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Snell Names Carlos Ferreira Sales Director for Southern Europe

Industry Veteran Returns to Company to Lead Sales Operations in Southern Europe and Latin American Markets

READING, U.K. — April 30, 2013 — Snell today announced the appointment of Carlos Ferreira as regional sales director for Southern Europe. Ferreira, who from 2002 to 2010 served as regional sales manager for Iberia at Snell (then Snell & Wilcox), returns to the company to manage not only Southern European sales operations, but also those in Latin American markets.

“During his earlier tenure with the company, Carlos was instrumental in establishing our presence in the Iberian and Mediterranean market and developing it to become one of our strongest growth regions,” said Snell Global Sales Director Tim Banks. “He enjoyed similar success at Harmonic, and his new role directing our Southern European and Latin American operation is a tremendous opportunity for Carlos and for Snell.”

Ferreira has nearly 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry. He spent the past two years as Southern European manager at Harmonic and earlier was responsible for the successful development of Snell’s foundations in Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Prior to joining Snell, Ferreira earlier served as a field engineer at Grass Valley Group, where he focused on major accounts projects.

Ferreira holds a diploma of specialized higher studies in video and telecom applications from the University of Valenciennes, France, a Master of Science in electronics from the University of Brest, France, and a technical university degree in electronics and industrial computing from the University of Paris-Sud 11. He is based in Paris and reports to Banks.

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About Snell:
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology, providing broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions for creating, managing, and streamlining the distribution of content for today’s multi-screen world. Specializing in TV Everywhere and Live TV applications, Snell provides the necessary tools to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to 4K UHDTV, file-based, and 3Gbps operations, while enabling broadcasters to monetize and deliver their media assets across multiple distribution platforms. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel. More information is available at

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Montreal’s Le Hangar à Images Builds Innovative and Compact OB Unit Featuring Riedel Intercom Systems

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 30, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Montreal-based Le Hangar à Images has installed Riedel intercoms in its versatile new mobile production unit that can handle up to 16 cameras. With this compact mobile unit, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Le Hangar à Images offers the Canadian market a flexible production system that scales cost-effectively to meet the needs of live event productions.

“We designed this mobile unit to give producers and directors access to cutting-edge technologies with a competitive cost structure, and we are proud to say the resulting truck has been a complete success,” said Jonathan Fortin, co-owner of Le Hangar à Images. “Providing comms that our clients say is ‘off the charts’ in terms of sonic quality and ease of use, Riedel is a big part of that success. Unlike other intercom systems we’ve tested, the Riedel Artist digital intercom system is powerful, versatile, and easy to use, and its attractive pricing has allowed us to keep our spending to a minimum.”

The Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system is a modular and scalable communications platform that can provide up to 1,024 x 1,024 non-blocking ports per system. Other Artist-equipped trucks can be easily connected together via simple fiber links to form larger infrastructures, if needed. Le Hangar à Images has equipped its unique mobile unit with an Artist 32 digital matrix intercom mainframe, on which two CAT-5 client cards enable connection of eight digital control key-panel ports on individual RJ-45 connectors. One AIO-108 G2 analog client card supplies eight transformer-balanced, four-wire intercom ports on individual RJ-45 connectors to enable connections to equipment including studio loudspeakers, cameras, four-wire leased landlines, and telephone hybrids. The installation includes four 16-key rack-mounted key panels, three eight-key desktop key panels, and six dual-channel beltpacks.

“Le Hangar à Images is revolutionizing the way television is made here in North America,” said Daniel Huard, sales manager for Canada at Riedel Communications. “The company understands the practical and cost advantages of smaller-scale units that deploy quickly, offer user-friendly functionality, and, above all else, provide outstanding quality. In this type of production environment, our modular Artist solution is a perfect fit.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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‘The Maj’ Theatre in Perth Installs All-Digital Riedel Intercom System in Advance of ‘Digital Dividend’

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 30, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth has installed a Riedel digital intercom system. The Riedel solution prepares the facility for Australia’s “digital dividend,” which mandates the release and eventual auction of 126 MHz of contiguous RF spectrum and will affect wireless microphones, in-ear monitors, and RF communications systems.

The new all-digital intercom system at “The Maj” is centrally controlled by a Riedel Artist 32 digital intercom matrix. The theater has replaced its traditional analog partylines with the flexible Riedel Performer digital partylines and exchanged its existing wireless system with Riedel’s Acrobat digital wireless system.

