The story of Blue Sky’s Academy Award-winning CGI Studio renderer: Why it matters, how it works, why it took 30 years to win

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After 30 years developing, refining and using its proprietary, industry-leading rendering software CGI Studio, 20th Century Fox Animation’s Blue Sky Studios was finally recognized with an Academy Award for scientific and technical achievement last month. To talk about CGI Studio’s significance and why it took so long for Blue Sky to receive this honor, you

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This week in 21CF news: ‘Mars’ premieres on National Geographic, FOX News gets record ratings, FX sets ‘Taboo’ premiere date

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This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes a spotlight on National Geographic’s new series “Mars,” FOX News notching record ratings during Election Week, FX Networks setting a premiere date for “Taboo” and more. ‘Mars’ and the rise of ‘Premium Nonfiction’ TV (The Wall Street Journal) A trip to ‘Mars’ signals a

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21CF Chats: Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, FX presidents of original programming, on ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Better Things,’ comedy, new shows

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FX Networks heads into Sunday’s 68th Emmy Awards show with 12 Creative Arts Emmys already under its belt and a total of 56 nominations, the most in its history and the most ever for an ad-supported cable network. That level of achievement doesn’t happen overnight. At FX, not many people know this better than Eric

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This week in 21CF news: FX programming chiefs talk comedy, hotstar’s CEO talks the future, FOX News finishes the summer on top

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What most people consider the last week of summer saw a handful of interesting reads about 21st Century Fox’s businesses. In this week’s 21CF news recap, FX Networks’ presidents of original programming Eric Schrier and Nick Grad talk about their approach to comedy programming, hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan gives an in-depth interview about STAR India’s

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Blue Sky Studios artist-technicians talk about making ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’: Llamas, meteors, dino-birds and more

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What audiences will see on the screen when they put on their 3-D glasses to watch “Ice Age: Collision Course” is just the tip of the iceberg. (Pun fully intended.) The artist-technicians at Blue Sky Studios created, watched and fine-tuned countless versions of the fifth “Ice Age” installment. The final cut, the one that audiences

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