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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA AwardsCoveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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Deluxe Taps Former Google Language Services Head Derek McKellar as President, Deluxe Localization
Deluxe Taps Former Google Language Services Head Derek McKellar as President, Deluxe LocalizationMcKellar will lead recently formed division serving the fast growing global market for video localization
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has named former Google Head of Global Language Services Derek McKellar President of Deluxe Localization. He joins the Company to lead the new organization formed by Deluxe's recent acquisition of cloud-based workflow platform, Sfera (Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs) and Deluxe's thriving global localization business. The combination has given Deluxe massive global reach, proven, secure technology, and unprecedented capacity to meet the explosive worldwide demand for localized entertainment content. McKellar will join the Company in December, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
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Deluxe Acquires Sfera: Adds Cloud Platform to Propel Deluxe Localization to Top of Fast-Growing Global Content Industry
Deluxe Acquires Sfera: Adds Cloud Platform to Propel Deluxe Localization to Top of Fast-Growing Global Content IndustryNew division to be led by Former Google Head of Global Language Services Derek McKellar
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), solving creative and technology challenges for content creators and distributors for 100+ years, has acquired Sfera (Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs), a global, cloud based localization platform and distributed services firm. Adding Sfera's proven technology to Deluxe's worldwide reach, relationships, and industry knowledge positions Deluxe Localization -- a newly-formed division of the company, as the leader in media services capable of helping providers meet the unprecedented worldwide demand for entertainment content in a market where localization capacity is limited and technology is largely unproven.
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Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM
Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILMLongtime VP promoted to Managing Director to lead digital color, finishing, and location services for feature films, episodics, and trailers.
Deluxe announced today that Al Cleland has been named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM, leading digital color, finishing, and location services for the iconic creative company servicing feature films, episodics and trailers. Having built and led EFILM’s thriving trailers business as VP over the past eight years, Cleland will continue EFILM’s decades-long leadership in pioneering technologies, techniques and workflows that keep its clients on the forefront of creativity and efficiency.
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Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater Horizon
Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater HorizonOn April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon from Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever. Deluxe's IIloura was tapped to heighten realism in many of the film's high action sequences, adding digital mud, fire and smoke. To ensure continuity across shots and deliver industry leading visual effects, the Iloura team, led by VFX Supervisor Jason Billington, collaborated closely with lead vendor ILM (Disney's Industrial Light & Magic) and VFX Supervisor Craig Hammack.
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MMC Brainville Technology Park Capitalizes on PipelineFX’s Qube!
MMC Brainville Technology Park Capitalizes on PipelineFX’s Qube!Polish Multimedia and IT Tech Location Takes Advantage of Proven Rendering Solution for Visual Effects, Animation and Video Editing Companies
Today, PipelineFX announces the adoption of Qube! at MMC Brainville, one of Poland’s most advanced technology parks. The production render farm manager now currently prioritizes the workloads of 30 companies producing visual effects, animation and video edits for regional and global customers. This is Qube!’s second major deployment in a global tech park following the Jiangye announcement in 2015.
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Deluxe Taps Former Technicolor & SDI Media Exec Walter Schonfeld to Lead Worldwide Digital Cinema Operations
Deluxe Taps Former Technicolor & SDI Media Exec Walter Schonfeld to Lead Worldwide Digital Cinema OperationsWalter Schonfeld has joined Deluxe as President, Digital Cinema Global Operations
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that Walter Schonfeld, the former CEO of SDI Media Group and former President of Technicolor Entertainment Services, has joined the company as President, Digital Cinema Global Operations. Schonfeld brings decades of industry experience and a track record of implementing technology to transform client services to this new role driving worldwide operations for Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema (DTDC).
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Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards NomineesCreative nominations announced for editing, sound, visual effects and color grading
The Hollywood Professional Association® (HPA) today announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards. Considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, the HPA Awards honor creative achievement and artistic excellence.
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Deluxe's Beast NY Adds Editor Dan Maloney
Deluxe's Beast NY Adds Editor Dan MaloneyMaloney has earned an AICE Award for his Tide work and being named an emerging talent by Boards Magazine.
