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DAS Unveils Initial Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from Real World Digital Asset Projects
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA.
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Panasonic And Codex Announce High-Speed 4K V-RAW Recording Solution For Panasonic VariCam 35 Camera
Panasonic and Codex, the leading developer of RAW recording and media management systems for motion picture and television production, today announced a strategic product development alliance.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
News: Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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Christie Vive Audio Helps Dolby Atmos Power Grupo Cinemex’s CinemeXtremo Auditoriums In Mexico
News: Christie Vive Audio Helps Dolby Atmos Power Grupo Cinemex’s CinemeXtremo Auditoriums In MexicoChristie®, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, announced that Grupo Cinemex, the sixth largest cinema chain worldwide, is installing Christie Vive Audio™ surround sound solutions in their current CinemeXtremo auditoriums powered by Dolby® Atmos™ sound technology. Dolby Atmos unleashes the full potential of sound by allowing filmmakers to easily place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theater with object-based audio to create a lifelike, virtual reality audio landscape. With these installations, Cinemex becomes the chain with the largest number of premium auditoriums in Latin America to feature the unrivaled combination of Dolby Atmos and Christie Vive Audio.
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AJA Hires Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western Region
News: AJA Hires Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western RegionAJA Video Systems has hired Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western Region. Simmons brings over thirty years of professional broadcast experience, and will be based in Southern California out of AJA’s Los Angeles office.
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LumaForge, Canon USA , Seiki and Corning Inc. to Demonstrate High Performance 4K/UHDTV Workflow
Combining the 4K resolution of Canon’s EOS C500 camera with the stunning detail of Seiki’s 65-inch UHDTV and Corning’s optical Thunderbolt™ cabling, LumaForge will demonstrate a high performance 4K video workflow at the annual HPA Tech Retreat.
At the annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) to be held in Palm Springs on February 17th through 21st, 2014, LumaForge, Canon, Seiki and Corning will present a highly efficient and cost-effective 4K workflow for the capture, finishing and display of UHDTV content.
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Telestream Announces Availability of HEVC Transcoding
x265 open source implementation of HEVC/H.265 encoding technology now available in Vantage Transcode Multiscreen
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced that it is now shipping HEVC encoding within its Vantage Transcode Multiscreen product. This is the first commercial product to leverage the x265 encoding technology which was developed by an open source community to create a highly optimized HEVC H.265 codec. HEVC offers the promise of higher frame rates and lower bit rates, doubling the compression compared to AVC/H.264, and enabling next-generation Ultra HD 4K video services.
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HPA Tech Retreat Celebrates 20 Years Of Inquiry And Illumination
Industry Thought Leaders and Technology Mavens Head Back to Palm Springs for Thoughtful Exploration of an Industry in Transition
For the past twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has gathered a veritable who's who in engineering, technology, creativity, and strategic business together for a structured yet informal meeting of the minds; where top industry leaders engaged in all aspects of production, distribution, post production, film, television, web and related endeavors, gather in an environment conducive to the exchange of knowledge and information. This year's 20th Anniversary confab promises all of that and more from February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
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Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John Persichetti
News: Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John PersichettiIndependent post-production facility forges strategic alliance with on-set dailies specialist Creative Science to provide turnkey post-production solutions for feature films.
Continuing to build its post production services for feature films, Chainsaw has hired John Persichetti as Senior DI Colorist. Persichetti brings more than 20 years of experience as a feature film colorist, most recently at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. His credits there included "This Is the End," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "21 Jump Street" and "Hotel Transylvania." At Chainsaw, Persichetti will operate out of the company’s new, 4K digital intermediate theater. His first project will be "A Haunted House 2" for Wayan Bros. Entertainment.
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Qube Cinema Servers To Add Support for Dolby Atmos Sound
XP-D and XP-I D-Cinema Servers Integrate New Cinema Audio Format
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Dolby® Atmos™ playback in its servers. The Qube XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers are the first in the Qube server line to be evaluated to support Dolby Atmos playback with software updates expected to be available in early 2014. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the ability to precisely place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, even overhead, to create the most engaging cinematic experience ever.
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Modern VideoFilm Congratulates Their Own Dave Cole for Winning Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film at the HPA Awards November 7, 2013
News: Modern VideoFilm Congratulates Their Own Dave Cole for Winning Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film at the HPA Awards November 7, 2013Dave Cole (Tron: Legacy, Ides of March, Alvin and the Chipmunk Trilogy) was awarded Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film at the Hollywood Post Alliance’s (HPA) award show at the Skirball Cultural center last week for his work on the Ang Lee film, Life of Pi.
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NVIDIA GRID VCA Grabs Major Hollywood Award
Roll out the red carpet. Our NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) has won the annual award for engineering excellence from the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA).
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2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post Production
News: 2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post ProductionThe 2013 HPA Awards® took place tonight, celebrating talent and innovation in 12 creative categories as well as in three special honors. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, spots, and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - the 8th Annual HPA Awards took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.
