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Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All Media
Syndrome Refocuses Company's Core Services - Now Specializing in Artistic and Collaborative Motion Graphics and Design Across All MediaSyndrome Studio, a multi-award winning creative studio specializing in motion graphic design and animation for major entertainment, advertising and brand clients, has re-strategized the company’s core services, and will now focus on providing highly artistic and collaborative motion graphics and design to clients working across all media.
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FreeSpeak II Hits The High Notes at Live MTV Video Music Awards
FreeSpeak II Hits The High Notes at Live MTV Video Music AwardsThe sheer size and variety of live locations at the 2016 VMAs puts this cutting-edge wireless intercom system to the ultimate test
Firehouse Productions, the New York/Las Vegas Audio and Communications vendor, has for the first time selected Clear-Com® FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom to connect the live production crew during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which aired live from Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The VMAs featured performances, interviews, red carpet coverage and extensive social media exposure with A-list music industry stars. Despite the massive viewership of the VMAs, expansive zones of coverage and numerous 2.4GHz devices in use simultaneously, Firehouse Productions was confident that FreeSpeak II would cover the entire MSG venue thanks to 20 integrated Transceiver Antennas and 25 wireless beltpacks.
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Humble Signs Director Todd Biermann
Humble Signs Director Todd BiermannBicoastal integrated production studio Humble today announced the addition of Todd Biermann to its directorial roster. Best known for his work in the TV realm – including recent episodes of Broad City, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Wrecked – Biermann brings well-honed comedic chops and over 10 years of experience to Humble.
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Scatterlight Studios Partners With The Players’ Tribune To Produce “Scouting Myself” Video Series
Scatterlight Studios Partners With The Players’ Tribune To Produce “Scouting Myself” Video SeriesPro Athletes Mentor Elite High School Athletes In Inspirational New Series
Production studio Scatterlight Studios recently completed work on “Scouting Myself,” an original new digital series on The Players’ Tribune that offers elite high school athletes an opportunity of a lifetime — to learn straight from the pros themselves as they aspire to make it to the next level.
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VideoBlocks Expanding Mass Creative Class W/ Launch Of Of Enterprise Service For Media Companies, Indie Projection Studies, etc.
VideoBlocks Launches Enterprise Service to Empower the Digital Workforce with Affordable, Professional Quality Creative Content
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based stock media service that empowers digital artists worldwide, announced the launch of its enterprise-class platform and service that puts millions of licensed, high-quality media assets in the hands of global employees. VideoBlocks Enterprise packs a powerful punch for small and large companies looking to bolster their creative or marketing efforts, featuring a combined $10M worth of digital assets such as videos (including newly released 360-degree virtual reality clips), images, graphics and audio files. The Enterprise product gives creative professionals full access to the ever-growing libraries of VideoBlocks, AudioBlocks and GraphicStock.
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Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins Bullitt
Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins BullittBullitt is excited to welcome director Matt Ogens to its director roster. Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director, known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined.
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Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet System
Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet SystemFull Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, has installed a comprehensive system of Focusrite RedNet Dante™-networked audio converters and interfaces in its Full Sail Live 1 building, which is home to the university’s Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program. Incorporating RedNet MP8R 8-channel Mic Pre and A/D converters, RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridges, RedNet HD32R Pro Tools | HD/HDX Bridges and RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled analog interfaces, the new Focusrite system not only provides networking throughout the facility, but also offers students practical experience with the Dante Audio-over-IP protocol.
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Zylight IS3c LED Lights Streamline 'How To Love' Video Production
Zylight IS3c LED Lights Streamline 'How To Love' Video ProductionIn April, during a one-day shoot for the music video for How To Love by Cash Cash featuring Sofia Reyes, the production team was tasked with transforming a California restaurant into a number of different sets. Among other visuals, the finished video features Reyes singing in a sun-drenched bamboo forest, as well as walking through a spacious nightclub garden where she interacts with the group under color shifting lights.
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Beau Leon joined Framestore in October 2015 as Lead Colourist.
Beau Leon joined Framestore in October 2015 as Lead Colourist.His appointment marked the opening of the LA colour studio, adding further creative firepower to Framestore’s West Coast operation.
How did you make your start in colour?
