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Sohonet Receives DPP ‘Committed to Security’ Mark

Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry, has been awarded the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) ‘Committed to Security’ mark for both the production and broadcast sectors. To qualify for the programme, suppliers must have demonstrated, both their commitment to best cybersecurity practices for the production and broadcast communities but also ...

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Explore the Beauty of 8K Large Format at Panavision Panel at SXSW

Panavision, a global leader in optics and camera systems, will explore the beauty of 8K large format in an eye-opening presentation at SXSW on March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vimeo Theater. Attendees to the interactive discussion will learn about the symbiotic relationship between full-frame imaging devices and large-format optics, and how these tools can help improve production value ...

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Sohonet Heads to the Desert for HPA Tech Retreat 2018

Supersession, Innovation Zone, and Connection Highlight Sohonet’s Role in an Important Event LOS ANGELES — Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity and media services, has unveiled its plans for the HPA Tech Retreat, including participation in a panel during the Supersession and in demonstrations in the Innovation Zone.  The 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat will be held in Palm Springs ...

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Eric Rodli Appointed as American Society of Cinematographers Executive Director

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members. Rodli, an ASC associate member since 2001, has served ...

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Panavision Debuts Millennium DXL2 Camera at BSC Expo

Panavision (Stand 502) is introducing the new Millennium DXL2 8K camera here at BSC Expo 2018, running Feb. 2-3 at Battersea Evolution. The large-format camera is the heart of a complete imaging ecosystem designed from filmmakers’ perspectives, seamlessly incorporating Panavision’s unmatched optics and camera architecture, the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2). The DXL2 builds ...

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HPA Announces Expanded Program for 2018 Tech Retreat

IMF, AI Highlighted in Connective Week Today, the HPA unveiled additions to the Tech Retreat program and events that were outlined last month in its preliminary program announcements, continuing its reputation as an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with a world-class roster of well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. The HPA Tech Retreat will take ...

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Dan Hammond Named Vice President and General Manager of Panavision Hollywood

Dan Hammond Panavision

Panavision has named Dan Hammond, a longtime creative solutions technologist in the industry, as vice president and general manager of Panavision Hollywood. Hammond will be responsible for overseeing daily operations at the facility, and working with the Hollywood team to leverage the exceptional camera systems, optics, service and support that Panavision customers have come to expect. Hammond is a Panavision ...

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Hicken Joins National TeleConsultants in CFO Role

National TeleConsultants (NTC), a leading media technology consulting, design and software and systems integration company, announced today that Michael Hicken has been named the company’s Chief Financial Officer. “We’re thrilled to have Mike join our growing team,” said NTC Managing Partner Eliot Graham. “He brings with him extensive experience in the technology, entertainment, and consumer industries. Mike’s unique perspective adds ...

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HPA Awards Announce 2017 Winners

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) bestowed the 2017 HPA Awards on Thursday night, during a sold-out gala celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  The HPA Awards have become the banner awards ceremony for the professional media content, recognizing individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed ...

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Nick Gold Joins Panel at Big Data Conference

Presented by UCLA Anderson School of Management, Conference Showcases Insights from Most Influential Business Leaders Driving Industries Forward BALTIMORE – Nick Gold, Chief Revenue Officer and Solutions Consultant for Chesapeake Systems, has joined the 2017 Big Data Conference, presented by the Easton Technology Management Center and Center for Management in Entertainment and Media Enterprise (MEMES) at UCLA’s Anderson School of ...

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Annual AMIA Conference to Address Media Preservation Challenges and Solutions

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has announced a robust program for its annual conference, which brings together over 600 experts to share perspectives on the latest methodologies and technologies being used in the acquisition, preservation, restoration, exhibition and use of audiovisual media. The event runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the InterContinental New Orleans, and is preceded ...

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Ernie Holzman: Life ReFocused Art Exhibit Set for November 12

Proceeds from Sales of Sculptures & Assemblages to Benefit City of Hope Writer-director Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield), Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), and cinematographer Ernie Holzman, ASC (Without a Trace, Cora Unashamed, Thirtysomething) present “Ernie Holzman: Life ReFocused,” ...

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Dennis Doros Elected AMIA President

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) announces that Dennis Doros, co-owner of Milestone Films, has been elected president of the international association by AMIA members. Doros will be inducted into office at the annual AMIA Conference in New Orleans (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2), when he will begin a two-year term. He succeeds Andrea Kalas, who has led the ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Honors Student Filmmakers at Annual Heritage Awards

Winners Hail from AFI, LMU and USC LOS ANGELES (October 16, 2017) – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced their annual Student Heritage Award winners Saturday night during a presentation at the organization’s clubhouse in Hollywood. Three student filmmakers were singled out for demonstrating exceptional abilities in cinematography. The competition is designed to highlight the work of emerging talent, ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Names 2018 Honorees

Russell Carpenter, Russell Boyd, Alan Caso and Stephen Lighthill to be Lauded at Annual Gala LOS ANGELES (October 5, 2017) – In recognition of their special contributions to the art of cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named four honorees who will be feted at the 32nd ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Russell Carpenter, ASC will receive the ...

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National TeleConsultants Adds Laurie Morse in Corporate Strategy Role

Several Promotions Highlight Growing Expertise of Company in Response to Demands of Industry GLENDALE, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) — National TeleConsultants (NTC), one of the most respected media technology consulting, design and systems integration companies in the world, has announced that industry veteran Laurie Morse has joined its executive management team. As head of corporate strategy, Morse will lead the ...

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