“The implementation of the Riedel system at His Majesty’s Theatre has made vast improvements in the venue’s back-of-house operations as its high-level coverage greatly increases the scope of our flexibility and opportunities for communication in both performance and rehearsal modes. We are thrilled with the system,” said Rodney Phillips, general manager, His Majesty’s Theatre.

The Acrobat wireless system runs in the DECT spectrum at 1.9 GHz, well clear of other wireless audio systems and completely unaffected by the digital dividend. The single CC-8 base station can control up to 18 wireless belt packs, each with two full-duplex channels. Four strategically placed CA-6 antennas ensure complete coverage throughout the facility. Rich interfacing allows the audio team to replace a myriad of paging microphones, combining them directly into the stage manager’s 1RU control panel. Four Artist key panels (one rackmount and three desktop) give users high-quality audio and total system control. The user-friendly Director software enables technicians to control conversations — crews only hear what they need to hear — and thus improves the clarity, utility, and safety of theater communications.

Additional information about Riedel Communications and the company’s Artist digital intercom matrix, Performer digital partyline, and Acrobat digital wireless system is available at

Additional information about His Majesty’s Theatre is available at

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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NETIA Products at BroadcastAsia2013:

NEW RELEASE: Radio-Assist(TM) 8.2 Automation Solution
NETIA is unveiling version 8.2 of the company’s Radio-Assist(TM) digital audio software suite at BroadcastAsia2013. This latest release of NETIA’s flagship software boasts two powerful enhancements, all of which will be showcased throughout the show.

iSnippet Audio Editing Tool for iPhone(R) and iPad(R)
The Snippet range of editing tools available within the Radio-Assist(TM) automation products is now available for iOS devices. Sharing the same look and ergonomic principles as the Snippet desktop interface, the new iPhone(R)- and iPad(R)-compatible iSnippet tool allows field reporters and other remote users to enjoy the Radio-Assist audio editing capabilities — familiar from the desktop — on their portable devices.

The new teleprompter module for the Radio-Assist(TM) suite gives presenters and journalists convenient visual access to news scripts, which scroll continuously across the presenter’s screen and are linked with the playout system in the studio. Customizable features such as text size, color selection, automatic speed control that adapts to reading speed, and read length may be configured in user profiles tailored to presenter preferences.

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NETIA Content Management System (CMS)
At BroadcastAsia2013, NETIA will showcase the latest version of its media asset management (MAM) platform, which allows users to manage all processes within the global production environment — from editing through post and distribution — through simple, easy-to-manage workflows and task automation, accessed through one unique and straightforward interface. With the NETIA CMS, users can connect all of their partners and vendors within a single production ecosystem, simplifying the sharing and managing of media assets.

Metamodel Editor
The latest version of the NETIA CMS includes new features within its metadata management module. Enriched with a new metamodel editor, this graphical tool enables the user to manage and customize the metadata model structure.

The new release of NETIA CMS includes a recording feature with which users can schedule specific recordings or continuous channel ingest. Video is stored in the MAM database along with corresponding transcript text files, generated by a speech-to-text engine. A new monitoring feature facilitates the searching and browsing of these recorded channel feeds, either according to a timeline or through a full-text search. Upon locating the appropriate content, the user can extract, repurpose, and export the relevant video segment.

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Company Overview:

NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include the Associated Press, RTM Malaysia, Voice of Vietnam, KISS FM in Korea, Radio Globo in Brazil, SBS and ABC in Australia, MediaCorp Singapore, RAI Italy, RTL and Radio France, RTBF in Belgium, and France Televisions. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4D

NEWBURY PARK, CA — (April 30, 2013) MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that an award-winning team of motion graphics designers and animators leveraged the company’s popular CINEMA 4D software application to visualize and design the complex in-camera and on-screen motion-graphics sequences in Universal Pictures’ Oblivion.

Tom Cruise stars in this original and groundbreaking cinematic event from Joseph Kosinski, the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Oblivion lead designer, Bradley “GMUNK” Munkowitz (Prometheus, Iron Man 2) worked directly with Kosinski and his Crater Lake Productions team — a similar role he assumed on Kosinski’s previous film,TRON: Legacy. Munkowitz assembled a design team of veteran CINEMA 4D lead animation artists, including TRON: Legacy alum David “DLEW” Lewandowski (TRON: Legacy, Going to the Store, Tiny Tortures) and Navarro Parker (Iron Man, Transformers, The Avengers), to deliver extensive 3D graphics content central to the film’s story line. [Editors’ note: See Munkowitz’s graphics process video here:]
“MAXON is honored the Oblivion design team chose CINEMA 4D to help meet the complex 3D motion graphics design and workflow challenges in bringing Kosinski’s post-apocalyptic vision to the screen,” Paul Babb, MAXON US president/CEO, says. “The visual results are outstanding!”

