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LightWave Artists Win Visual Effects Society 2011 Award for "Caprica"

VES 2011 award winners and nominees count on NewTek LightWave™

SAN ANTONIO — February 14, 2011— NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, applauds the 2011 Visual Effects Society (VES) award-winners and nominees that count on NewTek LightWave™ to deliver groundbreaking visual effects tools for broadcast and film.

The LightWave 3D® VES 2011 award-winners and nominees are:

Winner: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

Airing on the Syfy Channel, ”Caprica” is a science fiction family saga that takes place 58 years before “Battlestar Galactica,” and follows two rival families as they grow, compete, and thrive in a society similar to our own. Entangled in the technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe, blending action with corporate conspiracy.

Michael Gibson, VFX Producer
Gary Hutzel, VFX Supervisor
Davey Morton, VFX Artist
Jesse Toves, CGI Artist

Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

From acclaimed writer/producer/director, J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek," "Fringe," "Lost," "Alias") and executive producer/writer, Josh Reims ("Brothers and Sisters," "What About Brian") this sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama proves once and for all that marriage is still the world's most dangerous partnership.

Jay Worth, VFX Producer / Supervisor
Andrew Waisler, VFX Supervisor
Ron Thornton, VFX Supervisor
Andrew Kramer, Digital Artist

About The Visual Effects Society (VES)

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials, to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of more than 2,200 members in 20 countries, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large, through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.

About LightWave

NewTek LightWave 3D® combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. LightWave 10 is designed to support the creative process, providing the artist with the ability to interact in real time with 3D content, to work seamlessly with the full range of software applications in production pipelines and to render on unlimited render nodes. LightWave is enjoyed worldwide, as a complete 3D production solution for visual effects in film, television, broadcast graphics, print, games, visualization, and the Web, and is responsible for more artists winning Emmy® Awards than any other 3D application.

Pricing and Availability

LightWave 10 is now available.

Educational pricing is also available. For more information, call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441. International callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

About NewTek

Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide leader in 3D animation and special effects tools, portable live production and video editing including LightWave 3D®, the TriCaster™ product line and 3PLAY™. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards.

NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including "Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland," "Tintin," "Repo Men," “Caprica,” "V," "Fringe," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" "The Fairly OddParents" and more.

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit www.newtek.com.


Kelly Dove
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Germaine Age Williams        
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