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Peter Jackson Sells Weta Tech Assets to Unity for $1.62B

Publicly traded tech firm Unity has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital for $1.625 billion in a combination of cash and stock, the companies said Tuesday. Weta is the Wellington, New Zealand-based VFX house behind the Oscar-winning effects on Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and James Cameron’s Avatar. The […]

Peter Jackson’s Weta Partners With Autodesk to Release VFX Tools

Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital — the visual effects house behind the Oscar-winning work on The Lord of the Rings and Avatar — has partnered with software developer Autodesk to release some of its proprietary VFX tools developed in-house for its movie work. Dubbed WetaM, the toolset will be embedded in Maya, Autodesk’s 3D VFX software […]

Peter Jackson’s Weta Expands Board While Launching Los Angeles and San Francisco Offices

Peter Jackson's Weta Digital is growing its Board while launching Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.

Peter Jackson’s Weta Names Chief Technology Officer

Joe Marks has been named chief technology officer at Peter Jackson's Weta Digital, where he will oversee the Wellington, NZ-based studio's technology initiatives in visual effects as well as the recently announced Weta Animated division. He'll report to Prem Akkaraju, who was named Weta's CEO in June.

Weta Inks Deal With Amazon To Expand VFX and Animation in the Cloud

Peter Jackson's Wellington, NZ-based visual effects and animation studio has inked a multi-year deal with Amazon Web Services to use the Amazon cloud to forward its VFX and animation production.