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Clear-Com Hires Samer Mouwanes as Middle East Sales Manager

ALAMEDA, CA, APRIL 30, 2013 – Clear-Com® is pleased to announce that Samer E. Mouwanes will join the company on May 13, 2013 as Regional Sales Manager, Middle East. Mouwanes is a dedicated sales professional with extensive experience in the broadcast, pro audio and installation markets. In his new role, Mouwanes will establish and head Clear-Com’s new Middle East office. He will be responsible for overseeing all sales and customer service activities in the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus.

Mouwanes will build on the sales experience he has garnered to help promote Clear-Com to industry professionals in the region. He will work directly with Karlie Miles, Clear-Com’s Director of Sales, EMEA and South Asia Pacific, to grow Clear-Com’s market share in the broadcast and live performance markets, while developing business in new markets. He will also work directly with Clear-Com’s partners and customers to ensure they are knowledgeable on company offerings and solutions.

Prior to joining Clear-Com, Mouwanes held sales positions with Sony Professional Solutions MEA (PSMEA), Bond Communications, Emirates Computers, AVTelco and Telec. Throughout his career, he has developed relationships with important players in the broadcast, pro audio and installation markets. With Mouwanes’ extensive training, he will be able to identify and address the challenges faced by customers in those industries. His fluency in Arabic, English and French will enhance his success in all areas of the sales process.

Since graduating from the College de La Sagesse in Beirut, Lebanon, Mouwanes has built a successful career. In his most recent role as sales manager at Sony PSMEA, he was responsible for handling broadcast and content creation sales and marketing for several Middle Eastern countries. He also was in charge of sales and marketing for the company’s security, medical, projector, video conferencing and display products in those regions.

“We are delighted to welcome Samer to the Clear-Com and HME team,” says Miles. “Having someone with such extensive knowledge and sales experience as Samer to represent Clear-Com in the Middle East will be a huge benefit to our partners and customers. We’re confident that he will build on our current success within this region, giving our partners and customers the expertise and attention that they require to succeed.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with Clear-Com to extend the company reach in the Middle East region,” says Mouwanes. “Clear-Com is the leader in global communications, and I am committed to building on that success. I look forward to strengthening the company’s relationship with end users while further expanding the company’s customer base.”

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit

Jampro Antennas Awarded Contract by MediaCorp for Turnkey System Serving Singapore & Malay Peninsula

Sacramento, CA — Jampro Antennas of Sacramento, California has been awarded a major broadcast equipment contract by MediaCorp, Singapore. Jampro will provide a complete system comprised of a Jampro model JUHD broadband UHF panel antenna and an extremely complex switching and patching matrix to integrate MediaCorp’s three main towers that serve Singapore and the Malay Peninsula.

In making the announcement, Alex M. Perchevitch, Jampro’s president said, “We are very pleased and proud to be working with Singapore’s leading media organization on their critical infrastructure. Fortunately, our extensive product line covers all of the necessary components. Moreover, we can ensure high performance because we are handling the entire installation in Bukit Batok, the primary Broadcast Site for Singapore and one of the most critical sites for Singapore, Malay Peninsula, and Indonesian Archipelago.”

Jampro will provide a broadband UHF panel antenna with dual runs of High power transmission line. A dual chain digital UHF combiner, comprising 12 Constant Impedance modules and cross-site patching matrix system, which allows transmission on different antennas/towers. Included in the order is a massive 48-panel JUHD UHF panel antenna, which can handle multiple channels DVB-T/H or analog, PAL signals on UHF bands IV and V.

“We build our JUHD antennas with stainless steel and aluminum,” added Perchevitch. “That gives MediaCorp long term value and durable performance in their tropical rainforest climate.”

To combine signals MediaCorp specified Jampro model DVB-T/T2 UHF constant impedance mask filter / combining modules. They provide outstanding low-power performance in a compact design, particularly suited to MediaCorp’s equipment space limitations.

The DVB-T/T2 series combiner module and filter pro¬vides excellent results in the bandpass and channel combining application. Each unit is electrically and mechanically pre-tested by Jampro to ensure superior level field performance. Jampro is also supplying dual runs of high power transmission line and accessories

MediaCorp is Singapore’s foremost media company with the most complete range of platforms spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching all of Singapore every week.

