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HBO Leads 2015 Creative Arts Emmys with 29 Honors, NBC Follows with 11, FX Takes 8
Reg E. Cathey, Margo Martindale, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford named outstanding guest performers, Jane Lynch wins her second Emmy for outstanding reality host.

LOS ANGELES -- HBO prevailed at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards with 29 awards, including eight for the drama series Game of Thrones . NBC was second with 11 honors, four of them for the special celebrating the 40th anniversary of its iconic sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live . The ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. FXX will air an edited version of the show on Saturday, September 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, encoring at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Photo galleries from the Red Carpet... more...

FuseFX Team Wins Emmy Award For “American Horror Story”

Burbank, CA -- FuseFX won a 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role for their work on American Horror Story: Freak Show, episode “Edward Mordrake, Part 2.” FuseFX winners include Visual Effects Supervisor Jason Piccioni and other members of the creative team: Justin Ball, Jason Spratt, Tim Jacobsen, David Altenau, Tommy Tran, Mike Kirylo and Matt Lefferts, as well as SFX Supervisor Donnie Dean. The award was presented September 12 th at the Creative Arts Emmy... more...

Production Music Association Announces Winners of First Annual "MARK AWARDS"

LOS ANGELES -- The non-profit Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced the winners of the first Annual "Mark Awards" for Excellence in Production Music. The inaugural event took place on September 9, 2015, at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles, concurrently with the PMA's Second Annual Production Music Conference (PMC.) Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a music library owner and a founding member of... more...

Top Hollywood Music Composers Unite Under Unprecedented "A-List Music" Banner to Make Available High End, Premium Tracks
A-List Music Tracks Exclusively for Use Within Motion Picture Trailers and Movie Marketing Campaigns

HOLLYWOOD -- "A-List Music" has been formed as a new division of renowned music production company Megatrax. In an unprecedented venture, A-List Music has united 25 of Hollywood's top music composers in a new premium label geared towards exclusive licensing for motion picture trailers and movie marketing campaigns. The announcement was made by JC Dwyer, who will serve A-List Music as its Executive Producer & Creative Director. Upon its launch, A-List Music is making available to motion picture marketers... more...

Digital Domain Creates Blockbuster-Worthy VFX for "Destiny: The Taken King" Launch Trailer Directed By Joseph Kosinski

Los Angeles, CA -- Activision, Bungie, 72andSunny, Digital Domain, RESET and Hollywood director Joseph Kosinski partner once again to create the Blockbuster-worthy live-action trailer to launch Destiny: The Taken King , the first major expansion to the Destiny universe. The action-packed “Evil’s Most Wanted” promo makes its broadcast debut on September 10 during the NFL season opener between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. Renowned digital production studio Digital Domain handled the visual... more...

Technicolor PostWorks Collaborates with Ken Burns and Daniel J. White on “The Civil War” Restoration
Landmark PBS documentary remastered in 4K for 25th anniversary rebroadcast and Blu-ray release.

NEW YORK -- When Ken Burns’s 11-hour documentary The Civil War first aired on PBS in 1990, it set new standards for television documentaries through its astonishingly detailed, sweeping and often heart-wrenching recount of the epic conflict between the North and South. Working under the direction of Burns and Restoration Producer Daniel J. White, Technicolor PostWorks New York participated in a meticulous 4K restoration that brings the classic documentary vividly back to life. The project was done in... more...

New Post Trend--Boutique Pre Vis Studio Edit 1 Takes Their Work Beyond The Bounds Of Traditional Test Commercials
Agencies Today Are Recognizing The Value of Re-Utilizing Creative Assets

NEW YORK -- In the world of test commercials, all components of a job were once considered “disposable.” Today, with agencies and brands focused on smarter and more creative ways of working, companies like Edit 1, traditionally known for their animatic/pre-vis work, are now being utilized as creative partners throughout the entire production process. The result has found the 15-year old studio taking the 3D animation created as part of a test commercial and bringing it to completion for the broadcast... more...

Compelling Package of Promos Precedes Launch of "Crime Watch Daily"
Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing Works Alongside 2C Creative to Deliver Extensive Series of Customizable Spots Launching First-Run Series into Syndication

MIAMI -- Looking to launch a first-of-its-kind crime show into national, first-run syndication, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing and 2C Creative joined forces to create a robust on-air promo campaign. “ Crime Watch Daily ,” premiering today, is poised to create a new daytime genre with its fast-paced, journalistic coverage of all things crime delivered five days a week. “Crime Watch Daily” is the very first crime show to air in daytime syndication. From unsolved murders to compelling... more...