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SMPTE and Hollywood Post Alliance Present Sold-Out Women in Technology Event
News: SMPTE and Hollywood Post Alliance Present Sold-Out Women in Technology EventWendy Aylsworth, Jacki Morie, and Poppy Crum Hold Lively Conversation Focused on Success in an Industry Still Lacking Women
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Women in Post presented "Wendy Aylsworth in Conversation with Friends" to a full house on Monday in conjunction with the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Hollywood. The event, which sold out well in advance, attracted a diverse group of women who are engaged in a variety of roles in the media and technology industry.
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Twentieth Century Fox to Release Diverse Slate of Dolby Atmos Titles
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be mixed in the world’s most advanced cinema sound format
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing several Dolby® Atmos™ titles in a broad range of genres, including action, animation, and comedy with "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," " Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
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Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, Licensing
News: Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, LicensingDCI-Compliant, Fully-Integrated Media Block Brings 4K and High Frame Rate Projection to Life, While Supporting Incredible Audio
Christie®, a global visual technology company, today announced that the Christie® IMB, an integrated media block solution that seamlessly converts and delivers feature-film and alternative content within a secure environment, now supports Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment.
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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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Telestream Releases New Products with Vantage 6
Post Producer automates content assembly and TrafficManager simplifies ad workflow management; new media analysis capabilities and more post-production formats are now available in Vantage
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced availability of Vantage 6 which includes two new products based on the Vantage platform. Post Producer automates repetitive production processes which would otherwise tie up editors and NLE workstations. TrafficManager streamlines commercial ingest and media management, offering a next-generation product following its highly-successful FlipFactory predecessor. These new products, plus exciting new features and partner integrations, extend Vantage solutions for post-production, broadcast and cable environments.
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The HPA Announces the 2013 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® announced the 2013 recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production earlier this month, during a special on-line press event. These prestigious awards recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that is helping to drive the post industry forward. The nominees in the craft categories were also announced.
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Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution Combines With Dolby Atmos To Give Krikorian Premiere Theatres An Audible Edge
News: Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution Combines With Dolby Atmos To Give Krikorian Premiere Theatres An Audible EdgeIndustry’s First Line Array Surround Speakers Commissioned for Dolby Atmos Installations
Christie®, the dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, announced the world’s first deployment of a complete Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system in an auditorium powered by Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. Selected by Krikorian Premiere Theatres’ Buena Park Metroplex 18 in California, Christie Vive Audio is the world’s first audio system to be powered by Christie’s innovative wall and ceiling surround speakers, which feature unique ribbon driver technology in a parabolic line array design, purposely crafted and built for the cinema environment.
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2013 HPA Awards Announce Craft Category Nominees and Special Award Winners Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation and Engineering Excellence Winners Revealed
Today in a special on-line press event, the Hollywood Post Alliance(r) - the trade association for the post production community - announced the nominees for the craft categories of the 8th Annual HPA Awards and winners of several special awards. The HPA Awards honor excellence in post production and bring recognition to the achievements of individuals and companies who are engaged in significant and revolutionary work in post production. The HPA Awards will take place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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2013 HPA Awards Extends Key Category Deadlines
News: 2013 HPA Awards Extends Key Category DeadlinesEngineering Excellence, Creativity and Innovation Award Submissions Accepted Through July 3rd
The Hollywood Post Alliance is extending deadlines for the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. The HPA will now accept entries in these categories until July 3rd, 2013.
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Visual Effects Company Drawn By The Light Celebrates First Anniversary; Welcomes EP Peter Ware
News: Visual Effects Company Drawn By The Light Celebrates First Anniversary; Welcomes EP Peter WareVisual effects studio Drawn By The Light celebrates its first anniversary by marking its foray into feature film effects with Seth Rogan & Evan Goldberg’s summer comedy "This Is The End."
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Engine Room and Hollywood Center Studios Forge Production Alliance
News: Engine Room and Hollywood Center Studios Forge Production Alliance
Hollywood Center Studios, the iconic studio in the heart of Hollywood, has forged a new alliance with shooting and visual effects company Engine Room, headquartered on the HCS Lot. The strategic relationship provides Engine Room live-action clients with exclusive rates for stage and production office rentals, as well as grip and lighting services provided by HCS.
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HPA Awards Creative Category Early Bird Entry Fees Ends June 14
News: HPA Awards Creative Category Early Bird Entry Fees Ends June 14Engineering Excellence, Creativity and Innovation Deadlines Also Approaching
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that several important deadlines are approaching for the 8th Annual HPA Awards Call for Entries. Early Bird pricing, which will end June 14, 2013, provides reduced entry fees for the Creative Categories. The Creative Categories cover feature film, television and commercials and include Outstanding Color Grading, Editing and Sound, as well as an expanded Visual Effects category, which replaces the Compositing categories. Regular, non-discounted entry fees will apply for these categories from June 15 through the final Creative Category entry deadline of July 12, 2013. The final entry deadlines for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation are also nearing.
