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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Demanding finishing workflow requires guaranteed performance 24/7
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Local Hero, a creative boutique for independent filmmakers on the west side of Los Angeles, is using Facilis TerraBlock for their most demanding 4K finishing and Netflix mastering workflows.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
Program Including 70 Paper Presentations Will Explore the Tools and Technologies Enabling Creation, Delivery, and Consumption of Richer Content
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 24-26 in Hollywood, California. SMPTE 2017 will fill two exhibit halls and multiple session rooms at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and the event will also feature an Oktoberfest reception, Broadcast Beat's SMPTE 2017 Live! Studio, and special events culminating with the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala at the Loews Hollywood Hotel's Hollywood Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 26.
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 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content Creation
 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content CreationCalifornia-based digital intermediate and feature finishing company, Local Hero, have been part of the feature film industry since 2006. With over 120 prestige indie credits such as Captain Fantastic, Dope and Pitch Perfect, Local Hero has been innovating in their field for over 10 years, specialising in making digital films of any budget look their best.
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Dalet Galaxy Orchestrates Large-Scale IMF Operations
Dalet Galaxy Orchestrates Large-Scale IMF Operations
Dalet IMF technology meets compliance demands of industry-leading SVOD platform
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations, is demonstrating its comprehensive IMF workflow powered by Dalet Galaxy at NAB 2017 on booth SL6210. The Interoperable Mastering Format (IMF) is designed to simplify and standardize the world of multi-platform, multi-lingual, multi-resolution delivery. Devised by the industry and ratified by SMPTE, IMF is an emerging standardized mastering format for facilities required to distribute many profiles and versions with reliable interoperability.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports 13 Tribeca World Premieres
Technicolor PostWorks Supports 13 Tribeca World PremieresContinuing its long support for filmmaking in New York, Technicolor PostWorks provided post-production services to 13 films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, including three films in the U.S. Narrative competition, two in the Spotlight Narrative section, one in the World Documentary competition, four in the Spotlight Documentary section and one in the Shorts sections. Additionally, the facility supported three projects produced for television screening in the second annual Tribeca TV festival. Services included editorial conforming and color grading. PostWorks provided ADR, sound editorial and sound mixing.
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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya Fast Adaptive Lights and Major GPU Rendering Improvements Now Available in Latest Update
Today, Chaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for Maya, a major update to its Academy Award-winning CPU and GPU production renderer. Used on recent television and film projects including The Fate of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, and Stranger Things, this update brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects.
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Amazon, Netflix & WB Execs to Present at the Location Managers Guild Awards
Amazon, Netflix & WB Execs to Present at the Location Managers Guild Awards
Hosted by Rico Gagliano, the April 8th Ceremony Will Honor Director Danny Boyle, Location Scout Lori Balton and Location Professional Stuart Raven Barter
Amazon Studios Original Movies Head of Physical Production Mary Ann Marino, Netflix’s VP of Worldwide Physical Production Ty Warren and Warner Bros. Pictures Executive VP Ravi Mehta are the latest presenters announced for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI). Hosted by Dinner Party Download’s Rico Gagliano, the formal ceremony will honor outstanding creative contributions of film commissions and location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the world. The LMGI Awards will take place Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios.
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Tom Marks, Rerecording Mixer, Chooses NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix and MasterCheck Pro for 'Sense8'
Tom Marks, Rerecording Mixer, Chooses NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix and MasterCheck Pro for 'Sense8'NUGEN Audio today announced that renowned rerecording mixer Tom Marks is using NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix and MasterCheck Pro on the mix for the hit Netflix series "Sense8," which just wrapped production of its second season.
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Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Leftchannel Creates Animated Technique for Netflix's AUDRIE & DAISY
Documentary Received Prestigious 2017 Annie Award Nomination
Earlier this year, leftchannel received a prestigious Annie Award nomination for “Best Animated Special Production” for the Sundance hit and Netflix-acquired AUDRIE & DAISY. The team at leftchannel, led by Founder/Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, created a specific animation technique for the powerful documentary, currently streaming on Netflix.
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AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution
AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution
Topics to include cloud-based media management and distribution, automated metadata, artificial intelligence’s role in archiving and asset management, and successful vault conversion strategies
The 2017 New York edition of the popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) series, presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), has announced its program lineup today, which will include a wide range of educational sessions focused on the ongoing challenges facing digital asset management practitioners led by top experts in the field. The daylong event takes place May 5 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Real world presentations will explore the many facets of the life-cycle of content – from collection and maintenance strategies to delivery with the purpose of reaching new, bigger audiences.
