Category Archives: Industry News

A (Jedi) Masterful Trailer – Latest STAR WARS Trailer misdirects us all

The latest STAR WARS trailer for episode VIII, THE LAST JEDI, has just dropped and it is a master at disguising its true intentions – just like Palpatine… While the trailer gives away a lot of action that will be happening – round 2 between Kylo and Rey, Luke training Rey – these situations were

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Is Winter the new Summer for Hollywood blockbusters?

Is Winter the new Summer for Hollywood blockbusters? Release dates of big films this year suggest that Winter is the season to be jolly for Hollywood. So-called Oscar bait has always been released towards the end of Summer right through to Winter. This supposedly gives these films an edge – there’s a recency bias surrounding

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The Na’vi are finally coming back to Earth!

Big film news as the Na’vi are finally return to Earth! AVATAR’s long-awaited sequel enters production… FINALLY. With the plethora of sequels, prequels, franchises, and spinoffs, it feels hard to get excited about films that come from an already existing franchise. But with BLADE RUNNER 2049 being released soon, another long-awaited sequel is coming. James

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AMC Makes Investment in a Virtual Reality Company

All is not as it seems… AMC makes an investment in a virtual reality startup company, also backed by Hollywood stars. Hollywood and Television companies are beginning to follow in the success of gaming with increased interest and investment in VR (virtual reality) companies. Gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 4 have already taken advantage

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Time for Superhero Films to Stand Alone?

After the less-than-super Summer Box-Office, the power and attraction of superhero films may be declining. Some are suggesting that the expanded universes are on their way out and that stand-alone superhero films are back in (see this article). Jamie White discusses this potential new trend for superheroes… This summer has shown some signs of this.

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Coming Soon… Habib Zargarpour interview – In conversation with the BLADE RUNNER 2049 VFX Consultant

We have an exclusive Habib Zargarpour interview coming soon all about his work on BLADE RUNNER 2049. Habib also reveals how his teams achieved such awesome effects in A PERFECT STORM, TWISTER, STAR TREK: GENERATIONS and many other films! Our Director of World Wide Development, Ian Kennedy, has been speaking with the VFX expert, Habib

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Why scripts with black leads are big right now

With the success of MOONLIGHT, GET OUT and many more, just why exactly are black leads in films and script in right now? We’ve been noticing a trend recently among the leads and protagonists for films – more and more successful flicks have leading black characters. It seems like maybe the current state of the

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