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Deluxe Upgrades Intellectual Property Security Services

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Deluxe is now offering intellectual property security services powered by Vantos' Investigation Lifecycle Management system to media entertainment and gaming organizations worldwide. In today's digital world all it may take is one breach of security resulting in the loss of intellectual property which could cause catastrophic financial loss says Frank Artes vice president security Deluxe. Deluxe is addressing this issue head-on with our new security solution powered by Vantos V-Flex.

Epic Pictures Group Acquires Junkyard Dog and Kill Speed

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Epic Pictures Group has acquired Junkyard Dog a psychological thriller from writer/director Kim Bass starring Vivica A. Fox and Brad Dourif and action film Kill Speed starring Andrew Keegan Nick Carter and Tom Arnold. Epic has also picked up the domestic distribution rights for Kill Speed. We have found a great partner for these films on the international stage says Bass.  We're very excited to be working with Epic Pictures Group and look forward to making a big splash at AFM.

iO Film Upgrades Color Management Services for Astro Boy

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

iO Film completed a wide range of services and deliveries for the Summit Entertainment release of Imagi Studios’ Astro Boy. The look that Astro Boy’s producers desired necessitated a profound change to the current color management process.  iO relied upon Digital Vision’s Film Master and their own in-house custom system to solve the problem.

Mersive is Chosen for Swedish Planetarium

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Sweden’s University of Umeå has installed Mersive SOL software in its Umevatoriet Center planetarium to accomplish the edge-blending image warping and auto alignment of multiple projectors on the dome screen to provide a crisp and compelling immersive visual experience. “Mersive SOL software enables automatic alignment of projectors which significantly reduces installation time and increases the stability of the display ” says Randall Stevens CEO at Mersive.

Independent Movie Splinterheads Released

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

The independent feature film Splinterheads produced by Atlantic Pictures in association with Offhollywood Pictures played in a New York theatre earlier this month and will be distributed by Paladin and Atlantic. Written and directed by Brant Sersen Splinterheads is a coming-of-age comedy starring newcomer Thomas Middleditch and Rachael Taylor (Transformers) as well as Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) and Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore).

Prime Focus Launches 2D-to-3D Conversion Process View-D

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Prime Focus has introduced View-D which it says is a proprietary 2D-to-3D conversion process that allows filmmakers to create stereoscopic 3D movies from source material shot on virtually any medium. 3D moviemaking has proven to be more than a passing trend – it's rejuvenating international box offices and giving filmmakers a new storytelling technique that enriches the movie-going experience says Michael Fink CEO Prime Focus VFX.

Projectiondesign Changes Ownership

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Norwegian high performance projector manufacturer projectiondesign is capitalizing on the growing global demand for high-quality products as well as partner support with the announcement of a change in ownership to include Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital AS. The move follows the purchase of a 54 percent share in projectiondesign from previous main shareholder Eker Group AS headed by top Norwegian Industrial Designer Bård Eker.

QSC Audio Introduces Speaker System for Dome and Large Format Cinemas

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

QSC Audio has announced the purpose-designed DCS SC-424-8F flyable four-way tri-amplified speaker system for Dome and Large Format cinemas that require suspended mounting of screen channels or point source surround channels.   Both the Mid/High and LF enclosures are built with common dimensions to facilitate easy installation in vertical or horizontal arrays and are constructed of heavily braced 15mm concert tour-grade plywood.  In addition 16 M10 attachment points-per-enclosure are provided for safe and easy suspension.

Raleigh Studios Budapest Scheduled to Open in April 2010

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Raleigh Studios has broken ground on a new state of the art studio facility in Budapest. Raleigh Studios Budapest is well under construction and will open its doors in April 2010. The facility is less than 20 minutes from all major hotels and downtown Budapest making it the closest studio facility to the heart of Hungary. The studio boasts nine sound stages including a 45 000 square foot super stage that is 65 feet to the grid.

B-Side Acquires the Documentary Still Bill

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

B-Side has acquired Still Bill a recent best documentary winner and audience favorite at one of B-Side’s festival partners the Urbanworld Film Festival. Still Bill is an intimate portrait of soul legend Bill Withers best known for his classics Ain't No Sunshine Lean On Me Lovely Day Grandma's Hands and Just the Two of Us among many more. Filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack follow Withers and offer a unique and rare look inside the world of this fascinating man who has written some of the most beloved songs in our time.

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