Deluxe creative editorial company Beast has added seasoned editor Dan Maloney to the talent roster of its New York facility. Maloney’s editorial experience spans over 16 years and includes a strong background in cutting comedy and documentary projects, with recent work for Gillette, ZocDoc, and Audi.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst from Deluxe’s Iloura Honored for “Battle of the Bastards” Work
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series' best episodes to date, the Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe's Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored as part of the visual effects team that included Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Sam Conway, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Matthew Roleau and Michelle Blok.
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VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES Summit
VES Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr Keynote Speaker at 2016 VES SummitVisual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Producer and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Peter Loehr, acclaimed producer and CEO of Legendry Pictures’ China joint venture, Legendary East, as Keynote Speaker at its 8th annual Summit, “What is Real?” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 29th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and the VFX industry landscape in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & Method
Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & MethodDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has bolstered artistic talent and production leadership in Chicago with several new hires and promotions across Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios teams co-located in its Michigan Avenue facility to meet the growing demand for its services – particularly in the area of top-quality, visual-effects-focused advertising content. Seasoned VFX producer Matthew Engel joins the Chicago team from Method Studios’ New York facility, along with newly-hired designers Matt Fultz and Tobias Mattner, and Lauren Roth has been promoted to Head of Production for the overall Chicago studio across all three creative teams.
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New Portal Streamlines Star Trek Beyond Post Process
Unique Workflow Automatically Formats, Distributes Media and Metadata to Multiple VFX Houses at Previously Impossible Speeds
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) announces that its post/VFX workflow application, The Portal, significantly streamlined processes for filmmakers on Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot's Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin and shot by Stephen F. Windon. The Portal, a service unique to Deluxe, takes the once cumbersome process of pulling camera original material and distributing it to VFX companies from days to hours.
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Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNY
Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNYPost Factory​NY​, a SIM Group company, has appointed David Feldman as Senior Vice President for Features and Television as part of the facility’s ongoing effort to broaden and enhance its service offering. Feldman, previously Director of Feature Sales for Company 3 and Deluxe, New York, will lead sales and customer relations for newly­-expanded features and TV finishing services at Post Factory​NY. He will also liaise with other SIM Group companies to provide film and television producers with packaged services covering multiple aspects of production and post.
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Editor John Resner Joins Deluxe
Editor John Resner Joins DeluxeAward-winning editor John Resner has joined Deluxe creative editorial company Beast in New York. For the past several years, Resner has worked with agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, R/GA and Ogilvy, cutting projects for Nike, Delta, Samsung, ESPN, Gatorade, NBC Sports, Southern Comfort, Dairy Queen and Burger King. His accolades include Cannes Silver and Bronze Lions, D&AD Pencils, and many thumbs up and high fives from clients.
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PostWorks Forms Digital Cinema Unit to Serve Indie, Festival Markets
PostWorks Forms Digital Cinema Unit to Serve Indie, Festival MarketsPostWorks New York has formed a new digital film distribution service, PostWorks Digital Cinema, and hired industry veteran Greg Fornero to lead it. The new unit will work with indie film producers and distributors, international film festivals and independent DI facilities. It will provide DCP duplication, drive set rentals and sales, KDM management and broadband content delivery services.
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John Paulson Joins Deluxe to Lead Post for Features & Advertising
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that John Paulson, the former CEO of Tag Worldwide, has joined the company as President and General Manager, Features and Advertising Post Services, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. Paulson will integrate Deluxe’s operations that span picture editorial, color, post and production services for feature film and advertising/brand marketing, to streamline processes for clients worldwide. He leads Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Editpool, Rushes, and Deluxe’s post-production group in Culver City, CA, as well as its Creative New Media team, which provides marketing strategy, design and technology services to create digital products.
