigscreen, as well.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Paramount – Sept. 17)A reporter (Gwyneth Paltrow) and a pilot (Jude Law) travel the world in search of missing scientists and try to stop a madman bent on…
Ghost in the Shell 2 (DreamWorks – Sept. 17)Traditional hand-drawn animation mixes with CG in this anime tale set in 2032, where the line between humans and robots blurs and a murder investigation…
Indie supplier StudioWorks is partnering for the first time on the production of original DVD programming, co-developing long-term franchise series with production partners such as National Lampoon…
Carsey-Werner-Mandabach finally is making a splash in the DVD market, pacting with Fox Home Entertainment to begin releasing its series on DVD -- starting with hit laffer "That '70s Show."
Indie producers were urged to stop seeking conventional all-rights deals with U.S. distribs Sunday as the Screen Producers Assn. of Australia confab opened.
Fans can breathe a sigh of relief. After brooding over the fact that life is unfair (Why are "The Anna Nicole Show" and "Gilligan's Island" available on DVD, but "SCTV" is not?), they can relax in…
A quirky, low-budget, genre-bending hit on the festival circuit, adapted from a short story by country-noir author Joe R. Lansdale, "Bubba Ho-tep" had a fleeting theatrical run last year. But this…
Since the collapse of its talks with Disney in January, computer animation powerhouse Pixar has uttered barely a peep about which studio will become its next partner starting in 2006.