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'Ant-Man and The Wasp': Another Movie Credit for Exceptional Minds With Autism

The Super Hero saga continues for Exceptional Minds visual effects artists, who attended Tuesday’s cast and crew screening of Marvel Studios’ "Ant-Man and The Wasp." This is the latest in a string of Marvel Studios movies for Exceptional Minds Studio,…

Actress Jane Seymour Presents Award to Exceptional Minds Executive Director

Monday marked the end of formal training for eleven Exceptional Minds graduates and the beginning of their professional careers in the competitive fields of animation and visual effects. This is the fifth graduating class for the Exceptional Minds school and…

Entertainment Industry Welcomes Incoming Exceptional Minds With Autism

More than 150 studio executives and friends attended Monday’s Exceptional Minds Open House in Sherman Oaks, California, to welcome incoming graduates, tour a new 1,561-square-foot studio addition and meet the talented artists with autism who have earned screen credit on major…

Mitsubishi Foundation Recognized by Exceptional Minds With Autism

They spoke of vision and heart at Monday’s commencement for 11 young adults with autism who have completed their formal training at Exceptional Minds vocational school. Addressing the family and friends gathered for the event, actress Jane Seymour spoke of…

Jane Seymour Celebrates Exceptional Minds Class of 2018

​They spoke of vision and heart at Monday’s commencement for 11 young adults with autism who have completed their formal training at Exceptional Minds vocational school. Addressing the family and friends gathered for the event, actress Jane Seymour spoke of how…

'Solo: A Star Wars Story', Another Movie Credit for Exceptional Minds With Autism

The force is once again with the Exceptional Minds Studio of visual effects professionals on the autism spectrum, which added “Solo: A Star Wars Story” to its list of movie credits. This is the second Star Wars movie for Exceptional…

'Avengers: Infinity War' Screen Cred for Exceptional Minds With Autism

It was another epic adventure for the visual effects artists at Exceptional Minds Studio, who attended Wednesday’s cast and crew screening of Marvel Studios’ "Avengers: Infinity War." "Avengers: Infinity War" is the latest in a string of Marvel Studios movies…

NEWS: Artists With Autism Involved in 3 of 5 Vfx Oscar Nominations

NEWS: Artists With Autism Involved in 3 of 5 Vfx Oscar Nominations

Exceptional Minds Studio earned screen credit on three of the five Oscar nominated movies in the visual effects category announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences yesterday. Exceptional Minds Studio is the industry’s only working visual effects…

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', Latest Movie Credit for Exceptional Minds With Autism

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', Latest Movie Credit for Exceptional Minds With Autism

The Exceptional Minds Studio of artists on the autism spectrum adds “Star Wars: The Last Jedi" to its list of movie credits. Exceptional Minds was one of several studios that worked on visual effects for the long-anticipated movie, which opened…

Exceptional Minds Receives Award by Jane Seymour's Open Hearts Foundation

Exceptional Minds Receives Award by Jane Seymour's Open Hearts Foundation

Exceptional Minds co-founders Susan Zwerman, Yudi Bennett and Ernie Merlán received an Open Hearts award Saturday for their “tireless work” in bringing jobs and meaning to the lives of young people with autism. The award was presented during the annual…

FiberPlex Introduces Passive Multiplexer for Analog Optical Applications

FiberPlex Introduces Passive Multiplexer for Analog Optical Applications

​​Known for its innovative approach to active wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), FiberPlex recently introduced its new line of passive multiplexers to address analog optical applications not compatible with active WDM technology. “RF, antenna, SATCOM and other optical signals that are…

"The Future of Reality" Partnered Warner Bros. Techies & Exceptional Minds

"The Future of Reality" Partnered Warner Bros. Techies & Exceptional Minds

​It was a meeting of the minds last week when more than 500 employees from Warner Bros. came together to learn about, and be inspired by, the future of reality in the technical space. Also in attendance were a few…

Adobe Foundation Donates Funding to Exceptional Minds

Adobe Foundation Donates Funding to Exceptional Minds

​​​The $100,000 donation from the Adobe Foundation is the latest in a long list of its support dating back to 2011, when the Exceptional Minds school and working studio was started by visionaries in the film and visual effects industry…

FiberPlex Among the Finalists in Circle of Excellence Awards, Baltimore's Top-Rated Companies

FiberPlex Among the Finalists in Circle of Excellence Awards, Baltimore's Top-Rated Companies

​FiberPlex Technologies announced today that its CEO Buddy Oliver and partner/CFO Cyndi Peters were finalists in the 2016 Baltimore SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Awards program recognizing the region’s most accomplished business leaders. Known for his thought leadership, Oliver is a…

Warner Bros Singles Out Exceptional Minds for Charitable Giving

Warner Bros Singles Out Exceptional Minds for Charitable Giving

​​Mary-Elizabeth Michaels, Director of Community Affairs for Warner Bros, presented Exceptional Minds’ Ernie Merlán with a check yesterday to help fund growing demand for the nonprofit’s career training and job placement programs for young people with autism. Also with the…

Hollywood Funds New Animation Studio Employing Autism Pros

Hollywood Funds New Animation Studio Employing Autism Pros

Exceptional Minds Studio officially opened a new animation unit today that is staffed by young professionals with autism, thanks in part to a generous grant provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) last month.   The new unit includes…

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