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These individuals and organizations provide the support necessary to produce this spectacular community event.

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The Movie Institute is dedicated to the training of life and leadership skills by utilizing the creativity and discipline of the motion media arts and sciences with a focus on serving young people, women and minorities.

The Movie Institute (or “MI”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of young people and adults for positive character growth and successful career development by providing mentoring and training for success.

The Movie Institute also produces professional digital films and videos through the mentoring process for businesses, charities and individuals.

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MI@Big Design Conference!

September 10, 2016, 9:00am

14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001-3505, United States

MI HAS BEEN INVITED TO DALLAS’ PRESTIGIOUS AND INFORMATIVE CONFERENCE ONGRAPHICS, ANIMATION & GAME DESIGN THE BIG D DESIGN CONFERENCE 2016- MEET & WORK WITH ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS FROM The Simpsons ...

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Halloween Movie Workshop

October 13, 2016, 6:00pm

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The HALLOWEEN MOVIE WORKSHOP returns with new frights, sights and bites. Sink your fangs into your own horror movie! From scripting to editing, professionals with film-making in their “blood” he...

Halloween Movie Workshop

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Did you know...

That The Movie Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community charity that is supported by public, tax deductible* donations?

If you are interested in helping The Movie Institute expand its community mission of training and mentoring leadership and life skills to young people, please click the donate button. 

It will take you to The Movie Institute websites donation page for more information on the good that we do and give you the opportunity to support the work!

*Always check with your tax professional on what might be a income tax deduction for you.

