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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
News: 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"
News: 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
News: 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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Sony Highlights 4K High Dynamic Range at NAB 2016
Sony’s enhanced 4K HDR system delivers end-to-end 4K HDR live and content production workflows for the broadcast industry
Sony is announcing five key additions to its industry-leading line up of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) production equipment for content and live production. These new products join solutions already being used within 4K HDR workflows at high profile live music, theater and sports events, blockbuster movies and landmark TV shows around the world.
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NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
News: NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and CinemaFraunhofer 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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AtomOS7.1 for Flame Series adds PQ in/out and HDR Waveform
Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
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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
News: As SMPTE® Turns 100, YouTube, Netflix, Fotokem, and Bud Mayo Join Growing List of Donors to Society’s The Next Century FundSociety 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
News: 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
News: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Opens AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase 2016Event 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
News: 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
News: NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA 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
News: NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA 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
News: ContagiousLA’s Andrew Renzi Connects with Debut Project for City of HopeDirector 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
News: 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
News: Cortex Debuts IMF Support, Dead Pixel Detection/Correction, Dolby Vision Support, UpRes to 4K, Edit ToolDailies 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
News:  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"
News: 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
News: 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
News: Telestream Integrates Comprimato JPEG2000 Codec TechnologyComprimato 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
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards WinnersMotion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
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
News: THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical AwardCASANOVA 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
News: 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
News: 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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American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight Award
News: American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the 2016 Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects that are screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 30th ASC Awards on February 14, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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SMPTE® Awarded Technology & Engineering Emmy® Statuette; SMPTE Member Chuck Pagano Earns NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award
Society Is Among Industry Leaders Recognized for Their Work on 'Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning'
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 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded SMPTE an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for its work on "Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning." The award was presented to SMPTE, Netflix, Home Box Office (HBO), Telestream, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) during the 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony, which was held Jan. 8 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES). SMPTE Member Chuck Pagano, a pioneer with ESPN and the 2013 winner of SMPTE's prestigious David Sarnoff Medal, was recognized with a NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Music from Multiple Warner/Chappell Production Music And Non-Stop Trailers’ Catalogs Appears in Promotional Media For 18 Golden Globe® Award Nominated Films, Trailers & TV Shows
News: Music from Multiple Warner/Chappell Production Music And Non-Stop Trailers’ Catalogs Appears in Promotional Media For 18 Golden Globe® Award Nominated Films, Trailers & TV ShowsIncludes Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Spotlight, Spy, The Hateful Eight, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Orange is the New Black, And Others
Warner/Chappell Production Music today announced that music from several of its catalogs appears within, or in promotional media for, 18 films, trailers and/or TV shows which have just been nominated for a total of 35 Golden Globe® Awards for 2016.
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Tool of North America Signs Leigh Marling
News: 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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ZERO VFX expands with opening of LA office
News: ZERO VFX expands with opening of LA officeLeading visual effects and creative studio, ZERO VFX has opened a brand new West-Coast operation.
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Filmmaker Jordan Brady Launches Commercial Directors Bootcamp
News: Filmmaker Jordan Brady Launches Commercial Directors BootcampSeasoned 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, beginning with a daylong seminar in Los Angeles in September and continuing in Dallas on December 19.
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ASC Names Nominees in Television Categories
MARCO POLO and GOTHAM Lead With Multiple Nods
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named its television nominees for the 30th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced on February 14, 2016, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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M&C Saatchi LA Launches Fighting Fitness Brand Gloveworx USA
News: M&C Saatchi LA Launches Fighting Fitness Brand Gloveworx USADesign, Technology, and Social Unite To Pack A Punch
M&C Saatchi LA has partnered with Leyon Azubuike & Nick Henry to launch Gloveworx USA, Santa Monica, a place for people to get Fighting Fit. Working closely with the founders on the complete experience since 2014, M&C Saatchi LA built a comprehensive brand identity, apparel, and interior design elements for the Gloveworx brick & mortar location. M&C Saatchi LA's R&D team is designing a proprietary boxing based wearable technology to set this fitness studio apart; providing customers the ability to measure how well they are doing in real-time and receive tips for improvement on-site from the Gloveworx coaches.
