AOL Time Warner is expected to initiate another round of layoffs at its AOL Internet division in Dulles, Va., as early as this week, as the parent company contends with a soft economy and struggles…
German media heavyweight the Kirch Group and its commercial television subsidiary ProSiebenSat 1 Media are bundling their multimedia businesses together to form Kirch Intermedia.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will release "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" on video Oct. 23. Announcement comes less than four weeks after the movie opened at theaters.
Universal Music and Video Distribution has retooled its sales and marketing operations, tapping two execs to head separate East and West Coast headquarters.
Dennis Muren, Rob Legato, Eric Brevig and Mike Fink may be household names in the f/x biz, but a new breed of visual effects supervisors are beginning to crop up and create their own following.
LifeFX is looking to get some serious face time. Through its Facemail technology, which employs lifelike digital people to deliver your email, the Boston-based company is trying to bring a personal…
For evidence that the threat of Hollywood's strikes (since resolved) have created a boom in work for some f/x facilities, just take a look at Kodak-backed Cinesite.
Dr. Aki Ross notwithstanding, creating a totally believable digital human character remains just out of reach of the talented hands of Hollywood's f/x wizards.
When it comes to choosing a visual effects house for TV, bigger isn't necessarily better and two is definitely better than one.
The cyberpunk thriller vidgame "Snow Crash" envisioned an online "Metaverse," where virtual buildings and people looked real. The Metaverse's dazzling detail won't be here for years, but several…
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%