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Deluxe Creative Artists Contribute to 17 Productions Nominated for 68th Emmy® Awards in Key Categories
Work by Deluxe’s Iloura on Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” Receives Outstanding VFX Nomination
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) is pleased to announce that its creative teams at Company 3, Encore, Deluxe studios, Iloura, and Level 3 contributed to 17 shows nominated in key overall and related craft categories for the 68th Emmy® Awards. In particular, work by Deluxe’s Iloura visual effects group, led by VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst, was recognized with nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards” episode (the show itself received 23 nominations). Deluxe creative work also contributed to these nominated shows, series and television movies:
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PipelineFX introduces metered licensing, brings no pre-pays to cloud rendering
Per-minute Billing Supports Burst Rendering Requirements in the Cloud and In-House; Currently In Use at DHX Media and HouseSpecial
Today, PipelineFXannounces metered licensing for Qube!, a new usage-based option. Licenses are dynamically provided as needed, and billed on a per-minute basis, so customers never have to pre-pay. Only 10 cents/hour, metered licensing can be used for all Cloud and on-premise projects, giving render wranglers and IT managers supreme flexibility when planning tasks and future expenditures.
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Ed Ulbrich Joins Deluxe to Lead VFX & VR
Ed Ulbrich Joins Deluxe to Lead VFX & VRDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that former Digital Domain CEO Ed Ulbrich has joined the company as President and General Manager, Deluxe Visual Effects, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. He will lead Deluxe's Method Studios and Iloura, and unify global VFX operations to extend the scale and capabilities of services for motion pictures and advertising. Ulbrich will also drive and grow Deluxe VR, a dedicated unit leading the creation of virtual and mixed reality experiences for entertainment, communications and commerce.
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Deluxe Promotes Domenic Rom to President & GM, TV Post Services
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that 30-year television post-production industry veteran Domenic Rom has been promoted to the role of President and General Manager, Deluxe TV Post-Production Services. Rom, formerly the Managing Director of Deluxe's New York studio (Encore/Company 3/Method), will drive Deluxe's global services for television; specifically, the Encore and Level 3 branded companies. He will be based in Los Angeles, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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AICP Awards Winners Announced
AICP Awards Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp.
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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EP
Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EPDeluxe creative editorial company Beast announces that Melissa Lubin has joined the company as Executive Producer of its New York office. Bringing a decade of deep experience across all facets of production and client services for editorial, sound and graphic design, VFX and finishing, she will lead talent development, build production teams and introduce new clients to Beast’s talent and services.
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Cinegy’s software-defined television powers Deluxe MediaCloud Asia Pacific playout facility
Cinegy’s software-defined television powers Deluxe MediaCloud Asia Pacific playout facilityCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, animation and effects, today announced that Cinegy’s Air Pro platform plays a central role in Deluxe MediaCloud’s new Australian software-defined broadcast platform.
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Deluxe Launches Industry First Software-Defined TV Playout At SBS Australia
Deluxe Launches Industry First Software-Defined TV Playout At SBS AustraliaOne year after announcing their partnership, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) have successfully delivered – ahead of schedule – the first software-defined TV channel in Asia Pacific. Deluxe will showcase its software-defined playout capability and more at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SU4414.
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Google and Qube! - PFX also at NAB presenting "9 Tips for Cloud Rendering"
Mature Render Farm Management System Provides Direct Link to Google Cloud Platform for Visual Effects, Post and Broadcast Studios
Today, PipelineFX, the leader in render farm management for visual effects, announced that it has become a Google Cloud Platform(GCP) Technology Partner. Using Qube!and Google Cloud Platform, artists can now overcome the resource issues that hold studios back.
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Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and Delivery
Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and DeliveryDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that the company's multiscreen and Over-the-Top (OTT) media management and delivery platform, Deluxe OnDemand™, now provides key workflow capabilities to enable distributors and programmers to quickly and easily participate in the next wave of 4K/UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Deluxe will showcase HDR and associated workflow components at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SU4414.
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SMPTE® Details Keynotes and Program for Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Roy Taylor of AMD and Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. to Explore Technology and Strategy for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Content
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, revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled “The Race Is On!”, ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
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Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016
Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016Offers End-to-End Creative, Production, Post and Distribution Services; Global Scalability with Access to 3,000 Artists Worldwide
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has launched Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit in Los Angeles. Deluxe VR offers end-to-end production and post-production services for clients creating immersive content for entertainment, promotional, and enterprise applications. The team will showcase several VR projects and unique service capabilities at Deluxe's booth #SU4414 at NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.
