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Alchemy Post Sound Creates Foley for Six Tribeca Films


Westchester, New York— A committed supporter of independent film and the New York production community, Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley services for six films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. They include three narrative features, a documentary feature and two shorts. “We are excited to have contributed to several wonderful new films screening at Tribeca, one of the world’s ...

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Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label – ICON with 16 New Album Releases


WORKS FROM AWARD-WINNING COMPOSERS FREDERIK WIEDMANN AND JOEL GOODMAN AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE LICENSING SANTA MONICA, Calif.— Killer Tracks, a premiere source for pre-cleared production music, today announces its new label ICON, featuring music for movie trailers, television promos, advertising, sports, games and other media. The initial release includes 16 albums created and produced by award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel ...

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Electus Embraces the WCPMedia Services Cloud

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International distribution company employs the cloud-based media management platform to distribute its popular television shows to broadcasters around the globe. HOLLYWOOD— Entertainment studio Electus has seen the future of media content distribution and its name is WCPMedia Services. Distributors of such popular television series as Running Wild with Bear Gryllis, Jane the Virgin, Fameless and Style by Jury, Electus began ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into “Logan”

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VFX studio reunites with Director James Mangold for dark and intense “Wolverine” finale. Adelaide, South Australia— Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures joined Director James Mangold’s team for Logan, the third and final installment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s “Wolverine” saga. Working under Production VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett and Co-Producer Kurt Williams, RSP contributed some 230 shots to ...

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Bully Pictures’ Dustin Lance Black is a Voice for Equality and Activism in Film, Television and Advertising


His latest project, the TV special series “When We Rise” earns critical praise for its portrait of the Gay Rights movement. LOS ANGELES — Dustin Lance Black is one of today’s most insightful and inspiring filmmakers on the subjects of LGBT rights, gender equality and inter-racial coexistence. He first rose to fame in 2009 when he was awarded an Academy ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Expands VFX Training Program

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Award-winning visual effects studio has built a new classroom facility to accommodate more students and a new program offering a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting. Adelaide, South Australia— Responding to demand from aspiring visual effects artists from across Australia and beyond, Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its visual effects educational program, operated in partnership with the University of ...

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STORY’s Blair Hayes Captures a Portrait of McDonald’s as “My Place”


CHICAGO— STORY Director Blair Hayes explores a day-in-the-life of a McDonald’s restaurant in a new ad for Burrell Communications. My Place features a series of vignettes that portray McDonald’s as a gathering place for family and friends. They include a young couple who share a hot chocolate, teens scrolling through social media posts, a family having dinner sans cellphones, and ...

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WCPMedia Services Accelerates Production and Post-Production Workflows

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Industry leader in cloud-based asset management adds new features to improve dailies management, transcoding, delivery of assets and creative collaboration. HOLLYWOOD—WCPMedia Services today announces significant improvements to its market-leading, cloud-based media management platform to help television and motion picture producers better store, manage and share assets throughout the production cycle. New features and enhancements address core production activities including dailies ...

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Roundabout Entertainment Adds Craig Price to DI Team

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Veteran editor and visual effects artists will focus on finishing studio and independent features. BURBANK— Veteran editor, visual effects artist and creative director Craig Price has joined Roundabout Entertainment. Price will serve as a finishing editor in the facility’s growing digital intermediate department. In his first project with Roundabout, Price performed final editing for Director Tommy Bertelsen’s indie thriller Feed. ...

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MTI Film Expands Hollywood Facility to Support HDR


  Adds new color grading, editorial and QC resources. HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film has completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility designed to accommodate growing demand for post-production services and support for HDR content. The expansion includes the addition of two new color grading suites and an editorial finishing suite, all HDR capable. The company has also improved its IT ...

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STORY’s John Komnenich Directs Mayhem (Dean Winters) in  Spot for Allstate


Commercial pairs Allstate Chairman Tom Wilson with the brand’s familiar Mayhem character.   CHICAGO—STORY’s John Komnenich recently directed Allstate chairman and CEO Tom Wilson and actor Dean Winters in a 30-second TV spot produced for Leo Burnett.  In the ad, Wilson has trouble reading his lines due to a prankster holding his cue cards.  He contorts his body to make ...

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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Explore Laser Projection at February Meeting

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LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology; today announced that its February meeting, scheduled for Monday the 27th, will focus on laser projection. The adoption of high-dynamic-range (HDR) production and exhibition solutions, such as large-format HDR ...

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