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Take 5's 'Vikings' Sails with DAX Cloud ULC
DAX Cloud ULC, the Canadian arm of DAX, the Los Angeles-based provider of cloud-based production and post-production services, has booked the hit historical drama "VIKINGS" as its first major Canadian production.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance®Opens 2013 HPA Awards Call For Entries
News: The Hollywood Post Alliance®Opens 2013 HPA Awards Call For EntriesHonors Celebrate Excellence in Post and Feature Expanded VFX Categories
The Hollywood Post Alliance®announces the opening of the Call for Entries for the 8th Annual HPA®
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HPA Presents the NAB Post Pit 2013
Today's Leading Experts Share Quick and Impactful Presentations
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group
The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) has announced the topic for its latest SCRG luncheon panel, Deal Maker or Breaker: Collaboration, which will take place Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, CA. The discussion will cover how technology has nearly leveled the playing field of opportunity and the importance of collaboration, our willingness to work together; and that now more than ever before our industry's strengths are founded on relationships. Can we learn to be proactive and embrace this style of cooperative business practices and ideologies? Ben Benedetti, Executive Director Sound Editorial and Digital Services, Sony Pictures Entertainment will moderate.
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Bling Digital to Host “Post on Demand” Panel at HPA Tech Retreat
News: Bling Digital to Host “Post on Demand” Panel at HPA Tech RetreatPost production workflow specialist to showcase modular post-production solution in Retreat’s Demo Room.
Bling Digital, a pioneering developer of today’s most innovative digital workflows, will host a panel discussion at the Hollywood Post Alliances’ annual HPA Tech Retreat exploring the rapid evolution of feature and television post production away from brick-and-mortar facilities into solutions that can happen anytime and anywhere.
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Cinedeck Spotlights “Your Workflow, Your Way…” At 2013 HPA Tech Retreat
News: Cinedeck Spotlights “Your Workflow, Your Way…” At 2013 HPA Tech RetreatHighlights include versatile workflow options realized with Cinedeck MX and latest RX3G, plus new v4 software
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, will spotlight “Your Workflow, Your Way”, as it showcases versatile acquisition-to-post and video ingest options at the 2013 HPA Tech Retreat, Feb 18-22, Indian Wells, CA. Cinedeck will give practical demonstrations of how its quad-channel Cinedeck MX and new dual-channel Cinedeck RX3G record, playback, monitor and transcode systems can be deployed in a wide variety of workflows. Cinedeck will also demonstrate the latest v4.0 software upgrade for the RX and MX systems.
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2013 HPA Tech Retreat Opens Registration
Thought Leaders Gather to Converse, Present and Demonstrate New Technologies
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has opened registration for the 2013 HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat is the annual conference that brings together thought leaders from digital and content creation, media and entertainment, forensics, medicine, digital imaging, government, academic research and others for four days of intense conversation, learning and networking. This progressive industry event always delivers important technological developments in production, post production and broadcast. The HPA Tech Retreat is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for industry professionals.
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Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2012 HPA Award Winners for Outstanding Color Grading
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2012 HPA® Award winners in the Outstanding Color Grading category, including Rob Pizzey and Siggy Ferstl of Company 3 and Joe Finley of Modern VideoFilm. All three colorists used DaVinci Resolve to perform color grading on their award winning projects. The Hollywood Post Alliance’s annual HPA Awards foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence in the field and recognize the achievement of post production talent.
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Margarita Mix’s Jimmy Hite Wins HPA Award
News: Margarita Mix’s Jimmy Hite Wins HPA AwardJimmy Hite, Chief Sound Engineer for Margarita Mix, won the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Award for Outstanding Sound in a Commercial for the Nissan Leaf spot, “Gas Powered Everything.” Hite’s work on the commercial included a 5.1 surround sound mix. He was also recognized earlier this year with a Bronze Telly Award for the same spot.
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The 7th Annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
Post Production Gala Brings Recognition to Innovation and Artistry
In a gala celebration last night, winners of the 2012 HPA® Awards were recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in helping create the features, programs, spots, and entertainment seen around the world. The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - presented the 7th Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. Industry professionals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards including Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, and the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, which had been announced earlier.
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Walter Murch, ACE to Present Hollywood Post Alliance Charles S. Swartz Award to Ray Dolby
News: Walter Murch, ACE to Present Hollywood Post Alliance Charles S. Swartz Award to Ray DolbyLegendary Sound Designer, Technology Visionary and Editor will Present Award to his Colleague and Joint Visionary
The Hollywood Post Alliance® just announced that sound designer and film editor Walter Murch will be on hand to present the Charles S. Swartz Award for Creativity and Innovation in the Field of Post Production to his colleague and joint visionary, Ray Dolby. Ray Dolby, renowned inventor, engineer, and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has been named recipient of its Charles S. Swartz Award. Mr. Dolby, accompanied by his family, will be honored during the 7th Annual HPA Awards ceremony on November 1, 2012 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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7th Annual HPA Awards Gala Ticket Sales Open
News: 7th Annual HPA Awards Gala Ticket Sales OpenCompelling, Community Centric Evening Celebrates Post Production Excellence
Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has announced that ticket sales are now open for the 2012 HPA Awards Show. Conceived to recognize the achievements of those individuals who work behind the scenes, with ingenuity and creativity, to create motion pictures, commercials and television programming, the HPA Awards launch Hollywood's awards season, which culminates in the Oscars. The gala event unfolds on the evening of November 1st at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group Presents On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2
Experts Expand the Conversation on October 10th
On October 10, The Hollywood Post Alliance® Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) will present On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2. In July, On-Set Dailies: WTF (What's the Flow) was the best-attended SCRG luncheon ever, digging into the workflow conundrum and solutions facing networks, creatives and studios. The lively and sometimes controversial conversation continues with On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2 and will also focus on where the flow is headed. While Part 1 asked the question, "What's the Flow?" Part 2 asks, "What's the Future?"
