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FuseFX Continues to Grow Vancouver Operation; Adds Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier, Compositing Supervisor Maya Roza
FuseFX Continues to Grow Vancouver Operation; Adds Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier, Compositing Supervisor Maya RozaSenior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier has joined the creative team at the Vancouver office of FuseFX. Hillier arrives following a 15-year stint at Industrial Light & Magic, where he contributed to such blockbusters as Jurassic World, Pacific Rim, Star Trek, Transformers, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and all three titles in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. In his new role, he will supervise visual effects production for television projects including the Syfy series The Magicians and Dark Matter.
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Picturemill Creates Opening Titles Sequences for AMC
Picturemill Creates Opening Titles Sequences for AMCPicturemill, the Content and Production division of Eclipse Advertising, recently created opening sequences for two new, high profile AMC television series.
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Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client Development
Entertainment Marketing Agency Eclipse Advertising Names Leila Amirsadeghi as VP, Client DevelopmentEclipse Advertising, an award-winning, independent advertising and marketing agency is expanding its Brand Strategy and Marketing team. Concurrently, Eclipse has named Leila Amirsadeghi as Vice President, Client Development. The announcement was made today by Steve Dubb, CEO/President, Eclipse.
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The Jim Henson Company At Licensing Expo 2016
The Jim Henson Company will be returning to Licensing Expo, under the guidance of Federico San Martin, Vice President of Global Consumer Products.
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area Section Announces Inaugural Industry Summit
Forum to Feature Interactive Business Roundtables with Industry Experts
Today, the Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society, the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Karen Dufilho, Executive Producer of Google, as Keynote Speaker at its inaugural Summit, “Film & Beyond: The Changing Landscape of Entertainment.” The interactive forum on Saturday May 21st at PIXAR Animation Studios will bring together local and global experts from the fields of animation, broadcast & film, VFX, video games and new technology to explore and discuss new areas of the evolving industry and the contributions of the Bay Area digital arts community as it breaks new ground in art, education and innovative technology.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
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 Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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Pixvana Raises $6 MIL to Bring VR Video Cloud Production & Delivery Platform to Market
Company Brings Together Web Video and Hollywood Technology Experts from Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and Lucasfilm
Pixvana, a virtual reality (VR) technology startup, launched today with a $6 million investment led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and angel investors. Pixvana is developing a cloud-based technology platform that dramatically improves the immersive video viewing experience for VR and augmented reality (AR) applications across a broad set of viewing devices, and is coming to market in 2016.
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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakILM veteran will lead newly launched New York studio
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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Prism Sound’s Titan Delights Anti Motion Studios
Prism Sound’s Titan Delights Anti Motion StudiosThe Johannesburg facility's Titan Audio Interface now plays a central role in its success
Anti Motion Studios, located in the Highlands North area of Johannesburg, is owned and run by David Grevler, whose production, recording and mixing work has seen him nominated for SAMA and MK awards.
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Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound Converters
Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound ConvertersAfter upgrading to Pro Tools HDX, Sting's private facility has invested in Prism Sound’s HDX Interface Cards to ensure the longevity of its prized ADA-8 converters.
Despite a pedigree that goes back nearly 20 years, Prism Sound's ADA-8 multichannel converter has maintained its status as an outstanding piece of technology and a prized item in many top end recording facilities, including Sterling Sound, Cornell University, British Grove Studios, Lucasfilm, Sony and Walt Disney.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2015 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces nominees for the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony
Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards CeremonyThe 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 Society's top honors were conferred on Leonardo Chiariglione, George Lucas, John Logie Baird, and Ioan Allen at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Chiariglione and Lucas were given the Society's highest accolade, the status of Honorary Membership; Baird (1888-1946) was named to the Society's Honor Roll; and Allen was awarded the Progress Medal.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the 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. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Prism Sound Shows New Audio Products at IBC 2014
Prism Sound Shows New Audio Products at IBC 2014Prism Sound's Titan and Atlas Audio Interfaces will be on Show for the First Time in Europe, Along with a New Version of the Company's Popular SADiE 6 Software.
