Archive for March 26th, 2008

Kodak Appoints Ann Turner to CMO of Film Division; Morelli to Lead Americas

Eastman Kodak Company has promoted Ann S. Turner to chief marketing officer and vice president of the Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group (FPEG), and Michael J. Morelli to vice president and general manager of its motion picture business in North and South America.

Turner is responsible for managing the Kodak brand across the company’s diverse portfolio of film and photofinishing products and services. Morelli will manage the business in the United States, Canada and all of Central and South America, in addition to his current role as vice president and worldwide general manager of Strategic Accounts, for which he oversees the division’s worldwide business with motion picture studios, production companies, and laboratories. more


Technicolor, the Services Division of Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS), today announced the launch of a new compression and authoring (C&A) operation in Bangalore, India, to be co-located within Thomson’s new, 100,000 square-foot Paprikaas Animation and Game Design facility. The new C&A facility will open in May and will be based upon Thomson’s industry-leading research and development efforts for high-definition Blu-ray Disc and standard-definition DVDs. more

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Crossroads and VH1 Join Forces with the Cho Show

Crossroads Films’ Television division introduces its new series The Cho Show, recently picked up by VH1, to premiere this coming July. The non-scripted comedy is an inside look at the fabulous, over-the-top, out-of-the-box life of acclaimed comedian/actress Margaret Cho. In each episode, Cho will unapologetically expose herself, and the absurdity of Hollywood culture, to the world. This show covers every aspect of Cho’s “anything goes” lifestyle, from touching and hilarious moments with her traditional Korean family (especially Margaret’s much-loved mother) to irreverent, outrageous adventures with her colorful cast of friends and colleagues. more

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ROKKAN Launches West Coast Operation

On the heels of a string of successful sites for clients such as Virgin America, 2k Games, Time Warner, Kiehl’s, Nintendo, and Atlantic Records, full service Interactive Agency ROKKAN announces the opening of a new San Francisco office dedicated to supporting their existing client base, and opening up new business opportunities for the booming tech sector. The new location will be headed up by Client Strategist Jessica Altus and service clients on both coasts creating additional bandwidth and resources to take on more robust, long term projects. The west coast office will be totally integrated both technically and culturally with New York maintaining unity and client accessibility. more

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Headlight Creates the Opening Titles and VFX for Snow Angels

New York-based Headlight Design + VFX created the opening titles and provided some additional VFX work for feature film, Snow Angels ( with a simple, elegant, design-driven approach. From Warner Independent Pictures in association with Crossroads. Film division and True Love Productions, Snow Angels hit theatres nationwide March 21st. Written and directed by David Gordon Green from Stewart O’Nan’s inaugural novel, Snow Angels stars Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Thirlby, and Michael Angarano. Set up like a mystery, Arthur, played by Michael Angarano, is at band practice when he hears gunshots in the distance. The movie then flashes back several weeks to explain what led to those shots. In the midst of a breakup, Arthur’s parents have left their son feeling stranded. But a transfer student played by Olivia Thirlby, (Ellen Page’s best friend in Juno), arrives on the scene like a gift from heaven. more

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Sonnet Fusionâ„¢ R400Q Provides Robust, Convenient Storage for AZ Los Angeles Sound Engineers

IRVINE, Calif. — March 26, 2008 — Sonnet Technologies’ Fusionâ„¢ R400Q rackmount four-drive SATA storage system has been adopted by AZ Los Angeles, a post-production facility specializing in music composition, sound design, and sound mixing for radio and television commercials, to provide simple yet flexible high-capacity storage of its clients’ media. The R400Q substantially increases the storage available to AZ Los Angeles sound engineers while providing high transfer speeds and easy backup. more

Studio Network Solutions Announces OS X Leopard Support for all of its Products

St. Louis, Missouri, March 26, 2008 — Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a premier provider of post production storage systems for video and audio, has announced that all of its products are now fully compatible with Mac OS X Leopard, including the latest 10.5.2 release.

SNS offers Leopard support for its PCIe and PCI-X Ellipse and Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel adapters. The adapters support Mac systems based on Intel and PowerPC processors and are available in single-, dual- and quad-port configurations. more

Boris FX Ships Boris Blue 2.5

Adds plug-in support for Adobe CS3 Professional, expanded hardware support for a range of ATI cards

Marlborough MA – March 26, 2008 – Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that Boris Blue version 2.5 is now available. In addition to offering a standalone and Avid AVX plug-in, the 3D motion graphics solution Boris Blue now offers plug-in support for Adobe CS3 Professional running on Windows XP. Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro users can create with unprecedented speed a wide range of professional grade 3D effects; including high quality – extruded text and extruded EPS import as well as 3D model import complete with 3D cameras and lights, cast ray-traced shadows, bump maps and reflections. more

Production/Design Company Arsenal Launches; Completes Six-Spot Animated Promo Campaign for FX Network’s Season Two of Dirt

Arsenal1New Company Founded By Executive Producer Michele Maples Taps Into An Array of Global Talent Including Award-Winning Director/Designer Vonetta Taylor

(Los Angeles, California) Executive producer Michele Maples has launched Arsenal, a new live -action and design oriented production company, and has completed its first assignment — a new six-spot promo campaign for season two of FX Network’s hit show Dirt, starring Courtney Cox. more

TVOne-task adds RGB/YPbPr Distribution Amplifiers with Stereo Audio

The 1T-DA-472 and 1T-DA-474 are the latest addition to the TVOne-task line of professional Distribution Amplifiers. They will distribute two or four RGB/YPbPr outputs with Stereo Audio at a distance up to 300 ft.

ERLANGER, KY, March 26, 2008— The TVOne-task 1T-DA-472 and 1T-DA 474 are high-quality Distribution Amplifiers that distribute two and four RGB/YPbPr signals. They can handle Video bandwidth in excess of 500MHz and computer resolutions up to 2560×1600 at distances up to 300 feet from the source without signal deterioration. Both models are now shipping. more

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