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New Wave Entertainment Welcomes Andrew Kobliska as VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy
News: New Wave Entertainment Welcomes Andrew Kobliska as VP of Marketing & Brand StrategyCreative Marketing and Production Company NEW WAVE ENTERTAINMENT (NWE) announces the addition of Andrew Kobliska as VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy. The company, purpose-built for the entertainment and advertising industries, has integrated its Burbank and New York City offices, offering clients a united creative and production experience on both coasts. Kobliska brings both the client and agency perspective to his national role at New Wave.
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Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at CCW+SATCON
News: Telestream to Feature File-based Workflow Solutions at CCW+SATCONShowcasing IMF workflow support in Vantage, new Vantage panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and latest versions of MacCaption and CaptionMaker
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, will demonstrate its file-based media products in booth 1139 at CCW + SATCON taking place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, November 11 – 12, 2015.
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Siren Lab Productions Launches On The Heels of VFX Effort for Netflix Original Film, ‘Beasts of No Nation’
News: Siren Lab Productions Launches On The Heels of VFX Effort for Netflix Original Film, ‘Beasts of No Nation’Multi-faceted, Venice Beach, CA-based creative VFX studio Siren Lab Productions recently launched on the heels of a five-month collaboration with renowned director Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) on his critically acclaimed Netflix original film, Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, which has already earned raves at the Toronto International Film Festival and from major media outlets such as Yahoo and Huffington Post.
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Colorfront Spotlights Amazing UHD HDR Performance at SMPTE 2015
News: Colorfront Spotlights Amazing UHD HDR Performance at SMPTE 2015Ground-breaking Colorfront 2016 dailies and transcoding products releasing soon
Colorfront (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, is showcasing the cutting-edge capabilities its forthcoming 2016 products supporting the wide variety of Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows during SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference – the world’s leading forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology – 27-29 Oct, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood. Colorfront booth #311.
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Traction Ave Films Launches in L.A. Downtown Arts District
News: Traction Ave Films Launches in L.A. Downtown Arts DistrictEclectic Directing Roster Delivers Non-traditional Takes on Commercials & Branded Content
A new live action production company, Traction Ave. Films, has launched in the heart of L.A.’s downtown arts district. Representing directors fluent across live action, digital production, design and integration, with work that consistently re-invents traditional forms, the company offers agencies and brands fresh takes on commercials, branded and online content, videogame work, music videos, virtual/augmented reality experiences and live events.
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The Hit House Celebrates its 10th Anniversary as One of the Country's Top Original Music Composers for Movie Trailers, TV Commercials & Videogame Marketing: Latest Movie Trailers Include "Pan," "Creed," "Alvin & Chipmunks"
News: The Hit House Celebrates its 10th Anniversary as One of the Country's Top Original Music Composers for Movie Trailers, TV Commercials & Videogame Marketing: Latest Movie Trailers Include "Pan," "Creed," "Alvin & Chipmunks"Ten years ago, South African Sally House, and her husband, South Hampton-born Scott Miller, joined forces in Los Angeles to establish a new custom music house. Today, The Hit House has firmly established itself as one of Los Angeles’s preeminent suppliers of original music for major motion picture trailers, TV advertising commercials, and videogame marketing campaigns for the top movie studios, brands, and gaming publishers in the USA.
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Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASC
News: Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASCAmerican Society of Cinematographers to Bestow Honors on John Toll, Lowell Peterson and Bill Bennett at Annual ASC Awards
John Toll, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC and Lowell Peterson, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Oscar®-winner Toll will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peterson will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award, and Bennett will take home the ASC Presidents Award.
