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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4DThinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.
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For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This Year
News: For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This YearProduction in the Works with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Pierce Bronson, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Mila Kunis and Liam Neeson
Meet actor, writer and producer Corey Large, who’s emerging as one of the most sough-after producers in Hollywood and Canada – with nearly 15 projects slated for release in 2014/15. Born in Victoria, this B.C. boy who has been under the radar is now flying high working with a dream team of A-listers . We’re talking the likes of Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and the list goes on!
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"
News: News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just been signed as a key VFX vendor for the new FOX TV series “Hieroglyph”, and has launched a branch office in New Orleans. Synaptic is coming off the success of the first season of FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” providing the lion's share of the series’ visual effects as the show's primary vendor. The announcements were made today by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings the Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series
News: Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings the Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series‘The Lost Legion’ To MIPTV
IndustryWorks is pleased to announce the exclusive ‘first look’ at the new TV drama series ‘The Lost Legion’ at MIPTV this April.
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VER Embraces Gold Mount PAGlink Battery with 1,000-Unit Purchase
News: VER Embraces Gold Mount PAGlink Battery with 1,000-Unit PurchasePAG today announces the purchase of 1000 units of its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud, Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery by Video Equipment Rentals (VER), one of the largest rental suppliers of motion picture, television, broadcast and newsgathering technology in North America.
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"Game of Thrones" Wins Outstanding Location TV Program "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Wins Outstanding Location Feature Film at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards
Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler, Scott Dewees and Sheri Davis Receive Special Honors Billy Crystal and Cheryl Boone Isaacs Among Presenters
The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. The event honored the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials during the black-tie ceremony at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 450, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.
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Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly Awards
News: Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly AwardsJeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise Win for NFL Network’s “Leon Sandcastle” and Honda’s “Project Drive-In”
Mixers Jeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2014 Telly Award in the Best Sound category of the 35th annual competition. Levy earned a Silver Telly, the highest honor, for his work on “Leon Sandcastle” for NFL Network. Hurtubise won a Bronze Telly for Honda’s “Project Drive-In.”
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Peerless Mastering Upgrades to SADiE 6 Software
The Boston, USA-based Mastering Facility has also Purchased a Prism Sound Lyra 2 Audio Interface
Reflecting an increasingly common pattern throughout the industry, Peerless Mastering’s Jeff Lipton has recently upgraded his SADiE software to V6 and bought a Prism Sound Lyra 2 to use with it.
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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
News: DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Provides Innovative Solutions for Film & Television
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm, as it prepares to kick off its 60th anniversary celebration at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). The Australian-owned camera support equipment company will toast its success by commemorating its professional progression throughout the years in supplying the film and television industry with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads.
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Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave Originated on KODAK Film
Spirit Award Winners Also Have Kodak Moment
In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner has ever been made without motion picture film technology – a streak that continued with 12 Years a Slave winning the 2014 Oscar®.
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'Helium' Fills AFI With Pride
Oscar®-Winning Short Film Carries On Long Tradition at the American Film Institute
When "HELIUM," the story of a terminally ill boy who finds joy in a fantasy world created by an eccentric hospital janitor, won the Oscar® for Best Live Action Short Film at last night's Academy Awards® ceremony, it extended a long winning streak of excellence by graduates of the American Film Institute Conservatory. Kim Magnusson (AFI Class of 1991) produced the film, one of three nominated projects that had AFI alumni participation. Since 1974, AFI Conservatory graduates have received an astonishing total of 133 nominations and 27 gold statuettes. In addition, a number of marble Student Academy Awards for AFI thesis projects are on display in the Louis B. Mayer Library on AFI's Hollywood campus.
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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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Footage.net to Showcase Stock Footage Partner Resources at NAB 2014
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will feature a diverse group of its stock footage content partners at its NAB exhibit, giving NAB attendees a chance to learn more about the world-class footage collections currently available for search and screening through Footage.net.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will spotlight a number of its key stock footage partner companies as part of its exhibit at NAB, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014. As a resource to creatives worldwide, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with NAB attendees, answer questions about finding and using the world’s best stock footage source material and provide an introduction to the outstanding footage collections available for search and screening through its website.
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NAB 2014: EditShare Showcases Major Shared Storage Release and Demonstrates New Media Asset Management and Multicam Ingest Capabilities
Headlining the EditShare® NAB 2014 show lineup is EditShare Storage version 7, the biggest release to date for the company’s high-performance shared storage product line. Built on the world’s highest-performance Linux OS, EditShare Storage v7 sports a totally new and intuitive EditShare Connect interface and features a Quality of Service (QoS) system that reserves bandwidth for high-priority activities such as real-time capture or playout and limits the bandwidth of low-priority activities.
