Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SPW Releases

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Audio Post-Production Studio Eleven Welcomes Chef Gary W. Sims

Audio post-production studio Eleven has welcomed Chef Gary W. Sims to their boutique family, a wondrous culinary talent that showcases his mastery of craft visually and tastefully with every creation.

“Gary is bringing his high-level food game everyday, and we love him for it,” shares...

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Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Creative Production Company Committee LA Teams With The Hartford To Promote U.S. Paralympics Team

Reflecting their commitment to creating effective ads for the new media landscape, Committee LA, the creative production house led by Directors Frank Samuel, Jeff Reed and Executive Producer Lauren Bayer, teamed with insurance giant The Hartford to...

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Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Betty White To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Annual ICG Publicists Awards

Betty White, legendary actress and producer, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600...

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Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
HOBO Partners With Gigantic Studios On Audio Mix For New Netflix Doc “Voyeur”

Netflix’s latest documentary triumph, “Voyeur” – the story of a motel owner with an elaborate means of spying on his unsuspecting visitors — benefits from a striking audio post production effort courtesy of another collaboration between ...

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Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
The One Show Adds Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical As a Separate Discipline

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced the addition of Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical as a separate and distinct discipline for The One Show 2018 (...

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Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
International Film Competition Opens; Deadline March 15

Entries in Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Documentary and Student categories are invited for the 2018 US International Film & Video Festival (FilmFest). The entry deadline is March 15, 2018, with judging results available in May.

Entries must have been produced or released...

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Rising Sun Pictures Education: Creating Production-Ready VFX Artists

Rising Sun Pictures is well known for its ability to develop highly-skilled visual effects artists through its unique Education program. In classrooms set up to mirror real-world production environments and with instructors who are working professionals, the award-winning visual effects studio...

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
2018 HPA Tech Retreat Program Announced AI, Automation, Blockchain, ESports Among Topics

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the schedule for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for 19-23 February 2017. The Tech Retreat is an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. The...

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Film Independent Selects 30 Filmmakers For Project Involve 2018

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, has selected 30 filmmakers for Project Involve, the organization’s signature diversity mentorship program, that this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Project Involve Program ...

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
7 Features Advance In Race For Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • “Bright”
  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Ghost in the
  • ...
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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
70 Original Songs Vie For 2017 Oscar
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 70 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The original...

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
141 Original Scores In 2017 Oscar Race
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 141 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The eligible scores along with their...

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Ron Clements & John Musker To Receive The ADG William Cameron Menzies Award For Championing The Art Of Animation

Ron Clements and John Musker, the Oscar®-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios filmmaking partners behind such animated features as Moana and The Princess and The Frog, will receive the William Cameron Menzies...

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
AICP, AICE Announce Merger

Matt Miller, President & CEO of AICP, and Rachelle Madden, Executive Director of AICE, today announced that the two organizations are merging, effective  Jan. 1, 2018. The associations represent companies that produce and finish the...

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
LightHouse Films Rebrands and Pushes Ahead as REVERSE

Coinciding with their evolution and expansion plans for 2018, New York City-based commercial production company LightHouse Films has decided to rebrand, renaming the company REVERSE.

REVERSE creates sharp, customized commercial, digital, and...

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Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used to Deliver a Dynamic Edit For Corona Commercial

Blackmagic Design has today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio 14 was used to complete picture post, including the edit and grade, on a new commercial for Corona Extra, developed by the creative agency, Leo Burnett, in Mexico and lensed by director of photography Filippo Chiesa.

...

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Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in For Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects

Toolfarm, a leading global distributor and reseller of video, VFX, 3D, and motion graphics software applications and plug-ins, announced today the release and immediate availability of the new RenderGarden plug-in for Adobe® After...

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Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Rising Sun Pictures Welcomes State Government Rebate To Foster South Australia as a Leader in Visual Effects Production

The South Australian State Government today announced they will provide support to the film post production and visual effects industry in South Australia, by introducing a State based Visual Effects, Digital and Post Production [PDV] rebate. The rebate will be calculated at 10% of gross spend,...

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Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Blackmagic Design Announces New Training & Certification Program For DaVinci Resolve 14

Blackmagic Design today announced a worldwide training and certification program, along with certified curriculum, for DaVinci Resolve 14. Now customers can learn professional editing, color correction and Fairlight audio post production at their own pace by purchasing the Blackmagic Design...

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Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
AtSwim Director Alberto Accettulli Takes SKODA’s Breath Away

AtSwim Director Alberto Accettulli was tasked with taking his crew to the top of the world to chronicle oxygen-starved cyclists traversing the Himalayas in a short film for Czech car maker SKODA, part of the Volkswagen family. The resulting five-minute social media film will air before and...

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