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Community Films Signs Director Marius Crowne
News: Community Films Signs Director Marius CrowneUp & Coming Talent Selected For This Week's "Shoot" New Director Showcase in NY
Community Films has signed Director Marius Crowne to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Crowne joins Community in the midst of being selected for the prestigious “New Director Showcase” by “SHOOT Magazine.” The SHOOT New Director Showcase reel will be screened during the signature event at the DGA in New York this Thursday, May 26th.
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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
News: The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The OrganizationHeavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
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FuseFX Delivering VFX for Six New Series
News: FuseFX Delivering VFX for Six New SeriesContinuing to attract high quality television projects, FuseFX’s offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver are providing visual effects services for six new hit series that have debuted in 2016. They include projects for CBS, FX, NBC, PBS and Syfy.
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Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent Roster
News: Alkemy X Adds Director Scott Ross to Diverse Talent RosterAlkemy X’s talent roster continues to expand with the addition of Director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role at Alkemy X, including a variety of work in the industries of fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercial advertisements and virtual reality.
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Shareablee Announces Partnership with Frankly at NAB Show
Frankly to provide Shareablee's social media data through its CMS product
Shareablee Inc., the leading social media benchmarking and predictive analytics firm that partners with broadcasters CBS, NBC, ESPN, FOX News and CNN, among others, today announced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas that it has formed a partnership with fellow NAB PILOT Program member Frankly, a leading Content Management System (CMS) provider in the broadcast industry. The partnership will give Frankly's clients insight into their social media performance across their owned properties and competitors, including an understanding of their top content and why it outperforms others.
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & Sports
News: Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & SportsAt NAB 2016, Astucemedia will show new integration with Reuters Media Express, Getty Images, the AP for U.S. Election results, and Vizrt’s Viz One MAM
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest features and capabilities of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP)—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds and media assets.
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data Management
News: Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data ManagementAt the 2016 NAB Show, Astucemedia will demonstrate its Sports Data Platform for fast, easy creation and management of real-time data-driven sports graphics
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest version of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP) for Sports—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Pixel Power demonstrates full broadcast playout in the cloud live at NAB 2016
Fully virtualised playout alongside radical cost-saving graphics automation solutions
Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is drawing on its 30 year pedigree of uncompromised excellence at NAB 2016 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 18 – 21 April). Taking centre stage is a rolling live demonstration of fully virtualised playout in the cloud, alongside highly productive graphics solutions and proven technology which bridges the transition from today’s broadcast infrastructures to the IP connected future.
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Presteigne takes America on morning safari
News: Presteigne takes America on morning safariLive 360 VR from Tanzanian crater
Presteigne Broadcast Hire provided technology, project management, and system design for deployment of its mobile IP Mesh system for Good Morning America’s “GMA on Safari” event on 23 February.
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The Foundation Announces Opening of New Post Production Facility
Boutique Facility Provides Powerful End-to-End Solution in Burbank
The Foundation, a full-service post production provider, has opened its doors in Burbank, California. The 5,700 square foot facility offers offline rentals, on-set, near-set and traditional dailies, online editing, color correction, visual effects, titling, and delivery. Conveniently located in the heart of the city's Media District, The Foundation is now providing services for broadcast television, OTT content, music videos, commercials and feature film. The facility's clients include ABC's The Real O'Neals, The CW's iZombie and the new 20th Century Fox series Shots Fired.
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Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of Production
News: Reel FX Adds Jim Riche as Head of ProductionDigital studio Reel FX Dallas/Santa Monica has added Jim Riche as Head of Production for the studio’s commercial division. Riche is an innovative producer and VFX specialist with a lengthy track record of curating and managing production teams, artists and supervisors in major studios and boutiques alike. He has over 30 years of experience in production management and consulting for feature films, commercials, visual effects, live action, dark ride production and design/graphics. He has lent his talents to such top industry shops as Ntropic, Digital Domain, Troika, Nice Shoes, LoyalKasper and Blur Studio, among others. Riche will report to David Bates, General Manager of the Commercial Division.
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Kathryn Schotthoefer Named President of Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LA
News: Kathryn Schotthoefer Named President of Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LAM&C Saatchi LA has announced that Kathryn Schotthoefer has been named President of Heavenspot. Heavenspot is an integrated digital creative company founded by Executive Creative Director Chevon Hicks. Known for its industry-leading social and digital campaigns, Heavenspot has worked with a range of entertainment and technology clients. The company became part of M&C Saatchi LA, expanding the agency’s digital and social division M&C Saatchi SHARE, in 2015.
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Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"
News: Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"Community Films welcomes Director Clay Tweel to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Tweel joins Community right on the heels of the successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival of his feature-length documentary “Gleason.” The doc focuses on former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film’s U.S. rights were purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the Sundance Film Festival. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films. “Gleason” also received the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for “Festival Favorites.”
