Federation Kids & Family Inks ‘Presto! School of Magic’ Distribution Deal

[ad_1] Kids’ content distributor Federation Kids & Family (part of Federation Entertainment) has struck a series of deals with key international broadcasters for the TeamTO produced 2D animated comedy series Presto! School of Magic. Produced with M6 and TéléTOON+, the series previously sold to RTBF and VRT (Belgium), has now been picked up by Discovery …

Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

[ad_1] Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana, an international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, has teamed up with Kids Can Press, an international children’s book publisher, to launch “Nelvana/Kids Can Press Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition,” an initiative designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators. “We are …

Call for Entries: The NFB’s 13th Hothouse Edition

[ad_1] The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is seeking submissions from animation creators for the 13th edition of Hothouse. The Hothouse program provides a three-month paid apprenticeship in all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking in the tradition of NFB animation. Applicants who are willing and able to jump headfirst into this intensive experience are invited to …

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Returns with Spotlight on Indigenous Artists

[ad_1] The 13th edition of the Festival Stop Motion Montréal returns online, running September 10-19, providing moviegoers across the world the chance to discover an original selection of 93 stop-motion films, organized into 12 short competition programs, via the Cinéma Public website. Take a peek at what’s in store: Program highlights include: 2021 Fest Spotlight …

DNEG Animation Names Tom Jacomb President

[ad_1] Animation and VFX studio DNEG has promoted London-based Tom Jacomb to president, DNEG Animation. Previously serving as managing director, Jacomb helped launch the studio’s feature animation division in 2014, growing the team to more than 500 employees across locations in London, Los Angeles, Montréal, and Mumbai. In his new role he will oversee further …

DNEG Announces Global Expansion Plans Including New Toronto Studio

[ad_1] To meet the needs of a worldwide surge in demand for its content across all platforms, DNEG has announced plans to increase its Canada-based VFX and animation operations and talent pool. The company is planning a new studio in the Greater Toronto Area that will initially employ up to 200, including many new technology …

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Reveals Short Film Selection and Poster

[ad_1] Festival Stop Motion Montréal returns for a 13th edition, taking place almost entirely online from September 10-19, 2021. The 2021 programming will be available worldwide via the Cinéma Public website, a Montréal-based streaming platform. The poster for this year’s edition was created by Italian stop-motion artist Gianluca Maruotti. 2021 Program Object and puppet animation …

Blame Canada… and COVID | Animation World Network

[ad_1] Last week, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the opening of a new production facility in Vancouver to feed the streaming content demands of Disney+. The Vancouver studio has begun recruiting for a January 2022 opening and will focus on feature-quality long-form series and special projects, starting with the musical spin-off of Moana. Back in …

Podcast EP119: VFX Production Manager Wahid Ibn Reza’s Career Move from Bangladesh to Canada

[ad_1] Take a moment to head over to Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 119 in-depth interviews he’s done with a very cool selection of artists from animation and related industries. With a new podcast every week, Ibele is dedicated to sharing the stories of today’s animation professionals – how they got to …

Festival Stop Motion Montréal 2021 Issues Call for Entries

[ad_1] Festival Stop Motion Montréal is currently accepting film submissions for its upcoming edition; independent, professional, and student filmmakers are invited to submit their short films. The festival, which runs September 10-19, will once again offer international short films screenings, stop motion discovery activities for young and mature audiences, a round table discussion, and networking …