Archive for September 20th, 2011

Kodak Presents an Hour with Oscar®-Nominee Ed Lachman

NEW YORK, September 20, 2011 — Eastman Kodak Company will present “An Hour with Ed Lachman, ASC” at IFP’s 33rd Annual Independent Film Week (formerly known as the IFP Market). The discussion with the award-winning cinematographer of such films as I’m Not There, Erin Brokovich and Far From Heaven will be held September 22 at 1 p.m. at the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center at 144 West 65th Street. The session is free to conference-goers.

Lachman will discuss the collaborative process he has developed with various directors and the importance of style and visual storytelling. In particular, he will focus on the why he and director Todd Haynes chose Super 16mm film for the Emmy®-nominated HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. Lachman, an Oscar® nominee for Far From Heaven, which was also directed by Haynes, was nominated for an Emmy® for his work on Mildred Pierce.

“Ed Lachman is more

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FOOTHILL AND ODYSSEY CO-DEVELOPMENT DEAL BEARS FRUIT

(Santa Barbara, CA/ Dallas, TX – September 2011): Less than a year after the announcement of their strategic co-development deal, Foothill Entertainment and Odyssey Pictures Corporation have three strong projects moving steadily towards greenlight. The wide-ranging agreement, which encompassed both development funding, international distribution of key Odyssey produced projects and key joint-business activities, has catapulted the Foothill programming slate forward.

The partnership has resulted in a hilarious animation pilot script for a series based on the best-selling HarperCollins books Gunk Aliens, as well as a half hour pilot script for the ‘tween live action series My Momtourage & Me. Following a highly successful creative workshop also under the Foothill-Odyssey development umbrella, the relationship has spawned an 11-minute pilot storyboard for the stereoscopic 3D buddy comedy, Raz & Benny.

“We are thrilled with the progress we have made on our development projects with the help and support more

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Christie Achieves World’s First 3D High Frame Rate Alternative Content Demo Using Single DLP Projector at IBC 2011 “Big Screen” Event

Christie® used the occasion of the “IBC Big Screen” theater screenings at RAI Amsterdam last week to deliver the world’s first mass-audience demonstration of a 3D High Frame Rate (HFR) D-Cinema system using a single projector – the Christie Solaria™ Series CP2230 projector – in combination with other currently-available components.
“The RealD XL Cinema System and International Datacasting’s SuperFlex® Pro Cinema™ Event Player (PCEP) are available today, along with Christie’s DLP® projectors, providing cinema owners and content owners with the foundation they need to realize new revenue streams from the projection of “alternative content” sporting and theatrical events in 3D HFR,” said Dr. Don Shaw, director, Product Management, Christie Entertainment Solutions.
Content showing the world-famous Cavalia equestrian production company in action was flawlessly projected in 3D at 60 frames per second (FPS) during Dr. Shaw’s “Exhibitor Considerations for High Frame Rate 3D Technology” seminar, using the aforementioned suppliers and more

ANTON/BAUER RECOGNIZES FUTURE TALENT WITH SPONSORSHIP AND AWARDS FOR SKILLSUSA TV PRODUCTION COMPETITION WINNERS

LEESBURG, VA, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011—In its latest effort to help provide training and professional opportunities for students, Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, recently awarded the winners of the 2011 SkillsUSA TV Production Competition each with the ElipZ 10K Battery System and EledZ portable LED lighting package. more

Paul Salvini, Christie CTO, to Speak on Innovation as Part of Financial Times Conference Panel

Christie® is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Salvini, its Chief Technology Officer, will be a panelist at the Sept. 23 FT Invest in Canada Conference in Los Angeles. He will be featured on the panel “Business Opportunities in Canada’s Digital Economy” scheduled to begin at 2:35 p.m. PST at the W Hotel (details below).

Bernard Simon, Canada correspondent for the Financial Times, will moderate the panel. In addition to Dr. Salvini, scheduled participants are Kevin Beggs, president of Lionsgate Television Group; Tracey Jennings, Canadian technology information communication and entertainment practice leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Bernard Ward, senior vice president, Worldwide Studios, Activision Publishing Inc.

