VIEW Conference 2021 to Honor Sir Roger Deakins


The VIEW Conference has announced that Sir Roger Deakins will receive this year’s VIEW Visionary Award. The Oscar-winning cinematographer’s films include The Shawshank Redemption, Blade Runner 2049 and 1917. Previous recipients of the award, presented for outstanding contribution to the visual arts, include pioneering visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren, animated feature director Nora Twomey

Genius Brands Adds Kerry Phelan to Manage Company Licensing and Merchandising


Genius Brands International, Inc. (Genius Brands), creator and licensor of multimedia entertainment content for children, has appointed Kerry Phelan to the newly created position of executive vice president & general manager of Global Franchise Management. She reports to both Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO, and Harold Chizick, President of Global Content Sales, Marketing

WATCH: New VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’


Watch and enjoy this never-before posted online VFX breakdown reel from DreamWorks Animation's Oscar-nominated How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the final chapter in director Dean DeBlois' epic Dragons trilogy. VFX supervisor Dave Walvoord and his team helped produce the studio’s most beautiful and visually sophisticated film to date, filled with complex...

Dean DeBlois to Write and Direct ‘Micronauts’ for Paramount / Hasbro


Dean DeBlois, fresh from wrapping up his much-heralded How to Train Your Dragon trilogy at DreamWorks Animation, has moved on to Paramount, where he will write and direct the live-action Micronauts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis and Greg Mooradian will produce through the company's film division, AllSpark Pictures. The