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Clearcast Selects Vidchecker For Television Advertising Conformance
Clearcast, the company that pre-clears advertising for the UK’s major commercial broadcasters, has chosen Vidcheck’s Vidchecker quality control software for integration into the technical facilities at its London headquarters. Owned by the largest UK commercial broadcasters, and with others as clients, Clearcast works with advertisers and agencies to help get ads on air and keep them there by ensuring compliance with the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising.
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Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCine
News: Image Quality, Focal Range and Lightweight Make Cabrios a Hot Ticket for AbelCineDays off for the FUJINON Cabrios at AbelCine rental were rare this past summer. Even with a total of 15 PL 19-90mm, seven PL 85-300mm, and three 14-35mm Cabrios available, they rarely stayed put. AbelCine staff and DP customers attribute their popularity to a combination of factors, including: a detachable servo (on the 19-90 and 85-300mm), long focal ranges, light weight, and consistent image quality throughout the frame.
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Technicolor PostWorks Busy with New and Returning Fall Series
News: Technicolor PostWorks Busy with New and Returning Fall SeriesTechnicolor PostWorks is providing post-production services for a number of new and returning series airing this fall. They include highly-anticipated shows from ABC, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, USA and Showtime.
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Heavenspot Now Part Of M&C Saatchi LA
News: Heavenspot Now Part Of M&C Saatchi LAAward-Winning Creative & Strategic Agencies Unite In SHARE
M&C Saatchi LA officially announced today that digital and social creative agency Heavenspot is now part of M&C Saatchi, expanding the agency’s digital and social division M&C Saatchi SHARE. The alliance unites both agencies for intensified creative and strategic reach on behalf of clients.
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SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital Together
News: SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital TogetherState-of-the-art facility, slated to open in 2016, will offer streamlined production and post-production services.
The SIM Group has entered into a long-term lease for a 65,000 square foot space at the historic Eastman Kodak building off Las Palmas in Hollywood. The company will undertake a multi-million dollar build-out of the facility, currently known as Hollywood Office Campus, to house the Los Angeles operations of its companies Chainsaw, SIM Digital and Bling Digital.
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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
News: View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees
News: Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy NomineesPost Factory, Pixel Underground, Bling Digital and SIM Digital also lend their expertise to nominated series, documentaries and specials.
Chainsaw, A SIM Group company, provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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Red Digital Cinema And Filmlight Host A Live 4k Color Grading Event
RED Digital Cinema and FilmLight are hosting a behind-the-scenes look at the post-production techniques used on Season 3 of the Emmy-winning Netflix series ‘House of Cards.’
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Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
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iZotope RX Helps Daredevil Dialogue Editor Overcome the Challenges of Capturing Audio in Noisy NYC
News: iZotope RX Helps Daredevil Dialogue Editor Overcome the Challenges of Capturing Audio in Noisy NYCAudio repair and enhancement software helps rescue otherwise unusable audio from the cutting room floor for Emmy nominated series
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced that iZotope RX was used to overcome the challenges of working with audio captured in one of the noisiest cities in the world for acclaimed new Netflix series Daredevil, which was recently nominated for a 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing.
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SMPTE® Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Drives Expert Dialog on Key Topics
Two-Day Conference Drew Industry Experts to Discuss Technical, Creative, and Business Issues in Delivering Entertainment Experiences Over the Internet
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, has successfully concluded the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year titled "The Race Is On!" From June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California, the conference drew experts and delegates to explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet.
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Epic News from The Hit House: "Epic Funny Bone the Third: Orchestral Escapades" Guaranteed to Set the Trailer Industry on Fire
News: Epic News from The Hit House: "Epic Funny Bone the Third: Orchestral Escapades" Guaranteed to Set the Trailer Industry on FireMusic production company The Hit House has launched “Epic Funny Bone The Third: Orchestral Escapades.” This release is comprised of eleven soaring orchestral pieces jam-packed with mystery, energy, excitement and adventure—all created and produced by Composers Scott Miller, Will Hunt and Dan Diaz.
