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NAB News: FilmLight strengthens collaborative colour pipeline
Camera-to-screen collaboration propelled even further with Baselight and BLG
At NAB 2015, FilmLight will demonstrate a total step change in the speed and versatility with which colour graded media can be produced, shared and changed - inexpensively - at every stage of the production-post process. Underlining the need for co-operation to deliver the creative colour pipeline, FilmLight will be represented on eight partner booths at NAB2015, and a key partner will also be present on the FilmLight booth, SL6830.
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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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SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in Halifax
News: SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in HalifaxSIM Digital, Canada’s leading rental house for cameras and other equipment for motion picture and television production, has relocated its office in Halifax. The new location, on Thornhill Drive in Dartmouth, is in the same facility that houses its affiliate, PS Production Services, a supplier of lighting and grip equipment. The new SIM Digital Halifax features expanded client preparation and warehouse space. Clients will also enjoy the convenience of taking care of their camera, lighting and post production needs from one site. With film and television production growing rapidly in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, SIM Digital had outgrown its original location. “Demand has risen significantly,” said General Manager Jeff Wheaton, noting that SIM Digital is the only company in the region that offers professional grade camera rentals, camera repairs and DMT services. “We’re now able to better serve our clients.”
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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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PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"
News: PS Production Services Lights Up "Fifty Shades of Grey"PS Production Services, a SIM Group company, provided lighting and grip equipment to the production of the new film Fifty Shades of Grey from director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Universal Pictures. The lighting and grip package included more than 100 fixtures supplied through PS’s facility in Vancouver.
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The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in Toronto
News: The SIM Group to Hold Annual Technology Showcase January 29th in TorontoThe SIM Group will host leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, lighting, post production gear and workflow systems at the 10th Annual SIM Technology Showcase slated for January 29th in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
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"Game of Thrones" Colorist Joe Finley Joins Chainsaw
News: "Game of Thrones" Colorist Joe Finley Joins ChainsawAward-winning colorist Joe Finley, whose credits include the HBO series Game of Thrones, has joined Chainsaw, a division of The SIM Group. A veteran with more than 20 years of experience in features and episodic television, Finley will work out of a DI theater at Chainsaw’s Hollywood facility, newly equipped with a state-of-the-art Da Vinci Resolve grading system. He is currently grading the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
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11th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners
The LA 3-D Club is pleased to announce the winners of The 11th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-14th, 2014, at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles.
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Chainsaw Builds on a Legacy of Excellence in Servicing Awards Shows
News: Chainsaw Builds on a Legacy of Excellence in Servicing Awards ShowsHollywood post facility provides editorial and other services for some of the most popular awards shows on TV, including the Academy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors and the Golden Globes.
The arrival of the New Year marks the start of Awards Season in Hollywood as various groups and organizations gear up to honor the best achievements of the previous year. It’s a busy time for many companies in the industry, from caterers and fashion designers to talent agencies and publicity firms. Among those most caught up in the frenzy is Chainsaw. The post production facility, a division of The SIM Group, provides creative editorial and other post production services for many of the season’s most popular awards shows, including the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
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SIM Group Acquires Toronto's Pixel Underground
News: SIM Group Acquires Toronto's Pixel UndergroundLatest expansion enables the company to deliver state-of-the-art post production services to Canadian, U.S. and European producers through Toronto facility.
Continuing its rapid expansion, the SIM Group has acquired Toronto post-production facility Pixel Underground and its associated companies FINI Films and stationEX. The move gives SIM Group the ability to deliver complete post production and media distribution services in the Toronto market; Pixel Underground is one of Ontario’s leading providers of post-production services for television including for such shows as Mayday , Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (Discovery), Nowhere to Hide (Investigation Discovery US) , Food Truck Face Off (Food Network) and American Pickers (History).