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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®
Peter W. Anderson to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award; Charles “Tad” Marburg to receive John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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PS Honours Sandra Cunningham with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award
News: PS Honours Sandra Cunningham with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder AwardRob Sim, President and CEO of the SIM Group of Companies, announced Thursday that Sandra Cunningham, Founding Partner at Union Pictures and President of Strada Films in Toronto, is the recipient of the 2014 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. The award was presented to Sandra at the annual PS Dinner on the Hill, held during the Canadian Media Production Association Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
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STORY Director John Komnenich Directs Award-Winning TV Series “A Piece of the Game”
News: STORY Director John Komnenich Directs Award-Winning TV Series “A Piece of the Game”New half hour series highlights the emotionally charged and phenomenally lucrative world of sports memorabilia.
America’s insatiable appetite for sports and sports memorabilia is the subject of a new, fast-paced, half-hour reality television series from producer Don DuPree, director John Komnenich and creative director Mike Waterkotte. Sponsored by Allstate, "A Piece of the Game" tells the stories of some of the greatest moments in the history of sports—and the collectables that capture the memories. The show recently debuted on Chicago station WGN and earned a local Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs. The producers are planning a national rollout later this year.
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Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist Campaign
News: Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist CampaignAward-winning creative collective Wander has produced, directed, and designed a media campaign for Coexist Campaign that includes an animated short and two Docu Spots - documentary based commercials.
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Maryland Public Television Standardizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage
News: Maryland Public Television Standardizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared StorageNew TerraBlock Environment Supercharges Bandwidth, Speed and Collaboration
Maryland Public Television (MPT) recently installed a 144-TB Facilis TerraBlock shared storage environment in its post production facility to increase capacity, accelerate post production and enhance project collaboration. From series "Outdoors Maryland" to "Chesapeake Collectables," the systems will play an integral role in MPT's creation of weekly programming for the state of Maryland. MPT also is using the TerraBlock systems in production on national programs such as the long running "MotorWeek" and the soon to be released children's science show "Space Racers" that will be shared with PBS affiliates across the U.S.
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Spanish Director Julio del Alamo Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice Media
News: Spanish Director Julio del Alamo Launches U.S. Career via Accomplice MediaTwo-time Cannes Lion Winner Brings Unique Storytelling Skills and Broad Experience in International Automotive Advertising.
Julio del Alamo, the Madrid-based commercial director acclaimed throughout Europe and worldwide for his cinematic, emotionally rich storytelling, has signed with Accomplice Media for general market representation in the United States. It marks the first time that del Alamo, whose credits include BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, has pursued work in the American general market.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Presents 2014 Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Star Wars creator George Lucas presented the annual MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The evening also featured a Special Tribute to sound pioneer Ray Dolby, introduced by MPSE Career Achievement winner Walter Murch.
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Roger Ebert Honored Posthumously with Lifetime Achievement Award
Journalism prize to be presented tomorrow by the University of Illinois; Ebertfest kicking off April 23 with screening of documentary "Life Itself"
The University of Illinois honored Roger Ebert posthumously Tuesday night with the prestigious Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. Ebert's wife, Chaz, accepted the award, presented at the University Club in Chicago, following a dinner and reception.
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HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO International
News: HOAX Films Creates “Experiential” Website for Organ Regeneration Science Pioneer MEBO InternationalMEBO Campus site feature a floating city that continues to grow.
Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International has come up with a novel way to introduce audience to the achievements of organ regeneration science. Visitors to the California-based company’s campus website find themselves in a computer-generated floating city that’s home to a towering library, a giant rotating sphere and other iconic wonders. Visitors can choose to tour the city on foot or from the seat of a translucent shuttlecraft while a narrator describes “a revolution in science that will change our lives.”
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Cloud graphics pioneer OTOY announces Series D round led by Yuri Milner
Round helps accelerate commercialization of OTOY’s suite of offerings that are transforming content creation and delivery for the world’s top media and entertainment companies
OTOY Inc., today announced a Series D round of funding to help accelerate commercialization of the company’s industry-leading cloud graphics offerings that are redefining content creation and delivery processes for media and entertainment organizations around the world. The round is led by prominent technology investor, Yuri Milner, and includes former Morgan Stanley CEO, John Mack, who join investors including Autodesk, Taylor Frigon, George Gilder and The Roddenberry Trust.
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"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" Wins ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for Best Footage Use
The 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award went to" The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Produced by Kartemquin Films, the doc uses rare and newly discovered archival footage to tell the story of Ali’s struggle to stand up for his spiritual convictions and political conscience, regardless of the cost to his boxing career.