Undefined Creative Delivers Extensive Graphics Package for Syndicated Launch of "Crazy Talk"

NEW YORK -- Undefined Creative (UC) was recently selected by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution to help develop and create the show graphics for “Crazy Talk,” a new syndicated comedic talk series launching this fall. While the project began in 2014 with the show’s pilot, “Crazy Talk” was cleared for national distribution and UC’s originally designed basic package expanded dramatically to include the series launch – an effort that involved the creation of two distinct graphics packages for... more...

A Common Thread’s Eli Green and TVGla Rely on Audacious Women To Launch Club W

LOS ANGELES -- A Common Thread Director Eli Green has directed a launch campaign for Club W and Los Angeles agency TVGla that employs dry humor to position the new wine club as the choice for bold women…and men. In #WINEing , a woman dressed in a floral print kimono extols her “bold taste” while perched atop a rotating bed in a room filled with her eclectic belongings. She points to a pop art painting hanging on the wall and notes, “it came from a tween country star’s personal collection.” As she proudly... more...

Undefined Creative Delivers Graphics Package To Help Launch Jerry Springer's 25th Season
Elements Include a “25” Tribute Bug and Several Specialty Transitions

NEW YORK -- Getting ready to launch the 25 th season of “The Jerry Springer Show,” NBC Universal called on Undefined Creative (UC) for a special supplemental graphics package. UC, which had been involved in establishing the show’s current look, was the natural choice in developing the celebratory design elements to mark such a milestone moment. The challenge for the NYC-based agency involved mixing two very different looks – one being the show’s current aesthetic, an incredibly recognizable look that is... more...

New Doc News--Sam2 And Project 360 Media Expand Black History Month Documentary Special For Local TV Stations
Enthusiastic Response Nationwide Leads to New 60-Minute Edition of “America’s Untold Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience” – Eye-Opening Special About The Role Of Free Blacks In The Creation Of America

DALLAS -- American viewing audiences will have the opportunity to learn even more about our national heritage during Black History Month in 2016. This coming February, local TV stations nationwide will have the opportunity to present “ America’s Untold Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience ,” a newly expanded 60-minute edition documentary special. Produced by Project 360 Media and Sam2 , a division of Stephen Arnold Music , “America’s Untold Journey” has been launched following the... more...

Cognition Makes Major Investment in Mistika Finishing Technology
Studio purchases six finishing and grading systems as part of its multi-million dollar expansion. Senior Colorist Mike Eaves uses Mistika to grade indie feature “Opening Night.”

HOLLYWOOD -- Cognition , the recently launched hybrid post production facility, has purchased six powerful Mistika systems from SGO. The package includes two top-end 4K color grading and mastering systems, two assist workstations and two laptop systems for on-set and near-set use. The company has also acquired an SGO high-speed SAN. The installation is part of an ambitious, multi-million dollar facility expansion that will include a pair of highly spec’d DCI grading theaters, expanded visual effects... more...

SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital Together
State-of-the-art facility, slated to open in 2016, will offer streamlined production and post-production services.

LOS ANGELES -- The SIM Group has entered into a long-term lease for a 65,000 square foot space at the historic Eastman Kodak building off Las Palmas in Hollywood. The company will undertake a multi-million dollar build-out of the facility, currently known as Hollywood Office Campus, to house the Los Angeles operations of its companies Chainsaw, SIM Digital and Bling Digital. The new space will allow each company to significantly expand services and work more collaboratively. Along with expansion, the move is... more...

AdShare Appoints Jim Selby as President
Former Naxos CEO/ ole Executive To Expand AdShare Services/Capitalization, Oversee VidaPrimo Music Channel

LOS ANGELES -- AdShare, the leading social media monetization service for music, film and sports rights-holders, announced the appointment of Jim Selby as President. The announcement was made by AdShare CEO Jason Peterson. Selby is probably best known in the music industry for his long tenure as CEO at Naxos, the world's largest classical music label and distributor. During his career, Selby has been deeply involved in the music industry's digital evolution, working such landmark deals as the launch of the... more...

Diana Giorgiutti Joins Luma As Executive Producer Of Features

LOS ANGELES -- Santa Monica and Melbourne-based VFX studio Luma has secured Diana Giorgiutti as Executive Producer of Features. With international experience in feature films spanning 35 years, most recently as a Visual Effects Producer for Marvel Studios, Diana’s crossover to the vendor side signals tremendous leverage in Luma’s positioning in the film industry. For the past six years, Diana has been part of an incredible collaboration with Marvel producers Victoria Alonso, Kevin Feige, and Louis D'Esposito... more...

