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The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s Chainsaw
News: The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s ChainsawLeading North American Supplier of Production Technology Expands its Post-Production Footprint.
The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood’s most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as "The Academy Awards" and "American Idol." The merger is expected to close next month.
published 4 weeks ago   read more
Christie Unveils World’s First Commercial High-Brightness Laser Projection System In Shanhai
News: Christie Unveils World’s First Commercial High-Brightness Laser Projection System In ShanhaiChristie®, the industry-preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, today announced the unveiling of the world’s first commercial pure laser projection system installed at the prestigious Shanghai Film Art Center on June 13, 2014.
published 1 month ago   read more
Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®
News: Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was behind-the-scenes for this year’s 86th Academy Awards® telecast providing the star-studded event with its latest asset management solutions. Pronology’s user-friendly interface provided the production staff with an unprecedented level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of a show of this magnitude.
published 5 months ago   read more
Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John Persichetti
News: Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John PersichettiIndependent post-production facility forges strategic alliance with on-set dailies specialist Creative Science to provide turnkey post-production solutions for feature films.
Continuing to build its post production services for feature films, Chainsaw has hired John Persichetti as Senior DI Colorist. Persichetti brings more than 20 years of experience as a feature film colorist, most recently at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. His credits there included "This Is the End," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "21 Jump Street" and "Hotel Transylvania." At Chainsaw, Persichetti will operate out of the company’s new, 4K digital intermediate theater. His first project will be "A Haunted House 2" for Wayan Bros. Entertainment.
published 7 months ago   read more
The HPA Announces the 2013 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® announced the 2013 recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production earlier this month, during a special on-line press event. These prestigious awards recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that is helping to drive the post industry forward. The nominees in the craft categories were also announced.
published 10 months ago   read more
Hollywood’s Chainsaw Launches Feature Film Division
News: Hollywood’s Chainsaw Launches Feature Film DivisionIndependent post-production facility unveils new 4K DI theater, adds Annalise Kurinsky as Director of Feature Services, DI Colorist Doug Delaney and Finishing Editor John Pehlke.
Chainsaw, the boutique Hollywood post production facility with credits ranging from American Idol to the Academy Awards, has launched a new division focused on post-production services for features. The company has built an all-new 4K digital intermediate theater at its facility on Orange in Hollywood and brought on a colorist-editor-producer team with lengthy experience in preparing films for digital cinema, film theatrical, broadcast and home entertainment release. The new division will target both studio and independent features.
published 12 months ago   read more
Ron Schwartz Promoted To President And General Manager, Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales & Distribution
Company's Home Entertainment Business Continuing To Build Momentum Following Record Year
Ron Schwartz, a 20-year veteran of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and its predecessor companies, has been promoted to President and General Manager of Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales and Distribution, the Company announced today.
published 1 year ago   read more
Light Iron Opens New York Office
Visionary L.A. Company Acquires OFFHOLLYWOOD’s Post Production Operations
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – has expanded into the New York market, acquiring all post-production facilities and resources of OFFHOLLYWOOD, located in the Soho district of Manhattan. Terms of the transaction remain confidential.
published 2 years ago   read more
The 7th Annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
Post Production Gala Brings Recognition to Innovation and Artistry
In a gala celebration last night, winners of the 2012 HPA® Awards were recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in helping create the features, programs, spots, and entertainment seen around the world. The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - presented the 7th Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. Industry professionals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards including Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, and the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, which had been announced earlier.
published 2 years ago   read more
7th Annual HPA Awards Gala Ticket Sales Open
News: 7th Annual HPA Awards Gala Ticket Sales OpenCompelling, Community Centric Evening Celebrates Post Production Excellence
Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has announced that ticket sales are now open for the 2012 HPA Awards Show. Conceived to recognize the achievements of those individuals who work behind the scenes, with ingenuity and creativity, to create motion pictures, commercials and television programming, the HPA Awards launch Hollywood's awards season, which culminates in the Oscars. The gala event unfolds on the evening of November 1st at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
published 2 years ago   read more
Modus Operandi Named Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed® III Digital Agency; Goes “Inside Assassin’s Creed III”
News: Modus Operandi Named Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed® III Digital Agency; Goes “Inside Assassin’s Creed III”Ubisoft and digital agency Modus Operandi have joined forces to create a multi-pronged engagement for the launch of Ubisoft’s revolutionary title Assassin’s Creed® III. The campaign aims to excite the title’s massive fan base and expand the property’s reach to new audiences, especially those captivated by the game’s setting: the American Revolution.
published 2 years ago   read more
Chainsaw Launches New Editorial Facility
News: Chainsaw Launches New Editorial Facility10,000 square foot Hollywood facility includes 25 editorial suites.
Chainsaw a leading independent post production company servicing American Idol, the Academy Awards and many other television productions, has opened a second, state-of-the-art editorial facility in Hollywood. The new 10,000 square foot facility, located on Santa Monica Boulevard near North Sycamore Avenue, two blocks from the main Chainsaw building, features 25 rooms that can function either as editorial suites or production office space and is designed to accommodate episodic and long-form television productions.
published 2 years ago   read more
Therapy Stands Up To Cancer With A Message Of Survival
L.A.-based editorial house Therapy Studios editor Kristin McCasey and director Matt Ogens craft a heartfelt story of survival in a 4-minute video airing during the telethon for cancer awareness and research initiative, Stand Up To Cancer for Tenth Planet Productions. The telethon began in 2008 and has since raised over $180 million through celebrity and media support. The telethon will feature celebrity heavy-hitters Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vagara, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Samuel L. Jackson and event executive producer Gwyneth Paltrow, to name a few. The event aired commercial-free on September 7th from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, HBO and more than a dozen other cable channels.
