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BreakingPoint wins VES Award for Outsanding VFX in Student Project

BreakingPoint wins VES Award for Outsanding VFX in Student Project

Animationsinstitut at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and their diploma project BreakingPoint, which was directed by Martin Lapp and produced by Anica Maruhn (live action) and Tobias Gerginov (live action) as well as Francesco Faranna (effects producing),  won a VES Award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project" at yesterday's ceremony. Only four days ago, Andreas Feix - who also won yet another VES laurel with his team from MPC Advertising for John Lewis; Buster the Boxer - claimed the Annie Award in the "Best Student Project" category with his diploma film Citipati. BreakingPoint, which already took the honors as "Best Student Project" at SIGGRAPH Asia last December, is an outstanding example of interdisciplinary team work: the short film was realized in cooperation

Disney announces succession plan in india

Animation, Events, Studio, Top Stories
The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) has announced that Managing Director Ronnie Screwvala will step down on 30th June 2014 and Siddharth Roy Kapur, currently Managing Director of Disney UTV’s studio’s business, will take over the Company’s India operations. Siddharth Roy Kapur will become Managing Director of TWDC India effective 1st January 2014, and Screwvala will assist in the transition until 30th June 2014. (more…)

Big Fish Brings Android Games to Its Millions of PC and Mac Players

BIG FISH, the world’s largest producer of casual games, has  added the ability to offer any Android game, free-to-play or premium, to its worldwide PC and Mac audience.  Powered by BlueStacks’ technology, Big Fish can now satisfy its 80 million+ PC and Mac players’ pent-up demand for popular games, previously only offered on smaller screen mobile devices, and brings them to a full-screen native PC or Mac experience. (more…)