ABCNEWS VideoSource, the news and stock footage licensing arm of ABC News, announced that "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was the winner of the 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" examines Ali’s life outside of boxing, focusing on the years 1967 to 1970, when, after refusing military induction, he was stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from boxing. "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was honored at the IDA Awards Gala, which took place on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Crowd into Panoramic Concert Screen Featuring Bruno Mars Live
News: ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Crowd into Panoramic Concert Screen Featuring Bruno Mars LiveThinkBreatheLive (TBL) helped more than 80,000 spectators at MetLife Stadium play a VIP role in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars. Touchdown Entertainment engaged the creative shop to produce digital environments for America's hallmark entertainment event, including a dynamic LED experience that turned the entire stadium into an immersive panoramic concert screen.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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EditShare Releases Lightworks Version 11.5 for Linux and Windows
EditShare is proud to announce the release of Lightworks 11.5, its popular cross-platform editing software, which now includes some major changes to the Pro and Free versions.
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Master of the House
News: Master of the HouseLocated on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracks.
It’s well known that Hollywood Center Studios has played host to innumerable film and television productions over the course of its long history. Few people, however, are aware that some of the most popular musical recordings of recent years—including work by such artists as Eric Clapton, T. Bone Burnett, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Diana Krall and Robert Plant—have also come to fruition on the lot.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Numerous Films Screening at Sundance
In a sign of its ongoing commitment to independent film, Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for eight films screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The facility delivered a variety of creative and technical services, ranging from editorial systems to color grading, for the films, which include two dramatic features, a comedy feature, three feature-length documentaries and two shorts.
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Industrial Light & Magic Gets 25th Scientific and Technical Achievement Award
Fire, smoke, dust and explosions are staples of motion picture visual effects. A modern effects film like “Star Trek: Into Darkness” or “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” contains thousands of these elements. Each requires fluid dynamics simulation and volumetric rendering. It’s computationally intensive stuff, and takes a lot of artist time to get right.
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Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post Operations
News: Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post OperationsSIM Digital today announces that Brennen Dicker has joined its Atlanta office as Post Production Manager. Dicker, who previously served as Director of Post Production Sales at Crawford Media Services, arrives with broad experience in all aspects of film and television production, and deep ties to Atlanta’s production community. In his new role, he will lead SIM Atlanta’s Bling Digital unit which provides a variety of leading-edge data management, dailies processing and post production services to film and television productions. SIM Digital also maintains facilities in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Beijing.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for OpenColorIO from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for OpenColorIO from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and SciencesSony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) is pleased to announce that Jeremy Selan, the facility’s Imaging Supervisor, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for his role in developing the open source color management framework OpenColorIO.
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Tool Signs Famed Feature Director Marc Forster for Commercials
News: Tool Signs Famed Feature Director Marc Forster for CommercialsTool is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning director Marc Forster to its commercial roster. With a notably versatile range of films to his credit, Marc Forster has persistently evaded categorization, having helmed a slate of major motion pictures of varying scale and genres for studios and independents alike, starring many of the industry’s premier talent.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Complete Golden Reel Nominations
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in all categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick Clair
News: Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick ClairElastic has added innovative Designer/Director Patrick Clair to its studio roster. A specialist in combining storytelling with visual design, adept in creating both branding and entertainment content, and an expert in motion design, music visuals and information graphics, Clair brings a massive skillset to Elastic’s talented group of filmmakers.
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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations For The 50th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing And CAS Technical Achievement Awards For 2013
The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 50th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013 in six categories.
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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blazes" To $409.4 Million At The Domestic Box Office, Becoming #1 Film Of 2013
First Time In History That First Two Installments of A Franchise Generate Over $400 Million at the Domestic Box Office
Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" became the highest-grossing film released at the domestic box office in 2013 as it grossed an estimated $493,000 last night for an estimated domestic cume to date of $409.4 million in its first 49 days of release, the Company announced today.
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Stardust Returns To Design Roots For Brand-New Piece For Samsung Via Cheil Worldwide
News: Stardust Returns To Design Roots For Brand-New Piece For Samsung Via Cheil WorldwideStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, returns to its design roots in a brand-new piece for Samsung via Cheil Worldwide. One year after the re-launch of Stardust under new ownership, the studio returns to a very signature look, which defined the company and its voice for much of its 10-year history.
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Bonfire Labs Adds Two Veteran Producers To Team
Stephanie Hornish & Mona Salma Join Bonfire Labs, Bringing Deep Advertising & Entertainment Production Credits
Bonfire Labs has continued its expansion of key staff, adding veteran producers Stephanie Hornish and Mona Salma. Ms. Hornish joins Bonfire Labs as Senior Producer and Ms. Salma has joined the team as a Producer. Combined, the two bring almost 30 years of experience to Bonfire's production team and world-class, award-winning talent.
