Archive for September, 2008


tfmf-07_weblogo.jpgTucson, AZ – (September 18, 2008) — The Tucson Film & Music Festival (October 9-12, Tucson, AZ) is excited to announce its Opening Night Film: The Arizona Premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary “Throw Down Your Heart.â€? The festival will also host a Special Feature Screening with the US Premiere of “Slide Guitar Ride,â€? featuring Tucson’s own Bob Log III. more

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Fresno, CA, September 29, 2008 – Fresno State University’s Athletics kicks off its football season with RF transmitters and receivers provided by RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider. In capturing the entire action of the games taking place within the University’s stadium, Fresno State University’s Athletics is using two of RF Central’s NLL-II portable digital microwave links. more

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Juno Composer Mateo Messina Partners With Bang For Worldwide Spot Work

Los Angeles-based composer Mateo Messina, best known for the acclaimed underscore to Oscar- Nominated director Jason Reitman’s hit film, Juno has linked his talents and studio with New York-based Bang Music for all commercial compositions. The move will give Messina’s prodigious creative output deeper production support and a broader platform worldwide, and brings to Bang one of Hollywood’s hottest musical talents. With Bang’s newest partnership, the ad world will have immediate access to one of Hollywood’s hottest musical talents. more

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Smoke & Mirrors New York Hires Producer Lauren Shawe

Smoke & Mirrors New York is pleased to announce the addition of producer Lauren Shawe to their ever-growing roster. Prior to joining SMNY, Shawe produced at several top post houses including Transistor Studios, Final Cut NY, and Lost Planet NY.

“With her extensive knowledge of production and her years of experience in feature film and commercial post production, Lauren’s a dynamic and welcome addition to the Smoke & Mirrors team,” noted SMNY Executive Producer Celest Gilbert.

Shawe’s eclectic background includes co-producing the provocative documentary Unrecognizable, a daring glimpse into the lives of people struggling with body image issues. Her web experience includes managing interactive projects for, Black Dog, Trace Magazine, and the Nike Tech Lab in NYC, an online event that featured artists Jamel Shabazz, WK Interact, Lee Quinones and Alicia Keyes. more

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Sound Lounge And Stray Dog Music Announce Partnership

Leading New York-based music and sound design company Sound Lounge Music & Sound Design (SLMSD) announces its partnership with artist management and licensing company Stray Dog Music to form a new Music Supervision unit. The collaboration expands SLMSD’s current presence, capabilities and scope allowing them to meet the needs of their growing client base. Partners/Producers Erik Steinert and Axel Niehaus launched Stray Dog in 1996 as a production and artist development company. Over the years, Stray Dog has evolved into a music licensing firm due to their relationships with artists and ability to cultivate and identify new talent. Axel and Erik have worked on production of an impressive array of top artists including: Alicia Keyes, Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, The Roots, P-Diddy, The Replacements and Mary J. Blige. more

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Cut+Run NY Evolves Into Cutting Room Films

New York-based full service editorial and post-production powerhouse Cutting Room Films, formerly known as Cut+Run NY, announces its recent evolution. The award winning shop is now independently owned by artists and editors. The recent change in ownership following the buyout places top editors in charge of the company led by Editors Chuck Willis and Mike Douglas, as well as EP Susan Willis. Cutting Room Films was founded as a creatively run company that emphasizes its work with extreme attention to every detail of the post process in an uncompromised effort to deliver highly-personalized, unique client experiences. The shop maintains the same talent, location, infrastructure, and approach that have generated a long line of awards and significant success with major advertising campaigns for brands such as Bank of America, Mastercard, Adidas, Lipton, Pizza Hut, Verizon, New York Lottery, Subaru, GMC, Continental Airlines, Sharp, Mercedes, Ford, and Saturday Night Live. In addition to Chuck Willis and Mike Douglas, Cutting Room Films’ editors include: Jon Grover, Joel Miller, Chris Hellman, Merritt Duff, and TG Herrington. more

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Frantic Films Announces their Branded Content + Commercials Division

Canada-based Frantic Films announces the launch of Frantic Branded Content + Commercials, a multi-disciplinary production facility that specializes in creating original integrated entertainment content for use across the entire range of traditional and emerging media platforms. With offices in both Toronto and Winnipeg, the award-winning studio has a powerful history of success, working cooperatively and creatively to deliver high-quality, deep-impression content and advertising solutions for brands, agency partners, and entertainment outlets. Frantic’s projects include traditional broadcast television series, feature films, documentaries, and branded content for clients such as the Discovery Channel, Slice Network, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the Canola Council of Canada. more

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holophone_surrounding-the-world.JPGTORONTO, ON, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008 — Traveling around the world without having to leave the comforts of your own home has never been easier thanks to Holophone’s ® H2-PRO Microphone and the “Surrounding the World� project produced by travel recordist, Greg Simmons. more

SonicPool Completes Online, Color and Visual Effects Work on New Horror Film, “Ligeia”

aaa-dmn-mm_small.JPGHollywood, CA, September 29, 2008 – 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 online, the color and numerous visual effects for the horror/thriller film project entitled “Edgar Allen Poe’s Ligeia.� The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders, SonicPool. more

Artbeats Library Now Includes Emmy Award-Winning Footage

Myrtle Creek, Ore. –— Sept. 29, 2008 –—The raw power of Iraqi war footage shot by cinematographer B. Sean Fairburn and featured in the Artbeats library has just been recognized with an Emmy® Award following its extensive use in Dan Rather’s 2007 documentary “Combat Photographer.� Fairburn’s footage is available from Artbeats as part of the collection entitled “Road to Baghdad,� and can be viewed and purchased online by visiting more


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