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OCT
24
14 HRS

George Lucas Accepts Engineering Recognition: “We Pushed the Envelope”

George Lucas Accepts Engineering Recognition: “We Pushed the Envelope”

Noting that “like everyone else here, I’m the dreamer,” George Lucas accepted the rare distinction of honorary membership in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers at the society's annual awards ceremony Thursday night.

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OCT
23
1 day

DECE's Mitch Singer Cautions Studios About Producing a Lot of 4K; Says HDR Is On The Way

DECE's Mitch Singer Cautions Studios About Producing a Lot of 4K; Says HDR Is On The Way

Mitch Singer, president of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem consortium behind UltraViolet, warned the Hollywood studios that they might not want to “rush to produce a lot of 4K content. [They may also] soon be producing HDR (high dynamic range).

"The question is how to monetize the content," he added. "My feeling is it’s going to be challenging for the studios.”

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OCT
22
3 DAYS

Modern VideoFilm Sets Up New Management Team, "No Plan to Sell"

Modern VideoFilm Sets Up New Management Team, "No Plan to Sell"

Burbank-headquartered postproduction house Modern VideoFilm (The Book of LifeWhiplash), which has been the subject of much speculation since it severed its relationship with longtime CEO Moshe Barkat and CFO Hugh Miller last month, has set up a new management team and its board has "no plan to sell" the company.

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OCT
21
3 DAYS

Editors Alan Heim, Randy Roberts to Receive HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Editors Alan Heim, Randy Roberts to Receive HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Veteran editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts will each receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 9th annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards, Nov. 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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OCT
18
6 DAYS

VES Summit: Department Heads "Should Start and Finish at the Same Time"

It's not unusual for department heads to be hired onto features at different times, but these productions can benefit — creatively and likely with cost savings — if they join forces at the same time so that they can get involved, plan and collaborate, starting in prepro. That was the message of a panel at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit.

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OCT
18
7 DAYS

Marvel Exec Talks 'Avengers 2' and Why the Studio "Wants to Make Movies in L.A."

Marvel Exec Talks 'Avengers 2' and Why the Studio "Wants to Make Movies in L.A."

Marvel "wants to make movies in L.A.," asserted the studio's executive vp of visual effects and postproduction Victoria Alonso, when asked about the recently passed bill to increase tax incentives for filming in California.

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OCT
17
1 week

SMPTE to Be Honored at Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will receive the Philo. T. Farnsworth Award for its impact on TV technology and engineering during the Television Academy’s 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards.

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OCT
16
1 week

Digital Domain Ups CEO Daniel Seah to Lead Parent Company

Digital Domain Ups CEO Daniel Seah to Lead Parent Company

Daniel Seah, current CEO of visual effects company Digital Domain, has been promoted to the position of executive director and CEO of its parent company, Digital Domain Holdings Limited, which is traded on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

As head of Digital Domain Holdings (previously Sun Innovation) Seah effectively has more authority to broker new ventures, co-productions or other such deals. He will also continue as CEO at Digital Domain, a position he started in July 2013 when the VFX business was sold to Sun.

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OCT
15
1 week

Will.i.am Launches Smartband "Marrying Fashion and Technology"

Will.i.am Launches Smartband "Marrying Fashion and Technology"

Will.i.am is "marrying fashion with technology," with the launch of his new wearable tech company, i.am+, and its first product, a smart wristband called i.am PULS.

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OCT
15
1 week

Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Into Hame of Fame

Art Directors Guild to Induct Three Into Hame of Fame

Three influential production designers – John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler – will be inducted posthumously into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame at the guild’s 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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OCT
14
1 week

Walmart Aims to Make Digital Copies of Movies More Accessible

Walmart Aims to Make Digital Copies of Movies More Accessible

Walmart is launching a beta version of a new service dubbed InstaWatch that is aimed at helping consumers more easily access digital copies of movies that they buy through the retail giant.

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OCT
14
2 WKS

VFX Pros Team Up to Advance the Realism of Digital Humans

VFX Pros Team Up to Advance the Realism of Digital Humans

A group of Hollywood visual effects pros that have dubbed themselves the “digital human league" are trying to raise the bar in what we think of as synthetic humans — and they aim to get their work out in early 2015.

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OCT
9
2 WKS

CBS Exec Robert Seidel Elected President of Engineering Society SMPTE

CBS Exec Robert Seidel Elected President of Engineering Society SMPTE

Robert Seidel, vp engineering and advanced technology at CBS, has been elected president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1.

SMPTE is a global society for the engineering community, and its work involves setting global technical standards that support the motion picture and TV industries. Currently work includes the areas of high dynamic range and immersive sound.

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OCT
9
2 WKS

Space Shuttle Endeavour Opened for Unprecedented Movie Shoot

Space Shuttle Endeavour Opened for Unprecedented Movie Shoot

This story first appeared in the Oct. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour might be grounded at its permanent home at Los Angeles' California Science Center, but thanks to new technology, it will fly again — at least virtually.

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