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AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase Set for April 12
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro to Deliver Keynote
The American Film Institute will host its annual AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles. The event provides an opportunity for the program’s 2015 participants to premiere their work to an invitation-only audience of representatives and working artists from throughout the creative community. The opening keynote will be delivered by the evening’s guest of honor, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (AFI DWW, Class of 2012), the co-creator and executive producer of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed UNREAL, which she developed from her DWW short film SEQUIN RAZE.
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SMPTE at the 2016 NAB Show
The 2016 NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its centennial celebration. The Society continues to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's annual networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2015.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
News: Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCamNancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA Celebrating International Women’s Day with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality. See the PSA here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHDs83-YTc&feature=youtu.be.
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WPSD Chooses AVIWEST DMNG PRO from VidOvation
Local NBC Affiliate Deploys Camera-Mounted System as Well as Smartphone App, Giving News Teams a Flexible and Reliable Alternative to Microwave Trucks
VidOvation today announced that WPSD, an NBC affiliate station based in Paducah, Kentucky, has expanded its field newsgathering capabilities with the AVIWEST DMNG PRO 180 3G/4G bonded cellular video transmission system. An ultra-compact and highly portable camera-mounted device, the DMNG PRO enables WPSD news teams to transmit live, high-quality video from the source of breaking news and other live events without having to deploy bulky and costly microwave equipment. In addition, WPSD has deployed the AVIWEST DMNG APP iOS to the news team, enabling team members to use their iOS®-based smartphones to transmit video content instantly from the phone's front or rear camera.
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Hollywood Based Troika Adds Amy Palmer
News: Hollywood Based Troika Adds Amy PalmerEntertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency Troika (www.troika.tv ) announced today the hire of Amy Palmer, who joins the business development team as Senior Account Manager. She reports to Kevin Aratari, the Head of Business Development.
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Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett
News: Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy HackettNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has signed directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett for U.S. commercial representation. This marks the first official U.S. representation for Dennis, who has a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, live sports, branded content, and network promos for the likes of BBC, Sky and Channel 4. Hackett is a copywriter-turned-director who brings a sharp eye for casting to deliver singular comedic performances that earned him numerous industry accolades for his directing and writing including AICP, Hatch, New York Festivals and Clios.
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Al Jazeera America Relies on Election Data Integration and Custom Graphics from Astucemedia”
News: Al Jazeera America Relies on Election Data Integration and Custom Graphics from Astucemedia”Astucemedia’s U.S. elections data platform enables monitoring and ingest of realtime AP data to support editorial analysis and graphics displays
Astucemedia—a leading provider of creative and technical services and data management software for cutting edge broadcast graphics and branding—provided data integration and graphics implementation services to Al Jazeera America (AJAM) for its live coverage of the 2016 U.S. primaries and caucuses.
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SMPTE® Honored With Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Award From AMPAS Recognizes a Century of Fundamental Contributions to the Advancement of Motion Picture Standards and Technology
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Pixel Power virtualizes playout at NAB 2016
News: Pixel Power virtualizes playout at NAB 2016Graphics heritage moves to software-centric solutions for productivity
NEW STAND LOCATION – SL5922, NAB, Las Vegas: Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is drawing on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for its new generation of products. At NAB 2016 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 18 – 21 April) it will demonstrate new, highly productive software solutions that bridge the transition from today’s broadcast infrastructures to the IP connected future.
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Trilogy Supports All-IP Live Broadcast Production
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced its role as one of a group of industry partners who supported the European Broadcast Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcaster VRT’s successful remote production of a live music concert on 15 January using IP across the entire production chain, thereby demonstrating the capabilities and the benefits of IP in live broadcast production.
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Pixel Power builds on heritage for new productivity solutions at BVE2016
Unrivalled graphics now allied to innovative automated content production and playout
Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is building on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for a new generation of products. At BVE2016 it is showcasing two products built on its graphics core, aimed at automated content production and high-performance channel playout.
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TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16
News: TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16February 15 LIVEEvent in Local Movie Theaters Presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience in Partnership with TED
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Hollywood Based Troika Teams Up with Groupe Média TFO to Refresh Network’s Brand Identity
News: Hollywood Based Troika Teams Up with Groupe Média TFO to Refresh Network’s Brand IdentityEntertainment branding and marketing innovations agency Troika(www.troika.tv) has partnered with Groupe Média TFOto refresh the visual identity of TFO Network, the Ontario-based television resource for audiences seeking innovative educational and cultural content in French. The refresh launches on-air this week.
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Nevion solution helps AMV stream Pope’s historic visit to US
Nevion, a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, assisted All Mobile Video (AMV) in ensuring the live streaming of the Pope’s historic visit to the US in September went off smoothly.
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Nelson Coates Elected President of Art Directors Guild
Nelson Coates has been elected President of the 2,300-member Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) for a three-year term, succeeding Mimi Gramatky, it was announced today. Also elected for three-year terms are Patrick DeGreve as Vice President, Oana Bogdan as Treasurer and Thomas Wilkins as Secretary. Scott Roth continues as ADG’s Executive Director.
