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Outloud Audio Adopts Fortium’s MediaSeal File Level Encryption to Meet Heightened Security Threats

Los Angeles—Fortium, a leading provider of digital content security solutions for media and entertainment, today announces Outloud Audio, Los Angeles and New York, as a new customer for MediaSeal®, its file encryption software, which protects unaired TV and movie content at file level during the sensitive stages prior to release. In the current climate of increased concerns over cyber-crime, MediaSeal ...

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A Common Thread’s Sheldon Candis Brings “Docu-Cinematic” Style to Honda’s “Greatness”

LOS ANGELES— A Common Thread director, Sheldon Candis, profiles the “greatness” of Chicago entrepreneurs, Autumn and Brian Merritt, in a new national campaign for Honda. The uplifting piece describes how the couple channeled their personal passion into their boutique fashion line, Sir & Madame, and now are giving back by mentoring young artists and designers. The story is wrapped around ...

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FuseFX Drives VFX for New Summer TV Series

LOS ANGELES—FuseFX is currently delivering visual effects for a range of television series debuting or returning this summer through its Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver production studios. They include projects for Showtime, USA, Spike, CBS, AMC, Netflix and FX. Summer FuseFX premieres include: I’m Dying Up Here (debuted June 4 on Showtime) is a new comedy series set in ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Provides a Colorful “Band Aid” Solution

Colorist Allie Ames performs grading for the virtually all-women production. NEW YORK— Released this month by IFC Films, Band Aid marks the directorial debut of Zoe Lister-Jones, best known for her acting roles on Life in Pieces and New Girl. The film has been earning rave reviews for its engaging story of a couple who turn to songwriting to work ...

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SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section will conduct a joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality (AR). Drawing on leading-edge technologies from cloud-based supercomputing to next-generation ...

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A Common Thread Signs “LUV” Director Sheldon Candis

Directs campaigns for Honda, Ford. LOS ANGELES— Award-winning director Sheldon Candis, best known for the 2012 Sundance feature LUV, has joined A Common Thread for advertising projects. Candis’s work encompasses features, episodic television, documentaries, branded content and spots.  He has already directed several commercials in tandem with A Common Thread, including campaigns for Ford and Honda. “Sheldon’s approach to every ...

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FuseFX Stays Hot with New TV Series

LOS ANGELES—FuseFX is providing visual effects for a wide range of television series, new and returning, which premiered this spring. Projects from its studios in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver for clients including AMC, Starz!, Netflix and FX.   New and returning FuseFX projects: The Son (now airing on AMC), based on the Phillip Meyer novel, is a multi-generational ...

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The Africa Channel Turns to WCPMedia Services to Sell Content on the World Market

Channel’s Los Angeles production studio uses virtual screening room technology to share content securely with global client base. LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles-based The Africa Channel is currently using WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform in marketing content to broadcasters, streaming services and other distribution outlets worldwide. The Africa Channel recently launched a production arm, TAC Studios, to produce original lifestyle ...

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Killer Tracks Launches GUM Tapes

Eleven all-new albums from Paris-based Green United Music available exclusively through Killer Tracks. SANTA MONICA, Calif.— Killer Tracks, a premiere source for pre-cleared production music, announces GUM Tapes, a new label developed by Paris-based Green United Music. The initial release includes 11 albums of newly-produced, never-before-available tracks created for film, television and advertising by some of Europe’s hottest composers. All ...

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Breakthrough Entertainment Adopts WCPMedia Cloud-based File Transfer Platform

Leading Canadian studio leverages cloud-based media management platform for delivering its television library to clients internationally.  TORONTO – Award-winning global studio Breakthrough Entertainment today announced they have transitioned to a completely cloud-based delivery system through WCPMedia Services for the delivery of their premium content to their clients; major networks and digital channels across the globe. As a distributor and production ...

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FuseFX Provides VFX for John Ridley’s “American Crime” and “Let It Fall”

LOS ANGELES— The FuseFX Los Angeles crew recently provided visual effects services for two projects by Oscar-winning writer/producer/director John Ridley – the anthology series American Crime and the feature-length documentary Let It Fall, which aired April 28. The studio served as the sole visual effects provider for the third season of American Crime, which included numerous 3D set extensions and ...

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Manios Digital & Film to Show New Cartoni Products at Cine Gear and Matthews’ Garage Sale

Cartoni’s Lambda 25 3rd Axis and Total Dutch facilitate 360° rotation for specialty camera shots. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— Cartoni USA and Manios Digital & Film will demonstrate the latest additions to Cartoni’s award-winning line of camera accessories at two events this weekend in Hollywood. Lambda 25 3rd Axis is an innovative, new accessory for Cartoni’s Lambda 25, the industry standard ...

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CARTONI President & CEO Elisabetta Cartoni Selected as Associate Member in the ASC

ROME— Cartoni (S.p.A.) today announces that Elisabetta Cartoni, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, has been accepted as an Associate Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). Associate membership in the ASC, the oldest continuously operating motion picture society in the world, is considered a great privilege. Membership is granted by invitation-only and based on the individual’s contributions ...

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SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its next monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 31, will examine how data — lots of it — is exerting a major impact on decision-making in television and film production. Data collected on social ...

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WCPMedia Services to Discuss Cloud Production Workflows at Cannes

Representatives from Augustus Color, Eastman Kodak and the University of Rome will also take part in Saturday, May 20th event at Cannes’ Italian Pavilion. CANNES—WCPMedia Services President Cristina Molinari and Vice President of Operations Giovanni Contri will describe how more and more film and television productions are moving their workflows to the cloud in a special presentation at the Cannes ...

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Sherpas Cinema Takes Audi into Undiscovered Country with “Hokkaido Calling”

Branded film directed by Leo Hoorn features freerider skiers Sam Smoothy, Jérémie Heitz and Dane Tudor. Los Angeles— Hokkaido Calling, a new short film created by Sherpas Cinema (represented in the U.S.by Accomplice Media) for Audi, follows big mountain ski legends Sam Smoothy, Jérémie Heitz and Dane Tudor on an epic road trip in search of deep powder, undiscovered paths and ...

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