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Bleacher Report Uses axle ai and Amazon Web Services to Prepare, Manage and Deliver Media Assets

Portland, Oregon –  axle ai has announced that Bleacher Report has standardized on axle ai media management solutions and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental video processing solutions to prepare, manage, and deliver media assets across its online and social media properties. As a leader in news and entertainment focused on sports and culture, Bleacher Report engages audiences with breaking news ...

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Kinotehnik to Launch Practilite 802 at NAB 2018

Powerful, portable LED light panel runs silent and is dust and waterproof. Tartu, Estonia— At NAB 2018, Kinotehnik, Northern European manufacturer of innovative cinematography and lighting accessories, will introduce Practilite 802, its first bi-color, power-panel LED lighting instrument. Ideal for ENG, documentaries, reality TV production and event videography, Practilite 802 employs advanced secondary optics to achieve unprecedented light output and ...

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Umedia Applies Finishing Touch to SXSW Favorite “Prospect”

Vancouver—Post-production finishing for Prospect, the acclaimed feature debut from directors Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell, was completed at Umedia in Vancouver. The film, which is co-produced by Depth of Field, The Realm and Ground Control and had its world premiere this month at SXSW, has drawn rave reviews for its genre-bending tale of a teenage girl and her father who ...

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Derby’s Josh Hayward Explores the Poetry and Brutality of Combat Sport in “Muay Thai”

Director’s atmospheric film is screening on Nowness. New York City—Muay Thai, a short film from Derby director Josh Hayward, is currently enjoying its world premiere on the global video channel Nowness. A surreal exploration of the intense form of martial art that has become an international phenomenon, the film takes viewers inside the psyche of a Muay Thai boxer named ...

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CARTONI to Showcase New Camera Support Products at NAB

Rome— CARTONI, Italian leader in professional camera support, will introduce several innovative additions to its product line at NAB 2018 (Central Hall, booth C9020). The new fluid heads, tripods, pedestals and remote devices address critical needs of broadcasters, rental houses and independent camera operators. Cartoni offers versatile solutions to meet new and emerging production demands.  “We continue to expand, enhance ...

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AIM ’18 Celebrates Peekskill as ‘Mediapolis’ in the Making

Event-filled Weekend, March 24-25, to Showcase the City’s Affinity for Synergizing Art, Industry & Media   PEEKSKILL, NEW YORK –  AIM ’18 is a weekend-long series of activities March 24-25 created to celebrate the lower Hudson Valley’s emergence as a “mediapolis” – a thriving hub of multimedia creativity and commerce. The first-time event is centered in the resurgent riverfront city of Peekskill. AIM ...

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Lino Russell Directs the World Debut of the Ferrari 488 Pista

Director represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, creates film for the high -performance car that is poetry in (very fast) motion. Los Angeles—Ferrari launched its latest limited-edition road car, the 488 Pista, at the Geneva Auto Show this month with a film that gives viewers a taste of what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a car ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Helps Send 10 Films to SXSW

NEW YORK— Continuing its support for innovative and emerging filmmakers, Technicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for 10 films screening at this month’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The films span narrative, documentary and animation categories and include five world premieres. Technicolor PostWorks projects include: First Match (Narrative Feature Competition/World Premiere). Director/Screenwriter Olivia Newman’s story of a teenage ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore the History of Moving Imagery with Lenny Lipton at March Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will delve into the deep history of moving imagery with filmmaker, inventor, and author Lenny Lipton at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 22, in Hollywood. Lipton will offer a lively presentation based on his forthcoming book ...

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Felix Fissel Joins VFXnow as VP of Global Operations

Will lead the launch development of cloud-based visual effects platform-as-a-service. LOS ANGELES— GPL Technologies has hired Felix Fissel to lead its VFXnow unit as Vice President of Global Operations. Fissel, an IT specialist with deep experience in the visual effects industry, will oversee VFXnow operations in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver. He will also lead business development and seek ...

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Patronus Helps Prevent Leaks of this Season’s Academy Award Screeners

Los Angeles — In the frenzied run up to this year’s awards season, movie studios sent DVD screeners of their best films to Academy, guild and BAFTA members, critics and others around the globe in hopes of securing a nomination or even an Oscar. To ensure that they were only accessible to the intended parties and not subject to illegal ...

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JTN Music Selects MediaSeal to Protect Sensitive Content

Los Angeles — JTN Music, the award-winning music production and editing studio, has become the latest company to adopt Fortium’s MediaSeal encryption-at-rest solution as part of its cybersecurity strategy. The Los Angeles-based company is using MediaSeal to protect sensitive feature film and television content during music editing and other post-production processing. Founded by music editor, engineer, composer and producer Jason ...

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WCPMedia Services Awarded Digital Production Partnership’s “Committed to Security” Shields

Cloud-based media management company is among the first to meet DPP’s security requirements for both production and broadcast. LUGANO, Switzerland — WCPMedia Services, whose cloud-based media management platform is used by entertainment companies worldwide to produce, market and distribute film and television content, has been awarded the Digital Production Partnership’s “Committed to Security” shields for production and broadcast. The shields ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 65th Annual Golden Reel Awards

  HOLLYWOOD—The Motion Picture Sound Editors tonight presented the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media. Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor and ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Los Angeles—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces presenters for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Three-time Academy Award-winning Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor Paul Ottosson will present the 2018 MPSE Filmmaker Award to director Kathryn Bigelow. The 2018 MPSE Career ...

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Theatre Journalist Mark Blankenship Joins AKA NYC’s Digital Content Team

NEW YORK CITY— Entertainment marketing agency AKA NYC has appointed Mark Blankenship to the newly-created post of Integrated Content and Community Director. Blankenship joins the agency’s team of digital experts and will utilize his unique skills and experience to foster high-level ideation and the delivery of innovative, integrated campaigns for theatrical clients in the digital and social space, and beyond. ...

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