Wednesday's GUI GRAB: Some Game News & Gossip

Valve CEO Gabe Newell announced that The International Dota 2 gamers would be playing for a prize pool of over $20 million. That pile is up from last year’s tally of $18.4 million pot up for grabs in 2015 (with $1 million in 2011). The first place team will take home over $8.8 million for their efforts. A quarter of this year’s earning came of sales of the 2016 Battle Pass.
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Alibaba Group detailed plans for the World Electronic Sports Games, a multi-title event that will showcase DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft 2, and Hearthstone. The company will dangle a $1.5 million prize pool for CS:GO and DOTA 2, with Starcraft 2 offering $402,000 and Hearthstone putting up $300,000. The formal will see 24 teams compete in the finals after regional qualifiers with the main event of the tournament set to take place in Shanghai this December.
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Eidos Montreal is tapping the services of Tobii to allow multiple eye-tracking features for the PC version Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. According to the companies, Tobii EyeX and the SteelSeries Sentry “allow for greater game immersion, a cleaner UI, and enhanced navigation” with a release date of Aug. 23. “With the Deus Ex franchise being a window to the future, we always try to provide innovative, ground-breaking experiences for our players,” said Andre Vu, Executive Brand Director at Eidos Montréal. “The numerous Tobii eye tracking features built into the game will provide PC gamers an extra layer of immersion that blends perfectly with the futuristic universe depicted in Deus Ex.”
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2K is turning to Sean “Diddy” Combs to curate the in-game soundtrack for WWE 2K17. The slate includes 13 unique songs from established and emerging artists that span multiple music genres, including hip-hop, indie and alternative rock, heavy metal and electronic dance. Artists include Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, Anderson .Paak, Andy Blac, Black Sabbath, French Montana, Travis Barker & Yelawolf and more. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on Oct. 11.
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Activision Blizzard reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter with net revenues hitting $1.57 billion, led by the success of Overwatch, which now boasts 15 million payers worldwide. Overall, Activision Blizzard had 491 million monthly active users during the period, while Blizzard reeled in the biggest quarterly online player community in its history, with MAUsA of 33 million, up 29% quarter-over-quarter and 13% year-over-year.
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Pokemon Go hit $200 million in net revenue globally on the App Store and Google Play in its first month. According to Cowen analyst Doug Creutz, per Investor’s Business Daily, the game is on an annual revenue run rate of more than $1 billion.
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Developer Relentless is closing shop after 13 years, according to Games Industry. The company was perhaps best known as the group behind the Buzz! series.
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ESL is partnering with Wargaming to launch the official Wargaming online shop, opening the door for fans of Wargaming properties to purchase merchandise based around World of Tanks, Master of Orion and World of Warships as well as jerseys of teams competing in the WGL. “We value our players more than anything else at Wargaming. And they wanted to find in one place all the products around our biggest franchises,” said Markus Schill, General Manager Europe at Wargaming. “Because they deserve the best, we partnered with ESL to ensure a topnotch experience. And at Gamescom we will host a physical shop, where our players will be able to retrieve what is proposed on the website.”
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blackshore is launching “The Pack” fan event in Anaheim, anchored by top Minecraft YouTube gaming stars. Mitch (BajanCanadian), Preston (PrestonPlayz), Jerome (JeromeASF), Lachlan (Lachlan), and Rob (MrWoofless). The event will run Sept 24-25. “blackshore is pleased to bring together top Minecraft video gaming stars for this exclusive Anaheim fan event,” said blackshore Co-Founder, Darrel Anderson. “Fans will get to see their favorite YouTube stars and take the ultimate selfie,” adds Anderson.
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AMD unveiled the new Radeon™ RX 460 graphics card, engineered from the ground up for eSports gamers “who demand pristine HD gaming, extraordinarily smooth beyond-HD streaming capabilities, and a distinguished assortment of future-proof gaming technologies.” The card starts at $109. “The Radeon RX 460 delivers the perfect balance of price, power, performance and package size, the four key pillars of modern GPUs,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “The Radeon RX Series is built on architecture designed for extraordinary power efficiency and is especially well suited to desktop gaming PCs targeted at mainstream price points. Radeon RX 460 users will enjoy an optimized software and hardware graphics card solution ideal for both eSports and iCafe systems.”
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eSports staple HyperX surpassed the 1 million sales mark for its line of Gaming Headsets. The company announced that the items are now available in more than 10,000 stores and 80 countries across six continents. “Since the launch of our first gaming headset in 2014, we’ve continually evolved our design and approach to become an industry standard for quality and sound that gamers now expect,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “As competitive and casual gaming continues to gain popularity across PCs, console and even mobile platforms, we thrive in the challenge to further advance our headsets to new levels of user comfort and sound engagement. We are excited to have reached the 1 million sales milestone in such a short amount of time, and we’re just getting started.”
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Arkane Studios unleashed the first gameplay trailer for Prey, serving up a psychological twist to the title as your space station comes under attack. Blending the first-person sci-fi action with a heavy dash of nightmare material, the trailer looks to provoke restlessness before its release in 2017. Click here to watch: www.cynopsis.com/arkane-preys-upon-alien-dna/?hq_e=el&hq_m=2604004&hq_l=1&hq_v=b6198f59fc

Thanks Cynopsis

Ok, it's Wednesday-let's make the hump!
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Wednesdays GUI GRAB: Some Game News & Gossip