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Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor DANNY BOYLE, LORI BALTON & STUART RAVEN BARTER
Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor DANNY BOYLE, LORI BALTON & STUART RAVEN BARTER
Awards Ceremony Set for April 8 at the Warner Bros. Steven J. Ross Theater
Honorees for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) were announced today by LMGI President Eric Klosterman. Oscar®-winning director DANNY BOYLE (T2 Trainspotting, Millions, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) will receive the Eva Monley Award.
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Kino Lorber Acquires all North American rights to Gabe Klinger's PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas, before its SXSW premiere on March 12.
PORTO PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 12, AT 6:45PM AT ALAMO RITZ 1 IN AUSTIN, TX.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gabe Klinger’s PORTO, starring Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Written by Klinger and Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore; True Crime) and shot on Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm in the eponymous Portuguese city, PORTO is set for a North American premiere at SXSW, on Sunday, March 12.
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Leading Canadian Media Production Companies Fusion Cine and Great Pacific Media Turn to Archion's EditStor for High Profile Episodic and Reality TV Shows
Leading Canadian Media Production Companies Fusion Cine and Great Pacific Media Turn to Archion's EditStor for High Profile Episodic and Reality TV ShowsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, announces the rapid growth and adoption of Archion's EditStor in Western Canada, highlighted by two leading media companies in that region – Fusion Cine, a top media and entertainment technology vendor, and Great Pacific Media, a leading producer of factual television content. Those companies have invested regularly in Archion's EditStor for large scale post-production and broadcast requirements involving high profile TV programming.
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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc AMANDA KNOX
Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc AMANDA KNOX
Provides Foley for three Sundance Festival Award winners
Alchemy Post Sound Foley Artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang, and Foley Editors Ryan Collison and Nick Seaman are nominated for a 2017 MPSE Golden Reel Award in the Feature Documentary category for their work on the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox. They share the nomination with Supervising Sound Editors Chris Stangroom and Tom Paul, Dialogue Editor Stephen C. Davies and Sound Effects Editors Diego Jimenez, Max Holland, Jesse Peterson and Oscar Convers. Directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn for Plus Pictures and Netflix, the film tells the story of the sensational Italian murder trial of American exchange student Amanda Knox.
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Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards
Hollywood Studios and Others Join in Celebrating the Craft of Sound as Sponsors of the 64th Annual Golden Reel AwardsLeading motion picture and television studios, independent producers, sound companies and technology developers are among the sponsors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, slated for February 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Netflix will serve as Presenting Sponsor of the event, which recognizes excellence in sound in motion picture, television, animation, documentary and interactive entertainment.
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Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
Beverly Center Becomes Official Platinum Sponsor of the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Awards
The Feb. 19 Ceremony at L.A. Live will Honor Ryan Murphy, Emmy®-nominated Make-Up Artist Leonard Engelman, and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated Hair Stylist Barbara Lorenz
Beverly Center, one of the premier fashion destinations in Los Angeles, joins as an official Platinum Sponsor for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) 2017 Annual Awards honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. In addition, Beverly Center will be a yearly sponsor of the guild, supporting multiple programs. The black-tie gala will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. The announcement was made today by Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of IATSE Local 706.
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Patton Oswalt To Host The Art Directors Guild Awards
Patton Oswalt To Host The Art Directors Guild Awards
Oscar®-Winning Director Brad Bird, Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler and late Production Designer Gene Allen will be honored at the Feb. 11 ceremony
Emmy®-winning comedian Patton Oswalt will host the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating “Return to Hollywood,” will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"
The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"Renowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, contributed over 70 visual effects shots to "The Discovery." The new film, which stars Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business Development
Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business DevelopmentCreative company Imaginary Forces has added two executives to its Los Angeles studio: Executive Producer Chris Hill and Director of Business Development Sami Tahari. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the announcement signals what’s next in Imaginary Forces’ long legacy of creative innovation and design-driven storytelling for entertainment, brand and agency clients. Hill and Tahari’s diverse backgrounds will help strengthen the company’s long-standing relationships, as well as its continuous expansion into emerging markets. Recent work of note includes TV’s most talked-about main titles for Netflix’s summer blockbuster “Stranger Things”; the logo reveal for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” — Paramount’s biggest trailer debut ever; and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for the Empire State Building.
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DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIER
DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIERFrontier is a Canadian historical drama that chronicles the North American fur trade in the late 1700s. The six-part series, which stars Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle and Jessica Matten, is the Discovery Channel’s first original scripted production and was acquired by Netflix for international distribution.