Executive Producer Gianfilippo Pedrotti Joins Bully Pictures

LOS ANGELES -- Veteran Executive Producer Gianfilippo Pedrotti has joined Bully Pictures as Vice President and Partner. Pedrotti, who arrives from BRW USA, a company he co-founded, will be responsible for recruiting directorial talent, developing new agency relationships in the United States and internationally, and implementing strategies for expansion and growth. Pedrotti brings broad international experience, a proven record for developing directorial careers and keen insight into the advertising market,... more...

VFX Supervisor Patrick Ferguson Joins The Mission

Venice, CA -- The Mission is pleased to announce the arrival of VFX Supervisor Patrick Ferguson. Prior to joining The Mission, Patrick worked at top VFX houses including Digital Domain, Sony Imageworks and Asylum. For the last 5 years, Patrick has been at Method Studios as Head of 2D, working on major commercial projects for Samsung, Kia, Sonos, and Verizon to name a few. “We are delighted that Patrick has joined our team,” says Founder/Managing Director Michael Pardee, “Patrick is an immense creative talent... more...

Northern Lights Adds Editor Greg Letson

NEW YORK -- NY-based Northern Lights has signed seasoned editor Greg Letson for east coast representation. With over two decades of experience cutting commercials, broadcast promos, short films, music videos and documentaries, Letson has earned numerous accolades for his advertising work, including earning a 2008 AICE Award for his PSA for the Library of Congress through the Ad Council. He has edited spots for top brands including Coca-Cola, Visa, Reebok, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Bayer, Citibank, Olay and... more...

EditShare Brings Stellar Cloud Features Down to Earth
AirFlow delivers remote workflows; included with every EditShare storage system

Basingstoke, UK -- EditShare , a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, is unveiling its latest AirFlow “Private Cloud” remote workflow solutions at IBC2015 (stand 7.G37). Now included with every EditShare storage system as part of the integrated Flow MAM toolset, and also available for integration with qualified third-party storage products such as Avid ISIS 5500, AirFlow empowers organizations to provide secure remote access to outside collaborators right from their own... more...

Hollywood Center Studios Deploys Uniform, Enterprise WiFi Network
The Independent Production Facility also adds high-speed file transfer service to support television production and others.

HOLLYWOOD -- As part of a broad effort to expand its communications and IT infrastructure, Hollywood Center Studios has installed an enterprise-level WiFi network , providing uniform, high-speed internet access across its entire studio complex. The network will ultimately include 150 access points that will allow studio office tenants and productions working on the lot to connect to the internet easily and more reliably. Hollywood Center Studios is one of the oldest and largest independent production... more...

Sony Pictures Post Production Services To Host “Mix Presents Sound for Film”
2nd annual conference and exhibition slated for September 26th at Sony Pictures Studios.

Culver City, CA -- On September 26, Sony Pictures Post Production Services will welcome leading innovators from across the world of motion picture sound as host of the Second Annual Mix Presents Sound for Film Conference and Exhibition. The theme for this year’s event, co-sponsored by the Motion Picture Sound Editors and the Cinema Audio Society, will be “Music, Effects and Dialog in an Immersive World.” It will explore the current boom in immersive sound technologies through speakers, panels, workshops and... more...

VIEW Conference 2015 To Present "The Making of Kung Fu Panda 3" Delivered by DreamWorks Animation Co-Director Alessandro Carloni
VIEW Announces Its 2015 Master Class Workshops

Turin, Italy, and LOS ANGELES -- The 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy's premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced a special "Kung Fu Panda 3" presentation by DreamWorks Animation Co-Director Alessandro Carloni, and its Master Class Workshops which will take place during this year's conference. Please see: http://www... more...

VIEW Conference 2015 Announces Cross-Promotional Partnership with 67th Annual Prix Italia Competition:
Full VIEW Conference Agenda Now Online

Turin, Italy -- The 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy's premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced a special, cross-promotional partnership this year with the 67th Annual Prix Italia, the oldest international radio and television competition in the world. The VIEW Conference takes place Oct. 18-23, in Turin,... more...

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount
Now customers can use existing high definition B4 lenses with URSA Mini.