Prism Sound will be attending this year's IBC convention (8.E34) with a range of new audio products aimed at post production and broadcaster engineers.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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The Chairworks Adds To Its Prism Sound Roster
The Chairworks Adds To Its Prism Sound RosterThe Acclaimed West Yorkshire Facility has now Increased its Stock of ADA-8XR Audio Converters to Six.
Castleford-based The Chairworks, the north of England’s largest residential recording studio complex, has bought two more Prism Sound ADA-8XR multi-channel AD/DA converters to add to its growing roster of the units.
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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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Advanced Systems Group Welcomes New Additions To Engineering Team
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced the addition of Gary Schneider, Keith Pintner and Chris Sullivan to its engineering team, effective April 1. All three are veterans of Media Vision Integration (MVI), a California-based professional AV systems integrator, with extensive experience in designing and building broadcast, film, and post-production facilities, high-end boardrooms and briefing centers, and other specialized AV systems.
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Will Holland Invests in Prism Sound Titan Audio Interface
Will Holland Invests in Prism Sound Titan Audio InterfaceThis Internationally Acclaimed Musician and Producer is Installing Titan in His Studio in New York.
Globally itinerant musician and producer Will Holland is the latest high-profile buyer of Prism Sound's increasingly well-regarded Titan USB multi-track audio interface.
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Prism Sound Shows New Audio Interfaces at NAB 2014
NAB 2014 Gives This Internationally Acclaimed Company an Opportunity to Showcase its Full Range of Recording and Broadcast Products.
After an exceptionally successful 12 month trading period, which culminated in a move to larger offices in the USA, internationally acclaimed manufacturer Prism Sound will be using the NAB 2014 platform to introduce post production and broadcaster engineers to its growing family of audio interfaces.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Presents 2014 Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Star Wars creator George Lucas presented the annual MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The evening also featured a Special Tribute to sound pioneer Ray Dolby, introduced by MPSE Career Achievement winner Walter Murch.
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George Lucas to Present MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom
George Lucas to Present MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy ThomThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that George Lucas will serve as presenter of its 2014 MPSE Career Achievement Award honoring Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The presentation will occur at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony held on February 16, 2014, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles, CA.
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Bonfire Labs Adds Two Veteran Producers To Team
Stephanie Hornish & Mona Salma Join Bonfire Labs, Bringing Deep Advertising & Entertainment Production Credits
Bonfire Labs has continued its expansion of key staff, adding veteran producers Stephanie Hornish and Mona Salma. Ms. Hornish joins Bonfire Labs as Senior Producer and Ms. Salma has joined the team as a Producer. Combined, the two bring almost 30 years of experience to Bonfire's production team and world-class, award-winning talent.
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Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/Games
Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/GamesCulver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Matt Thunell as Executive Producer of their commercial and games division. With over 12 years of experience at preeminent VFX and creative studios, he has worked on projects across commercials, features, music videos, special venues and interactive media. He has collaborated with nearly every top agency including Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, mcgarrybowen, RPA, The Martin Agency, 72andSunny, Wieden + Kennedy and Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, among numerous others.
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Disney's Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Miniseries Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters
Landmark Deal Brings Marvel's Flawed Heroes of Hell's Kitchen, led by "Daredevil," to the World's Leading Internet TV Network in 2015
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event.
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Athena Studios Works with Skywalker Sound on Sound Mix for "Auntie Claus," Animation Film Project Now in Homestretch on Kickstarter
Athena Studios Works with Skywalker Sound on Sound Mix for "Auntie Claus," Animation Film Project Now in Homestretch on KickstarterAthena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in production services for film, animation, and multimedia clients, is in the home stretch with its Kickstarter campaign to raise funds toward the production of an animated film, “Auntie Claus.” The Kickstarter campaign will conclude on Thursday, Oct 17, at 5:30pm PT. The studio obtained the feature film rights to the award-winning children’s Christmas book by author Elise Primavera over the summer. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, CEO/Founder, Athena Studios.
