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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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Pixel Factory Automates Resolution-Independent Graphics and Media Assembly
Software Product Combines Leading Workflow and Graphics Tools to Eliminate Repetitive Manual Tasks in Branding, Versioning and Localisation
Stand 7.A31 – Pixel Power has brought together a software implementation of its realtime graphics engine Clarity with its Gallium workflow solution to create a unified graphics and media assembly system for file-based environments. This innovative system, Pixel Factory, automatically generates content such as different versions of a programme or promo, channel branding, and localisation or personalisation of content.
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What’s the Buzz?
News: What’s the Buzz?New Pixel Power Solution Puts Social Media On Air Quickly, Accurately and Cost-Effectively
Stand 7.A31 – There is no doubt that social media drives engagement with television production. Audiences want to comment, to contribute, to get involved. Buzz, a new product from Pixel Power, makes this happen – simply, effectively and safely.
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yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”
News: yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”Religious Symbolism Subtly Plays Out Over A Fresco Painting In Enticing Animated Show Open To New, Thought-Provoking Series
The new HBO series “The Leftovers” asks many big questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God and the future of the human race. Likewise for the show’s main title sequence in which show creators Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and writer Tom Perrotta turned to the award-winning creative studio yU+co. and Creative Director Garson Yu to create a concept that matched the ambitions of the show.
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Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of Marketing
News: Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of MarketingAudio Network US Inc., the international music company specializing in music for video, film and television, announced today the appointment of Eric Morse as Head of Marketing. Morse joins Audio Network from Warner Music Group and will work across the Americas to continue and accelerate the company’s growth in the region.
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Pixel Power Partners with Digimetrics for File-Based QC
Aurora 5 Provides Comprehensive, Powerful and Fast Quality Management within a Managed Resource Platform
Stand 7.A31 – Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, has completed an agreement with Digimetrics which will see the Aurora file-based quality control system integrated into Gallium content management and playout workflows from Pixel Power. Aurora provides market-leading quality control, and is an ideal fit for Gallium’s intelligent workflows.
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Motion Path | Bigstudios Partner with Orad to Provide World-Class Creative Services
News: Motion Path | Bigstudios Partner with Orad to Provide World-Class Creative ServicesAward-Winning Creative Teams Leverage Full Capabilities of State-of-the-Art Graphics Technology to Offer Orad Customers Around the World a One-Stop Shop for Professional Broadcast Graphics.
Award-winning design agencies Motion Path and Bigstudios, (BMP) and Orad, a leader in broadcast graphics development, announced today a special new creative services offering for the Orad customer community.
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ShootersINC’s Creative Team Collaborates With Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) on Emmy Award-Winning Campaigns
News: ShootersINC’s Creative Team Collaborates With Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) on Emmy Award-Winning CampaignsThe creative team at ShootersINC has collaborated with long-time client Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) on promotional campaigns, which garnered regional Emmy Awards this summer. Incredibly, the in-house creative team at MASN produces more than 1,000 commercial and promo spots per year. ShootersINC serves as the regional sports network’s long-term production and postproduction partner.
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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
News: Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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RTW Launches Online Store On Company Website
News: RTW Launches Online Store On Company WebsiteCustomers Can Now Purchase Selected RTW Products Directly from Relaunched Corporate Website
RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to announce the launch of its new online store, operated by asknet, where customers can purchase a selection of RTW products directly from the company’s website. Now, by clicking the “Shop” icon on the recently relaunched RTW.com homepage, customers can buy a range of RTW metering and loudness tools.
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Thalia Viva Tour (En Vivo), a New Concert Special From the Mexican Music Superstar, Premieres September 5 on HBO Latino®
HBO LATINO®, HBO's dedicated Spanish-language premium channel, announces the highly anticipated HBO Latino Concert special, "THALIA VIVA TOUR" (EN VIVO), premiering Friday, September 5 at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm, as part of the HBO Latino Free Preview Weekend*.