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The 25th Anniversary of the EOS REBEL SLR Camera Line With Launch Of "Rebel With A Cause" Initiative
Profiling Modern Day Rebels Including Daredevil Nik Wallenda and Music Producer Swizz Beatz, “Rebel With A Cause” Campaign Filmed Entirely with Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Cameras
Celebrating 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to honor this milestone by introducing its new “Rebel With A Cause” campaign. In 1990, the iconic “Image is Everything” campaign introduced the Canon EOS Rebel, an SLR camera born with a cause — to put the power of pro photography into the hands of the public and level the playing field forever. 25 years later, Canon launches “Rebel With A Cause,” embarking on a journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way, capturing their causes through the eye of a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR. “Rebel With A Cause” will invite people into their worlds, celebrating the imagery that makes their causes shine and motivating others to join their movements.
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SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and Exhibitors
News: SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and ExhibitorsSurge in Technical Presentations, Technology Exhibitions, and Attendees Reflects Rapid Evolution of the Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) exceeded organizers' expectations, drawing more than 75 expert presentations, nearly 100 exhibitors, and 2,328 registered attendees hailing from more than 35 countries — the highest attendance in more than a decade. The SMPTE conference is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor 30 & 60 Second Spots
News: UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor 30 & 60 Second SpotsUFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor (Premiered During UFC 193
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M&C Saatchi LA Launches Fighting Fitness Brand Gloveworx USA
News: M&C Saatchi LA Launches Fighting Fitness Brand Gloveworx USADesign, Technology, and Social Unite To Pack A Punch
M&C Saatchi LA has partnered with Leyon Azubuike & Nick Henry to launch Gloveworx USA, Santa Monica, a place for people to get Fighting Fit. Working closely with the founders on the complete experience since 2014, M&C Saatchi LA built a comprehensive brand identity, apparel, and interior design elements for the Gloveworx brick & mortar location. M&C Saatchi LA's R&D team is designing a proprietary boxing based wearable technology to set this fitness studio apart; providing customers the ability to measure how well they are doing in real-time and receive tips for improvement on-site from the Gloveworx coaches.
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New Wave Entertainment Welcomes Andrew Kobliska as VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy
News: New Wave Entertainment Welcomes Andrew Kobliska as VP of Marketing & Brand StrategyCreative Marketing and Production Company NEW WAVE ENTERTAINMENT (NWE) announces the addition of Andrew Kobliska as VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy. The company, purpose-built for the entertainment and advertising industries, has integrated its Burbank and New York City offices, offering clients a united creative and production experience on both coasts. Kobliska brings both the client and agency perspective to his national role at New Wave.
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CBC Enhances Live 2015 Canadian Elections Coverage with Astucemedia AR Graphics
News: CBC Enhances Live 2015 Canadian Elections Coverage with Astucemedia AR GraphicsAstucemedia built the Augmented Reality graphics, and integrated them with CBC’s real-time elections data and camera tracking
To raise the bar on its live coverage of the 2015 Canadian Federal Elections, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)—Canada’s national public broadcaster based in Toronto—enlisted the help of real-time broadcast graphics expert Astucemedia to deliver an innovative, data-driven Augmented Graphics (AR) display.
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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid
News: Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for AvidNew BCC 10 plug-ins bring integrated mocha tracking and masking, new 3D titling, and advanced finishing tools to the Avid timeline.
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Qwire, Cloud Platform For Streamlining Music-To-Picture Workflow, Raises $2.5 Million; Licensed By ABC Studios
News: Qwire, Cloud Platform For Streamlining Music-To-Picture Workflow, Raises $2.5 Million; Licensed By ABC StudiosQwire, a cloud platform for managing, scoring and licensing music to picture, announced that it has raised $2.5 million in its initial funding round, with participation from a group of private investors. The funding coincides with an announcement that ABC Studios has licensed Qwire for use by its TV series.
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Young Actor William Ainscough Stars As Milton In The Feature Film Milton’s Secret Based On Eckhart Tolle’s Book Now In Production
News: Young Actor William Ainscough Stars As Milton In The Feature Film Milton’s Secret Based On Eckhart Tolle’s Book Now In ProductionFeatures’ cast includes Donald Sutherland, Michelle Rodriguez, David Sutcliffe, Mia Kirshner and Sheila McCarthy
Young actor William Ainscough is starring in the leading role as Milton in the highly anticipated feature film Milton’s Secret that just wrapped in Hamilton, Ontario. Based on the children’s book of the same name which was co-authored by the world-renowned “spiritual” teacher Eckhart Tolle, Milton’s Secret features a cast that includes Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games franchise, Pirate’s Passage), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and Furious franchise, Avatar, Machete Kills), David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls, Cracked), Mia Kirshner (The L Word, Black Dahlia), Sheila McCarthy (Orphan Black, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Die Hard 2) and Hays Wellford (Cop Car, Independence Day: Resurgence).