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Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat Carpenter
Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat CarpenterNY-based Northern Lights has added veteran creative director/editor Pat Carpenter. With decades of experience, Carpenter has worked across commercials, broadcast promos, documentaries, music and long form content, infusing a distinct vitality in every project he cuts. Joining Northern Lights from Ripcord Creative, he has lent his talents to a number of top shops in New York City, including Definition 6, Creative Bubble and Unitel. With a history of moonlighting as a drummer in NYC’s punk rock scene, Carpenter’s innate sense of rhythm has led to his natural ease and confidence in editing. His work has garnered numerous industry accolades including a Silver Lion for his work for Benjamin Moore “Talking Wall” out of The Martin Agency, a Gold CLIO for his work on Coca-Cola “Happiness Machine” and numerous PromaxBDA Awards for his extensive broadcast work. With a collaborative approach, Carpenter has developed a lineup of repeat clients, including USA, Syfy, Nickelodeon, Pivot and HBO.
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Industrial Color Adds Veteran Editor Bruce Ashley And Executive Producer Gary Giambalvo
Industrial Color Adds Veteran Editor Bruce Ashley And Executive Producer Gary GiambalvoNew Talent Addition Part Of Overall Strategy To Grow Advertising/Branded Content Production and Post Production
Industrial Color, the 25-year-old creative studio known for its high-end fashion and beauty post-production work, has added acclaimed Editor Bruce Ashley and Executive Producer Gary Giambalvoto its staff. The moves, according to the company’s Chief Operating Officer Mathieu Champigny,represent a strategic step in the company’s overall growth strategy targeting advertising and branded content production.
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SoCal Rentals Drives Production With AJA Ki Pro Ultras
SoCal Rentals Drives Production With AJA Ki Pro UltrasSoCal Rentals was founded in 2008 to provide clients in broadcast, reality TV, live event production and AV/staging with full service audio, video and LED solutions offering production-specific engineering design, equipment rentals, expert technical management, project consulting and crews. The company recently added 12 AJA Ki Pro Ultras into their rental pool, which already includes massive quantities of AJA gear including hundreds of FiDO fiber and Hi5 SDI to HDMI Mini-Converters, 30 Ki Pros, 20 Ki Pro Racks, multiple FS1 and FS2 frame synchronizers, KUMO routers and more.
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NBC And "American Ninja Warrior" Take Viewers Behind-the-Scenes With Exclusive Digital Series
NBC And "American Ninja Warrior" Take Viewers Behind-the-Scenes With Exclusive Digital SeriesWeekly Digital Episodes That Focus on the Making of a Course and Inside the Life of a Ninja to Be Released on NBC.com, NBC App and YouTube in Advance of New Season on NBC
NBC Digital Entertainment, in partnership with “American Ninja Warrior” producer A. Smith & Co., is pulling back the curtain and giving fans an immersive behind-the-scenes experience with two digital series, “Crashing the Course” and “24/B4.”
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MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling Season
MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling SeasonPost-production finishing for the second season of MTV’s hit show Scream: The TV Series is currently in high gear at Chainsaw in Hollywood. The facility is handling editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. It is also supplying editing suites and gear used by series editors.
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Honor Society Signs Director Tim Abshire
Honor Society Signs Director Tim AbshireBi-coastal production company Honor Societyhas signed director Tim Abshire for U.S. commercial representation. With a character-driven approach to storytelling, he has helmed work for top brands such as Google, Coca-Cola, PlayStation, ESPN, Febreze, VW, Taco Bell, E*TRADE and Kia. Tim’s signature comedy dialogue style has earned him industry recognition and numerous golds from Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show Pencils, PromaxBDAs, and ADC Cubes. His work celebrates the awkward and odd characteristics of any situation through clever storytelling that leaves a lasting impression.
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Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The Odyssey
Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The OdysseyShort film created for Florence + the Machine album How Big How Blue How Beautiful Was Directed by Vincent Haycock
On April 21st at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, the film The Odyssey, directed by Vincent Haycock via Park Pictures for Florence and the Machine, had its worldwide debut. The film, which stars Florence Welch, premiered in full April 20th at a live screening at London’s Dalston’s Rio cinema, followed by a premiere April 24th online at http://florenceandthemachine.net/ and a live Facebook Q&A session. On May 4th, the film has its US theatrical premiere at Village East Cinema in New York City.
