Author archive for David.Derks

  • 45th Annual Annie Awards Call for Nominating Committee Judges

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2017
    Now through September 18, ASIFA-Hollywood will be conducting the 45th Annual Annie Awards Call for Nominating Committee Judges. All judges, whether they have applied in the past or are enrolling for the first time, must submit a new application. To be considered for a nominating committee, judges do not need to be ASIFA-Hollywood members, but must have an established career […]
  • Members Screening of Loving Vincent

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2017
    The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound.This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, but what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. LOVING VINCENT tells that story. LOVING VINCENT is […]
  • 45th Annie Award Call for Entries Begins Today!

    By David.Derks on August 14, 2017
    45th Annie Award Call for Entries Begins Today, August 14! Call for Judges and our Annual Membership Drive will Open Soon! ASIFA-Hollywood commences its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 45th Annual Annie Awards today. The Annie Awards include nine Production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, etc.) and twenty two Achievement categories (Best Animation, Direction, Production Design, Music, Voice […]
  • ‘Call for Entries’ for the 45th Annie Awards Opens August 14

    By David.Derks on August 10, 2017
    BURBANK, Calif. (August 10, 2017) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 45th Annual Annie Awards™ to begin on Monday, August 14. Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the Annie Awards™ will be presented in nine Production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, etc.) and 22 Achievement categories (Best Animation, […]
  • Pre-Release Members Screening of LEAP!

    By David.Derks on August 8, 2017
    11-year-old orphan, Félicie has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave the orphanage in pursuit of their passions…but, there’s a catch. Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy […]
  • Screening of Disney XD Marvel Spider-Man

    By David.Derks on August 6, 2017
    Disney XD and Marvel invite members and a guest (ASIFA Member + 1) to experience “great power and great responsibility” first-hand with a special screening of MARVEL SPIDER-MAN. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Cort Lane (SVP, Animation & Family Entertainment), Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Development & Production), Eric Radomski (SVP, Production), Kevin Shinick (Supervising Producer), and […]
  • In Memoriam, June Foray 1917-2017

    By David.Derks on July 27, 2017
    Just shy of her 100th birthday, we are mourning the passing of animation’s best friend, June Foray. June touched so many lives with not only her classic animation voice work but also her efforts to maintain the Motion Picture Academy’s Best Animated Short Oscar, her leadership in crafting the Academy’s Best Animated Feature category and, of course, her guidance as […]
  • The USPS Honors Disney’s Ink & Paint Artists with new Disney Villains Stamps

    By David.Derks on July 18, 2017
    “The Postal Service is highlighting the Disney Villains and the pioneering spirit of the Ink and Paint Department that brought many of these characters to life,” says Postmaster General Megan Brennan. “These stamps designs are our way of saying Disney Villains will forever entertain us and serve as a tribute Disney’s artistry and storytelling skill.” The Disney Villains from the […]
  • GLAS Presents Sensual Animation

    By David.Derks on July 18, 2017
    Animation is a flexible space for the expression of id, taboo, fantasy and pleasure. Libidinal expression has pulsed throughout the history of animation and these films continue the pursuit to scratch that itch. Join us for this special screening, enjoy some drinks, and get to know the GLAS crew. Thursday, July 27 Doors open at 7:30 Screening starts at 8:30 […]
  • Members Screening of The Emoji Movie

    By David.Derks on July 18, 2017
    THE EMOJI MOVIE unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple […]