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Sohonet’s ClearView Pivot Offers Studios a Remote Post Collaboration Solution

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 13, 2020)–Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry, is introducing ClearView Pivot, a solution for real-time remote editing, color grading, live screening and finishing reviews at full cinema quality. The new solution will provide connectivity and collaboration services for productions around the world and is currently being ...

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Nancy Jundi Announced as DigitalFilm Tree Chief Operating Officer

DigitalFilm Tree, a leading post-production innovator and software development company has announced that Nancy Jundi has joined their award-winning team as chief operational officer. Jundi brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with over 20 years of experience guiding entertainment and technology companies (both start-up and global reach) through exceptional growth challenges. She has been an outside consultant ...

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HPA Tech Retreat Supersession Makes a Movie

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has revealed details for a reimagined Supersession set for February 18, the Tuesday of the 2020 HPA Tech Retreat®. For the first time at the Retreat, this year’s Supersession will present a live production – from acquisition through post – of a short movie, in near real-time.  The culmination of the production will be a screening of ...

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Terry McCarthy Appointed as American Society of Cinematographers CEO

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Terry McCarthy as CEO of the organization. In this newly created role, McCarthy is responsible for all business matters relating to the Society, including events, educational efforts, and publishing. With more than 30 years of experience in journalism, McCarthy is a four-time Emmy® winner and recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award. ...

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Sohonet Acquires Exchange Communications, Leading IT Provider to the Film and Episodic Industry

Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of Sycamore Communication (Exchange). Exchange Communications joining Sohonet further broadens the range of connectivity and collaboration solutions each organisation can now offer their media and entertainment customers. The combined power of Sohonet and Exchange will provide customers with a unique ...

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Jack Wyrick Joins Chesapeake Systems

Chesapeake Systems, the industry’s leading workflow solutions architects and services group for highly advanced technology systems in media and entertainment, announced today that industry veteran Jack Wyrick has joined the company’s Northeast team. As a Business Development Executive, Wyrick will focus on growth in client accounts and offerings in the region. “Jack’s experience in sales and client relationship management is ...

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Main Program Lineup Announced for 2020 HPA Tech Retreat

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced additional details for its 2020 HPA Tech Retreat®, which will take place Monday, February 17 through Thursday, February 20. The HPA Tech Retreat is comprised of the main conference program, Supersession, TR-X and the Innovation Zone as well as extensive networking and meeting opportunities that are incorporated throughout the four day event. The ...

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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Werner Herzog with Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will bestow its Board of Governors Award to Oscar® and Emmy® Award nominee Werner Herzog. The tribute will be made at the 34th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Jan. 25 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The ASC Board of Governors Award is given to industry stalwarts whose body of work ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Announces Feature Film Nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated eight feature films in the Theatrical and Spotlight categories of the 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be named at the organization’s annual awards on January 25 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. This year’s nominees are: Theatrical Release Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for “1917” Phedon Papamichael, ASC, ...

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The 2020 HPA Tech Retreat: Celebrating 25 Years of Challenging, Informing, and Exploring

The HPA has unveiled portions of the program for the 2020 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for February 17-20, 2019. The HPA Tech Retreat, marking its 25th year in 2020, is the pre-eminent gathering of industry-leading thinkers and innovation-focused companies engaged in the creation, management, and dissemination of content. The 2020 Tech Retreat will be held at the Westin Mission Hills Golf ...

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Preservation Awards to be Bestowed by AMIA at Annual Conference

At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, four awards will be presented by the organization to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of preservation. The ceremony will take place on November 14 at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, where the convention runs from November 13 -16. The 2019 recipients ...

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Experience Panavision’s End-to-End Ecosystem at 2019 Camerimage

Panavision and its family of companies return to the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival from November 9-16 in Torun, Poland, with an immersive, end-to-end experience for attendees. Torun’s newly renovated Karczma Damroki facility, across the street from the Jordanki Festival Center, will be transformed into an interactive festival space called PanaVillage and will showcase the integrated technologies, products, and services from ...

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“They Shall Not Grow Old” Named Recipient of the 2019 HPA Awards Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced that the organization’s prestigious Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation will honor the documentary film They Shall Not Grow Old. The award, whose recipient is selected by a distinguished jury of industry luminaries, was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence, whether in the development of workflow, process ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Names Four Honoree Recipients for 34th ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will celebrate the work of four trailblazing cinematographers at the 34th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Frederick Elmes, ASC will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Donald A. Morgan, ASC will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award; Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC will be bestowed the International Award; and Don McCuaig, ASC is ...

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Women in Technology Luncheon to Feature Filmmaker and Creative Pamela B. Green

HPA and SMPTE announced today that Emmy nominated filmmaker Pamela B. Green will be the featured speaker at the annual Women in Technology Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 21, presented by HPA Women in Post and SMPTE. The popular gathering takes place October 21-24 during the SMPTE 2019 Conference at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Green’s feature documentary ...

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American Society of Cinematographers Presents Student Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced this year’s Student Heritage Award winners at an event at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood on October 12. Three student filmmakers were chosen from 12 nominees for demonstrating exceptional cinematography skills in their submitted work. The 2019 winners are: Richard H. Kline Student Heritage Award – Graduate Category: Lucas Dziedzic from the American ...

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