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AES Los Angeles Section and SMPTE Hollywood Section to Showcase Sound for Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse at January Meeting

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) will host a joint meeting this month exploring sound production for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s Golden Globe®-winning feature film Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse. The meeting is slated for Thursday, January 31 ...

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Alkemy X Adds Former Network Exec Glen Freyer to Leadership Team

Creative content company assembles elite team with deep experience in traditional media, digital, streaming and branded entertainment to further grow production slate. NEW YORK CITY—Alkemy X has added veteran producer and development executive, Glen Freyer, as Senior Vice President TV & Digital Content to its ever-growing creative team. Freyer will work alongside Executive Vice President TV & Digital Content, Andy ...

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Alkemy X’s Andy Singer to Lead NATPE Panel on Engaging Consumers through Branded Content

Session will also include content creatives from Marriott, Snapchat and AARP. NEW YORK CITY— At NATPE Miami, Alkemy X Executive Vice President of Television and Digital Content Andy Singer will lead a panel discussion on how forward-thinking brands are finding creative, new ways to connect with consumers by developing compelling content. Singer will talk with representatives from Marriott, Snapchat and ...

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MOD Begins 2019 on a High

Boutique VFX studio shifts into expansion mode as two recent music video projects earn Grammy nominations. ATLANTA—MOD is firing on all cylinders. The boutique visual effects studio has moved into a spacious, new, bungalow-style facility and two of its recent projects, the Travis Scott video Sicko Mode and Jay Rock’s Win¸ have earned Grammy nominations for their music. With several ...

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Sound Lounge Celebrates 20 Years of Incredible Sound

Independent studio continues to grow by making the sound business a pleasure. NEW YORK—Twenty years ago, Sound Lounge was born out of a desire to create something that did not exist in the audio post-production community. Tom Jucarone, Peter Holcomb and Marshall Grupp imagined an artist-owned studio that put a premium on excellence in everything related to sound, but with ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Takes Movie Sound to a New Dimension in Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse

Culver City, Calif.–Sound production for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ feature film Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse, which has received critical acclaim including a Golden Globe nomination and a New York Film Critics Circle win for “Best Animated Feature” and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association win for “Best Animation,” was completed on the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Expects 2019 to be a Big Year for VFX Education

School builds on its success in training and placing aspiring visual effects artists with expanded curriculum and growing enrollment. Adelaide, South Australia—As 2018 comes to a close, Rising Sun Pictures Education can look back on a year that saw its program grow, its partnership with the University of South Australia deepen and a record number of its graduates find meaningful ...

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Alkemy X’s Brittany George Honored with Cablefax “People to Watch” Award

aCreative content company’s Director of TV and Digital Content recognized as a rising star in the media industry. NEW YORK CITY—Alkemy X Director of TV and Digital Content Brittany George was among the honorees at Cablefax Magazine’s 2018 People to Watch Awards, recognizing “Overachievers Under 30” in the broadcast television industry. George was recognized for her contributions to Alkemy X’s ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Preps Free Climbing Epic “The Dawn Wall” for Theatrical Run

Colorist Keith Jenson grades inspiring documentary about climbers overcoming impossible odds to reach the top of El Capitan. NEW YORK—Technicolor PostWorks New York provided finishing services for The Dawn Wall, the riveting, new documentary from Red Bull House Media about free-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s historic attempt to conquer El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Colorist Keith Jenson worked ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) to Honor Sound Supervisor Stephen H. Flick with Career Achievement Award

2019 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 17th Studio City, California –  The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces Supervising Sound Editor Stephen H. Flick as recipient of its 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award. A veteran of 40 years and more than 150 films, Flick won Oscars for Sound Editing in 1988 and 1995 for Robocop and Speed, ...

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Sound Lounge Creates Powerful Soundscape for Video Addressing the “Vicious Cycle” of Gun Violence

Sound studio, aided by Alchemy Post Sound, contributes to public service video produced by Parkland students from March for Our Lives. NEW YORK—Sound Lounge helped capture the horror of gun violence for the video The Most Vicious Cycle produced by the student organization March for Our Lives and New York ad agency McCann. The studio, aided by a Foley team ...

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Benjamin Howdeshell Directs Milla Jovovich in Horror “Withorwithout”

Howdeshell, of A Common Thread, creates a short film for the band Parcels that is an instant macabre classic. LOS ANGELES—Director Benjamin Howdeshell shows his mastery of the dark side in Withorwithout, his new horror film/music video about a couple who are the apparent victims of a home invasion in the Hollywood Hills. Set to the song of the same name ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Jonah Hill’s Debut “Mid90s”

Colorist Alex Bickel collaborates with the first-time director and cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt on bittersweet coming-of-age story. NEW YORK—The new feature film Mid90s, which marks the directorial debut of Jonah Hill, tells the coming-of-age story of Stevie¸ a 13-year-old Los Angeles boy who seeks escape from troubles at home in the company of the friends he meets in a local skate ...

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Cinematic Media Launches in Mexico City

State-of-the-art finishing facility is the first in Mexico and Latin America devoted to television and cinema. MEXICO CITY—Cinematic Media, a full-service post-production finishing facility focused exclusively on television and cinema content, has launched in Mexico City.  Located on the lot at Estudios GGM, the new facility offers dailies, look development, editorial finishing, color grading and other services, and aims to ...

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Prasad Corp and Technicolor PostWorks New York to Offer Scanity HDR 4K Film Scanning and Film Restoration

BURBANK, Calif.—Prasad today announces a strategic partnership with Technicolor PostWorks New York to provide a flagship Scanity HDR 4K film scanner to support 4K “scan once” workflow for film, SAN and LTO archiving, full-service film scanning and digital restoration services in 8mm, Super8, 16mm, 35mm, 65mm, 2K, and 4K for archival preservation purposes, and film scanning and digital restoration services ...

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Sound Lounge Grows Its Film + Television Division

Studio adds Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Evan Benjamin and prepares to offer Dolby Atmos service as it benefits from New York’s production boom. NEW YORK— Sound Lounge is expanding its Film + Television division, which provides sound editorial, ADR and mixing services for episodic television, features and documentaries. The studio is upgrading the division’s main mix stage to support editing ...

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