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Syfy Kicks Off January 2014 With Seven New And Returning Original Series Including "Helix" from Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
News: Syfy Kicks Off January 2014 With Seven New And Returning Original Series Including "Helix" from Executive Producer Ronald D. MooreSyfy will kick off 2014 with seven new and returning original series in January including Helix from Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) – a two episode premiere with limited commercial interruptions airing on Friday, January 10 at 10/9c – and Opposite Worlds, the competition reality event – the channel’s first weekly live series broadcast – debuting on Tuesday, January 21 at 10/9c.
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Creator/Writer/Producer Shonda Rhimes to Receive International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists TV Showmanship Award
News: Creator/Writer/Producer Shonda Rhimes to Receive International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists TV Showmanship AwardShonda Rhimes, creator, writer and producer of the hit TV series "Grey’s Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Scandal," will be presented with the 2014 Television Showmanship Award at the International Cinematographers Guild's (IATSE Local 600) 51st annual Publicists Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 28, at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
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Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO Users
News: Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO UsersStaying ahead of the CURVE using Steadicam’s camera stabilization system, the GoPro HERO camera community adds Steadicam Hollywood image magic to its movie making
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, today announced the availability of its new Steadicam® CURVE™ for GoPro® HERO® camera stabilizer system.
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Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!Tim Webber, visual effects supervisor for blockbusters including "Avatar," "The Dark Knight" and the recent mega-film "Gravity" joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the behind the scenes of "Gravity" and shares his experience creating one of the most technically challenging films in cinema’s history.
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Support The Monuments Men In The Search For Lost Art
In anticipation of the nationwide release of "The Monuments Men, the new film from director George Clooney based on the true story of the race to save 1000 years of culture, moviegoers can visit SupportTheMonumentsMen.com, where they will find resources and information about the ways we all can continue the search for landmark works that were stolen or taken as souvenirs during World War II and are still missing today. The film, which is written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, will be released on February 7, 2014.
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“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Crosses $300 Million Worldwide
On the heels of its #1 openings around the globe, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has surpassed $300 million at the worldwide box office after seven days in release. The film, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), has taken in an estimated $104.6 million domestically and $213.6 million internationally, for a worldwide estimated total to date of $318.2 million, including $23 million from IMAX theatres worldwide.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era. To help with some of the film’s challenging production requirements, Chressanthis used two EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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RLJ Entertainment Inks Deal With Fox for New Adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express"
Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg on Board to Produce New film of One of the Most Successful Novels of All Time
After a highly competitive bidding process, Fox has acquired film rights to the iconic mystery novel "Murder on the Orient Express" from Acorn Productions Ltd/Agatha Christie Ltd, the UK based rights holding production arm of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLJE). With more than two billion books sold, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time, and "Murder on the Orient Express"is one of her most popular novels. The 1934 novel features her internationally renowned detective, Hercule Poirot, investigating a murder on the Orient Express.
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Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center Studios
News: Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center StudiosEnvironmental production specialist EcoSet Consulting works with brands to reduce waste from commercial shoots.
A new series of ads for Target were recently shot on minimalistic all-white sets at Hollywood Center Studios and yet rank among the “greenest” spots ever produced on the nearly 100-year-old lot. Virtually all of the sets, props, wardrobe, and discards (such as food waste from catering and craft services) were earmarked for reuse, recycling or composting. It’s estimated that nearly 4 tons of potential waste products were diverted from local landfills on these two projects due to the production’s adoption of eco-friendly production practices.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Time Grand Prix World Champion
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Time Grand Prix World ChampionWhen Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the U.S. leg of the 2013 Grand Prix season, the Q-Ball system from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing specialty camera systems, was on-hand to capture the action. The host broadcaster relies on Q-Ball to provide unobtrusive, high quality HD video to capture these special moments, most pointedly this season when pictures of Vettel accepting his trophy as the four-time winner of the 2013 Grand Prix at the Indian Grand Prix were broadcast to millions worldwide.
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MTI Film Restores John Wayne Classic “North to Alaska” for Twentieth Century Fox
News: MTI Film Restores John Wayne Classic “North to Alaska” for Twentieth Century Fox
MTI Film recently completed an all-new digital restoration of "North to Alaska," Twentieth Century Fox’s 1960 comedy starring John Wayne. Employing proprietary technology and image processing techniques, MTI Film scanned the original 35mm cut negative at 4K before putting the film through an intensive restoration process to address faded color, Newton rings, dirt, scratches and many other defects. MTI Film ultimately delivered fully restored 4K files to produce a new 35mm negative for long-term preservation, along with a 4K DCP Master and high definition masters in a variety of aspect ratios.
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Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve 10 Used on Spiderbait Music Video
News: Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve 10 Used on Spiderbait Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that Australian rock band Spiderbait’s new “It’s Beautiful” music video was shot with Blackmagic Cinema Camera by Toby Angwin, a Melbourne, Australia based director. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was also used as a B camera on the shoot, with DaVinci Resolve 10 used for color grading.
