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Philomena

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:22 -- Bob Gibbons

Director Stephen Frears knows how to find the heart, the humanity, and the humor to create movies that tell small stories in wonderfully intelligent ways. He did it in Dirty Pretty Things; he did it in Mrs. Henderson Presents; and he does it again here.

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Luma Pictures Breathes Life into Thor’s Stone Man

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:08 -- Nick Dager

The challenge of bringing Marvel's Thor: The Dark World to life involved many creative people working simultaneously in The United States and Australia. Many of the film’s signature creatures were realized by the teams at Luma Pictures in offices in Santa Monica, California and Melbourne, Australia. One particular highlight for this movie was the Stone Man.

Sing Over Me Completes Post at AlphaDogs

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:36 -- Nick Dager

The journey to your true and authentic self is something almost all people aspire to attain. Going about finding your true self however, takes a lot of courage and strength. The documentary feature Sing Over Me explores how modern-day psalmist Dennis Jernigan went from years of depression and despair while leading a double life, to becoming a writer of some of the most popular Christian songs of all time, discovering his true identity along the way.

Golden Screen Cinemas First in Malaysia with Dolby Atmos Sound

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:05 -- Nick Dager

Golden Screen Cinemas, the leading multiplex operator in Malaysia, is the first to install the Dolby Atmos sound platform in Malaysia. The White Storm, directed by one of Hong Kong's most renowned film directors, Benny Chan, and starring prominent Hong Kong actors Louis Koo and Ching Wan Lau was the first Dolby Atmos film to be showcased at the theatre.

Aframe Cloud Platform Speeds In the Flesh Workflow

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 12:56 -- Nick Dager

Aframe’s cloud video production platform helped Timeline TV in Media City to expedite production for the second series of BBC Three’s zombie drama In the Flesh, the company announced. By streamlining the Avid-centric workflow and eliminating a time-consuming transcoding step, Aframe helped Timeline TV make rushes ready for the edit, and make viewing copies available to clients and executives in less than five hours, instead of the usual 35 hours.

New Report Tracks America’s Endangered Silent-Film Heritage

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:51 -- Nick Dager

The Library of Congress today unveiled The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929, the first comprehensive survey of American feature films that survived the silent era of motion pictures. Previous documentation established that nearly 11,000 (10,919) silent feature films of American origin were released from 1912 through 1929. There was, however, no definitive, systematic study on how many of these films still existed and where any surviving elements were located in the world’s leading film archives and private collections.

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