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Michael Almereyda Conjures a New Reality in MARJORIE PRIME

August 18, 2017 | By
Michael Almereyda Conjures a New Reality in MARJORIE PRIME

Based on Jordan Harrison’s play, Michael Almereyda’s Marjorie Prime was filmed in and around a house on Long Island, New York’s southern fork in an astounding 13 days. Concerning a near future where holographic representations of deceased family members are manifested to pacify loved ones, Marjorie Prime centers around four main characters played by... »

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... »

Netflix Acquires Millarworld

August 7, 2017 | By
Netflix Acquires Millarworld

Netflix Inc. has announced that it has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing line founded by Mark Millar, the creator of such characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. Together, Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld’s portfolio of character franchises to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to... »

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... »

NPACT Partners With Pond5 to Connect Independent Nonfiction Producers with Global Marketplace of Licensable Footage Content

August 1, 2017 | By
NPACT Partners With Pond5 to Connect Independent Nonfiction Producers with Global Marketplace of Licensable Footage Content

NPACT, the trade organization that serves the producers of non-fiction entertainment content in North America, has announced it has signed an exclusive partnership with stock-footage and creative-asset company Pond5, making the media marketplace the first Gold Associate Member to join NPACT. NPACT general manager John Ford and Pond5 CEO Jason Teichman made today’s announcement. As... »

HP Debuts Virtual Reality Solutions and Services for Businesses

August 1, 2017 | By
HP Debuts Virtual Reality Solutions and Services for Businesses

HP has announced new commercial products for virtual reality (VR), intended to reduce concept to production cycle times, improve training procedures and deliver fully immersive customer experiences. As part of this strategy, the company is unveiling the world’s first professional wearable VR PC1 – the new HP Z VR Backpack. Crafted to bring the full... »

Vimeo Appoints Anjali Sud as CEO

July 20, 2017 | By
Vimeo Appoints Anjali Sud as CEO

Vimeo, the ad-free open video platform, announced the appointment of Anjali Sud as chief executive officer. Previously general manager and senior vice president of Vimeo’s flagship creator business, where she has been reportedly driving accelerating growth for the past 18 months, Ms. Sud will now oversee strategy and operations for all of Vimeo. Ms.... »

Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

July 17, 2017 | By
Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

At Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney chairman Alan Horn kicked off the weekend-long events with a July 14 address to the 8000 attendees, stating that excited patrons from all over the world makes him “want to be sure that we deliver the very very best films to you.” Then, studio... »

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