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RON BURDETT TO RECEIVE HOLLYWOOD POST ALLIANCE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

hpa-logo-2008.jpgHPA Awards Recognize a Lifetime of Post Production Contributions

September 17, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Committee announced today that post production industry veteran Ron Burdett will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards on November 6th, 2008. Burdett has been known as a tireless leader in the post production community for over 30 years. Leon Silverman, President of HPA noted, “Ron Burdett has epitomized the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation and forward thinking that helped to define our modern post production industry. His leadership skills in helping to create a vibrant post production community as well as his contributions to technical excellence and creativity cannot be overstated.” more

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Anonymous’ Patrick Sherman And Richard Simmons Get Healthy With Yoplait

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Patrick Sherman of Anonymous Content directs this humorous :30 spot for General Mills’ Yoplait brand yogurt via Saatchi & Saatchi.

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Brickyard VFX Plays Mother Nature For Mass Mutual

ent3.jpgArtist owned-and-operated bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX completed work on “Fishing� and “Entrepreneur,� the newest spots from Mass Mutual Financial Group. Directed by Anonymous Content’s Robert Logevall for agency Mullen in Boston.

Both commercials feature moody lighting and weather effects. The :30 “Entrepreneur� opens on a businessman inside a high-rise office building looking longingly at a photo of his daughter while peering out the window into the dark city. The scene transitions to a shot of the same man looking out the window in his sunlit home, watching his daughter leap into the backyard pool. A child’s crayon scrawl on construction paper reads “Daddy’s Office.� The :30 “Fishing� opens on two fishermen enjoying a quiet, sunny afternoon. A peal of thunder rumbles and dark clouds encroach on the idyllic scene as the two men give each other anxious looks and speed their motorboat back to the pier. The spot closes with a shot of a window being gently pelted with the first drops of rain. Both spots close with the voiceover, “What is the sign of a good decision?� and end with the Mass Mutual logo and tag. more

Students: Real Ideas Studio Slamdance 2009 Call for Applications

The Real Ideas Studio Student Filmmaking and Broadcast Program at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival and Sundance Film Festivals in Park City, Utah.

Program Dates: January 14 – January 24, 2009.
Apply by Oct 1st for the Student Filmmaking and Broadcast program at Slamdance 2009. Early acceptances are being offered.

Be part of a filmmaking production team and film your own program from inside the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festival with other students from around the world. more

BOB’S DISCOUNT FURNITURE TRANSITIONS TO HD ADVERTISING PRODUCTION WITH PANASONIC P2 HD CAMCORDERS

BOB’S DISCOUNT FURNITURE PRODUCES HD ADS WITH PANASONIC P2 HDSECAUCUS, NJ (September 17, 2008) – Bob’s Discount Furniture (Manchester, CT), one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the northeast, is now creating its distinctive, fast-paced advertising program in high-definition with a P2 HD production package from Panasonic Broadcast. P2 HD equipment purchased includes the AJ-HPX3000 P2 HD native 1080p one-piece camcorder, an AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder, two AJ-HPM110 P2 Mobile recorder/players, an AJ-PCD20 five-card P2 drive and several HD LCD monitors. more

iZotope Now Shipping ANR−B Adaptive Noise Reduction

ANR-BFirst to bring adaptive noise reduction hardware to broadcast market

NAB Radio Show– Austin, TX, Booth 226 (Sept 17, 2008) – iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in audio signal processing technology, is now shipping their highly anticipated ANR-B™ Adaptive Real-time Noise Reduction Unit, bringing the company’s renowned audio algorithm for adaptive noise reduction to a dedicated hardware unit for use in real-time broadcast applications. more

NUCOMM GOES HIGH DEFINITION AT IBC 2008 WITH FULLY HD READY 7 SERIES ENG PRODUCTS

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 17, 2008 – Nucomm, Inc. unveiled its new 7 Series HD ready products at IBC 2008. Nucomm’s entire ENG/OB product line is now capable of HD operation using built in encoding/decoding technology. Presenting today’s broadcast arena with the convenience of field upgradeability, all 7 Series products can be delivered with HD capability or delivered as SD for a future field upgrade to HD via a software key. Prior to this announcement Nucomm’s HD product line consisted of the CamPac 2 HD/SD wireless camera transmitter and Newscaster DR HD/SD diversity receiver, which have been well received as the premier wireless camera system in the industry. The 7 Series replaces the SD product line as Nucomm’s standard product. more

RF CENTRAL OFFERS SUPERIOR DIVERSITY RECEPTION WITH IBC 2008 DEBUT OF NEW RMR-X6-II SIX-WAY DIVERSITY RECEIVERS

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, September 17, 2008 – RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider, introduced its new RMR-X6-II six-way COFDM diversity receiver at IBC 2008. Building on the success of its original RFX-RMR-X6, the RMR-X6-II delivers new advancements and capabilities. more

TV One Appoints Two New Manufacturer Rep Companies

ERLANGER, KY, September 17, 2008— TV One is happy to announce the addition of two new manufacturer rep companies that will start selling TV One, TVOne-task and AVToolbox product lines. OmniVue will represent the northeast and Anew C.T. will represent the western portion of the U.S.

OmniVue is a manufacturer’s representative company selling through a dealer / system integrator / distributor and OEM network in the Northeast United States. They specialize in video and multimedia products and are an application-oriented sales organization. They assist with developing sales leads, product demonstrations and strengthening customer relations. OmniVue will cover the following states: VA, MD, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH and ME. more

Linda Danet Joins Electrosonic As Sales Consultant in Burbank

LindaElectrosonic is pleased to announce that industry veteran Linda Danet has joined the company as a sales consultant based in the Burbank office. The Thea award winner comes on board after years of experience as a freelance producer of theme park attractions, sporting events and television.

“Linda comes to us from a prestigious career in the themed-entertainment industry,” notes Chris Conte, General Manager of North American System Integration, to whom Danet will report. “She has extensive experience in show project management, show design, show production and integration. Her resume includes many of the top design and production firms where she has worked on such high-profile projects as ‘Terminator 2: 3D,’ ‘Star Trek: The Experience,’ and the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. Her addition to the Electrosonic team is certainly a big plus for us.” more

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