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Renegade Animation Helps Kids Cope with the Loneliness of Cancer

Studio’s “Being by Yourself” is one of 20 animated shorts produced by the Imaginary Friend Society, a project of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and RPA. GLENDALE, Calif.— Kids suffering from cancer get advice on dealing with the loneliness that accompanies long hospital stays in a sweet animated short created by Renegade Animation for the Imaginary Friend Society. The star ...

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Colorist Michael Smollin Joins Fancy Film

New Senior Colorist will lead the facility’s effort to extend it footprint in finishing for independent film and television series. LOS ANGELES—Veteran colorist Michael Smollin has joined Fancy Film, the independent post-production facility based in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Smollin, whose credits span features, episodics, reality series and documentaries, will serve as the facility’s senior colorist for theatrical and ...

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Alchemy Post Sound Artists Featured in Sound Events at AES and NAB

Westchester, New York— Foley artists from Alchemy Post Sound will discuss their work in creating sound for feature films and television at NAB and AES events this week in New York. On October 18th at the 143rd AES Convention, Alchemy Post co-founder and Foley artist Leslie Bloome will chair a panel discussion entitled “The Art & Science of Foley.” Joining ...

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Amanda Blackman Joins AKA NYC as SVP of Creative Strategy and Experiential Design

NEW YORK CITY— Entertainment marketing agency AKA NYC has appointed Amanda LaFollette Blackman to the newly-created post of Senior Vice President of Creative Strategy and Experiential Design. Blackman will head the agency’s experiential offering as its creative lead, developing and overseeing the execution of experiential opportunities and initiatives for AKA’s theatrical and destination clients. She will also collaborate with other ...

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Director Sheldon Candis Returns to His Roots for “Baltimore Boys”

Co-Directs ESPN documentary about the undefeated Dunbar Poets basketball team. LOS ANGELES—For director Sheldon Candis the story behind Baltimore Boys had a deep, personal resonance. The feature-length documentary, which Candis co-directed with Marquis Daisy for ESPN Films, profiles the Dunbar Poets, the greatest boys high school basketball team of all time. From 1981 to 1983, the team, which included future ...

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Swiss Broadcaster RSI Relies on WCPMedia Services to Market Content to World Market

LOS ANGELES —  Swiss public broadcaster RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera has adopted WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform to market television content to broadcast partners worldwide. RSI’s sales department is using WCPMedia’s proprietary Screening Room feature to allow potential buyers to preview hundreds of productions from its library ranging from documentaries and sports coverage to children’s programming. Buyers can instantly view ...

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MTI Film Applies Finishing Touch to New Videos from Pussy Riot, Cold War Kids and Watt

Colorist Alex Chernoff teams with director Phillip R. Lopez. HOLLYWOOD—MTI Film colorist provided final post services for three new videos directed by Phillip R. Lopez, including a release from Russian punk band Pussy Riot with the provocative title Straight Outta Vagina. In finalizing the look of the videos, colorist Alex Chernoff collaborated directly with Lopez who’s been garnering a lot ...

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Alchemy Post Sound Debuts Second Foley Stage

Westchester, New York— Alchemy Post Sound, a specialist in Foley sound for motion pictures and television, has added a second Foley stage to its facility in New York. The new space is designed to complement the company’s original Foley stage with a “live” sound environment meant to enhance the production of interior effects that can benefit from natural ambience. The ...

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Killer Tracks Continues Harmonious Relationship with HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Production music specialist has provided scores of quirky tracks featured in the award-winning comedy series, including its theme song “Frolic.” SANTA MONICA, Calif.— When the award-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to HBO this fall it will be accompanied by one of the most recognizable theme songs in television. Written by Italian composer Luciano Michelini and licensed to the ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR

Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s. NEW YORK— The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash ...

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The Joe Lewis Company Continues Expansion; Brings Record-Setting Activation for Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy” to Hollywood

Entertainment production and marketing agency hires experiential marketing specialist Adam Atkins and movie premiere producer Mary Pat Kasravi. GARDENA, Calif.—The Joe Lewis Company recently helped Universal Pictures celebrate The Mummy Day in a very big way. The event production company designed, built and installed a seven-ton, 84-foot tall sarcophagus at the Hollywood and Highland Gateway in Los Angeles. The structure ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Foley Stage

CULVER CITY, CALIF.—  Sony Pictures Post Production Services has completed a major upgrade of its Foley department, adding new, state-of-the-art recording technology to its control room and stage where sound effects for scores of studio features, including the current hit Spider-ManTM: Homecoming, have been produced. Key additions include an Avid S6 M40 control surface, the most advanced recording and mixing ...

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WCPMedia Joins Digital Production Partnership (DPP)

Cloud-based media management services company joins the media industry’s business change network to help standardize broadcast workflows. LOS ANGELES —  WCPMedia Services, whose cloud-based media management platform is used by entertainment companies worldwide to produce, market and distribute film and television content, today announces its membership of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP). In joining the media industry’s business change network, ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival

NEW YORK— Eight films screening at the 55th New York Film Festival received post-production services through Technicolor PostWorks New York. Among them is the Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, the festival’s closing night selection. The others include the Main Stage selections The Florida Project, Lady Bird and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and the documentary features Arthur Miller: Writer, ...

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STORY Signs Comedy Director Ron Lazzeretti

CHICAGO—Award-winning comedy director Ron Lazzeretti has joined STORY for exclusive, national representation. A native Chicagoan, Lazzeretti has broad experience as a commercial director and agency creative director with credits including Chevy, Coors Light, KFC, A&W Root Beer and Taco Bell. A true multi-talent, he has also enjoyed success as an independent filmmaker, writer, producer and musician. “Ron in a phenomenal ...

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Fortium’s Adam Krentzman to Discuss Cybersecurity at “Mix Presents Sound for Film and TV”

Master Class on how to avoid becoming a victim of hackers set for September 16th at Sony Pictures Studios. London –   Fortium’s Adam Krentzman will discuss the latest solutions and strategies for cybersecurity in post-production in a special Master Class at “Mix Presents Sound for Film and TV”, September 16, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. A recent spate ...

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