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Radar Studios Enters Collaborative Partnership With LA-Based Eden FX
Collaboration will provide new resources and opportunities for both companies
Chicago-based production and post house Radar Studios has entered into a collaborative partnership with LA-based visual effects company Eden FX. The partnership will enable Radar and Eden FX to unite on a broad range of work.
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Ray Dolby to Receive the Hollywood Post Alliance Charles S. Swartz Award
News: Ray Dolby to Receive the Hollywood Post Alliance Charles S. Swartz AwardIndustry Icon Honored for Transformative Contributions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® today announced that Ray Dolby, renowned inventor, engineer, and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has been named recipient of its Charles S. Swartz Award. Ray Dolby, accompanied by his family, will be honored during the 7th Annual HPA Awards ceremony on November 1, 2012 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Ray's son David Dolby will accept the award on his behalf.
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2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Announce Nominees
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the nominees for the 2012 HPA Awards. The Awards honor excellence in post production and bring recognition to the achievements of individuals and companies who are engaged in significant and revolutionary work in post production. The nominees in the 12 craft categories were chosen from a field of talented and innovative entries in color grading, editing, sound, and compositing for motion pictures, commercials and television. This year marked the largest number of entries in the Awards' history. The winners of the 2012 HPA Awards will be announced at a gala evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA on November 1st, 2012.
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Therapy Stands Up To Cancer With A Message Of Survival
L.A.-based editorial house Therapy Studios editor Kristin McCasey and director Matt Ogens craft a heartfelt story of survival in a 4-minute video airing during the telethon for cancer awareness and research initiative, Stand Up To Cancer for Tenth Planet Productions. The telethon began in 2008 and has since raised over $180 million through celebrity and media support. The telethon will feature celebrity heavy-hitters Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vagara, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Samuel L. Jackson and event executive producer Gwyneth Paltrow, to name a few. The event aired commercial-free on September 7th from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, HBO and more than a dozen other cable channels.
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Cinnafilm® Tachyon™ Wins Prestigious HPA® Engineering Excellence Award
Tachyon is available as a stand-alone Standards Transcoder as well as advanced plug-in modules for cutting-edge transcoding systems by Wohler RadiantGrid, Root6 ContentAgent and Telestream Vantage. “With Tachyon, you get all of the functionality and quality of the strongest hardware conversion and correction products ever created, but with the speed, power and flexibility of a GPU accelerated workflow,” said Chris Gorman, CTO of Cinnafilm. “We have spent many years on our patented processes which can automatically correct, convert and repurpose any digital media content for all media delivery platforms.”
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Hollywood Post Alliance Announces the 2012 HPA Engineering Excellence Award Winners
News: Hollywood Post Alliance Announces the 2012 HPA Engineering Excellence Award WinnersSony, Dolby, Cinnafilm and Crossroads Win Recognition
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has announced the 2012 recipients of the organization's HPA Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Nab Show. The winners, Sony Electronics, Cinnafilm, Dolby Laboratories and Crossroads Systems were selected from a large and varied field of technology offerings. The coveted honor is an integral part of the HPA Awards, which have become the standard by which creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production is measured. The 2012 HPA Engineering Excellence Award will be bestowed upon its recipients at a gala event scheduled for November 1, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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Gradient Interactive Tapped for Hollywood Post Alliance 2012 Creativity & Innovation Award
"Sandbox" Takes The Prize
The HPA announced today that the organization's distinguished HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production will be awarded to Gradient Interactive for their pre-visualization product, Sandbox.
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NAB Show Returns to Sponsor The HPA Engineering Excellence Award
NAB Show Continues its Support of the Highly Regarded Engineering Honor
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has announced that the NAB Show will once again sponsor the HPA Engineering Excellence Award. NAB Show, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors from 156 countries, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at http://www.nabshow.com.
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The LightWave 3D Group Appoints Dominick Spina Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Former NVIDIA senior product manager for digital media and film to expand global reach through strategic sales, marketing and product development initiatives
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today Dominick Spina has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing of the newly formed LightWave 3D Group. Spina will work closely with the LightWave 3D Group’s President Rob Powers to lead worldwide sales with strategic marketing and branding, the introduction of new products and technologies, and ongoing business and relationship development.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group July 25th
The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group Presents On-Set Dailies: WTF? Luncheon Panel Discussion Set for July 25th
The Hollywood Post Alliance® Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) will present On-Set Dailies: WTF? (or What's the Flow), an in-depth look at the revolution in dailies creation and how delivery has changed the post industry quicker than color, high definition and digital cameras. On-Set Dailies: WTF (What's the Flow) is set for July 25th at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, CA. Moderated by Leon Silverman, General Manager, Digital Studio, Walt Disney Studios and President, Hollywood Post Alliance, the discussion will take a close look at how the flow of on-set dailies have revolutionized the post industry from the unique viewpoint of the users.
