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Television Academy Grants 2017 Governors Award to ITVS in Recognition of its 25 Years in Broadcasting

August 8, 2017 | By
Television Academy Grants 2017 Governors Award to ITVS in Recognition of its 25 Years in Broadcasting

The Television Academy has announced ITVS–the documentary film funder, co-producer and distributor for public media–as the 2017 Governors Award recipient, recognizing the nonprofit organization’s focus on diversity and inclusiveness in documentary programming. The prestigious award winner was chosen by the Television Academy Board of Governors and will receive its Emmy statuette during the Creative Arts... »

Re-Recording Mixer Anna Behlmer to be Honored with CAS Career Achievement Award

August 8, 2017 | By
Re-Recording Mixer Anna Behlmer to be Honored with CAS Career Achievement Award

Cinema Audio Society president Mark Ulano, CAS, has announced that the organization will honor multiple CAS and Oscar nominated re-recording mixer Anna Behlmer with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 54th CAS Awards on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza–Bunker... »

Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award

August 7, 2017 | By
Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named writer-director-producer-actor Jon Favreau as the next recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment.  The award will be presented at the 16th Annual VES Awards on February 13, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The VES Lifetime... »

Alicia Mayer Resurrects Movie History with Mayer Family Presentation

August 5, 2017 | By
Alicia Mayer Resurrects Movie History with Mayer Family Presentation

Over the weekend of August 5 and 6, film historian Alicia Mayer will present dozens of family photographs in Los Angeles-area presentations to celebrate her legendary lineage. In point, Mayer is part of the historic Mayer family, of whom Louis B. Mayer was studio chief of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios from 1924 through 1951. Alicia will... »

SIGGRAPH 2017 Concludes in Los Angeles with Strong Attendance

August 4, 2017 | By
SIGGRAPH 2017 Concludes in Los Angeles with Strong Attendance

SIGGRAPH 2017, the annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has recently concluded in Los Angeles with over 16,500 attendees from around the world. SIGGRAPH 2017 marked the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and was held 30 July-3 August 2017 at the... »

SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies: VR, Holograms & More

August 2, 2017 | By
SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies: VR, Holograms & More

Every year at SIGGRAPH, the annual conference on computer graphics, artists, developers, and engineers gather from around the globe to show off the cutting edge in entertainment technology–and this year was no exception. Out of the 179 exhibitors, these 5 stood out from the rest of the pack to deliver amazing products that push... »

Autodesk Highlights Next Generation Storytelling and Collaboration Tools at SIGGRAPH 2017

August 1, 2017 | By
Autodesk Highlights Next Generation Storytelling and Collaboration Tools at SIGGRAPH 2017

Leading up to SIGGRAPH 2017, Autodesk released a series of updates for its media and entertainment tools, including Autodesk Media & Entertainment Collection, Autodesk Maya, Shotgun, Arnold, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Autodesk Flame. Engineered with the intent of streamlining and accelerating production on films, TV shows, games and immersive experiences, the new releases include... »

DI4D Unveils High Fidelity Facial Performance Capture at SIGGRAPH 2017

July 28, 2017 | By
DI4D Unveils High Fidelity Facial Performance Capture at SIGGRAPH 2017

Facial performance capture company DI4D has announced they will unveil their highest fidelity facial performance capture so far at SIGGRAPH, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 01 to 03 August 2017.  DI4D’s proprietary “motion scanning” technology reportedly captures 4D data comprising video rate 3D surface scans tracked with a dense fixed topology... »

EditShare Shows its Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial and Virtual Reality Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2017

July 28, 2017 | By
EditShare Shows its Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial and Virtual Reality Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2017

EditShare, a company that specializes in shared storage and media management products, will be showcasing its scale-out XStream EFS shared storage solutions at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2017 show (July 30-Aug 3) on booth 837. Designed to support the media-intensive VFX, finishing/DI, editorial, audio and virtual reality production workflows, EditShare XStream EFS solutions are used by powerhouse... »

The Production Music Associaton Announces NMPA President/CEO David Israelite as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Production Music Conference

July 26, 2017 | By
The Production Music Associaton Announces NMPA President/CEO David Israelite as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Production Music Conference

The Production Music Association (PMA), an advocate and voice of the global production music community, has announced that David Israelite will be the keynote speaker during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC). Israelite, the president/CEO of the National Music Publishers‘ Association, will speak on October 5 at 10:45am. This year’s PMC event will take place... »

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