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Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support
December 17, 2014 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate, the provider of digital dailies and DI workflow tools, has released V.8.2 of its Scratch and Scratch Lab. The latest release significantly expands metadata support, as ...
Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project
December 16, 2014 –  EMERYVILLE, CA — Athena Studios (www.athenastudios.com) has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of the company’s original, stop-motion animated feature Auntie Claus, which is in development. Hopper was ...
Golden Globe nominees announced Golden Globe nominees announced
December 12, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on on Sunday, January 11th. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the third year in a row. The event will take ...
Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series
December 11, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Cutting Room (www.cuttingroom.tv) posted a new online series that looks at the squad of spirited women known as “The Baes,” who back up artist Pharrell Williams. Meet The Baes was produced ...
Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office
December 10, 2014 –  VENICE, CA — Rodeo FX (www.rodeofx.com), the visual effects studio with locations in Montreal and Quebec City, has opened a new office in Venice, CA. Rodeo FX has contributed visual effects to over 70 ...
VFX boutique Jamm opens VFX boutique Jamm opens
December 9, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Visual effects boutique Jamm (www.jammvisual.com) has opened up shop and is already working on its first spot, a Super Bowl commercial that was directed by Jake Scott. The studio was ...
Stefan Sonnenfeld to head Deluxe's new creative services division Stefan Sonnenfeld to head Deluxe's new creative services division
December 9, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Deluxe (www.bydeluxe.com) has formed a new and unified creative services division that will centralize its post services, including color, editorial and VFX. The division will cater to a ...
Ftrack improves project management solution with V.3 release Ftrack improves project management solution with V.3 release
December 8, 2014 –  STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Ftrack (www.ftrack.com), a project management solution for the creative, visual effects and animation industries, has released V.3 of its cloud based platform. Ftrack V.3 offers ...
VFX Jam to take place in Australia VFX Jam to take place in Australia
December 8, 2014 –  MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — VFX Jam (http://www.vfxjam.org) is a two-day event set to take place in Melbourne on February 11th and 12th. The event is geared toward students, graduates, hobbyist and ...
MediaSilo adds Premiere Pro integration MediaSilo adds Premiere Pro integration
December 8, 2014 –  BOSTON — MediaSilo (www.mediasilo.com), which offers the MediaSilo video sharing solution, recently launched EditCompanion, a new, free panel for Adobe Premiere Pro that is designed to help editors ...
Shonda Rhimes to be inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Shonda Rhimes to be inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
December 4, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) ( www.nab.org ) has announced that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal will be inducted into ...
Panavision acquires Light Iron Panavision acquires Light Iron
December 3, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Panavision (www.panavision.com) has reached an agreement to acquire post production technology innovator Light Iron (www.lightiron.com). The acquisition leverages the strengths of the ...
Pro Sound Effects offers Post readers special deal Pro Sound Effects offers Post readers special deal
December 3, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Pro Sound Effects is offering Post readers priority status on its latest sound effects library. Since 2012, Pro Sound Effects has supported freelancers by making its master library (a ...
Zero VFX launches new AE plug-in Zero VFX launches new AE plug-in
December 2, 2014 –  BOSTON — Visual effects house Zero VFX (www.zerovfx.com) has launched its first software plug-in via its newly-formed software division, Code Zero Software. The Compression Preview plug-in enables ...
Sim Group acquires Toronto's Pixel Underground Sim Group acquires Toronto's Pixel Underground
December 2, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — The Sim Group (www.simgroup.com) continues to expand, having just acquired Toronto-based post facility Pixel Underground, and its associated companies Fini Films and StationEX. The move ...