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VFX Breakdown Video released for Teenage Popstar Girl
Underdog Entertainment releases Behind the Scenes VFX Video of the Robot-nspired Music Video
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"Finding Carter" Finds a Home at Chainsaw
News: "Finding Carter" Finds a Home at ChainsawHollywood post-production facility teams with Bling Digital to develop an efficient, smoothly functioning, transcontinental workflow for the hit MTV drama
MTV’s 1-hour drama Finding Carter centers on a girl, played by Kathryn Prescott, who was abducted at age three and as a teenager is reunited with a birth family whom she doesn’t know. Now, in its second season, the show has won critical praise and a growing audience through its provocative take on identity and family relationships.
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ALKEMY X Creative Director Bex Schwartz Hosted “Promoting Promos” Panel At Promax/BDA 2015 Featuring Writer/TV Host Dave Holmes
News: ALKEMY X Creative Director Bex Schwartz Hosted “Promoting Promos” Panel At Promax/BDA 2015 Featuring Writer/TV Host Dave HolmesLast week, Alkemy X’s Creative Director of Awesomeness Bex Schwartz hosted a panel entitled “Promoting Promos” at the Promax/BDA 2015 Conference in downtown Los Angeles. Schwartz invited her long-time friend, Writer/TV Host Dave Holmes to join her as she presented her recommendations on promoting television promos via social media, followed by a Q&A with Dave about his experiences using social to promote on-air and live shows.
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Pogo Pictures Signs Director Sean Mullens
Pogo Pictures has welcomed Director Sean Mullens to the company’s talent roster. Mullens brings to the company a keen comedic sensibility and a seasoned collaborative spirit. He joins a Directorial roster, which includes company owner Steve Colby and Ryan Smith. Pogo Pictures represents Mullens on the east coast and in Texas.
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Aspera to Showcase Aspera Files and Next-Generation FASP at
News: Aspera to Showcase Aspera Files and Next-Generation FASP atAspera, an IBM company, today announced that it will showcase its latest high-speed file transfer software innovations at BroadcastAsia (booth #5G4-08), June 2-5 in Singapore. Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson will share her insights into end-to-end live streaming for second screens at the conference.
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Tribe Pictures Names Michael Chomet Sr. VP and CD, Opens NY Office...
News: Tribe Pictures Names Michael Chomet Sr. VP and CD, Opens NY Office...Tribe Pictures has planted its flag on the other side of the Hudson, officially opening an office in New York City and naming the Emmy Award-winning creative talent Michael Chomet to lead its operation there. Chomet, who assumes the new position of Senior Vice President and Creative Director at Tribe, joins from Spark Productions, where he was Executive Producer and Creative Director. Chomet’s appointment was announced by Vern Oakley, CEO and Founder of Tribe Pictures.
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Digital Domain: Tiffani Manabat Named Vice President of Advertising and Games
Previously responsible for state of the art VFX for such brands as Cadillac, Lexus, Nike, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Xbox and American Airlines
Academy Award winning Visual Effects house, Digital Domain, announced today that Tiffani Manabat will be joining its ranks as Vice President, Advertising and Games. Tiffani will join the ground breaking team responsible for state of the art VFX for such brands as Cadillac, Lexus, Nike, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Xbox and American Airlines. Tiffani brings with her years of experience executive producing award winning, multi-million dollar broadcast commercials, web content, video game trailers, music videos and live events for some of the most successful companies in the industry. As Vice President of Advertising and Games, she will be over-seeing operations, sales and marketing and will report to Rich Flier, President of Advertising and Games.
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Signature of Donald O'Connor Discovered in Cement at Hollywood
News: Signature of Donald O'Connor Discovered in Cement at HollywoodLegendary actor/dancer/singer starred in a television series filmed on the historic lot in the 1950s
Construction workers upgrading courtyard office space at Hollywood Center Studios have uncovered a memento from the early days of television. Scratched into a concrete floor are several signatures including those of Singing in the Rain star Donald O’Connor and his frequent co-star and dance partner, Mitzi Gaynor. The signatures are dated November 6, 1954.
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Scout Adds Christos Mountzouros as Executive Producer
News: Scout Adds Christos Mountzouros as Executive ProducerBicoastal design studio Scout has added seasoned producer Christos Mountzouros as Executive Producer. Mountzouros brings nearly a decade of experience in production and post production, with a background spanning producing for motion graphics, interactive, VFX, animation and live action as well as representing talent for a number of top design, interactive, and animation companies. He previously led the design departments at both Method Studios and MPC and has also lent his talents to such shops as Nice Shoes, Digital Kitchen, Logan, Mass Market, and Curious Pictures. He has produced a myriad of intricate projects for such networks as HBO, CNN, IFC, and MTV and brands including Google, Levi’s, Microsoft, MAC, Samsung, and GE.
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AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome Homes
News: AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome HomesEveryone could use a little magic in their lives, and that’s just what the residents of Overland Park, Kansas got unexpectedly in the spring of 2013 when beautifully crafted fairy homes with doors custom-built to fit the hollows of trees mysteriously popped up along a heavily wooded walking trail. Intrigued by the story after reading about it in the Kansas City Star, director/producer Sharon Liese set out to make The Gnomist, a documentary with an initial focus of revealing who was behind the construction of these mysterious houses. “I thought I was going to solve the mystery of who was building the homes, but then I learned that so many people were being kept afloat by these homes, that I realized there was a deeper story to be told.”