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The Refinery AV Adds Matthew Hunt As VP of Games/Creative Director; Celebrates Big Night with Clio Key Art Award Wins
News: The Refinery AV Adds Matthew Hunt As VP of Games/Creative Director; Celebrates Big Night with Clio Key Art Award WinsAward-Winning Marketing Agency To Expand Its Gaming Footprint
The Refinery AV has added Matthew Hunt as VP of Games/Creative Director, a newly created position within the marketing agency. The announcement comes on the heels of The Refinery’s feted showing at the Clio Key Art Awards last night. The agency took home Silver honors for its short-form campaign for “Taken 3,” as well as five Bronze awards in various categories.
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43 of the Fall Season¹s Biggest TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and online editor and more, are being used to complete brand new and returning hit fall television shows.
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MASTERSFX "Reborn:" Top VFX House to Dominate Small Screen Throughout 2015/16 Fall Season with Unprecedented Slate of Television Projects
News: MASTERSFX "Reborn:" Top VFX House to Dominate Small Screen Throughout 2015/16 Fall Season with Unprecedented Slate of Television ProjectsTodd Masters, Founder and President of MASTERSFX has announced an unprecedented slate of current and upcoming small screen projects which will feature original character and makeup FX, as well as digital FX, from the award-winning studio.
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Entertainment, Film Legends and Pioneers to be Honored at 16th San Diego Asian Film Festival
To celebrate its sweet 16th, the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is proud to welcome and pay tribute to entertainment and film legends and pioneers during its 10-day film festival, November 5-14, 2015. Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the SDAFF is the largest showcase of Asian cinema on the West Coast with more than 130 films and programs from 20 countries.
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Technicolor PostWorks Busy with New and Returning Fall Series
News: Technicolor PostWorks Busy with New and Returning Fall SeriesTechnicolor PostWorks is providing post-production services for a number of new and returning series airing this fall. They include highly-anticipated shows from ABC, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, USA and Showtime.
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Heavenspot Now Part Of M&C Saatchi LA
News: Heavenspot Now Part Of M&C Saatchi LAAward-Winning Creative & Strategic Agencies Unite In SHARE
M&C Saatchi LA officially announced today that digital and social creative agency Heavenspot is now part of M&C Saatchi, expanding the agency’s digital and social division M&C Saatchi SHARE. The alliance unites both agencies for intensified creative and strategic reach on behalf of clients.
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Diversity Will Be Focus at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition and Related Events
SMPTE 2015 Panel to Discuss Strategy for Boosting Diversity, Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) Women's Luncheon to Address Rise of Inclusivity and Diversity
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, and related events will focus on fostering the presence and engagement of diversity in the industry, enriching it with colleagues representing a greater variety of experiences, perspectives, and voices.
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Trilogy Supports World First Live IP Studio Demo at IBC 2015
IBC 2015, Hall 10 Stand A29: Trilogy Communications, a global provider of high quality intercom systems for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post is supporting the European Broadcast Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT with Trilogy technology and software at IBC 2015.
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FuseFX Delivers Action-Packed VFX for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
News: FuseFX Delivers Action-Packed VFX for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."Burbank-based effects studio collects second Emmy nomination for ABC series.
Accolades continue to accumulate for FuseFX and its work on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The lead visual effects provider for the action series, the team from the Burbank-based studio is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects; the second straight year they’ve been so honored. They’ve also tallied three V.E.S. Award nominations and an Online Film & Television Award nomination over the course of the show’s first two seasons.
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The Refinery AV Welcomes Josh Olson As SVP of Theatrical/Creative Director
News: The Refinery AV Welcomes Josh Olson As SVP of Theatrical/Creative DirectorMarketing agency The Refinery AV is pleased to welcome Josh Olson as SVP of Theatrical/Creative Director. Olson, who brings more than a decade of experience in entertainment marketing, will work closely with The Refinery AV Partner/Creative Director Brett Winn on company growth initiatives and creative strategies for feature film, television, multimedia and gaming clients.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees
News: Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy NomineesPost Factory, Pixel Underground, Bling Digital and SIM Digital also lend their expertise to nominated series, documentaries and specials.
Chainsaw, A SIM Group company, provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Trilogy Communications to Feature VoiceFlow at IBC 2015
News: Trilogy Communications to Feature VoiceFlow at IBC 2015IBC 2015, Hall 10 Stand A29: At IBC 2015 Trilogy Communications, a global provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post, will feature its new VoiceFlow™ communication unit (VCU) and Gemini II distributed matrix intercom system.