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Disney And Christie Sign Comprehensive Technology Supply, Support And Services Agreement For Digital Cinema
The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie® to provide the latest digital cinema technologies and a variety of professional services for The Walt Disney Studios’ production, post-production, screening rooms and premieres. In addition, Christie’s Managed Services will provide Disney’s accomplished engineering team with round-the-clock support for Disney’s digital cinema facilities, supported by Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC) and Christie’s on-site preventative maintenance services.
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SMPTE Announces 2013 Honorees and Award Winners
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the 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. 24, at the SMPTE 2013 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Featured Sessions for 2013 VES Summit
Former AMPAS Presidents Forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover Expert and VFX Experts Panel on New Models for Profitability
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has announced several featured sessions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem-solving in an atmosphere akin to TED Talks. Prominent speakers sharing insights into the elements for success in the new VFX landscape will include:
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John Knoll To Keynote 2013 View Conference
John Knoll To Keynote 2013 View ConferenceIndustrial Light & Magic’s new Chief Creative Officer to highlight Italy’s largest computer graphics conference.
VIEW Conference, Italy’s largest computer graphics conference, is proud to announce that Industrial Light & Magic’s new Chief Creative Officer John Knoll is slated to be the keynote speaker at this year’s event, taking place October 15-18 in Turin, Italy. John Knoll will present ILM’s work on Guillermo del Toro’s amazing film Pacific Rim and share his knowledge with VIEW attendees.
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New Book Release: Timeline: Digital Edition 1 by John Buck Now Available For Download in iTunes Store
From horse and buggies to hyperspace.
Enriched Books Ltd has released a digital version of the highly regarded, Timeline: A History of Editing written by film editor John Buck. Timeline Digital 1 is available immediately, and exclusively, in the Apple iTunes store.
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Solid Angle's Arnold Used by ILM as its Primary Rendered on "Pacific Rim"
Solid Angle's Arnold Used by ILM as its Primary Rendered on "Pacific Rim"Solid Angle has signed a license deal with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), for its global illumination renderer, Arnold. The announcement was made by Mr. Marcos Fajardo, Founder, Solid Angle, and Mr. John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer, ILM.
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George Lucas Wins First Emmy® for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" at the 40th Anniversary Daytime Emmy® Awards
Sponsored by Red Touch Media
Red Touch Media announced George Lucas' first-ever Emmy® award win for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in the Outstanding Special Class-Animation category. The legendary creator of the" Star Wars" series was presented the award this evening by Carrie Fisher, star of his iconic films. Red Touch Media previously announced its unique partnership with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as the premiere digital content management provider for this year's Daytime Emmy® Awards and sponsor of the "Red Touch Red Carpet."
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Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic Names John Knoll Chief Creative Officer
Company continues to focus efforts on developing cutting-edge technology for filmmakers
Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today the promotion of John Knoll to Chief Creative Officer of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) effective immediately. Knoll, who joined the company in 1986, has served as a Visual Effects Supervisor since 1991. Knoll will serve alongside ILM President, Lynwen Brennan.
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Christie Signs Patrick Artiaga To Lead New Business Initiatives
20-year veteran of audio / visual / cinema worlds brings a wealth of expertise
Christie®, a world leader in visual technology displays, today announced that Patrick Artiaga has joined Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. in the new position of director, Business Development, Entertainment Solutions, reporting to Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie.
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Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as PresidentDarin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations including the company’s main base in Los Angeles along with locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Kubsch will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, President of Creative Services, Deluxe. Darin Grant has been named Chief Technology Officer of Method Studios, and will report to Kubsch.
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Athena Studios Founder Jon V. Peters Named To Board Of Directors For The Visual Effects Society’s Northern California Chapter
Athena Studios Founder Jon V. Peters Named To Board Of Directors For The Visual Effects Society’s Northern California ChapterJon V. Peters, CEO/Founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. The announcement was made by David Tanaka, VES Section Chairman, Bay Area/Northern California.