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Stewart Copeland and Jeff Beal To Keynote First Annual Production Music Conference In Los Angeles September 12
News: Stewart Copeland and Jeff Beal To Keynote First Annual Production Music Conference In Los Angeles September 12New Daylong Event from the Production Music Association Brings Networking & Educational Opportunities to Composers, Libraries, Technology Providers & Music Users
The first annual Production Music Conference (PMC), to be held in Los Angeles on September 12, has confirmed a highly inspiring pair of keynote speakers for its debut event. The internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland will deliver the afternoon keynote, and Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal will start off the morning session.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial Roster
News: ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial RosterShootersINC has welcomed Food Director/DP John Romeo to the company’s diverse Directorial roster. Romeo joins ShootersINC’s production division, which also features the talents of Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, and Scott Whitham.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood Museum
News: ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood MuseumExhibition Features Costumes From More Than 20 Emmy®-Nominated Shows
Emmy® season has been sizzling in Hollywood since nominations were revealed on July 10! The Hollywood Museum, the official Museum of Hollywood, celebrates the 66th Primetime Emmy® Award nominees with an exclusive exhibition showcasing costumes, props and more from over twenty Emmy®-nominated television programs. ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ will be on view at The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building located in the heart of Hollywood through Sept. 14.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video Boards
News: Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video BoardsJaguars and Troika Partner to Re-Imagine the In-Stadium Experience
EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will unveil approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public this Saturday evening with an event that promises to offer be one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium.
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Sandblast Productions Brings Sound to the 2014 ESPYS
At the 2014 ESPYS tonight in Los Angeles, entertainment and sports celebrities will gather to celebrate the year’s major sports achievements. Sandblast Productions provided sound design and mixing services for nearly all the videos that will be shown at the awards ceremony to commemorate the most unforgettable sports moments and athletes of 2014.
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Tarzan Swings into Action as Filming Begins on the New 3D Action Adventure
Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ new Tarzan 3D action adventure, starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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Alberto Belli Goes to Cannes
News: Alberto Belli Goes to CannesAccomplice Media director selected for Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Director’s Showcase and Shot’s Young Directors Awards.
Last month, Accomplice Media director Alberto Belli made his first trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Belli was one of 18 directors worldwide chosen to take part in Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors Showcase. He was selected on the basis of his hilarious viral film It’s Not Porn, It’s HBO, which has attracted nearly 5 million views on YouTube. Belli’s film was also nominated for a Young Directors Award, in a competition sponsored by Shots.
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Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy NomineesNew York facility provides post services for nominees “True Detective,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vice,” “Years of Living Dangerously” and “67th Tony Awards.”
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provides post production services to five television programs nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards,"True Detective" (HBO), "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Vice" (HBO), "Years of Living Dangerously" (Showtime) and "The 67th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS).
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DIVE’s New York Studio; Delivers Visual Effects for HBO’s New Drama Series “The Leftovers”
News: DIVE’s New York Studio; Delivers Visual Effects for HBO’s New Drama Series “The Leftovers”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, is the exclusive VFX vendor working on all 10 episodes of the new, drama series “The Leftovers” on HBO. The company’s creative contributions include: set extension, character animation, seasonal modifications, weapons enhancement, digital make-up, 3D Effects work, and more. The series made its network premiere on Sunday, June 29th.
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Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique Roster
News: Visual Music Rebrands With Focus On Unique RosterFrom Bear McCreary and John Swihart to Emerging Artists and Composers
For Tom Seufert it’s always been about finding his clients the perfect soundtrack. That single-minded passion and enthusiasm from the Creative Director of Visual Music is why the award-winning music boutique he founded some 16-years ago continues to thrive in a constantly shifting musical landscape.
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Audio Network Australia Becomes A 100% Audio Network Group Company
News: Audio Network Australia Becomes A 100% Audio Network Group CompanyFounder Linda Tizard sells 49% shareholding in Audio Network Australia to Audio Network Group
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for film, television and video, today announced the acquisition of a 49% shareholding in Audio Network Australia Pty Ltd from co-founder Linda Tizard, enabling the Australian subsidiary to become a fully integrated part of the Audio Network Group. The acquisition demonstrates the Group’s continuing determination to expand globally and develop its vision whilst retaining the innovative and creative force behind the group’s success.
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The 2014 Original iPhone Film Fest Announces Its Free Call For Entries
News: The 2014 Original iPhone Film Fest Announces Its Free Call For Entries
Short Film Categories Are: Fiction, Docs, Student Directors & Music Videos
The Original iPhone Film Festival, the premier online event for iOS filmmakers, is excited to announce that they are now accepting submissions for the 2014 event. Submission is free and entries will be accepted through November 30th, 2014.