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Bully Pictures' Dustin Lance Black Combines Activism with Advertising
News: Bully Pictures' Dustin Lance Black Combines Activism with AdvertisingAcademy-award winner directs advertising projects with powerful social themes for Tylenol and Coca-Cola
Dustin Lance Black soared to international fame in 2009 when he won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the film Milk and inspired millions with his stirring acceptance speech invoking LGBT rights. He went on to become a leading spokesperson for the LGBT community through his play 8, about the fight against California’s anti-same-sex marriage proposition, and as one of the founding board members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, whose efforts led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the discriminatory proposition. That ruling is viewed as an important precursor to last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
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DigitalFilm Tree Uses DaVinci Resolve to Remotely Grade ABC's "Mistresses"
Production in Vancouver, grades performed in LA; formerly took 6 hours, now takes 2
Blackmagic Design announced today that DigitalFilm Tree used DaVinci Resolve for color correction for ABC’s hit show “Mistresses.” As part of the post production workflow, DigitalFilm Tree grades all of the show’s dailies remotely from their LA office, doing in 8 hours what used to be a two day project.
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Encore VFX Envisions the Paranormal for 'The Whispers'
News: Encore VFX Envisions the Paranormal for 'The Whispers'Encore artists in Vancouver and Los Angeles completed anywhere from 30 to 60 VFX shots per episode
A mysterious force begins manipulating children in ABC Television's new series "The Whispers," which features visual effects from Encore VFX.
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Blur Creates E3 Trailers for ADR1FT, Dishonored 2 & More
News: Blur Creates E3 Trailers for ADR1FT, Dishonored 2 & MoreAward-winning animation, VFX, and design shop Blur Studio created game trailers for several clients including Bethesda Softworks, Ubisoft and 505 Games showing at this year’s E3 Expo from June 16-18 in Los Angeles, California. Now in its 20th year in business, Blur stands as first choice of top game developers and publishers to rise above the noise when announcing a game title.
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Art Directors Guild Features Artwork from "Scandal" Production Designer
News: Art Directors Guild Features Artwork from "Scandal" Production DesignerThe The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) announced today that Production Designer Corey Kaplan (Scandal), Oscar®-winning Production Designer Gene Allen (My Fair Lady) and Scenic Artist Stasys Pinkus (82nd Academy Awards) will have their artwork featured in Gallery 800's annual exhibit Three Artists You Should Know. Running from June 20 – July 25, the exhibit’s opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 20 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The hosted reception will feature live music, hosted bar and appetizers.
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Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches Today
News:Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches TodayComplete access to the Digital Juice library by joining as a Lifetime Member for a one-time fee
Today, Digital Juice announced the official opening of its much anticipated royalty-free creative content subscription service. This service gives filmmakers, motion graphics artists and graphic designers access to download anything in its huge library -- absolutely free! Members have unprecedented access to the the world’s largest privately owned library of high-quality royalty-free animations, still graphics, stock footage, sound effects, production music and project templates for a groundbreaking one-time low price.
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Black Label Music...Unveiled
News: Black Label Music...UnveiledBlack Label Music has been unveiled. Launched by the creative partners behind the successful BWN Music (Composer Ken Brahmstedt & Mixer Carl White), Black Label is committed to creating the highest quality, custom music for commercial, branded entertainment, television, and film projects. Black Label also provides Music Supervision and a la carte Audio Branding services. Fueling Black Label, a sister company to BWN, is Composer Joe Wong (based in Los Angeles) and Producer/Director of New Business Development Kari Sharff, who works out of the office in Minneapolis, the city often referred to these days by clients as the “Austin of the North.” www.blacklabelmusic.com
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IKEGAMI NAMES ERIN RICE MIDWEST REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
News: IKEGAMI NAMES ERIN RICE MIDWEST REGIONAL SALES MANAGERIkegami Electronics U.S.A., a world leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, announced that it has named Erin Rice to the position of Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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PBS & thenewBlank Create Signature Brand Campaign in "PBS Anywhere"
News: PBS & thenewBlank Create Signature Brand Campaign in "PBS Anywhere"“PBS Anywhere” is an animated brand campaign created in collaboration with design and production studio thenewBlank. As presented in the campaign, PBS takes viewers to worlds beyond our own. Once, that world was accessible only through the television box but today PBS captivates and entertains wherever people go: on demand through mobile devices, tablets, and online. Audiences, it suggests, can break out of the box with PBS. The campaign was recently nominated for a PromaxBDA in multiple categories.
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Atomos Announce "Atomos Videogram" the Future of Pro Content Delivery and Promotion
Videogram is an award winning platform for discovery, engagement and monetizing of online video. Set to be a huge deal for filmmakers, the online platform takes an existing Vimeo or YouTube video and creates a pictorial summary based on an advanced algorithm, leaving the viewer with a tiled summary of the entire clip by scene, with tile sizes reflecting importance. The process is simple and automated with a dashboard to fine tune to the videographer's preference. The format allows the user to pick and choose where to start watching and in turn share, like and comment on just that section of the video. Filmmakers could have their demo reel on Videogram and know from the analytics which parts in particular are creating engagement with potential clients, Sports broadcasters can use it to create single page summaries of the game, and Wedding videographers can use Videogram to succinctly convey the mood of the event they have captured.
