Netflix Announces Ollie’s Odyssey Adaptation by Shannon Tindle

Netflix recently announced that CalArtian Shannon Tindle (Film/Video 99) is adapting the William Joyce children’s book Ollie’s Odyssey into a live action television series Lost Ollie. The story follows a special toy named Ollie, who sets out on an adventure across the countryside in search of...

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CalArtians Among Variety’s “10 Animators to Watch for 2020”

CalArtians Tiffany Ford (Film/Video 10) and Brittany Myers (Film/Video 16) were named among the honorees of Variety’s sixth annual “10 Animators to Watch” list, the publication’s annual spotlight on noteworthy talent in the animation industry. Jorge Gutiérrez (Film/Video MFA 00) will also...

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Francesca Sloane Signs Overall Deal with Amazon Studios

Writer and producer Francesca Sloane (Film/Video MFA 11) recently signed an exclusive deal with Amazon Studios. Deadline reports that Sloane’s first project will be a series based on the works of Anaïs Nin, the French-Cuban American diarist, and writer of short stories and erotica.  Sloane...

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CalArtian Films Selected for KCET’s 2020 Fine Cut Festival

The 21st season of KCET’s Fine Cut Festival of Films kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10 pm PDT, offering a “glimpse of the filmmakers of tomorrow” with short films in the animation, documentary, and narrative genres. The 2020 lineup features 19 short films, four of which were produced by...

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Eunhye Hong Kim Wins SESIFF Grand Prize

Director Eunhye Hong Kim (Film/Video MFA 18) was named the grand prize recipient at the 12th annual Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF) for her thesis film Mother, Flower (2019). The 16-minute film, originally titled Soo after the main character, follows a Korean...

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Character Animation Presents 2020 Virtual Animation Open Show

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Program in Character Animation at CalArts presents the 2020 Virtual Character Animation Open Show, which will be livestreamed on YouTube. The showcase includes work from Character Animation students at all year levels (BFA1–4), reflecting the format of the annual...

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