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SMPTE15 in Australia to Embrace Theme Persistence of Vision --
From 14-17 July in Sydney, Conference Will Offer Thought-Provoking and Educational Sessions on the Future of the Motion-Imaging Industry
The Australia Section of 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 details for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), which will be held 14-17 July in Sydney. The conference theme, "Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future," gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.
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SMPTE Partners With FKTG to Make SMPTE Forum 2015 in Berlin a Success
The Society's Second Forum Event in Europe Draws Experts and Executives to Discuss Issues and Opportunities Presented by Internet-Based Content Delivery
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, partnered with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), in collaboration with the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, to hold the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective," in Berlin. Hosted 7-8 May by the Fraunhofer Institute, the event attracted industry leaders for discussion and debate about the evolution and future of internet-based media delivery and consumption across Europe.
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SMPTE's Extensive Presence at 2015 NAB Show Signals Society's Leadership
SMPTE Members and Sustaining Institutions Featured Prominently on Exhibition Floor, in Conference Sessions, and at Awards Ceremonies
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, made an impact at the 2015 NAB Show with broad representation across exhibition floors and conference sessions. During the show, 135 SMPTE member companies exhibited and more than 90 individual members served as speakers, contributing their expertise on topics ranging from the latest industry standards to the future of audio and moving images.
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Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recorders
News: Clairmont Camera Invests In Varicam 35 Camera/recordersClairmont Camera (Hollywood, CA), which over four decades has consistently been one of the industry’s leading specialists in high-end digital and film motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. NM.
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Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency Create Advertising Group Adds Industry Veteran Tom Ham as Director of Business, Gaming
Long time game industry veteran Tom Ham has joined leading entertainment marketing agency Create Advertising as their new Director of Business Development in charge of Gaming. In this newly created role, Ham will be charged with new client acquisition and expanding the company’s growth in the gaming and virtual reality-based businesses at Create.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Chainsaw Adds Colorist Kim Schneider
News: Chainsaw Adds Colorist Kim SchneiderContinuing to build its resources for scripted television, Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, today announces the hiring of veteran colorist Kim Schneider. Schneider arrives with more than 20 years of experience in television post production, including a 7-year run as final colorist for AMC’s Sons of Anarchy.
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SMPTE and FKTG Plan Robust Program for SMPTE Forum 2015
Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective
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, has filled out an exciting program for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will feature keynotes from industry leaders, including Thomas Staneker of Deutsche Telekom and Chris Fetner of Netflix. There will also be an array of conference sessions that speak to the technical, legal, and social forces shaping delivery and consumption of media in Europe. The event will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin.
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The Molecule Celebrates 10 Years of Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
News: The Molecule Celebrates 10 Years of Visual Effects and Motion GraphicsBi-Coastal Company Leads the Way in a Changing VFX Landscape
The Molecule, a leader in the Visual Effects and Post-Production scene, will be observing their 10-year anniversary this year in New York City and Los Angeles. The celebration follows their recent successes in Visual Effects for several high-profile film and TV releases including A Walk Among The Tombstones, The Giver, The Butler, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix), “The Americans” (FX), and Golden Globe-winner “The Affair” (Showtime).
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name
The 2015 HPA Tech Retreat® ended February 13th after a dynamic week enjoyed by the largest turnout in the event's history. This year's Tech Retreat marks more than twenty years for the annual event, widely considered to be one of the most important and enlightening gatherings of the creative and technology community. The HPA Tech Retreat features a conference and curated demonstration area focusing on content creation, finishing, distribution and archiving.
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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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Winners Announced at ICG 52nd Annual Publicists Awards
Bob and Harvey Weinstein Receive Motion Picture Showmanship Award from Billy Bob Thornton Chelsea Handler Gives TV Showmanship Award to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos at 52nd Annual ICG Publicists Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Bob Newhart; President’s Award to Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
More than 900 Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild 52nd Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March
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 Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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Archimedia to Demonstrate Breakthrough 4K 60p Player Technology at 2015 HPA Tech Retreat
Archimedia Technology, a company whose applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and SDI infrastructure, today announced it will host a demo room at the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat, Feb. 9-15 in Palm Springs, California. Archimedia will demonstrate its Atlas professional media player, which now plays 4K 60p and high dynamic range content on any display to the best of that display's native ability.
