Archive for November 14th, 2013

Cospective Launches Frankie 2.1

The Industry’s Most Easy-to-Use Video Review Tool Gets More Powerful Features


Adelaide, Australia: Nov. 14, 2013 … Today Cospective, the makers of cineSync, announced that a new version of its video review tool, Frankie, is now available. Frankie 2.1 offers powerful new features, including zooming and panning, custom branding in the review interface, while also doubling storage to 20 GB. Ad agencies and production facilities now have an even more powerful tool to review short-form video work internally and with clients, where everyone can collaborate, regardless of locations or time zones.


“These powerful new zoom and pan features have taken Frankie to a new level,” said Jeremy Pollard, Frankie product manager. “Having the option to zoom into very specific objects that need to be discussed will be a boon to project managers. Being able to isolate any component of an image will focus the long-distance conversations that they have with their team and clients.”


Frankie is a browser-based review and approval system that provides interactive, collaborative video review from any location. Frankie 2.1 allows any team member to initiate a review at their convenience and save their marked-up video, including session notes that are saved as a PDF, for reference or sharing. Videos are uploaded and reviews are initiated by sending a URL to other collaborators. Users access Frankie through their browser and can play or pause content, make notes and sketch their ideas directly on the video image. With Frankie 2.1, users can now zoom in for greater detail, or pan across an image to isolate critical components for review.


“We use Frankie during our meetings with project managers and off-site animators to discuss production feedback,” said Stacey Saliba, production manager at the People’s Republic of Animation, an animation facility in Australia that creates stylised character animation for game developers, publishers and advertising agencies. “Our video review process involves as many as five people in different locations, simultaneously viewing and discussing works-in-progress. The PDF note summary is very useful for our teams. It’s a great document for everyone to have and use when referring back to specific meeting notes. Our clients love them.”


In addition to the new features, the trial period for Frankie 2.1 has been extended to 21 days and includes a helpful sample review containing a Frankie intro video.


“Frankie is love at first sight for most people, but the longer trial period gives new users a little more time to properly take it for a test drive,” said Jeremy Pollard, project manager for Frankie. “You can tell right away how easy it is to use Frankie, but having a little more time allows teams to see its impact on their work – and in particular, how Frankie saves them valuable time and money.”


Availability
Frankie plans include up to five concurrent projects, unlimited users, unlimited reviews, 20 GB of video storage and complete cross-platform compatibility. Monthly subscriptions can be cancelled at any time. Free 21-day trials are available at www.cospective.com/frankie.


About Cospective
Cospective creates innovative software solutions to visual communication challenges. Forged in the fires of feature film visual effects workflows, Cospective has more than a dozen years of experience in helping directors, producers, CG artists and other visual professionals focus on the idea, not the technology. Originally spun off from visual effects boutique Rising Sun Pictures as Rising Sun Research, the company now operates under the Cospective banner, reflecting the broadening nature of our business. Cospective’s video review product line includes cineSync, the Academy Award(tm) winning synchronized review and approval tool for major film productions and Frankie, for real-time video review right in your browser. Frankie is tailored for short form content produced by ad agencies, production companies and post houses. For more information, visit Cospective at www.cospective.com.

Bexel Completes RF System Integration for Fusion Network and Upgrades WCBS-TV with Managed Antenna System

Custom RF Solutions Meet Broadcasters’ Unique Needs

(BURBANK, CA) Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group‘s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, recently completed major projects for two broadcasters, the new cable network Fusion and WCBS-TV of New York. Bexel provided complete RF system integration for the newly launched Fusion studio located in Doral, Florida. For WCBS-TV, the studio was just upgraded with Bexel’s proprietary Managed Antenna System (MAS). Both jobs were overseen by the company’s Audio Specialties Group (ASG), whose unique RF services deliver the ability to communicate over longer distances and with more information than was previously available to the broadcast market.

Fusion, a joint venture between ABC News and Univision, launched October 28. The English-language network features news, information and lifestyle programming aimed at Latinos and young Millennial viewers. Bexel was contracted by The Systems Group to provide complete RF system integration for the new facility that was built from the ground up to support Fusion, as well as Univision's news programming. The entire process, from the planning stages to final installation, took nearly a year.

