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Cattleya Selects WCPMedia Services to Turbo-charge Media Management for “Gomorrah”

Rome —  The international crime drama Gomorrah is the latest television production to choose WCPMedia Services for media management. A co-production of SKY, Cattleya and Fandango, the show is using WCPMedia’s cloud-based platform to manage delivery of show assets from its editorial team to showrunners, and to visual effects, sound and post-production service providers. Now in its third season, Gomorrah is ...

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MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to National Geographic Documentary Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”

HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film recently provided final post-production services for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, a six-part documentary series on National Geographic. The facility handled editorial conforming and color grading for the series in which the veteran actor travels the globe “in search of an answer to one fundamental question for humanity: what are the common forces that bind ...

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WCPMedia Services Provides Cloud Management for FICTS Festivals

Milan-based sports broadcasting event includes festivals in 16 countries across five continents. LOS ANGELES —  For the fourth consecutive year, WCPMedia Services acted as official technical sponsor for Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) Festivals. WCPMedia’s cloud-based media management was used to ingest, store and share content submitted by sports broadcasters worldwide to 16 regional festivals and the four-day culminating ...

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Alchemy Post Provides Foley Sound for Sundance Films

Westchester, New York— Continuing its longstanding support for independent film, Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley services for eight feature films debuting at next year’s Sundance Film Festival. They include five World Premieres screening in competition, two Premieres and a Documentary Premiere. The 2018 Sundance Film Festival runs January 18-28 in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort. ...

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MTI Film Continues Its Support for “Major Crimes”

HOLLYWOOD— Post-production finishing for season six of TNT’s police drama Major Crimes is currently underway at MTI Film, continuing a relationship that began with the show’s debut in 2012. The facility faces tight deadlines and significant technical and creative hurdles in delivering each of 13 episodes included in the current season. Created by James Duff, and executive produced by Duff ...

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AKA NYC Hosts Experiential Marketing for Broadway and Beyond Event

“Entertainment in Advertising: All the World’s a Stage” NEW YORK CITY— Members of the Broadway Industry convened at the Whitby Hotel in Manhattan November 27th for a roundtable discussion, hosted by AKA NYC, on the importance of brand experience and experiential marketing. Founding editor-in-chief of Event Marketer and author Dan Hanover (Experiential Marketing: Secrets, Strategies, and Success Stories from the ...

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Accomplice Media Signs Director and Cinematographer Damien Toogood

Los Angeles— Director DP Damien Toogood has signed to Accomplice Media, and stepped straight into working with DDB San Francisco. Creative Director Sam Brown is a new fan. “Damien’s visual style and quirkiness, when it came to casting, were exactly what we were looking for,” Brown says. “Utilizing his skills in cinematography, in addition to his directing talent, made our collaboration ...

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Cyber Security: The Buck Stops in the Boardroom

The growing threats of piracy and ransomware require a company-wide security strategy emanating from the top. By Mathew Gilliat-Smith, CEO, Fortium LONDON– Ever since the internet emerged as a public information gateway, thieves and pranksters have been working to exploit it for criminal gain. Today, cyber-crime is a billion-dollar industry. The perpetrators are no longer lone wolf hackers; they are ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor John Paul Fasal with Career Achievement Award

    2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 18th Studio City, California – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will present Sound Designer and Sound Recordist John Paul Fasal with its 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award. A 30-year veteran of the sound industry, Fasal has contributed to more than 150 motion pictures and is ...

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Anti-Piracy Tools Help Hollywood Sustain Its Love Affair with DVD Screeners

Los Angeles— For most of the country, the arrival of fall means cooler temperatures and leaves turning colors, but in Hollywood, it marks the official start of awards season and with it the annual deluge of Academy screeners. An Oscar nomination, or better yet, a win, can have a big impact on a film’s box office performance and so studios ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out Visual Effects for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok

Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters. Adelaide, South Australia—Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor ...

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Ky Dickens’ “Zero Weeks” Tackles America’s Crisis with Paid Leave

Feature documentary to screen at DOC NYC, November 11th. CHICAGO— The United States is the only country in the developed world that does not guarantee its citizens paid family leave. In the new documentary Zero Weeks, which premiers November 11 at DOC NYC in New York City, director Ky Dickens explores the impact of that policy on families dealing with ...

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Yard Dog Signs Director Brent Jones

LOS ANGELES—Director Brent Jones has joined Los Angeles-based Yard Dog, led by executive producers Joe Piccirillo and Beth Pearson, for work in commercials, branded content and web media. Bringing a diverse reel and more than ten years of directing experience to his new home. Jones is perhaps best known for high-energy automotive spots, but his work also extends to performance-driven ...

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Renegade Animation Expands Original Programming; Taps Brittney Jorgensen to Head Development

nt Animation studio has 12 series in development pipeline. GLENDALE, Calif.—Continuing to grow its original programming unit, Renegade Animation has promoted Brittney Jorgensen to the newly-created post of Head of Marketing and Development. Jorgensen will work with creators, writers and animators in developing concepts for animated television series and features, and serve as the studio’s chief liaison with studios, broadcasters ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Kathryn Bigelow with Filmmaker Award

2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 18th Studio City, California –  The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of such films as Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. She will receive the ...

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VFX Students from Rising Sun Pictures Apply Their Talents to Robot Comedy “Lucy and DiC”

Animated short, directed by Jeremy Kelly-Bakker premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival and has generated more than 1 million views across YouTube and Facebook. Adelaide, South Australia— The short film Lucy and DiC, which recently made its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival, imagines a time in the not too distant future when technology is no longer content to ...

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