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Commercial Filmmaker Jordan Brady’s Candid Confessions
News: Commercial Filmmaker Jordan Brady’s Candid ConfessionsEntertaining Online Show Offers Insights, Q&A for Aspiring Spotmakers
On February 10, at 6pm PST, Stageit presents Confessions of a Commercial Filmmaker, Jordan Brady’s 30-minute intro to spotmaking.
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Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
News: 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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2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Unveils Expanded Session Schedule
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced the final schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9th to 13th, 2015 in Indian Wells, CA. The Tech Retreat is a relaxed yet focused gathering where engineering, technology and strategic business leaders join top creative talent to explore and debate the most compelling topics facing the media and entertainment industry today. The event offers four solidly scheduled days of sessions, demonstrations and events, and delivers a forward looking perspective on an industry continuing its dynamic and rapid transformation of how content is created, finished, distributed and arrived.
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Archimedia Announces Atlas Player Support for 4K 60p and HDR Content on Any Display
Archimedia Technology, a company whose applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and SDI infrastructure, today announced the release of Atlas 3.1.1, the newest version of its full-featured precision media player. Atlas now makes it possible to watch 4K 60p content encoded in practically any format from all kinds of sources and manufacturers on all kinds of displays. That capability is a breakthrough for anyone in the media and entertainment industry — from technorati to producers to executives to archivists to lawyers — who until now had no way to view 4K 60p and high dynamic range content outside of the edit suite where it was created without first transcoding it to a smaller format to suit hardware limitations.
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SMPTE and FKTG Open Registration for SMPTE Forum 2015
Two-Day Conference Will Explore Impact of Broadband Content Delivery on Europe's Media Industries; Early Bird Pricing Available Through 27 February
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 opened registration for the SMPTE Forum 2015, "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum 2015 will take place 7-8 May at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. Early-bird pricing is available now and continues through 27 February.
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Ted Sarandos to Receive Television Showman of the Year Award at ICG Publicists Awards, Feb 20
News: Ted Sarandos to Receive Television Showman of the Year Award at ICG Publicists Awards, Feb 20Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, will be named the Television Showman of the Year at the 52nd Annual ICG Publicists Awards to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Friday, February 20.
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MASTERSFX Earns Visual Effects Society Award Nomination for "Outstanding Visual Effects" For Second Season of "Hemlock Grove"
News: MASTERSFX Earns Visual Effects Society Award Nomination for "Outstanding Visual Effects" For Second Season of "Hemlock Grove"(
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Fancy Film Post Services Installs Small Tree TitaniumZ Shared Storage to Meet Substantial Workload Increase
Academy Award-Winning Post House Sees Greater Flexibility with New System
With its workload doubling from the previous year, Academy Award-winning post shop, Fancy Film Post Services, installed the TitaniumZ-16 shared storage system from Small Tree to accommodate additional projects while improving project management. The affordable, Ethernet-based shared storage solution offers the team at Fancy Film greater flexibility and credibility, placing the small post shop on a level playing field with bigger facilities for future business opportunities.
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Shade VFX Signs Camille Geier as Executive Producer in NY
News: Shade VFX Signs Camille Geier as Executive Producer in NYGeier Will Oversee All Work in the Newly Expanded New York Studio
Bryan Godwin, CEO shade VFX, announced today that visual effects producer Camille Geier has joined shade VFX as Executive Producer in the New York studio as of January 5th. An ILM alum, Geier has resided in New York for the past 10 years and will oversee shade’s feature and television New York slate including work on Marvel’s Netflix series – Daredevil. To accommodate the company’s growth, shade has expanded into a new 5000 square foot location housing over 25 artists with the ability to project up.
