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Faceware Technologies Partners with Binari Sonori to Offer New Video-Based Localization Service
New Service Provides Simultaneous Video and Voiceover Capture to Significantly Increase the Quality of Localization in Video Games
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has partnered with pioneering localization service provider, Binari Sonori, to launch a new video-based localization service. The service uses Faceware's professional headcam systems to capture video of a voice actor's performance at the same time that the audio is being captured, providing both actors and animators with time-saving video reference for localization. The service launches today.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: Tomato
News: Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: TomatoCreative Alliance Expands Both Companies Internationally
Under the leadership and vision of Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, the well known and highly respected national production company has entered into a U.S. representation and production agreement with multi-award winning design and film collective Tomato.
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Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloud
News: Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloudCelebrating its 16 years in the media and entertainment industry, Prime Focus today launched True North, its global 24x7 content operations hub. True North will house more than 600 people and offer cloud based media services to Prime Focus Technologies’ global clientele including the likes of Star, Bloomberg, Disney, Warner Bros., SONY Music, Viacom 18, SONY MSM, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), IPL (Indian Premiere League), Hindustan Unilever Limited, The Associated Press, A & E TV Network, Netflix, Schawk! and WPP.
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Cinedigm Powers Global Distribution Service With Aspera
The largest worldwide aggregator of independent digital content has deployed solutions from Aspera to achieve high-speed deliveries to its distribution partners
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Cinedigm, the leading entertainment distributor and largest aggregator of independent digital content worldwide, is now using Aspera’s high-speed fasp™ technology for digital content deliveries to all of its partner distribution platforms, as well as to pull in content from independent film producers and studios.
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Prime Focus Set To Commence Operations In China
Leading 3D / Visual Effects/Technology/Production Services Company Will Open New Office in Beijing
Prime Focus Limited (“Prime Focus”, BSE code: 532748), a global leader in media and entertainment industry services, announced today that the company will open a new office in Beijing, China. The move brings the full array of services offered by the Prime Focus group of companies to China, including visual effects, 3D conversion, animation via its Prime Focus World ("PFW") subsidiary, technology and media management solutions via its Prime Focus Technologies ("PFT") subsidiary, and overall production and post-production services offered within the larger Prime Focus group. The announcement was made at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
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Award-Winning Visual Effects Team Launches New Facility: MILK
News: Award-Winning Visual Effects Team Launches New Facility: MILKMilk Founders Behind VFX on Doctor Who and Mirror Man in Snow White and the Huntsman
The BAFTA award-winning team behind the visual effects for the BBC’s "Doctor Who" and the recent "Ice Age Giants" today announced the launch of Milk, a new London based, high-end visual effects facility. Milk will specialise in innovative 3D effects and character animation for both TV and feature films. Milk will immediately begin work on the 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" (BBC) and "Sherlock: Series Three" (Hartswood Films/BBC), as well as the new TV adaptation of "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" (Cuba Pictures/BBC) a mini-series due to be broadcast on BBC One in 2014.
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Cantina Creative Gives Iron Man 3 a ‘Heads Up’ with MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Cantina Creative Gives Iron Man 3 a ‘Heads Up’ with MAXON CINEMA 4D3D Software Solution Animates CG Graphical Displays That Guide Iron Man’s Vision
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that Cantina Creative, the design and visual effects studio located in Culver City, Calif., relied on its popular CINEMA 4D software to generate more than one hundred 2D and 3D visual effects shots that appear throughout the blockbuster Disney/Marvel Studios superhero sequel," Iron Man 3."
