Autodesk to use Dot Hill Storage Systems for 3D

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Mon, 01/30/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Dot Hill Systems has entered into a supply agreement with Autodesk. Under the terms of the agreement Autodesk will integrate Dot Hill's AssuredSAN 3000 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel storage system as part of Autodesk's turnkey solution for 3D visual effects and finishing. Dot Hill storage can be configured as either direct attach storage and as a Storage Area Network as needed. Featuring a compact 2U24 footprint and reliable 8Gb Fibre Channel connectivity Dot Hill 3000 storage systems deliver high performance for sequential workloads required in effects and finishing work. Autodesk's selection of Dot Hill storage to support high performance storage requirements is further validation of Dot Hill's momentum in the media and entertainment space with our AssuredSAN 3000 Series says Garrett Wein vice president worldwide OEM sales Dot Hill Systems. “The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series continues to be the first choice of clients in search of a superior solution for visual effects grading and finishing in both 2D and 3D stereoscopic projects. Autodesk Dot Hill ,3024
B&H Authorized Dealers for Canon Digital Cinema Cameras,2012-01-31,B&H Photo Video New York has been chosen by Canon to be among the select authorized dealers for the Canon C300 and EOS C300 PL cinematography cameras. Designed specifically for digital cinematography these HD cameras record 4:2:2 MPEG-2 video to CF cards and feature Canon’s new Super 35mm-size CMOS sensor a true cinematic 24.00 fps mode and Canon’s Log gamma mode for expanded dynamic range. Now available for pre-order the cameras will begin shipping in February. B&H will be offering both models for $15 999 a significant discount compared to the estimated list price of $20 000. This is just the first entry in Canon’s new Cinema EOS line and Cinema Zoom lenses 30-300mm and 14.5-60mm both EF and PL mount will be available in February. ,3025
You On Demand China Home Cinema Sign Exclusive Pay-Per-View Deal,2012-01-31,You On Demand Holdings China's leading national Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand platform and Hua Cheng Film and Television’s China Home Cinema have entered into an exclusive deal that will have You On Demand oversee all transactional video on demand and subscription video on demand services. CHC is the largest premium movie channel currently covering more than 50 million cable homes. The deal gives You On Demand access to more than 100 award-winning domestic movies each month such as Beginning of the Great Revival Let The Bullets Fly Forever Enthralled 14 Blades and others from the extensive CHC movie library for its VOD services. The titles available on TVOD will be located within the You On Demand platform. The SVOD service will be called CHC Cinema On Demand. You On Demand will also manage all the Value-Added-Services for CHC. This includes distribution marketing services digital strategy research reporting encoding transcoding and metadata management. We are honored to be in this historic partnership with CHC says Shane McMahon chairman and CEO of You On Demand. For the first time consumers will be able to enjoy CHC's premium content on a TVOD and SVOD basis and You On Demand is proud to be delivering it to them. The partnership with You On Demand will expand CHC's offering to include Video On Demand says a CHC spokesman. In addition to the top level entertainment for our customers we look forward to working with them in areas such as marketing film data management sales research and other Value-Added-Services to build a premium movie entertainment platform. You On Demand ,3029
Brazilian Exhibitors Sign VPF Deal with Beyond All,2012-01-31,Fifteen Brazilian exhibitors have signed a letter of intent naming Beyond All as their integrator of choice to start virtual print fee negotiations with major Hollywood studios and independent distributors in Brazil expediting the digital cinema roll out in Brazil. This group of exhibitors comprises approximately 1 000 screens. Together with ANCINE the agency responsible for promoting and regulating the Brazilian film and video industries and The Brazilian Development Bank the main financing agent for development in Brazil Beyond All’s VPF agreements will expedite the deployment of digital cinema systems in Brazil.  “We cannot simply replicate the US or European deals in Brazil ” says Beyond All CEO Tieres Tavares. “Brazil has many unique challenges not the least of which is we are a country with continental proportions.” Beyond All has partnered with MKPE Consulting and Cinedigm Digital Cinema for negotiation and technical services.  MKPE will lead deployment negotiations for the consortium.  MKPE principal Michael Karagosian brings 12 years of digital cinema experience to the table and was responsible for organizing similar deployment agreements in Ireland and the Philippines. Cinedigm will provide Theater Command Center software to automate and manage the operation of digital movie theatres and will also provide the enterprise digital cinema servicing software to manage the billing monitoring verification collections and disbursements. “We believe the exhibitors in Brazil will benefit from this partnership with Beyond All MKPE and Cinedigm. This arrangement translates not only into experiences combined but also into dynamism within the decisions yet to be taken ” says Ricardo Difini CEO of GNC and a participant in the Beyond All program. Cinedigm ,3030