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Cabsat 2015 To Drive Regional Content And Entertainment Industry Growth
News: Cabsat 2015 To Drive Regional Content And Entertainment Industry GrowthMENA Media Market Value Expected to Grow 50% by 2019
With the Middle East and North Africa media market expected to grow from US$16 billion in 2014 to US$24 billion in 2019 according to Strategy & Analysis of CABSAT will examine the global impact of industry-evolving mega trends and highlight how regional companies can adopt products and strategies to drive monetisation and growth opportunities.
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CELLO Electronics Adopts Stream TV Technology
UK Manufacturer to Produce Glasses-Free 3D Televisions for European Markets
UK television manufacturer Cello Electronics is pleased to announce that it is adding Stream TV Networks’ glasses-free 3D technology to its product line. The televisions, initially ranging from 50 to 65 inches in size, utilise 4K panels for maximum clarity and feature real-time conversion into the special Ultra-D™ format from any 2D or 3D source.
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Top LA Music Production Company The Hit House is Featured in December on Newly Launched WD Ventito Creative Community Website
News: Top LA Music Production Company The Hit House is Featured in December on Newly Launched WD Ventito Creative Community WebsiteTop LA Music Production Company The Hit House is Featured in December on Newly Launched WD Ventito Creative Community Website
Top music production company The Hit House has partnered with WD Ventito, the hard drive manufacturer’s recently launched branded magazine, to create a behind-the-scenes series of short films showing the power of music to express emotion. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement.
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SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade
HPA Pre-Conference SMPTE Symposium Addressed Creative Challenges; Main Conference Offered More Than 80 Technical Presentations and a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall
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 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) concluded successfully with record-setting paid attendance. Through presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions, the three-day event brought attendees an array of expert perspectives on the technologies, formats, and standards on which the industry's future is being built.
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The Hit House Introduces New Upbeat, Quirky and Artist-Driven Album "Funny Bone Ate"
News: The Hit House Introduces New Upbeat, Quirky and Artist-Driven Album "Funny Bone Ate"Top music production company The Hit House has released a new music album entitled “Funny Bone Ate.” The release features upbeat, artist-driven pop, rock, comedy, family and quirky music. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement.
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ICG President Steven Poster to Teach Masterclass on Donnie Darko Cinematography
News: ICG President Steven Poster to Teach Masterclass on Donnie Darko CinematographySteven Poster, ASC, national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, will present a Masterclass at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO, Brooklyn on November 15, starting at 10 a.m.
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Carrie Gormley and Jonathan Gitlin Named Presidents at Create Advertising Group
News: Carrie Gormley and Jonathan Gitlin Named Presidents at Create Advertising GroupCreate Advertising Group, an award-winning, entertainment marketing agency that focuses on fulfilling the creative needs of film, television, gaming and branding clients, has promoted two long-standing executives to key roles at the company.
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SMPTE Technical Sessions and Exhibitions from IBC2014
During IBC2014, more than 50 SMPTE members were speakers during technical sessions, and more than 107 SMPTE sustaining members exhibited products and technologies. Based in a stand within the IBC Partnership Village, the Society's own participation included support for initiatives such as the popular Rising Stars program, which gave new entrants to the broadcast industry the opportunity to meet top industry experts across a series of specially staged sessions and events.
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SMPTE to Put Spotlight on Student Filmmakers During Inaugural Student Film Showcase at SMPTE 2014
Event Highlights Students' Technical and Creative Contributions in Motion-Imaging Field
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 2014 Student Film Showcase. Supported by Netflix and Sundog Media Toolkit, the showcase will take place on Oct. 21 immediately following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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The Hit House Introduces "Spheres," Music to Clear Your Chakras
News: The Hit House Introduces "Spheres," Music to Clear Your ChakrasTop music production company The Hit House has released a new music series entitled “Spheres.” The album represents a new sound and a new soul from The Hit House. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement.
