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SMPTE Hollywood Section Hosts Career Day

STEM students learn about technical careers in the entertainment industry at day-long event.  LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, recently hosted students from colleges and universities across Southern California for Career Day, a day-long event focused on technology-oriented employment opportunities in the media and ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Conjures VFX Magic for Chinese Blockbuster “Animal World”

Studio produces a host of creative and technically complex shots running the gamut from creature effects to fantasy environments for new international fantasy adventure. Adelaide, South Australia— In a project spanning six months, Rising Sun Pictures produced 86 visual effects shots for Animal World, the new fantasy adventure film that debuted to considerable fanfare at this year’s Shanghai International Film ...

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Renegade Animation’s Ashley Postlewaite to Take Part in Careers Panel at Comic-Con

GLENDALE, Calif.—Renegade Animation co-founder and executive producer Ashley Postlewaite will take part in the panel discussion Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Animation at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego. Postlewaite will join other women leaders from the animation industry in discussing how they turned their talents into successful careers. The panel will also discuss new technologies that are making it easier for ...

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Sound Lounge Elevates Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production

NEW YORK— Sound Lounge, New York’s leading independent sound facility, has promoted Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production. As a member of the management team, Rosenberg will be responsible for overseeing all production activity at the studio and supervise its team of staff producers. She will serve as a key liaison between Sound Lounge and its advertising agency and post-production ...

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Yard Dog Welcomes Comedy Director Tom Feiler

LOS ANGELES— Yard Dog has added a touch more humor to its roster, signing comedy director Tom Feiler for exclusive representation in the United States. Feiler specializes in performance-based comedy often involving odd characters and skewed scenarios. His many credits include campaigns for Walmart, McDonald’s, Iams and Tim Horton’s. “Tom is just flat out funny,” says executive producer Joe Piccirillo. ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Christina Rzewucki Interview

RSP Visual Effects Students Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds Adelaide, South Australia— Christina Rzewucki is a Texture and Look Development Artist at Rising Sun Pictures. A 2016 graduate of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Adelaide, she began her career with the game company Monkeystack. Since joining RSP in 2017, she has applied her diverse technical and creative skills ...

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“Impractical Jokers” Producer NorthSouth Productions Launches Good Kicks Media, Hybrid Content Company Aimed at Brands

New York –  NorthSouth Productions, the company behind the smash-hit comedy series Impractical Jokers and long-running Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is bringing its creative genius and distribution acumen directly to agencies, brands, p.r. firms, networks and others. In partnership with Hearst Entertainment, the company has formed Good Kicks Media, a hybrid content company offering creative and production services ...

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Mr. Wolf Opens VFX Facility in Vancouver

Visual effects studio hires Chad Cortvriendt to lead Canadian operation where it is currently producing effects for “Channel Zero.” LOS ANGELES— Visual effects studio Mr. Wolf has opened a studio in Vancouver. The company, which also has operations in Los Angeles and New York, has hired veteran VFX producer Chad Cortvriendt to head the new outpost as executive producer. Cortvriendt ...

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New Starz Series “Vida” Finished at MTI Film

Senior Colorist Steve Porter collaborates with Cinematographer Carmen Cabana on new drama series that paints a bold picture of Latinx life in Los Angeles. HOLLYWOOD— Post-production finishing for the first season of Vida, the new half-hour drama from STARZ and Executive Producer Tanya Saracho, was recently completed at MTI Film. Senior Colorist Steve Porter worked with series Cinematographer Carmen Cabana ...

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Love Hope Strength Band, Featuring Mike Peters, Releases Music Exclusively through Killer Tracks

Portion of proceeds from new songs to benefit foundation expanding the bone marrow donor registry. SANTA MONICA, —  Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music company, has announced the exclusive release of four tracks from the Love Hope Strength Band featuring Mike Peters of The Alarm, an act that produced more than 5 million in record sales worldwide and landed ...

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Yard Dog Signs Director Darren Statman

LOS ANGELES— Director Darren Statman has joined Yard Dog for U.S. work in commercials and branded content. Based in London, Statman has won admirers among agencies and brands across Europe for work noteworthy for its striking, artfully- crafted visuals, nuanced storytelling and raw emotional power. Among Statman’s best-known projects is Hades, a black & white film for British custom motorcycle ...

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Sound Lounge Launches “Sound Lounge Everywhere” in Boulder

Sound facility establishes audio resources at post house 11 Dollar Bill allowing clients to work remotely with New York mixers and voice talent. NEW YORK— Sound Lounge, New York’s leading independent sound studio, has introduced its Sound Lounge Everywhere concept to Colorado. The company has partnered with Boulder post production company 11 Dollar Bill to offer remote audio production and ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore eSports with Cameron Reed at June Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will explore the growing phenomenon of eSports and its impact on the broadcast industry at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, in Hollywood. Professional league video gaming has modeled itself after real-world sports. In broadcast and ...

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GPL Technology Launches Canadian Presence

  Media and entertainment IT specialist offers managed services, infrastructure-to-endpoint hardware solutions, staffing, and system rentals as hardware-as-a-service to creative companies across Canada. LOS ANGELES— GPL Technologies, a premier provider of technology solutions and managed services to creative and high-performance computing industries, today announces the opening of its first Canadian office in Vancouver, British Columbia. GPL Technologies, Vancouver, will provide ...

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Rising Sun Pictures’ Sam Hodge: Mentoring the Next Generation of VFX Artists

Adelaide, South Australia—Lead Pipeline Technical Director, Sam Hodge first joined the RSP team in 2005. Although now focused on technical operations, Sam has a wealth of creative experience, with credits including Alien Covenant, Logan, xXx Return of Zander Cage, X-Men Apocalypse, Game of Thrones and many other titles. Commencing late July, Sam will be teaching the lighting component of a ...

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A Common Thread Signs Aussie Director Cassie De Colling

LOS ANGELES— A Common Thread has signed Australian director Cassie De Colling for exclusive representation in the United States. De Colling has directed ads, branded content and virtual reality for clients including insurance giant AAMI, travel company The Great Escape, the University of Melbourne and others. This is the first time she has had representation outside Australia. “Cassie is a ...

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