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SMPTE® Details Keynotes and Program for Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Roy Taylor of AMD and Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. to Explore Technology and Strategy for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Content
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, revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled "The Race Is On!", ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
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Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCO
Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCODeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), a leader in digital creative services and multi-platform content delivery solutions, announced today that Stefan Sonnenfeld has been appointed Chief Creative Officer.
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Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins CognitionVeteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Hybrid post production facility Cognition has appointed Reid Burns as President of Post Production. With experience in executive, creative and operational roles, and a track record for spurring growth, Burns will seek to build relationships with studios, independent producers, filmmakers and the broader production community. His initial focus will be on growing the company’s digital intermediate finishing and color grading business.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Russ Robertson Joins Panavision
Russ Robertson Joins PanavisionPanavision is pleased to announce industry veteran Russ Robertson has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing in New York, effective immediately. He will be responsible for supporting productions in the region and consulting with filmmakers to supply the most advanced camera rental equipment available through the company’s wide-ranging, globally sourced inventory.
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ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointment
ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointmentZOO Digital, a leading provider of localization and digital distribution services is delighted to announce that Syed Ahmed has joined the team to focus on international business development. This opens up exciting new opportunities for customers in the Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific, as ZOO Digital becomes one of the few international providers to offer the full range of global media production and management services for the entertainment industry across those regions.
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Cutting Edge Turns Out “Powers” VFX with Two Synched Render Farms and Qube!
Australian Sites Chop Render Hours on Marvel Project with Single Submission Tools and Detailed Log Tracking
When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that came with them. Two times the resources doesn’t mean two times the efficiency, though, especially when your farms don’t talk to each other. To create that bridge, the team invested in PipelineFX’s Qube!, a render farm management tool tailored to the needs of big VFX projects.
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Deluxe Awarded Three-Year Contract For Live NFL Content Distribution by MP & Silva
Deluxe’s Innovative Broadcast Delivery Network to Distribute NFL Content Digitally to Broadcasters Throughout Europe
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. , a leader in multi-platform digital content delivery services, today announced it has been awarded a three-year digital content distribution contract by MP & Silva to deliver live NFL games to broadcasters throughout Europe. Deluxe’s innovative IP-based platform MediaCloud is a cost-effective, highly robust IP distribution network that provides a fully managed digital content exchange platform for broadcasters and content owners to share live video around the world. MediaCloud enables European broadcasters to deliver NFL games throughout the region.
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White Mark Designs A New Sound Suite At Mosfilm
White Mark Designs A New Sound Suite At MosfilmThe UK company has a long history of delivering exceptional audio facilities to prestigious Russian Clients.
Mosfilm, Russia's largest and oldest film studio complex, recently opened a new post production suite that was designed by UK acoustic consultancy White Mark Ltd.
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Nexidia Names Tim Murphy Senior Product Manager for Media & Entertainment Division
Nexidia, a leading developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, today announced it has hired Tim Murphy as a senior director of product management for the media and entertainment business unit. In this role, Murphy will lead product management for Nexidia Illuminate and Nexidia Dialogue Search, as well as future product offerings from Nexidia Media & Entertainment.
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CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards Recipients
CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards RecipientsThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced the recipients of special awards as part of the ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). These awards will be presented during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles on September 24. The 19th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 27.
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Deluxe Delivers Color Grading, Audio and Post for 19 Films at TIFF 2015; Deluxe Toronto is TIFF’s Official Post Production Home
Many of TIFF’s Most Anticipated Projects Feature Contributions From Deluxe and its Portfolio Companies Company 3, Method Studios and EFILM
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for nearly twenty of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2015) selections. Deluxe Toronto, Deluxe’s full service postproduction facility in downtown Toronto, is also the official post-production home for the Toronto International Film Festival.
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PipelineFX to Preview Qube! 6.8 at SIGGRAPH 2015
New UI Part of Demos in Booth #801; “Straight Talk on Cloud Rendering” Theme of Organized Birds of a Feather Event
At SIGGRAPH 2015, PipelineFX will give the world a sneak preview of Qube! 6.8 and its brand new UI. The Qube! UI includes two highly requested features: a new submission interface and a centralized preference management system, and can be seen in Booth #801.
