Warner Bros., Lionsgate and AMC TV bringing star power to inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con

More details have been released for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo, as more Hollywood studios, celebrities and technology icons are confirmed to appear at the show. Warner Bros. Pictures, Lionsgate and AMC will participate, bringing fans, among other activities, a special screening and panel for AMC’s …
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What do studios want in entertainment artist portfolios today?

That’s what you’ll find out at this informative session sponsored by The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. The seminar continues an ongoing series of panels called That’s Entertainment, focusing on resources, information and tools for artists looking to make it in entertainment design. Featured speakers at the event include: Alison Mann Manager of Talent …
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Golden Era of Hip-Hop inspires Los Angeles art exhibit

Gallery 1988 East has posted limited edition prints showcasing artwork from their newest show, a solo exhibit inspired by the Golden Era of Hip-Hop from artist Chris B. Murray. Check out a few examples of Murray’s artwork from the exhibition, below, which features tributes to RZA, Method Man, Ghost Face Killa and others from Wu-Tang …
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In-person screening tribute to animator Ralph Bakshi coming to American Cinematheque

It’s been 50 years since Ralph Bakshi’s first X-rated cartoon, Fritz the Cat, blasted into public consciousness. Bakshi channeled the freewheeling spirit of underground comics with his controversial animated films as Heavy Traffic and Coonskin, battling protests and censors to open the doors to cartoons with adult situations. He tapped further into the zeitgeist with …
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Children’s book illustration workshop coming to SILA

Joe Cepeda, a 20 year veteran children’s book illustrator, will be hosting a workshop on the subject at The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles this month. The seminar will include points on understanding how to break down a manuscript and find the best possible visual solutions to telling a great story in pictures. Also …
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Submit your work to Star Wars Celebration Art Show

Star Wars Celebration will feature exclusive, limited edition art by official Lucasfilm Star Wars artists. The Star Wars Celebration Art Show will showcase some of the best artistic talent in the world. Want To Apply For The Celebration Art Show? At each Star Wars Celebration, there are far more submissions from qualified artists than its …
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René Carson

January 9, 2014

American Cinematheque is accepting open entries from student animators for their “Animation for Adults Shorts Program.” This short series is part of an extensive animation festival that will include cult classics such as Fritz the Cat, Heavy Metal, Castle in the Sky, Waking Life, Paprika, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and many more. Read my post at http://myfantasticart.com/?p=7863 for details on how to submit your work for possible inclusion in the series. If selected, your work will screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.

American Cinematheque “Animation for Adults” series brings Fritz the Cat, Heavy Metal, Tokyo Godfathers & more cult classics back to big screen

American Cinematheque begins its “Animation for Adults” screening series today, which runs through January 25th, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. Box office juggernauts from Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks have turned entertainment for children into a multi-billion dollar global business, but as the new film from Studio Ghibli founder Hayao …
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