Friday, October 01, 2010

News From New Zeland

AnimfxNZ 2010, Wellington New Zealand, 4-6 November
AnimfxNZ is an Animation, Games and Visual Effects conference held annually in one of the world's leading cities for Digital Media creation-Wellington, New Zealand. Now in its fifth year, AnimfxNZ 10 brings together a mix of international speakers, including animation feature directors, vfx supervisors, digital artists and game developers, to present, share and interact with attendees from all over the world. AnimfxNZ is organised by the NZ GAV Trust, a group of digital media professionals dedicated to advancing the Games, Animation and VFX industries in New Zealand.

Fire Damages N.Z. 'Lord of the Rings' studio
Portsmouth Miniatures Studio, which was used by Weta Workshop to film the miniatures scenes in the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy and "King Kong" caught fire at 3.10 p.m. local time, according to NZ press reports.

A spokeswoman for the studio told The Hollywood Reporter that no-one was hurt in the fire and there were no films currently in production at the studios.

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