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Athena Studios Hosts Bay Area Visual Effects Society Presentation, Entitled “VFX—Keeping It Real,” By Director Of Photography Carl Miller
Athena Studios Hosts Bay Area Visual Effects Society Presentation, Entitled “VFX—Keeping It Real,” By Director Of Photography Carl MillerAthena Studios played host to a special event produced by the Bay Area Chapter of the Visual Effects Society (VES) on Saturday, Feb. 23. During the event, Visual Effects Director of Photography Carl Miller delivered a hands-on presentation entitled “VFX - Keeping it Real.” Over 45 people attended the presentation, including VFX professionals from Pixar, Tippett Studios and 32TEN Studios. David Tanaka, Bay Area/Northern California Section Chairman of the Visual Effects Society, introduced Mr. Miller.
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32TEN Studios Hosts 2012 MMTB Awards Event, And Begins Indie Film Showcase
32TEN Studios Hosts 2012 MMTB Awards Event, And Begins Indie Film ShowcaseStudio Also Upgrades Its Historic Theater with 2K/3D DLP Projector
32TEN Studios recently hosted the Movie Makers Throughout the Bay (MMTB) 2012 Annual Awards ceremony, which was held in the historic 32TEN Theater. In addition, the studio has also begun playing host to its new series of regularly held Indie Showcase Screenings, presenting a variety of independently produced films shot in and around the Bay Area.
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32TEN Studios Hosts Three New Tenants, Including Companies Working in Film, Video and Animation
32TEN Studios Hosts Three New Tenants, Including Companies Working in Film, Video and Animation32TEN Studios is now hosting three new tenants at its San Rafael site. These new tenants include companies working within the film, video and animation sectors.
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Disney Agrees to Acquire Lucasfilm LTD.
Disney Agrees to Acquire Lucasfilm LTD.Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agreed to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise.
Acquisition continues Disney's strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world's best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value.
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Northern Lights Adds Editor Alan Chimenti
Northern Lights Adds Editor Alan ChimentiNew York-based editorial house Northern Lights adds award-winning editor Alan Chimenti for east coast representation. Chimenti’s wide range of styles from VFX-heavy work to beautiful montages and comedy spots can be seen in commercial work for national brands such as Pepsi, Target, Puma, Expedia, Nike, Disney and eBay, collaborating with such top directors as Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up in the Air”), Grady Hall (Motion Theory), Randy Roberts (Curious Pictures), Matthew Cullen (Motion Theory), Drew Lightfoot (Passion Pictures) and Wayne Isham (Wondros). He has also packaged his skills in both visual effects and editorial storytelling in over 100 music videos for top artists including Green Day, Dave Matthews, Cake and No Doubt. He recently finished a project with Northern Lights and partner production boutique Bodega for Sunday Night Football/NBC Sports. Other upcoming work includes spots for GLAD, AT&T and Target.
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HELLO! Welcomes Newest Addition, Director/DP Ron Fricke
HELLO! Welcomes Newest Addition, Director/DP Ron FrickeHELLO! is pleased to announce that the talented and accomplished film maker, Los Angeles native Ron Fricke, has joined the roster at HELLO! & Company.
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After A Year Of Industry Adoption, Lucasfilm And Sony Pictures Imageworks Release ALEMBIC 1.1
After A Year Of Industry Adoption, Lucasfilm And Sony Pictures Imageworks Release ALEMBIC 1.1ALEMBIC is an open source exchange format that is becoming the industry standard for exchanging animated computer graphics between content creation software packages.
Alembic 1.1, the open source project jointly developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Lucasfilm Ltd. released its newest improvements and updates at this year’s ACM SIGGRAPH Conference.
