Production & Post-Production

Harmonic Makes Binding Offer to Acquire Thomson Video Networks

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 11:41 -- Nick Dager

Harmonic has signed a binding offer to acquire Thomson Video Networks. a global leader in advanced video compression solutions. Under the terms of the offer which is in the form of a put option agreement, subject to the selling shareholders exercising the put option following a consultation process with TVN's employee works council in France, Harmonic would acquire all of TVN for approximately $75 million in cash plus up to $15 million in post-closing adjustments.

The Boy And The Beast gets Annie Nomination

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 10:53 -- Nick Dager

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced on Tuesday the nominations for its 43rd Annual Annie Awards, which recognize the best in the field of animation. The list included a Best Animated Feature-Independent nomination for Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and The Beast – the critically acclaimed anime film from Studio Chizu, which is being distributed in the U.S. by Funimation Entertainment.


Deutchman Film Archive Going to Michigan

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

The University of Michigan Library will welcome the papers of another maverick to their growing collection of material that highlights visionaries in the genre of independent film. Ira Deutchman has announced that he will donate his entire archive to U-M's Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection. The announcement was made December 2 at Lincoln Center in New York.

SMPTE, HPA Announce Student Film Winners

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:18 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Hollywood Post Alliance have announced the winners of the inaugural SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Held last month in Hollywood, California, during SMPTE’s annual fall conference, the film festival showcased submissions demonstrating creative uses of technology in storytelling.


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