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FotoKem Creates a New World of Post For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Hand-in-hand with Filmmakers, FotoKem’s Creative and Technical Teams Supported Global Production on a Massive Scale BURBANK, CA (January 3, 2018) – FotoKem, a leader in digital and film post production, was the facility of choice for providing comprehensive creative and technical services from pre-production through final deliverables on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney/Lucasfilm. The facility built technically advanced solutions that supported the creative team through […]

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HPA Tech Retreat

2018 HPA Tech Retreat Program Announced

LOS ANGELES 19 December 2017 –– The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the schedule for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for 19-23 February 2017. The Tech Retreat is an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place in the Palm Springs area over the course of a week. Participants confer on future trends […]

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Panavision Hollywood Names Dan Hammond Vice President and General Manager

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (December 19, 2017) – Panavision has named Dan Hammond, a longtime creative solutions technologist in the industry, as vice president and general manager of Panavision Hollywood. Hammond will be responsible for overseeing daily operations at the facility, and working with the Hollywood team to leverage the exceptional camera systems, optics, service and support that Panavision customers have come to expect. Hammond is a Panavision veteran, who worked […]

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Michael Hicken Named Chief Financial Officer of National TeleConsultants

  GLENDALE, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2017) — National TeleConsultants (NTC), a leading media technology consulting, design and software and systems integration company, announced today that Michael Hicken has been named the company’s Chief Financial Officer. “We’re thrilled to have Mike join our growing team,” said NTC Managing Partner Eliot Graham. “He brings with him extensive experience in the technology, entertainment, and consumer industries. Mike’s unique perspective adds considerable value to […]

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Testronic Expands Burbank Facility to Offer Additional 4K Technology

BURBANK, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Testronic, the leader in quality control (QC), localization services and compliance, has expanded mastering operations in its Burbank headquarters. The facility upgrade offering greater resolution, higher standards and accurate review capabilities for high frame rate and native 4K content. Along with the upgraded infrastructure and new hardware, are a number of new personnel hires. “This is all part of our continued effort to provide […]

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AMIA Awards to be Presented at Annual Conference

LOS ANGELES (November 20, 2017) – The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will present four awards in recognition of work by individuals in the areas of archiving and preservation on November 30, during the AMIA Annual Conference in New Orleans. This year’s recipients include Robert Gitt, founder of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Preservation Department, for the Silver Light Award; Chapin Cutler, co-owner of Boston and Light & […]

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Chesapeake Systems

Nick Gold Joins Panel At Big Data Conference

• Chesapeake Systems CRO to Address Influence of Data in Decision-Making and Product Management • Presented by UCLA Anderson School of Management, Conference Showcases Insights from Most Influential Business Leaders Driving Industries Forward BALTIMORE (November 16, 2017) – Nick Gold, Chief Revenue Officer and Solutions Consultant for Chesapeake Systems, has joined the 2017 Big Data Conference, presented by the Easton Technology Management Center and Center for Management in Entertainment and […]

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HPA Awards Announce 2017 Winners

16 November 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) bestowed the 2017 HPA Awards tonight, during a sold-out gala celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards have become the banner awards ceremony for the professional media content, recognizing individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world. Awards were […]

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Hollywood Professional Association Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation Conferred Upon NASA, Amazon Web Services, and AWS Elemental

November 9, 2017 (Burbank) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has awarded the organization’s prestigious Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation to NASA, Amazon Web Services, and AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services Company, for the first public Live 4K stream from the International Space Station (ISS). The honor, whose recipient was selected by a jury of industry veterans, was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence, […]

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Ernie Holzman: Life ReFocused Art Exhibit Set for November 12

LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2017 – Writer-director Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield), Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), and cinematographer Ernie Holzman, ASC (Without a Trace, Cora Unashamed, Thirtysomething) present “Ernie Holzman: Life ReFocused,” an art show celebrating film cameras and lenses from the 20th century. The event takes place […]

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