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The HPA Awards Announce New Award for Independent Filmmakers
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has announced a new craft award category for independent feature films at the 2012 HPA Awards. The category, which will include three separate awards recognizing color grading, sound and editing, was conceived to recognize the community of post production professionals who work on independent feature films.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award Opens Call For Entries
News: The Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award Opens Call For EntriesOutstanding Engineering Technologies for Post Production Sought for Revered Honor
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the 2012 Call for Entries for its coveted Engineering Excellence Award. The Engineering honor showcases inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. Valid offerings may include products or processes, and must represent a step forward for its industry beneficiaries. The HPA Engineering Excellence Award is recognized as one of the most important technology honors in the post production industry.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Opens Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation Call For Entries
News: The Hollywood Post Alliance® Opens Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation Call For EntriesAward Spotlighting Out of the Box Thinking in Post Production Seeks Submissions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has opened its Call for Entries for the HPA® Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. Conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated a notable step in post production from a technical, creative or efficiency perspective, the Award has consistently attracted the most thoughtful and forward thinking companies and individuals in the industry.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Opens the 2012 HPA Awards Call for Entries
Industry Honors Focus on Innovation, Creativity, Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced the opening of its Call for Entries for the 2012 HPA® Awards. The standard bearer for excellence and innovation in Post Production, the Awards honor the individuals and companies who are engaged in noteworthy and groundbreaking work in post production. The gala award ceremony will take place on the evening of November 1, 2012 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. This year's competition marks the seventh year of the HPA Awards.
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DTS Joins Forces With Deluxe Digital Distribution To Enhance Audio Experience Across Digital Entertainment Marketplace
DTS Joins Forces With Deluxe Digital Distribution To Enhance Audio Experience Across Digital Entertainment Marketplace
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Deluxe Digital Distribution (D3), Inc. a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. By integrating DTS premium audio technologies into the Deluxe Digital Media Library, D3 continues to drive high-performance solutions to enhance their expanding catalog of premium titles. Leveraging their broad reach and industry expertise DTS’ agreement with Deluxe enables major studios and retailers to offer digitally streamed content with unparalleled audio quality.
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Sony Professional Solutions to Open Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures Studios
Industry-wide Resource for Training and Education will Support Transition to Digital Workflows for Filmmakers
Sony’s Professional Solutions of America group (PSA) unveiled its Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) on Stage 7 last night at Sony Pictures Studios. Officially opening May 1, the Center will offer hands-on training for directors, cinematographers and other professionals in the film and television production industries on the use of Sony’s groundbreaking F65 CineAlta™ digital motion picture camera and the production workflows supporting this new, state-of-the art digital acquisition system.
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MTI Film to Showcase Transcoding Solution “Cortex”
News: MTI Film to Showcase Transcoding Solution “Cortex”At NAB 2012, MTI Film will showcase its new Cortex platform, a family of products that marks a major step forward in digital asset management for production and post-production. Based on MTI Film’s ten years of experience in developing file-based workflow solutions through its Control Dailies and Convey products, Cortex brings coherence and portability to the process of managing digital assets from the set to the screen.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group Goes Inside Live TV Production
Focus on Issues Affecting Live Programming at Popular HPA Lunch Event, March 21st in Studio City, CA
The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) will present a new lunch panel, its latest in a series of educational events that offer support, continuing education and training resources to post production sales and marketing professionals on March 21st. The panel, Live Production and Post...Catch It If You Can!, will be moderated by Marc Genin, Managing Director, Gearhouse Broadcast and will cover myriad issues impacting live programming for broadcast and streaming.
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Signiant and Xytech Unveil Integrated Solution for Improved Schedule-to-Air Workflow Efficiency at 2012 HPA Tech Retreat
Ability to Trigger Fast, Secure File-Based Media Transfers From Within the Xytech MediaPulse™ System Significantly Reduces Time and Error Associated with Complex Processes
Signiant, a global leader in enterprise file transfer software for the media and entertainment industry, and Xytech, the leading provider of media and broadcast facility management software, today announced the integration of their flagship products. The joint solution, which makes the secure digital media transfer capabilities of the Signiant Media Manager™ software available from within the Xytech MediaPulse facility and operations management system, will be demonstrated this week at the 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Technology Retreat.
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HPA Tech Retreat Preps Attendees for Ongoing Industry Climate Changes
Inspiring Demonstrations, Collegial Atmosphere and Unparalleled Sessions Bring Experts from Entertainment, Government and Research Together in Vibrant Exchange
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced the lineup for the HPA Tech Retreat®, set to take place February 13 -17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, CA. The HPA Tech Retreat is the annual conference that brings together thought leaders from digital and content creation, media and entertainment, forensics, medicine, digital imaging, to academic research.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Presents The HPA Tech Retreat 2012
Four Incomparable Days of Industry-Leading Sessions, Networking and Demonstrations at 18th Annual Confab
The Hollywood Post Alliance® Tech Retreat 2012, the 18th annual gathering of post production industry leaders, is set to take place February 14-17, at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, CA.
