Devotion, the new film from Black Label Media, distributed by Columbia Pictures, and based on Adam Makos bestselling book of the same name, tells the inspirational, true story of two elite US Navy pilots who helped turn the tide in the most brutal battle of the Korean War. Through their heroic sacrifices and enduring friendship, Jesse Brown, the first Black aviator in US Navy history, and fellow fighter pilot, Tom Hudner, became the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen. Directed by JD Dillard and written by Jake Crane and Jonathan A. H. Stewart, the film stars Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, Joe Jonas, and Thomas Sadoski.
The Woman King, the critically acclaimed film from TriStar Pictures, Entertainment One and director Gina Prince-Bythewood, presents the remarkable story of the Agojie, an all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.
Bullet Train, from Sony Pictures and director David Leitch centers on an unlucky assassin named Ladybug (Brad Pitt), determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, has other plans as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe —all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives— on the world's fastest train. Post-production sound for Bullet Train was based at Sony Pictures Post Production Services and presented a myriad of creative opportunities through its furious action, whip-smart comedy, crackling dialogue and ripping-good story.
Streamland Media announced today that it has acquired the London-based sound facility Sonorous Trident. The company will join Streamland Media’s sound division, Formosa Group, further expanding its talent roster and facilities in the United Kingdom.
Sony Pictures Post Production Services has finished the renovation of its 229-seat Kim Novak Theatre, equipping it with a new speaker array and film screen, rebuilding its electrical infrastructure and remodeling its interior. Sony Pictures has also upgraded its Dub Stage 12, adding Atmos features, as it continues a multi-year effort to expand and update its sound facilities.
Re-recording mixer James Wichall fell into the audio business almost by chance while he was working in the legal department at UK-based Ragdoll production company, the team behind the popular Teletubbies children’s television program. It was there that he was first introduced to the possibilities of sound design.
Many high-profile users are giving high marks to Waves Clarity Vx Pro plugin for real-time noise reduction for voice and dialogue, which uses Waves’ Neural Networks technology – a pioneering artificial intelligence approach to noise reduction and voice enhancement.
Goldcrest Post is currently providing sound editorial and mixing for the sixth season of Billions, Showtime’s critically acclaimed and popularly received drama about power politics in the world of high finance. Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Gregg Swiatlowski and re-recording mixer Eric Hirsch lead the sound team, as they have from the show’s first season, delivering a soundtrack that blends the show’s razor-sharp dialogue with iconic pop songs and sound effects that capture the rarified ambiance of Wall Street brokerage houses and other hangouts of the super-rich. The show was recently renewed for a seventh season.
The winning films in the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Finish the Script Challenge were screened late last month in separate events in Los Angeles and New York. The winners are Alejandra Araujo of Jamaica, New York for Shipped Out; Eleanor Cho of Artesia, California for Dinner is Ready; Antonio Salume of Mexico City, Mexico, and Amy B. Tiong of Waterbury, Connecticut for Take Care Zora; and Christian Osagiede of Los Angeles, California for Hunted.
HBO Max’s new series Tokyo Vice, a co-production with Endeavor Content and WoWow, is a gripping crime drama loosely inspired by Jake Adelstein’s bestseller about his real-life experiences as an American journalist working for a major Japanese newspaper in the late ‘90s. The show’s eight-episode first season follows Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) as he pursues members of the Yakuza crime family while navigating the vagaries of Japanese culture and bonding with veteran detective, Hiroto Katagiri (Ken Watanabe).