published 2 years ago   read more
The Hit House Relocates and Signs Composer Danail Getz
News: The Hit House Relocates and Signs Composer Danail GetzThe Hit House, a premier, custom music and sound design company acclaimed across the feature film, trailer, television, and advertising industries, has relocated to new studios in South Torrance, CA. The company’s new address is 4611 Milne Drive, South Torrance, CA 90505.
published 2 years ago   read more
Hammer Creative “Confronts Death” By Producing New Promotional Campaign For THQs Darksiders II -- Cinematic, Live Action Trailer, Conceived & Produced By Hammer, Features “Game Of Thrones” Star James Cosmo
News: Hammer Creative “Confronts Death” By Producing New Promotional Campaign For THQs Darksiders II -- Cinematic, Live Action Trailer, Conceived & Produced By Hammer, Features “Game Of Thrones” Star James CosmoHammer Creative, a Videogame Creative Agency specializing in all aspects of A/V, has conceived, produced, edited, and provided post production for a new, four trailer marketing campaign promoting client THQ’s new Darksiders II videogame. The announcement was made by Hammer Creative’s Executive Creative Director Scott Hayman.
published 2 years ago   read more
Chainsaw Applies Its Comedic Touch to “The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen”
News: Chainsaw Applies Its Comedic Touch to “The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen”Chainsaw recently provided post production services for "The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen", a comedy special that attracted 6.4 million viewers, a record for the long-running series. Executive produced by Joel Gallen and Mark Burg, and Co-Executive Produced by Rick Austin, the show was recorded before a live audience at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. and featured appearances by Seth MacFarlane (as host), Jon Lovitz, Jeff Ross, William Shatner, Mike Tyson, Slash and others.
published 3 years ago   read more
Chainsaw Editors Win Emmy for HBO’s “Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour”
News: Chainsaw Editors Win Emmy for HBO’s “Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour”Editors Michael Polito, Bill DeRonde and Kevin O’Dea of Chainsaw, Hollywood, have won an Emmy Award for their work on the HBO music special 'Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden". The award came for Outstanding Picture Editing For A Special (Single Or Multi-Camera) and was shared with editor Katie Hetland.
published 3 years ago   read more
Soundelux Design Music Group Supplies “Chilling” Sound Design for New Xbox Thriller “Alan Wake”
Soundelux Design Music Group indulged its dark side in providing sound design services for “Alan Wake,” Remedy Entertainment’s groundbreaking video game thriller, newly-released by Microsoft Game Studios for xBox 360.
published 4 years ago   read more
Beast Austin Hires Senior Editor Ariel Quintans and Smoke Artist Jim Reed
Full-service editorial facility adds finishing room; partners with Company 3 to provide Virtual Telecine services
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, announced the expansion of its Austin location with the addition of a Smoke room for finishing projects and the hire of two major talents: senior editor Ariel Quintans and Smoke artist Jim Reed. In addition, Beast Austin has partnered with sister company Company 3 to provide virtual telecine services.
published 4 years ago   read more
A Small Act,’ Shot With AG-HVX200 P2 HD Handheld, Screens In U.S. Documentary Competition At 2010 Sundance Film Festival
HBO To Broadcast Documentary in Summer 2010
"A Small Act", premiering in U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance 2010, tells the inspirational story of an impoverished boy in Kenya, Chris Mburu, whose life was dramatically changed when an anonymous Swedish woman sponsored his primary education.
published 4 years ago   read more
News: Genarts Releases Sapphire Plug-Ins Version 2 For Avid Products
Available immediately, version 2 features many new effects and improved functionality
GenArts Inc., a leading provider of visual effects plug-ins for the film, broadcast and video industries, today announced the immediate availability of Sapphire Plug-ins version 2 for Avid® editing systems. With 46 new effects and a wide array of new features, Sapphire 2 delivers the next evolution of industry-standard visual effects for Avid users. This release includes a variety of enhancements for users, such as single click application of effects to a title or key, background and mask inputs, 2D moves built into the plug-ins, and a versatile new FilmDamage effect.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: Avid Systems Are Top Choice Among 2006 Academy Award Nominees
Creative professionals behind year's top films once again select Avid, Digidesign, and Softimage tools; Awards show and other Oscar programming also produced with Avid systems
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that its film, audio, and animation solutions were used by professionals to produce every film nominated in the Best Picture, Directing, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, and Animated Feature categories of the 78th Annual Academy Awards®. This year's Academy Awards also marks the sixth-consecutive year that every nominee for a Sound Editing Oscar® has used the Digidesign® Pro Tools® system. In addition, content creation teams are using Avid postproduction and broadcast solutions – such as Avid® Symphony™ Nitris® and Avid Deko® systems – to assemble sequences and create unique graphic elements for the March 5 Academy Awards show and other programs that will offer red carpet coverage.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: Leading Postproduction Facilities Invest in Avid Symphony Nitris
Company sees early momentum for new HD and SD editing and finishing system
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that more than 45 leading postproduction facilities and rental houses - including AlphaDogs, Inc.; A&A Post; Chainsaw; Editional Effects; FotoKem; Matchframe; Phase Three; Runway, Inc.; Towers Productions; and Wexler Video - have purchased the Avid® Symphony™ Nitris® system. Avid's newest nonlinear editing and finishing solution for HD and SD production begins shipping today - and is available through the company's worldwide reseller channel.
published 9 years ago   read more
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