Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Wednesday, May. 24, 2017
Writers Guild Members Ratify New Contract

The members of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have ratified a new three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

The WGA membership overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratification. Of the 3,647 valid...

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Tuesday, May. 23, 2017
Compensation Models Shifting Away From Fees And Incentives Commissions and Value-Based Compensation on the Rise

The use of labor-based fees and performance incentives by marketers is decreasing as advertisers look to simplify their agency compensation practices, according to a new report by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers).

The latest ANA agency compensation research also revealed that...

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Wednesday, May. 24, 2017
Comedy Central Premieres New Episode Of Writer/Director Josh Miller’s Ground-Breaking Branded Content Series “Handy”

Writer/Director Josh Miller and real-life hand model Erich Lane are back for a new episode of “Handy,” the branded content series seen on Comedy Central that offers a comedic take on the day-to-day travails of a working...

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Wednesday, May. 24, 2017
In Partnership with Cutters Studios, Detroit Lions Transform 2017 "Uniform Reveal" into Sensational Media Event

On April 13, the Detroit Lions rallied their fan base and earned national headlines by hosting a sensational Uniform Unveil event that was live-streamed by more than 300,000 viewers. Conception and production of the media events behind the fanfare – and the programming production consisting of...

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Wednesday, May. 24, 2017
Sigma Presents Its Latest Cine Lens Line-up at Cine Gear Expo 2017

Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is showcasing its brand new line of Cine lenses, designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras, for the first time at the Cine Gear Expo in Los...

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Tuesday, May. 23, 2017
Human Takes 2017 AMP Awards Best in Show for Adidas Originals Adaptation of “My Way”

They did it ‘their way,’ and the results speak for themselves. Human, the New York and L.A.-based music and sound studio, took home the Best in Show at the 5th Annual AMP Awards for Music and Sound tonight. The...

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Tuesday, May. 23, 2017
AICP Week Programming Announced

The AICP today launched a series of short films, giving a rare glimpse into the unique AICP Show Curatorial Process. The films, directed by Christopher Fox, can be viewed below. The AICP Show Curatorial Committee is comprised of a diverse array of industry leaders, working in all disciplines...

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Tuesday, May. 23, 2017
Pietro Scalia, ACE Joins EditFest London

American Cinema Editors (ACE) is proud to announce that Pietro Scalia, ACE, has joined the line-up for EditFest London on 24 June 2017 at BFI Southbank. Scalia will participate in a one-on-one conversation that will cap an entire day of panels featuring insights from the world’s finest editors...

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Tuesday, May. 23, 2017
Matthews Featuring MyWay Grip at Cine Gear 2017

Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment will feature their unique new rigging system, MyWay Grip, at Cine Gear 2017 – Booth 145/146. MyWay - It’s a Lighter Way, A Faster Way – for almost limitless...

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Tuesday, May. 23, 2017
Prime Focus Technologies Showcases Industry First Additions to CLEAR™ Media ERP at BroadcastAsia 2017

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, will be showcasing the company’s innovative Hybrid Cloud-enabled CLEAR Media Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software at BroadcastAsia 2017. CLEAR is comprised of specialized software modules that automate the entire content...

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Monday, May. 22, 2017
Post Time Studios Invests in Nearly 300TB Ultra High Performance Archion Storage System:

Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for content creation, has announced a new relationship with Post Time Studios, based in Lexington, Kentucky.  Post Time has invested in a large...

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Monday, May. 22, 2017
SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore Data’s Impact on Production Decisions at May Meeting

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that its next monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 31, will examine how data — lots of it — is exerting a major...

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Friday, May. 19, 2017
atSwim's Ben Tedesco Directs Sci-Fi Short "The Constant"

Technological advances move so fast today that those involved forget to think through whether their research may have unintended consequences. Director Ben Tedesco examines this notion in his just completed short film, THE CONSTANT, where a trio of young PHDs wrestle with the possible outcomes...

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Friday, May. 19, 2017
Director Tim Damon Takes Subaru For A Spin

Sometimes the best way to show off a car is to drive it. Hard, through the curves and around in the dirt. That’s exactly what Director Tim Damon was tasked with for a short film titled, “Spotlight,” highlighting the all-new 2018 Subaru WRX and STI models for agency Designory.

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Friday, May. 19, 2017
WCPMedia Services To Discuss Cloud Production Workflows at Cannes

WCPMedia Services President Cristina Molinari and Vice President of Operations Giovanni Contri will describe how more and more film and television productions are moving their workflows to the cloud in a special presentation at the Cannes Film Festival.

Presented by Augustus Color, A...

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Thursday, May. 18, 2017
Zambezi Launches Blink Studios

Independent creative agency Zambezi has announced the launch of Blink, a new film and commercial production/post production company. Led by Alex Cohn, Head of Content, Blink is a fully integrated creative studio with full-scale production and post-production capabilities. The studio was launched...

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Wednesday, May. 17, 2017
SHOOT Announces Speakers, Panels and Sponsors For Directors / Producers Forum and New Directors Showcase Event At The DGA, NYC, on May 25th, 2017

SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment motion picture production, today announced the panels and speakers for the SHOOT 2017 DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS Forum.  The Forum will take place at the DGA...

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Wednesday, May. 17, 2017
The Dig and Hang the DJ Set to Shake the 2017 AMP Awards

Get ready to dig The Dig. The indie rock band, published by The Bicycle Music Company and signed to Roll Call Records, has been booked to perform at the upcoming AMP Awards for Music and Sound, set for Tuesday, May 23 at the Diamond Horseshoe...

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Wednesday, May. 17, 2017
Nice Shoes Creative Studio Wins AICE Award for Motion Design & Graphics for "Project Arachnid"

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Project Arachnid is a groundbreaking tool that detects and helps remove images of child sexual abuse on the Internet. To bring to life how Project Arachnid helps victims break the endless cycle of abuse, the organization enlisted Nice Shoes Creative...

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Wednesday, May. 17, 2017
Sherpas Cinema Takes Audi Into Undiscovered Country with “Hokkaido Calling”

Hokkaido Calling, a new short film created by Sherpas Cinema (represented in the U.S.by Accomplice Media) for Audi, follows big mountain ski legends Sam Smoothy, Jérémie Heitz and Dane Tudor on an epic road trip in search of deep powder, undiscovered paths and the chance to stand where...

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