Film/TV

Facebook Premieres New Cinema Ad Formats (The Drum)

Facebook has further grown its suite of advertising products with the launch of a pair of tools designed specifically for cinema releases on the social network. Intended to help st... More

Technicolor, MR. X Provide VFX, Complete Picture and Sound Post for New Horror Film (MESA)

Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark, a horror film based on Alvin Schwartz’s popular generation-traumatizing book series – directed by André Øvredal and produced by Oscar-winni... More

IBC 2019: NAGRA Brings Content Protection, TV Distribution Know-How (MESA)

NAGRA (Hall 1.C81) will be addressing the challenges across the entire content value chain – from content aggregation to service creation, content delivery to content consumption... More

How Netflix Is Using Its Muscle to Push Filmmaking Technology Boundaries (THR)

From editing software to actual cameras, the streamer is driving manufacturers to innovate  — or risk losing its vast business.... More

Technicolor Names Steffen Wild to Head Virtual Production Department (Animation Xpress)

Technicolor announces the addition of industry leader Steffen Wild to head its virtual production department. In this role, and reporting to Technicolor Pre-Production studio head... More

Will Smith, Robert De Niro and the Rise of the All-Digital Actor (THR)

This fall's 'Gemini Man' and 'The Irishman' are just the tip of the iceberg for how studios will look to capitalize on de-aging VFX techniques... More

Technicolor’s Mill Film Adelaide Up and Running (Animation Magazine)

Technicolor has launched a new post-production studio in Adelaide, Australia. The group’s first Southern Hemisphere operation, operating under the Mill Film banner, is up and run... More

Signiant Helps Allegiance Studios Tap Into Global Talent Pool of VFX Artists Using its Media Shuttle (MESA)

Media Shuttle is Signiant’s SaaS solution that makes it easy for people to send and share large files with speed, reliability and security. Its end-user UI or “portals” can b... More

Viacom CEO Touts Paramount’s ‘Incredible Value’ of Pay Window Rights (THR)

The studio, which currently has a multiyear licensing deal with Epix, has moved from beyond its turnaround phase, Bob Bakish says. ... More

The 6 Things Theater Owners Should Do to Stay Relevant in the Streaming Era (Forbes)

Unless you've been under a rock somewhere in the (melting) Arctic Circle, you know that streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are about to get some very famous company. ... More

How TV Tuned In More Ad Dollars: Direct Response and Digital Doubts (Variety)

At a time when TV viewers have more power than ever to skip past commercials, Madison Avenue is acting like it’s the heyday of the Pillsbury Doughboy, Toucan Sam and Mr. Whipple.... More

IBC 2019: Bitmax to Showcase Maestro Content Orchestration System (MESA)

Bitmax, the digital media management and licensing company, will be at IBC 2019 showcasing its Maestro content orchestration system. They will be meeting with content owners, distr... More

‘The Lion King’ Comes Roaring Back to Life (MESA)

Technicolor’s MPC Film teamed up once again with director Jon Favreau to bring the beloved characters from another Disney classic back to the screen, in a whole new way. (more&he... More

Research: Worldwide Pay TV Market Far From Dead (Digital TV Europe)

The pay TV market is expected to surpass a 1.1 billion subscriber base in 2024, claims a new report. According to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, while the increasin... More

‘The Matrix’ Returns to the Big Screen for 20-Year Anniversary Exclusively in Dolby Cinema at AMC (MESA)

Dolby, Warner Bros., and AMC Theatres announced that The Matrix, winner of four Academy Awards including Best Sound, will return to select theaters nationwide for an exclusive one-... More

Report: TV Viewing Reached a 2-Year High in Q1 (MCN)

Overall TV viewership reversed a two-year downward usage trend in the first quarter, with the average viewer consuming six hours and 25 minutes of sweet, nourishing television per ... More

Once Upon AI Time in Hollywood (IT Pro)

Cinelytic is one of the companies offering AI tools to the film industry to help predict box office success. Founded by producer and director Tobias Quesisser (CEO) and former NASA... More

‘The Lion King’s’ VR Helped Make a Hit – It Could Also Change Movie Making (LA Times)

Walt Disney Co.'s photo-realistic version of “The Lion King” is expected to continue to dominate the multiplex this weekend after already collecting about $729 million in globa... More

FandangoNOW: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ 4K Sales Shine On (MESA)

FandangoNOW, Fandango’s video on-demand service, reports that a substantial number of fans want to experience “Avengers: Endgame” on their ultra-high-definition TVs, with 42 ... More

Technicolor Crosses 4M Mark in Global DOCSIS 3.1 Customer Premises Equipment Shipments (MESA)

Technicolor’s Connected Home business announced it has shipped more than 4 million units of DOCSIS 3.1 devices to cable providers in the EMEA, APAC, and Americas regions. In Nort... More