Los Angeles, CA National Mobile Television (NMT) was founded in 1968 and operated as a division of the King Broadcasting Company. In 1992 the company was spun off as an independent entity. Oaktree Capital Management (a private equity firm) acquired NMT in 1997. The company grew rapidly during the 1990s, mostly through acquisitions including VTE, John Crow Productions, CTV (UK), and LFI. The current management team took over in 2000 and spent the next five years organizing the business. In 2005 the company divested CTV and sold off a portion of its fleet to NEP and used these proceeds to pay down debt and position for future growth. more
Archive for May 29th, 2007
Noiselab collaborators Scott Cutler and Anne Preven Nominated For Academy Award For Dreamgirls’ “Listen”
Composers Jeff Turzo and Matt Mahaffey Produce First full length CD Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! For Hellogoodbye
LOS ANGELES, CA date – Noiselab Music (www.noiselabmusic.net), the two year-old music/sound design house founded by Composer/Creative Director Paul Rhim and Executive Producer Pinky Turzo, is on quite a run lately. First, the composing team of Scott Cutler and Anne Preven, were nominated for an Academy Award for the song “Listen” (co-wrote with Henry Krieger). The song, which was performed by Beyonce during the Academy Awards and is featured in the film Dreamgirls, also won the Critics Choice Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe. Then, Noiselab composers Jeff Turzo and Matt Mahaffey produced Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, the first full length CD from indie rock act Hellogoodbye that has sold over 300,000 copies since its debut in August 2006. The first single “Here (in Your Arms),” has gone gold with over 500,000 copies sold. more
AJA‘s KONA 3 video capture card was used to complete a range of post production services for “The Bodybuilder and I,” the winner of the Best Canadian Feature award at this year‘s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. KONA 3 is AJA‘s top-of-the-line uncompressed capture card for SD, HD, Dual Link HD and 2K for PCI Express (PCIe) Apple G5 Power Macs and Mac Pro systems, and was an integral part of the film‘s post-production pipeline. more
SonicPool, one of Hollywood‘s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has completed the sound design, mix and HD Online for a two spot package promoting the HD flat panel television brand Vizio, the fastest growing flat panel company in the United States. The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders/Supervising Sound Mixers, SonicPool. more
Oakdale, CA–29th May 2007–RaveHD makers SpectSoft have announced that Rushes one of London‘s most respected and progressive post houses has become the latest addition to the company‘s ever growing list of high end post production users.
Tim Wharton Rushes Director of Engineering has nothing but good things to say about RaveHD 2.5 more
May 29, 2007 (Burbank, CA) On June 7th, HD EXPO will present top advertising and production experts in a roundtable discussion focusing on what might be in store for the volatile advertising and production communities. The AICP.Next initiative addresses the changing face of production and aims to keep the industry prepared for the future.
AICP.Next was formed to creatively address the changes affecting its member companies, which include the top production entities in the industry. Don McNeill, AICP/Midwest President noted, “There are significant ramifications of the changes in the cultural and technological landscape which impact the creative process and the business of commercial production. It is imperative that we think creatively about the future. That‘s what AICP.Next has done so successfully and what we are committed to continuing.” more
May 29, 2007 (Burbank, CA) HD EXPO returns for a third visit to Chicago on June 7th and will present newly elected International Cinematographers Guild president Steven Poster, ASC. “A Conversation with Steven Poster, ASC,” is a far ranging discussion of the future of cinematography, the impact of new tools and technology on the creative process, and how creative vision is protected in the midst of such a changing landscape. David Heuring, a respected industry writer, will moderate the conversation. Poster is an Emmy Award ™ winning cinematographer whose extensive credits include numerous commercials, television programs and motion pictures such as “Southland Tales,” and “Donnie Darko.” As the President of the powerful International Cinematographers Guild, he leads the union of Directors of Photography, Camera Operators and Assistants, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, and Computer Graphics Specialists; critical professionals in motion pictures, television, and emerging media. more
Los Angeles, CA, May 29, 2007 — Big Fish, one of the entertainment industry‘s preeminent brand marketing and advertising agencies, specializing in the design, creation and production of consumer and B-to-B campaigns, will present a special session entitled “How to Drive Tune-In Using the Power of the Internet,” during the PROMAX/BDA Conference. The session will be held on Wed., June 13, from 4 – 4:50 p.m. The announcement was made today by Robin Fisher Roffer, CEO/Chief Creative Officer, and Steven Roffer, President, Big Fish Marketing. more
CMT (Creative Media Techniques) supplied video and image based services and lasers for the ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) 2007 Gala Dinner at Marlborough House on Pall Mall, London. The event was produced by Starlight Design and attended by a star studded guest list of over 1000 including Bill Clinton, Madonna, Sir Bob Geldof, David Bailey, Liz Hurley and many more. more