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Soundelux’s Hallberg and Baker Landers Win HPA Award for “Green Lantern”
News: Soundelux’s Hallberg and Baker Landers Win HPA Award for “Green Lantern”Soundelux Supervising Sound Editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers have won an HPA Award for Best Sound, Feature Film, for their work on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Green Lantern. They shared the award with Re-Recording Mixers John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Rick Kline.
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2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
News: 2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners UnveiledThe Post Production Community and Industry Innovators Receive Honors in Gala Evening

Tonight, during a gala evening of celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Post Alliance® – the professional organization for the post production community - presented the Sixth Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.  Individuals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Creativity and Innovation, which had been announced earlier.  The HPA Awards honor the best of the best talent working behind the scenes in motion pictures, television and commercials as well as the most innovative technologies in post. 


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O.D. Welch Named Chief Operating Officer at Cameron | Pace Group
News: O.D. Welch Named Chief Operating Officer at Cameron | Pace GroupVeteran Industry Exec Brings Wealth of Experience Growing Media & Entertainment Companies
James Cameron and Vince Pace, Co-Chairmen of CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) announced today that industry veteran O.D. Welch has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Based out of the company’s Burbank headquarters, Welch will be responsible for leading CPG’s global expansion, focusing on strategic planning and execution, international business development, and worldwide operations of the group.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Debuts The Reference Monitor Symposium
"Oh Say Can You See" Offers Clear Insights of the Present and Future of Reference Monitors
The Hollywood Post Alliance®, the trade association which serves the professional post production community, has announced that the HPA® Reference Monitor Symposium is set for October 1st, 2011 at The Walt Disney Studios.
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Cyril Drabinsky to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hollywood Post Alliance
HPA Award Honors an Influential Career
The HPA Awards Committee has announced that Cyril Drabinsky, President and CEO of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, is the recipient of the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award will be given to Mr. Drabinsky at the HPA Awards gala on November 10, 2011, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lifetime Achievement Award pays tribute to those respected individuals who have made a significant contribution to the post production industry.
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2011 HPA Engineering Excellence Award Winners Announced
The Hollywood Post Alliance Presents Honors to Dolby, Sony, Lightcraft and IBM at Awards Gala
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced the recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award. The coveted honor, sponsored by NAB Show, is intended to showcase and reward inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for their outstanding product or technology application offerings.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the Call for Entries for Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance has opened its Call for Entries for the 2011 HPA® Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. Conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation, the Creativity and Innovation Award will be bestowed at the 6th Annual HPA Awards. The Awards ceremony is set for November 10, 2011 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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The 2011 HPA Awards Early Bird Deadline Approaching
Prestigious Creative Categories Early Entry Ends July 1st
Last month the Hollywood Post Alliance opened the Call for Entries for the 6th Annual HPA Awards taking place November 10, 2011 at a gala event at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The entry deadline for the Creative Categories is July 29th, but the Early Bird Deadline (reduced fee for the creative categories) ends July 1st.
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The 2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award Opens Call for Entries
Outstanding Engineering Technologies for Post Production Sought for Revered Honor
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced its Call for Entries for the HPA® 2011 Engineering Excellence Award. The Engineering honor showcases inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings.
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HPA Awards Announces Call for Entries
6th HPA Award Gala Celebrates Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced the Call for Entries for the 6th Annual HPA® Awards. Awards will be presented at a gala event at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, on November 10th, 2011.
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Technicolor & FilmLight Join Forces to Provide On-Location Color
News: Technicolor & FilmLight Join Forces to Provide On-Location ColorTechnicolor DP Lights™ Powered by Truelight to Launch at NAB
Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH), a worldwide provider of production and post-production services, and FilmLight, a developer of film scanning, color grading and color management technology, today announced a technology alliance to grow their respective presence on motion picture and broadcast production sets, bringing together their respective industry leading color grading solutions.
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Technicolor & Canon USA Form Strategic Alliance To Leverage Technicolor Color Science for Canon EOS DSLR Cameras
News: Technicolor & Canon USA Form Strategic Alliance To Leverage Technicolor Color Science for Canon EOS DSLR CamerasTechnicolor CineStyle to be unveiled at NAB 2011
Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Canon USA, Inc. to leverage Technicolor’s color-science in the development of a suite of creative tools for cinematographers to facilitate greater usability and integration of Canon EOS DSLR cameras into the motion picture and television production pipeline.
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Hollywood Post Alliance to Host Wednesday Post Pit
The Hollywood Post Alliance®, the premier trade organization of the post production industry and sponsor of the annual HPA Tech Retreat® and HPA Awards®, will host the NAB Post Pit at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas.
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HPA Award Winners, “Best of Tech Retreat” Set For NAB Post Pit
The Hollywood Post Alliance takes Center Stage Wednesday, April 13th, Announces 2011 Call for Entries
Winners of special honors from the 2010 Hollywood Post Alliance® Awards, and highlights from the HPA's renowned Tech Retreat, will be featured in NAB's Post Pit on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, the Engineering Excellence Award and "Best of Tech Retreat" winners will all be featured from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the Post Pit in the South Hall, booth number SL12205.
