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Post House Run VT Installs Forscene for Cost, Scale, Portability

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

Forbidden Technologies plc, maker of market-leading professional video editing software Forscene, announced today that London post-production house Run VT now offers Forscene as part of its comprehensive production kit for shoot, ingest, post, and delivery. Run VT clients are using Forscene not only at the Run VT facility, but also in their studios and homes to view, log, and begin rough-cutting assemblies in preparation for the Avid edit.

Post Factory NY Names Matt Breitenbach to Lead Digital Conform

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

Post-production veteran Matt Breitenbach has joined Post Factory NY, a Sim Group company, as director of digital conform. In his new role, he will oversee the finishing process for feature films. Breitenbach arrives from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, New York, where he was senior digital intermediates editor. His credits there included The Wolf of Wall Street, Rosewater, Run All Night, Kill the Messenger and the hit CBS crime drama Blue Bloods.

Haddad Promoted to President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:08 -- Nick Dager

David Haddad has been promoted to president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment it was announced today by Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, president and chief content officer, WBIE, and president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Ron Sanders, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Haddad will continue to report to both Nelson and Sanders.

Interactive Guides Enhance Event Cinema

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:01 -- Nick Dager

To enhance the Lincoln Center at the Movies experience for audiences of all ages, Lincoln Center Education has created interactive guides to accompany screenings of the Great American Dance series. Presented by Lincoln Center in association with Fathom Events, Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance brings spectacular dance performances by four of America’s leading dance companies to approximately 600 movie theaters throughout the U.S. in the fall and winter of 2015. The on-screen hosts for the series are Live with Kelly and Michael stars Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. The series opened on September 24 with San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet.

Betting on Movie Winners, Losers

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:20 -- Nick Dager

Every year there are a few movies that project as successes, but go down as epic flops. After an opening weekend failure, Pan, the origin story for the beloved child hero Peter Pan, certainly falls into that category. The potential loss of over one hundred fifty million dollars would have anyone fleeing for Neverland. With a host of blockbuster movies, led by some of films’ biggest franchises, set to hit theaters this holiday season, producers are praying their films will not follow suit. Who will win the coveted prize of top spot? Which highly acclaimed film will fall short? Helping fans with all the speculation, the best and newest online source for unbiased gambling reviews and information, OnlineGambling.lv posted odds on what to expect for the 2015 holiday movie season.

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AMIA Announces Keynote Speakers for Digital Asset Symposium

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:13 -- Nick Dager

The Association of Moving Image Archivists has enlisted keynote speakers Erik Weaver and John Downey for the Digital Asset Symposium, November 18-19 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. This year marks the first time that DAS will run simultaneously with AMIA’s Annual Conference, which takes place November 18-21.

BBC’s Natural World Presents Return of the Giant Killers

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 13:21 -- Nick Dager

The BBC Natural World’s The Return of the Giant Killers – Africa’s Lion Kings offers ground breaking 4K footage of lions as they track their buffalo prey in the wild. This incredible audience experience of nature was produced by the Natural History Film Unit, based in Botswana, which relied on the Aerigon UAV to capture the aerial images of predators and prey.

La Maestra: The Mayra Agulair Story

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 13:13 -- Nick Dager

While non-traditional gender roles are becoming more widely accepted, stereotypes still have a tendency to get in the way. This is particularly true for a Latina woman who is a teacher by trade, but wanted to blaze her own trail as the first female surfer in a tiny rural fishing village. Filmed on location in Baja, Mexico, La Maestra is a unique surfing movie told in the words of teacher/surfer, Mayra Agulair, which brings to light the issues facing female surfers, as well as the importance of taking care of the environment that we use for recreation and sports.

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