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LOOK Effects Hires ILM Supervisor
Jeff Wozniak to Serve as Digital Effects Supervisor
LOOK Effects has named industry veteran Jeff Wozniak as Digital Effects Supervisor. After 11 years with Industrial Light & Magic as Sequence Supervisor and Senior Digital Artist, Wozniak has made the move to the east coast to work in LOOK’s New York office where he will supervise current and future feature film projects. Jeff brings extensive live-action and feature animation experience to his new position.
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"Red Tails" Delivers Monumental Maneuvers with LightWave
"Red Tails" Delivers Monumental Maneuvers with LightWaveRadical 3D pre-visualization artists tap the power of LightWave 3D to deliver impressive aerial combat motion and scene files for "Red Tails", the latest film from George Lucas
The first African-American military aviators to serve in the U.S. armed forces endured and overcame adversity, including racial segregation and discrimination, during World War II to fight in defense of freedom. Despite others’ attempts at denying them their own freedoms, the Tuskegee Airmen risk life and limb to help bring an end to what was to become the deadliest conflict in human history. These trailblazers trained and flew with distinction, achieved success in virtually all their missions, aided in the Allies in victory, and, nearly 70 years later, continue to win accolades.
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Filmworkers Grades “Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout”
Event produced by Zacuto and Kessler includes side-by-side comparisons of cameras made by Sony, Arri, Alexa, Canon and others.
Filmworkers recently took part in a unique event testing the performance of the current generation of digital motion picture cameras, from leading edge camera systems used to shoot Hollywood blockbusters to the humble iPhone. The Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout was produced by camera dealer Zacuto and crane manufacturer Kessler Cranes. Like similar events produced by Zacuto in the past, RGCSO features side-by-side tests of camera systems made by Sony, Arri, Red, Canon, Panasonic and Apple. Filmworkers provided color grading services necessary to make direct comparisons between the output of the cameras. Grading was performed by colorist Jimmy Cardenas with additional grading by colorist Brian “Crash” Carlucci.
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NVIDIA and Partners Transform Entire Content Creation Workflow at 2012 NAB Show
Creative Professionals increase their Speed, Quality and Productivity through GPU computing
Content creators ranging from 2012 Oscar winners Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. ("Rango") and Pixomondo ("Hugo") to up-and-coming independents such as Bandito Brothers ("Act of Valor", "Waiting for Lightning") and smaller creative services shops such as Dawnrunner Productions and Digital Spatula are increasing the speed, quality and productivity of their workflows through the adoption of GPU computing featuring NVIDIA® Quadro® and Tesla® GPUs.
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Prism Sound’s Orpheus FireWire Interface Breaks Into The Movie Business
Prism Sound’s Orpheus FireWire Interface Breaks Into The Movie BusinessWith a credit list that reads like a Halliwell’s Guide to the latest movies, Casey Stone is undoubtedly in demand as a film score mixer. Among the projects he has recently completed are "The Hangover", "The Hangover Part II", "Unknown", "Dear John", "The Losers", "Death at a Funeral" and "Date Night".
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Tweak's RV Streamlines Stereo 3D VFX Collaboration and Reviews for Industrial Light & Magic on 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'
Tweak Software's RV, used by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) as its image and sequence viewer of choice, helped the company streamline stereo 3D visual effects reviews on the summer blockbuster "Transformers 3". RV enabled stereo dailies review, collaborative reviews between its Singapore and San Francisco studios, and remote stereo reviews by director Michael Bay in Los Angeles.
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Prism Media Products Limited Wins A Queen’s Award For Enterprise
Prism Media Products Limited Wins A Queen’s Award For EnterpriseOn Friday, 15 July 2011, Prism Media Products Limited, whose brands include Prism Sound, SADiE and Imerge, was presented with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade. The presentation was made by Mr. Hugh Duberly, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, and took place at the company’s headquarters in Stretham. Also present were Jim Paice, MP for South East Cambridgeshire and Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council.
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Prism Media Products Limited Wins A Queen’s Award For Enterprise
Prism Media Products Limited Wins A Queen’s Award For EnterprisePrism Media Products Limited, whose brands include Prism Sound, SADiE and Imerge, is delighted to announce that it is has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.