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Royal Shakespeare Company the First UK theatre to Broadcast Shakespeare Direct into Schools with Richard II
News: Royal Shakespeare Company the First UK theatre to Broadcast Shakespeare Direct into Schools with Richard IIDavid Tennant in the title role was streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country
On Friday 15 November, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) became the first UK theatre to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools, as Richard II with David Tennant in the title role was streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country.
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American Film Institute AFI Awards 2013 Official Selections
10 Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs Inducted into the AFI Almanac of the Art Form
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2013 – 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.
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Testronic Supports DECE and Member Companies with UltraViolet™ Testing Services
Quality Assurance Leader Continues Long Standing Relationship with Organization as it Expands to Member-Driven Testing
Testronic - the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, software, and digital television - works closely with the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) to provide testing services for UltraViolet implementations.
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Harold Lloyd’s Onetime Bungalow Available for Lease at Hollywood Center Studios
Rarely available, Bungalow A was home to the actor’s production company in the 1920s.
Tucked away in a corner of the lot at historic Hollywood Center Studios sits a 1200 square foot, wood-frame structure known as Bungalow A. The building has everything a film or television production company might want in an office structure: a suite of executive offices, a large common room, a kitchen, private courtyards and decks, ample parking, high-speed internet and round-the-clock security. Bungalow A also comes with something few other office rentals in the area can match: a lofty spot in Hollywood history. During the 1920s, Bungalow A served as the home base for actor Harold Lloyd, arguably the biggest star of the era.
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Zoic Adds Art Director Casey Hupke
News: Zoic Adds Art Director Casey HupkeCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Casey Hupke as Art Director for Zoic’s commercial and games division. With nearly a decade of experience as a VFX designer/animator in the commercial space, he has worked with top studios including Motion Theory/Mirada, Logan, The Famous Group and Imaginary Forces. His unique visual style, often characterized by computational particle physics, can be seen in campaigns for top clients such as IBM, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Exxon, Cisco and Buick.
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"Side By Side" Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed Documentary
News: "Side By Side" Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed DocumentaryProducers Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa have chosen to create a film element of their feature documentary "Side by Side" on KODAK VISION3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254. This intermediate post production step will also provide the producers with a master for making 35mm film prints. The 2254 will then be archived at the Academy Film Archive, which is providing substantial and instrumental support to preserve this culturally significant exploration into the evolution of digital and film formats.
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Milk To Create VFX For New" Doctor Who" Series
VFX house Milk Visual Effects – the company behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor" - has been commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth series of "Doctor Who," starring new Doctor Peter Capaldi. The new series will be broadcast in 2014.
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Qube Cinema Supports Cinecolor in Its Transition to Digital Cinema in Latin America
News: Qube Cinema Supports Cinecolor in Its Transition to Digital Cinema in Latin AmericaXP-D Digital Cinema Servers and QubeMaster Pro Mastering Software Sales in Five Countries
Qube Cinema has sold its digital cinema servers and DCP mastering software to Cinecolor postproduction facilities in five Latin American countries. Each of the Cinecolor post houses – in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia – now has a Qube XP-D server in its screening room for QC of its DCPs. Cinecolor Argentina and Columbia also use QubeMaster Pro for mastering DCPs. The DCP mastering and QC equipment enable Cinecolor to meet the growing demand for digital cinema postproduction services in Latin America.
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Imaginary Forces Adds Christopher Harrington As Director Of User Experience And Technology
News: Imaginary Forces Adds Christopher Harrington As Director Of User Experience And TechnologyImaginary Forces has announced that Christopher Harrington, former Creative Director for MartianCraft, has joined IF in a new position as Director of User Experience and Technology, reporting to Executive Producer and General Manager Gabriel Marquez. Harrington will oversee the strategic direction, growth and operation of Imaginary Forces’ interactive capabilities.
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Milk Delivers VFX to Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special in Stereoscopic 3D
News: Milk Delivers VFX to Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special in Stereoscopic 3DVFX house Milk Visual Effects worked with the BBC to create the visual effects for the BBC’s hotly anticipated 75-minute special Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode: The Day of the Doctor. Shot in stereoscopic 3D, the episode was broadcast on BBC One in the UK on Saturday 23rd November achieving an average audience of 10.2 million and was simulcast in 94 countries and in more than 1500 cinemas across the world, winning a Guinness World Record as the largest simulcast of a TV drama in history.
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The American Film Institute Launches Landmark Chinese Cultural Exchange Program With New Scholarship Initiative
The American Film Institute (AFI) on November 13, announced its AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship, a new scholarship program at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory aimed at developing feature-length screenplays that foster greater understanding of Chinese history, culture and literature.