About Jampro
Jampro Antennas Inc., established to answer the need for quality broadcast systems at a reasonable price, is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. Reputed for innovation and customization, Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, the Company is committed to consistent performance and quality founded on solid engineering. Today, over 25,000 broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems. Additional information on JAMPRO can be obtained at

Jampro contact: Sonia Del Castillo
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Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
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Sound Devices 788T Turns Up the Heat for Hit Drama Chicago Fire

Compact Digital Recorder Captures Dynamic Audio in Studio and on Location Around the Windy City

CHICAGO, APRIL 30, 2013 — When it comes to recording dynamic audio for the hit NBC show Chicago Fire, Blair Scheller, the program’s production sound mixer, turns to a range of Sound Devices gear, including its 788T and 744T Digital Audio Recorders, 552 and 442 Production Mixers, and CL-WiFi Interface for 788T, to provide a rock-solid performance and consistent deliverables. Filmed primarily at Cinespace Chicago and at field locations in and around the city, Chicago Fire chronicles the lives of the men and women of Chicago Firehouse 51.

Along with his sound team, which includes Utility Jim Gaudio and Boom Operator Jason Johnston, Scheller’s approach to production sound on Chicago Fire is typical of today’s dialog-oriented episodic productions. Much of the photography is done with two cameras, so boom mics, typically Schoeps CMITs, are not practical for large ensemble group shots. In these cases, all actors with speaking parts have a wireless microphone. Scheller utilizes 12 channels of Lectrosonics wireless with SR transmitters and Venue receivers. Wireless receivers are connected to an Audio Developments AD 146 analog console. The production recorder on set is Sound Devices 788T, recording simultaneously to both CompactFlash and the 788T’s internal hard drive. For backup, a Sound Devices 552 records the mix to SD cards. CompactFlash cards are turned in, transferred and then cleared after breaks in the day.

“The more I can provide to post production, the better the chance of getting great audio, as the post-production team can do quite a bit with isolated tracks,” says Scheller. “We often shoot in on-location environments that may not be ideal for sound, but with both my mix- and iso-tracks, we dramatically minimize the need for ADR.” The series typically relies on ADR only for those scenes on the “fire” set, where the actors are suited with respirators.

Another important aspect of Scheller’s system is Sound Devices CL-WiFi. “The CL-WiFi is essential for the way I use the 788T. I can quickly reset after a false take right then and there with it,” he says. For more portable applications on location, Blair’s bag rig consists of a Sound Devices 744T recorder, 442 mixer, and a Lectrosonics VR field receiver.

Scheller began his career as a boom operator working on a wide range of projects, everything from local Chicago-based productions to Hollywood blockbusters. During the production of Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, Blair transitioned from boom to mixer, mixing second unit. Since then he has relied on the 788T for several shows, including the Playboy Club and MTV’s Underemployed.

Chicago Fire, produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films, airs on NBC on Wednesdays at 10/9c.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website,

Myers’ ProTrack Broadcast Management Suite Awarded Pick Hit Award at NAB 2013

Las Vegas, NV – Myers – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – was a winner in more ways than one at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas. The Company’s ProTrack broadcast management suite was recognized for innovation with a Pick Hit from Broadcast Engineering – one of only 33 presented, and the Booth received an ACE (Awesome Cool Exhibit) Honorable Mention by NAB for its design and execution.

Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hits are amongst the most prestigious technical awards given at NAB. A panel of independent judges toured the show floor for three days, looking for innovative products and technology. The judges then met to make their selections based on several criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the product can bring to a facility’s operation. The magazine’s editors and publishers have no vote in the selection process.

ProTrack, Myers’ flagship suite, a comprehensive, expandable and affordable broadcast management solution, was acknowledged for its ability to optimize workflow by interconnecting Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. ProTrack serves as the centralized unifying element, closing the loop within the broadcast operation to seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure while preserving existing investments. Available in both radio and television editions, ProTrack accommodates the single channel or multi-channel broadcaster, distributing in a linear and/or non-linear format, providing a high-level of structure, scalability, and systems integration for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

Myers returned to NAB for its seventh consecutive appearance sporting a new, shortened name, logo and image. The branding was carried out with a freshly designed booth that took home an ACE Honorable Mention. The ACE Awards recognize NAB Show Exhibitors for their innovations in booth design and execution. All NAB exhibitors in good standing are eligible. Booths are evaluated for their creativity, overall structure and effectiveness to draw in visitors. Judges consist of representatives from Freeman, NAB, and the NAB Show Exhibitor Advisory Committee.