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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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2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
News: 2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners AnnouncedHollywood Post Alliance Gala Shines Brightly as Leaders and Innovators in Post Production are Recognized
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SIM Digital Founder Rob Sim Presented with DGC's Honorary Life Membership Award
News: SIM Digital Founder Rob Sim Presented with DGC's Honorary Life Membership AwardSIM Group Founder Rob Sim Presented with DGC's Honorary Life Membership Award
The Directors Guild of Canada presented its 2014 DGC Honorary Life Member Award to SIM Group President and CEO Rob Sim at the annual DGC Awards Gala in Toronto. The award is presented each year to an individual, member or non-member, whose outstanding contribution to the industry has had a major beneficial impact on the Guild and Guild members.
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Suzanne Lezotte Joins The SIM Group as Director of Marketing
News: Suzanne Lezotte Joins The SIM Group as Director of MarketingIndustry veteran will lead marketing and communications for SIM Digital, PS Production Services, Bling Digital and Chainsaw.
The SIM Group today announces the appointment of Suzanne Lezotte as Director of Marketing. In this position, Lezotte will take the lead in creating a streamlined marketing solution for the company’s divisions, which include SIM Digital, PS Production Services, Bling Digital and Chainsaw.
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SIM Digital Promotes Eleanor O’Connor to President, PS Lighting & Grip Division
News: SIM Digital Promotes Eleanor O’Connor to President, PS Lighting & Grip DivisionWill Oversee Lighting and Grip Operations Worldwide for the Fast-Growing Supplier of Film and Television Equipment and Services.
The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, today announces the promotion of Eleanor O’Connor to the newly-created post of President, PS Lighting & Grip Division. She will manage all lighting and grip operations for all SIM locations, which include offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Beijing.
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The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s Chainsaw
News: The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s ChainsawLeading North American Supplier of Production Technology Expands its Post-Production Footprint.
The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood’s most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as "The Academy Awards" and "American Idol." The merger is expected to close next month.
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Christie Unveils World’s First Commercial High-Brightness Laser Projection System In Shanhai
News: Christie Unveils World’s First Commercial High-Brightness Laser Projection System In ShanhaiChristie®, the industry-preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, today announced the unveiling of the world’s first commercial pure laser projection system installed at the prestigious Shanghai Film Art Center on June 13, 2014.
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Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®
News: Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was behind-the-scenes for this year’s 86th Academy Awards® telecast providing the star-studded event with its latest asset management solutions. Pronology’s user-friendly interface provided the production staff with an unprecedented level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of a show of this magnitude.
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Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John Persichetti
News: Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John PersichettiIndependent post-production facility forges strategic alliance with on-set dailies specialist Creative Science to provide turnkey post-production solutions for feature films.
Continuing to build its post production services for feature films, Chainsaw has hired John Persichetti as Senior DI Colorist. Persichetti brings more than 20 years of experience as a feature film colorist, most recently at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. His credits there included "This Is the End," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "21 Jump Street" and "Hotel Transylvania." At Chainsaw, Persichetti will operate out of the company’s new, 4K digital intermediate theater. His first project will be "A Haunted House 2" for Wayan Bros. Entertainment.
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The HPA Announces the 2013 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® announced the 2013 recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production earlier this month, during a special on-line press event. These prestigious awards recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that is helping to drive the post industry forward. The nominees in the craft categories were also announced.
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Hollywood’s Chainsaw Launches Feature Film Division
News: Hollywood’s Chainsaw Launches Feature Film DivisionIndependent post-production facility unveils new 4K DI theater, adds Annalise Kurinsky as Director of Feature Services, DI Colorist Doug Delaney and Finishing Editor John Pehlke.
Chainsaw, the boutique Hollywood post production facility with credits ranging from American Idol to the Academy Awards, has launched a new division focused on post-production services for features. The company has built an all-new 4K digital intermediate theater at its facility on Orange in Hollywood and brought on a colorist-editor-producer team with lengthy experience in preparing films for digital cinema, film theatrical, broadcast and home entertainment release. The new division will target both studio and independent features.
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Ron Schwartz Promoted To President And General Manager, Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales & Distribution
Company's Home Entertainment Business Continuing To Build Momentum Following Record Year
Ron Schwartz, a 20-year veteran of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and its predecessor companies, has been promoted to President and General Manager of Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales and Distribution, the Company announced today.