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Chainsaw Adds Colorist Kim Schneider
News: Chainsaw Adds Colorist Kim SchneiderContinuing to build its resources for scripted television, Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, today announces the hiring of veteran colorist Kim Schneider. Schneider arrives with more than 20 years of experience in television post production, including a 7-year run as final colorist for AMC’s Sons of Anarchy.
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Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History Month
News: Sam2 Makes An Impact With “The Journey”; Over 100 Stations Air Documentary Special for Black History MonthUnique Special Draws Large Viewer Response And Community Engagement Across The US; Agency Plans New Documentaries For Q3 2015 And 2016
This year local TV stations across America commemorated Black History Month in an engaging new way: over 100 stations aired “The Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience,” a fascinating documentary special that attracted large viewing audiences, as well as inspired community events and education nationwide.
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Live Action and Creative Director Richard D'Alessio Joins Hollywood-Based Troika
News: Live Action and Creative Director Richard D'Alessio Joins Hollywood-Based TroikaEntertainment branding and marketing innovations agency Troika (www.troika.tv) announced today the hire of Live Action Director and their sixth Creative Director Richard D'Alessio, it was announced today by Troika Founder and CEO Dan Pappalardo. Bolstering their growing involvement in show marketing and brand campaigns with Entertainment, Brands and Sports, Richard brings years of commercial-world experience to the agency, having worked with advertising clients in the US and around the world.
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Kevin Aratari Joins Hollywood-Based Troika as Head of Business Development and Marketing Communications
News: Kevin Aratari Joins Hollywood-Based Troika as Head of Business Development and Marketing CommunicationsEntertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency Troika www.troika.tv announced today the hire of Kevin Aratari. Kevin will oversee all sales and marketing functions and work closely with founder and CEO Dan Pappalardo on strategic business development and thought leadership initiatives. Kevin will be instrumental in activating Troika’s strategic goal of aligning the agency with the changing entertainment media landscape and fulfilling the agency’s promise of Entertain Change.
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Committee Films Calls On SPLICE® Creative Team For New ABC Docudrama Series "In An Instant"
For its newest television series, “In An Instant,” a two-hour, docudrama premiering on ABC on March 6th, COMMITTEE FILMS takes on breathtaking stories of the profound will to survive when people are staring death in the face. COMMITTEE called on long-time post-production partner SPLICE® to collaborate on the new series. “In An Instant” premieres on Friday, March 6th (9:00-11:00 pm ET) and then moves to its regular timeslot on Saturday, March 7th (9:00–11:00 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network. “In an Instant” is Executive Produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for COMMITTEE FILMS in association with ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.
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Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography Awards
News: Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography AwardsCodex digital recording and workflow products were harnessed on the multi-award-winning productions of Birdman and Gravity
Codex congratulates Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow.
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Pronology's Asset Management Software Was Behind The Scenes At The 87Th Annual Oscars®
Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was once again backstage with its latest media asset management solutions for the 87th annual Oscars® telecast, which kicked off Sunday, February 22. Pronology's user-friendly interface gave producers the ability to monitor and approve all pre-recorded content for the fifth consecutive year, providing an extraordinary level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of such an enormous, complex show.
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
News: Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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MAXON Congratulates Dutch Filmmaking Trio for its Oscar® Nominated Short Film “A Single Life”
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, was the primary tool used to create “A Single Life”, an Academy Award® nominee in the Animated Short Film category. Created by Job, Joris & Marieke, a Netherlands-based creative studio, “A Single Life” relied extensively on Cinema 4D as its central application to handle the complexities of 3D content creation including modeling, rigging, character animation, lighting, rendering and more.
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Once Upon a Time DP Stephen Jackson Uses Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced that Stephen Jackson, the director of photography for ABC’s Once Upon a Time uses Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF regularly on the show.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Fancy Film Post Services Installs Small Tree TitaniumZ Shared Storage to Meet Substantial Workload Increase
Academy Award-Winning Post House Sees Greater Flexibility with New System
With its workload doubling from the previous year, Academy Award-winning post shop, Fancy Film Post Services, installed the TitaniumZ-16 shared storage system from Small Tree to accommodate additional projects while improving project management. The affordable, Ethernet-based shared storage solution offers the team at Fancy Film greater flexibility and credibility, placing the small post shop on a level playing field with bigger facilities for future business opportunities.
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Hawthorne Direct CEO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro Named "Female CEO of the Year" by the CEO World Awards
News: Hawthorne Direct CEO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro Named "Female CEO of the Year" by the CEO World AwardsHawthorne Direct, an analytics and technology driven accountable brand advertising agency, has announced that its CEO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro has been named “2015 Female CEO of the Year in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations” by the CEO World Awards.
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Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer Powerhouse
News: Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer PowerhouseStrategic acquisition merges leading visual effects software developer with Academy Award-winning creator of motion tracking and rotoscoping tools
Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools.
