The November meeting of the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will focus on cybersecurity. The event, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services and Verizon Digital Media Services, will be held November 15.
Ymagis Group has acquired Madrid-based Tecnison, one of Spain’s leading dubbing services companies for cinema, television and multimedia. Under the terms of the agreement, Ymagis Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Ymagis Spain, becomes the sole shareholder of Tecnison.
AbelCine has opened a 12,500 square foot development center in Brooklyn’s Industry City. The new facility is home to the company’s expanding engineering, product development, and Integration units and will serve as a hub of innovation within the company.
Production for Disney’s upcoming live-action adventure A Wrinkle in Time has begun in Los Angeles starring Oprah Winfrey (Selma, The Butler) as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon (Wild, Walk the Line) as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, Inside Out) as Mrs. Who, Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond, Hell or High Water, Into the Woods) as Mr. Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and The Beast, Belle) as Mrs. Murry, Zach Galifianakis (Birdman, The Hangover,) as The Happy Medium, André Holland (“Moonlight,” “Selma") as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller (Pan) as Calvin, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, and introducing Storm Reid as the iconic literary character Meg Murry.
Ymagis Group has released its three-year strategic plan, Perform 2020. Following a build-up period that saw revenue quadruple since Ymagis’ initial public offering in 2013, the group is setting the framework for a new profitable growth phase based upon the rationalization of its organizational structure and services offer as well as innovation and international expansion.
Producer Let It Play has completed principal photography on the feature film The Recovery in Oklahoma. The production, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, was based in Tulsa with filming in the city and surrounding regions.
GPL Technologies, supplier of technology and IT support to the entertainment, gaming and advertising industries, has moved its corporate headquarters to a new, freestanding facility on Victory Boulevard in Burbank. The move comes in response to growth in each of the company’s four core service areas—managed services, infrastructure solutions, hardware-as-a-service, and technical staffing—and a desire to be closer to its clients, which include visual effects producers, post production facilities, advertising agencies, design studios and other
Russian film production has grown by 50 percent over the past five years but international co-productions fell sharply, according a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.
The Finnish government September 1 announced the decision to push forward a cash rebate incentive model after concluding the annual workshop between government members in which the state budget is balanced. After this, the state budget will receive its final approval from the Parliament, but generally the decisions taken in the workshop (budjettiriihi) hold the parliament stamp.
The Oklahoma Film + Music Office has announced the launch of Studio Oklahoma, a brand that will bring like-minded partners together to support Oklahoma’s thriving creative class and serve as a platform to promote and connect Oklahoma’s film makers, music makers and businesses to national and international audiences.