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Troika's partnership with ESPN SportsCenter through the lineage of the SportsCenter brand in 2004- Present
News: Troika's partnership with ESPN SportsCenter through the lineage of the SportsCenter brand in 2004- PresentTroika partnered with ESPN SportsCenter to develop an innovative brand identity, driven by "The Center of Sports" brand concept that conceptually and visually unites all aspects of the presentation from set integration to insert package and across all signature show package elements.
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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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"House of Lies" Promo Wins Award for Sound
After seeing the film “Les Miserables,” Showtime producers thought it would be funny for “House of Lies” stars Don Cheadle and Josh Lawson to sing lines Les-Mis style from the hit show and asked Sandblast Productions to add a musical score to the actors’ unique a cappella version. The result was comic genius – a minute-long parody, nicknamed “Les Mais,” which Showtime aired the same weekend as this year’s Academy Awards.
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MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"
News: MastersFX Unleashes "Summer of Monster Love" with New FX Work on "True Blood," "Falling Skies" and "The Leftovers"“Freshly-Made Monsters” created and produced by award-winning creative character effects company MASTERSFX will be unleashed during the “Summer of Monster Love 2014.” The creatures will be featured within three high-profile TV series. This array of bloody and slimy new creatures will include vampires and makeup FX featured in the HBO series “True Blood” (Season 7, debuting June 22,) an assortment of aliens in the Dreamworks/TNT invasion series “Falling Skies” (Season 4, also debuting June 22,) and special FX which will also be seen (or unseen) in HBO's new drama series “The Leftovers” (which debuts June 29.)
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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Oscar®-Winning Sound Editors Return to Manhattan for "Sight, Sound & Story"
Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille gather at MEWShop’s 'Sight, Sound & Story" event on June 14th for the MPSE SoundShow NY, sponsored by Audio Network
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting the Oscar®-winning sound editors behind blockbusters hits such as “Hugo,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and, most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Joining MEWShop for the popular event "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 14th, Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille will present the MPSE SoundShow NY panel “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape From Production Audio to Final Mix,’ moderated by sound editor and designer Pam DeMetrius-Thomas and sponsored by Audio Network.
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Sandblast Productions Opens Sound Studios At 1650 Broadway
Sandblast Blends Art and Technology to Define Sound
Sandblast Productions has opened a new facility at historic 1650 Broadway where its team of musicians and audio engineers will blend art and technology to help clients tell stories with compelling music, distinctive sound design, state-of- the-art mixing and Grammy Award-winning audio restoration.
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Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative Studio
News: Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative StudioNice Shoes announces the opening of the Nice Shoes Creative Studio, headed by Executive Producer Geraint Owen. Joining Owen are newly signed Creative Director/Director James Coulson, Creative Director/Director Harry Dorrington and VFX/Animation Director Steve Parish. Nice Shoes, entering its 18th year as a leader in color grading and finishing, has expanded creative capabilities and constructed an entirely new workspace for the Creative Studio team in the company’s NYC office.
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Troika Hires Cultural Anthropologist Susan Kresnicka
News: Troika Hires Cultural Anthropologist Susan KresnickaBranding & Marketing Agency Taps Consumer Insights Expert To Better Meet the Needs of its Clients’ Changing Marketplace
Entertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of Cultural Anthropologist Susan Kresnicka to head up the newly formed "Research" and "Insights Group." Susan and her team will provide Troika’s "Entertainment, Sports" and "Marketing Innovations" divisions with market research and insights around the shifting audience landscape to inform strategic, creative and business decisions for all clients.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Michael Kahn, A.C.E., Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Sight, Sound & Story Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors
Academy Award®-Winning Editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., joins Bobbie O’Steen to Discuss His Illustrious Filmmaking Career In The Premier Panel, Sponsored by HP and Intel®
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual "Sight, Sound & Story" event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.
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ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK
News: ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACKShootersINC has welcomed Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, who notes that Litwinko will be overseeing the management of these three divisions, as well as continuing to grow the company’s overall presence in New York.
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DNA Signs Director Ethan Lader
News: DNA Signs Director Ethan LaderLive-action production company DNA has signed director Ethan Lader to its award-winning roster of filmmakers. Lader is a highly sought-after director and brings an imaginative style to DNA, helping to solidify the company’s position as one of the most creative, artistically-minded and experienced production teams in the industry.
