Tokyo Laboratory, headquartered in the Chōfu section of Tokyo and doing business as Togen, has announced that it will shut down at the end of November after 68 years in business. The company added that after the end of October, it will dispose of any unclaimed film originals still in its possession. Thus, the company is working toward returning all film originals to its clients.
TMT Insights, which specializes in professional services and software development for the media and entertainment industry, is accelerating business transformation initiatives with the formation of a new division, Media Operations. The new group addresses what TMT sees an industry-wide need for domain expertise and resources that can bridge the critical gap between an organization’s traditional engineering and digital content operations groups.
Cooke Optics has partnered with EZtrack to develop a seamlessly integrated system that, the companies say, revolutionizes the way movies are made.
Under the umbrella of the Approved Certified Pre‑Owned Program, Arri offers technically refurbished products with the same warranty as new models. This globally oriented program is now headed by Arne Stadler as business manager certified pre‑owned program camera systems & lighting.
The Post New York Alliance will explore how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing post-production in the next edition of Post Break, its free webinar series. The Role of AI in Filmmaking is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th at 4:00 pm ET.
Cartoni, the Rome-based designer and manufacturer of professional camera support products, for the film, television, and broadcast industries, has acquired Manios Digital & Film, the North Hollywood-based supplier of premium camera equipment. Manios Digital & Film has represented Cartoni products across the United States since 1989.
When line producer Craig Fleming started looking at locations to film Cea Sunrise Person’s autobiographical book North of Normal, he knew it had to be a remote location. Once Fleming found the ideal location, he knew that rural British Columbia would play a starring role. But the beautiful location presented a challenge: at first it appeared that its remoteness meant the crew couldn’t connect with the outside world.
Mog Technologies has released its new product line for media professionals. The company says this new collection of tools and software will help media creators and distributors bring their visions to life and share them with unparalleled speed and precision.
For the fifth year in a row, more Sundance Film Festival filmmakers selected Adobe video editing and collaboration tools than any other. This year’s annual Sundance Institute survey found that more than two-thirds (67 percent) of Sundance films used Adobe Premiere Pro or Frame.io to bring their stories to life: Premiere Pro is the festival’s most popular video editing software, used by more than half of Sundance films, including Plan C, Going Varsity in Mariachi, Sometimes I This about Dying, Fremont and many others.
Time is running out to name the top twenty most significant developments in motion picture business and technology over the past two decades. Friday, October 28, is the last day to tell us your choice. This November, Digital Cinema Report will celebrate its twentieth year in business. To mark the milestone, we want to highlight what readers think have been the developments that were critical to the advancement of digital cinema.