Cinedigm New Video to Partner on Independent Film Distribution,2012-01-31,Cinedigm Entertainment Group and distributor New Video have entered into a partnership to bring more independent films into theatres nationwide. As part of the agreement Cinedigm and New Video will work together to acquire and distribute independent films theatrically in North America followed by platform release across cable VOD digital and DVD/Blu-ray.  Cinedigm has released nearly 200 independent films and alternative content events over the last few years with past releases ranging up to 1 000 screens based on the content and audience footprint.  New Video is the largest aggregator of independent digital content worldwide with Amazon Apple’s iTunes store Hulu Netflix and Walmart’s Vudu service as key partners. The agreement is effective immediately with the goal of releasing films in 2012 on screens in North America through Cinedigm’s network of theatres. Releases will be supported by Cinedigm’s and New Video’s marketing and social networking initiatives that are necessary for filmmakers to reach audiences in today’s multi-platform universe. “New Video has a strong 20-year track record of creative marketing and innovative release strategies for film and TV ” says Chris McGurk chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. “Adding in Cinedigm’s quality digital theatrical capabilities to New Video’s proven expertise opens up a unique and advantageous release opportunity for independent filmmakers in all key channels of distribution. This arrangement also underscores Cinedigm’s commitment to provide our digital theatrical network with an expanded stream of high quality content as we rapidly grow our core distribution business.” “There is opportunity and demand for great independent cinema. Cinedigm and New Video are creating a new distribution model that’s specifically designed to maximize today’s fast-moving digital landscape ” says Steve Savage co-president of New Video. “Together our acquisitions teams will target both talent-driven independent films with broad appeal as well as niche or specialty releases. We are thrilled to partner with Chris and his entire team to bring enhanced value to the life of a filmmaker’s project.” Cinedigm ,3031
Cinema Scene Marketing to Expand Digital Signage Network,2012-01-31,Cinema Scene Marketing has announced plans to expand its successful video wall network. The addition of new locations will bring the network size to 25 locations. In its first year according to the company the digital video wall network had an immediate positive effect for advertisers and moviegoers. Advertisers are utilizing the new media to develop innovative ways to advertise while integrating mobile and social media elements into campaigns the company says adding that preliminary research reveals compelling recall and impression rates. Each video wall includes nine LCD displays configured in a three by three format and supported with high definition directional sound. Movie studios have been quick to embrace the new platform according to Cinema Scene Marketing. Cinema Scene Marketing ,3032
International 3D Society Expands Awards Categories,2012-01-31,Expanding its Annual Awards recognition to a growing number of 3D content platforms and formats the International 3D Society has announced fifteen Awards Categories for honors at it February 1st Awards Ceremony. The Society's Lumiere statuettes will be presented for 3D excellence in Live Action Motion Picture Animated Motion Picture Documentary Stereography Live Broadcast Sports TV Commercial and Videogame. World Awards will be presented to winners for achievement from entries received from China Japan Korea the UK and Europe. In addition Sony will be honored with the 2012 Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and advocacy. We are very pleased to see the advancements in quality 3D that the nominations exhibited this year. The Society appreciates the opportunity to honor these winners and celebrate the impact 3D education is having on our leading filmmakers and technologists says Jim Mainard society chair. Lenny Lipton society awards committee chair and 3D inventor says With the Creative Arts Awards the 3D Society shines a light on artists' use of the cinema's most important technological advancement in recent years. Our task is to recognize achievement in order to encourage the aesthetic development of the medium. Our celebration theme for the evening is Art Form says society president Jim Chabin. From Hollywood to Shanghai to Paris and London our honorees have expanded creative boundaries and raised 3D Entertainment to the level of fine art. The Show will employ Xpand 3D cinema systems. The Society serves the 3D community with education and recognition for stereoscopic 3D professionals. The International 3D Society ,3034