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Kino Lorber acquires North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s POP AYE
Kino Lorber acquires North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s POP AYE
After the film’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic section.
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Kirsten Tan’s debut feature POP AYE, after the film’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic section. A road movie set in Thailand, POP AYE tells the story of an over-the-hill architect and his attempt to bring his long-lost elephant back to their rural hometown. Written and directed by Singaporean writer-director Kirsten Tan, currently based in New York, POP AYE was the opening night title in the World Dramatic section and has gathered strong reviews since its first screening on January 19.
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Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s Deadline
Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s DeadlineTwo-time Academy and BAFTA Award nominee Cartoon Saloon delivers 2D animation projects with dazzling, critically acclaimed results. When the studio began work on Netflix original series “Puffin Rock,” Cartoon Saloon turned to Thinkbox Software’s Deadline to provide a solid render management backbone for its new pipeline. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Cartoon Saloon prides itself on creating major animated features outside traditional industry hubs; its Oscar-nominated “The Secret of Kells” (2009) was the first homegrown Irish animated film. The studio also keeps as much of its process in-house as possible.
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Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment
Seasoned post-production artist will apply experience in television and feature mastering, restoration and animation.
Versatile colorist Dan Hermelin has joined Roundabout Entertainment as the facility continues to build its talent pool and broaden its services for picture finishing and restoration. Hermelin arrives with more than 20 years of post-production experience and a resume spanning features, television and restoration project, the latter including re-masters of Jerry Maguire, Men in Black and The Deep. At Roundabout, he will continue to service a diverse clientele, including his current project, the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon.
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LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
Featuring Picture-on-Wall Design, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Color Science Expertise by Technicolor, Most Premium OLED TV Delivers Unrivaled Home Cinema Experience
LG Electronics (LG) took the stage at CES 2017 to unveil its newest top-of-the-line LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W as the pinnacle of its new line-up of flat-panel TVs at CES 2017. Featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos™ sound, the new line-up includes a total of ten different models, highlighted by the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award winner, the 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W exemplified by its Picture-on-Wall design.
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The Mill's Colour Team Expands into a Creative Destination for Indie Features
The Mill's Colour Team Expands into a Creative Destination for Indie Features
Spearheaded at The Mill’s New York Studio, DI colour work will be also available at other Mill studios in London, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Mill Colour is broadening its offering to include creative Digital Intermediate (DI) work for feature length projects. Known for working in the advertising, games and music industries, this move marks an exciting new development for The Mill’s global team of talented artists and their clients. Group Colour Director at The Mill, Dee Allen, explains: "This is a natural and very exciting progression for us. Our team collaborates with world class Directors and DP’s and this allows us to extend the collaboration into features. In New York, we are also supported by our relationship with Technicolor PostWorks providing an end-to-end solution to clients across all aspects of DI workflow and final deliverables. Of course, we’ll continue to grow our commercial and music video work, finding creative opportunities across all media.”
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Netflix Premieres Travelers in 4K with a Cinematic and Natural Look
Netflix Premieres Travelers in 4K with a Cinematic and Natural Look
DP Neville Kidd captures latest Brad Wright SciFi series on Cooke 5/i & S4/i lenses
Travelers, the latest science fiction series from creator Brad Wright (co-creator of Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis andSGU Stargate Universe), is set to debut on December 23rd on Netflix in 4K UHD, which will have exclusive international rights everywhere except in Canada, where it has already begun airing on Showcase.
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Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema cameras
Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema camerasStar is a new Fox TV music drama from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (Empire, Precious). Exposing the cut-throat music industry, Star follows three talented singers as they navigate the road to stardom. The series features Jude Demorest as the title character, Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Lenny Kravitz. The series’ pilot was shot by cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) on VariCam 35 cinema cameras.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
HBO Leads with Five Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its television nominees for the 31st annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be revealed here on February 4, 2017, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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YouTube goes HDR, Atomos HDR Upgrade and $500 off for Content Professionals
Timed with the recent announcement by YouTube for HDR delivery, Atomos announces a new OS update to further broaden HDR compatibility and offers a limited time discount to make the HDR upgrade easier this holiday season. The HDR wave continues to gather pace with YouTube adding to other content delivery platforms such as Google Chromecast ultra, Sony PS4 Pro, Amazon, Netflix and Vudu in bringing HDR transmission and playback to the growing population of people with HDR compatible TV’s, the leading Christmas gift in 2016.