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Cap Gun Collective Director Alex Fendrich Teams With Two by Four and Off The Street Club to Win International Davey "Best in Show" Award
News: Cap Gun Collective Director Alex Fendrich Teams With Two by Four and Off The Street Club to Win International Davey "Best in Show" AwardThe International Academy of Visual Arts recently announced the winners of the 2013 International Davey Awards, which honor the finest work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. Award-winning commercial production company Cap Gun Collective is very proud to announce that director Alex Fendrich's collaboration with agency Two by Four was named Best in Show in the competition's Film/Video/TV category, out of nearly 4,000 entries.
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HOBO Captures Powerful Sonic Mood For Intense New HISTORY Documentary Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live
News: HOBO Captures Powerful Sonic Mood For Intense New HISTORY Documentary Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to LiveTwo-Hour Primetime Film Anchors Network’s 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination Coverage
While there is no shortage of media coverage surrounding the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, few look at it from the perspective of "Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours To Live," a two-hour special premiering Friday, November 22 at 10 p.m. on HISTORY® featuring audio post/sound design by HOBO Audio.
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AFM: "Swelter" Sells Out With The Exchange
Brian O'Shea, The Exchange C.E.O., announced today that JCVD's SWELTER has been effectively sold out during AFM'13.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Services Three Films Screening at Camerimage
Facility continues its close association with the Polish cinematography festival, which will include screenings of “Fading Gigolo,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for three films screening this month at Camerimage, the world’s leading international film festival celebrating cinematographers and the craft of cinematography. They include "Fading Gigolo¸" whose director, John Turturro, will receive the festival’s Special Award for an Actor-Director, as well as Inside "Llewyn Davis and Lee Daniels’ The Butler," which will compete for the festival’s coveted Golden Frog Award in its Main Competition. The 21st Camerimage International Film Festival will be held November 16 – 23 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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Reel FX Launches New Interactive/Mobile Division With Official Free Birds Movie APP - Baby Turkey Trouble
News: Reel FX Launches New Interactive/Mobile Division With Official Free Birds Movie APP - Baby Turkey TroubleFree Birds – In Theaters Now – Stars Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler
Reel FX today announces the launch of its new digital/interactive division with the release of its first app, “Baby Turkey Trouble”. The app coincides with the release of “Free Birds”, the studio’s first animated film. In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
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Sony And Filmmaking Alumni Of The American Film Institute Kick Off “Be Moved”: A 4K Movie-Making Project
News: Sony And Filmmaking Alumni Of The American Film Institute  Kick Off “Be Moved”: A 4K Movie-Making ProjectUnique Showcase of Short Films to Demonstrate The Benefits and Diversity of 4K Production
Sony Electronics today announced a 4K movie-making project “Sony/AFI 4K Shorts: Be Moved,” showcasing the talents of the alumni of the AFI Conservatory, the world renowned film school of the American Film Institute (AFI).
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Kodak Goes Behind the Lens with Sean Bobbitt and Bruno Delbonnel at 2013 Camerimage Festival
Kodak is hosting back-to-back conversations with renowned cinematographers Sean Bobbitt, BSC and Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC at the 21st edition of Camerimage, the international film festival of cinematography, on November 21 at 7:00 (CMT) in the Opera Nova, first floor seminar room. Both Bobbitt and Delbonnel have films competing in the main competition: Steve McQueen’s "12 Years a Slave" and the Coen brothers’ "Inside Lewelyn Davis," respectively. Each discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10 Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 10 is a major upgrade that includes innovative on set tools, new editing features, support for OpenFX plug-ins and more.
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AMC Renews The Walking Dead For a Fifth Season
News: AMC Renews The Walking Dead For a Fifth SeasonEven The Walkers Saw It Coming As Network Opts To Bring Back The #1 Show On Television Among Adults 18-49
AMC has announced that it has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season. The number one show on television among adults 18-49, The Walking Dead returned for a fourth season earlier this month and the premiere episode set a new record for the series, delivering 20.2 million viewers, live+3, and 13.2 million adults 18-49, a new record for any non-sports cable telecast.
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Footage.net Returns to FOCAL International Awards as Bronze Sponsor
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will be a Bronze Sponsor of the 2014 FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive. Set to take place April 30, 2014 in London, UK, the FOCAL International Awards celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of this year’s FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive. Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production over the last year are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. All awards will be presented the evening of April 30, 2014 at a glittering award ceremony hosted by television historian Dan Snow at the Lancaster London Hotel.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Times Grand Prix World Champion
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Times Grand Prix World ChampionQ-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, captured the moment on the winner’s podium when Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's victory celebration was broadcast globally from the Indian Grand Prix motor race on October 27. It was Vettel's sixth consecutive victory this season and makes him only the fourth man in history to win four titles in the world series. With a total of 10 wins in 16 races, Vettel could yet match Michael Schumacher's record of 13 wins in a single year. Currently driving for the Austrian Red Bull team, he now goes on to race in Abu Dhabi, the United States and Brazil.
