Barco Escape, Barco’s ultra-wide, multi-screen movie format on Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus device, will debut to the public September 19 with the release of director Wes Ball’s The Maze Runner from 20th Century Fox.
Post-production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as vice president, head of production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post-production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s House of Cards in 4K.
HeckArt Studios embraces new and emerging distribution models, signing a five-year output agreement with DirecTV. HeckArt Studios will world premiere select films on DirecTV that will run exclusively on the platform weeks before being released in theatres.
Downtown Community Television Center's program Media Enabled Musketeers will partner, this fall, with Moscow's Journalism Advancement and Support Center to connect disabled citizens with American and Russian local media organizations. One of the films showcased is Jonathan Novick's eye-opening Don’t Look Down on Me, which took the Internet by storm, going live on Youtube August 7th.
GDC Technology has shipped more than 14,000 units of its SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media Block globally, which the company says makes it the most widely installed IMB on the market.