Bexel's skilled engineers provided a MAS to facilitate the use of all wireless production equipment throughout the entire Fusion facility, allowing the complete network of equipment to work in all studios as a shared resource. The project required eight zones of RF coverage, and installed equipment included five Bexel IS8 Combiners, five PA1 Distribution Amps, five UHPS1X8 Power Splitters, three UMC16X16 Receive Multicouplers, 28 Shure Axient Systems, 54 Lectrosonics IFB systems, and nine Telex BTR800 Wireless Intercom systems. Approximately 20,000 feet of coax cable was deployed for the job, along with nearly 80 antennas.

"It is always a tremendous opportunity when we can get in on the ground floor of a project," says Jim Dugan, senior project engineer, Bexel. "With Fusion's new studio, we were able to start with a blank canvas, and our experts were really able to configure a system that was right for their specific and varied needs. Beyond consulting on all the RF in the facility, we provided project management, frequency coordination, bandwidth planning, and equipment purchasing as well."

For WCBS-TV studios in New York, Bexel recently upgraded the MAS for this market's top-rated news station, which is also home to local area talk show "The Couch." The system allows talent to roam from their home studio, CBS Studio 46, to the adjacent newsroom and the soon to be completed Studio 55. The wireless antenna solution at WCBS accommodates 16 Sennheiser wireless microphones, eight Lectrosonics IFB systems, and two Telex BTR800 Wireless Intercom systems on a single, four-zone system.

WCBS is located in the CBS Broadcast Center, a million-square-foot production facility in Manhattan that serves as the headquarters of CBS News and CBS Sports. Over the last two years, Bexel has also installed Managed Antenna Systems in all five of the complex's other studios.

"We are proud to continue our work at the CBS Broadcast Center. With our Bexel MAS installed in Studio 46, the WCBS news team is going to enjoy a whole new level of flexibility and freedom. Our RF configurations streamline audio communications for the production workflow."

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About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers - including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit www.bexel.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Vitec Group
Capture the moment(tm)
For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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Lisa Muldowney - lisa@ignite.bz / 760.212.4130
Sally Christgau - sally@ignite.bz / 415.238.2254

American Society of Cinematographers to Pay Tribute to Dean Cundey, Eduardo Serra and Richard Rawlings

Trio will be Presented Awards at Annual ASC Gala

(LOS ANGELES, CA) Dean Cundey, ASC; Eduardo Serra, AFC, ASC; and Richard Rawlings, Jr., ASC will be recognized by their peers during the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom. Cundey will receive the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Serra will be presented with the International Achievement Award; and Rawlings will pick up the org’s Career Achievement in Television Award.

"Anyone who has been in the presence of these three brilliant and talented individuals should count themselves lucky," notes ASC President Richard Crudo. "Dean, Eduardo and Dick have each had an immeasurable impact on our art form, and we're proud to have the opportunity to honor their outstanding craftsmanship."

Cundey first attracted widespread attention when he collaborated with John Carpenter on the production of Halloween (1978). The two filmmakers continued to work together on such memorable films as The Fog, Escape from New York, The Thing, Halloween II and III, and Big Trouble in Little China.

For his work on Robert Zemeckis' landmark, live-action film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Cundey garnered both Oscar(r) and BAFTA nominations. Zemeckis and Cundey also teamed up on the beloved Back to the Future trilogy, Romancing the Stone, and Death Becomes Her. Cundey earned his first nomination from his peers at the ASC for Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991), and a second one for his gripping imagery of Ron Howard's Apollo 13 (1995). He also earned the Society of Operating Cameraman's President's Award in 1999.

Cundey's credits also include such notable films as Jurassic Park, What Women Want, Garfield, The Holiday, The Spy Next Door, Jack and Jill, Crazy Kind of Love, and the upcoming releases Walking with the Enemy and Carry Me Home.

"Dean has continually raised the bar with his magnificent imagery, and I'm certain he will continue to do so for many years to come," says ASC Awards Chairman Lowell Peterson. "He has compiled an incomparable body of work that has made a meaningful and indelible impression on the art of filmmaking. This award is a symbol of our respect and admiration for both the man and his work."