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Light Iron Opens New York Office
Visionary L.A. Company Acquires OFFHOLLYWOOD’s Post Production Operations
Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – has expanded into the New York market, acquiring all post-production facilities and resources of OFFHOLLYWOOD, located in the Soho district of Manhattan. Terms of the transaction remain confidential.
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The 7th Annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
Post Production Gala Brings Recognition to Innovation and Artistry
In a gala celebration last night, winners of the 2012 HPA® Awards were recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in helping create the features, programs, spots, and entertainment seen around the world. The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - presented the 7th Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. Industry professionals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards including Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, and the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, which had been announced earlier.
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7th Annual HPA Awards Gala Ticket Sales Open
News: 7th Annual HPA Awards Gala Ticket Sales OpenCompelling, Community Centric Evening Celebrates Post Production Excellence
Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has announced that ticket sales are now open for the 2012 HPA Awards Show. Conceived to recognize the achievements of those individuals who work behind the scenes, with ingenuity and creativity, to create motion pictures, commercials and television programming, the HPA Awards launch Hollywood's awards season, which culminates in the Oscars. The gala event unfolds on the evening of November 1st at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
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Modus Operandi Named Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed® III Digital Agency; Goes “Inside Assassin’s Creed III”
News: Modus Operandi Named Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed® III Digital Agency; Goes “Inside Assassin’s Creed III”Ubisoft and digital agency Modus Operandi have joined forces to create a multi-pronged engagement for the launch of Ubisoft’s revolutionary title Assassin’s Creed® III. The campaign aims to excite the title’s massive fan base and expand the property’s reach to new audiences, especially those captivated by the game’s setting: the American Revolution.
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Chainsaw Launches New Editorial Facility
News: Chainsaw Launches New Editorial Facility10,000 square foot Hollywood facility includes 25 editorial suites.
Chainsaw a leading independent post production company servicing American Idol, the Academy Awards and many other television productions, has opened a second, state-of-the-art editorial facility in Hollywood. The new 10,000 square foot facility, located on Santa Monica Boulevard near North Sycamore Avenue, two blocks from the main Chainsaw building, features 25 rooms that can function either as editorial suites or production office space and is designed to accommodate episodic and long-form television productions.
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Therapy Stands Up To Cancer With A Message Of Survival
L.A.-based editorial house Therapy Studios editor Kristin McCasey and director Matt Ogens craft a heartfelt story of survival in a 4-minute video airing during the telethon for cancer awareness and research initiative, Stand Up To Cancer for Tenth Planet Productions. The telethon began in 2008 and has since raised over $180 million through celebrity and media support. The telethon will feature celebrity heavy-hitters Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vagara, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Samuel L. Jackson and event executive producer Gwyneth Paltrow, to name a few. The event aired commercial-free on September 7th from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, HBO and more than a dozen other cable channels.
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The Hit House Relocates and Signs Composer Danail Getz
News: The Hit House Relocates and Signs Composer Danail GetzThe Hit House, a premier, custom music and sound design company acclaimed across the feature film, trailer, television, and advertising industries, has relocated to new studios in South Torrance, CA. The company’s new address is 4611 Milne Drive, South Torrance, CA 90505.
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Hammer Creative “Confronts Death” By Producing New Promotional Campaign For THQs Darksiders II -- Cinematic, Live Action Trailer, Conceived & Produced By Hammer, Features “Game Of Thrones” Star James Cosmo
News: Hammer Creative “Confronts Death” By Producing New Promotional Campaign For THQs Darksiders II -- Cinematic, Live Action Trailer, Conceived & Produced By Hammer, Features “Game Of Thrones” Star James CosmoHammer Creative, a Videogame Creative Agency specializing in all aspects of A/V, has conceived, produced, edited, and provided post production for a new, four trailer marketing campaign promoting client THQ’s new Darksiders II videogame. The announcement was made by Hammer Creative’s Executive Creative Director Scott Hayman.