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Digital Vision to Acquire Image Systems Creating Strengthened Product Portfolio and Market Expansion
The Board of Directors of Digital Vision (publ), listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Small Cap list, has today confirmed the acquisition of Image Systems, a major player in the fields of motion analysis and film scanning within the archive, restoration, defense and automotive industries.
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Digital Nirvana and SAN Solutions Form Strategic Technology Partnership
Archival Storage Capacity Now Extended for Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ BMS
Digital Nirvana, Inc., the California-based leading provider of media industry solutions, has partnered with SAN Solutions, Inc., the innovative customized shared storage and file system technologies company, to extend the archival storage capacity of Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS).
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SAN Solutions Introduces ArtiSAN Storage and Application Platforms at IBC2010
Built on SAN Solutions' High-End Systems but Targeted to Small Workgroup Environments, ArtiSAN Platforms Offer Attractive Blend of Price and Performance
SAN Solutions Inc., a media infrastructure company that provides storage and application platforms to the media and entertainment markets, will be debuting the company's new ArtiSAN Storage Platform and ArtiSAN Application Platform to the European market during IBC2010.
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Meyers Brings Years of Production Engineering Expertise to Band Pro
Meyers Brings Years of Production Engineering Expertise to Band ProIn a stunning turn of events, Northern California native and acknowledged production engineering expert Fred Meyers, who recently worked on George Lucas’s independent feature "Red Tails", is joining the Band Pro team.
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Smoke Artist Mike Wardner Joins RIOT Atlanta
RIOT Atlanta, a full-service creative studio working within the advertising and entertainment industries, announced today that it has added Smoke artist Mike Wardner to its talent roster.
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SAN Solutions' Video Production SAN Supports Streamlined, File-Based Production Workflow for 'Saturday Night Live'
Broadway Video Entertainment Boosts Efficiency, Reduces Time to Delivery to Maximize Value and Quality of Topical Sketch Comedy Content for Secondary Markets
SAN Solutions, a leading architect of enterprise-class network storage infrastructures for the media and entertainment markets, today announced that its Video Production SAN is being used to support production of "Saturday Night Live."
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SIGGRAPH 2009 Adds New Focus on Music & Audio
SIGGRAPH is known worldwide for showcasing some of the most innovative and groundbreaking visual and interactive content. This year, an added focus will highlight music and audio in their significant relationship with computer graphics and interactive techniques.
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SAN Solutions Supports Fast, Flexible Tapeless Workflow at Florida State University Film School
SAN Solutions Video/Audio Production SAN Provides Reliable, Scalable Foundation for Creation and Delivery of Award-Winning Student Productions
SAN Solutions, a leading architect of enterprise-class network storage infrastructures for the media and entertainment markets, today announced that the College of Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts at Florida State University (the Film School) is using a SAN Solutions Video/Audio Production SAN to support student projects.
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Industrial Light & Magic Purchases Site Licence Of Nuke
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry, today announced that Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Lucasfilm Ltd’s multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects studio, has purchased a site licence of Nuke to complement its in-house pipeline.
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GenArts Expands Relationship With Lucasfilm To Advance Visual Effects Across A Diverse Range Of Entertainment Media
Companies work together to provide artists with advanced compositing tools to drive cinematic-quality effects across film, animation and games
GenArts Inc., the leading provider of specialized digital visual effects plug-in software for the film and television industries, announced today an agreement that broadens its long-standing relationship with Lucasfilm, the world’s leading film, visual effects and entertainment company.
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Westlake Village Studios Selects SAN Solutions' High-End Video Production SAN for Heart of HD Operations
State-of-the-Art HD Facility Achieves Flexible, Efficient, High-Volume Media Access With SAN Solutions' Centralized Real-Time Storage Infrastructure
SAN Solutions, a leading architect of enterprise-class network storage infrastructures for the media and entertainment markets, today announced that its Video Production SAN is being used at Westlake Village Studios to provide a truly centralized real-time storage and networking infrastructure.