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Videoblocks Enters New Digital Media Frontier With Launch Of Virtual Reality Content For The Mass Creative Class
VideoBlocks Becomes the First Stock Media Company to Add 2D and 3D Virtual Reality, 360-Degree Video to their Robust Content Library
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based provider of stock video, today announced the launch of the industry’s first 2D and 3D virtual reality, 360-degree video content for the mass creative class and creators around the world. The newly launched content will be available in VideoBlocks’ Unlimited Library and contributor-friendly marketplace. Members will be able to experience the videos in a full 360-degree sphere, through a player on the VideoBlocks website. The footage has been fully stitched together and ready for download and use by the ever-growing mass creative class, from hobbyists to professionals alike.
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NAB News: Pronology Launches mRes, a New Standalone Multi-Resolution Encoder at NAB 2016
Unique Uncompressed Recording Architecture Allows for Various Resolutions to be Created Without Any Loss of Quality
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is introducing its new mRes™standalone multi-resolution encoderat the 2016 NAB Show (Booth SL12407). The company’s first standalone encoder, mRes seamlessly records three tiers of uncompressed video per SDI input channel prior to compression and wrapping, without missing a frame of action: a high-resolution media file, an edit proxy and a live web-streamable proxy, all while offering users flexibility and ease of use at a low cost point.
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Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of Production
Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of ProductionNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has brought on Kris Walter as Head of Production. Walter comes to Bodega from MTV Brand Creative, where he spent over a decade producing award winning, results driven, multi-platform campaigns for the network’s most highly viewed events and series, including the VMAs and the MTV Movie Awards.
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BeckTV 2016 NAB Show Product Preview
BeckTV has implemented innovative technology for virtually every type of installation, including broadcast and network television, cable and satellite facilities, network operations centers, sports and mobile trucks, stadium venues, and houses of worship. With this unparalleled experience, BeckTV engineers are well-equipped to review new technology, best practices, and budgets with any 2016 NAB Show attendee interested in discussing system design and integration.
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mxfSPEEDRAIL and GRB - a long lasting relationship
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, today announced that GRB Entertainment, a global reference in reality show production has been using mxfSPEEDRAIL within their production workflows for more than two years. During this time, mxfSPEEDRAIL has proven to be a critical part of the ingest workflow, having a major role in the process that allows GRB to continue its endeavor to challenge viewers with programming geared to the highest common denominator.
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Northern Lights' Glenn Conte Cuts Season 2 and 3 of Colin Quinn's "Cop Show"
Northern Lights' Glenn Conte Cuts Season 2 and 3 of Colin Quinn's "Cop Show"NY-based Northern Lights editor Glenn Conte has once again teamed up with SNL alum and comedian Colin Quinn on the Web series that boldly turns the police drama genre on its head for Season 2 and 3 of “Cop Show.” The satirical Web series appears on L/Studio, the Lexus-owned digital content channel, which brought on Full Court Press to program and develop content.
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Creative Mornings with Keith Frankel
Creative Mornings with Keith FrankelGo Creative Show host Ben Consoli talks creativity with Keith Frankel, host of the Boston chapter of CreativeMornings. Keith shares tips to enhance your creativity and talks about his experiences helping startups blossom, and his time producing MTV’s hit reality show “Made”.
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VideoBlocks Promotes New CEO To Continue Record Growth, Vision of Becoming The 'Must Have' Membership for All Content Creators
VideoBlocks Promotes New CEO To Continue Record Growth, Vision of Becoming The 'Must Have' Membership for All Content CreatorsDigital Media Powerhouse Assigns New Leadership on the Heels of Reaching One Million Video Clips and Paying Over $1M to Contributors
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based provider of stock media, today announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer, TJ Leonard, who, over the past two and a half years led the company to record-setting growth as Chief Marketing Officer.
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Nominees Announced for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Johnny Depp to Present Lifetime Achievement Awards
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Loni Love, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the official host of the cocktail party.