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NewTek Debuts TriCaster Advanced Edition Software at NAB 2015
More than 60 cutting-edge features elevate TriCaster productions to new heights without additional equipment purchases
NewTek ™ today introduced TriCaster™ Advanced Edition, an option available for TriCaster Mini through TriCaster 8000, capable of elevating productions to new heights of connectivity, creativity, and efficiency. More than 60 new major capabilities and enhancements in TriCaster Advanced Edition help multiply audiences, streamline repetitive tasks, and make productions more riveting in an ever-more-connected world.
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DNA Signs Award-Winning British Director Robert Hales
News: DNA Signs Award-Winning British Director Robert HalesDNA is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning music video and commercial director Robert Hales.
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Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles Studio
News: Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles StudioAcclaimed boutique audio production studio Pivot Audio today announced the opening of a Los Angeles office, which will be led by award-winning composer Guy Amitai. Founded by Amitai in Amsterdam in 2008, Pivot specializes in original composition, production, and sound design for creative clients worldwide. With an ever-growing body of U.S. work in recent years, including Coca-Cola’s 2015 Super Bowl spot “Make It Happy” via Wieden+Kennedy, the addition of a permanent home in Los Angeles will allow Pivot to streamline its services for U.S. clients moving forward.
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The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
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NEW HIRES: The Academy signs Cub Studio
News: NEW HIRES: The Academy signs Cub StudioSeattle-based animation studio The Academy has signed London based animation and graphics shop Cub Studio for U.S. commercial representation. Cub Studio is founded by design industry veterans Fraser Davidson and Ben Skinner, whose broad backgrounds in animation and online marketing fuse together a team of talented artists and producers to craft innovative designs for commercials, broadcast promos and branded content. With previous campaigns for such top brands as Vodaphone, Twitter, Mercedes-Benz, ESPN, Bose, GE and BBC, their work has garnered numerous awards including a BAFTA Award as part of the Hat Trick team that produced the BBC’s “The Revolution Will Be Televised” in 2013. Known for their comedic animation work and sports branding, their recent work for ESPN gives a crash course on the history of Cricket just in time for the ICC Cricket World Cup.
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Rosenbloom and Mabille launch INTERSTATE in New York, sign director Adam Levite for worldwide representation...
Veteran New York production executive Danny Rosenbloom and Yann Mabille, formerly creative director for The Mill and Mill+ New York, have joined forces to launch their new interdisciplinary director's group, INTERSTATE. Conceived as the agile U.S. partner to BLVD, the Montreal-based integrated production company, INTERSTATE will leverage BLVD's unmatched production/VFX/post powers while empowering directors and clients alike to pursue creative solutions unencumbered by the overhead costs associated with large-scale operations. These solutions will span commercial, music video and branded content productions as well as interactive, immersive and experiential projects.
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THE 16th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS ANNOUNCES ITS CALL FOR ENTRIES!
--Seven Brand New Categories Added--
The Golden Trailer Awards, the entertainment industry’s best and most fun-filled celebration devoted to honoring the most outstanding achievements in motion picture marketing, has announced its call for entries for its 16th annual awards competition taking place on May 6, 2015 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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GO Signs Director Ante Kovac
News: GO Signs Director Ante KovacGO has added award-winning director Ante Kovac to their roster for his first U.S. commercial representation. The Toronto-based director has delivered his vividly cinematic style and acute attention to detail to projects for such top brands as 3M, American Apparel, Sylvania and Freederm. His music video work has been showcased internationally on MTV, Much Music and Pitchfork, among other outlets. His work for Matthew Good’s “Weapon” video earned him a Juno Award for Best Director. Additionally, Kovac is currently in development on two feature film projects, including ‘The Night I Died,’ an adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich short story for Michael Douglas’ Furthur Films.
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AlphaDogs In Pursuit Of New Religion
News: AlphaDogs In Pursuit Of New ReligionAlphaDogs is pleased to announce completion of color correction services for MTV’s True Life: I’m Breaking Up With My Religion. Executive Produced for MTV Networks by Sharon Liese, founder of Herizon Productions and Jon Kroll of Loveable Scoundrels Productions, the show follows three young people who decide to break away from their religions and pursue other doctrines, all for very different reasons.
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Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood Pipeline
News: Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood PipelineBlackmagic Design today announced that Muse VFX has expanded its Fusion pipeline to include Fusion 7 Studio. Fusion 7 Studio will be used for VFX on all of Muse VFX’s projects, including CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” as well as MTV's “Teen Wolf” hit television shows.
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Genstar Capital to Acquire Telestream to Accelerate Business Growth
News: Genstar Capital to Acquire Telestream to Accelerate Business Growth New partnership builds on Telestream’s business and financial growth and positions the Company for further expansion
Telestream®, a world-class provider of live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions, today announced that leading private equity investment firm Genstar Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Telestream, Inc. The transaction recognizes the Company’s significant growth and positions it well for the next phase of expansion and is expected to close mid-January.
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WPA Film Library Offers Special Footage Deal Exclusively Through Footage.net
The WPA Film Library, a leading source for stock footage and archival imagery, is offering Footage.net newsletter readers a $250 discount coupon, good for footage sales completed before January 31, 2015.
Footage.net, the world's premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, announced today that WPA Film Library, a leading source for stock footage and archival content, will offer Footage.net newsletter subscribers a $250 discount on all footage licensed before January 31, 2015.