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Deluxe to Offer Virtual Reality Services
Deluxe to Offer Virtual Reality ServicesFirst Project, “Neuro” for GE, Created in Partnership with Kite & Lightning Revealed atu E3 2015
Deluxe Entertainment Services Inc. (Deluxe), the world's leading digital services company, today announced a new slate of technology and services to develop content for immersive entertainment and virtual reality experiences. Coinciding with this announcement, Deluxe has recently completed work on "Neuro," developed with creative VR studio Kite & Lightning for GE, debuting today at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show Winners Announced
Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Week Base Camp. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show.
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AICP Next Awards Announced
AICP Next Awards AnnouncedThe AICP Next Awards Premiere At The NYU Skirball Center
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.7
Render Farm Management Software Adds Faster Bulk Submission, Yosemite OS X Platform Support, and Variable Controls for Submitted Jobs
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for visual effects, announced the release of Qube! 6.7, delivering more speed, stability and variable control options for professional VFX and design studios.
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PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX
PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX for Movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
For Vision Globale, creating effects for movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” could be as complex as their plots. In its work on projects like Bryan Singer's time-travelling, shapeshifting, Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, the Montreal studio uses no fewer than four separate 3D packages, plus numerous other renderers, compositing applications, simulation tools and plugins. Fortunately, Qube!, PipelineFX's powerful render farm manager, is there to bring order to the chaos.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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Beast Announces Victoria Venantini as New East Coast Rep
Beast Announces Victoria Venantini as New East Coast RepBeast, a national creative editorial company, today announced Victoria Venantini as its new east coast sales rep. Based in New York, Venantini is an independent consultant with a proven track record in advertising and production sales, having worked with top clients including Moxie Pictures, Digital Domain, RSA Films, and many more.
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Beast Adds Astrid Downs as Executive Producer
Beast Adds Astrid Downs as Executive ProducerCreative editorial company Beast has hired Executive Producer Astrid Downs to oversee projects for its Santa Monica office. Downs comes to Beast with a well-rounded background gained from working across production and post production for over a decade.
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Modern VideoFilm Welcomes Julie Currin to Film Sales Team
Modern VideoFilm Welcomes Julie Currin to Film Sales TeamModern VideoFilm, one of the largest independent suppliers of post production and digital distribution services to the film and television industry, has appointed Julie Currin as Vice President of Sales/Feature Film. Currin will lead a new effort to grow Modern’s share of the post production market for motion pictures and enhance its relationships with major studios, independent producers and filmmakers. Her background includes more than 15 years in senior sales and marketing roles, including posts with Deluxe, Laser Pacific and Technicolor.
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NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
Summit Draws Industry Experts to Discuss Current and Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Art and Science of Storytelling
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 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled "Building the Future of Storytelling," will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Go Robot! Joins Forces with Beast
Beast, a national creative editorial company, has acquired Go Robot!, an award-winning New York-based editorial boutique. Like Beast, Go Robot! is known for its impressive portfolio of commercial work, and has been a fixture in the industry for over 15 years, racking up the full spectrum of accolades from AICE, AICP, Clio, Andy and Cannes Lions, among others. As part of the acquisition, Go Robot! staff joins the team at Beast, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company – including co-founders Adam Liebowitz and Alisa Sheinberg, who now serve as Beast Senior Editor and Managing Director respectively.
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PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty Shots
PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty ShotsFamed London Architecture Firm Uses Design Discount to Add Speed and Efficiency to After Hours Render Farm
Success hasn't eluded John McAslan + Partners (winner of over 90 design awards), but like most architecture firms rendering has proven a challenge. The downtime, the man hours, the volume - all issues that were diminished after installing PipelineFX's Qube!. Now, they have the stable, artist-friendly and customizable system they needed for all those late night rendering binges.