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Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer Award
Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer Award
Manhattan-based photo, video and electronics retailer recognized for contributions to imaging industry through Adorama Learning Center and AdoramaTV online platforms
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Visionary Retailer Awards by The Imaging Alliance, a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and sustainable development of both current and future imaging applications. Alongside Glazer’s Camera and Best Buy, Adorama will be honored for its achievements in imaging retail at The Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging event on the eve of CES 2017 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
Top directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks.
Blackmagic Design today announced that several Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software and DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and editor, are being used for production and post production work on some of the most anticipated shows in this year's fall television lineup. More than 46 of 2016's fall television shows use Blackmagic Design's cameras, Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio. Top directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks, including returning hit shows like Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Jane the Virgin and Blindspot.
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Global Animation Voicing Company 3Beep Launches
Global Animation Voicing Company 3Beep Launches
NYC-Based Creative Services/Media Management Studio Brings Team Of Producers, Writers, Directors and VO Professionals To Animated Productions Worldwide
Responding to the changing needs of today’s animation studios and the increasingly global nature of content creation, 3Beep, a provider of global animation voicing services, has launched. Based in New York City, the company is an innovative new resource that brings expert creative services and media management to animated productions worldwide. 
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STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky Dickens
STORY Signs Real People/Documentary Director Ky Dickens
Amy McIntyre also joins company as producer/sales rep.
Director Ky Dickens has joined STORY for exclusive national representation in commercials. Dickens is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also enjoyed great success in commercials and branded content centering on real people and docu-style storytelling. Her work has earned praise for its integrity, authenticity and emotional power. Recent credits include work for McDonald’s, Tylenol, Huggies, Kohler and the Illinois Lottery. She is currently working on a project for Hallmark.
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Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia expands its global reach with the launch of new VFX and finishing studio in Vancouver
Umedia is pleased to announce the opening of its first Canadian visual effects and finishing studio, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Umedia Vancouver is the fifth office for Umedia, whose activities span film and television development, production and financing in London, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. The Vancouver studio joins VFX facilities in Brussels and Paris, enhancing the group’s international VFX presence and bringing Umedia closer to North American clients.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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RCS & Opta Partner on DAZN Sports Streaming Service
RCS & Opta Partner on DAZN Sports Streaming ServiceLeading up to its launch in August, DAZN enlisted media technology provider Reality Check Systems (RCS) to create a graphics and data integration production solution for its new live sports streaming service. Available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan via multiple connected devices, DAZN lets viewers tune into live coverage of more than 8,000 sporting events a year – from top European football leagues like the Premier League to US sports such as MLB, NBA, NFL, plus motorsports, tennis, darts and much more.
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Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 2016
Milk Vfx Brings Home Emmy For Sherlock And Marks Studio's Third Major Award Of 2016
2016 awards season delivers Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy recognition for the three-year-old studio
Academy and BAFTA Award winning independent VFX studio Milk has won an Emmy Award for Hartswood Films/BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ at the 68thCreative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonyheld at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam Pure
​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam Pure
RAW-only VariCam Pure builds on success of VariCam 35 and Codex V-RAW recorder
Panasonic has once again called on the engineering and technical expertise of Codex (www.codex.online)to develop with them a totally-integrated and smaller VariCam camera - the new VariCam Pure digital cinematography camera.
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mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner
mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client PartnermOcean is pleased to welcome Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner, where he will deepen the creative marketing agency’s footprint in motion design. An Emmy-winning designer, Monson has collaborated with some of the top television networks and brands in the world, including ABC, Al Jazeera, Canal+, Comedy Central, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Canon, IBM, and Nike. He was also instrumental in creating one of the most unique and recognizable pieces of design -- the iconic Love Symbol for The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
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ATEME TITAN Powers Non Stop HD and 4K-UHD HDR Content
ATEME TITAN Powers Non Stop HD and 4K-UHD HDR ContentATEME today announced that Argentina’s Non Stop, a leader in content development for TV and audiovisual services, selected the ATEME TITAN solution to encode its HD and 4K-UHD content. The content will to be delivered to Non Stop customers in different types of file formats —like Apple ProRes .mov or JPEG 2000 IMF — matching Netflix technical specifications. On this occasion, ATEME partnered with IPLUSB, a leading provider of digital and audiovisual solutions for TV, cinema and radio in most of the Latin American countries.
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Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit House
Brand New Family Adventure Album "Tales" Released by Award Winning Custom Music and Sound Design Company The Hit HouseTop custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released “Tales,” its latest original album. Tales has been created and produced by composers Scott Lee Miller, William Hunt, Dan Diaz, and Martyn Corbet. Sally House, Executive Producer, The Hit House, made the announcement.