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Peter Pan Live! Soars with DPA Microphones
News: Peter Pan Live! Soars with DPA MicrophonesCompany outfits entire cast of the NBC production with d:screet™ 4061 Miniature Mics
Peter Pan Live!, NBC’s live primetime television production of the classic Broadway musical, aired last week with audio support from Firehouse Productions and DPA Microphones. The live TV ‘film,’ which followed the success of the network’s 2013 depiction of the Sound of Music, raked in over nine million viewers. With a live show of this magnitude, Firehouse needed an audio solution that would provide pristine audio quality expected with HD television while still giving audiences the feel of a grand theater production. To accomplish this, the sound reinforcement company called on 48d:screet™ 4061 Miniature Microphones to support the entire cast, which included Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and Allison Williams as Peter Pan.
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PR: humble and Occam Create 10-Year Anniv. Brand Film for Mozilla Firefox
News: PR: humble and Occam Create 10-Year Anniv. Brand Film for Mozilla FirefoxBicoastal creative studio humble and ad agency Occam recently teamed to create a :75 brand manifesto film for Mozilla Firefox to mark its tenth anniversary.
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The Traveling Picture Show Company Signs Director Julian Pugsley
News: The Traveling Picture Show Company Signs Director Julian PugsleyJulian Pugsley brings a controlled pandemonium to TPSC’s directorial roster.
Today commercial production company The Traveling Picture Show Company welcomes Director Julian Pugsley for exclusive representation.
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NEWS: Redbear Films Signs Actor/Director Alan Tudyk
News: NEWS: Redbear Films Signs Actor/Director Alan TudykNoted actor now helms spots
Redbear Films signs director Alan Tudyk for his first-ever U.S. commercial representation. Tudyk, a regarded actor with memorable roles in films I, Robot, Knocked Up and Frozen, and TV shows Arrested Development, Young Justice, Suburgatory, Firefly and many more, has hit the ground running helming a new campaign for Slickdeals produced direct-to-client. Tudyk will also be directing a scripted series, Con Man, produced by Redbear founder PJ Haarsma and actor/producer Nathan Fillion in 2015. Con Man will star Tudyk, Fillion and others soon to be announced.
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Hollywood Center Studios Plans Building Boom as It Marks 30 Years Under the Leadership of the Singer Family
News: Hollywood Center Studios Plans Building Boom as It Marks 30 Years Under the Leadership of the Singer FamilyLandmark production lot thrives in revived role as a center for television production.
Hollywood Center Studios, one of the largest independent production lots in Southern California, is finalizing plans to construct a 106,000 square foot office complex designed to serve the area’s burgeoning film and television community.
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ShootersINC Rebrands As Alkemy X
News: ShootersINC Rebrands As Alkemy XCommercial, Network Promo, Original Content, Branded Entertainment & VFX Production Company Positions Itself For Integrated Future
ShootersINC has re-named and re-branded as Alkemy X; positioning the Commercial, Network Promo, Original Content, Branded Entertainment and VFX production company for its integrated future. All divisions of ShootersINC including ShootersTV, ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK fold into its new brand name: Alkemy X. The company has also expanded its space in New York and added a series of new talents including Vice President, Development for Content Don Sikorski, Executive Producer Susie Shuttleworth, Creative Director Bex Schwartz, and 3D Visual Effects Supervisor Dave Zeevalk.
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Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Production Designers Into Hall of Fame at 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Jan. 31
News: Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Production Designers Into Hall of Fame at 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Jan. 31Three legendary Production Designers – John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler – will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame at the Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2015, as announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.
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humble Signs Director David Rosenbaum
News: humble Signs Director David Rosenbaumhumble today announced that David Rosenbaum has joined its directorial roster. Rosenbaum is an acclaimed director known for his technical savvy and adept skill at blending live action and CG. He joins humble from Caviar, where he wrote and directed sci-fi short film "The Trail's End" which recently premiered at the prestigious LA Shorts Fest.
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DaVinci Resolve Used to Grade Fall's Most Anticipated Television Shows
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve is being used to color grade an exciting lineup of America’s brand new and returning hit fall television shows. 13 of the most anticipated series on top primetime and cable networks are using DaVinci Resolve for color correction.
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BIG BLOCK LIVE ADDS NEW DIRECTORS AND SALES REPRESENTATION
News: BIG BLOCK LIVE ADDS NEW DIRECTORS AND SALES REPRESENTATIONPaul Trillo, John Poliquin and B&W Join Big Block Live’s Creative Collective, Newly Represented by Miss Smith, KK Reps and Devine Reps
Big Block Live has expanded its creative collective of directors with the signing of Paul Trillo, John Poliquin and B&W. The new crossover talents join Big Block Live’s existing lineup of live action writer/directors who understand longer format content and who strategically consider distribution and cultural relevance when developing ideas and concepts.
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Full-Service Production Company Shuttlecraft Launches In New York
News: Full-Service Production Company Shuttlecraft Launches In New YorkIndustry Vets Ronnie Koff and Dan Dickenson Partner on New Venture
Shuttlecraft, a full-service production company founded by partners Ronnie Koff and Dan Dickenson, has just opened its New York studio. Specializing in high-end, cinematic visual storytelling, Shuttlecraft is a boutique offering live-action and post-production services, including VFX, animation, editorial, compositing and finishing. Koff, formerly of Imaginary Forces, will serve as Executive Creative Director; and Dickenson, founder of international directing collective Supergoober, will act as Managing Partner/Executive Producer. Robert Berman will serve as Executive Producer.
