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Technicolor Provides Services for 15 Films Premiering at 2008 Sundance Film Festival

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BURBANK, CA – (January 18, 2008) – Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced that its Technicolor Services division, provided services for 15 theatrical features premiering at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, which began Jan. 16 and continues through Jan. 24 in Park City, Utah. Sundance remains the preeminent showcase for independent filmmaking, bringing together a remarkable assemblage of films from around the world. With postproduction services ranging from front-end negative processing at its laboratories in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto – to digital imaging services such as dailies, previews, digital intermediates and mastering – Technicolor contributed to films represented in most of the major categories of this year’s festival. Technicolor provided theatrical release prints for the festival’s opening night attraction, director Martin McDonagh’s

In Bruges

. Technicolor also provided its industry-leading services to an array of Dramatic Competition offerings such as director Clark Gregg’s

Choke

; Johan Renck’s

Downloading Nancy

; Daniel Barnz’

Phoebe in Wonderland

; directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s

Sugar

; Christine Jeffs’

Sunshine Cleaning

; and Jonathan Levine’s

The Wackness

. Technicolor supported the following films being showcased in the Premieres section of the festival: Bill Maher’s

Sleepwalking

; Alan Ball’s

Towelhead

; directors Catherine Owens and Mark Pellington’s 3-D music documentary

U2-3D

; Tom McCarthy’s

The Visitor

; Barry Levinson’s

What Just Happened

; and Udayan Prasad’s

Yellow Handkerchief

. Technicolor’s industry-leading digital intermediate offerings for the independent film community are featured this year in Choke, Sleepwalking, Sugar; Towelhead, U2-3D; and Yellow Handkerchief. This level of lab and post production service reinforces Technicolor’s commitment to the independent film community. Technicolor has made several operational and technological investments this past year with an eye on enhancing a high level of client service for the independent film maker. About Technicolor Technicolor is the Services division of Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). Along with being one of the world’s largest film processors, Technicolor has evolved to become the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of DVDs and CDs, and is a leading provider of production, postproduction, and visual effects services to film studios and cable and television networks. On an annual basis, Technicolor processes more than five billion feet of motion picture film, and has the capacity to produce over 1.7 billion DVDs and 170 million CDs. The company is also a principal developer and supplier of services for comprehensive, end-to-end digital cinema distribution, channel origination and broadcast play-out, and out-of-home advertising. Technicolor serves an international base of entertainment, software, game manufacturing, promotional, direct marketing, OEM, and corporate customers with its manufacturing and postproduction facilities worldwide. For more information:

http://www.technicolor.com

.

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