Serra earned his first Academy Award(r) nomination for Iain Softley's The Wings of the Dove (1997), which also netted him a BAFTA Award. In 2004, he received Oscar(r) and BAFTA nominations for Peter Webber's Girl with the Pearl Earring. His work on such films as Jude, Map of the Human Heart, What Dreams May Come and Funny Bones is highly acclaimed. Serra has over 50 feature films to his credit, including A Promise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2, Blood Diamond, Beyond the Sea, Unbreakable, and The Widow of Saint-Pierre, among others. In 2004, for his services to enhance Portuguese culture, he was presented with the prestigious Order of Prince Henry the Navigator, one of the highest honors given by his native Portugal.

Rawlings grew up in Hollywood, under the tutelage of his father, Richard Rawlings, Sr., ASC. He worked alongside his father for years, learning the industry from the ground up. His first TV series as director of photography was in 1978 on the cultural phenomenon Charlie's Angels. He went on to shoot such memorable series as Matt Houston, Stingray, L.A. Law, Boston Public, Gilmore Girls and Desperate Housewives, among others. Rawlings telefilm credits include Halley's Comet, Spring Awakening and Gidget's Summer Reunion. He has earned Emmy(r) nominations for the series Ohara (1987), Paradise (1988), Reasonable Doubts (1991), and the television movie Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995). Rawlings also earned an ASC Outstanding Achievement Award for Paradise in 1989, and another nomination for the series in 1990. In 1993, he received his third ASC Award nomination for the telefilm When No One Would Listen.

For information regarding the 28th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, visit www.theasc.com or call 323-969-4333.

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(Photos of the ASC honorees are available upon request.)

About The American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking. Since its charter in 1919, the ASC has been committed to educating aspiring filmmakers and others about the art and craft of cinematography. For additional information about the ASC, visit www.theasc.com. Join ASC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/The.ASC and American Cinematographer magazine fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanCinematographer.

(Oscar and Academy Award are registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.)

(Emmy is a registered trademark of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.)

Media Contacts:
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818.980.3473
Sally Christgau, sally@ignite.bz
Lisa Muldowney, lisa@ignite.bz

FUJINON HD Lenses Selected to Improve Fan Experience at College Stadiums Throughout Western and Midwestern U.S.

Wayne, N.J. – In an attempt to greatly improve their fans’ in-stadium experience, several colleges recently upgraded their acquisition equipment – each with multiple FUJINON lenses. The University of Iowa, University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Washington all have new HD lenses capturing live play for display on large-screen HD monitors.

“Extremely high-resolution HD video is an ideal way for schools to ensure attendees enjoy an optimal game experience,” said Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Substandard video on the big board doesn’t cut it anymore. Sports fans are used to being able to clearly see the red stitches spinning on a baseball. They expect that same clarity regardless of the screen they’re watching. With more ways than ever to watch a sporting event, colleges have found investing in high-quality video equipment produces a great ROI.”

The University of Iowa in Iowa City added one XA66x9.3 HD field lens, two HA18x7.6 Premier Series ENG-Style lenses, and one HA23x7.6 Premier Series HD zooms to its in-stadium equipment arsenal. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaignrecently installed two XA50x9.5 telephoto lenses and four ZA22x7.6 Select Series ENG-Style telephoto lenses for game use at its Memorial Stadium. Northern Illinois University in DeKalb is now using two XA50x9.5 and two ZA22x7.6 lenses for video displays in Huskie Stadium. The University of Washington in Seattle added one XA50x9.5, one XA77x9.5 telephoto field lens and one HA18x7.6 Premier Series ENG-Style HD lens to its game day equipment package at Husky Stadium.

Also, Salt Lake City Community College recently upgraded its studio equipment to include three XA22x7 compact studio lenses.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.

“Psyched Out” SIM Digital/Bling Digital provide workflow support to hit USA Network series for a record three straight seasons.