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thenewBlank Creates Film Titles For Indie Feature "Big In Japan"
News: thenewBlank Creates Film Titles For Indie Feature "Big In Japan"Directed by John Jeffcoat, The Film Stars Seattle Band Tennis Pro
Design and production company thenewBlank rocked the title sequence for the feature film "BIG IN JAPAN," which screens at the Seattle Film Festival on June 5. thenewBlank creative team joined forces with longtime friend director Jeff Jeffcoat to produce the high-energy titles that blend signature performance footage of Tennis Pro and highly stylized motion graphics.
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Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide Acclaim
News: Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide AcclaimRender Farm Management Software Helps Company Meet Topical Timelines for Internationally Famous News Clips
When a man gets attacked by a bear or the mayor of Toronto starts giving in to drugs, who you going to call? Next Media Animation (NMA) if you want your breaking news to be animated, informative and hilarious.
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Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell
News: Shade VFX Signs Leading VFX Supervisor Everett BurrellShade Completes Work on "Chef," "Amazing Spider-Man 2" And "Million Dollar Arm"
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that leading Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell will join shade VFX on May 21st. Burrell will work on both feature film and television projects in both of shade’s locations -- Los Angeles and New York. Burrell departs LOOK Effects to join shade’s management team of Vice President/Executive Producer David Van Dyke and Business Development Executive Lisa Maher and will report to Godwin, shade’s Founder, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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GTC Announces Award Winners 2014
Distinguished camera-work in current war zones was honoured at the Guild of Television Cameramen’s 42nd Awards of Camera Excellence on Sunday May 18. The awards were presented at The Great Barn in Upper Aynho, Oxfordshire. Guest of Honour, Jeremy Thompson, news-presenter and anchor of Sky News at Five, spoke about the contribution of cameramen in television.
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Hawthorne Direct Promotes Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Executive Officer
News: Hawthorne Direct Promotes Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Executive OfficerHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has promoted Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Executive Officer. Hawthorne-Castro had been the company's COO since March 2013, and, earlier, served the agency as its Vice President of Operations and Client Services. The announcement was made today by Tim Hawthorne, Chairman and Founder of Hawthorne Direct.
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ShootersTV Signs With UTA/N.S. Bienstock For Representation
ShootersTV, the division of ShootersINC which develops and produces non-fiction television, has signed with UTA (United Talent Agency)/N.S. Bienstock for representation. A premier global talent and literary agency, UTA agents Allison Wallach and Adam Leibner are slated to represent ShootersTV.
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Archion’s EditStor Supports Demanding Independent & Network TV, Film and Commercial Work at Full Circle Post NYC
EditStor Delivers Simplicity & Affordability for Both Avid & Adobe Workflows
Located in historic Chelsea, Full Circle Post NYC has been a mainstay in New York’s post-production industry for nearly 20 years, serving a diverse range of clients with state-of-the-art technology that includes an Archion EditStor shared media storage system with transparent Avid® project sharing.
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HBO Archives’ Life Around Us Time-Life Films Series Fully Restored
HBO Archives® announced today that for the first time ever, clip licensing will be available from the completely restored 26 episode educational documentary series “Life Around Us,” the groundbreaking series produced by Time-Life Films from 1968-1971.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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Pixel Power Gives You the US$1 Promo
News: Pixel Power Gives You the US$1 PromoPractical, Affordable, Creative and Reliable Solutions to Branding, Trailers and Playout from the Industry Leaders in Broadcast Graphics
Stand: 5D1-05, Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast playout solutions with integrated graphics, is to showcase its playout and automated promo creation tools at BroadcastAsia (17 – 20 June, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, stand 5D1-05). The presentation will include the game-changing Pixel OnDemand and Pixel Factory graphics production systems, and the latest additions to the ChannelMaster branding and playout technology.
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Editor Dave Bradley Of ShootersNYC Shows Off Comedy Talent For Summer’s Eve
News: Editor Dave Bradley Of ShootersNYC Shows Off Comedy Talent For Summer’s EveEditor Dave Bradley of ShootersNYC demonstrates his talent for cutting comedic spots with a hilarious new commercial for “Summer’s Eve” called “Manly Mistake.” Bradley worked once again with long-time collaborator, Director Adam Jones of No Smoke Films, on the new spot, as well as with agency creatives from The Richards Group in Dallas.
