The HPA Awards returned to the historic Hollywood Legion Theater tonight to celebrate exceptional achievement in color grading, sound, editing, and visual effects. The gala, which filled the Legion to capacity, bestowed additional honors for engineering excellence and outstanding achievement in restoration.
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Moving Image Technologies has announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2022. “We started the year out on solid footing with strong revenue growth, roughly improving to break-even on a net income and EPS basis,” said Phil Rafnson, chairman and chief executive officer. “During the quarter, we signed a major movie theatre chain for our emerging CineQC quality control [software-as-a-service] platform and saw strong sales of our USL ADA compliance products as well. We have also been building our eSports product pipeline in conjunction with our partner SNDBX.”
The film production company FutureWork has opened a training program called the FutureWorks Academy in Chennai, India. As demand for high end visual effects work continues to rise and the industry is facing a critical skills shortage, FutureWorks Academy provides entry-level artists a clear path to success by offering the opportunity to learn from senior level professionals and work on live projects in a structured, supportive environment.
Canon has announced a multi-feature firmware update for the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera. The batch of feature upgrades coming via a firmware update will help to improve workflow and functionality for filmmakers. The firmware update will be available as a free download on December 8.
In the late 1990s, a relatively small group of men and women, mainly in Hollywood, had the radical idea of reinventing the motion picture business, a business that had been working successfully for more than one hundred years. Twenty years ago this month, Digital Cinema Report began reporting on that effort and chronicled one of the most amazing transitions in history. The changes did not happen easily or quickly and there were many people opposed to the very idea. But there’s no need here to rehash every battle; this is not a history. Rather, this is what five motion picture industry leaders and I think were the top twenty most significant developments in making that change a reality. For weeks we asked readers to tell us what they thought belonged on the list, and from that list we chose the final twenty. In addition to me, the judges, in alphabetical order were Tom Bert, director of cinema technology, Barco; Brock Bagby, executive vice president, chief content and development officer, B&B Theatres; Cedric Lejeune, vice president of technology, EclairColor; Loren Nielsen, vice president, content and strategy, Xperi Corporation; and Leon Silverman, advisor, 2030 Vision, strategy and industry relations, MovieLabs. Here then is Digital Cinema Report’s Twenty-Twenty.
Showcase Cinemas today announced the official opening of its newest theatre, the Showcase Cinema de Lux Hanover Crossing, in Hanover, Massachusetts. Serving the entire South Shore community, the new theatre will open with films including the much-anticipated Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Black Adam, and She Said.
On Wednesday, November 30, Fathom Events will present the documentary Portrait of The Queen in more than 500 theatres nationwide. Queen Elizabeth ll was the most photographed, the most loved and talked about, spied on, praised, criticized, popular woman on the planet. The film is based on the best-selling book Elisabetta II: Ritrato di Regina by Paola Calvetti
The International Documentary Association has announced that American Documentary has received four nominations for the 38th IDA Documentary Awards.
The post-production house 11 Dollar Bill enjoyed a banner night at The One Club for Creativity’s recent annual Denver Awards, picking up two Gold, one Silver, two Bronze and two Merit Awards for work for JD Sports/Adidas, the Colorado Lottery, El Pollo Loco and Do Good Chicken.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announce that award‐winning actor, comedian, and author Patton Oswalt will host the 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing, the Golden Reel Awards will take place on February 26, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.