Los Angeles—Critically lauded and a ratings hit, Psych recently wrapped its eighth season in Vancouver, adding to its record as USA Network’s longest-running series. And for the third straight year, the Universal Cable Productions series is making its way from the camera to the screen via an innovative file-based workflow designed and supported by camera and production equipment specialist SIM Digital and its post-production unit Bling Digital.

SIM/Bling helped Psych become the first Vancouver-based television production to go fully digital in 2010, after having successfully established file-based workflows for two other Universal Cable Productions programs, Suits and Covert Affairs, Three years down the line, the elements of that workflow remain largely unchanged. SIM provides the show with ARRI Alexa camera packages (as well as Sony and GoPro cameras for specialized use), on-set graphics and playback services. Bling handles near-set dailies processing and data services. more

FSR Continues Tradition of Helping Local Kids Gear Up for Class

Manufacturer Offers Much-Needed Support for United Way’s “Backpacks 4 Kids” School Supply Program

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR, a Passaic County-based manufacturer of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, continues its support of the local community by once again partnering with United Way of Passaic County for its highly successful “Backpacks 4 Kids” program, the largest of its kind in the region. By donating essential school supplies, such as 50 backpacks filled with notebooks, erasers, pens, pencils, erasers and crayons, along with 50 lunch boxes, FSR joins other local businesses and the United Way of Passaic County in their efforts to help more than 900 local students in the region with the essential school supplies they need for the school year ahead.

Part of a larger United Way initiative and a combined effort between area businesses, the “Backpacks 4 Kids” mission is to send students back to school in the Fall equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

“We are honored to participate in this outstanding program that helps properly prepare our local kids for the next school year,” said Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “As an active member of the Passaic County community, FSR continues to support the United Way’s mission and steadfast principle that every child, no matter their background, can thrive if they have the proper tools to support their educational goals.”

“Education is key in order for our children to reach their life’s goals and objectives and create for themselves successful careers,” said Yvonne Zuidema, CEO/President of the United Way of Passaic County. “With the contributions and generous support of our local residents and businesses, such as Jan Sandri and her team at FSR, we are able to help develop the community leaders of tomorrow.”

FSR manufactures audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, from its headquarters in Woodland Park, NJ.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

All FSR products are designed and manufactured in its Woodland Park, NJ facility. The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.
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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

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Eric Yealland Brings Unique Flair for Comedy Direction to Original

LOS ANGELES— Director Eric Yealland, who won a Bronze Lion at Cannes earlier this year for a hilarious web campaign for Canada’s National Advertising Awards, has signed with Los Angeles-based Original for exclusive representation in the United States. Yealland brings lengthy experience as a comedy director in Canada and Europe including campaigns for Budweiser, IKEA, Coors Light, Ford, Toyota, eBay and Coca-Cola.

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Paul Friedman Joins BMG-Hudson Sales & Marketing

— Company positions itself for next phase of growth with Friedman’s appointment —

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, November 12, 2013— BMG-Hudson Sales & Marketing, a leading independent manufacturer’s rep firm specializing in the commercial audio/system integration, professional audio, MI/DJ and live sound markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran Paul Friedman to the position of Sales & Marketing/Key Account Manager for the A/V, System Integration and Theater market sectors. The announcement was made by BMG-Hudson principals Bruce Garry and Mike Phillips and further underscores the company’s ongoing growth and expansion.
In his new position, Paul Friedman will work closely with Garry and Phillips, concentrating his efforts on expanding and strengthening relationships with consultants, A/V integrators and installed sound personnel.
With extensive experience in the audio industry, Friedman began his career as National Sales Manager for GLI Integrated Sound. He then held the position of National Sales Manager for Numark Electronics and then went on to found his own rep firm MetroNorth Marketing. He most recently held the position of Territory Manager for NFS Communications.
“Paul has a rich history in the industry and we are pleased to have him join the BMG-Hudson group,” stated Garry and Phillips. “His extensive background in the A/V, contracting and Pro Audio markets makes him uniquely qualified to help us grow our company as part of a long-term strategic business plan.”

