Universal partners with Microsoft to leverage Azure

August 21 2020

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group announced a new  partnership with Microsoft to apply more cloud services to animated and live-action films, with the goal of extending DreamWorks Animation production platform to live-action productions. 

The film industry has witnessed tremendous disruption with the closure of theaters and production facilities due to Covid-19, and the initiative is focused in-part on enabling remote collaboration, streamlining workflows and allowing an acceleration back to production, according to the companies.

A Microsoft spokesperson explained some of the Azure services that Universal plans to use: 

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