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SAE Selects Steadicam Products and Teaching Techniques for Educational Curriculum
SAE Institute standardizes course offerings, teaching next-generation Imagemakers cinematography techniques using world-class industry technology from Steadicam
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, today announced the launch of its new Steadicam® Authorized Education Curriculum in conjunction with the SAE Institute, a multinational organization with more than 55 campuses around the world. Known for its hands-on education in media and creative arts, the SAE Institute integrated specialized Steadicam curriculum into its overall course offering, providing students a structured lesson plan in the techniques of Steadicam operation coupled with hands-on experience using the latest award-winning Steadicam camera stabilization gear.
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"Return To Nuke 'Em High: Vol. 1" Is An Official Selection At The Prestigious 24Th San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival
News: "Return To Nuke 'Em High: Vol. 1" Is An Official Selection At The Prestigious 24Th San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film FestivalGreetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that "Return To Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1" is an official selection at the prestigious 24th San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival. The screening will be at 10:30pm on Wednesday, October 30th at the Principal Theater, Calle Mayor, 3 20003 San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain.
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"Elvis Films FAQ"
All That’s Left to Know About the King of Rock ’n’ Roll in Hollywood by Paul Simpson
The young Elvis Presley who was inspired by the sounds of blues singer Arthur Crudup is the same Elvis who, as a boy, watched and studied films starring Humphrey Bogart, Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando, and James Dean. All his life, he wanted to be an actor, but by the time he arrived in Hollywood, things were changing. In an age when many actors were free agents, selecting their own roles, Elvis was locked into a multi-picture contract with no approval of songs, scripts, or co-stars. The actors who inspired him, Brando and Dean, helped wreck the old Hollywood studio system. Elvis was a victim of Hollywood’s painful rebirth. The motion picture aspect of his phenomenal career is often misunderstood or overshadowed by his musical success, but if Elvis had not wanted to be a movie star, he would never have single-handedly revolutionized popular culture.
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Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloud
News: Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloudCelebrating its 16 years in the media and entertainment industry, Prime Focus today launched True North, its global 24x7 content operations hub. True North will house more than 600 people and offer cloud based media services to Prime Focus Technologies’ global clientele including the likes of Star, Bloomberg, Disney, Warner Bros., SONY Music, Viacom 18, SONY MSM, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), IPL (Indian Premiere League), Hindustan Unilever Limited, The Associated Press, A & E TV Network, Netflix, Schawk! and WPP.
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Northern Lights And Superexploder Take Home Top Prizes At 2013 AICE Camp Kuleshov
News: Northern Lights And Superexploder Take Home Top Prizes At 2013 AICE Camp KuleshovNew York-based editorial boutique Northern Lights assistant editor Jon Simpson transforms the small town dancing teens of "Footloose," into a group of demon-possessed juveniles in the :50 "Screwloose" trailer that took home top prize at the 2013 AICE Camp Kuleshov contest. The win marks the studio's third first place honor in the competition's 10-year history.
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Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart
Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3
In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO's technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.
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Colorflow Adds Its Color Wizardry to Lost Star Wars-Related Short “Black Angel”
News: Colorflow Adds Its Color Wizardry to Lost Star Wars-Related Short “Black Angel”Newly-restored short that originally screened with “The Empire Strikes Back” premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Colorflow recently applied its color grading expertise to a newly-restored version of Black Angel, a fantasy-themed short film with a Star Wars connection that was believed lost for more than 30 years.
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Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
News: Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
ARRI also chose Mistika to Finish Engaging 4K Feature Film "Run Boy Run"
Strategically placed in the centre of the trendy Mitte area of Berlin, brand new post production house ARRI Mitte has emerged and has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system from SGO's German Reseller creative tools, to service its high-end commercial and feature film projects. ARRI Mitte is the second facility related to the established parent company ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin GmbH and works on feature films by leading directors and with blue-chip clients for big brand names for ad campaigns for the likes of McDonald's, VW, Nikon, Fiat, Mobile.de, SKY, Danone Activia, Vodafone, Schweppes, BMW, Toshiba, Goretex, Sony Ericsson, Lipton Ice Tea and many others.
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Director John X. Carey Joins Tool
News: Director John X. Carey Joins ToolJohn X. Carey, the Los Angeles based director of branded documentaries and commercials, has signed with Tool. Carey makes the move in the midst of an enormously successful run, having helmed the most-watched ad in the history of YouTube. The past year has delivered a trove of awards to the young director – 21 Cannes Lions, including the Titanium Grand Prix – for the aforementioned Dove spot entitled “Real Beauty Sketches,” a CLIO for his narrative-based eBay work, and an AICP award with the stirring short film for The Anti-Drug, Harlem Elvis.