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Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma Stone
News: Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma StoneFans of Vogue’s Original Shorts video series will get a look at Emma Stone’s quirky personality in the next installment of the series cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Josh Bodnar and directed by Caviar’s Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “Gangster Squad”).
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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Three-time Academy Award-Winner Michael Kahn Joins This Year’s Lineup of Celebrated Artists, Editors and Filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, "Sight, Sound & Story," held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story" is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Manhattan Edit Workshop's one-day summit, "Sight, Sound & Story," returns to New York on June 14th, 2014. The event gathers a collection of diverse and intriguing speakers spanning the world of post production. Panels include to art and processes of editing film and television, the techniques of visual effects, and the craft behind sound design. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for over 300 guest, panelists and vendors.
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Troika Hires Creative Director Seton Kim
News: Troika Hires Creative Director Seton KimEmmy Award Winner Joins Branding Agency to Lead Creative for Entertainment & Sports Client Roster
Entertainment & marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of two-time Emmy Award-winning Creative Director Seton Kim. Kim brings over 20-year experience to Troika’s esteemed roster of Creative Directors, now a team of five that brings complimentary skillsets to the agency, including entertainment, sports, brand strategy and marketing innovations.
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Sennheiser Mentorship Program Catapults Former Audio Student Zachary Templin into the Big Time With HBO Pay-Per-View
News: Sennheiser Mentorship Program Catapults Former Audio Student Zachary Templin into the Big Time With HBO Pay-Per-ViewTemplin Serves as A2 in HBO Pay-Per-View's First Boxing Event Outside the U.S.
Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, the founder of audio specialist Sennheiser [NAB booth C3217] would often say, "Luck is chance plus preparation." Since 2009, the company's Student Mentorship Program has been providing audio students real-world preparation to become audio professionals in the sports broadcasting industry, working in collaboration with top broadcast networks such as HBO and Fox Sports.
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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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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Footage.net Announces Final List of Featured Archives for NAB '14
Eleven World-Class Footage Companies Are Participating in Footage.net’s Featured Footage Archive Program at NAB 2014. Each Company Will Provide A Special Discount Offer Exclusively to NAB Attendees
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will showcase a remarkable group of footage companies as part of its upcoming NAB exhibit, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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batteryPOP Adds New Series With Musician Dan Zanes
News: batteryPOP Adds New Series With Musician Dan ZanesFamily Music Series Glimpses Behind-the-Scenes of a Grammy-Winning Musician
Burgeoning kid’s cross-platform network, batteryPOP, has added the new web series, “Dan Zanes and Friends,” featuring Grammy-winning family music talent Dan Zanes. Dan Zanes and his Friends perform exuberant, handmade 21st Century social tunes for enthusiastic family crowds. They occupy a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, Mexican son jarocho, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide.
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Shade VFX Expands To New York
David Van Dyke Promoted to Vice President
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that the company has opened a new facility in New York. A favorable economic climate and requests by clients doing more business in New York prompted the decision for a second strategic location for the growing company. Additionally, shade’s Executive Producer, David Van Dyke, who has been with the company since its inception five years ago, has been promoted to Vice President. Van Dyke will continue to report directly to Godwin, shade’s founder, owner and Visual Effects Supervisor.
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Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General Manager
News: Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General ManagerWins Contract for X-Men: Days of Future Past, in addition to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Cinesite is proud to announce that Chloë Grysole has joined as the General Manager of their newly opened Montréal studio, and with her the start of two major productions.
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Acorn Productions Ltd Announces Two Major New BBC1 Dramas for Agatha Christie's 125th Celebration Year
RLJ Entertainment Oversees Extraordinary Raft of Developments Across Platform, Bringing the Christie Brand to New Audiences
Acorn Productions Ltd today (Friday 28 February) announces that BBC1 has commissioned two significant new drama adaptations to bring Agatha Christie masterpieces to a new generation:
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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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Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D Ultra
News: Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D UltraFounded in 1999, Phoenix-based Picture This Productions Inc. (PTP) has been providing fully equipped professional production crews to major studios, broadcast networks, national television shows, advertising agencies, and corporate clients, and is well-versed in all facets of video production, from dramatic productions, comedies, music videos, independent features, documentaries, commercials, electronic press kits, behind the scenes, multi-camera shoots, reality TV, sports and full feature stories for national news and television shows. PTP offers complete post-production editing services with state of the art equipment, and has global experience in 5K, 4K and High Definition resolution motion pictures, with services from script to screen.