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Global TV Goes Live With PlayBox Technology AirBox
PlayBox Technology announces the latest in a series of recent sales successes by its Jakarta-based distributor, Horizon Global Media. Global TV, which broadcasts free-to-air via terrestrial transmitters, satellite, cable and streaming media, has invested in an AirBox playout server for installation at its headquarters west of the city.
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Strategy & Technology Acquires Joint Venture Companies Synapse TV and VuTV
News: Strategy & Technology Acquires Joint Venture Companies Synapse TV and VuTVStand 1.B22 – Strategy & Technology Ltd (S&T) and Simplestream Ltd announce today that they have reconstructed their two joint ventures – Synapse TV Ltd and VuTV Ltd – to be wholly owned by S&T. S&T will continue to run and develop the businesses, both of which are currently focused on delivery of over-the-top (OTT) video services to connected TVs.
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News-Press & Gazette Co. Station Group Uses TriCaster to Gain Advancements, Efficiencies and Huge Cost-Savings for TV Newscasts
News: News-Press & Gazette Co. Station Group Uses TriCaster to Gain Advancements, Efficiencies and Huge Cost-Savings for TV Newscasts––Stations in California, Arizona and Missouri transform newsroom production environments by integrating TriCaster and NewsCaster with AP ENPS feeds––
NewTek™ today announced that TriCaster™ multi-camera live production systems have been chosen by News Press & Gazette Co. as their primary production hub for newscasts at KCOY CBS 12 in Santa Barbara, CA; KNPN Fox 26 in St. Joseph, MO; and KECY Fox 9 in Yuma, AZ. News Press & Gazette is pairing TriCaster with NewsCaster, the media object server (MOS) protocol-based software from Newsmaker Systems, to significantly reduce costs while enhancing the automated production and story workflow. The result is a modernized TV news station with equipment that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars less and requires significantly less space and fewer operators; additional savings with virtual set technology that replaces the traditional static set; and all the production automation capability and flexibility of a traditional newsroom.
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Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of Marketing
News: Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of MarketingAudio Network US Inc., the international music company specializing in music for video, film and television, announced today the appointment of Eric Morse as Head of Marketing. Morse joins Audio Network from Warner Music Group and will work across the Americas to continue and accelerate the company’s growth in the region.
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Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"
News: Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"Riptide Music Group, a “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and video games, has announced that its artist Helen Austin is the co-winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s “Song of the Year.”
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Motion Path | Bigstudios Partner with Orad to Provide World-Class Creative Services
News: Motion Path | Bigstudios Partner with Orad to Provide World-Class Creative ServicesAward-Winning Creative Teams Leverage Full Capabilities of State-of-the-Art Graphics Technology to Offer Orad Customers Around the World a One-Stop Shop for Professional Broadcast Graphics.
Award-winning design agencies Motion Path and Bigstudios, (BMP) and Orad, a leader in broadcast graphics development, announced today a special new creative services offering for the Orad customer community.
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Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gets Up Close And Personal With Music A-Listers For The MTV VMAs
News: Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gets Up Close And Personal With Music A-Listers For The MTV VMAsVenice, CA-based Backyard director Kim Nguyen jumps inside the heads of some of the music industry’s finest in a star-studded campaign for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The spots feature poignant black and white close-ups of some of the 2014 show’s performing lineup, glimpsing into their headspaces as they anticipate the final moments before the show. From YouTube sensation newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer to former VMA-naysayer and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine; to VMA vets Usher, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, Nguyen captures the jitters, frenzy and swagger that arise the moments before stepping on stage. The campaign reboots the 1980s “I Want My MTV” tag made famous by the Dire Straits/Sting song, with the artists taking their own unique approaches to demanding their MTV.
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DNA’s Director X Creates a Manning Football Fantasy for DIRECTV
Following up the viral hit “Football on your Phone,” DNA’s Director X transports the NFL’s beloved Manning brothers into a fantasy world for DIRECTV in “Fantasy Football Fantasy.”
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New VFX House Mammal Studios Receives MTV VMA nom
Hollywood-based Mammal Studios becomes a first-time MTV Video Music Award nominee for their visual effects work for Eminem’s “Rap God” music video, directed by Rich Lee.
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Erika Levy Launches EMPRESS REPRESENTS with Diverse and Compelling Roster
News: Erika Levy Launches EMPRESS REPRESENTS with Diverse and Compelling RosterAfter working in many facets of advertising and commercial production over the last 14 years, Erika Levy launches "EMPRESS REPRESENTS", specializing in broadcast, branded content, digital and interactive on the West Coast. The company launches with an initial roster of five clients: Coyote Post, Dirty Robber, Flawless FX, Loaded Pictures and Section Studios.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTek
News: Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTekTriCaster’s Chief Architect will Set Strategic Direction for the Company
NewTek™ today announced that Dr. Andrew Cross has been named president of NewTek with responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s video business. Dr. Cross will retain his current title and duties as chief technology officer and report to NewTek chief executive officer, Jim Plant. Dr. Cross joined NewTek in 1998 as a senior software engineer and after several promotions was named chief technology officer in 2010. His technology leadership and guidance shaped the initial concept and development of the TriCaster multi-camera live video production system, which has evolved into the global gold standard for integrated live video production and streaming. Other key products among the more than 50 shipped under his direction include the NewTek Video Toaster and 3Play integrated sports productions systems.