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Original Explores the Human Side of Tobacco Addiction in Project Quit
News: Original Explores the Human Side of Tobacco Addiction in Project QuitThe new initiative from Arizona Smokers’ Helpline and RIESTER follows four tobacco users for 30 days as they try to kick the habit.
Tobacco addiction is notoriously difficult to kick. Just how difficult and the impact quitting has on individual lives, is the subject of Project Quit, a newly-launched public-service initiative developed by RIESTER for the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline.
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Athena Studios And Visual Effects Society/Bay Area Restore “Black Angel,” Legendary “Star Wars” Era Short Film Believed Missing For Over 30 Years
News: Athena Studios And Visual Effects Society/Bay Area Restore “Black Angel,” Legendary “Star Wars” Era Short Film  Believed Missing For Over 30 YearsAthena Studio, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in production and animation services for film and multimedia clients, and the Visual Effects Society (VES)/Bay Area, recently partnered to restore a legendary, “Star Wars”-era short film entitled “Black Angel.” Thought to be missing for more than 30 years, “Black Angel,” which was last seen in theaters across Europe and Australia in l980 as a lead in to “The Empire Strikes Back,” made its North American premiere this past week before a sold out audience during the 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, CEO/Founder, Athena Studios.
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Testronic Announces Centralization of US Operations Burbank Facility Optimizes Efficiencies in Upgraded Location
Testronic will unveil a single, redesigned location in early November 2013, to centralize US operations and streamline customer services. The move is focused on increasing efficiencies and integrating infrastructure for the company, which is the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, software, and digital television. For the past seven years, Testronic has operated two facilities in Burbank, California. The company will now perform all of its testing and QA services from their high tech hub located at 111 North First Street, in Burbank.
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The ICG Presents Corey Carbonara with the “Nat Tiffen Award”
News: The ICG Presents Corey Carbonara with the “Nat Tiffen Award”Baylor University Professor Receives One Of ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards For His Outstanding Educational Contributions To The Art Of Cinematography
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, extends its praise to Baylor University Professor Corey Carbonara, who was recently presented with the inaugural Nat Tiffen Award by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at its 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
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Autodesk Smoke Essentials E-Book Hits Amazon
News: Autodesk Smoke Essentials E-Book Hits AmazonAutodesk Smoke Essentials - a new e-book from industry-renowned writer, director and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman and Wiley Publishing - is now available for purchase on Amazon and Wiley. The e-book gives artists and editors a practical new resource for learning the fundamentals of Autodesk Smoke - the powerful software application that combines a familiar track-based editing environment with robust features for digital compositing, color correcting and effects.
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"Film Scripts Series Classic Screenplays" Edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman
“This remarkable collection of screenplays could well represent a true expression of 20th-century literature,” says Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM. —Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM
Applause Books is proud to present the Film Scripts Series (Oct. 2013, $27.99), a new series that brings back into print some of the greatest screenplays ever written. These four volumes, edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman, contain work from award-winning writers such as William Faulkner "The Big Sleep", Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire", Arthur Miller "The Misfits", and Gore Vidal "The Best Man".
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Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award
The Preeminent Post Production Organization Will Honor Avid For a Heritage of Outstanding Contributions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community – has announced that Avid® will receive the 2013 Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. The HPA will present the honor during the 8th Annual HPA Awards, which takes place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Louis Hernandez, Jr, President and CEO of Avid, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Serves “The Butler”
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Serves “The Butler”Facility provides editorial conforming and color grading services in its third recent collaboration with Director Lee Daniels.
Final post-production finishing for "Lee Daniels’ The Butler," Director Lee Daniel’s epic story about race relations in America, was completed at Technicolor – PostWorks, New York. It marked the facility’s third recent collaboration with Daniels and his production team, following Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire and "The Paperboy."
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Kevin O’Connell Joins Todd-Soundelux
TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced that Re-recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell has joined the organization. In addition to providing mixing services, O’Connell will also assume a creative leadership role.
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Global Cinematography Institute’s 1st European Session at Camerimage Film Festival 2013
Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC & Yuri Neyman, ASC prepare cinematographers from around the world for the future with “Expanded Cinematography”
Global Cinematography Institute announces that on November 14th, the first international session of “EXPANDED CINEMATOGRAPHY” will be held in Europe at CAMERIMAGE.
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Jane Fonda To Receive 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award
News: Jane Fonda To Receive 42nd AFI Life Achievement AwardAmerica’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to be Presented June 5, 2014 Tribute will Air on TNT and Turner Classic Movies in June 2014
Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Jane Fonda with the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Fonda at a gala tribute on June 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. The 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its second year on TNT when it airs in June 2014, followed by encores on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
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