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HPA to give Ben Burtt the Charles S. Swartz Award

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that Ben Burtt will receive the organization’s Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production recognizing his powerful artistic impact on the industry.  The award will be bestowed on November 12th during the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards gala at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. Burtt’s credits and accomplishments are the stuff of legend; his contributions integrally woven into a number of iconic and Oscar winning films. Showing a rare fluency across many disciplines Mr.

Kodak Certifies Laboratorios Gama SAI in Santiago Chile

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Kodak has announced that Laboratorios Gama SAI in Santiago Chile has successfully completed all requirements for Kodak ImageCare Program certification. Now in its 40th year this small but highly successful laboratory joins a Kodak program active in 27 countries worldwide.   A major Hollywood production shooting in Chile wanted to work with us but decided to develop their film back in the United States because we were not a certified lab says Maria Mayor Gama's chief of laboratory operations.

NATO Restructures and Elects New Officers

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The National Association of Theatre Owners has announced the election of new officers – the first chosen by the executive board of directors under a recently enacted board restructuring at the association’s annual meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach California. Elected to two-year terms were – Tony Kerasotes chairman and CEO Kerasotes Showplace Theatres as chairman; Aubrey Stone president Georgia Theatre Company as vice-chairman; Amy Miles CEO of Regal Entertainment Group as treasurer; and re-elected as secretary Mark O’Meara president University Mall Theatres.

Christie Xpand Support 3D at Spain’s San Sebastián Film Festival

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Xpand and Christie teamed up to convert the Antonio Elorza Velodrome into a colossal 3D cinema during this year’s San Sebastián Film Festival which took place September 18-26 in one of Spain’s most beautiful countryside’s. Showcasing four major 3D films including the Spanish premiere of Battle for Terra and Oceanworld the festival also screened the 3D version of Toy Story and The Nightmare Before Christmas presented as the Velodrome 3D Movies.

Christie Supports Toronto International Film Festival for Eighth Year

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Christie DLP Cinema projectors were featured at select theaters hosting the 34th Toronto International Film Festival which was held September 10-19.  It was Christie’s eighth year as projection sponsor of the Festival which is becoming one of the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. The Festival featured its first 3D movie premiere.

Anschutz Film Group/Walden Media Installs Nucoda HD System

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Hollywood’s Anschutz Film Group/Walden Media has taken delivery of Digital Vision’s Nucoda HD system. Digital Vision has worked closely with Walden to create a streamlined color pipeline from dailies to final delivery for their international productions. The two grading and one conform systems for Walden form the cornerstone of a production and post-production workflow on The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader which is one of the industry’s first 100-percent digitally acquired file-based feature projects.

Coming Soon – IndieFilm3D

Thu, 09/17/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Stereoscopic 3D is creating opportunities for filmmakers everywhere. To help them succeed IndieFilm3D a new website coming later this year from Digital Cinema Report will have all the information filmmakers need to learn about the business of 3D especially its tools and techniques. We’ll keep you posted on developments as the launch date nears.

Should the DCI Open its Doors?

Sun, 09/13/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

By Michael Karagosian If you know anything about digital cinema then no doubt you’ve heard of the Digital Cinema Initiatives the joint venture of six major motion picture studios to establish a shared specification for digital cinema focusing on distribution and security.  DCI has been an important player throughout much of the development of digital cinema.

Technicolor’s Over-Under Gamble

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The over-under is the name of a popular kind of bet in which people wager whether for example a particular team will have more or fewer than (over-under) a set number of wins in a given season. Over-under is also the name of a 3D projection process that splits the film frame in half horizontally and it is the basis of Technicolor’s current gamble as it searches for ways to maximize its film legacy and brand in this increasingly digital world.

3D Entertainment Summit Announces 2009 Program

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The 3D Entertainment Summit in association with Variety co-produced by Bob Dowling and Unicomm and presented by The Entertainment Technology Center has announced the conference program and topics for the 2009 event which will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City September 16-17. This year’s combination of featured keynotes dynamic panel discussions one-one-one interviews and exhibits will focus on a multitude of topics including the financial impact of 3D on the entertainment industry the status of the digital cinema roll-out and top trends in 3D gaming.


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