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Umedia Applies Finishing Touch to SXSW Favorite “Prospect”

Vancouver—Post-production finishing for Prospect, the acclaimed feature debut from directors Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell, was completed at Umedia in Vancouver. The film, which is co-produced by Depth of Field, The Realm and Ground Control and had its world premiere this month at SXSW, has drawn rave reviews for its genre-bending tale of a teenage girl and her father who ...

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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson

HOLLYWOOD— Veteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard. MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff sees Johnson’s arrival as a big win. “We are very ...

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The Helm Creative Grades Budweiser’s ‘One Last Ride’ Spot with DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio

Fremont, CA – January 19, 2018 – Blackmagic Design announced that Lez Rudge, colorist and head of creative at NYC-based post facility The Helm Creative, a Chimney Group Company, used DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio to grade Budweiser’s “One Last Ride” spot, a tribute and farewell to Dale Earnhardt Jr. toasting his retirement. In addition to a three minute web version, a ...

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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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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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Enter to win the ultimate video editor’s dream workstation; all entries unlock a 30-day trial of Pro and Adobe® Creative Cloud® New York City, NY – October 24, 2017 –, the workflow management platform for video teams, has collaborated with industry leaders to assemble the ultimate workstation for video editors. Besides showcasing an incredible line-up of post-production hardware and software, the ...

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Colorist Michael Smollin Joins Fancy Film

New Senior Colorist will lead the facility’s effort to extend it footprint in finishing for independent film and television series. LOS ANGELES—Veteran colorist Michael Smollin has joined Fancy Film, the independent post-production facility based in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Smollin, whose credits span features, episodics, reality series and documentaries, will serve as the facility’s senior colorist for theatrical and ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR

Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s. NEW YORK— The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash ...

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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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HPA Awards Creative Categories Call for Entries Opens

May 15, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its Call for Entries in Creative Categories for the 12th annual HPA Awards. These awards are considered standard-bearing honors for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognizing creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, television, and commercials. The HPA Awards shine a ...

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Jimmy Buffet Doc “Parrot Heads” Takes Wing at Roundabout Entertainment

Burbank facility provides a full package of finishing services for independently-produced, documentary feature. BURBANK—Post-production finishing for Parrott Heads, a new feature length documentary about dedicated fans of singer Jimmy Buffett, was completed recently at Roundabout Entertainment. The Burbank facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, sound mixing and DVD authoring services for the film, currently streaming on Amazon, iTunes and elsewhere. ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Supports 13 Tribeca World Premieres

NEW YORK—Continuing its long support for filmmaking in New York, Technicolor PostWorks provided post-production services to 13 films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, including three films in the U.S. Narrative competition, two in the Spotlight Narrative section, one in the World Documentary competition, four in the Spotlight Documentary section and one in the Shorts sections. Additionally, the facility ...

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MTI Film Expands Hollywood Facility to Support HDR

  Adds new color grading, editorial and QC resources. HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film has completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility designed to accommodate growing demand for post-production services and support for HDR content. The expansion includes the addition of two new color grading suites and an editorial finishing suite, all HDR capable. The company has also improved its IT ...

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Technicolor PostWorks’ Sam Daley Replicates Black & White Look for Horror Tale “The Eyes of My Mother”

Stylishly shocking film marks debut of director Nicolas Pesce; Cinematographer Zach Kuperstein nominated for Independent Spirit Award. NEW YORK— Writer-Director Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature, The Eyes of My Mother, which was finished  at Technicolor PostWorks New York, is a beautifully calibrated horror story of a young woman scarred by childhood tragedy. The film is packed with heart-pounding moments, made all ...

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Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment

Award-winning colorist, whose credits include the Terrence Malick films “Weightless” and “Knight of Cups”, joins expanding division focused on theatrical mastering. BURBANK—February 23, 2017— Veteran Digital Colorist Bryan McMahan has joined Roundabout Entertainment. A frequent collaborator of Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director dating back to the 2005 release The New World and including Weightless, slated ...

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Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment

Seasoned post-production artist will apply experience in television and feature mastering, restoration and animation. BURBANK—Versatile colorist Dan Hermelin has joined Roundabout Entertainment as the facility continues to build its talent pool and broaden its services for picture finishing and restoration. Hermelin arrives with more than 20 years of post-production experience and a resume spanning features, television and restoration project, the ...

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