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Mill+ Create Stunning Animated Opening Titles for Netflix’s “Fearless”
Mill+ Create Stunning Animated Opening Titles for Netflix’s “Fearless”Mill+ has collaborated with 25/7 Productions and director Michael John Warren on the striking opening titles for Fearless. The new Netflix series documents Brazilian bull riding culture, and the grueling journey of riders from Sao Paulo to championships in Las Vegas.
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Community Films Director Clay Tweel's Inspirational Doc "Gleason" Receives Theatrical Release This Summer
Community Films Director Clay Tweel's Inspirational Doc "Gleason" Receives Theatrical Release This SummerEarlier this year, Director Clay Tweel signed with national commercial production company Community Films. This summer sees the theatrical release of his inspirational documentary “Gleason” about former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film made its overwhelmingly successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 with U.S. rights purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the festival. The film opens nationwide in theaters this summer and will be streamed this fall on Amazon.com. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films with fellow Community Director Seth Gordon serving as Producer.
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, 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, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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FuseFX Expands New York Facility
FuseFX Expands New York Facility
VFX facility's current projects include "Mr. Robot," "The Get Down" and "Luke Cage."
Buoyed by rising television productions, FuseFX has expanded its presence in New York. The facility has moved its operations in the city to larger quarters able to accommodate a dynamic team of more than 50 artists.
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M&C Saatchi LA Celebrates The Ford Theatres: LA's Freshest Stage
M&C Saatchi LA Celebrates The Ford Theatres: LA's Freshest Stage
New Campaign Highlights The Cultural Exchange That Is The Heart of Los Angeles' Iconic Venue
M&C Saatchi LA is proud to have developed and produced a multi-platform campaign for the grand re-opening of one of Los Angeles’ most beloved artistic centers: the Ford Theatres. The campaign shines a spotlight on how the Ford Theatres brings people together for transformative arts experiences that inspire, empower and ignite cultural exchange.
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Alchemy Post Sound Garners Two Emmy Nominations
Alchemy Post Sound Garners Two Emmy NominationsAlchemy Post Sound co-founder, Foley artist Leslie Bloome has received two nominations 68th Emmy® Awards.
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated Productions
Technicolor PostWorks Supports Seven Emmy Nominated ProductionsTechnicolor PostWorks provided post-production services for seven television programs that received nominations in the 68th Emmy Awards. They include the scripted series The Affair, The Americans, Master of None, Mozart in the Jungle and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the documentary mini-series Jackie Robinson and the documentary series Vice.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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GPL Technologies Supports The Molecule as It Builds New Production Facility in New York City
GPL Technologies Supports The Molecule as It Builds New Production Facility in New York CityGPL Technologies is currently providing IT and engineering support to The Molecule as it prepares to move to a new production facility at 29th and Broadway in Manhattan. GPL assisted in designing the new facility’s shared storage environment and workflow. It also supplied and installed workstations and software for visual effects production, design and other functions. "We're operating at a higher tier of capacity than ever before,” says The Molecule CEO Chris Healer. “GPL's consulting and expertise have made this expansion possible in a way that few other companies could.”
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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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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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Canadian Firm First on the Road with FUJINON 107x UHD/4K Lens
Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck
Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the UA107x is the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. While Video MTL and Dazmo own several Cabrio PL lenses, their purchase of two 107x’s and one UA22x8 portable zoom is the company’s first optics selection for next-generation 2/3-inch UHD cameras.
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Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent Chanez
Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent ChanezBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed French director Laurent Chanez for U.S. and U.K. representation. All of Chanez’ emotionally-charged work – from stirring montages to adrenaline-pumping auto work to striking beauty spots – combines authenticity with artful composition. He has helmed spots for such top brands as Benetton, Nike, Lexus, L’Oréal, Hyundai, Sky TV, Pepsi and Peugeot, among numerous others. His widely heralded “Unhate” for Benetton was featured at the 2013 TED Conference and his spot for French fragrance “Flower by Kenzo” earned an Epica Award. Beyond commercials, Chanez has directed longer form content, including the short film “Forme,” which was an official selection at the Buenos Aires Film Festival and the Plantin-Paris Film Festival.
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Avid Pro Tools | S6 Enables Sony Pictures Post Production Services to Boost Creativity and Collaboration
Avid marks the sale of its 1,000th Pro Tools | S6 control surface as demand continues to grow
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that it has sold its 1,000th Avid Pro Tools® | S6 control surface to Sony Pictures Post Production Services, highlighting strong momentum for the modular control surface across leading film production, music and post-production facilities. Continuing demand for Pro Tools | S6 places the audio control surface at the center of creative workflows, enabling mixers to work more efficiently and fluidly.
