Film/TV

How George Lucas’ Ideas Blazed Trails for Dolby Sound Over 40 Years of ‘Star Wars’ (Variety)

Ever since the fanfare and iconic title crawl of “Star Wars” first burst onto cinema screens in 1977, the dynamic marriage of sound and vision has been the beating heart of the... More

MGM Poised to Become Silicon Valley’s First Hollywood Studio (Forbes)

If speculation becomes reality - which is to be expected in our streaming-first world where content is king like never before - that would mean that Silicon Valley tech swallows up... More

Technicolor, The Mill, MPC Cover Super Bowl LIV With Winning Commercials (MESA)

Technicolor, The Mill and MPC worked on many of this year’s exciting Super Bowl ads that aired as the San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs. The AdMeter re... More

Technicolor’s MPC Launches New VFX Division for Streaming, Episodic Content (MESA)

Technicolor subsidiary MPC Film has launched a new, London-based episodic visual effects division, further expanding on Technicolor’s portfolio of film and episodic VFX studios, ... More

How Hollywood is Using AI Predictions in Business Decisions (Marketplace)

Hollywood studios flooded Park City in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. At more than 100 screenings of independent films, they were seeking the next big hit. But the festival h... More

Fox Taps Verizon Media to Stream Super Bowl in UHD HDR for First Time (DTE)

Verizon’s Media’s streaming workflow and delivery technology will support the streaming of the Super Bowl on the Fox Sports app, the Fox Now and the Yahoo Sports mobile app to ... More

Artificial Intelligence: Can It Help Make Hollywood Blockbusters? (Forbes)

AI in Hollywood is still in the early stages. There will certainly be lots of trial and error. But it's also likely there will be much growth in coming years. “AI can absolutely ... More

LEGO Engages The Mill for Launch of Hidden Side – Its First Venture Into AR (MESA)

When LEGO wanted to build buzz around the launch of Hidden Side – its new building toy set and the first to use Augmented Reality – it turned to Technicolor’s The Mill for in... More

Dubbing at Scale: How to Maintain Quality Dubs When You Pump Up the Volume (ZOO Digital Blog)

The whole dubbing industry is held together by awesome directors, actors, adapters and mixers, all delivering exceptional dubs – creating authentic experiences for local audience... More

OWNZONES Integrates Connect Cloud Supply Chain With Netflix Backlot (TV Technology)

OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies has integrated its OwnZones Connect cloud-native video supply chain platform with Netflix Backlot to enable studios and post-production houses t... More

Technicolor’s MPC Film Goes VFX Deep for the Action-Thriller Underwater (MESA)

MPC Film teams from around the globe created the Deep-Sea Creatures and all external assets outside of the submerged station on Underwater.... More

The Power of Listening to a Culture (Spherex Blog)

Every culture has stories. Though most tales have a hero and a villain the specifics vary widely. What’s heroic in one culture is villainous in another, and what is deemed contro... More

Super Bowl LIV: Most Movie Ads Sitting Out the Big Game as Prices Soar (THR)

For the second year in a row, there will be fewer movie ads during the Super Bowl. More and more, Hollywood studios are migrating to the pre-game and post-game shows, where an ad c... More

Mexico’s Megacable Looks to Technicolor for Country’s First DOCSIS 3.1 Services (MESA)

Mexican cable operator Megacable has tapped Technicolor Connected Home and its gateway devices to deliver that country’s first-ever DOCSIS 3.1 services, enabling gigabit-speed da... More

Deluxe Creative, Technical Artistry Recognized With 2020 AIS Lumiere Awards (MESA)

Teams from Deluxe companies EFILM and Stereo D were among the creative talent receiving statuettes when the Advanced Imaging Society brought artists together once again for its 11t... More

Adobe Premiere Pro to Add Project Management, Multi-User Collaboration Tools (Variety)

Adobe Premiere Pro is about to get better at working on big projects — and letting multiple users collaborate on the same video production. The vendor is adding a new set of tool... More

Arts Alliance Media Supports Sundance Film Festival for Fourth Consecutive Year (MESA)

Arts Alliance Media will provide their Screenwriter Theatre Management System and software support to the Sundance Film Festival for the fourth consecutive year. Sundance Institut... More

Dolby Institute Fellowship Awards ‘Nine Days’ and ‘Wendy,’ Both to Premiere at 2020 Sundance Film Festival (MESA)

Dolby Laboratories’ Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, announced that the Dolby Institute Fellowship winners for this year are Nine Days, written a... More

NAB Show 2020: Cinematographer Sam Nicholson to Keynote 2020 Post-Production World (MESA)

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Future Media Conferences (FMC) will present a special keynote address by Emmy-award winning cinematographer and visual effects di... More

Shows on the Rise: Midseason TV Moves Up the Ranks (TV Time)

Netflix releases rush to the top! Season 2 of British dramedy, Sex Education, wins No. 1 placement with a rise ratio of 98.1% while the sixth season of Grace and Frankie (No. 2) ta... More