Indie filmmaker hub OpenFilm goes live with user-generated clips

Openfilm announced the public launch of its next-generation video sharing website. The site showcases a fast-growing collection of high quality short films and animations displayed in high resolution. Openfilm provides a venue for users to watch premium video content, as well as for filmmakers to exhibit their works, and to enjoy a full-featured, social networking …
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Advance screening of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to be held at SIGGRAPH Animation show

As part of the newly expanded format of the Computer Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH 2008 will feature three all-star Production Studio Nights hosted by industry powerhouses Pixar Animation Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Lucasfilm. In addition to the Festival’s popular Competition and Invited Screenings, Festival Talks, and Production Sessions, each studio will host evening events at …
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Hancock director to take on live-action Hercules epic

According to a story on Variety, Hancock director Peter Berg is looking to produce and direct Hercules: The Thracian Wars for Universal Pictures. Ryan Condal will write a script based on a five-issue comicbook series by Steve Moore that debuted in May from Radical Publishing. “What resonated for them was that this was character driven, …
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