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JUN
27
1 month

4D Stakeholders Battling for U.S. Cinema Market

Two "4D" cinema theaters — that is, a theater that augments the viewing experience with features such as fog, rain, wind, scent or seat movement — open this weekend in Southern California

PHOTOS Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films 

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JUN
27
1 month

Drones in Movie Shoots: Debate Rages Despite Safety Claims, Cost Savings

Drones in Movie Shoots: Debate Rages Despite Safety Claims, Cost Savings

This story first appeared in the July 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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JUN
26
1 month

Aereo Ruling: The Winners and Losers (Analysis)

Aereo Ruling: The Winners and Losers (Analysis)

When The Hollywood Reporter spoke to experts before the Supreme Court's Aereo argument two months ago, they predicted a tough fight for Aereo, but also that the case was so complex legally that the result could be as lopsided as 8-1 in either direction.

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JUN
26
1 month

BBC Planning Live Ultra HD Broadcast of 2014 Commonwealth Games

With the distribution of live Ultra HD World Cup matches on the point of being tested by several broadcasters later this week, the BBC has announced its intention to go one step further.

It intends to claim a world's first live Ultra HD production, using entirely Internet-based infrastructure from next month’s Commonwealth Games.

LIST The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films

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JUN
25
1 month

VFX House Hydraulx Aims to Expand Business Model With Production Services

VFX House Hydraulx Aims to Expand Business Model With Production Services

Visual effects house Hydraulx started to expand its business model earlier this year with a production stage and camera equipment rental unit under its Hydraulx Filmz brand, which was initially used to shoot green screen elements for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla.

Now they are working to get the new unit off the ground, as what Hydraulx owner/founder Greg Strause (pictured above, left) calls a "one-stop shop" for any production.

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JUN
25
1 month

L.A. Live to Launch '4D' Cinema Experience

L.A. Live to Launch '4D' Cinema Experience

Is L.A. ready for "4D" cinema?

Seoul-headquartered 4D system maker CJ 4DPlex and AEG think so. They are set to unveil the first U.S.-based 4DX system Thursday at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 in Los Angeles.

A "4D" experience means that a 3D movie is combined with features such as motion, wind, strobe, fog, mist, rain and "scent-based" effects. The Hollywood Reporter will be in downtown L.A. on Thursday to report on the opening.

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JUN
25
1 month

VFX Shakeup: Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge

VFX Shakeup: Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge

Prime Focus’ creative services subsidiary Prime Focus World and VFX house Double Negative have reached an agreement to merge, marking a major shift in the global visual effects landscape.

PHOTOS 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' 'Mockingjay,' 'Spider-Man 2'

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JUN
25
1 month

Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software

Autodesk has signed an agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, which creates cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; it’s expected to close by the end of the month.

PHOTOS Meet the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast

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JUN
24
1 month

Blackmagic Releases Software Update For Its Cameras

Blackmagic Releases Software Update For Its Cameras

Blackmagic Design has released a feature update for its cameras, including its original Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K.

The company's CEO Grant Petty appears in a video that the company released on Tuesday, in which he discusses the key upgrades. That includes a new user interface similar in design to the company's Blackmagic Ursa camera, whose development was announced in April at the NAB Show.

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JUN
24
1 month

Mitch Singer Named Special Adviser at Content Protection Tech Company Verance (Exclusive)

Mitch Singer Named Special Adviser at Content Protection Tech Company Verance (Exclusive)

Mitch Singer — Sony Pictures Entertainment’s former chief digital strategy officer and current president of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem consortium — has been named special adviser, industry affairs at content protection technology developer Verance.

As president of DECE, the 75-member consortium behind "digital locker" system UltraViolet, Singer leads the effort to create open standards for digital entertainment distribution allowing consumers to access their content anytime on a range of devices.

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JUN
24
1 month

Arri Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager

Arri Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager

Camera maker Arri has named Chris Russo as technical sales manager camera products, Western region for the Americas.

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JUN
23
1 month

Postproduction Industry Veteran Ron Silveira Dies

Postproduction Industry Veteran Ron Silveira Dies

Ron Silveira, a well-known and well-liked veteran of the postproduction community in Hollywood, died June 20 after a battle with cancer.

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JUN
23
1 month

U.K. Agency Invests in VFX House to Create Virtual Reality Content

U.K. Agency Invests in VFX House to Create Virtual Reality Content

U.K.-based marketing agency Drive Worldwide has taken a 40 percent stake in London-based facility CherryCherry VFX, with the aim of producing cinematic virtual reality content for Oculus Rift and Sony Project Morpheus headgear.

CherryCherry VFX, which also has a base in Istanbul, was launched in 2010 by VFX vets Tony Landais, formerly of Glassworks, and Nico Cotta, who has served as a VFX supervisor or artist at companies such as Framestore and MPC. 

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JUN
23
1 month

BBC Completes Virtual Reality Experiment for Oculus Rift

BBC Completes Virtual Reality Experiment for Oculus Rift

The BBC is experimenting with the potential of virtual reality for Oculus Rift and other such VR goggles, completing a test in its news room.

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