Press Releases For : July 23, 2008

Special Blend Gives City Explorer TV a Hot New Makeover

special-blend.gifLOS ANGELES—Following a months-long design and animation process, Special Blend has delivered new branding for City Explorer TV, the largest in-hotel visitor information television network in the United States. The branding, which includes a complete package of show opens, bumpers, interstitials and production elements, was designed with a new concept to contemporize the look of the channel and re-position it as a fun, hip and accessible source for information about travel and various lifestyle topics. more…

Award-Winning Director Richard D’Alessio Joins The Joneses

joneses.JPGLOS ANGELES—Director Richard D’Alessio has signed with The Joneses for exclusive representation in commercials. D’Alessio is a commercial, documentary and film director, who has won three Lions at Cannes for his work in advertising, most recently last year for a spot for Volkswagen. He is also the founder and executive creative director of Unplugged Studio, a producer of branded content and web-based entertainment whose clients include American Express, BMW and Schick. more…

Gabisom Brings Power And Performance To World’s Largest Music Festival With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays at Rock In Rio

Demonstrating the rising global popularity of JBL VERTEC® line arrays for the world’s most challenging live-performance events, Brazil-based Gabisom Audio Equipment provided a massive VERTEC line array system at Rock in Rio, the world’s largest music festival. The first in two series of shows, Rock in Rio Lisbon featured performances by Lenny Kravitz, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Rod Stewart, and Linkin Park. The second series of shows in Madrid featured Bob Dylan, Franz Ferdinand, Chris Cornell, Neil Young, Shakira, The Police, and Amy Winehouse. more…

DeepMix Calls the Tune for Hilton’s Summer Campaign

deep-mix.JPGLOS ANGELES—A new summer campaign for Hilton Hotels offers further proof of the symbiotic relationship between advertising and popular music. The four national television spots, out of San Francisco agency Draft FCB, promote summer specials on hotel stays—and they might also provide just the sort of career boost that singer/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter has been waiting for. more…

Cine-tal Systems to Showcase LCD Monitors, Portable Video and DI Processor, and Color Management Technology at IBC

cine-tal.jpgAt IBC 2008, Cine-tal Systems plans to display its entire line of display, image processing and color management solutions. Featured products will include DAVIOâ„¢, the company’s new, portable HD video and DI image processing system, which will be seen in Europe for the first time. Cine-tal Systems will also show the latest versions of its acclaimed Cinemage precision monitors and eL1000 image processors. more…

Ascent Media Promotes Lee to V.P. Features Sales

ascentmedia.JPGSANTA MONICA, Calif. – Ascent Media Group (AMG) has promoted Jackie Lee to the newly-created post of Vice President of Feature Sales/Creative Services Group. Lee will lead the sales effort for post production facilities in the group that provide Digital Intermediate and other services for feature films. Those facilities include Company 3, Riot and Encore Hollywood. She will also assist motion picture studios, independent producers and other AMG clients in packaging post production services to best meet their projects’ creative, technical, budgetary and delivery requirements. more…

Elias Arts Promotes Christopher Kimo Kemp to Associate Creative Director

kimo-dmn-mm-mix.JPGSanta Monica, CA, July 23, 2008 – Elias Arts, the world’s most honored, original music, sound design and audio identity production company, has promoted Christopher (Kimo) Kemp to the position of Associate Creative Director. He had been Senior Composer. The announcement was made today by Ann Haugen, Executive Producer/GM, Elias Arts. more…

Massive Software Increases Momentum Worldwide

Established and Boutique Animation Studios Adopt Massive for Pipeline Efficiencies

Massive Software, the leading developer of artificial life-based 3D animation systems, today announced multiple customer wins among visual effects, animation and post-production houses from London to Los Angeles, including facilities in Germany, India, Japan, South Africa and Thailand. More and more companies are discovering that epic levels of CG animation can be created with limited resources, and many of them are achieving this with the out-of-the-box functionality of Massive. more…

TV Magic Strengthens Executive Team With Key Sales and Engineering Appointments

SAN DIEGO — July 23, 2008 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced the appointment of Stephen Milley as the company’s vice president of sales. Milley has been involved in the broadcast, production, and A/V markets for nearly 20 years, working as a professional in the field and serving in sales and marketing roles for world-leading manufacturers of broadcast equipment. In his new position with TV Magic, Milley will oversee the company’s San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York sales and marketing departments. The appointment of Milley as vice president of sales and marketing enables TV Magic’s Pat Thompson to take on the new role of senior vice president of engineering operations. more…

Headlight Reinterprets a Classic with Wolfie

The Brief:
From New York-based Design + VFX house Headlight comes Wolfie, an inventive interpretation of the classic The Boy Who Cried Wolf fable. This animated two-minute short was stylishly crafted for the second annual Twenty120 film collection. The 2008 Twenty120 collection features works from renowned commercial directors, designers, television creatives, art directors and fine artists; spanning from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London and Cologne, Germany. This year’s theme: Truth Vs. Deception. more…

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