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VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini, Two Others Join FuseFX, Vancouver
VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini, Two Others Join FuseFX, VancouverVFX Supervisor Eric Gambini has joined FuseFX, Vancouver, as the company continues to add staff to service the region’s boom in television production. A native of France who has worked at visual effects facilities around the world, Gambini most recently served as On-Set VFX Supervisor on the CW series The 100. Also new to FuseFX Vancouver are VFX Producer Graeme Marshall and CG Supervisor Adam Marisett.
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SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."
SIM Group Sponsors "Georgia Night in L.A."
Annual networking event, slated for June 24th, promotes film and television production in Georgia
SIM Group is proud to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of Georgia Night in L.A., a special event developed by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to promote film and television production in the Peach State.
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Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into Toronto
Fresh From Two Industry Award Wins, MASTERSFX Expands Into TorontoHollywood & Toronto, June 23, 2016 - Two-time Emmy Award Winner Todd Masters, founder & president of character FX studio MASTERSFX, has announced an expansion of his 30- year-old company, with the opening of a new studio in Toronto.
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Marquis' X2Pro is Big Hit with Trailer Park Boys
Marquis' X2Pro is Big Hit with Trailer Park BoysMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media! Marquis has today announced X2Pro Audio Convert, which integrates Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, is a ‘big hit’ with Trailer Park Boys. The popular Netflix show which follows the booze-fueled misadventures of three longtime pals and petty serial criminals running scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park, is edited by Jeremy Harty, supervising editor for Trailer Park Boys and Swearnet.com.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
AFI Conservatory 2016 Commencement Celebrates New Filmmakers
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
Experts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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AICP Awards Winners Announced
AICP Awards Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp.
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Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Express Dailies 2016 delivers trendsetting in-production support for UHD HDR workflows
Colorfront, the Academy® and Emmy® Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of its new Express Dailies 2016 system for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing in on-set dailies workflows, during Cine Gear Expo 2016, c/o ALT Systems and Sony.
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The Jim Henson Company At Licensing Expo 2016
The Jim Henson Company will be returning to Licensing Expo, under the guidance of Federico San Martin, Vice President of Global Consumer Products.
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The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad Hughes
The Hit House Releases Second Entry within Successful FRAMEWORK Sound Design Series Written by Award Winning Sound Design Chad HughesFollowing the company’s success last year with the release of its first ever sound design album release FRAMEWORK Layer One, top custom music and sound design company The Hit House has released the second entry within that library series: FRAMEWORK Layer Two. The FRAMEWORK series was created to fill the specific needs of the motion picture trailer industry.
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Emmy-Nominated VFX Supervisor/Producer James Tichenor Joins FuseFX, Vancouver
Emmy-Nominated VFX Supervisor/Producer James Tichenor Joins FuseFX, VancouverContinuing to add depth and experience to its team in Vancouver, FuseFX has hired VFX Supervisor and Producer James Tichenor. Tichenor, whose background includes posts with Sony Television, MGM Television, Entity FX and Prime Focus, will produce and supervise visual effects production for television, features and other media. He will also work with Senior VFX Supervisor Jason Dowdeswell, who heads FuseFX, Vancouver in broadening the capabilities and scope of FuseFX’s operations in Canada. His current projects include CBS’s sci-fi/thriller Zoo.
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The OrganizationHeavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.
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Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino To Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
2016 COMMENCEMENT WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 15, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M.
The American Film Institute announced today it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino. Both Moreno and Tarantino will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
Fraunhofer Digital Media Alliance´s institute Fraunhofer IIS launches high-quality cross-workflow solutions for today’s needs, while driving digital media innovation
The Fraunhofer IIS Department Moving Picture Technologies, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today launches and demonstrates the latest innovations for industry players to stay competitive in the evolving media landscape.
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As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century Fund
Society Launches Centennial Website, Highlights Standards, Membership, and Education Initiatives That Will Support Continued Leadership in the Next Century
As it marks its 100th anniversary, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, also celebrates the addition of YouTube, Fotokem, Netflix, and Bud Mayo to the list of The Next Century Fund donors. The fund, which has raised more than $1.7 million in committed gifts toward a $4 million goal, will support SMPTE’s advance of its standards, membership, and education initiatives into the Society’s second century. The campaign’s success is among the highlights of the SMPTE 2016 centennial, which is showcased on a new microsite dedicated to the SMPTE’s yearlong celebration (http://www.smpte100.org).
