Film/TV

Technicolor’s New Pre-Production Studio Gives Filmmakers, Storytellers a Dedicated Creative Space to Launch Projects (MESA)

Technicolor’s opening of its Pre-Production Studio in Culver City, CA will redefine what is possible on-set and beyond – while removing the barriers between traditional and dig... More

How Warner Bros.’ First Female CEO Says She’ll Navigate ‘Shape-Shifting’ Studio Future (THR)

The executive's talks with WarnerMedia chief John Stankey about the job centered on the dramatic changes in consumer behavior facing the media giant, which will launch its own stre... More

How Crown Media, Akamai Partnered for Streaming Success (TV Technology)

Crown Media recognized it needed more sophisticated and streamlined workflows, media players and reporting to help track and understand its new platform network. Crown Media enlist... More

Dubbing Company Promises No More ‘Really Bad Lip Sync’ (Los Angeles Times)

A new media company in Burbank is looking to make domestic and international movies and television shows more accessible for viewers in the United States and overseas. Just a stone... More

FCC to Free Up 2.5GHz for 5G (Twice)

It is rush hour on the spectrum auction info highway over at the FCC these days. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a report and order for a vote at the July public meeting that ... More

Disney’s New ‘Lion King’ is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema (Wired)

The Lion King was filmed entirely in virtual reality (well, save a single photographed shot). All the locations you know from the original—Pride Rock, the elephant graveyard, Raf... More

BBC to Broadcast Every Match at Wimbledon Live in HD (TVB Europe)

The BBC is to make every match from Wimbledon’s 18 courts available live in HD for the first time ever. BBC Sport’s digital service will see every match available live and on-d... More

Technicolor Celebrates 50+ Years of James Bond (MESA)

The James Bond films are one of cinema’s most successful and enduring franchises. Technicolor’s legacy in the industry includes a long history of providing color and VFX servic... More

VidAngel Ordered to Pay Hollywood Studios $62.4M in Piracy Case (The Wrap)

After its practices were ruled illegal by a U.S. district judge, streaming site VidAngel was ordered by a jury to pay $62.4 million to Disney, Warner Bros. and Fox for streaming th... More

Amazon Will Debut ‘The Report’ in Theaters Before it Hits Prime Video (Engadget)

Amazon is making good on a plan to offer Netflix-style theatrical releases for movies before they reach Prime Video. The internet giant now plans to release one of its Sundance pic... More

The Rise of Virtual Reality at Film Festivals (ECN)

If the art of film didn’t change with new technology, thought processes, and public fascinations, it wouldn’t be as amazing as it is. But, it’s always a bit of a surprise whe... More

Prime Focus Technologies Announces New Updates to CLEAR Media ERP (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies announced that it will showcase major updates to DAX® Production Cloud at the Media Production Show 2019 in London. The software will further empower Medi... More

Hollywood: Don’t Let 5G Madness Screw Up TV (Light Reading)

America's "race to 5G" is now running up against America's love of television. Specifically, some of the nation's biggest content companies are warning that the wireless industry's... More

Senate Takes Hard Look at Video Marketplace (MCN)

For the second time in as many days Congress dove into the video marketplace, in this case its change from appointment content on TV sets, to "how, where and when" content on a var... More

Technicolor Ups the Intensity with Color, Sound in National Geographic’s ‘The Hot Zone’ (MESA)

Technicolor teams in Hollywood and Toronto provided start-to-finish post-production services for the chilling series based on the 1989 Ebola outbreak.... More

Avid Graphics Engine Propels Catalonia’s TV3 to High Ratings for European Elections 2019 Coverage (MESA)

Millions of citizens turned to TV3 “E19: Special Elections” broadcast on May 26 to learn the results from the 2019 European Parliamentary and municipal elections—and stayed t... More

Fox Sports Will Stream Every Women’s World Cup Game in 4K (Engadget)

Fox Sports offered 4K streams for the 2018 FIFA World Cup last year, but in order to watch them, you had to own a HiSense TV. For the Women's World Cup that begins Friday in France... More

People Spend More Time on Mobile Devices than TV, Firm Says (L.A. Times)

It’s finally happened: Americans now spend more time on their phones and tablets than they do watching TV.... More

Hollywood is Quietly Using AI to Help Decide Which Movies to Make (The Verge)

Cinelytic is one of the many companies promising that AI will be a wise producer. Its software lets customers play fantasy football with their movie, inputting a cast, then swappin... More

Five Studios Launch ‘Ultimate Movie Weekend’ Rental Sale Across U.S. Digital Services (Variety)

A group of Hollywood studios wants to remind consumers that they can rent movies — including recent releases not available on Netflix — from a wide array of digital providers, ... More