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NYC’s Last Film Lab Is Closing

Film Lab New York, opened in 2011, will shut down on December 19. It's the last motion-picture film processing and printing facility in New York City. In announcing the impending closure, Technicolor-PostWorks New York, joint owner of the lab at 110 Leroy … more »

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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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Codex Says Space Is the Final Frontier (for 4K On-Location Workflow)

Codex said today that it had provided a 4K recording system that was "launched into space" from Cape Canaveral on September 20. The system blasted off last month on a SpaceX flight along with crew supplies, cargo, and the ISS-RapidScat … 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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AJA Delivers Adobe Creative Cloud Support in Kona 4

AJA said its Kona 4 video card now supports the latest versions of Adobe's Creative Cloud video applications, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, and SpeedGrade. Key features of the Kona 4 include 50p and 60p 4K and UHD support, including 50p … more »