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NAB 2013: EditShare Unveils Major Upgrades Across Entire Line of End-to-End Tapeless Workflow Products
Highlights include new version of EditShare’s extreme-performing scalable storage; major new features for Flow media asset management; Geevs servers for multicam studio, sports and post; new features for Ark backup and archive, and Lightworks on Mac OX
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is showcasing a host of upgrades for the company’s high-performance storage and end-to-end production and broadcast solutions at NAB 2013 (booth SL9010). Visitors to the booth will see the wide array of value-added features and new products shown in the context of studio, post and broadcast workflow scenarios. Among the enhancements are a new sleek, intuitive interface for EditShare 7; the just-released portable EditShare Field 2 for “on-the-go” collaborative editing, remote bureaus and ENG edit-while-capture capabilities; Air Flow, the new web browser-based application for accessing Flow media asset management over the Internet; new Flow Automation tools for workflow efficiency; Geevs Sports, a server and production package tailored for the unique needs of multi-channel, fast-paced sports coverage, and Geevs Post, the server that brings media management and collaboration to high volume post environments. Also debuting at NAB will be the long anticipated Mac OS X version of Lightworks, EditShare’s free, professional non-linear editor that also runs on Linux and Windows platforms.
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Brickyard VFX “Winter-izes” Environment for GMC
News: Brickyard VFX “Winter-izes” Environment for GMCBrickyard VFX recently “winter-ized” the hero car reveal for the GMC Sierra holiday campaign via Leo Burnett, turning a desert landscape into a seasonally snow-covered expanse.
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RODEO FX Contributes 50 VFX Shots To The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
News: RODEO FX Contributes 50 VFX Shots To The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2RODEO FX, one of the world’s premiere visual effects companies, regularly contributing unique visual imagery to Hollywood’s blockbuster motion pictures, has contributed 50 VFX shots to “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2.” The company previously provided VFX to an earlier edition of the Twilight Saga series, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” The announcement was made today by Sébastien Moreau, President/VFX Supervisor/Founder, RODEO FX.
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RODEO FX, One Of The World’s Premiere Visual Effects Companies For Major Motion Pictures, Launches Advertising Division
News: RODEO FX, One Of The World’s Premiere Visual Effects Companies For Major Motion Pictures, Launches Advertising DivisionNew Unit Welcomes André Ü Montambeault As Creative Director/Senior Flame Artist/Colorist
RODEO FX, one of the world’s premiere visual effects companies, regularly contributing unique visual imagery to Hollywood’s blockbuster motion pictures, has launched an Advertising Division. Concurrently, André Ü Montambeault has been named to the new division as its Creative Director, Senior Flame Artist and Colorist. Montambeault reports to Benoît Touchette, who serves as VP of the Advertising Division. The announcements were made today by Sébastien Moreau, President/VFX Supervisor/Founder, RODEO FX.
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Major Motion Picture "ParaNorman" Releases Soundtrack by Jon Brion Today
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Relativity Music Group Releases Highly Anticipated Jon Brion Movie Soundtrack For ParaNorman August 14th
ParaNorman, the new stop-motion animated comedy thriller, will be released in theaters everywhere on August 17th. The soundtrack, with its music by famed composer, record producer, and singer-songwriter Jon Brion is set for release August 14th from Relativity Music Group.
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Science.D.Visions Announces Release 2 for 3DEqualizer4 Matchmoving Software
Significant Upgrade to 3DEqualizer4 Features Calculation of Multiple Synchronized Witness Cameras , Improved Lineup Controls, Streamlined User Interface, New Generation Scripts and Python Commands
Science.D.Visions today announced Release 2 (R2) of its matchmoving software, 3DEqualizer4. Winning an Academy Award® in 2002 for Technical Achievement, 3DEqualizer site licenses are installed in four of the world’s top ten Visual Effects (VFX) production houses, including Double Negative, Cinesite, Weta Digital, and the Moving Picture Company (MPC). 3DEqualizer helps visual effects and post-production artists measure, merge and ‘matchmove’ live action film sequences and plates with virtual 3D environments and effects to create a seamless look and realistic completed scenes. 3DEqualizer 4 R2 is currently in BETA, and is expected to ship in 2013.
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Modus FX Turns Five
News: Modus FX Turns FiveMontreal Facility Raising the Bar for Visual Effects and Animation
Modus FX is cruising with successes on major film and TV productions, representation by the prestigious International Creative Management (ICM) agency, the recent opening of its previs division and two award nominations. Not bad for a company that turns five years old this month.