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Chainsaw Applies Its Comedic Touch to “The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen”
News: Chainsaw Applies Its Comedic Touch to “The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen”Chainsaw recently provided post production services for "The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen", a comedy special that attracted 6.4 million viewers, a record for the long-running series. Executive produced by Joel Gallen and Mark Burg, and Co-Executive Produced by Rick Austin, the show was recorded before a live audience at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. and featured appearances by Seth MacFarlane (as host), Jon Lovitz, Jeff Ross, William Shatner, Mike Tyson, Slash and others.
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Chainsaw Editors Win Emmy for HBO’s “Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour”
News: Chainsaw Editors Win Emmy for HBO’s “Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour”Editors Michael Polito, Bill DeRonde and Kevin O’Dea of Chainsaw, Hollywood, have won an Emmy Award for their work on the HBO music special 'Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden". The award came for Outstanding Picture Editing For A Special (Single Or Multi-Camera) and was shared with editor Katie Hetland.
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Soundelux Design Music Group Supplies “Chilling” Sound Design for New Xbox Thriller “Alan Wake”
Soundelux Design Music Group indulged its dark side in providing sound design services for “Alan Wake,” Remedy Entertainment’s groundbreaking video game thriller, newly-released by Microsoft Game Studios for xBox 360.
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Beast Austin Hires Senior Editor Ariel Quintans and Smoke Artist Jim Reed
Full-service editorial facility adds finishing room; partners with Company 3 to provide Virtual Telecine services
Beast, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, announced the expansion of its Austin location with the addition of a Smoke room for finishing projects and the hire of two major talents: senior editor Ariel Quintans and Smoke artist Jim Reed. In addition, Beast Austin has partnered with sister company Company 3 to provide virtual telecine services.
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A Small Act,’ Shot With AG-HVX200 P2 HD Handheld, Screens In U.S. Documentary Competition At 2010 Sundance Film Festival
HBO To Broadcast Documentary in Summer 2010
"A Small Act", premiering in U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance 2010, tells the inspirational story of an impoverished boy in Kenya, Chris Mburu, whose life was dramatically changed when an anonymous Swedish woman sponsored his primary education.
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News: Genarts Releases Sapphire Plug-Ins Version 2 For Avid Products
Available immediately, version 2 features many new effects and improved functionality
GenArts Inc., a leading provider of visual effects plug-ins for the film, broadcast and video industries, today announced the immediate availability of Sapphire Plug-ins version 2 for Avid® editing systems. With 46 new effects and a wide array of new features, Sapphire 2 delivers the next evolution of industry-standard visual effects for Avid users. This release includes a variety of enhancements for users, such as single click application of effects to a title or key, background and mask inputs, 2D moves built into the plug-ins, and a versatile new FilmDamage effect.
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News: Avid Systems Are Top Choice Among 2006 Academy Award Nominees
Creative professionals behind year's top films once again select Avid, Digidesign, and Softimage tools; Awards show and other Oscar programming also produced with Avid systems
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that its film, audio, and animation solutions were used by professionals to produce every film nominated in the Best Picture, Directing, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, and Animated Feature categories of the 78th Annual Academy Awards®. This year's Academy Awards also marks the sixth-consecutive year that every nominee for a Sound Editing Oscar® has used the Digidesign® Pro Tools® system. In addition, content creation teams are using Avid postproduction and broadcast solutions – such as Avid® Symphony™ Nitris® and Avid Deko® systems – to assemble sequences and create unique graphic elements for the March 5 Academy Awards show and other programs that will offer red carpet coverage.
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News: Leading Postproduction Facilities Invest in Avid Symphony Nitris
Company sees early momentum for new HD and SD editing and finishing system
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that more than 45 leading postproduction facilities and rental houses - including AlphaDogs, Inc.; A&A Post; Chainsaw; Editional Effects; FotoKem; Matchframe; Phase Three; Runway, Inc.; Towers Productions; and Wexler Video - have purchased the Avid® Symphony™ Nitris® system. Avid's newest nonlinear editing and finishing solution for HD and SD production begins shipping today - and is available through the company's worldwide reseller channel.
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