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Colleen. Signs Cinematographer Dannel Escallon for Exclusive Commercial Representation
News: Colleen. Signs Cinematographer Dannel Escallon for Exclusive Commercial Representationcolleen., a modern management company founded by agent, coach and business development consultant Colleen Dolan Vinetz, has signed cinematographer Dannel Escallon to the agency’s roster for exclusive commercial representation.
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SPLICE® Expands Creative Team; Welcomes VFX Supervisor Andrew Sagar
News: SPLICE® Expands Creative Team; Welcomes VFX Supervisor Andrew SagarCreative studio SPLICE® continues to expand its visual effects team by welcoming VFX Supervisor Andrew Sagar to the company. Last month, SPLICE® celebrated the launch of the newest season of the original documentary series “AMERICA UNEARTHED,” which features visual effects by SPLICE. Created and produced by Committee Films, “AMERICA UNEARTHED” has become the #1 series of all time for The History Channel’s H2. Sagar is collaborating on the new series and other projects for SPLICE. Sagar’s talent expands the visual effects capacity of SPLICE, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive Producer
News: Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive ProducerDave Wilson, Kevin Margo and Jerome Denjean to Bolster Internal Leadership in New Roles
Greg Talmage has joined animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio as Executive Producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in creative services, Talmage comes to Blur from Iron Claw, an Emmy Award®-winning production company that he co-founded in 2008. Talmage will help guide the studio's continued growth in games, commercials, VFX and film projects, and drive opportunities for Blur's emerging pool of directors.
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BaseCamp Entertainment Signs Director Carlos Perez
News: BaseCamp Entertainment Signs Director Carlos PerezAcclaimed Multidisciplinary Creative Director Positions the Production
New York-based production company BaseCamp Entertainment is pleased to welcome multidisciplinary creative Carlos Perez to its directorial roster. With more than 17 years of experience transforming brands, Perez positions the company for continued growth in the U.S. Hispanic market producing high-end commercials and branded content. Perez is also the founder of Elastic People, a Miami-based design agency specializing in integrated branding campaigns for global brands and celebrities.
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NuContext Partners With Emmy Award-Winning Creative Director Kenny Rhodes; Launches New EPK Division
News: NuContext Partners With Emmy Award-Winning Creative Director Kenny Rhodes; Launches New EPK DivisionAfter a year of significant expansion including the opening of a New York office and the acquisition of a digital agency, NuContext Creative has expanded again. Led by company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext Creative is partnering with Emmy Award-winning Creative Director/Writer/Director Kenny Rhodes on a brand-new EPK division.
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Blur Cinematics for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Anniversary Release
News: Blur Cinematics for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Anniversary Release“Halo 2: Anniversary” Cinematics Reimagined to Immerse Fans Into Critically Acclaimed Story and Complement Re-mastered Gameplay from Developer 343 Industries
Blur Studio worked closely with 343 Industries to revitalize and retell some of the most iconic moments from the venerable "Halo" franchise for the anniversary release of "Halo: The Master Chief Collection."“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” offers the complete story of “Halo’s” legendary hero, the Master Chief, for the first time on one console, and Blur was brought in to refresh over forty characters and almost an hour’s worth of cinematic sequences from “Halo 2: Anniversary.”
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ShootersINC Rebrands As Alkemy X
News: ShootersINC Rebrands As Alkemy XCommercial, Network Promo, Original Content, Branded Entertainment & VFX Production Company Positions Itself For Integrated Future
ShootersINC has re-named and re-branded as Alkemy X; positioning the Commercial, Network Promo, Original Content, Branded Entertainment and VFX production company for its integrated future. All divisions of ShootersINC including ShootersTV, ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK fold into its new brand name: Alkemy X. The company has also expanded its space in New York and added a series of new talents including Vice President, Development for Content Don Sikorski, Executive Producer Susie Shuttleworth, Creative Director Bex Schwartz, and 3D Visual Effects Supervisor Dave Zeevalk.
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History® Partners With The University of Oklahoma to Offer The First TV Network-Branded Online Course for College Credit
HISTORY® Announces a Unique, Multimedia-Enhanced Course "United States, 1865 to the Present", Taught by Scholar-in-Residence at HISTORY® and University of Oklahoma Professor Steve Gillon, Which Will Be Available For Transferable College Credit or as a Non-Credit Version for Life Learners
A+E Network®'s HISTORY® Channel will partner with the University of Oklahoma to offer the very first TV Network-branded online course for transferable college credit or for the lifelong learner. HISTORY® Channel's United States, 1865 to the Present course enrollment will launch on October 28 at History.com/courses and will be taught by award winning teacher, OU professor, and renowned historian Steve Gillon. The announcement was made today by Dan Suratt, EVP, Digital Media, A+E Networks and University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren.
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The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, Dolby Laboratories Make Donations to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
In Recognition of the Society's Centennial Celebration, SMPTE Next Century Fund Will Support Next-Generation Standards, Membership, and Education Programs
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, and Dolby Laboratories have made contributions totaling $1 million to the SMPTE Centennial Celebration Campaign's Next Century Fund. These gifts, formally recognized today at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, are the largest financial commitments in the Society's history.
