Monday, August 20, 2018

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Monday, Aug. 20, 2018
The Women Texas Film Festival Presented by Studio Movie Grill Announces Award Winners for 3rd edition of the Film Festival

On Sunday, August 19, the Women Texas Film Festival presented by Studio Movie Grill announced the award winners for the 3rd edition of the film festival during an awards brunch held at the AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria (5460 James Temple Drive). Laura Somers’s RICH KIDS took home the award for...

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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
SIGGRAPH 2018 Celebrates "Generations" in Vancouver

SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has concluded in Vancouver, BC, with over 16,500 attendees from around the world. The 45th SIGGRAPH...

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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
yU+co Sets An Unnerving Tone With Opening Title Sequence For Warner Bros. Feature "Bleach"

In the opening title sequence of “Bleach” (Warner Bros), as envisioned by the award-winning creative studio yU+co, something has gone horribly wrong. Cities are burning, fish are dying and the rush of...

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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2018 Honorees

Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced the 2018 inductees into the VES Hall of Fame, the newest Lifetime and Honorary members and this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award. The names of this year’s VES Fellows will be...

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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
2018 DGA Honors To Recognize Leadership in Film & Television Industry

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced that Director Ang Lee, Fox Searchlight Chairman Nancy Utley, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), SAG-AFTRA Senior Advisor John McGuire, and Costume Designer Ann Roth will be honored at the 2018 DGA Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Society of Camera Operators Produces 'Sneaky Pete' Round Table

Recently Society of Camera Operators produced a roundtable discussion moderated by filmmaker and writer Charles Haine, featuring DP Will Rexer and the camera crew behind Amazon's Sneaky Pete. This 10-minute video...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
axle ai Announces Support For Oracle Front Porch DIVArchive

axle ai, the leader in bringing artificial intelligence to video workflows, announces the availability of a new software module connecting its systems to Oracle’s Front Porch DIVArchive, the most broadly deployed archive platform today.  The software provides archiving and restore capabilities...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Minted Content, Led By Lance O’Connor, John McGarty & Edina Sallay, Answers The Call for World-Class Productions

Industry powerhouse Lance O’Connor has launched Minted Content — the premiere production studio for exceptional content and high-end creative solutions. Supported by a pair of dynamic Executive Producers in John McGarty and Edina Sallay, O’Connor...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
SAG-AFTRA Revokes Status of First Illegitimate Employer of Performers

SAG-AFTRA announced today the union is revoking the signatory status of Executive Media Services (EMS), which was found to be an illegitimate employer.

“The decision to revoke EMS is part of SAG-AFTRA's ongoing investigation into several companies we believe have falsely represented...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Director Tim Damon Makes Summer Epic For Hyundai

Summertime means vacations and fun-filled getaways. That narrative highlights a pair of spots recently directed by Tim Damon for carmaker Hyundai and agency...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Rising Sun Pictures Education: Russel Balugo Interview

Russel Balugo successfully completed The RSP / UniSA Graduate Certificate program in Dynamic Effects and Lighting earlier this year. A short time later, he accepted a position as a 3D generalist at Rotor Studios, a live action and production studio in Sydney that has produced award-winning work...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Nonfiction Unlimited Interviews: Director Bing Liu

In January, documentary director Bing Liu won the Sundance Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking on the strength of his feature documentary, “Minding the Gap.” Very soon thereafter, Nonfiction Unlimited...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Emmy-Nominated Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Honored at Special Reception Hosted by Beverly Center And MUAHS

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) celebrated this year's Emmy®-nominated Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists at a special reception held inside Cal Mare hosted by Beverly Center on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The Emmy party, red carpet and live stream took place...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Debuts Three New Theater-Style Studios and Two Upgraded Mix Stages

Continuing to add resources for motion picture and television sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services today announced the opening of three theater-style studios inside the Stage 6 facility on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City. All studios feature mid-size theater environments...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Trailer Park and Engine Expand Creative Ranks With Addition of William Gelner as Chief Creative Officer

Trailer Park — Engine’s leading full-service creative agency specializing in content creation and entertainment marketing is proud to announce the addition of William Gelner in the role of Chief Creative Officer, Engine Content and Trailer...

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Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Vicon Introduces "Origin," The First Complete LBVR Solution with Unbreakable Tracking

Today, Vicon announces the release of “Origin,” a comprehensive location-based virtual reality (LBVR) system that blends Vicon’s unmatched, Academy Award®-winning tracking abilities with tools that make it easy for anyone to setup and operate....

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Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15 Is Now Shipping

Blackmagic Design today announced that the full release of DaVinci Resolve 15, its professional editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production software, is now available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Blackmagic Design would...

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Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
The Dog Whisperer Productions Grants North American Master Dog Food License to Market Leader NutriPack

The Dog Whisperer Productions has granted the North American master food rights to Illinois-based, pet food market leader NutriPack, LLC.  NutriPack will develop a range of uniquely-formulated canned, wet/dry dog food products and extend the beloved Dog Whisperer brand in the...

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Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation Launch the Academy Software Foundation

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation launched the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to provide a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image...

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Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
With 'The Tables,' Union Editor Karen Kourtessis Offers a Slice of NY Life

Dignity. A second chance. Laughter. Community. All of this and more is found at “The Tables,” shorthand for the running ping pong game in Manhattan’s Bryant Park. The game is the subject of director Jon Bunning’s new documentary short, filmed over 4 years in NYC.

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