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver Office
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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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Used on Esquire Network’s ‘Brew Dogs’
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Used on Esquire Network’s ‘Brew Dogs’Blackmagic Design today announced that three Pocket Cinema Cameras are being used to shoot footage for Esquire Network’s hit television show “Brew Dogs,” including driving scenes, food and beer photography and character hero shots. DaVinci Resolve is being used to color grade the series by Kelly Reese of Deluxe, a global leader in media and entertainment services.
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Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad Campaigns
Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad CampaignsArtists Rely on Qube! to Manage Renders on Spots like Nike’s Blockbuster Ad, “The Last Game”
When you’re responsible for Nike’s visual message to World Cup fans, the pressure is intense. Not ready in time? Then Nike just missed their shot.
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Senior Colorist Mark Wilkins Joins Encore
Senior Colorist Mark Wilkins Joins EncoreSenior Colorist Mark Wilkins is now a member of the Encore team, working out of the post production and VFX company's Hollywood location. With over 30 years in the industry, Wilkins has color graded many high-profile, award-winning shows including "Two and Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Simpsons" and "Silicon Valley," among others.
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8KShowcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of Production
Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of ProductionPost production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as Vice President, Head of Production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 4K.
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Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX Role
Encore Taps Jennifer Tellefsen for VP, VFX RolePost production and visual effects company Encore has appointed Jennifer Tellefsen (JT) as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for Encore offices worldwide. Having served as VP of Business Development, Post at the Hollywood location since 2009, JT helped Encore complete its transition to file-based workflows and will now focus on piloting the company's thriving visual effects department under SVP, VFX, Tom Kendall.
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Deluxe To Place All Motion Picture Dailies Services Under EC3 Banner
Company 3 and EFILM Dailies Operations Now EC3
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has merged motion picture dailies operations of Company 3 and EFILM into the single business unit, EC3.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VP
Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VPPost production and visual effects company Encore today announced the promotions of Jay Bodnar to SVP, Engineering; Tom Kendall to SVP, VFX; and Morgan Strauss to SVP, Operations. In new positions designed to spearhead Encore’s next phase of growth, the executive trio remains in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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"House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s Baselight
"House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s BaselightThe second series of "House of Cards," Netflix’s hugely popular political drama, was released on 14 February and made available to subscribers in 4k Ultra HD. Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, handled the show’s post production, with Lead Colourist Laura Jans-Fazio grading in uncompressed 4k at the post-production and VFX company’s Los Angeles location. To achieve the desired results, she leveraged a Baselight TWO system and Blackboard control surface.
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Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”London and Los Angeles Facilities Deliver On-Site Dailies Through Finishing
Heroic agent Jack Bauer is back in Fox's series event "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY," with on-site dailies and post production services for all 12 episodes being completed by Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow, then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
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Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, Sales
Encore Promotes Robert Glass to SVP, Sales Worldwide; Brings Augie Melendez on Board as VP, SalesPost production and visual effects company Encore has named Robert Glass Senior Vice President, Sales Worldwide and hired Augie Melendez as Vice President, Sales. Longtime industry veterans, both executives serve to anchor leadership within the growing company out of Encore's Los Angeles headquarters.
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chairman of this year’s Show was Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The NYU Skirball Center
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The NYU Skirball Center in New York City. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA, and the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. Gerry Graf, Founder/Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair.
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DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
DaVinci Resolve Used by Deluxe’s EC3 for Near Set Dailies Grading on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by EC3 dailies colorist Adrian DeLude for near set dailies grading on the Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” EC3, part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group's near set dailies offering, harnesses the technology and personnel of post houses EFILM and Company 3 to create custom configured dailies solutions for feature films.
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Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide Acclaim
Next Media Animation Scaling Up Qube! In Response to Worldwide AcclaimRender Farm Management Software Helps Company Meet Topical Timelines for Internationally Famous News Clips
When a man gets attacked by a bear or the mayor of Toronto starts giving in to drugs, who you going to call? Next Media Animation (NMA) if you want your breaking news to be animated, informative and hilarious.
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Digital Asset Symposium Where Multi-Industry Experts Look At The Lifecycle Of Assets From Production Through Rights Management
What: The Annual Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will address the full life cycle of the media asset – from content creation to rights management to assuring asset preservation – with speakers and case studies addressing what works in the real world.  Each part of the life cycle impacts the next and DAS is the only place where everyone is part of the conversation – content creators, post-production, systems designers, archives, asset managers – where commercial meets nonprofit and corporate meets public.