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Emerging Cinematographer Judy Irola Wins Nat Tiffen Award 2014 for Excellence in Cinematography Education
News: Emerging Cinematographer Judy Irola Wins Nat Tiffen Award 2014 for Excellence in Cinematography EducationPresented by the International Cinematographers Guild, professor and department chair at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts is honored for excellence in cinematography education
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, congratulates Judy Irola, professor and Conrad Hall Chair of Cinematography at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, who is the honored recipient of this year’s Nat Tiffen Award for Excellence in Cinematography Education. The award was presented as a part of the International Cinematographers Guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
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Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver Office
News: Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver OfficeEncore Senior Colorist Thor Roos is now Vice President of Business Strategy for the post production and VFX company’s Vancouver office, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Production Designers Into Hall of Fame at 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Jan. 31
News: Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Production Designers Into Hall of Fame at 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Jan. 31Three legendary Production Designers – John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler – will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame at the Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2015, as announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.
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News: Actor/Comedian Patton Oswalt Returns for 4th Time as Host of the 13th Annual VES Awards
Audience Favorite Returns for Fourth Hosting Gig
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced that award-winning actor/comedian/author Patton Oswalt will serve as host of the 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This marks Oswalt’s fourth engagement as host of the prestigious annual celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation.
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Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign
News: Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign“Inside the Trap” and “Trapping Kaos” Highlight Latest Installment of Activision’s Popular, Award-Winning Skylanders® Franchise
The characters and world of Skylanders received the Blur Studio treatment in two new :30 commercials produced by critically-acclaimed ad agency 72andSunny for Activision. With CG sequences helmed by Blur's Oscar-nominated director Jeff Fowler, "Inside the Trap" and "Trapping Kaos" feature an exciting new visual scope to bring Blur's special brand of high-octane storytelling to the imaginative world of Skylanders.
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DaVinci Resolve Used to Grade Fall's Most Anticipated Television Shows
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve is being used to color grade an exciting lineup of America’s brand new and returning hit fall television shows. 13 of the most anticipated series on top primetime and cable networks are using DaVinci Resolve for color correction.
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Trilogy Provides Comms Links for Scottish Referendum
News: Trilogy Provides Comms Links for Scottish ReferendumTwo days after the close of IBC 2014, eligible residents of Scotland went to local polling stations to answer one question, “Should Scotland be an independent country?"
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Pixel Power Charts the Scottish Decision
News: Pixel Power Charts the Scottish DecisionPixel Power provides design services as well as data integration for STV’s coverage of the independence referendum
Scotland’s constitutional referendum on 18 September 2014 ended up too close to call in advance. Charting the results as they came in were specially created graphics from Pixel Power, linked directly to the database and controlled by the presenters using a dedicated tablet app.
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Roger Refreshes ABC’s “The View” for Season 18
News: Roger Refreshes ABC’s “The View” for Season 18Creative Studio Updates Graphics to Match Updated Lineup for Daytime Favorite
When ABC daytime staple “The View” underwent major transformations for the first time in 17 years, with its cast, studio and set all being updated for the season 18 premiere, they wanted a refreshed look to usher in the new era. So, they brought on mixed-media production studio Roger to create a new logo, promo package and in-show graphics that captured the updated show’s more open and inviting tone.
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Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive Owen
News: Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive OwenFor the critically acclaimed Cinemax series, “The Knick,” helmed by Academy Award-winning and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Side Effects,” HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") and starring Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men,” HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Phosphene, the lead VFX house, created effects that ranged from complex character augmentation to detailed period set extensions, medical enhancements and period anachronisms.
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Mistresses Has a Love Affair with DPA Microphones
News: Mistresses Has a Love Affair with DPA MicrophonesCompany’s d:dicate™ 4017 Shotgun and d:screet™ 4071 Miniatures prove to be the ultimate dialogue miking solutions for primetime soap
ABC’s Mistresses is a primetime soap opera starring Alyssa Milano that is based on the lives of four girlfriends living in Hollywood who are involved in an array of illicit and complex relationships, but it is the show’s miking solution that is far from complicated. A longtime DPA Microphones user, Sound Mixer Joe Michalski relies on the company’s d:dicate™ 4017 Shotgun Mic in conjunction with several d:screet™ 4071 Omnidirectional Miniature Mics to achieve a pristine sound that requires almost no editing in post.
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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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Trilogy’s Gemini Intercom Linked to Stagebox
Stand 10.A29 – Trilogy Communications, a leading voice in intercom systems, has announced that it will demonstrate its Gemini IP intercom system working seamlessly with BBC R&D’s camera-mounted Stagebox device, which enables programme makers to link multiple cameras, and move HD content over a standard IP network, on EBU Stand 10.F20 during IBC 2014.
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