Hollywood’s New Wave Entertainment Upgrades Post-Production Operations with Baselight

Publish date:

LONDON—New Wave Entertainment, Hollywood’s premier entertainment marketing company, has enhanced its post-production operations through the purchase of a Baselight TWO colour grading system from


. New Wave plans to use its new Baselight primarily for grading television spots promoting new feature film releases. The company has already used the system on campaigns for Hotel Transylvania, Looper, Skyfall and several other films.

New Wave’s new Baselight replaces an older grading system designed for film-originated media. “With virtually all films now being digitally-captured, we needed more horsepower,” said New Wave Entertainment Senior Colourist Sam Dlugach. "Much of our source material now arrives in 4K resolution or greater, so we needed a system with fast and powerful image processing that is compatible with our level of workflow."

Dlugach adds that previously, grading raw camera files was difficult and time intensive, but with Baselight's native LUT management, "We can now apply LUTs directly to RED and ARRI files and quickly achieve the look the DP intended."

Baselight has allowed New Wave to eliminate tape media from its workflow, saving time and costs. Dlugach can now grade media in non-linear order for further efficiency gains. Baselight’s ability to save grades and reapply them is another significant enhancement.

"A television campaign for a movie frequently includes dozens of spots," he explained. "Now, a grade that we have created for a scene can be automatically reapplied when we use that scene again.”

New Wave Entertainment also benefits from FilmLight’s world-class technical support. “What has impressed me most is the customer service,” Dlugach said. “This facility cannot afford downtime. FilmLight provides technical support 24/7. If I have a problem, I can pick up the phone and always reach someone who has the answer.”

About New Wave Entertainment

New Wave Entertainment (


) is a premiere production, marketing, design, new media and talent management company. The company has produced hundreds of behind-the-scenes specials and documentaries. They are currently producing the pop culture television series "Stevie TV" for VH1, and pilots for Sundance and WEtv. They recently produced “True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up” for Investigation Discovery. New Wave is also the largest producer of stand-up comedy specials. Recent specials include “Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz,” and "Nick Di Paolo Raw Nerve" for SHOWTIME, “Weird Al Yankovic Live!: The Alpocalypse Tour,” and “Whitney Cummings: Money Shot" for Comedy Central. Last year they produced the one-hour specials “Starz Inside: Comics on Screen,” and A&E’s “Battle for Late Night.”

About FilmLight

FilmLight develops colour grading and colour management systems as well as film scanning and data management solutions, that are transforming film and video post-production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The company’s products are in use every day by leading studios, labs and post-production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines. Fuelled by some of the industry’s brightest minds, FilmLight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Founded in 2002, FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres located in London, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, Bangkok, Mumbai, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, and through qualified partners worldwide. For more information, visit




Legrand | AV Hires Rob Atkins as Middle Atlantic Regional Brand Sales Manager

Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced today that Rob Atkins has joined the company as regional brand sales manager, southeast. In this position, Atkins will work closely with sales teams and product management to foster relationships with local integrators and consultants by providing brand expertise relative to the Middle Atlantic portfolio of solutions including racks, technical furniture, and power.


Orenda Education Installs BenQ's Short-Throw Interactive Projectors at New Horizons

BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced that New Horizons School, part of the Orenda Education Charter School District in Texas, successfully installed BenQ's short-throw interactive projectors in its classrooms. BenQ's interactive short-throw education projectors are transforming the classroom, enhancing learning with multitouch interactivity and outstanding picture quality and brightness.


Riedel at the 2019 NAMM Show

At the 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Riedel Communications will showcase its latest innovations in real-time signal distribution and networking solutions for live performance and broadcast. Riedel solutions — including the Artist digital matrix intercom and Bolero wireless intercom system in both integrated and standalone deployments — will be in real-world use supporting the Grand Plaza Stage, Taylor Booth stage, and the Arena Stage during NAMM.