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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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postPerspective™ Editor-in-Chief Randi Altman to Moderate SportsPost:NY Panel on Cloud-based Post
Randi Altman, editor-in-chief of postPerspective™ (postperspective.com) and the weekly postPerspective Update newsletter, will moderate a panel on postproduction in the cloud at SportsPost:NY on Feb. 26.
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Mr. Wonderful Adds Creative Director Gary Keenan
News: Mr. Wonderful Adds Creative Director Gary KeenanNew York-based design/animation boutique Mr. Wonderful has added Gary Keenan as Creative Director. His diverse body of work includes national and international on-air network branding, TV show packaging, including sports and news, commercial direction and design. Keenan has directed a variety of promotional campaigns for top networks such as NBC, ESPN, Channel 4 (UK) and HBO, working with A-list actors Martin Sheen, Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anthony Edwards, Mike Myers, Kelsey Grammer and P Diddy. His compelling visual style has garnered over 30 international awards from the BDA, ICAD, New York Festivals, Telly Awards and Rx Video Awards.
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Digital Juice “Brings It” With Latest Clip-Based Effects Release
All-New Drag & Drop Series 2 product line features over 400 Full HD QuickTime Video Effects
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing its much anticipated follow-up collection of clip-based video effects called Drag & Drop Series 2. This all-new Drag & Drop series consists of 8 unique volumes of clip-based video effects that you can combine with your video footage for dramatic effect. All effects are delivered as 1920x1080 Full HD Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Apple Motion, Edius and more.
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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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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
News: Big Block Live Announces New Director SigningsBig Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Aspera’s Michelle Munson To Share Cloud Expertise With Media And Entertainment Leaders at SMPTE Hollywood Event
Joins speakers from Dreamworks Animation and HBO to discuss ‘Motion Pictures in the Cloud – Economics, Security & Architecture’
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that president, CEO and co-founder Michelle Munson will present at ‘Motion Pictures in the Cloud – Economics, Security & Architecture’. Organized by SMPTE Hollywood Section, the event takes place on Tuesday, January 28 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.
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Elastic’s Patrick Clair Creates Haunting Main Titles for HBO’s “True Detective”
News: Elastic’s Patrick Clair Creates Haunting Main Titles for HBO’s “True Detective”When HBO’s highly anticipated “True Detective” drama debuted on Jan. 12, it launched into viewers’ homes with an engrossing title sequence from Elastic Director Patrick Clair. Rolling out as a series of industrial and rural panoramas set within translucent character silhouettes against a stark white backdrop, the titles are a gripping and somber tour of the show’s people, places and events, portraying a universe rife with evil and defined by mystery.
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John Wells to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
News: John Wells to be Honored by American Society of CinematographersAward-winning writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2014 Board of Governors Award. Wells will be honored during the 28th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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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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Miramax Names Zanne Devine Executive Vice President, Production And Development
News: Miramax Names Zanne Devine Executive Vice President, Production And DevelopmentGlobal film and television studio Miramax today announced that veteran producer and industry executive Zanne Devine has been named Executive Vice President, Production and Development of Miramax, effective immediately.
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The Industry’s First Transformable Camera Jib Offers Near-Steadicam Motion & Freedom
Digital Juice releases Gemini Dual-Action Jib featuring innovative lightweight telescopic design
Digital Juice®, announced today the release of the Gemini Dual-Action Jib. This lightweight telescoping camera jib system offers you an elegant, portable, dual-purpose solution that allows you to operate your camera and direct jib motion from either the front or back of the jib. This dual-action flexibility allows you to customize each shot to your production’s needs and to your own shooting style. The telescopic design of the unit allows for shots from as high as 12 feet while still collapsing to a portable travel and storage size of just 49".
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From 1994 First to Use Freefly System’s MōVI M10 with ARRI Alexa M
News: From 1994 First to Use Freefly System’s MōVI M10 with ARRI Alexa MThe emotionally powerful short film, "From 1994," produced by Seattle-based MINDCASTLE, is the first film to be shot entirely using Freefly System’s MōVI camera stabilizer with the ARRI Alexa M digital cinema camera.
