Kermit the Frog and Steve Martin battle it out… on banjos.
Animators! Want to live and work in Japan with travel expenses, living allowance, and rental accommodation all covered?? Here’s your chance.
The Japan Image Council have announced that applications for a new round of Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014.
Artists accepted spend 70 days in Tokyo (January - March) and are given the chance to work with Japanese animators, artists and a whole lot more. The calibre of winners is high, I mean DAMN HIGH, Caleb Wood, Elli Vuorinen and Emma de Swaef and to be in with a chance you need to have had a project screened at an international film festival/exhibition and be in the process of creating a new work.
You want to know more? Head over to japic.jp to read more about this years programme and you’ll find the application form too - deadline is 9 September. Plenty of time!
The Beastie Boys Sabotage video… recreated by kickass librarians with fake wigs and attitude.
This just ROCKS.
The first look at the adaptation of Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief.
Game publisher Big Fish announced plans yesterday to close its Vancouver studio and let go 49 staff in Seattle as well as instigate a company-wide reshuffle.
The company also announced that they are looking at closing the Cork studio, having entered as a “30-day consultation with employees.” Big Fish have more than 80 staff in Cork, and announced plans last year to launch a research and development hub with IDA support.
The letter from Paul Thelen, CEO and Founder of Big Fish also announced senior management refocus - with managers reporting direct to Thelen for ‘greater focus’.
Read the full statement over at gamesindustry.biz