Tintin gets Jackson treatment

Dream Works has hired Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg to direct and produce three feature films based on the popular Tintin comic series. According to Variety, each filmmaker will direct one of the movies, but it is not yet known who will direct the third. Both Jackson and Spielberg are described as lifelong long fans of Tintin, the Belgian boy reporter created by Georges Remi (1907-1983) under the pen name Hergé. “We couldn’t think of a better way to honour Hergé’s legacy than this announcement within days of the 100th anniversary of his birth, May 22, 1907,” said Fanny Rodwell, Hergé’s widow and president of Hergé Studios in Brussels. The films will be shot using the digital 3-D technique known as performance capture, made famous by Jackson’s Weta Digital effects house in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…