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Hong Kong Cinema Legend, Golden Harvest, To Return To Film Production And Distribution

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One of the most legendary film production companies in all of Asia, Golden Harvest, has recently announced that it will return to film production and distribution due to a recently huge cash infusion. The infusion came by way of the January sale by parent Orange Sky Golden Harvest (OSGH) of their entire cinema complexes to one of China’s leading theater ...

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NAB Annual State Leadership Conference Will Host Key Industry Leaders And Legislators

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The 2017 National Association of Broadcaster’s annual State Leadership Conference will be held in Washington, DC on February 28. The conference will feature some of the key leaders in the broadcast industry as well as national politicians who will speak to many of the issues concerning the industry. This annual event features a robust program where broadcasters hear from prominent federal ...

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A+E Networks To Develop Original Content And Shows For Snapchat

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A&E Networks has reached an agreement with the social media platform, Snapchat, to begin the development of original shows and content at Snapchat looks to jump into the streaming game with both feet. They will be starting the development of an all new reality show that isn’t based on any previous A&E brands. Vice President of Content for Snapchat, Nick ...

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Annie Award Winning Animator Dale Baer Marvels At How Animation Has Evolved And Flourished

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Long time, and legendary, animator, Dale Baer, was recently honored with a 2017 Winsor McCay Award for Career Achievement at this years Annie Awards held on February 7. Baer, 66, whose work has won several Annie Awards, has been an animator for more than 45 years and he just seems to marvel at how technology, and the craft itself, has ...

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Osprey Video Poised To Showcase An Award Winning Line Up At 2017 NAB Show

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Osprey Video, who was named Best in Show, at last years NAB Show, is, once again, poised to deliver an award winning line up of products that has kept it on the cutting edge for many years. Osprey, based in Texas with a European office in Switzerland, will spotlight its Talon G1 hardware encoder, and its all new G2 model, as ...

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Bob Costas Stepping Down As NBC Sports’ Olympic Games Coverage Host

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After nearly 30 years, and eleven Olympic Games, veteran sports broadcaster Bob Costas will be stepping down from his duties as NBC‘s anchor and host for future Olympics coverage. Costas, 64, has covered more Olympic Games, beginning in Barcelona in 1992, than anyone else ever has and will be replaced by Mike Tirico. Tirico came to NBC last year after ...

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Veteran 20th Century Fox Exec Emma Watts Is Elevated To Vice Chairman

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Long time executive, and current President of Production at 20th Century Fox, Emma Watts, has been tapped by the company to assume the duties of Vice Chairman at the company. She will also remain on as President of Production. She will assume her new duties immediately. As production president since 2007, Watts has overseen such Fox hit productions as Avatar, ...

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The Genius Of John Knoll: The Oscar Winning Special Effects Prodigy That Created “Rogue One”

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He is the Chief Creative Officer for LucasFilm’s Industrial Light & Magic and one of the reigning legends in the special effects game. John Knoll’s recent masterpiece of visual magic is the new film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, that made its debut in theaters this past December. He has long been a legendary visual effects creator and supervisor ...

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Qube!’s Metered Licensing Helps DHX Media Keep Their Media Rendering Costs In Line

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International animation giant DHX Media relies on PipelineFX’s Qube! to help produce over 20,000 frames of fully rendered animation a night, every night. Because of Quebe!’s intelligent render management system and scalability, DHX can use every machine at its disposal to ensure that shows like The Deep are delivered on time. In addition,  PipelineFX’s innovative new metered licensing policy, it ...

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SCRI Research Finds 6 in 10 Professional Video Facilities Will Be Working In 4K By End Of The Year

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According to recent research performed by SCRI International, they have determined that six out of every professional video facilities will be working in 4K by the end of this year. The research was performed in alliance with Broadcast Beat Magazine by way of an annual survey. According to an annual tracking survey among Broadcast Beat subscribers and social media (Facebook ...

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Vizio Hit With A $2.2 Million FTC Settlement For Spying On People While They Watched Television

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Television manufacturer Vizio recently settled a lawsuit brought on by the Federal Trade Commission for $2.2 million. The lawsuit was initiated by the FTC against Vizio and Inscape Services for spying on people while they watched television in order to gather data concerning their viewing habits. The data collection was extensive and it was sold off to third parties. In ...

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The Amazing Journey Of The Only Woman To Win An Academy Award For “Best Director”

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She is the only woman to have ever won an Academy Award for Best Director. In fact, when she won, her film also won Best Picture and garnered a total of six Oscars that year. In March of 2010, Katheryn Bigelow walked up to the stage at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles and received her Best Director statue from ...

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