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VideoBlocks Partners with Discovery Channel to Make Hollywood Quality Stock Video Affordable for All Digital Creators
Discovery Selects the VideoBlocks Marketplace Because of Rapid Growth, 100% Commissions
VideoBlocks, the first subscription-based provider of stock video, today announced the addition of Discovery Channel’s world class royalty-free video library to its Marketplace, bringing professionally shot, adrenaline-charged footage to the mass creative class for the first time in history. The rollout includes over 30,000 jaw-dropping clips, none of which have been previously broadcast. They will be available for purchase on the VideoBlocks Marketplace in early 2016.
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Preston Lee Launches New Production Venture, Sanctuary
Preston Lee Launches New Production Venture, SanctuaryFormer Über Content co-owner/executive producer Preston Lee has opened the doors to his new Culver City-based production company, Sanctuary.
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Tool of North America Signs Leigh Marling
Tool of North America Signs Leigh MarlingTool of North America today announced that it has signed live action director Leigh Marling to its roster.
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Broadcast Rental uses Cobham kit at MTV Europe Music Awards
Broadcast Rental uses Cobham kit at MTV Europe Music AwardsCobham’s Solo7 Nano TX transmitters and Videosys camera control technology support coverage of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards
Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance, the RF specialist company, and Videosys Broadcast, a leading Cobham reseller of broadcast solutions for film, television and A/V, has announced that Broadcast Rental, an international full service rental house in Hilversum, the Netherlands, used a combination of Cobham’s Solo7 Nano TX transmitters and Videosys camera control technology to support coverage of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards by Hilversum, Holland-based facilities, technical, and creative services provider, United.
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NewFilmmakers' Annual Los Angeles Video Product Event Comes to Hollywood Center Studios
NewFilmmakers' Annual Los Angeles Video Product Event Comes to Hollywood Center StudiosHistoric studio sets up temporary theater to screen emerging filmmakers’ visions of the City of LA.
Hollywood Center Studios recently played host to 21 up-and-coming filmmakers participating in The Los Angeles Video Project “What’s Your LA?” presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. The annual event featured screenings of short films by storytellers evoking their Los Angeles experiences.
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Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer
Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, "The Rusted," Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone for Project Imagination: The Trailer"THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
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43 of the Fall Season¹s Biggest TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and online editor and more, are being used to complete brand new and returning hit fall television shows.
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Chainsaw Sinks Its Teeth into "Teen Wolf"
Chainsaw Sinks Its Teeth into "Teen Wolf"Post facility has developed a unique workflow to deliver quality and quick turnaround for the fifth season of MTV’s popular high school drama.
Post production finishing for the fifth season of Teen Wolf is currently underway at Chainsaw, a SIM Group company. The MTV series about an awkward high school student who is secretly a werewolf, is among cable’s most popular scripted series among young adults and was recently renewed for a sixth season.
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Hollywood Center Studios Deploys Uniform, Enterprise WiFi Network
Hollywood Center Studios Deploys Uniform, Enterprise WiFi NetworkThe Independent Production Facility also adds high-speed file transfer service to support television production and others
As part of a broad effort to expand its communications and IT infrastructure, Hollywood Center Studios has installed an enterprise-level WiFi network , providing uniform, high-speed internet access across its entire studio complex. The network will ultimately include 150 access points that will allow studio office tenants and productions working on the lot to connect to the internet easily and more reliably.
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To Produce “Alaskan Bush People” for The Discovery Channel, Park Slope Productions Turns to EVO
To Produce “Alaskan Bush People” for The Discovery Channel, Park Slope Productions Turns to EVOPark Slope Productions is an award-winning producer of original programming for the likes of OWN, TLC and MTV, and knows what it takes to create engaging television. The production house pores over hundreds of new programming ideas all the time. So when an associate producer came upon a family of nine living “off the grid” in the rugged Alaskan wilderness, the Park Slope team knew it had found something unique.
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Diversity Will Be Focus at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition and Related Events
SMPTE 2015 Panel to Discuss Strategy for Boosting Diversity, Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) Women's Luncheon to Address Rise of Inclusivity and Diversity
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, and related events will focus on fostering the presence and engagement of diversity in the industry, enriching it with colleagues representing a greater variety of experiences, perspectives, and voices.
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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
"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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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