Valve CEO Gabe Newell announced that The International Dota 2 gamers would be playing for a prize pool of over $20 million. That pile is up from last year’s tally of $18.4 million pot up for grabs in 2015 (with $1 million in 2011). The first place team will take home over $8.8 million for their efforts. A quarter of this year’s earning came of sales of the 2016 Battle Pass.  
______________________________________________
Alibaba Group detailed plans for the World Electronic Sports Games, a multi-title event that will showcase DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft 2, and Hearthstone. The company will dangle a $1.5 million prize pool for CS:GO and DOTA 2, with Starcraft 2 offering $402,000 and Hearthstone putting up $300,000. The formal will see 24 teams compete in the finals after regional qualifiers with the main event of the tournament set to take place in Shanghai this December. 
________________________________________________
Eidos Montreal is tapping the services of Tobii to allow multiple eye-tracking features for the PC version Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. According to the companies, Tobii EyeX and the SteelSeries Sentry “allow for greater game immersion, a cleaner UI, and enhanced navigation” with a release date of Aug. 23. “With the Deus Ex franchise being a window to the future, we always try to provide innovative, ground-breaking experiences for our players,” said Andre Vu, Executive Brand Director at Eidos Montréal. “The numerous Tobii eye tracking features built into the game will provide PC gamers an extra layer of immersion that blends perfectly with the futuristic universe depicted in Deus Ex.”
__________________________________________________
2K is turning to Sean “Diddy” Combs to curate the in-game soundtrack for WWE 2K17. The slate includes 13 unique songs from established and emerging artists that span multiple music genres, including hip-hop, indie and alternative rock, heavy metal and electronic dance. Artists include Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, Anderson .Paak, Andy Blac, Black Sabbath, French Montana, Travis Barker & Yelawolf and more. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on Oct. 11. 
__________________________________________________
Activision Blizzard reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter with net revenues hitting $1.57 billion, led by the success of Overwatch, which now boasts 15 million payers worldwide. Overall, Activision Blizzard had 491 million monthly active users during the period, while Blizzard reeled in the biggest quarterly online player community in its history, with MAUsA of 33 million, up 29% quarter-over-quarter and 13% year-over-year. 
__________________________________________________
Pokemon Go hit $200 million in net revenue globally on the App Store and Google Play in its first month. According to Cowen analyst Doug Creutz, per Investor’s Business Daily, the game is on an annual revenue run rate of more than $1 billion.
_________________________________________________
Developer Relentless is closing shop after 13 years, according to Games Industry. The company was perhaps best known as the group behind the Buzz! series.
_________________________________________________
ESL is partnering with Wargaming to launch the official Wargaming online shop, opening the door for fans of Wargaming properties to purchase merchandise based around World of Tanks, Master of Orion and World of Warships as well as jerseys of teams competing in the WGL. “We value our players more than anything else at Wargaming. And they wanted to find in one place all the products around our biggest franchises,” said Markus Schill, General Manager Europe at Wargaming. “Because they deserve the best, we partnered with ESL to ensure a topnotch experience. And at Gamescom we will host a physical shop, where our players will be able to retrieve what is proposed on the website.” 
____________________________________________________
blackshore is launching “The Pack” fan event in Anaheim, anchored by top Minecraft YouTube gaming stars. Mitch (BajanCanadian), Preston (PrestonPlayz), Jerome (JeromeASF), Lachlan (Lachlan), and Rob (MrWoofless). The event will run Sept 24-25. “blackshore is pleased to bring together top Minecraft video gaming stars for this exclusive Anaheim fan event,” said blackshore Co-Founder, Darrel Anderson. “Fans will get to see their favorite YouTube stars and take the ultimate selfie,” adds Anderson.
____________________________________________________
AMD unveiled the new Radeon™ RX 460 graphics card, engineered from the ground up for eSports gamers “who demand pristine HD gaming, extraordinarily smooth beyond-HD streaming capabilities, and a distinguished assortment of future-proof gaming technologies.” The card starts at $109. “The Radeon RX 460 delivers the perfect balance of price, power, performance and package size, the four key pillars of modern GPUs,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “The Radeon RX Series is built on architecture designed for extraordinary power efficiency and is especially well suited to desktop gaming PCs targeted at mainstream price points. Radeon RX 460 users will enjoy an optimized software and hardware graphics card solution ideal for both eSports and iCafe systems.”
_____________________________________________________
eSports staple HyperX surpassed the 1 million sales mark for its line of Gaming Headsets. The company announced that the items are now available in more than 10,000 stores and 80 countries across six continents. “Since the launch of our first gaming headset in 2014, we’ve continually evolved our design and approach to become an industry standard for quality and sound that gamers now expect,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “As competitive and casual gaming continues to gain popularity across PCs, console and even mobile platforms, we thrive in the challenge to further advance our headsets to new levels of user comfort and sound engagement. We are excited to have reached the 1 million sales milestone in such a short amount of time, and we’re just getting started.”
___________________________________________________
Arkane Studios unleashed the first gameplay trailer for Prey, serving up a psychological twist to the title as your space station comes under attack. Blending the first-person sci-fi action with a heavy dash of nightmare material, the trailer looks to provoke restlessness before its release in 2017. Click here to watch: http://www.cynopsis.com/arkane-preys-upon-alien-dna/?hq_e=el&hq_m=2604004&hq_l=1&hq_v=b6198f59fc

Thanks Cynopsis

Ok, its Wednesday-lets make the hump!

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