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Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllister
News: Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllisterBicoastal music shop Butter Music and Sound has signed Senior Composer/Creative Director Mike MacAllister. Coming to Butter from Human Music & Sound, MacAllister has composed commercials for numerous brands including Xbox, McDonalds, Apple, Google, and the NFL. Career highlights include scribing the “Touch and Feel of Cotton” song, recently performed by Camila Belle, creating the score to the 3D light show during Nike’s kickoff party for Carmelo Anthony’s M8 Sneakers on Pier 54 and the composing the theme for Encore Channel.
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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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Audio Network Australia Becomes A 100% Audio Network Group Company
News: Audio Network Australia Becomes A 100% Audio Network Group CompanyFounder Linda Tizard sells 49% shareholding in Audio Network Australia to Audio Network Group
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for film, television and video, today announced the acquisition of a 49% shareholding in Audio Network Australia Pty Ltd from co-founder Linda Tizard, enabling the Australian subsidiary to become a fully integrated part of the Audio Network Group. The acquisition demonstrates the Group’s continuing determination to expand globally and develop its vision whilst retaining the innovative and creative force behind the group’s success.
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Carbon VFX Turns Carter’s World Upside Down in MTV Promo
News: Carbon VFX Turns Carter’s World Upside Down in MTV Promo“Finding Carter,” MTV’s newest scripted drama series, tells the story of 16 year-old Carter’s life-changing discovery that the woman she thought was her mother actually kidnapped her when she was three years-old.
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Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"
News: Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"Astucemedia Contributes Custom Graphics and Data Services to a Massive LED HD Video Board Built by Panasonic for Texas Motor Speedway
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company enlisted the help of Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE—to provide visually rich graphics design with real-time data integration services to "Big Hoss TV."
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Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and Television
News: Hollywood Center Studios Provides a Home for Mount St. Mary’s College’s New MFA Program in Film and TelevisionHollywood Center Studios has partnered with Mount St. Mary’s College to provide production space to students participating in the school’s Masters of Fine Arts Program in Film and Television. Beginning this fall, graduate students will have access to Hollywood Center Studio’s unique Stage 12 for use in producing student films and other projects.
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ModOp Films Welcomes Wendy McColm To Growing Director Roster
News: ModOp Films Welcomes Wendy McColm To Growing Director RosterWriter/Filmmaker With Popular YouTube Channel Delves Deeper Into Brand Work
Production company ModOp Films has signed prolific indie short form filmmaker director Wendy McColm. McColm’s recent digital branded short for H&M “Rendezvous and Other Stories” stars French It-Girl and blogger Jeanne Damas and screened at this year’s Tribeca film festival. The company has also added a full slate of national representation.
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Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative Studio
News: Nice Shoes Opens Its New Creative StudioNice Shoes announces the opening of the Nice Shoes Creative Studio, headed by Executive Producer Geraint Owen. Joining Owen are newly signed Creative Director/Director James Coulson, Creative Director/Director Harry Dorrington and VFX/Animation Director Steve Parish. Nice Shoes, entering its 18th year as a leader in color grading and finishing, has expanded creative capabilities and constructed an entirely new workspace for the Creative Studio team in the company’s NYC office.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK
News: ShootersINC Welcomes Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACKShootersINC has welcomed Nick Litwinko as Managing Director of ShootersNYC, DIVE & BIGSMACK. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, who notes that Litwinko will be overseeing the management of these three divisions, as well as continuing to grow the company’s overall presence in New York.
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DNA Signs Director Ethan Lader
News: DNA Signs Director Ethan LaderLive-action production company DNA has signed director Ethan Lader to its award-winning roster of filmmakers. Lader is a highly sought-after director and brings an imaginative style to DNA, helping to solidify the company’s position as one of the most creative, artistically-minded and experienced production teams in the industry.
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Located on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracks
News: Located on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracksIt’s well known that Hollywood Center Studios has played host to innumerable film and television productions over the course of its long history. Few people, however, are aware that some of the most popular musical recordings of recent years—including work by such artists as Eric Clapton, T. Bone Burnett, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Diana Krall and Robert Plant—have also come to fruition on the lot.
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Finland’s MTV Network Taps Astucemedia to Manage Extensive Relaunch and Rebranding of 12-Channel Group
News: Finland’s MTV Network Taps Astucemedia to Manage Extensive Relaunch and Rebranding of 12-Channel GroupAstucemedia implements graphics workflow that promotes distinctive network look and cross-promotion across channels
Astucemedia — a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE — managed critical elements of a massive rebranding campaign for Helsinki, Finland-based media group MTV Network (which is not related to any music television network). The goal of the rebranding campaign was to unify its 12 channels—including MTV3, AVA, SUB, Sport1, Sport2, and MAX — into a distinctive, cohesive network group.
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Ikegami to Exhibit HDK-97ARRI, OLED Monitors & More at Cine Gear Expo 2014
Pioneering Broadcast + Digital Cinema Camera System; 25" & + 17" OLED Monitors Will Be On Display at Entertainment Industry Expo
Cine Gear Expo 2014, Booth #90A : Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for HD content creators, will demonstrate innovative systems and technologies at Cine Gear Expo 2014 in Los Angeles. This year's exhibition will be held at The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, open June 6-7.
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Sound Comes to Hollywood
News: Sound Comes to HollywoodSome of the First Talkies Were Produced at Hollywood Center Studios in the 1920s.