Digiplex Files for Public Offering,2012-01-31,Digital Cinema Destinations (Digiplex) has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. Digiplex intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance its acquisition of certain assets of Cinema Supply which consist of five movie theaters with fifty-four screens located in central Pennsylvania repayment of certain outstanding obligations and general corporate purposes. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Dominick & Dominick will act as lead book-running manager for the offering. This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. ,3036
Deluxe Delivers More Than 100 Million Trailers to Blu-ray Consumers,2012-01-31,Deluxe Digital Studios has delivered more than 100 million movie trailers directly to Blu-ray consumers with nearly 6.5 million trailers delivered directly to consumers' connected Blu-ray players in a single month. The number of connected Blu-ray players increased dramatically over the last year says Jin Kim senior vice president of new media and creative at Deluxe Digital Studios. Trailer Pre-Roll usage has climbed well beyond our initial expectations and we expect our deliveries to exceed 10 million per month during 2012 which is exciting as it offers our partners an incredible source of incremental media value. Deluxe's Trailer Pre-Roll technology enables trailers to change depending on what movie the consumer decides to watch. Trailers are streamed to Internet-connected Blu-ray players each time a disc is inserted. Studios now have the option to promote and stream fresh trailers of new films rather than presenting old and dated trailers over and over again says Kim. Data shows more than half of consumers watch entire trailers instead of skipping ahead to the movie menu. Trailer Pre-Roll allows studios to reach a substantial number of households and target specific audiences based on the movies they watch says Kim. Deluxe Digital Studios ,3037
Dolby Screen Server Passes Compliance Test,2012-01-31,Dolby Laboratories has announced that The Dolby Screen Server DSS200 has passed the Compliance Test Plan Version 1.1 as conducted by Keio University. Owners of existing DSS200 servers will be able to upgrade their servers to ensure compliance with DCI Cinema Systems Specification Version 1.2 with only a software update; no additional hardware will be required to meet DCI compliance.  The software update is expected to be available in 2012.   “Dolby is committed to meeting customer requirements for functionality quality and support. Our goal is to bring value to the investment they have made by simplifying the DCI process ” says Ramzi Haidamus executive vice president sales and marketing Dolby Laboratories. “With thousands of servers in the field it’s important that we provide our customers with a simple software update ensuring a smooth rollout with minimal disruption to their daily operations.”   The Dolby Screen Server—the nucleus of the Dolby Digital Cinema system—is designed by Dolby as an all-in-one platform to store decode and deliver pristine movies to the digital cinema projector.   Dolby’s DSS200 certification is now listed on DCI’s official site:   Dolby Laboratories ,3038
Odeon Completes Digital Transition of 890 Screens,2012-01-31,Odeon the largest cinema chain across the UK and Ireland has completed its digital rollout. The program over two years has involved all 113 Odeon cinemas in the UK and Ireland. A total of 890 Odeon screens are now operating with Doremi DCP-2000 digital cinema servers. Marking the completion of the digital conversion program Odeon COO Roger Harris says “Throughout this program we have had great support from our partners Doremi Cinema. That and the reliability of their cinema servers has helped to make this period of great change run smoothly.” Brent Watson Doremi European customer services manager says “This is a milestone for digital cinema in the UK. We are proud to have been so closely involved with this successful project and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Odeon.” The business continues as Odeon expands. Due to the chain’s recent acquisition of five Reel cinemas 26 more servers are now heading for installation and a further six are needed for a new Dublin cinema. ,3039
