“Lawrence of Arabia,” Digitally Restored with Help from MTI Film, Wins FOCAL International Award

Posted by on May 9, 2013

HOLLYWOOD—The new 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of Lawrence of Arabia, which underwent digital film restoration processing at MTI Film,  was awarded Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title at the tenth FOCAL International Awards in London. The film was restored in 4K under the direction of Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp.

David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time. Prior to its 50th anniversary release by Sony Pictures last year, the film went through a meticulous restoration and re-mastering in 4K.

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Restored “Lawrence of Arabia” Wins FOCAL International Award

Posted by on May 6, 2013

4K Restoration of David Lean’s Masterpiece Receives Top Honors;

Sony Pictures’ Grover Crisp Recognized for “Outstanding Achievement in Restoration”

CULVERY CITY, CA  – The newly-restored, 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia took home the award for “Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title” at the tenth FOCAL International Awards held May 2nd in London. The 4K restoration of the film was completed last year by Sony Pictures Entertainment under the direction of Grover Crisp, EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering for SPE. Crisp also received a special, individual award for “Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Film Restoration and Preservation.”

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Colorworks Applies its Touch to “Fresh Guacamole”

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012

Colorworks Applies its Touch to “Fresh Guacamole”

DI facility provides theatrical mastering services to animated short that has been short-listed for an Academy Award.

Culver City, Calif.—December 10, 2012— Colorworks recently provided post production services for Fresh Guacamole, an animated short from writer/director PES that was recently short-listed for Academy Award consideration. The facility performed color grading and DCP mastering so that the short film could be screened in theaters as part of the qualifying process for Academy Award consideration.

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Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012

Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Los Angeles—December 3, 2012—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that veteran Foley artist John Roesch will be the recipient of its 2013 Career Achievement Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Roesch has contributed to more than 400 films in an illustrious career spanning more than three decades. His credits include this past summer’s blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises as well as its predecessor The Dark Knight, all three films in the Matrix trilogy and Inception.

“John Roesch is an outstanding craftsman,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “As a Foley artist, John’s art is so subtle that movie-goers may not recognize it, and yet it is an essential element in creating the environment, atmosphere and mood of films. Even after 30 years, he continues to innovate and push the boundaries of his craft. The MPSE takes great pride in saluting his work and career.” Roesch is the first Foley artist to receive the MPSE Career Achievement Award.

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Ang Lee to Receive MPSE’s Filmmaker Award

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

Los Angeles—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be the recipient of its 2013 Filmmaker Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Lee, whose latest film Life of Pi is currently in theaters, was selected for a body of work that has demonstrated superlative artistry and has advanced the craft of filmmaking.

“Ang Lee is a fascinating innovator,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “He continually breaks ground through the use of the latest technology both visually and sonically.  That continues with Life of Pi where his use of Dolby Atmos guides audiences into the emotional intimacy of the sound experience. The Motion Picture Sound Editors takes great pride in honoring his contributions to world cinema.”

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THE A-LIST HOLLYWOOD Announces Call for Entries for Moving Image Advertising Awards

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012

The first creative advertising competition centered in the entertainment capitol and dedicated to moving image advertising across all platforms.

Hollywood, CA.  –THE A-LIST AWARDS today announces the Call for Entries for The A-List Hollywood Moving Image Advertising Awards.  Deadline for entries is December 7, 2012.

A unique  competition both for Hollywood and the advertising industry, The A-List Hollywood Moving Image Advertising Awards recognizes creative excellence in all forms of moving-image advertising and in all platforms. Entrants will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies in categories encompassing television, film, online, mobile, interactive and technique.

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2nd Annual THE A-LIST Hollywood Branded Entertainment Awards Announces Call For Entries

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012

Recognizing excellence in the rapidly expanding space known as Branded Entertainment.

 

Hollywood, CA. THE A-LIST AWARDS today announces the Call for Entries for its second annual The A-LIST Hollywood Branded Entertainment Awards. Celebrating the fastest growing segment of the advertising and marketing industry, the Branded Entertainment Awards recognize outstanding achievement in branded content for film, television, music, web, mobile content and game media. The deadline for entries is November 9, 2012.

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Steve Purcell Joins Chainsaw as General Manager

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012

Post production facility celebrates 19th Emmy win for “The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.”

 

Hollywood—October 23, 2012—Chainsaw (www.chainsawedit.com), a leading independent provider of post-production services for television, feature films and other media, today announces the appointment of Steve Purcell as General Manager. Purcell is a two-time Emmy winner with more than 25 years of experience as a director, editor and producer. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of Chainsaw’s operations which include creative editorial, editorial finishing, graphics, visual effects, color grading and related post services, as well as a large editorial rental operation.

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The Ant Farm Wins Four Key Art Awards

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012

Entertainment advertising agency honored for its work on campaigns promoting Activision and Sega games, as well as Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison documentary.

Los Angeles—The Ant Farm, a leading entertainment advertising agency, took home four awards at the 41st Annual Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards held Wednesday night at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. The Key Art Awards are the entertainment industry’s most recognized awards for advertising and communications.

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FilmLight’s On-Set and Dailies products win an Emmy

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012

LONDON— FilmLight has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for its innovative colour preview and dailies products Truelight On-Set and Baselight TRANSFER.

The Primetime Emmy Awards in Engineering are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for significant innovations in TV technology.

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