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Tickets to 2014 AICP Week Now Available AICP Week Base Camp Opens June 10th
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that tickets for 2014 AICP Week are now available. AICP Week will take place from June 10th-June 12th at various locations in New York City and will be headlined by the premieres of the 2014 AICP Next Awards, the Directors Lecture Series and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial. Miller also announced the debut of AICP Week Base Camp, which will serve as a central location for the week, featuring educational panels and discussions, as well as a meeting place and hospitality hub for those attending any of the AICP Week tent pole events. Discussion topics at Base Camp include: panels with the AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents and Integrated Campaign winners; a session with the AICP Show Curators, as well as panels on Digital Best Practices and cameras and workflow.
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Company 3 Colorist Sofie Borup Relocates To New York Facility
Company 3 Colorist Sofie Borup Relocates To New York FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced that internationally acclaimed colorist Sofie Borup has joined the growing team at Company 3 New York. Borup has been based at the Santa Monica, CA. facility since moving to the US from Denmark. Working out of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin and Mexico City, she has colored major commercials for Audi, Lexus, Volvo, Nike, Firestone, BLK DNM, RedBull and many other top-tier commercial clients. She has also brought her creative eye to a number of music videos for artists including James Blake, MGMT, Capital Cities, Aloe Blacc, Feist, 1975, David Byrne and Fever Ray. And she has colored an impressive list of feature films, including "Infinitely Polar Bear," which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.
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DAS Announces Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from a Variety of Professions
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA continues to add to an incomparable lineup of experts set to present at its acclaimed Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA. 
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Company 3 To Offer Color Services to Prague Through Arrangement with Post House, RUR
Award-winning post house Company 3, a ​Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced that it will now offer feature film and commercial productions in the Czech Republic access to its entire roster of colorists and color technology through RUR -- a leading post production company in Prague. Like the twenty-five other Company 3 "virtual outposts" throughout the world, this one will allow commercial and feature film clients working in the region the ability to collaborate in real time with any of the colorists based at Company 3's Santa Monica, New York, Atlanta or London facilities.
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Company 3 London Names John Quartel as Technical Director
Award-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced the appointment of renowned color scientist John Quartel to the position of technical director of its London location.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
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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DAS Unveils Initial Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from Real World Digital Asset Projects
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA.
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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White Mark Completes Its First Dolby® Atmos™ Theatre In The UK
White Mark Completes Its First Dolby® Atmos™ Theatre In The UKThe New Screening Room for London-Based Technology Solutions Company EIKON Group is Proving to be the Perfect Listening Environment for Atmos™ Films.
Acoustic consultancy White Mark Ltd has designed and installed a Dolby® Atmos™ screening theatre for technology solutions and servicing company the EIKON Group.
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Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard to New Position, Pipeline Supervisor
Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard  to New Position, Pipeline SupervisorEncore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, announced today that technology expert Scott Ballard has joined its rapidly-expanding VFX division as Pipeline Supervisor. Ballard is tasked with expanding the company's inter-studio pipeline across all Encore VFX facilities worldwide, ensuring its operations are also at the state-of the-art level of efficiency.
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Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK Facility
Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company, today announced that Claire McGrane is joining the London facility to lead the team. In doing so, she also joins the senior global management team for the Company 3 group.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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Chris Fagot Joins 2G Digital as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
2G Digital today announces that Chris Fagot has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Fagot arrives with broad experience in the post production, entertainment and technology industries, having spent the past three years as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Deluxe.
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Encore VFX's Stephan Fleet Selected to Speak at The Foundry's NUKE 8 global digital Launch Event
Encore, a Deluxe Creative Services company, is very excited that Executive Creative Director Stephan Fleet was selected by The Foundry, the makers of NUKE, as one of three special guest speakers who helped introduce the new version of the professional compositing software. Fleet discussed the product from the perspective of its capabilities in the hyper kinetic world of VFX for TV.
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