The 1927 Warner Bros. film "The Jazz Singer" is widely credited with ushering in the era of movie sound. Although not the first Hollywood picture to feature sound—that honor goes to "Don Juan," released a year earlier—it was the first to include synchronized dialogue and its enormous success touched off a mad dash among movie studios and production companies to jump on the talkie bandwagon.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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Pixel Power Gives You the US$1 Promo
News: Pixel Power Gives You the US$1 PromoPractical, Affordable, Creative and Reliable Solutions to Branding, Trailers and Playout from the Industry Leaders in Broadcast Graphics
Stand: 5D1-05, Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast playout solutions with integrated graphics, is to showcase its playout and automated promo creation tools at BroadcastAsia (17 – 20 June, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, stand 5D1-05). The presentation will include the game-changing Pixel OnDemand and Pixel Factory graphics production systems, and the latest additions to the ChannelMaster branding and playout technology.
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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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ACNE Signs Director Scott Weintrob
ACNE is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished director and producer Scott Weintrob to its live-action roster of award-winning filmmakers.
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Grass Valley Delivers Ultra Slow-Motion Technology to Broadcast Rental in the Netherlands
Broadcast Rental Purchases LDX XtremeSpeed Camera System to Deliver 6X Ultra Slow-Motion Capability to its Customers
For ultimate camera flexibility and superior image quality like never before, the Netherlands-based rental house Broadcast Rental has purchased the LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion camera system, along with companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base stations and camera adapters from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Broadcast Rental is a full-service rental house and expert in super and ultra slow-motion cameras. It supplies leading broadcast technologies to clients around the world.
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@midnight Shoots @Hollywood Center Studios
News: @midnight Shoots @Hollywood Center StudiosComedy Central’s Hit Show Combines A Historic Shooting Space with High Tech Production Wizardry to Deliver Laughs on A Daily Basis.
Hollywood Center Studios is currently providing stage and production facilities for "@midnight," the hit talk show/game show hybrid hosted by Chris Hardwick and produced by Funny Or Die for Comedy Central.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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Tool Director Matt Ogens Releases Harlem Globetrotters Documentary Short with ESPN
News: Tool Director Matt Ogens Releases Harlem Globetrotters Documentary Short with ESPNFor the next installment of ESPN Films’ award-winning "30 for 30 Shorts series," Tool Director Matt Ogens debuted his short documentary “From Harlem With Love” today at 11:00 AM EDT. Narrated by Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, the 11-minute film is a captivating account of the Harlem Globetrotters’ 1959 trip to the Soviet Union, and shows how the theatrical athletes were able to shine some light on the grim environment of the Cold War.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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NewTek Unveils Transformed 3Play Product Family Starting at $9,995
Integrated Sports Production Systems Set New Price-Performance Standards; Breakthrough Pricing Provides Replay Opportunities For Producers At All Levels
NewTek™ today unveiled a new family of 3Play™ sports production solutions that includes major enhancements to the 3Play 4800, the introduction of a new 3Play 440 model, and the 3Play 425 model now starting at $9,995 USD. Unlike most replay systems that typically rely on linear, tape-based workflows, 3Play systems feature a broad range of new integrated production capabilities for creating dynamic sports programs that drive audience growth, brand awareness, and social media engagement––all with the beautiful, network-style look of a professional sports broadcast.
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NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015New in Smoke 2015: 3D Tracking, Re-architected Timeline FX and Faster Performance; More Accessible Than Ever Starting at $195* a Month
Autodesk, Inc. unveiled the latest version of its powerful professional video editing software Autodesk Smoke 2015 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). In addition to significant new creative tools and performance enhancements, Smoke 2015 will soon be available as a Desktop Subscription, so customers can access the software on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time.
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Aframe Collaboration with Sony on Wireless Workflow Launched at NAB 2014 - South Lower, #SL 9110
Aframe integration with Sony wireless camera adapter to accelerate broadcast production workflow
Cloud video platform provider Aframe [Booth: SL9110] today announces a new cloud based workflow service in collaboration with Sony Corporation (Sony) [Booth: C11001] that will be demonstrated for the first time at NAB, 5-10 April, in Las Vegas. Aframe has become a cloud vendor for Sony’s wireless camera adapter, the integration of which vastly accelerates the workflow of broadcast content for news and production.
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Ikegami to Host 8K Technology Exhibit, Show HDK-97ARRI, HD Unicam Line, Ultra High-Sensitivity Cameras, Oled Monitors & More At 2014 NAB Show
News: Ikegami to Host 8K Technology Exhibit, Show HDK-97ARRI, HD Unicam Line, Ultra High-Sensitivity Cameras, Oled Monitors & More At 2014 NAB ShowSuper Hi Vision Format Demonstration; Pioneering Broadcast + Digital Cinema Camera System; Unicam Versatility; HDK-5500 and HDL-4500; 25" & + 17" OLED Monitors Will Be Featured
NAB, Booth #C7725/ Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will demonstrate innovative systems and technologies at the 2014 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Director Matteo Bonifazio Joins MRB Productions
Director Matteo Bonifazio has joined MRB Productions’ roster for exclusive representation in the United States as a commercial director following his award-winning work for major brands such as Coca-Cola, Adidas and MTV.