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Relativity Music Group Releases Highly Anticipated Jon Brion Movie Soundtrack For ParaNorman August 14th
ParaNorman, the new stop-motion animated comedy thriller, will be released in theaters everywhere on August 17th. The soundtrack, with its music by famed composer, record producer, and singer-songwriter Jon Brion is set for release August 14th from Relativity Music Group.
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The Goetz Brothers Sign With Mirror Films
News: The Goetz Brothers Sign With Mirror FilmsThe award-winning duo, the Goetz Brothers, have signed with Mirror Films. The directorial team made up of Kevin and Michael Goetz was welcomed to Mirror Films by Owner/Executive Producer Eric Barrett.
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Cinedeck RX Proves A Hit For Broadcast, Mobile OB, Aerial And VFX Applications
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, has enjoyed considerable adoption success with Cinedeck RX, its rack-mount, solid-state recorder, and today released details of how customers have implemented the technology across a diverse range of broadcast, mobile OB, visual effects (VFX) and aerial cinematography applications.
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Mirror Films Welcomes Director/Photographer Brian Bowen Smith To Diverse Roster Of Talent
News: Mirror Films Welcomes Director/Photographer Brian Bowen Smith To Diverse Roster Of TalentMirror Films has welcomed an incredibly unique talent to the company’s diverse roster, Director/Photographer Brian Bowen Smith. A protégé of legendary photographer Herb Ritts, Bowen Smith is now a sought-after celebrity photographer in his own right, having shot photographs of the world’s celebrity elite for such publications as “Vanity Fair,” “Esquire,” “Interview,” and “Gotham.”
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Digital Vision to Show Nucoda "ACES" Workflow and Key Software Enhancements
Digital Vision has announced significant enhancements to its Nucoda color grading platform, providing increased workflow capabilities and additional tools for grading, pre-grading and stereoscopic projects. At NAB the company will unveil the Nucoda Film Master ACES workflow, a new end-to-end solution developed by the Science and Technology Council (STC) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).
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Tippett Studio Mixes Up CG And Live Action For ‘Immortals’
News: Tippett Studio Mixes Up CG And Live Action For ‘Immortals’New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega’s roster VFX studio, Tippett Studio, delivers live action-packed intensity fused with CG ferocity in the fantasy action 'Immortals' directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and starring Henry Cavill (The Tudors) and Mickey Rourke.
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Nucoda and Film Factory Create Immortal Images
News: Nucoda and Film Factory Create Immortal ImagesNucoda Film Master Key to Innovative Color Pipeline for Mega VFX Movie
Image Systems supported Paris-based Film Factory, a global post production company, in finishing Relativity Media's The Immortals. The visual effects-heavy movie, releasing in 2D and 3D, required cutting-edge looks and the right tools to create a strong graphical vision for the story. To help bring the visually rich film to fruition, Film Factory Senior Colorist and Post-Production Supervisor Lionel Kopp collaborated with the filmmakers to create a unique dailies-to-DI process built around the Nucoda Film Master. The Nucoda grading and mastering solution provided Film Factory with the advanced toolset necessary to achieve the surreal look, and streamlined the workflow, which included some 12-plus VFX houses around the globe.
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Mirror Films Continues To Expand; Adds Director Wrye Martin To Diverse Talent Roster
Mirror Films Owner/Executive Producer Eric Barrett continues to expand and diversify his company’s talent roster with the addition of Director Wrye Martin. A key creative talent behind “Butterfinger 13th,” launched on Facebook last week to more than 1 million FB fans, the short film was directed by Martin in collaboration with celebrity Actor/Director Rob Lowe and Threshold Interactive’s John Montgomery.
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Archion & Elite Avid Resellers Partner To Address Limited Availability of Unity MediaNetwork Expansion Storage
Archion Synergy Provides Only Mature, Proven Solution with Thousands of Satisfied MediaNetworks Clients
With the limited availability of Avid Unity™ MediaNetwork™ storage products, Archion Technologies remains prepared to deliver what will become the only true option for Avid Unity users that need to expand their storage capacity now or in the future. Archion’s Synergy with its patent pending Vdisk™ technology offers seamless, plug-and-play integration into Unity MediaNetwork storage systems.
