The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced that Technicolor has pledged a contribution to The Next Century Fund of the SMPTE Centennial Campaign. Technicolor's gift brings the campaign contribution total to nearly $1.5 million.
Dolby Laboratories and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Disney’s Tomorrowland, in theatres May 22 and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, in theatres June 19, 2015, will be the first Dolby Vision titles to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the globe. In addition, Disney’s The Jungle Book, which was due out April 15, is also being presented in Dolby Vision, with more titles to be announced.
Dolby Laboratories has announced a partnership with Vizio to bring Dolby Vision to the consumer market through the Vizio Reference Series 65-inch and 120-inch Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TVs. With an initial slate of Warner Bros. 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision titles confirmed for distribution via VUDU, Walmart’s video on demand service, combined with play back capabilities on the Vizio Reference Series, consumers will be able to experience the power of Dolby Vision in their living room.
Barco and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have announced that Bruckheimer will collaborate with Barco to utilize their immersive, panoramic movie format, Barco Escape. Jerry Bruckheimer Films has also joined the Barco Escape advisory board.
The Future of Film Financing in Europe is the theme of this year’s Observatory workshop in Cannes. This workshop will take place May 16 in the Salon des Ambassadeurs, Palais des Festivals, Cannes. Entry is free to all accreditations to the Marché du film or Festival. The registration form can be downloaded here.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will produce the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year scheduled for June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California.
The Los Angeles Film School, a private media arts college located in the heart of Hollywood, and make.tv have forged a strategic partnership to launch an online marketplace that connects the school’s students with brands and professional broadcasters looking to leverage the new technology. The launch of the Hire a Producer feature with certified student producers from The Los Angeles Film School will serve as the base for the growing marketplace to connect creators and buyers.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has issued a call for papers for the SMPTE Student Paper Award. The Society is also accepting applications for the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship, which is designed to help students further their undergraduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology.
As part of Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the next generation of filmmakers, the company has issued its annual call for entries in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program. This international program is designed to encourage and foster new talent by honoring student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three Student Scholarship Awards and two Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards will be granted. The deadline for submissions is May 15.
The IEEE has announced a partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers to host the SMPTE Digital Library within the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.