At the conference, the Financial Times, in partnership with the Government of Canada, will explore Canada’s investment advantages, opportunities, and trends for business and industry.
Christie was chosen to be on the panel based on its innovative leadership among global visual display more

RPA’s University of Farmers Campaign Continues with Pair of TV Spots Starring J.K. Simmons


Santa Monica, Calif., Sept. 19, 2011—Farmers Insurance is launching two new TV commercials in its successful University of Farmers® campaign developed by RPA and starring actor J.K. Simmons as Professor Nathaniel Burke. These spots, which add to a catalog released since last September, continue promoting Farmers Insurance by playfully highlighting the expert advice that its knowledgeable agents dispense after receiving in-depth training at the actual University of Farmers in Agoura Hills, Calif.

“The University of Farmers campaign has been a lot of fun to develop. And more importantly, the campaign is really working,” said RPA CD Tom Hamling. “Brand awareness is way up and people are beginning to see why Farmers has the best agents in the industry and the top training organization in the world.”

To give viewers a sense of the real-life training that agents receive at the University of Farmers, more

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Do Your Social Media Efforts Feel Antisocial? ClickFireMedia’s Webinar to the Rescue.


Join social media vanguard ClickFireMedia live from Social Media Week Chicago (the international conference connecting leaders in social and mobile media) in a panel that addresses strategic planning, tools and tips for social channels and all the cool things you can do to effectively engage your consumer online.
Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr—the current wave of social media provides tremendous opportunities to reach legions of potential clients and customers. But making those connections is not as easy as it sounds. For all those wondering how often to engage their Facebook fans, increase their retweet rate on Twitter, or make their Tumblr feed as strong as their competitors’, ClickFireMedia has the answers.

Panelists include Click 3X and ClickFireMedia founder Peter Corbett; ClickFireMedia digital advertising expert Jennifer Winberg; Buddy Media General Manager and Webby Award-winner Myles Kleeger; SVP and Global Creative Director at Tribal DDB, Jim more

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Stephen Arnold Music Reteams with Golf Channel to Create Upbeat Theme for Hit Series Playing Lessons

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Dallas, Sept. 20, 2011 – Stephen Arnold Music, which has produced music for Golf Channel for more than a decade, has composed an upbeat sonic brand for the new season of the cable network’s popular instructional series Playing Lessons.

“We have a longstanding history with the Golf Channel and are always excited to work with their great creative team on new music branding projects,” says Stephen Arnold, president of the award-winning music production company. “Composing music for a show such as Playing Lessons is a real pleasure—it’s fun, just like the program.”
Playing Lessons, hosted by Brandel Chamblee, features some of the world’s top touring professionals talking through a round of golf with celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment. During each episode, the pro discusses strategy, course management, shot selection and a variety of tips, more

HUSH Creates Immersive Experience For Major University


After building addictive interactive installations for high-flying brands like Infiniti, Showtime and Nokia, the Brooklyn-based techoculturalists at HUSH decided to go back to school. University of Dayton, to be specific.

The private Ohio institution was looking for smart creatives to design a brand experience capable of enrapturing prospective students. HUSH was looking for another opportunity to employ its immersive design instincts to tell a human story that would make an immediate impact. The result? A massive, motion-sensitive digital wall undulating with real-time geometric animation and hidden, first-person video demonstrating the university experience in a personal way.

Dayton got a fractal wonderland. HUSH got an A.

“The advertising industry always asks about the return-on-investment in terms of millions of views, pages or attendees,” HUSH co-founder and creative director David Schwarz explained. “University of Dayton might only get around a more

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OptiTex Releases Mac OS version of Dynamic Clothing Engine for Use with DAZ 3D’s Figure Art Software

OptiTex Releases Mac OS version of Dynamic Clothing Engine for Use with DAZ 3D’s Figure Art Software
Native support for both Mac and Win OS, 64-bit capability, and an array of enhancements brings true cloth simulation to DAZ Studio 4, the popular 3D character design and illustration tool

Petah, Tikva Israel and Draper, Utah, September 20, 2011, 2D/3D CAD software leader OptiTex, and DAZ 3D, a leading developer of professional quality 3D models and software, are pleased to announce a new Dynamic Cloth Engine plug-in for Mac OS and a coinciding upgrade to the OptiTex Windows plug-in, which now enables it to support 64-bit architecture.

Enhancing the existing capabilities of DAZ Studio 4, OptiTex’s virtual clothing solution allows anyone to load in a DAZ 3D figure of their choice and apply dynamic clothing sets to them. With this tool, creativity can be brought to life through real-world cloth simulations more

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