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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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Hollywood Professional Association Opens 2018 Tech Retreat Call for Papers

Industry defining conference program seeks proposals LOS ANGELES (September 7 2017) ‑ The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has opened the call for proposals for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®. Key portions of the programming – the main program and the breakfast roundtables – are determined via this call for proposals. The HPA Tech Retreat will take place February 19-23 2018 ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Competition

Organization Sets 2018 Date for Annual Awards Gala The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has opened its call for entries in the television categories for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, which will be held February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The ASC is now accepting submissions in three categories: ...

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ASC Technology Committee Upgraded to Motion Imaging Technology Council

The ASC Technology Committee has been renamed the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council. Established in 2003, the Committee has helped organize efforts to study and assess subjects ranging from digital cameras and lens optics to motion imaging workflows, advanced color management, virtual production techniques digital archiving and more recently virtual reality. “During our past 14 years of proactive motion picture ...

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Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium

Los Angeles Edition of Symposium to Address Confluence of Film Restoration and Digital Technologies in Service of Future-Proofing Cinema’s Legacies for Generations to Come The Reel Thing, a symposium dedicated to addressing the preservation and restoration of audio visual collections, will open with the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of the Oscar®-nominated 1960 film “La Verite” (“The Truth”). Two ...

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Keslow Camera Announces Acquisition of Clairmont Camera

Move Expands Company’s Footprint into Canada as Denny Clairmont Retires   Keslow Camera, the largest privately held motion picture camera equipment rental house in North America, announced today that it is acquiring Clairmont Camera and its Vancouver and Toronto operations. The move will more than quadruple Keslow Camera’s anamorphic and vintage lens inventory, and add a substantial range of custom ...

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Richard Chew, ACE Featured in One-on-One Conversation at EditFest LA

American Cinema Editors’ Popular Event Celebrates its 10th year EditFest LA, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing presented by American Cinema Editors, will take place on August 12, 2017 at Walt Disney’s Frank Wells Theater.  EditFest launched in LA in 2008, offering a rapt audience the opportunity to hear the world’s best editors share insights and ...

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2017 HPA Awards to Recognize Larry Chernoff for Lifetime Achievement

Respected post production innovator will be honored during HPA Awards The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Larry Chernoff has been named 2017 recipient of the prized HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Chernoff will receive the award during the HPA Awards gala on November 16, 2017, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The HPA Lifetime Achievement Award ...

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