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1 Beyond Unveils New Line of LTO-5 Archiving Systems at NAB 2011
Company Announces New Wrangler FlexVTR™ Disk and LTO-5 Archive Recorder with Sony SRW Emulator and the latest Wrangler Mini3D DDR/Viewer for HD-SDI
1 Beyond™, Inc., a leading provider of high performance video production and post productionsystems, today announced it will unveil new archiving products based on theLTO-5 Linear Tape File System (LTFS) standard at NAB (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-14, booth # SL10420).
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Creative COW Taps Top Entertainment Technology Journalist, Debra Kaufman As Associate Editor, Creative COW Magazine
Industry’s Most Read Publication Strengthens Editorial Staff
CreativeCOW.net (Communities of the World), the online peer-to-peer hub for media production professionals in film, broadcast, and related fields is expanding the capacity of its editorial coverage with the addition of Debra Kaufman, one of the entertainment and post industry’s most respected journalists. Debra will serve as Creative COW Magazine’s new Associate Editor, working closely with Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson and Publisher Ronald Lindeboom on all aspects of editorial content, as well as authoring her own in-depth industry analysis and coverage.
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HPA Tech Retreat® Explores Workflows, Stereo 3D, File-Based Production and More
Annual event draws sellout crowd to the desert for a spirited exchange of new ideas.
The Hollywood Post Alliance® produced another sellout event as the 17th Annual HPA Tech Retreat® brought together the leaders of the post production and broadcast industries for four days of seminars, panel discussions and technology demonstrations covering a broad range of issues that will shape the future of their world.
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Bruno Munger Joins ALT Systems
News: Bruno Munger Joins ALT SystemsRespected Product Manager Brings Workflow Expertise to Renowned Systems Integration Company
ALT Systems, a full service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Bruno Munger as Director of Technical Sales. Munger will collaborate with ALT Systems' customers to design workflow solutions, integrate cutting-edge hardware and software systems, and adapt technical infrastructures for the most demanding post production and visual effects work. His new position is effective immediately, as he joins his colleagues this week at the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Tech Retreat in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
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“Business Side” of Digital Acquisition to be Explored in Panel Hosted by HPA’s Sales Career Resource Group
Industry experts discuss how new production models will impact post production companies.
Some of the film and television industry’s leading experts in digital acquisition will offer their views on the impact new production methodologies will have on post production companies in a lunch-time panel discussion hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance’s Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG), Wednesday, February 2nd, at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood.
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17th Annual HPA Tech Retreat® February 14-18
Industry leaders to gather in Palm Springs for industry’s premiere forum for big ideas.
The Hollywood Post Alliance® will host its 17th annual HPA Tech Retreat, February 14-18, at Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, California.
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Best of TV Webcast Takes DEXTER Audience Behind the Scenes
Director-DP Romeo Tirone and Editor Louis Cioffi, ACE, Give Blow by Blow of Showtime's Hit Show
Createasphere continues its successful series of behind-the-scenes webcasts, "The Best of TV: Dexter", on Saturday, January 29th. "Dexter," compelling and popular, follows Dexter Morgan, brilliantly played by Michael C Hall, as a Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst who works to help homicide division solve murders, yet also satisfies his dark desires by hunting and killing bad guys who slip through the justice system.
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Schel Kuehnert to Lead Sales for Digital Vision Americas
News: Schel Kuehnert to Lead Sales for Digital Vision AmericasSenior Executive Joins Digital Vision in Expansion of Operations
Digital Vision, the leading supplier of color grading, finishing, mastering and restoration solutions for the broadcast, film, and commercial industries, has announced that respected technical sales expert Schel Kuehnert has come onboard to manage Digital Vision's growing U.S. presence.
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Congratulations to Company 3’s 2010 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners
Blackmagic Design congratulates Company 3‘s Siggy Ferstl and Stefan Sonnenfeld for scoring top honors at the fifth annual Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Awards, held on November 11.
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Hollywood Post Alliance® Awards Gain NAB Show Sponsorship
NAB Show Sponsors Engineering Excellence Category in Industry Award Show
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced today that the NAB Show has come on board as sponsor of the HPA® Engineering Excellence Award category in the HPA Awards.
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2010 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Opens Ticket Sales
A Night to Celebrate Post Production On November 11th
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced that tickets are now available for the 2010 HPA Awards. The HPA Awards recognize the achievements of those individuals working with ingenuity and creativity behind the scenes creating motion pictures, commercials and television.
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MelroseMAC Adds Two Senior Sales Managers To “Melrose Video Professionals”
Division Focused On Studio-Level Workflow Solutions & Service Continues Growth
Computer systems integration company MelroseMAC is growing its newest division, Melrose Video Professionals (MVP) with the addition of two new Senior Sales Managers, Chris Gregory and Alex Slaten.
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FotoKem Selects Baselight for New Post Production Facility in Budapest
FilmLight today announced that FotoKem has installed Baselight EIGHT and Baselight HD colour grading systems at its newly-built post production facility in Budapest. The systems will anchor two Digital Intermediate theatres with Baselight Eight used for 2K/4K grading of conventional and stereoscopic films.
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Digital Vision Wins Coveted Engineering Award from The Hollywood Post Alliance
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced today that Digital Vision will be honored with the industry trade organization’s respected Engineering Excellence Award for its High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflow.
