Friday, August 18, 2017

SPW Releases

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Hollywood Relies on Avid to Create the Summer’s Biggest Blockbusters

Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise...

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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
The Academy Delves Into Latin American Film With Expansive Project "From Latin America To Hollywood: Latino Film Culture In Los Angeles, 1967–2017"

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017, a series of film screenings, live conversations, oral histories, publications and a dedicated ...

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Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
charlieuniformtango and The Richards Group Team Up for Dr Pepper

charlieuniformtango and The Richards Group have been having some fun with new social media campaigns for Dr Pepper. In the works are two campaigns, “Real Cravings” - which focuses on answers to social posts requesting Dr Pepper, and “Pick Your Pepper” focusing on the fun, custom labels available...

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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival Announces Its 2017 Award Winners

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) proudly announced the Award Winners for its 35th Anniversary Celebration of Flickers, on Sunday, August 13th. The Annual Awards Ceremony was held at The Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum in downtown Providence, RI....

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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Tribeca Launches Its First Ever TV Festival

With an overwhelming amount of TV programming currently available to viewers, the Tribeca TV Festival will be a trusted curator to help audiences connect with the most compelling episodic storytelling in the new age of TV—presenting work premiering on TV, online, as well as VR. Like its cousin...

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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Loco UK Efficiently Stitches Four 90º Plates in SCRATCH VR to Create Slo-mo 360º VR Experience

There is a special joy in witnessing a 360-film newbie spinning around with mobile phone in hand, delighting in the magical experience of the video content that surrounds them. Loco (locomotion.co.uk) is riding this wave of 360-video excitement by...

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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
IBC News: Vocas Introduces Accessories For Canon EOS C200

Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, today announces several new products developed expressly for Canon’s ECS C200 digital cinema camera. They include a C200 viewfinder bracket, a top cheese plate, a...

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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Art Directors Guild Is Animated About Their New Award Spotlighting Excellence In Production Design For Animated Features

“Production Design in Animation: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination” will be this year’s theme for the  ...

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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Q/A With “ Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” Director Sam Pollard, Executive Producer Michael Kantor And Writer Laurence Maslon

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America.

Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was...

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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Jon Hamm’s 'Walter Prime' Hologram Released To The World

Jon Hamm’s “Walter Prime” virtual character in the upcoming acclaimed film MARJORIE PRIME has become a reality today.

Volumetric capture startup 8i announced that its Holo mobile augmented reality (AR) app has released a collection of Jon Hamm holograms to celebrate the theatrical release...

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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Madison + Vine Names Richard Robinson as First Executive Producer

Madison + Vine, a bicoastal content studio, today announced the appointment of Richard Robinson as its first executive producer. Robinson will be responsible for growing the two-year-old company’s talent roster of directors, as well as building its agency relationships. Robinson...

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Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards Announces Call For Entries Open

Film Independent announced today that the call for entries for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards is now open. The Regular Deadline is Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and the Final Deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Please visit ...

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Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
Raúl B Fernández and Cap Gun Change Status To "In A Relationship"

You might have heard the gossip at lunchtime yesterday, but sources have confirmed that accomplished commercial director Raúl B Fernández is officially going steady with a new production company, Cap Gun Collective

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Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Will Dive Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media

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....

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Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
HBO’s Susan Glass Ruse Joins New York Festivals

 New York Festivals®, now in its 61st year, announced the appointment of Susan Glass Ruse to the position of Associate Executive Director of NYF’s ...

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Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Dustin Kaufman Earns 'Editor' Wings at Cutters, Begins Test Flight in Kansas City

The principals of international creative company Cutters Studios are very proud to announce the promotion of Dustin Kaufman to the position of editor, and the immediate launch of a new satellite studio in Kansas City, which Kaufman will...

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Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
2017 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report Released

The 2017 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report from Coughlin Associates, provides 248 pages of in-depth analysis of the role of digital storage in all aspects of professional media and entertainment.  Projections out to 2022 for digital storage demand in content capture, post-...

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Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
Amazon Studios Closes Overall Deal with "The Walking Dead" Creator Robert Kirkman and First-Look Deal with Skybound Entertainment

Amazon today announced it has closed an overall deal with prolific creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and a first-look deal with Kirkman’s ...

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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
Empire State Development Closes On Redevelopment Of Arthur Kill Correctional Facility Into First-Class TV And Film Production Studio Space

Empire State Development (ESD) announced a final deal closed on the redevelopment of the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility as a first-class television and film production studio space. Upon its completion, the project will support the creation of approximately 1,311 permanent...

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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
Director Tim Damon Shows Off High Performance Type R

The Honda Civic is an iconic automobile, known worldwide for its legendary reliability, amazing fuel efficiency and rock solid practicality. Now add wicked performance, laser beam handling and stunning horsepower to the list, courtesy of the new Honda Type R. Director Tim Damon recently traveled...

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