The One Show Announces 2013 Winners McCANN/Melbourne Wins Best of Show NEW YORK, May 08, 2013 -- The One Club announced today the winners for the 40th Annual One Show Awards. McCANN/Melbourne secured highest honors by winning Best of Show for its work, "Dumb Ways to Die," for Metro Trains in The One Show's "Integrated Branding – Public Service Announcement" category. P&G won Client of the Year for their work with Old Spice, Tide and their "Best Job" campaign that ran during the 2012 Olympics in London. There were 554 winners from 34 countries who emerged from a competitive pool of over 11,500 submissions. >more Rodeo FX Commercials Group Creates Ad Campaign For Montreal Symphony Orchestra's 80th Season MONTREAL, May 15, 2013 -- The Commercials Group of Rodeo FX, a world leader in the creation of visual imagery for motion pictures and advertising, has produced the ad campaign promoting the 80th Season of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM). Rodeo FX's client for this project was Canada's Cossette Agency. >more Technicolor – PostWorks' Tim Stipan Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Disconnect" NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 -- Disconnect, the new drama from LD Entertainment and director Henry Alex Rubin, weaves three loosely related narrative lines, each of which relates to the internet and the way it is affecting human relationships. The protagonists of its three plot lines include a TV news reporter investigating porn chat sites, a lawyer whose 15-year-old son is victimized by his skater buddies, and an interracial couple who turn to on-line grief consoling to cope with the death of their baby.>more Cinelicious Prepares Two Feature Films For Cannes HOLLYWOOD, May 09, 2013 -- Cinelicious is currently providing DI and Mastering for two features, "Max Rose" and "Red Sky," both heading to one of the most prestigious film events of the year: Festival De Cannes. Part of the Cannes Official Selection, "Max Rose" stars Jerry Lewis as a jazz pianist who makes a discovery days before the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. "Red Sky" is an action thriller directed by Mario Van Peebles stars Shane West, Rachel Lee Cook and Cam Gigandet.>more Knock It Out Music Wins Best Theme Song at the LA Webfest Awards LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2013 -- NYC-area based Ryan Nach, Executive Producer and Composer for Knock It Out Music, won for Best Theme Song for a Travel, Talk, Lifestyle, or Lifestyle series at the 2013 Webfest Awards for "The Curious Cook." >more Lost Highway Films' Peter Rabôt Captures a Poignant Military Perspective in New Ads NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 -- Lost Highway Films Director Peter Rabôt continues his illuminating "Amazing Things Are Happening Here" campaign for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, highlighting the latest in innovative clinical research and advanced medical treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in recent advertisements for the hospital.>more Friendly's "Build Your Own Burger" Campaign Shot with Blackmagic Cinema Camera FREMONT, CA, May 15, 2013 -- Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning design and digital production company Thornberg & Forester (T&F) used Blackmagic Cinema Camera to shoot the new Friendly's "Build Your Own Burger" campaign, which is now airing on www.Friendlys.com and the brand's social media channels. The four spots were also colored using Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve, the world's most advanced color correction tool.>more Legends of Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for Filmmaker Event Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story NEW YORK, May 09, 2013 -- Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, revealed its all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story, a special one-day symposium for the creative community. Debuting at the famed French Institute in Manhattan on Saturday, June 8, 2013.>more Madheart: Executive Producer Lisa Phillips Finds Success in a Competitive Advertising Market by Flaunting Convention LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2013 -- Madheart goes its own way. A producer of artfully-crafted advertising of unusual emotional power, the company is led by executive producer Lisa Phillips who has made a habit of zigging when other companies zag. Rejecting the mainstream production company business model based on a "stable" of directors, Phillips has stubbornly maintained Madheart's boutique status. She and Catherine De Angelis, the company's national sales manager, prefer to direct their laser-like attention on a small number of directors in whom they passionately believe.>more SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Are Key to Rolling Out Red Carpet for Cannes Film Festival 2013 ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists on Festival de Cannes 2013 Entries SANTA CLARA, CA, May 14, 2013 -- At the 66th Festival de Cannes, May 15 - 26, several films on the competition roster have been created by filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH® DI software in their digital workflows for conform, color grading, and finishing, and/or SCRATCH Lab® for their production dailies or VFX reviews. ASSIMILATE® congratulates Alchimix/Wallpaper (France) Arane Gulliver (France) Cosmo Digital (France), Mikros Image (France), Jeffrey Flohr (USA), Cinecolor Argentina, Technicolor France, In The Mood (France), Basecamp (Malaysia), Fundacion Universidad del Cine (Argentina), Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica (Mexico), Gary Jackemuk and (USA), Ludovico Bettarello (Italy) for their high-quality post-production and/or dailies of the following features, short films and documentaries accepted by the Festival de Cannes 2013 and related venues. >more Bavaria Film GmbH Purchases ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Site License SCRATCH Site License Significantly Enhances Efficiency, Productivity and Creativity MUNICH, May 09, 2013 -- ASSIMILATE®, a leading global provider of dailies and post-production tools for digital cinema and broadcast workflows, today announced that one of Europe's largest production houses, Bavaria Film and D-Facto Motion, the creative house of Bavaria Film, have purchased a company-wide site license for ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH® finishing software and SCRATCH Lab®, an advanced production dailies and VFX tool.>more "Lawrence of Arabia," Digitally Restored with Help from MTI Film, Wins FOCAL International Award HOLLYWOOD, May 09, 2013 -- The new 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of Lawrence of Arabia, which underwent digital film restoration processing at MTI Film, was awarded Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title at the tenth FOCAL International Awards in London. The film was restored in 4K under the direction of Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp.>more SpotGenie Appoints Larry Fox VP/Director of Creative Services Company Continues To Expand And Attract Top Industry Talent ATLANTA, May 15, 2013 -- SpotGenie Partners, LLC (seespotgenie.com), a leading provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries, has appointed Larry Fox to the newly created position of VP/Director of Creative Services, it was announced today by company President/CEO Wayne Dykes. >more LAIKA/house Signs The Standard Society as Midwest Reps PORTLAND, OR, May 09, 2013 -- Animation studio LAIKA/house President Lourri Hammack announced a new partnership with The Standard Society for Midwest representation for commercial production.>more Simian Releases "Simian Real Time Video Encoder" New encoding/uploading app makes uploading video to the web quick, simple and error-free. LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA, May 13, 2013 -- Simian, the global leader in creative workflow and media management solutions has announced the release of the Simian Real Time Video Encoder™, a groundbreaking app that makes it simple to simultaneously encode and upload any size video file to the cloud. Available free to Simian users, the new app reduces the complexities involved with encoding and uploading video files to a single drag-and-drop operation. Even large files can be quickly uploaded to Simian. The app also ensures optimal playback. >more Strange Weather Films Partners With The Sweet Shop For Feature Film Development LOS ANGELES | SYDNEY | AUCKLAND, May 09, 2013 -- Feature film group Strange Weather Films has formed a strategic partnership with global media outfit The Sweet Shop. The collaboration will see the two companies developing and co-producing feature film content for the The Sweet Shop's growing roster of directorial talent.>more Winners Announced For 2013 Student Academy Awards Bob Saget to Host Awards Ceremony BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 14, 2013 -- Thirteen students from nine U.S. colleges and universities as well as three students from foreign universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Student Academy Awards competition. They will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony, hosted by 1978 Student Academy Award winner and comedian Bob Saget, on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.>more SIGGRAPH 2013 Releases Preliminary Line-Up of Production Sessions Left Brain + Right Brain CHICAGO, May 13, 2013 -- SIGGRAPH 2013, 21 -25 July at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, released an early preview of its impressive schedule of production sessions that will be featured at this year's conference and are a part of the Computer Animation Festival, which is open to the public.>more Comedy Legend Billy Crystal And Frank Oz Join "Winter's Discontent" For Atlas Entertainment And Sierra Pictures Sony Pictures Picks Up Domestic Distribution And Key Territories While Sierra/Affinity Sells Remainder Of World Markets In Cannes CULVER CITY, CA, May 13, 2013 -- Billy Crystal is attached to star in Winter's Discontent as a widower who moves into a reputed active adult community in hopes of reinvigorating his sex life. Frank Oz will direct the comedy. Sony Pictures will distribute the film domestically and has also acquired rights in select international territories. Sierra Pictures will finance the film and Sierra/Affinity will handle additional foreign sales on the title in Cannes. The announcement was jointly made today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Steve Bersch, president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Atlas' Charles Roven, and Sierra/Affinity's CEO Nick Meyer. >more Screenvision Names Talent Involved In Emerging Filmmakers Series Four Filmmakers will Showcase their Craft by Creating Shorts for Brands within Preshow Seen by 40 Million Moviegoers Monthly NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 -- ScreenvisionScreenvision has named the first quartet of talent for their Emerging Filmmakers Series, featuring Antonio Campos, Matthew Huston, Christian Camargo and Andrew Renzi. Announced in April at Screenvision's first-ever Upfront, the Emerging Filmmakers Series connects brands with talented filmmakers to create customized branded entertainment that will be showcased before moviegoers in theaters nationwide. featuring Antonio Campos, Matthew Huston, Christian Camargo and Andrew Renzi. Announced in April at Screenvision's first-ever Upfront, the Emerging Filmmakers Series connects brands with talented filmmakers to create customized branded entertainment that will be showcased before moviegoers in theaters nationwide. >more LATEST UPDATE: Countdown Begins As May 23 SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 11th Annual New Directors Showcase Are Just One Week Away Production Industry Event Agenda and Speakers Set for New York Event at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 -- The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum and New Directors Showcase Event coming up on Thursday, May 23rd, is designed to provide a networking day and evening for filmmakers, videomakers, commercialmakers, ad agency creatives & producers, TV/Cable/Online/Movie development & production execs and brand marketers. Leading directors, agency creatives, production & post execs & artisans will share their expertise, helping to define opportunities in an evolving marketplace spanning advertising and entertainment. Sharing perspectives, experiences and backstories, they'll provide valuable information on production, workflow and multi-disciplinary talent to help attendees take advantage of new opportunities and provide ideas for realizing creative vision and objectives on upcoming projects. Forum speakers include directors Cynthia Wade, James Stewart, Bryan Buckley, Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus, Henry-Alex Rubin and Joe Berlinger. Additional panelists include Matt Bonin, Chief production officer, Ogilvy & Mather; Rebecca Skinner, executive producer/managing director of HSI; Kristen Finch, Director digital production, Grey New York; Hafeez M. Saheed, Head of Production/Executive Producer, Nickelodeon Creative Advertising and Bladimiar Norman, Senior Vice President, Marketing, The Weinsein Co. The evening program will include the debut screening of the 11th Annual SHOOT New Directors Showcase Reel, panel and after-party. David Rolfe, Director of Integrated Production, BBDO New York and Bonnie Goldfarb, Co-founder & EP, harvest films join the "Meet the New Directors" panel following the screening.>morewww.shootonline.com/go/register
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