Report Says 2D Driving European Digital Transition; Pressure Mounts on Small Cinemas,2012-01-31, According to a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory and Media Salles some 18 500 digital screens had been installed in Europe by the end of 2011. This means that more than 52 percent of European screens are now capable of digital projection up from just four percent three years ago. While the initial phase of large-scale digital conversion during 2009 and 2010 had been more or less entirely driven by 3D installations for the first time 2D screens drove the 2011 roll out the report says. This suggests that roll-out has entered its second major phase and is now driven primarily by full conversions of larger circuits under virtual print fee schemes and by public initiatives ranging from legislation (France) publicly funded industry-wide conversion schemes (Norway and the Netherlands) to direct public funding schemes 60 of which have been identified at national sub-national and pan-European level including the new Media 2007 program.   Analysis based on a comprehensive site-by-site listing of analogue and digital cinemas as of 2010 clearly shows that small cinemas and exhibitors have significant problems converting to digital. By the end of 2010 only 11 percent of single-screen cinemas had installed a digital screen compared to 89 percent of multiplexes. These small cinemas however form a characteristic part of the European cinema landscape with single-screen cinemas alone accounting for almost 60 percent of all European cinemas. Though presumably not vital for overall box office results these smaller cinemas play an important social and cultural role in many communities. The fact that these screens have not yet converted highlights the fact that commercial financing models cannot cover all European cinemas causing a funding gap for between 15 percent and 20 percent of European screens.   At the same time given the high penetration rates in various European markets the end of 35mm distribution seems to be approaching rapidly. Distributors in Belgium Luxembourg and Norway which was the first country worldwide to become fully digital in mid-2011 were expected to end 35mm distribution as early as 2011/2012 and a total of 11 territories had converted at least 50 percent of their screens by mid-2011 including the two leading markets France and the UK. Once large distributors switch to digital distribution in such major markets demand for film stock will drop significantly putting pressure on 35mm economics on a pan-European level. This could cause financial strain for those distributors and exhibitors still depending on it. Many of these are presumably small companies now faced with a growing competitive disadvantage: digital cinema increases the economies of scale related to both film exhibition as well as distribution so bigger companies stand to benefit more than smaller players from the transition to digital both in terms of cost savings as well as in increased revenue potential. This economic reality will ultimately lead to fundamental change in the fragmented European theatrical landscape and poses a challenge to the European independent sector characterized as it is by a large number of small exhibitors and distributors. The European Digital Cinema Report is published jointly by the European Audiovisual Observatory and Media Salles and provides the latest figures on digital screens and penetration rates across 35 European markets analyzes the development of digital roll-out and provides in-depth structural analysis with regard to concentration levels by exhibitors and cinemas of different sizes. It also features a list of the top 50 digital exhibitors in Europe as well as estimated market shares for 3D technology projector and server manufacturers on a country-by-country basis. A special chapter deals with the specific challenges faced by the European independent sector. The report lists 60 dedicated public funding programs supporting the digitization process at national sub-national and pan-European level including the new Media 2007 program. It also provides a comprehensive set of key indicators for each of the 35 European markets covered in the report. European Digital Cinema Report
Deluxe Expands UK Digital Cinema Operation,2012-01-31,Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has announced the expansion of its UK digital cinema operation into a new purpose built facility. The £4 million planned investment will increase capacity by nearly 80 percent to meet the demand of its theatrical distribution client base. Over the past five years Deluxe businesses worldwide have invested more than £15 million into their digital cinema offering and are considered leaders in Europe working with the majority of major studios and film distribution companies. The expansion into Meard Street Soho will create a custom-built digital cinema solution which will sit along side the film restoration centre also housed on site. The aggressive timeline will see the new facility completed within six months and will include the creation of six new preview theatres which can accommodate both film and digital formats. In addition an advanced CXFS SAN Infrastructure will be at the heart of the facility together