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Pre-Nab Editors' Lounge Looks Ahead To The Future Of Post-Production
Pre-Nab Editors' Lounge Looks Ahead To The Future Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production celebrated their 13th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends and where the future of post-production is headed. Moderated by Journalist, Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Terence Curren (Editor/Colorist and Founder of AlphaDogs Post), Mark Raudonis (SVP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions), Michael Kammes (Director of Technology, Key Code Media) and Monica Daniel (Assistant Television Editor, Minority Report, Supergirl) The panel discussion can be watched in its entirety at: 13th Annual Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panel Discussion
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Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Opens AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase 2016
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Opens AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase 2016
Event Presented by Lifetime Introduces 10 New Directors and Their Work
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, co-creator and executive producer of Lifetime's groundbreaking series UNREAL, delivered candid remarks on the state of women in Hollywood to a packed house of filmmakers and industry executives at the 2016 AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase. Sponsored by Lifetime, the standing-room-only event took place Tuesday, April 12, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, and served as an introduction to the 10 DWW Class of 2015 graduates and their original work in episodic and short film storytelling.
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Filmmaker Jordan Brady Brings Commercial Directors Bootcamp to NYC
Filmmaker Jordan Brady Brings Commercial Directors Bootcamp to NYCSeasoned directors rarely share secrets, especially in a field as competitive and saturated as Commercial Directing. Jordan Brady is different. With nearly 1,000 national TV commercials to his credit, and counting, Brady feels an obligation to share what he’s learned. “Yes, we live in a world of tighter budgets where everyone is a ‘filmmaker’,” he said. “But the path to a healthy industry is openness, mentoring and an embrace of community. There are no secrets in a shared economy.” To that end, Brady launched his Commercial Directors Bootcamp in Fall 2015 with sold-out one-day seminars in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Bootcamp comes to New York City this Saturday, April 16, with veteran agency Senior Producer Damon Webster joining Brady as Guest Speaker.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
AMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
AMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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ContagiousLA’s Andrew Renzi Connects with Debut Project for City of Hope
ContagiousLA’s Andrew Renzi Connects with Debut Project for City of Hope
Director and subject share a bond through experiences with cancer
In 2008, Andrew Renzi, then 22, lost his father to cancer. The experience inspired his award-winning short film Karaoke!, a deeply personal piece exploring the denial and anxiety associated with imminent loss. On the heels of completing his first narrative feature (The Benefactor, starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James, released by Samuel Goldwyn Co.), Renzi now makes his spot debut with a City of Hope project created via IW Group and produced by ContagiousLA. In addition to helming “Above and Beyond,” done in Mandarin with English subtitles, Renzi directed “Half Man, Half Baby,” an English-language spot conceived by the filmmaker and executed with the support of agency and client. Both spots focus on Alex Tung, who survived a rare form of Leukemia thanks to an umbilical cord stem cell transplant - a procedure offered at City of Hope.
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Kathryn Schotthoefer Named President of Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LA
Kathryn Schotthoefer Named President of Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LAM&C Saatchi LA has announced that Kathryn Schotthoefer has been named President of Heavenspot. Heavenspot is an integrated digital creative company founded by Executive Creative Director Chevon Hicks. Known for its industry-leading social and digital campaigns, Heavenspot has worked with a range of entertainment and technology clients. The company became part of M&C Saatchi LA, expanding the agency’s digital and social division M&C Saatchi SHARE, in 2015.
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Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit Tool
Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit Tool
Dailies solution now goes BEYOND dailies with many new features for media management from production through post.
At NAB 2016, MTI Film will launch the latest version of its groundbreaking dailies and media management software Cortex with new features for IMF deliveries, dead pixel correction, Dolby Vision, 4K up-resing and editing, as well as many UI improvements. Originally conceived as a streamlined dailies processing application, Cortex has developed into an end-to-end solution for managing media from the set through delivery.
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Vidcheck's Vidchecker Embraces IMF
Vidcheck's Vidchecker Embraces IMFVidcheck announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its Vidchecker and Vidchecker-post automated quality control software with the addition of new features for checking Interoperable Master Format (IMF) metadata and essence.
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Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"
Community Films Welcomes Director Clay Tweel After the Successful Sundance Debut of His Doc "Gleason"Community Films welcomes Director Clay Tweel to the company’s diverse roster of talent. Tweel joins Community right on the heels of the successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival of his feature-length documentary “Gleason.” The doc focuses on former NFL player Steve Gleason and his family’s struggle with his diagnosis of ALS. The film’s U.S. rights were purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films just days after the Sundance Film Festival. Tweel is also the Co-Director of “Finders Keepers,” which was co-produced by Community Films. “Gleason” also received the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for “Festival Favorites.”
