Tag: India

Retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide increased 1.7% in 2013, rising to $155.8 billion from $153.2 billion in 2012

Headlines, Licensing
Retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide increased 1.7% in 2013, rising to $155.8 billion from $153.2 billion in 2012, according to The Licensing Letter, the leading source for data about the business of licensing since 1977. The U.S. and Canada, the largest territory by far, with a 62.5% share of the global market for licensed goods, drove much of the growth, rising 2.2% to $97.5 billion. However, many smaller licensing markets grew at a faster pace with China up 9.2%, India up 8.3%, Russia up 6.1%, and Brazil up 3.9%. (more…)

Thiruvananthapuram to host Animation Masters Summit

Headlines, Studio
Thiruvananthapuram: The city is set to host the Indian Animation Masters Summit, starting April 25, which will be attended by the best animators in the country later. Organised by Technopark based Indian animation major, Toonz Animation, the two-day event will see the likes of Devdutt Pattanai, Ajit Rao, Dhimant Vyas, Sanjiv Waeerkar, Nina Sabnani, Prosenjit Ganguly,Gitanjali Rao, Shekhar Mukherjee, Chetan Sharma,Vaibhav Kumaresh, Manisha Mohan, Gayatri Rao and Ranjit Singh Tony taking part in the summit. (more…)

Maya inviting medium size studios to join as Animation Associate Partners

Headlines, Studio
Maya Digital Studios, the company that pioneered the art & technology of animation & visual effects in India is exploring association opportunity with medium-sized studios for Maya’s projects. Delivering 300 minutes of animation per month, Maya has two successful IPR in 3D animation, Motu and Patlu & VIR on floor production and has ventured into 2D animation. Maya Digital Studios is inviting freelancers and animation studios to be their associate partners. (more…)

Autodesk software helps Indian VFX industry to make a mark internationally

Headlines, Technology
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk, Inc. media and entertainment team and software played a starring role in the creation of path breaking visual effects in the blockbuster movie, Gravity which won the Oscar award in the Best Visual Effects Category. In fact, this is the 19th consecutive year, ever since VFX was included as an award category at the Oscars that an user of Autodesk technology emerged as the winner. (more…)