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Telestream Integrates With Cloud-Based Production Studio make.tv
Telestream Wirecast now Enables Easier Access to more Interactive Capabilities and Decentralized Production of Live Streams With Make.Tv’s Collaborative Live Video Production Studio
Telestream®, the developers of Wirecast live streaming production software, announced that make.tv, a cloud-based live video production studio is now an integrated drop-down destination within Wirecast. This integration lets users easily send streams to make.tv, which features interactive capabilities and a cloud-based production hub that allows teams to collaborate remotely in the production.
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Sound Design Corporation, located at Hollywood Center Studios, Provides Sound Services for the Academy Awards, the Super Bowl and More
News: Sound Design Corporation, located at Hollywood Center Studios, Provides Sound Services for the Academy Awards, the Super Bowl and MoreFor Nearly 20 Years, Sound Design Corporation, Located at Hollywood Center Studios, Has Been Providing Sound Services for Many of the Most Popular Shows on Television from the Academy Awards to the Super Bowl.
Each year among the highlights of the Academy Awards broadcast are its extraordinary live musical performances. This year’s show promises to be no exception as it will include stirring renditions of Best Song nominees "Let it Go" (from Frozen), "Happy" (from "Despicable Me 2"),"Ordinary Love" (from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom") and" The Moon Song" (from "Her") among other musical features.
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The Hit House Expands Creative Team: Danny Exum Named Director, Music Supervision and Business Development, and Dan Diaz Becomes In-House Composer
News: The Hit House Expands Creative Team: Danny Exum Named Director, Music Supervision and Business Development, and Dan Diaz Becomes In-House ComposerTop music production company The Hit House has expanded its creative team with two new hires. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement. The two men work closely with House and with Scott Miller, Creative Director, of The Hit House.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'Following their highly successful deployment in the October 2013 pilot of 'Release the Hounds' on UK ITV2, Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom robotic heads have been selected by Gogglebox Entertainment to create a new two-hour special for German broadcaster ProSieben. Produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, it is scheduled for transmission in March.
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HēLō Signs Jackass Director Jeff Tremaine
News: HēLō Signs Jackass Director Jeff TremaineVenice, CA/NYC-based production hub HēLō has signed comedy helmer Jeff Tremaine for U.S. commercial representation. Coming on the heels of directing Bud Light’s 2014 Super Bowl offering, “Epic Night” with HeLo, he is also collaborating with EP Justin Moore-Lewy on an upcoming feature documentary project.
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Master of the House
News: Master of the HouseLocated on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracks.
It’s well known that Hollywood Center Studios has played host to innumerable film and television productions over the course of its long history. Few people, however, are aware that some of the most popular musical recordings of recent years—including work by such artists as Eric Clapton, T. Bone Burnett, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Diana Krall and Robert Plant—have also come to fruition on the lot.
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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
News: Big Block Live Announces New Director SigningsBig Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick Clair
News: Elastic Signs Designer/Director Patrick ClairElastic has added innovative Designer/Director Patrick Clair to its studio roster. A specialist in combining storytelling with visual design, adept in creating both branding and entertainment content, and an expert in motion design, music visuals and information graphics, Clair brings a massive skillset to Elastic’s talented group of filmmakers.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center Studios
News: Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center StudiosEnvironmental production specialist EcoSet Consulting works with brands to reduce waste from commercial shoots.
A new series of ads for Target were recently shot on minimalistic all-white sets at Hollywood Center Studios and yet rank among the “greenest” spots ever produced on the nearly 100-year-old lot. Virtually all of the sets, props, wardrobe, and discards (such as food waste from catering and craft services) were earmarked for reuse, recycling or composting. It’s estimated that nearly 4 tons of potential waste products were diverted from local landfills on these two projects due to the production’s adoption of eco-friendly production practices.
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Harold Lloyd’s Onetime Bungalow Available for Lease at Hollywood Center Studios
Rarely available, Bungalow A was home to the actor’s production company in the 1920s.
Tucked away in a corner of the lot at historic Hollywood Center Studios sits a 1200 square foot, wood-frame structure known as Bungalow A. The building has everything a film or television production company might want in an office structure: a suite of executive offices, a large common room, a kitchen, private courtyards and decks, ample parking, high-speed internet and round-the-clock security. Bungalow A also comes with something few other office rentals in the area can match: a lofty spot in Hollywood history. During the 1920s, Bungalow A served as the home base for actor Harold Lloyd, arguably the biggest star of the era.
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Union’s Eric Argiro Cuts and Choreographs Covergirl “Crave”
News: Union’s Eric Argiro Cuts and Choreographs Covergirl “Crave”Created via GREY, Installation Adorns Times Square, LA Live
What began as a single spot assignment expanded not only into a multiple platform project but a multiple screen adventure for editor Eric Argiro of bicoastal Union,(http://www.unioneditorial.com/) whose work for Covergirl and GREY Advertising is currently running on the American Eagle building in Times Square and at LA Live. Argiro cut the initial commercial, a :30 beauty spot cross-promoting "THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE" that premiered on the MTV VMA’s. That was followed by a theatrical version to run in theaters during showings of the highly anticipated second film of the "HUNGER GAMES" franchise. Argiro next devised an editorial plan for a host of additional elements that had to be incorporated into separate pieces for Times Square and LA Live. Those installations went live November 1. The projects were directed by Daniel Jackson of The Bees and Honey.