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Company 3 Hires Colorist Alex Bickel
Company 3 announced today that it has added award-winning colorist Alex Bickel to its artist roster. Bickel joins Company 3 from New York City's Outside Editorial, where as senior colorist he also served as head of the color department.
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DVS Debuts New, Powerful Solutions and Product Advancements
At booth SL3305, DVS will highlight its current product portfolio for post production and broadcast.
At this year’s NAB, from April 15th to the 20th, DVS will exhibit an extensive line of cutting-edge solutions for professional post production and broadcast.
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SAN Solutions President and CEO to Present on Media Verification at Hollywood Post Alliance Roundtable
SAN Solutions, Inc., a media infrastructure company that provides storage and application platforms to the media and entertainment markets, today announced that Harry Aine, the company's president and CEO, will present "Asset Management and Verification for Post" at this week's Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) being held at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
Kudos For Hollywood’s Post Production Community and Industry Innovators Bestowed At November 12th Gala
During a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Post Alliance presented its Fourth Annual HPA Awards. The HPA Awards honor top behind-the-scenes talent working in motion pictures, television and commercials as well as handing out special awards for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement, and the Charles S. Swartz Award. The special awards were announced earlier.
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AMWA Workflow Seminar Panel Includes Leading Studio Officers
Hollywood Seminar on advanced media workflows will feature industry experts speaking about their experiences with file-based production
For the first time, the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is pleased to co-sponsor this seminar that brings together production and post-production experts, vendors and users to explore the current generation of file based workflows and future expectations.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Announce 2009 Award Nominees
Gala Ceremony Scheduled for November 12th at the Skirball Cultural Center
Recognizing the abilities of the talented men and women behind the scenes who play a vital part in the creation of motion pictures, commercials and television, nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Post Alliance for the Fourth Annual HPA Awards. Winners of the prestigious HPA Award will be announced during a gala evening ceremony on November 12th, 2009 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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Ben Burtt to Receive the Charles S. Swartz Award From the Hollywood Post Alliance
Special Award Honors Famed Filmmaker, Sound Designer and Visual Effects Expert
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that Ben Burtt will receive the organization’s Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, recognizing his powerful artistic impact on the industry.
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JMR Brings the Power of BlueStor to the 2009 Hollywood Post Alliance Technology Retreat
The company's BlueStor storage solutions will be available for demonstration during the event
JMR Electronics, Inc., a leading value provider of scalable storage systems for video and data intensive applications, will showcase their recently introduced BlueStor™ RAID storage systems at the 2009 Hollywood Post Alliance Technology Retreat.
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da Vinci Appoints Industry Veteran Russ Chesley to Director of Worldwide Strategic Accounts
da Vinci Systems, a subsidiary of JDS Uniphase Corporation (Nasdaq – JDSU), announced today that Russ Chesley, a 30-year entertainment industry veteran, has joined da Vinci as director of worldwide strategic accounts. Chesley will help da Vinci respond to emerging trends and challenges within the industry and will work to strengthen the company's strategic partnerships and accounts.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Recognises Panasonic AVC-Intra 100 Codec Breakthrough With Engineering Excellence Award
Panasonic PBITS Professional & Broadcast IT Systems has announced that Panasonic's AVC-Intra 100 video codec has been recognised by the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) with an Engineering Excellence Award. The Engineering Excellence Award was created to showcase and reward inventors, manufacturers, vendors, and companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings.
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Adobe and RED collaborate to create next-generations raw workflows
Native support of RED R3D files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Encore CS4 and After Effects CS4 – beta now available
Adobe Systems Incorporated and RED Digital Cinema Camera Company are partnering together to bring a truly native, color-rich, 4K tapeless workflow to desktop tools, allowing filmmakers to harness the full potential of high-resolution raw digital cinematography.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Presents the 19th Annual Tech Retreat
Powerful Confab Heads Back to the Desert for Insight, Conversation and Demonstration by Industry Thought Leaders
For nearly twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has drawn the top creative and technical experts involved in the creation and management of content to a conference where compelling ideas and new products are explored in lively conference sessions, networking events and demonstrations. The Tech Retreat is an informal meeting of the minds, where industry leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and strategic business; that are engaged in all aspects of digital-cinema, post production, film, television, video, and related endeavors, meet in an unparalleled environment for the exchange of knowledge and information. The gathering helps to define and clarify the development of technologies driving the industry. This year's event returns to the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California (Palm Springs area), on February 18-22, 2013.
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Women in Post is a new HPA (Hollywood Post Alliance) committee formed by and for a decidedly minority group in the world of film/TV high technology. After three meetings -- two of them successful round table discussions, featuring accomplished women in the industry -- the group is expanding its plans to offer networking, mentoring and camaraderie and more.
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A group of editors gathered at a Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Resource Group luncheon to debate the merits of today's nonlinear editing systems. In the process, they argued less over tools and complained more about an ever-changing workflow. And, yes, there are a few fans of FCPX.
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On June 8, a packed room of sales and executives representing Hollywood TV/film post production houses attended a Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) meeting of the Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) to discuss a topic rendered urgent in today's tough economy: How to Get, Keep and Not Lose My Business. Join Debra Kaufman as she details the evening's events.
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