with dedicated storage for Babel Deluxe's proprietary toolset for advanced 3D subtitling. We have been at the forefront of digital cinema for several years says Peter Wright managing director of Deluxe's digital operations in Europe. Our Digital Cinema volume has increased ten-fold since we began offering the services in Europe and this additional investment will see a substantial increase in capacity once again. This enhanced capacity also allows us to continue to deliver within the ever decreasing timeframe between delivery and release. The growth in our digital cinema business has been extraordinary over the past three years and this investment ensures Deluxe remains the natural partner for filmmakers and distributors not only in the UK but across the globe as they transition from traditional film acquisition and distribution workflows into the digital domain says Ken Biggins managing director of Deluxe Europe. It is an exciting time for our business as we continue to partner with the filmmaking community and provide industry leadership and innovation to this exciting sector. The transition of film screens to digital has now reached over 20 000 across 6300 sites in Europe the Middle East and Africa. Deluxe Digital Studios ,3041
Deluxe Launches Workflow Management System,2012-01-31,Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has launched its DL3 Asset & Workflow Management system. The company says the system has been designed from the ground up to provide unprecedented levels of asset organization and archiving workflow management and product creation and fulfillment capabilities. The launch of DL3 is a great example of our commitment to support the most efficient creation of all worldwide home media products starting from the receipt of a single electronically received master all within a fast and secure production environment says Brian Kenworthy vice president digital distribution at Deluxe Digital Studios. DL3 also has significant storage and management capabilities that enable our clients to quickly and cost effectively re-purpose their assets for the digital media future. Supported DL3 product lines include a range of worldwide digital distribution formats for portals and broadcasters Blu-ray and DVD. DL3 encompasses fully integrated service lines including creative design services subtitling foreign language dubbing video compression Blu-ray and DVD authoring digital distribution encoding and delivery and others. Given the ever decreasing windows for delivering localized subtitling and foreign language content across theatrical home entertainment and broadcast the implementation of DL3 is a huge asset that will help us deliver real benefits to our customers says Ron Horwitz vice president and general manager localization and audio at Deluxe Digital Studios. For localization services DL3 has been designed with a 'create once re-purpose always' approach to assets something we believe will be invaluable in a digital media future. Deluxe Digital Studios ,3042
Doremi Cinema Reports Significant Sales Growth,2012-01-31,Doremi Cinema achieved sales growth of 47 percent in 2011 according to sources at the company. Last year was a crucial time of expansion for Doremi Cinema as the company dramatically increased its global footprint in the rapidly expanding market of digital cinema says Michael Archer vice president digital cinema. With 56 percent market share worldwide we cleared some very important industry hurdles last year and we fully expect to continue this expansive trend in 2012. Last year Doremi shipped more than 13 800 of its digital cinema servers and Integrated Media Blocks  bringing total sales-to-date well over the 34 000 unit mark This is effectively more than 62 percent of the digital cinema U.S market (DLP based) and 56 percent of the overall cinema market in general (DLP based). Doremi Cinema has long been dedicated to delivering cutting edge standard-bearing digital cinema products giving theatre owners cost effective high quality and flexible solutions with the most-desired forward-looking features Archer adds. “From our patented 4K technology to high frame rate 3D servers Doremi Cinema is the state-of-the-art market leader in digital cinema today. Doremi Cinema ,3043
