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David Hamilin David Hamilin Passed Away on December 30, 2011
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Omnibus Toronto Historical Pictures from Shareholder Report 1986 Plus Namelist (Contributor: Kim Davidson)
JKleiser Omnibus Historical Photos Taken at Studio G at Paramont Picture in September 1986 (Contributor: Randall Rudd)

Kathy White In Memory – Kathy White (from Scrape Post)
Kathy White Passed Away in July 2009 (1959-2009)
LA Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF), April 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2009
(Information Supplied by Stephanie Mardesich, Festival Director & Founder)

Marquee LAST STARFIGHTER 25th Anniversary Screening Photos, March 27, 2009
Last Starfighter LAST STARFIGHTER - On the BIG screen again! March 27, 2009!
Well, join us for a special 25th Anniversary (yep, it's been 25 years!) screening of "The Last Starfighter" on Friday, March 27th at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. (From Gene Kozicki originally, and transmitted by Battino). Click for Details.

News & Events (2007-2008)

Gary Demos joined Lowery Digital in Burbank as Senior Algorithm Scientist.
(Reported on People, Post Magazine, September, 2008.)

LA Siggraph 2008-2009: Diane Piepol (Chair) and Joan Collins Carey (Vice Chair) were elected.

SIGGRAPH-Greatest 80's CG Party of all time:
Allen Battino and Philippe Bergeron organized multi-CGI companies reunion party on Friday, August 15, 2008 in Los Angeles. Photos (Battino and Bergeron)

Reunion celebration for previous employee.s of Digital Productions, Omnibus Computer Graphics, and Robert Abel and Associates, JSix, San Diego, California. August 8, 2007.
Tim and OthersPhotos(Phil Chen) Pam's PicturesPhotos (Pam Hogarth)

Mal BirthdayMalcom McMillan's 80th Birthday Luncheon. Calabasas, California, Feburary 18, 2007

Joan Collins Carey was elected for 2007 Vice Chair, LA Siggraph. She was Chair in 2006.


Congratulations! The Way We Were.... Here We Are....

Gary Demos Awarded Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar. Feb. 19, 2006.

Pictures contributed by Harold Buchman

Pre-2007 News Item:

News Flash: MARIE DAVIS Died Nov. 9, 2005.
Visual effects producer and editor Marie Davis died of breast cancer at age 47.
Ms. Davis' credits include "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," "Zathura," "Batman Forever" "Spider-Man 2," "Star Trek: Generations,"The Polar Express," the remake of "Planet of the Apes,"
"The Matrix Reloaded," "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and "Titanic."
Prayers of comfort for her family and friends.
(Information provided by Mike La Fave).

News Flash: Bill Kovacs Passed Away on May 30, 2006. Wikipedia Page(Created by Dave Yost)
Memorial Service for Bill Sunday, June 4, 2006 (Written by Larry Barels.)
Paul Sidlo of REZN8 wrote about Bill Kovacs (Supplied by Dave Yost and Robert S. Block).

News Flash: Tribute & Memorial for Richard "Doc" Baily:
An Event at Cal Arts. June 24, 2006, 7-10pm (Supplied by Robin D'Arcy []

News Flash: Gary Demos Awarded Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar. Feb 18, 2006 (The link is supplied by Andy Davidson via Mary Ann Ahearn)

Gary Demos Awarded Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar. Feb 18, 2006
Beverly Hills, CA -- Gary Demos, a pioneering motion picture technologist in the motion picture industry, has been voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Award, an Oscar statuette, will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 18 at The Beverly Hilton.

Jim Rygiel's 3rd Academy Award. Feb. 29, 2004.

'The Last Starfighter', the Musical, Beams Down Into World Premiere in NYC
(The news item was supplied by Pam Horgarth and Marianne Morris. The article was originally published in Yahoo)
News Flash: 'The Last Starfighter', the Musical, Beams Down Into World Premiere in NYC

2004 Oscar Nominees:
Stefen Fangmeier
This is the third Academy Award nomination for Stefen Fangmeier. He was previously nominated for:

THE PERFECT STORM (2000) -- Nominee, Visual Effects
TWISTER (1996) -- Nominee, Visual Effects

Charles Gibson
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Charles Gibson. He was previously nominated for:

BABE (1995) -- Winner, Visual Effects

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