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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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All-New Premium Customizable Animation Sets for AE, Motion, Vegas & Premiere Pro
Digital Juice releases all-new Toxic Toolkit Singles for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new premium line of customizable animated graphics sets called Toxic Toolkit Singles. Each Toxic Toolkit Single contains a coordinated set of match moving animated templates and elements that make it easy to give your productions a cutting edge professional look. These matching elements include customizable text and video project segments, animated backgrounds, animated lower thirds and animated wipes (with sound effects) in full HD. Each set also includes a matching high-resolution layered photoshop file.
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All-New Animated Overlay Sets Feature Custom Entry & Exit Motions
Digital Juice releases Animated Overlay Sets, Collection 3: Glossy Finish for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today the release of Animated Overlay Sets, Collection 3: Glossy Finish. Animated Overlay Sets are collections of matching QuickTime animation files, including dynamic Entry and Exit motions for each looping animated overlay. They are perfect for adding impact to any video production. Available as an instant download, this new collection features 10 new Animated Overlay Sets that can be used in any video or motion graphics editing application.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
News: ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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All-New Premium After Effects Templates Featuring Cutting-Edge Styles!
Digital Juice releases Toxic Templates™ for Adobe After Effects® Collection 6: Anticipation
Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content for video and motion graphics artists, announced today that it is releasing Toxic Templates™ for Adobe After Effects, Collection 6: Anticipation. Toxic Templates™ are unique premium quality animated template graphics that provide After Effects users with a variety of professional finished looks, and feature multiple photo, video and editable text zones per segment. Toxic Templates can be used for everything from movie trailers, opens, segues and video montages to photo galleries and broadcast commercial spots.
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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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TODD-SOUNDELUX Extends Commitments in Hollywood and Santa Monica
News: TODD-SOUNDELUX Extends Commitments in Hollywood and Santa MonicaPost production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced it has extended lease terms by 10 years for two of the company’s locations, including its Todd-AO facility in Hollywood and its Pacific Ocean Post (POP) facility in Santa Monica.
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The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlock
News: The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlockFounded by Marc Savoie in 2006 with only 600 square feet of studio space and one online editing suite, The PostMan has grown to become one of Canada’s largest post production studios, with two state-of-the art facilities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. From film and episodic TV projects to commercial work, documentaries and more, Savoie and his savvy team of creatives collaborate with clients around the world to provide exceptional audio and video post, color correction, animation, VFX and project management.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
HBO and Starz Lead Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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/WildChild/ Launches Expansion under Exec Producer Melissa Miller
News: /WildChild/ Launches Expansion under Exec Producer Melissa MillerMarking a major push into film, content and promo work, /WildChild/ has signed industry leader Melissa Miller as their new Executive Producer. With deep agency experience, a long postproduction career, and 20 years of experience in general market advertising, Miller is perfectly positioned to lead the company in this ambitious expansion. A centerpiece of these efforts will be an aggressive recruitment of editors in all phases of the business in order to build distinct divisions that will each focus on one medium of production: film, content, promos, and general market advertising.
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Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!
500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
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East Pleasant Adds EP Brad Edelstein
News: East Pleasant Adds EP Brad EdelsteinEast Pleasant is pleased to announce the addition of Executive Producer Brad Edelstein to its team. A versatile and experienced producer with a keen eye for talent and abundant relationships throughout the advertising space, Edelstein will be a key advocator and connective force for the East Pleasant brand. He has helped to execute numerous award-winning projects, building a portfolio that includes FWAs for Sailor Jerry and GEICO, a live-action web series for Yahoo!, an experiential event with Intel, a microsite build for Lowe’s, and Miller Lite’s "The Internship" campaign.
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PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline Hell
News: PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline HellAbility to Double License Capacity of its Render Farm For Free Lets Largest US Art School Process 70 Student Shorts in Just Six Weeks
When a Hollywood animation studio gears up for a deadline, it does so with a render farm already consisting of hundreds or thousands of active machines. But when New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) gears up to render its students' graduation shorts, its farm goes from almost complete inactivity to processing 800,000 frames in a period of six weeks.