Eighteenth Annual HPA Retreat Set for Indian Wells,2012-01-31,The Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat 2012 the 18th annual gathering of post-production industry leaders is set to take place February 14-17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells California. Over the course of four days the industry’s technical business and creative leaders will gather for exploration and information exchange sharply focusing on the latest developments and trends. The HPA Tech Retreat has long been recognized as a must-attend event for serious post-production professionals whether at work in acquisition and production IT engineering broadcasting 3D digital cinema and distribution or manufacturing.  For nearly two decades the topics and attendees gathering at the HPA Tech Retreat have helped to define and clarify the trends and technologies driving the industry. The HPA Tech Retreat is designed for participants to gather in a collegial atmosphere and dive into the most current and relevant topics impacting the industry and their work. During networking events presentations and technology demonstrations the Tech Retreat presents major opportunities for attendees to stay competitive and informed of significant industry issues and trends. The event opens on Monday February 13 for early registration and a pre-Retreat seminar from Charles Poynton. Tuesday February 14th events include the HPA Supersession on Snowflake Work Flows Part II and a seminar on ATSC 2.0: Enhancing Today’s DTV Services. The Tech Retreat Conference begins Wednesday February 15th and runs through mid-day Friday February 17th. The entire event features back to back programming of presentations and seminars as well as demo rooms showing the newest in technology and provide the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the engineers and product innovators. Rounding out the event are breakfast roundtable discussions and outstanding networking opportunities. Sponsors of HPA Tech Retreat 2012 include: AJA Dolby DataDirect Networks and Testronic Labs and Media Sponsors Createasphere and Post Magazine. Complete registration information is available on the HPA website at   ,3045
ICAA Signs Integration Agreement with Cinedigm ,2012-01-31,The Independent Cinemas Association of Australia has reached an agreement with Cinedigm to become the digital cinema integrator for independent cinemas in Australia and New Zealand. ICAA signed a memorandum of understanding with Cinedigm to provide virtual print fee contracts VPF administration theatre management systems and other support resources as well as assist ICAA and its members with the deployment of digital systems and service and compliance support services. ICAA will take on a number of local functions as regards the coordination of deployment and service working with local installers and technical personnel. The arrangement is subject to the negotiation and execution of a definitive agreement between Cinedigm and ICAA and its members. By signing the agreement the exhibitors have made a significant commitment towards advancing digital rollout in Australia and New Zealand and will benefit from the incentive provided by the studios through VPF payments; VPF deals remain the main driving force behind digital conversions worldwide. ICAA president Kieren Dell says that Cinedigm has stepped into the integrator role following the recent decision by Omnilab to withdraw from the provision of integrator services. “On behalf of ICAA I would like to thank Omnilab for their hard work in progressing a VPF scheme for independent cinemas in Australia and New Zealand. ICAA welcomes this new partnership with Cinedigm which we believe will deliver substantial benefits for independent cinema operators in Australia and New Zealand ” Dell says. “We are thrilled to put our experience and expertise to work with ICAA in Australia and New Zealand ” says Chris McGurk chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. “We look forward to helping the ICAA member exhibitors bring the many benefits of digital cinema including 3D programming live sporting and music events and alternative content programming to their current movie-going consumers.” “Representatives from Cinedigm and ICAA have visited all the major studios in Los Angeles over the past week and all of those studios have embraced Cinedigm as the integrator for ICAA Members. In addition Cinedigm and ICAA have broadly agreed the key commercial parameters with five of the six major studios and will continue constructive and regular discussions with all studios in order to finalise deals with them in the coming weeks ” McGurk says. Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp ,3046
Independents Earn 60 Oscar Nominations,2012-01-31, Led by Martin Scorsese’s Hugo independents garnered 60 nominations in feature categories for the 84th Academy Awards according to the Independent Film & Television Alliance. For more than 30 years IFTA members have produced distributed and financed many of the world's most prominent films 19 of which have won the Academy Award for Best Picture since 1980 most recently The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) The Hurt Locker (Voltage Pictures and Summit Entertainment) and Slumdog Millionaire (Pathé International). 
 This year IFTA member companies captured 44 nominations in total – Hugo (GK Films) leads the race with 11 followed by The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company) with 10 and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studio Canal Focus Features) and The Tree of Life (Summit Entertainment) each with three nominations. Here is the complete list of independent films and filmmakers nominated for Oscars this year: 
Best Picture 

