Principal Photography Underway on Broken Horses

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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Principal photography has begun on Broken Horses written and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Acclaimed Indian filmmaker Chopra’s first English language film stars Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket Men in Black) Anton Yelchin (Like Crazy Star Trek) and Chris Marquette (Alpha Dog The Girl Next Door). The supporting cast includes Spanish star Maria Valverde Thomas Jane and Sean Patrick Flanery. Reliance Entertainment is financing the independent film which is shooting on locations in the greater Los Angeles area. Broken Horses is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra Subhash Dhar and Mandeville Films partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Based on an original story by Chopra the screenplay for Broken Horses is written by Chopra and award-winning writer Abhijat Joshi (Eklavya – The Royal Guard 3 Idiots). Set in the shadows of the US–Mexico border gang wars  Broken Horses is an epic thriller about the bonds of brotherhood the laws of loyalty and the futility of violence. Chopra’s Broken Horses team includes Oscar-nominated Tom Stern (The Hunger Games Changeling and Million Dollar Baby) as the Director of Photography Toby Corbett (Crossing Over Bad Lieutenant) as Production Designer and Emmy-nominated Mary Vogt (Men in Black 3 Batman Returns) as Costume Designer. “I am delighted to be part of an exemplary collaborative effort between the cast and the crew of Broken Horses said Chopra. “I am honored to be working with such a talented group of people. This is special.” Chopra’s last production  3 Idiots is India’s all-time highest grossing film. Chopra is the recipient of India’s prestigious National Awards and was nominated for an Oscar for his first documentary feature. Vinod Chopra Films is one of India’s leading film production companies having produced and presented some of India’s most iconic feature films over the last three decades.  Since its founding in 1977 the company has produced and released a total of 12 films. Since its founding in 1995 Mandeville Films has produced feature films that have grossed well over $1 billion in domestic box office receipts.  Their recent productions include the critically-hailed Academy Award-nominated feature The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg Christian Bale Melissa Leo and Amy Adams directed by David O. Russell. The film earned a host of awards including an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.  Mandeville also produced the hit film The Muppets and earned the Academy Award for Best Song. They are currently in pre-production on The Muppets 2.  Reliance Entertainment is a media and entertainment company in film production distribution and exhibition including broadcasting and new media ventures engaged in Film Services: Motion Picture Processing and DI; Film Restoration and Image Enhancement; 3D; Digital Mastering: Studios and Equipment rentals; Visual Effects; Animation; and TV Post Production with presence across India the US UK Russia and Japan. Reliance Entertainment has partnered with Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider on the formation of DreamWorks Studios. ,3743
Ravensbourne i3DS Society Call for Papers for Third 3D Conference,2012-12-14,Ravensbourne and the i3DS Society have called for papers for the third international conference on stereoscopic film and television. On June 21 1838 the Royal Society published Charles Wheatstone’s paper entitled 3D Stereoscopy Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. The eminent professor of experimental philosophy at Kings College London laid out principles of stereoscopy and later invented the stereoscope. The stereoscopic technique has therefore existed for more than 150 years but what level of maturity has it reached? The aim of the overall conference is to draw together industry and academia to debate and demonstrate what the nature of high quality stereoscopic television and film is. The conference aims to promote discussion around the development of international standards something of high interest to industry. The conference will address several questions: Can 3D be considered to have reached maturity? Who decides what creative or technical maturity means? What is the possibility of setting worldwide technical standards and creative guidelines for stereoscopic film television and other related content? It could be argued that the releasing of 2D to 3D conversions is having a degenerative effect on the maturation of the craft of stereoscopic 3D. The need to generate revenue through brand 3D may be altering the perception of 3D from audience perspectives. Should we therefore now define what is and what is not true stereoscopy? What is next after the commodification of 3D for example 4K 3D? The conference will accept approaximately 15 papers or presentations on the topics above which can include investigations into stereoscopic animation or gaming if the study contributes to the conference theme. However all acceptable research from practitioners interested in stereoscopic 3D can have a place through the exhibition of a poster outlining their work. Attendees will also be able to contribute to a workshop which will map research being generated in this field worldwide. Papers posters or expressions of interest in mapping 3D research should be sent in the form of abstracts to [email protected] by February 4 2013. ,3745
AbelCine Purchases Multiple Codex Onboard S Camera Recorders,2012-12-14,AbelCine has purchased multiple Codex Onboard S camera recorders. AbelCine purchased the recorders to support productions using the new Canon Cinema EOS C500 cinema camera the Arri Alexa camera and other digital cameras that generate high-resolution raw data. With offices in New York Chicago and Los Angeles  AbelCine is a longtime reseller of Codex technologies. The company anticipates strong demand for the Canon C500 and continued demand for the Arri Alexa and is committed to servicing those productions with best-in-class recording technology. “An increasing number of productions are choosing to shoot raw ” said AbelCine camera technology specialist Andy Shipsides. “With Codex systems we can service everyone from lower budget productions to high-end features.” Shipsides said that AbelCine will co-venture with Codex to market and provide training for Onboard S and other Codex products. AbelCine East Coast rental manager Mike Nichols said Codex is the preferred choice among the company’s cinematographer clients especially for recording raw data. “The Codex name is associated with reliability ” he said. “It also has a wonderfully expansive feature set and attractive price point. Codex is the standard for digital cinema production.” ,3746
China Film Group Orders 800 Barco Digital Cinema Projectors,2012-12-14,The China Film Group has purchased 800 Barco digital cinema projectors to convert existing theaters to digital and to supply newly constructed digital cinemas a number that is expected to increase each year. As a digital cinema leader we continually invest in China and its digital cinema development. So we are really pleased that China Film Group has selected our leading technology to further develop the digital cinema market in China. This roll-out of digital cinema technology to many more theaters will enable China’s film industry to reach and benefit a large audience of moviegoers ” said Wim Buyens senior vice president entertainment for Barco. “Our comprehensive range of cutting-edge digital cinema solutions including 3D cinema sound advanced digital cinema projection technology and digital signage will offer Chinese moviegoers the ultimate cinema experience.” Chen Xuxiang general manager of CFG Barco said   “We are grateful for the trust and support we have received from China Film Group over the past few years. After many years of effort in digital cinema projection we have developed trend-setting technologies and comprehensive after-sales services. We look forward to continuing our close partnership with CFG and to establishing long-term relations with other premium exhibitors to provide them with advanced technologies and top-quality service.”