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MUSICAL CHAIRS Directed By Susan Seidelman To Premiere On HBO Latino
"Effervescent! Seidelman's feel for setting and character is truly spectacular." - Time Out New York "Susan Seidelman still knows how to capture the chaotic magic of New York." - The Village Voice "A terrific film full of life, heart, music and fantastic dancing. A movie that just makes you feel good. See it!" - Boxoffice
"MUSICAL CHAIRS," the inspiring romantic film from renowned director Susan Seidelman ("Desperately Seeking Susan") will make its network television debut on HBO Latino on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8pm ET/8pm PT. The English-language movie will have Spanish subtitles and will be available on HBO On Demand & HBO GO following the initial release date. Watch "MUSICAL CHAIRS" on HBO Latino and HBO Signature, airing at the times listed here: (http://bit.ly/MusicalChairsHBO)
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Moxie Pictures Signs Director Phillip Van
News: Moxie Pictures Signs Director Phillip VanMoxie Pictures has signed award-winning writer/director Phillip Van for Global commercial representation. Van has helmed commercial campaigns for a wide range of clients including Blue Cross, Yves Saint Laurent, NBC, Optimum and Tribeca Film Festival that have earned him accolades at the D&AD, One Show, Promax and national Addy awards. Van has harnessed his talent for long-form storytelling to craft several cinematic web series, including a highly popular series for XBOX that was released as a prequel to the horror video game “Alan Wake” for which he won a 2011 One Show Silver Pencil and D&AD Yellow Pencil Award. Most recently, he completed "Deja View,"(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIZUUpKzFF8) an innovative campaign out of TBWAChiatDay for Infiniti that utilizes voice recognition to dynamically adapt to each viewer, allowing each one to have a unique interaction with the characters and storyline. Van comes to Moxie from Little Minx.
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Digital Juice Delivers A Little Magic With Latest Clip-Based Effects Collection
News: Digital Juice Delivers A Little Magic With Latest Clip-Based Effects CollectionAll-New Matte Magic product line features easy-to-use Full HD QuickTime black & white animated mattes
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new product line called Matte Magic that features 10 unique volumes of black & white animated mattes designed by video editors for video editors. All effects are Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro After Effects, Apple Motion and more.
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Synacor's Michael Bishara To Participate In "Cable, Tv, Film And Broadband" Panel At Variety Entertainment And Technology Summit Co-Produced With Digital Hollywood, October 21, Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the leading provider of next-gen startpages, award-winning TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, across multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies, today announced its SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere, Michael Bishara, will be speaking in the "Cable, TV, Film and Broadband" panel at Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit co-produced with Digital Hollywood at 3:45 p.m. PT on Monday, October 21, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey, Calif.
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Todd-Soundelux Expands Westside Commitment At Lantana
News: Todd-Soundelux Expands Westside Commitment At LantanaCompany Extends Todd-AO lease and adds new Soundelux presence
Post production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced it has reached an agreement to extend the lease term by 10 years for its Todd-AO West facility, located at Lantana in Santa Monica. Additionally, the lease added new space adjacent to Todd-AO West, creating Soundelux West for the company’s sound editorial presence. The new space will house some of the company’s most respected creative talent, including Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Peter Brown.
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SuperExploder Signs Composer Peter Fish
News: SuperExploder Signs Composer Peter FishNew York-based audio house SuperExploder has added veteran composer Peter Fish for commercial representation. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has worked as a composer/arranger/producer for TV series, feature films, top 10 singles and theatre. Fish has received 17 Emmy® nominations for his work, including a 2010 nomination for Best Original Theme Song for the PBS series "A Moment of Luxury," as well as wins in 2002, 2003 and 2005 for Best Original Score in a Daytime Drama "All My Children".
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Audio Network Expands Global Operations With L.A. Office
--Second U.S. facility complements New York Office--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, continues its global expansion with the launch of an office in Los Angeles, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, Head of Business Development at Audio Network US, Inc. The new office will enable Audio Network reach a broader customer base on the West Coast and to work more closely with its clients in the region.
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Hawthorne Direct COO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to be Featured on "Women Entrepreneurs" Session During Digital Hollywood's 2013 Fall Event in Marina del Rey
News: Hawthorne Direct COO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to be Featured on "Women Entrepreneurs" Session During Digital Hollywood's 2013 Fall Event in Marina del Rey
Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Chief Operating Officer for Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, will be featured on the panel entitled “Women Entrepreneurs.” The session will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, during Digital Hollywood’s fall 2013 event. The panel will be held from 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Ritz Carlton Hotel’s Ballroom Terrace in Marina del Rey, Calif.
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