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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Services Three Films Screening at Camerimage

Facility continues its close association with the Polish cinematography festival, which will include screenings of “Fading Gigolo,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

NEW YORK—Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for three films screening this month at Camerimage, the world’s leading international film festival celebrating cinematographers and the craft of cinematography. They include Fading Gigolo¸ whose director, John Turturro, will receive the festival’s Special Award for an Actor-Director, as well as Inside Llewyn Davis and Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which will compete for the festival’s coveted Golden Frog Award in its Main Competition. The 21st Camerimage International Film Festival will be held November 16 – 23 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Technicolor and Technicolor-PostWorks New York have a long history of support for Camerimage and the films that screen there. In 2010, Technicolor-PostWorks introduced Keanu Reeves to the organizers of the festival, which later served as the backdrop for his documentary on digital cinematography, Side by Side. The documentary debuted at Camerimage last year and the facility is currently re-mastering the project to 35mm film for presentation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

“For many years Technicolor-PostWorks has taken a great interest in helping out Camerimage by connecting us with key filmmakers and pertinent content,” said Camerimage Festival Office Manager Kazik Suwala. “This year the relationship continued through an introduction to John Turturro and his new feature Fading Gigolo. We are grateful for their support.”

For Fading Gigolo, Technicolor – PostWorks provided a range of services, including 35mm film processing, dailies production, editorial finishing and digital intermediate color grading. Final color grading was performed by Senior Colorist Tim Stipan, working under the direction of Turturro and cinematographer Marco Pontecorvo, AIC.

Fading Gigolo was the fourth film directed by Turturro to be finished at Technicolor – PostWorks. The facility provided similar services for his films Mac, Illuminata and Romance & Cigarettes. “Over the years John has taken an increasingly active role in the post production of his films,” observes Charles Herzfeld, Senior Vice President of Feature Sales. “He guides the process.”

Technicolor – Post Works also provided conform and digital intermediate color grading for Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Director Lee Daniels is another longtime client of the facility —TPNY provided similar services for Daniels’ films Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire and The Paperboy. Both Precious and The Butler were shot by Andrew Dunn, BSC and were graded by Stipan.

Inside Llewyn Davis, shot on 35mm by Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC, is the latest film from directors Joel and Ethan Coen. Technicolor – PostWorks provided an advanced dailies workflow and final color grading under the guidance of Technicolor supervising digital colorist Peter Doyle.

About Technicolor – PostWorks New York
Technicolor – PostWorks New York is the East Coast’s most comprehensive digital motion picture and post-production facility, employing an exceptional team of artists, engineers and project managers to serve our clients through the film and TV finishing process.
Offering data workflows, film processing, telecine/scanning, non-linear editorial and HD picture finishing, digital intermediate and film recording, high-volume encoding and high-speed data transmission, as well as comprehensive film and TV sound services on nine mix stages, Technicolor – PostWorks New York serves as one source for every post production requirement.
For more information, visit http://www.technicolorpwny.com

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Announces Inaugural P&E Wing Latin GRAMMY® Week Celebration, “En La Mezcla”

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 12, 2013) — As the official start of Latin GRAMMY® Week in Las Vegas, The Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy®, in partnership with The Latin Recording Academy®,, will hold its first-ever Latin GRAMMY Week celebration, titled “En La Mezcla” (“In the Mix”), an invitation-only cocktail reception celebrating the diverse group of Spanish-, English- and Portuguese-speaking individuals working “behind the glass” to create some of the most memorable recordings in the history of music, as well as acknowledging current producers and engineers nominated for Latin GRAMMY Awards within their respective categories. Taking place Tuesday, November 19, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Studio at the Palms (inside Palms Casino Resort), “En La Mezcla” will be co-hosted by GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning producers and engineers Carlos Alvarez, Rafael Arcaute and Moogie Canazio. Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, and Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, will be in attendance, as well as key members of the P&E Wing community. DJ Nino will perform live. “En La Mezcla” joins the itinerary of events held by the P&E Wing around the country that provide a platform for key industry leaders to meet and exchange ideas in a casual and social environment.

The event is sponsored by HARMAN Professional brands AKG®, Lexicon® and JBL® Professional, with beverages provided by Heineken.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Instagram, Foursquare, GetGlue, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @LatinGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “Latin GRAMMYs” on Facebook , and join the Latin GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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