AMSTERDAM | IBC 2015 Hall 7, Stand H20 -- Blackmagic Design today introduced the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount which is a B4 lens mount modification for its new Blackmagic URSA Mini PL camera that lets it use broadcast HD lenses. Since URSA Mini’s launch at NAB, feedback from broadcasters has been overwhelmingly positive, and now they will also be able to use their existing high definition B4 broadcast lenses with Blackmagic URSA Mini. Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2015 booth in Hall 7... more...

EditShare XStream EFS Enterprise Shared Storage Delivers Outstanding Performance at IBC2015
Designed for collaborative, shared media environments, the high-performance XStream EFS offers tremendous scalability, fault-tolerance and ease of use

Basingstoke, UK -- EditShare ® , a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, continues to push the enterprise shared storage boundaries, adding native OS X and Windows client support, lower latency, improved fault-tolerance and high availability options to its recently released XStream EFS shared storage solution, which is now on display at IBC2015 (stand 7.G37). Based on a distributed, parallel and fault-tolerant file system, XStream EFS is designed to manage large volumes... more...

DGA Six-Year Study: TV Hiring Pipeline Disadvantages Women and Minority Directors at Point of Entry
Employers Hire Just 18% Female and 14% Minority First-Time Episodic TV Directors

LOS ANGELES -- Recognizing the fundamental role that a “first break” in the television business can play to increase diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results of a six-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of directors who received their first assignments in episodic television. In the six-year period studied (2009-2010 through 2014-2015 television seasons), 611 directors who had never worked in episodic television before were hired by employers (studios, networks and... more...

Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne First To Receive ADG's Newly Created William Cameron Menzies Award For Championing Classic Motion Pictures
ADG's 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Set for January 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

LOS ANGELES -- Acclaimed primetime host and anchor of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Robert Osborne, has been selected to receive the first-ever Art Directors Guild William Cameron Menzies Award , recognizing his 35 years as a film historian, columnist, critic and trade reporter championing visual entertainment. Osborne will be honored at the 20th Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony on January 31, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Today's announcement was made by ADG President Mimi... more...

American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2015 Call For Submissions And Key Dates
Honorees To Be Announced On December 7, 2015; Outstanding Achievements In Film And Tv Celebrated At Invitation-Only Luncheon On January 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- Recognizing the year's most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image, AFI AWARDS is the American Film Institute's annual "almanac" of excellence — celebrating works of significance in both film and television. Submissions for AFI AWARDS 2015 are now being accepted online at until 5:00 p.m. PT on October 22 for television and 5:00 p.m. PT on October 29 for film. Honorees will be announced on December 7, 2015, with an invitation-only luncheon to follow on January 8, 2016... more...

Cinema Audio Society Accepting Applications For CAS Student Recognition Award

LOS ANGELES -- The Cinema Audio Society has opened applications for the CAS Student Recognition Award. First presented at the CAS Award Dinner in 2015, this honor comes with a $2,500 cash award and is intended to encourage students’ interest in production or post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individual students with exceptional demonstrated passion for the field. “Reviewing the applications last year we were thrilled to discover this next generation is passionate and dedicated," said CAS... more...

13 Students Nominated for 2015 ASC Gordon Willis Heritage Awards

LOS ANGELES -- The ASC has nominated 13 student cinematographers for 2015 ASC Gordon Willis Heritage Awards. A blue-ribbon panel of ASC members judged the entries, which were submitted in three categories: Undergraduate, Graduate and Documentary (Graduate and Undergraduate). The nominees are: UNDERGRADUATE ♦ Nicolas Aguilar Ketchum, Chapman University, Run ♦ Garrett Nicholson, Ithaca College, Nightfire ♦ Sten Olson, Chapman University, Darkstar ♦ Casey Schendel, Cal State University-Northridge, The Death of... more...

Be The First To See “Captive” At One-Night-Only “Captive: Night Of Purpose” Events At Theaters Across The U.S. On Thursday, September 17th
Experience Exclusive Content And Conversations With The Film’s Cast And Filmmakers

HOLLYWOOD -- Paramount Pictures is giving moviegoers an opportunity to experience the upcoming film “CAPTIVE” before its theatrical release with special “CAPTIVE: NIGHT OF PURPOSE” events. These one-night-only events tell the inspiring real-life story of Ashley Smith and convicted criminal Brian Nichols and will take place on Thursday, September 17 th starting at 7:00 p.m. at participating theaters across the U.S. “CAPTIVE: NIGHT OF PURPOSE” will feature advance screenings of the film, followed by exclusive... more...

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