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Codex Digital Debuts New Transfer Station At NAB 2009
Complete portable recording and dailies transfer system eradicates tape workflow roadblocks
Codex Digital, specialist in high-resolution media recording systems, arrives at NAB 2009 in an upbeat mood, with its media recording products ensconced on a variety of flagship broadcast and motion picture productions, and a new product combination launching that could spell the end of tape-based acquisition.
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Codex Digital Aims to Eradicate Tape 'Workflow Roadblocks'
Codex Digital Aims to Eradicate Tape 'Workflow Roadblocks'Codex Digital will be c/o BandPro #C10408 at NAB 2009
Codex Digital arrives at NAB 2009 in an upbeat mood, with its media recording products ensconced on a variety of flagship broadcast and motion picture productions, and a new product combination launching that could spell the end of tape-based acquisition.
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Tweak Software Hires Alan Trombla as Director of Product Development
Tweak Software, developers of RV, the image and sequence viewer for animation and visual effects, announced today the hire of visual effects industry veteran Alan Trombla. Trombla, who has worked at all levels of visual effects and digital animation production from writing software and managing large engineering teams to lighting shots and leading CG productions, joins Tweak Software as Director of Product Development.
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Autodesk Exhibits at Asia's Largest Computer Graphics Event Ever-SIGGRAPH Asia 2008
Autodesk, Inc. will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH Asia conference and exhibition, held in Singapore, Dec. 10 - 13, 2008. The inaugural conference is expected to be the region's largest computer graphics event.
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EditGroove UserMatic is now Shipping - for Final Cut Pro
At last, versatile, affordable & robust User Preferences for FCP!
EditGroove Software is proud to announce that UserMatic™ is now shipping.
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Autodesk Maya Software Serves as Animation Platform for New Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated Feature Film and TV Series
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Lucasfilm Animation are using Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ADSK) Autodesk Maya software to create the upcoming television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, just as they did to create the feature-length animated film that is now in theaters.
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Tweak Software's RV Adopted by Lucasfilm Ltd.
Industrial Light & Magic , Lucasfilm Animation, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore B.V. and LucasArts Standardize on RV Playback Software
(San Francisco, California--July 30, 2008) Tweak Software, developers of RV, the image and sequence viewer for animation and visual effects, announced today that Lucasfilm Ltd. has selected RV as its playback tool of choice.
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Pixar, Sony, and Lucasfilm Host Studio Nights at SIGGRAPH
As part of the newly expanded format of the Computer Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH 2008 will feature three all-star Production Studio Nights hosted by industry powerhouses Pixar Animation Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Lucasfilm.
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Autodesk at SIGGRAPH 2008
View Latest Product Releases, Learn Tips and Tricks from Industry Experts, Attend Special Events and More
At SIGGRAPH 2008, Autodesk (Booth #501) will showcase the most recent releases of its 3D solutions and compositing applications, as well as the latest versions of the recently acquired Autodesk ImageModeler and Autodesk Stitcher software.
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DriveSavers Recovers 2 Years of Data for Mad Media
Two years and 8TB of irreplaceable live HD video footage retrieved by DriveSavers
DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, today announced that it successfully recovered two years and 8 terabytes (TB) of priceless HD video content for Mad Media, a San Diego based youth marketing agency.
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Pixar Animation Studios Co-Founder Chosen as a SIGGRAPH 2008 Featured Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces Ed Catmull, a pioneer in the entertainment and film industry and co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, as one of the featured speakers at SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
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Shooters Post & Transfer Adds Editors/Effects Designers Chris Magliozzo and Michael Wardner
Shooters Post & Transfer, the creative-driven, post-production house located in Old City Philadelphia, has added two new editors/visual effects designers to its team – Chris Magliozzo and Mike Wardner.