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Ad Agency BVK & Green Dot Films’ Director Rafael Fernandez Find Light In Dark Places For OU Medicine’s Cancer Center
News: Ad Agency BVK & Green Dot Films’ Director Rafael Fernandez Find Light In Dark Places For OU Medicine’s Cancer CenterLA-based Green Dot Films director Rafael Fernandez chronicles one woman’s fight with cancer in a poetic new :60 spot called “Hair” for OU Medicine’s Cancer Center out of the ad agency BVK, Milwaukee/Chicago. Using hair growth as a device to mark the passing of time, “Hair” begins in the woman’s darkest hour and ends in a more hopeful, brighter time.
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Avid Significantly Enhances Leading Solutions for Small and Large Broadcasters with NewsVision and ISIS 7000 2.4
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced new versions of the Avid NewsVision™ turnkey solution and the Avid ISIS® 7000 shared storage system. Avid NewsVision lets customers quickly create and deliver high-impact news, and promotional and long-form content.
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ALEXA Studio To Offer Anamorphic and Optical Viewfinder
ARRI is pleased to announce an addition to the ALEXA family of cameras with the ALEXA Studio. As the flagship camera, the ALEXA Studio will feature an optical viewfinder and a 4:3 sensor.
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EditShare Masters Multi-Camera Production Workflow at South Pacific Pictures
Producer of New Zealand's most popular soap opera implements EditShare's end-to-end production infrastructure for faster, cost-effective workflow
EditShare®, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, has announced that South Pacific Pictures (SPP) has implemented EditShare's end-to-end production infrastructure for New Zealand's most popular soap opera, "Shortland Street".
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Louis Morin, "Source Code" and Modus FX
Building a Thriller with Invisible VFX
Visual effects supervisor Louis Morin’s latest project, "Source Code", comes to the big screen across North America today. Modus FX, who collaborated recently with Morin on "Barney’s Version", was one of six facilities that contributed stunning, seamless CG for the new thriller by emerging British director Duncan Jones. The film is just the latest in the new generation of films blending brilliant, yet imperceptible, visual effects with live action.
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Apple Launches iPad 2
All New Design is Thinner, Lighter & Faster with FaceTime, Smart Covers & 10 Hour Battery
Apple® today introduced iPad™ 2, the next generation of its magical device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and much more.
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MAXON Congratulates 9th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards Winners and Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards®
Inspired Visual Effects and Animated Sequences in Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2 and Boardwalk Empire Benefit from MAXON’s CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today congratulates customers using its CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software solutions whose work is nominated for Academy Awards® for outstanding achievement in the visual effects category.
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Mirror Films Takes On Park City: With Films & Screening At "Alt Fests" X-Dance & Slamdance
The creative team at Hollywood-based global production company Mirror Films will be taking on Park City 2011 with films and screenings at X-Dance and Slamdance, two of the longest running and most popular alternative festivals concurrent to Sundance.
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Award-Winning DP Mark Smith Gears Up For Third Amelia Earhart Expedition To Remote South Pacific Island With Panasonic’s New AG-HPX370, P2 HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder
News: Award-Winning DP Mark Smith Gears Up For Third Amelia Earhart Expedition To Remote South Pacific Island With Panasonic’s New AG-HPX370, P2 HD Shoulder-Mount CamcorderPeabody Award-winning Director of Photography Mark Smith recently purchased Panasonic’s new AG-HPX370 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder to use as the primary camera on his third voyage to the remote South Pacific island of Nikumaroro to document the Amelia Earhart Expeditions’ archeological research. His equipment pack also includes an AG-HPX170 P2 HD handheld as his “B” camera, an AG-HPG20 P2 Portable HD recorder/player, an AG-HPG10 P2 Gear viewer/recorder, and an AJ-PCD2 P2 solid-state memory card drive.