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AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase Set for April 12
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro to Deliver Keynote
The American Film Institute will host its annual AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles. The event provides an opportunity for the program’s 2015 participants to premiere their work to an invitation-only audience of representatives and working artists from throughout the creative community. The opening keynote will be delivered by the evening’s guest of honor, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (AFI DWW, Class of 2012), the co-creator and executive producer of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed UNREAL, which she developed from her DWW short film SEQUIN RAZE.
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ZOO Digital’s new subtitling service for TV advertising is a hit with major brands and ad agencies
ZOO Digital’s new subtitling service for TV advertising is a hit with major brands and ad agenciesLeading localisation and digital distribution provider, ZOO Digital is delighted to announce the launch of its new Subtitling for TV Ads service. Furthermore, with six major clients already on board including Zebra Worldwide, Telly Traffic, Founded, iris, Creature of London, the innovative cloud-based service is already proving invaluable in the world of fast-turnaround subtitling for advertising.
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Telestream Integrates Comprimato JPEG2000 Codec Technology
Telestream Integrates Comprimato JPEG2000 Codec Technology
Comprimato JPEG2000 Component Option for Vantage Reduces Cost and Saves Time for Archiving, Edit Master and IMF Workflows
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Comprimato, a unique JPEG2000 software codec is now available as a component option for Vantage systems operating on Lightspeed server hardware. Comprimato accelerates the decoding and encoding of JPEG2000 based video, utilizing the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) power of Telestream’s Lightspeed servers. The combined solution is ideal for IMF deliveries to Netflix.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
Motion Picture Sound Editors Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
(Hollywood, California--February 28, 2016) The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Re-Recording Mixer Marti Humphrey and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Jussi Tegelman presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Sam Raimi. Picture Editor Lee Smith and Re-Recording Mixer Doug Hemphill presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.
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THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award
THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award
CASANOVA and MARCO POLO Take Top Honors in TV Categories; MACBETH and SON OF SAUL Tie for Spotlight Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS; Pierre Gill, CSC; Adam Arkapaw, ACS; and Mátyás Erdély, HSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Gianni Nunnari's Hollywood Gang To Develop Live-action Motion Picture Based On Popular "winx Club" Television Series
Gianni Nunnari’s Warner Bros-based Hollywood Gang announced today that they have partnered with Mr. Iginio Straffi, Founder and CEO of Rainbow Group, the most important Italian Animation studio, to develop and produce a live-action motion picture inspired by the animated and highly popular global Winx Club television series.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointment
ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointmentZOO Digital, a leading provider of localization and digital distribution services is delighted to announce that Syed Ahmed has joined the team to focus on international business development. This opens up exciting new opportunities for customers in the Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific, as ZOO Digital becomes one of the few international providers to offer the full range of global media production and management services for the entertainment industry across those regions.
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Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement Award
Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement AwardComedienne Lily Tomlin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 26.
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Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
Fetner Will Discuss the Global Media Marketplace and the Technologies Shaping Decision-Making and Growth at Netflix
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed that Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote at the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15). This year's event, Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future, will be held 14-17 July at the Entertainment Precinct at Moore Park in Sydney.
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"The Killing" (with Gregory Middleton)
"The Killing" (with Gregory Middleton)Ben Consoli of the Go Creative Show invites Gregory Middleton, cinematographer and director of photography for the AMC and Netflix series The Killing to join him. They discuss how Netflix saved the show, the new visual direction of season 4 -- including all his lighting and shooting techniques that make The Killing one of the most visually enticing television shows today -- and the film industry in Vancouver. Plus Gregory shares insight into his next project: Game Of Thrones!
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Art & Commerce in the Age of Distraction - Part 2 of our Conversation with Screenwriters Warren Lewis & Stephen Godchaux
Art & Commerce in the Age of Distraction: Conversations with Screenwriters Warren Lewis and Stephen Godchaux Part 2. Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe of The Harold & Maudecast sit down with screenwriters, Warren Lewis (Black Rain) and Stephen Godchaux (Dead Like Me), to discuss television content in the age of...
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HMC Asks: Audience or Customer?
This month on The HMC we are examining content creation in the age of smart phones, Netflix and other distractions. In this preview of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe discuss the concept of Audience vs. Customer. Who are we in today's re-classified content viewing world. Are...
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