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News: LipSync Post appoints new Head of 3D/VFX Supervisor
Andrew Morley brings experience from Lucasfilm, ILM, MPC
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News: DriveSavers Digital Arts Division Launches Exclusive Partner Program
Program Offers Digital Arts Innovators Best Possible Solution For Recovering Lost or Inaccessible Data
DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, today announced its' Digital Arts Partner Program.
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News: mental ray Software From mental images Selected by Sony Pictures Imageworks
mental images®, a global leader in rendering software for filmmakers and computer entertainment, announced a multi-year software license and custom support agreement that will provide Sony Pictures Imageworks with mental images' Academy Award® winning mental ray® rendering software for use in visual effects and character animation for upcoming computer-generated movie projects.
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News: Digital Domain Recruits Trio Of Top Creative Senior Executives In The Visual Effects Industry
Trio includes Mark Miller of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), now new president of Digital Domain
Digital Domain, the Academy Award®-winning full-service digital studio and production company responsible for jaw-dropping visual sequences in such films as "Titanic," "Day After Tomorrow," "I, Robot" and the upcoming Clint Eastwood film, "Flags of our Fathers," as well as commercials such as the recent Budweiser Super Bowl "Superfan" spot, has hired a trio of executives that have served as instrumental leaders of one of the visual effects industry's most accomplished companies.
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News: Inaugural CG Overdrive 2006 A Raging Success
The inaugural CG Overdrive - Asia’s largest computer graphics conference - held in Singapore at the Singapore Expo from 14 – 16 July 2006 was a sell-out success, with 1,000 delegates from 17 countries attending the 3-day conference.
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News: IRIDAS Comes Onboard at Industrial Light & Magic
Legendary Facility Standardizes on FrameCycler Professional for Uncompressed Playback
IRIDAS the industry leader in uncompressed playback and review technologies today announced that Industrial Light & Magic has purchased universal site licenses of FrameCycler Professional 3.5 for their facility in the Letterman Center in San Francisco, Lucasfilm Animation in Singapore, and the Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael. Now artists at all three locations will have immediate access to uncompressed frame-based playback for review and analysis of their work on every workstation.
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News: Deluxe to Open EFILM
Company to Locate at New Lucasfilm Campus in San Francisco's Presidio
Deluxe Laboratories today announced an agreement with Industrial Light & Magic, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, to open an EFILM Digital Laboratory at the new Letterman Digital Arts Center (LDAC) located in San Francisco's historic Presidio.
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News: Maya To Serve As Chief Animation Software For Lucasfilm Animation Singapore
New animation studio division boasts a Maya-centric production pipeline
Alias® announced today that its Maya® software has been chosen as the chief 3D animation technology at Lucasfilm Animation Singapore.
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News: eCinema Systems unveils DCM23, the industry
Offers Post-Production and Production Professionals Highly Accurate Monitoring in a Cost-Effective Solution for Mission Critical HD and DI Viewing Environments
eCinema Systems, a Los Angeles-based innovator of high-definition products for production and post production, has debuted the industry’s first reference-grade, color-calibrated high-definition LCD. Designed for the requirements of HD and digital intermediate (DI) workflows and to enable color grading and critical picture evaluation with color-matched viewing within a facility, across facilities or on set, the new DCM23 display provides professionals with a much-needed HD monitoring platform at a per-unit cost under $16,500 US.
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News: Maya Helps Power Digital Characters and Key Scenes In Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
As Industrial Light & Magic's chief animation software technology, Maya helps Lucasfilm Ltd. realize its latest box-office record-breaker
Alias® announced today that its Maya® software was the chief 3D animation technology - and only non-proprietary animation solution - used to realize key characters and scenes in the recently released Star Wars®: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
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News: Sonic Solutions Promotes Dave Habiger to President and Chief Operating Officer
New Position Created to Foster Sonic’s Expanded Business
Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced the promotion of David Habiger to the newly-created position of president and chief operating officer; he will report to Bob Doris who remains Sonic’s chairman and CEO.
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