Myers has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. The Company provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit:
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Legends of Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for Filmmaker Event Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story

New York, New York – April 25, 2013 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, revealed its all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story, a special one-day symposium for the creative community. “Building on the momentum of many successful events focusing on film editors, it seems a natural move to celebrate all of the talent involved in the process,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop.“From sound design and visual effects to groundbreaking transmedia projects, post-production is about using all of the elements of sight, sound and story to create a truly unique experience. Anyone interested in what happens when the cameras stop rolling in the fast-evolving craft of visual storytelling is going to find something that speaks to them here.”

Held at the famed French Institute in Manhattan on Saturday, June 8, 2013, Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story’s prestigious guest lineup features Oscar winners and industry visionaries including:

Glenn Allen, VFX artist from Gravity Works – “The DaVinci Code,” “The Adjustment Bureau”
Eugene Gearty, MPSE – “The Departed,” “Inside Man,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
Jerry Greenberg, A.C.E. – “The French Connection,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Kramer vs. Kramer”
Chris Healer, VFX artist from The Molecule – “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Elementary”
Alan Heim, A.C.E. – “Network,” “All That Jazz,” “Lenny”
Susan Morse, A.C.E. – “Manhattan,” “Arthur,” “The Warriors,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”
Tom Malmros, B-Reel – “Hotel 66,” Arcade Fire’s “The Wilderness Downtown”
Bill Pankow, A.C.E. – “The Untouchables,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Drumline”
Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E. – “Before Night Falls,” “Sex and the City,” “The Americans”
Evan Schechtman, – “The Johnny Cash Project,” Sting “Appumentary”
Phil Stockton, MPSE – “Hugo,” “Shutter Island,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi”
David Zeiff, editor – “McConkey,” “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,” “TV Nation”

Inside The Cutting Room Panel Topics
Guest speakers will participate in a wide range of panels chaired by industry luminaries and VIPs. These interactive sessions include:

New York in the ‘70s: NYC Legends Discuss their Work and their Favorite Moments from this Revolutionary Era in American Cinema – Moderated by author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen

Motion Picture Sound Editors Sound Show: The “Life of Pi” Soundscape from Production Audio to Final Mix – Moderated by MPSE board member and sound editor Ahmad Shirazi

VFX: Behind the Green Screen and the Integral Role of the Visual Effects Artist – Moderated by Ross Shain, 2012 Oscar winner and CMO of Imagineer

Anatomy of a Scene: Documentary and Narrative Editors Deconstruct their Work – Moderated by filmmaker and Manhattan Edit Workshop owner Josh Apter

Interactive Media: Blurring the Lines Between Post and Production – Moderated by Art of the Guillotine’s Gordon Burkell

“The ‘70s was a time when there were many truly great directors and editors working in New York City,” comments Bill Pankow, a panelist for New York in the ‘70s. “I can’t imagine my career without the lessons I learned from these masters in this pre-digital age, and I’m looking forward to sharing these experiences at ‘Inside the Cutting Room.’”

Please click HERE for a description of panel topics, panelists and moderators. Stay tuned for further details.

Where Art and Technology Meet
No edit room story can be fully told without some insight to the technical achievements that help bring it to fruition. Industry innovators from Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, EditShare, HP, Imagineer and others will introduce our panel discussions and showcase their work at our networking reception and onsite technology lab, where the very latest in production and post-production solutions will be on display.

“As a filmmaker of 20 years, I understand first-hand the close connection between art and technology,” says Andy Liebman, founder and CEO of EditShare. “Participating in events like ‘Inside the Cutting Room’ gives us that perfect forum to discuss the challenges of setting up efficient workflows and helps us design better tools to support the needs of storytellers.”

Register for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound, and Story
Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story will take place at the French Institute at 55 East 59th Street. Admission is $89.00, with discounts available for students and select partner organizations. A networking party with open bar, hors d’oeuvres and sponsored giveaways is included in the price.

To register, click HERE.

About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified Training in New York City and Your City

Headquartered in downtown New York, Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge instruction on Apple®, Adobe® and Avid® platforms. Since then, Mewshop has added Digital Cinema Production classes, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk® Smoke®, Assimilate Scratch training and a two-week documentary film production course to its already impressive curriculum. Mewshop’s signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in post-production, while weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core editing concepts. Corporate and group training offer a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals eager to learn a new skill or to build on existing ones. The facility’s focus on small workshops, highly skilled and certified faculty, and a results-oriented curriculum have quickly won it the reputation as New York’s premier post-production teaching facility.

Follow @mewshop on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on Manhattan Edit Workshop please visit:

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