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SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF Films

TORONTO —Continuing their long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival. SIM Digital and PS Production Services provided camera systems, and lighting and grip packages for five films screening at TIFF. They include Below Her Mouth, Canadian actor-director April Mullen’s story of ...

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Roundabout Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of Zeffirelli’s “Romeo & Juliet”

Facility partners with Paramount Pictures and Park Circus to restore 1968 classic in celebration of Shakespearean  centenary. BURBANK—Roundabout Entertainment recently collaborated with Paramount Pictures and Park Circus on a luminous, 4K restoration of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 classic Romeo and Juliet. The restored film is currently enjoying a new theatrical run as part of Shakespeare Lives, a worldwide program of special ...

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GPL Technologies to Host Annual Golf Tournament; “4K and Beyond” Networking Webinar

Dell and NVIDIA are co-sponsors of golf event slated for August 26th in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. LOS ANGELES— GPL Technologies, a leading provider of IT services to the media and entertainment industry, will host its annual Golf Tournament August 26th at Los Verdes Golf Course in Palos Verdes Estates, California. The popular event, co-sponsored by Dell and NVIDIA, is ...

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The Arc/k Project Seeks to Preserve the Past while Fueling Hollywood Magic

  New non-profit uses cutting-edge photogrammetry to create 3D replicas of endangered landmarks…while developing a model for the stewards of cultural heritage to monetize their digital assets by making them available to film and TV productions. LOS ANGELES—The Arc/k Project, a new nonprofit focused on digital preservation, has developed a unique plan for creating 3-dimensional records of the world’s most ...

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MPSE and CAS Serve as Event Partners for “Mix Presents Sound for Film”

Third annual exhibition and conference will focus on new sound technologies and workflows, including virtual reality. STUDIO CITY, Calif.— Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and Cinema Audio Society (CAS) are event sponsors for the third annual Mix Presents Sound for Film, and all-day exhibition and conference spotlighting technologies and techniques behind sound for picture from production to playback. The event ...

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Carl Moore Joins Roundabout Entertainment as Senior Producer for Features

BURBANK—Roundabout Entertainment has appointed post-production veteran Carl Moore as Senior Producer for feature film services. Moore, who has helped guide more than 50 films through finishing, will work with clients in planning for post, and will manage projects through final editorial, color grading and delivery. Moore formerly served as a Digital Intermediate Producer at Modern VideoFilm, where his credits included ...

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IBC 2016: CARTONI Launches Lightweight Fluid Head MASTER 30 Series

  New lightweight, compact head is available in Broadcast and Digital Cinematography versions. Rome—Cartoni, a world leader in precision camera support, today announces the release of MASTER 30 Broadcast and MASTER 30 Cine, the latest additions to its innovative line of fluid heads. Designed respectively for broadcast production and digital cinematography, the two new heads include many of the features ...

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GPL Technologies to Host Webinars on GPU Rendering, Shared Storage and Workplace Self-Esteem

Free events hosted by NVIDIA. LOS ANGELES— NVIDIA’s latest innovations for GPU rendering, new shared storage solutions from Harmonic, and improving self-esteem in the workplace will be the subjects of three free webinars hosted by GPL Technologies. On Wednesday, August 17th at 11:00a.m. PDT, NVIDIA Solutions Architect Steve Harpster will present a webinar titled Light Field VR, Mental Ray and ...

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AKA NYC and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Wonka-fy New York City

NEW YORK CITY—Willy Wonka is coming to Broadway and it must be believed to be seen. A mouth-watering new advertising campaign from AKA NYC promotes next year’s premiere of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY The New Musical as bringing a special excitement to New York City. In the first of three teaser spots breaking online this week, the show’s arrival ...

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WCPMedia Services’ Innovative Media Management Platform Powered by Tiger Store

LUGANO, Switzerland— WCPMedia Services is a leading innovator in the rapidly changing arena of entertainment media management. Its groundbreaking B2B, web-based platform WCPApp allows content owners to digitally store, manage, market and transcode media assets, and deliver them to distributors, broadcasters, video-on-demand services and other end users, with unprecedented speed and security. The company is also helping media producers overcome geographic ...

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WCPMedia Services Provides Media Management Solutions for “Sports Memories: Rio 2016”

Innovative B2B Cloud-based platform used to store and share media for sports media exposition hosted by the Brazilian Olympic Museum. Rio de Janeiro— WCPMedia Services’ revolutionary cloud-based digital asset management platform is currently being used to manage content for Sports Memories: Rio 2016, a traveling sports media exposition depicting—after 10 years of intensive restoration—a cinematic history of world Olympic and ...

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FuseFX Expands New York Facility

VFX facility’s current projects include “Mr. Robot,” “The Get Down” and “Luke Cage.” NEW YORK—Buoyed by rising television productions, FuseFX has expanded its presence in New York. The facility has moved its operations in the city to larger quarters able to accommodate a dynamic team of more than 50 artists. FuseFX has seen its workload steadily expand since its New ...

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MPSE/CAS Golf and Poker Tournament Tees Off September 18

8th annual charitable event co-sponsored by the Cinema Audio Society. Studio City, California – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host the 8th Annual MPSE Golf and Poker Tournament, September 18, 2016 at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California. Proceeds from the event will benefit the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, ...

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Post Production Exec David Feldman Joins Post FactoryNY

Los Angeles —Post FactoryNY, a SIM Group company, has appointed David Feldman as Senior Vice President for Features and Television as part of the facility’s ongoing effort to broaden and enhance its service offering. Feldman, previously Director of Feature Sales for Company 3 and Deluxe, New York, will lead sales and customer relations for newly­-expanded features and TV finishing services ...

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FuseFX Continues to Grow Vancouver Operation; Adds Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier, Compositing Supervisor Maya Roza

LOS ANGELES—Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier has joined the creative team at the Vancouver office of FuseFX. Hillier arrives following a 15-year stint at Industrial Light & Magic, where he contributed to such blockbusters as Jurassic World, Pacific Rim, Star Trek, Transformers, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and all three titles in the Pirates of the ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Delivers VFX for “Game of Thrones” Finale

The Fire Next Time Adelaide, South Australia— For the finale of season six of HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones¸ Rising Sun Pictures faced a formidable challenge: replicate the sprawling city of King’s Landing and its central shrine, the Great Sept of Baelor, and then burn them to the ground in a magical, green-hued inferno. New to the Game of ...

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