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"Solomon Kane" gets medieval at LipSync Post
Post facility completes 90 VFX shots and DI on new fantasy film
LipSync Post, the leading Soho post-production facility, has completed approximately 90 VFX shots and the DI for "Solomon Kane", the forthcoming action fantasy film based on a character created by Robert E Howard, who is best known for creating "Conan The Barbarian".
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Quasar 3D Rig used on Dave Matthews Band Concert Feature “Larger Than Life in 3D”
News: Quasar 3D Rig used on Dave Matthews Band Concert Feature “Larger Than Life in 3D”Element Technica, a leading designer and manufacturer of 3D rigs and associated equipment for motion picture and television 3D production, announces that its Quasar 3D rigs were used extensively in the production of “Larger Than Life in 3D” featuring Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper and Relentless7, and Gogol Bordello.
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Element Technica Quasar™ 3D Rigs Now in Use
Element Technica, whose groundbreaking series of Technica 3D Rigs are designed to precisely position a pair of cameras to achieve realistic stereoscopic digital video for broadcast and cinema, is now delivering the first new Quasar™ 3D Rigs to owner/operators and camera rental houses.
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Avid Introduces New Support Services for All Audio and Video Customers
Company streamlines access to offerings; users ranging from enthusiasts to large enterprises can now choose flexible packages that meet their unique needs
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today introduced a family of flexible support programs designed to address the needs of the company's full spectrum of audio and video customers - ranging from home enthusiasts, to large media enterprises.
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Holophone Introduces Holophone TV: The World's First Full Podcast In 5.1
Access to First Full 5.1 Podcast Content Through iTunes Store
Holophone, a pioneer of surround recording technologies, is helping to take on a whole new immersive audio experience with the introduction of Holophone TV 5.1, the world's first full 5.1 podcast series.
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Shrek The Musical: Autodesk Animation Technology Brings Magic Mirror to Life
In the new Broadway hit "Shrek The Musical", DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is relying on Autodesk, Inc. 3D character animation technology. A customized system based on Autodesk MotionBuilder software is being used to generate a digital face in the Magic Mirror, which speaks to Lord Farquaad in real-time for every show.
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Toon Boom and FableVision Announce the Release of Animation-Ish
Innovative Animation Program Developed by US/Canadian Partners FableVision & Toon Boom Designed to Unlock Creativity in Kids and “Grown Up Kids”
Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. and educational publisher FableVision today announced the release of Animation-Ish, an innovative software program that allows people of all ages to unleash their creativity through easy, “do-it-yourself” animation.
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Holophone
AMD’s Digital Media and Entertainment team, with the help of Holophone, recently had the unique opportunity to assist with the making of Dale Watson’s critically acclaimed CD, "From the Cradle to the Grave", recorded in a cabin once owned by the late Johnny Cash.
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News: Big Screen Entertainment And Imagination Worldwide Babysit In Cannes
From the heart of Hollywood in their Paramount Studios offices to the glamour of the French Riviera and the star-studded red carpet of The Croisette in Cannes, France, Big Screen Entertainment Group is proud to announce it has partnered with the premiere international sales company in the horror/thriller genre, Imagination Worldwide, headed by prolific film producer Pierre David.
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News: EditShare at NAB 2007
EditShare, the pioneer of cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, will be exhibiting their award-winning shared storage solutions at the NAB 2007 exhibition, held in Las Vegas NV from April 16 - 19, on stand SL12410.
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News: JVC Announces New Display Technology That Delivers 10000:1 Native Contrast Ratio
JVC Professional Products Company previews its new display technology that delivers a native contrast ratio of 10000:1 as well as its entire line-up of D-ILA home theater projectors at CEDIA EXPO 2006 in the JVC HD Theater located at the Denver Performing Arts Center.
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News: SIGGRAPH 2005 International Conference Embraces California Artists
The SIGGRAPH 2005 Computer Animation Festival, part of the 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques being held 31 July to 4 August 2005 in Los Angeles, California, features many California artists in its submissions and programs.
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