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FCC Warns Cable Industry: The TV Biz Is About to Change Forever

2015 may be remembered as the year everything changed in the TV business. After much speculation, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler this week acknowledged that he is pushing a proposal to guarantee Internet TV services access to the same broadcast and cable content … more »

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People and Places: Modern VideoFilm Restructures

Modern VideoFilm overhauled its management, replacing CEO Moshe Barkat and CFO Hugh Miller with three new executives: CEO Scott Avila and President Cooper Crouse, who are turnaround specialists at Deloitte Corporate Restructuring group, and CFO Roxanna Sassanian. The trio had previously been working together at … more »

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After More Layoffs, Kodak’s Film Business May Be in Jeopardy

It's been a year of feel-good stories for fans of motion picture film. Quentin Tarantino converted the New Beverly revival house in Los Angeles to a 35mm-only screening venue. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar became the latest title to get a 15-perf … more »

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Movidiam Network Aims to Connect Filmmakers, Agencies and Brands

Movidiam wants to change how creative content is produced. Movidiam's co-founder, George Olver, says it's a bespoke social network for filmmakers that's been cross-pollinated with a project management tool for short- and long-form production work. Envisioned as a streamlined way to let … more »

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Autodesk Plans to Go Subscription-Only Over Next One to Two Years

A little more than a year after first revealing its desktop subscription plans, Autodesk says it's preparing to stop selling perpetual licenses of its software entirely. The switch won't be flipped overnight, but will be implemented a little bit at … more »

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Formosa Santa Monica Opens for Business in Former POP Sound Facility

It's official — the new Formosa Santa Monica has opened its doors in the spot vacated by POP Sound at 625 Arizona Ave.  Formosa Group said a number of former POP staffers have returned to work at Formosa, including mixers Nick … more »

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Reel FX Creates Dedicated Virtual Reality Division

Animation studio Reel FX has created a new division dedicated to virtual-reality (VR) content. Reel FX VR, headed up by Reel FX founder and ECD Dale Carman, General Manager Keith McCabe, and Executive Producer Gary Banks, will take on client … more »

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Avid Talks Growth Strategy As It Completes Financial Restatement

Avid's earnings came out of hiding this month, with the company finally announcing financial results for 2012, 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 following a lengthy financial restatement that resulted in the company's delisting from NASDAQ. Company executives told investors in … more »

Adobe Adds Another Half-Million Creative Cloud Subscribers

Another quarter, another big gain in Creative Cloud (CC) subscriptions for Adobe. The company reported that it signed on 502,000 new paid CC users in the quarter ending August 29, bringing the total to 2.8 million. At that rate, the … more »

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Review: Sachtler Ace L MS CF Tripod with Ace Accessories

Sachtler has long been known as the Mercedes-Benz of tripods for quality as well as price — topping out at around $14,000. With all of the world's economic woes, Sachtler got smart — just like the Mercedes did with the CLA Class — and came out … more »