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Aspera Bolsters Its Position As The Leading Provider Of High-Speed File Transfer For The Cloud
Signs new customer and partner deals, launches enhanced Aspera On Demand platform
AWS re:Invent — November 13, 2013 — Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced new customer and partner relationships that reinforce its position as the de facto provider of high-speed file transfer for the cloud. Aspera will showcase an enhanced version of Aspera On Demand at AWS re:Invent on November 12-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'Q-Ball and MiniZoom remotely controlled equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, were used with great success in a new one-hour-format television show broadcast by UK TV on Halloween. It is also now viewable on YouTube. 'Release the Hounds' combines horror and humour with scream-out-loud moments. The UK version is hosted by television and radio presenter Reggie Yates.
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Astucemedia Provides Live News Graphics Solution for FUSION
News: Astucemedia Provides Live News Graphics Solution for FUSIONAstucemedia plays a key role in launching FUSION, ABC/Univision’s new TV/digital network
Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics products and services with staff in USA, Europe and an office in Dubai, UAE—integrated a live news graphics workflow at the Miami network operations center for the new TV/digital network FUSION.
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Imaginary Forces Adds Live Action EP Sarah Roebuck
News: Imaginary Forces Adds Live Action EP Sarah RoebuckImaginary Forces brings on Executive Producer Sarah Roebuck to head up Live Action. Roebuck comes to Imaginary Forces from East Pleasant, a NY-based production company, where she oversaw live action, interactive and digital projects for a myriad of global brands and agencies. Whilst at East Pleasant, she also oversaw their post-production and motion graphics companies, Pleasant Post and EP*Vision, respectively. Prior to this, she served as Director of Integrated Production Recruitment and Senior Producer at JWT, in addition to producing for @radical.media. At Imaginary Forces, Roebuck will leverage her diverse background in production and post-production to build teams for projects and develop roster directors’ live action work.
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Some Girl(S), Like Rachel Morrison, Prefer Anton/Bauer Batteries
News: Some Girl(S), Like Rachel Morrison, Prefer Anton/Bauer BatteriesCinematographer Trusts HyTRON 140s and DIONIC 90s to Power Her Recent Feature Film
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, continues to be the battery of choice for the latest generation of up-and-coming cinematographers. Case in point—when it came to selecting batteries for her latest film, cinematographer Rachel Morrison showed no hesitation in utilizing Anton/Bauer products to fuel the production of, "Some Girl(s)," starring Kristen Bell and Adam Brody.
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Bodega Adds Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie Norris
News: Bodega Adds Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie NorrisNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has brought on Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie Norris to deliver his diverse spectrum of creative talents to commercial, co-branded and broadcast promo projects.
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Audio Network Expands Global Operations With L.A. Office
--Second U.S. facility complements New York Office--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, continues its global expansion with the launch of an office in Los Angeles, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, Head of Business Development at Audio Network US, Inc. The new office will enable Audio Network reach a broader customer base on the West Coast and to work more closely with its clients in the region.
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Trew Audio Relies On Optocore To Streamline Audio Transport For Live, Reality TV Productions
News: Trew Audio Relies On Optocore To Streamline Audio Transport For Live, Reality TV ProductionsWhen Gary Vahling, CTO, Trew Audio, a leader in the sales, rental, and service of audio equipment for professional film and video production in a various markets, first came to the company in 2011 as its Los Angeles rentals manager, he was seeking an audio transport system that was versatile enough to work with a variety of production setups, but also one that would be budget-friendly. He found the flexibility and future-proof technology he required in a system from Optocore, the leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video and data in a variety of markets.
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EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben Latre
News: EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben LatreEP Melissa Beth and Director Ruben Latre have announced the official launch of production company Hostage Films. The duo has been collaborating in various capacities since 2008, and founded the company to create brand based content, commercials and features. Laura Zinn of Zinndependent represents the company.
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Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive Producer
News: Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive ProducerNew York-based Cause & [Effect] has added Jenn Dewey as Executive Producer of their growing commercial division. With 15 years of post-production experience, Dewey has developed a fine-tuned expertise for every step in the process: CG, animation, editorial compositing, motion graphics, color correction, visual effects. Joining the team after most recently holding the role of Senior Producer at Method Studios, she has worked on numerous top commercial projects for brands such as Pepsi, HP, ETrade, Verizon, BMW, Nintendo and Twinnings for major agencies such as BBDO NY, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Grey, mcgarrybowen, kbs+, Leo Burnett and AMVBBDO.
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BRW USA Adds Director James Mann
News: BRW USA Adds Director James MannBRW USA, Los Angeles, has signed director James Mann for U.S. commercial representation. The award-winning feature film director is best known for his critically acclaimed thriller “Desert Son,” which follows three orphans struggling to survive in the midst of several desperate crimes.
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Boxer Signs Spanish Director Eduardo Vieitez
News: Boxer Signs Spanish Director Eduardo VieitezLos Angeles-based Boxer Films has signed director Eduardo Vieitez for his first-ever U.S. commercial representation. For the past six years, Vieitez has been at a leading Spanish production company, Lee Films International, where he has helmed campaigns for such top global brands as BMW, Nike, Coke, Orange, Heineken, MTV, McDonalds and Greenpeace. He has also art directed and developed projects under his own postproduction and motion graphics company, Frame Storm, for clients including MTV, BMW, Nike, Coke and El Corte Inglés.
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Director Diane Paragas Joins Accomplice Media
News: Director Diane Paragas Joins Accomplice MediaAward-winning director Diane Paragas has joined Accomplice Media for exclusive representation in commercials. Paragas’s work spans commercials, documentaries, narrative films and branded content with much of it rooted in the stories of real people.
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