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SMPTE® 2014 to Feature In-Depth Sessions on Networked Media, File-Based Workflow, the Cloud, and Asset Management
Multiple-Part Sessions Will Provide Multidimensional Perspectives on How Key Technical Advances Are Shaping the Motion-Imaging Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 20-23 in Hollywood, California, will feature in-depth sessions including "Networked Media in the Facility," "File-Based Workflows," "Cloud Case Studies," and "Asset Management." Presented in multiple parts, each session will provide an exceptionally rich perspective on how specific technical advances are influencing the motion-imaging industries.
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Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive Owen
News: Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive OwenFor the critically acclaimed Cinemax series, “The Knick,” helmed by Academy Award-winning and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Side Effects,” HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") and starring Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men,” HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Phosphene, the lead VFX house, created effects that ranged from complex character augmentation to detailed period set extensions, medical enhancements and period anachronisms.
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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative Show
News: 7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative ShowInterview with Award-winning Cinematographer Zak Mulligan
Zak Mulligan is an award winning cinematographer and director of photography for countless feature films, music videos, commercials and more. His latest project, the Morgan Spurlock documentary series “7 Deadly Sins” is possibly one of the most visually stunning documentary shows on tv. In this episode of the "Go Creative Show", Zak and Ben Consoli discuss Zak's Academy Award nominated film “Open Heart” and his experiences screening a film at Sundance. They also cover Zak's vast commercial and music video career as well as his advice for aspiring cinematographers. And of course, they will dive deep into his gear package and geek out about cameras, lighting and more.
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FilmLight Establishes Unique Partnerships at IBC2014
Key developers in the post and broadcast industry illustrate their partnerships with FilmLight throughout IBC2014 with collaborative demonstrations and distinctive presentations – exhibiting tools for the entire production process from on-set to delivery. In each location, the focus is on evolving workflows, ease of work and cost efficiencies across multiple platforms and formats.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards
Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
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 announced details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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RED Digital Cinema’s Booth It IBC 2014 Touts 6K Digital Motion and Stills Capture, and 4K Live Broadcast
RED Digital Cinema continues to revolutionize the world of digital still and motion cameras with the 6K RED DRAGON sensor. Boasting over 19 megapixels, a new color science and higher dynamic range, the DRAGON sensor takes both EPIC and SCARLET to the next level – blurring the line between motion and still cameras.
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Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of Production
News: Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of ProductionPost production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as Vice President, Head of Production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 4K.
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Hit House Writes Original Music for Wildly Popular "Superfan" Netflix TV Spot Starring Ricky Gervais
News: Hit House Writes Original Music for Wildly Popular "Superfan" Netflix TV Spot Starring Ricky GervaisTop music production company The Hit House wrote and produced the original music featured within a wildly popular new Netflix TV spot entitled “Superfan,” starring Ricky Gervais. The new spot made its debut during last week’s Emmy Awards telecast. Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement.
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2G Digital’s Stephen Buchsbaum Elevated to the Company’s Board as CEO
News: 2G Digital’s Stephen Buchsbaum Elevated to the Company’s Board as CEOPrevious COO has revitalized the digital media services company as a leading provider of content distribution supply chain solutions.
2G Digital, a specialist in digital supply chain solutions and the top-rated iTunes preferred digital media services provider, today announces that current COO Stephen Buchsbaum has been appointed CEO and will serve as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
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PBS Implements Nexidia QC™ to Verify and Sync Captions Automatically for PBS Stations, OTT, and Web Content
Nexidia, a leading developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, today announced that PBS has installed Nexidia QC™ with automatic caption retiming in its Media Operations Center. Nexidia QC is Nexidia's software tool for automating quality control of closed captions, video description, and languages for broadcast and IP workflows. PBS uses Nexidia QC to verify caption quality and automate caption alignment before distributing content to PBS member stations and over-the-top (OTT) providers, or before publishing it to the Web.
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"The Killing" (with Gregory Middleton)
News: "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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