 The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company)
 Hugo (GK Films)
 Midnight in Paris 
 The Tree of Life (Summit Entertainment)


 Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company) Martin Scorsese – Hugo (GK Films) 
 Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris 
 Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life (Summit Entertainment)

 Actor in a Leading Role 

 Demián Bichir – A Better Life (Wild Bunch Summit Entertainment)
 Jean Dujardin – The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company)
 Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal Focus Features)

 Actress in a Leading Role

 Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady (Pathé International Goldcrest Pictures U.K. Film Council The Weinstein Company)   
 Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company U.K. Film Council)

 Actor in a Supporting Role

 Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company U.K. Film Council) Nick Nolte – Warrior (Lionsgate Mandate Pictures) Christopher Plummer – Beginners (Focus Features)

 Actress in a Supporting Role

 Berenice Bejo – The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company) 
 Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

 Writing (Original Screenplay) 

 Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company) J.C. Chandor – Margin Call (Myriad Pictures Lionsgate)
 Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris 
Asghar Farhadi – A Separation 

 Writing (Adapted Screenplay) John Logan – Hugo (GK Films)
 George Clooney Grant Heslov Beau Willimon – The Ides of March (Exclusive Films International Ltd. Comerica Bank) Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal Focus Features) 

Foreign Language Film Bullhead 
 In Darkness
 Monsieur Lazhar
 A Separation 

 Animated Feature Film A Cat in Paris Chico & Rita (Hanway Films) Rango (GK Films) 

Art Direction

 The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company) – Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
Hugo (GK Films) – Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo Midnight In Paris – Production Design: Ann Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil 

Cinematography Guillaume Schiffman – The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company) Robet Richardson – Hugo (GK Films) Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life (Summit Entertainment)

Costume Design

 Mark Bridges – The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company)
 Sandy Powell – Hugo (GK Films)
 Michael O’Connor – Jane Eyre (Focus Features) Arianne Phillips – W.E. (The Weinstein Company IM Global)

 Documentary (Feature) Hell and Back Again If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (HBO) Pina (Hanway Films)
 Undefeated (The Weinstein Company)

 Film Editing

 Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company) Thelma Schoonmaker – Hugo (GK Films) 


 Martial Corneville Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle – Albert Nobbs Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland – The Iron Lady (Pathé International Goldcrest Pictures U.K. Film Council The Weinstein Company)   

 Music (Original Score) Ludovic Bource – The Artist (Wild Bunch The Weinstein Company) Howard Shore – Hugo (GK Films) Alberto Iglesias – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal Focus Features) 

Sound Editing Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis – Drive (Sierra/Affinity) Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty – Hugo (GK Films)

 Sound Mixing

 Tom Fleischman and John Midgley – Hugo (GK Films)

Visual Effects Rob Legato Joss Williams Ben Grossman and Alex Henning – Hugo (GK Films)

 The Independent Film & Television Alliance ,3047
Cineplex Marburg Installs Kinoton TMS,2012-01-31, The German movie theatre Cineplex Marburg has installed the Kinoton Theatre Management System in all of its seven auditoriums. Its staff is now busily introducing new TMS-based operating procedures. 

 “Instead of operating each digital cinema server individually we can now create playlists for all of the auditoriums on the TMS and easily distribute them to the servers says Jens Meissner the technical manager of the Cineplex Marburg. “Now the content is also efficiently distributed via the Kinoton Theatre Management System. “In addition the TMS automatically recognizes and extracts new key delivery messages sent to a designated e-mail account and stores them for further use. All we have to do is send the KDMs to the corresponding auditoriums simply by clicking with the mouse. Other valuable features include various functions that let us conveniently monitor the status of shows and projection booth equipment to identify any potential problems.”'
 At the Cineplex Marburg Kinoton’s service technicians integrated Dolby servers of several different generations into the TMS and configured the system to optimize operation of this heterogeneous environment. Kinoton