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  • Dates/Schedule Released For 2018 Hollywood Professional Association Retreat

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    The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the schedule for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for 19-23 February 2017. The Tech Retreat is an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place in the Palm Springs area over the…

     

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  • Creating The “Justice League” CG Villian Steppenwolf: Animatrik’s Motion Capture

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    Justice League finds DC Comic heroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momao), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) uniting to overthrow supervillain Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds).  Interestingly, Hinds never stepped foot on set in the role of Steppenwolf – rather, the performance was pieced together via numerous motion capture shoots…

     

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  • Complete List Of 2017 HPA Award Winners Revealed

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    The HPA Awards, presented by The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) have become the banner awards ceremony for the post production community. The winners of the 2017 HPA Awards, which recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content, were awarded November 16, 2017 at the Skirball…

     

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  • Special Fortium Cybersecurity Panel To Be Presented At Sound for Film and TV Conference

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Fortium is a digital content security provider devoted to media and entertainment entities.  Their clients include the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTA, for whom they supply technologies protect their digital content. Their file encryption product, MediaSeal, protects all file types in Windows and Mac and can be used for all b2b workflows….

     

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  • Call For Proposals Open For 2018 HPA Tech Retreat

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    The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has opened the call for proposals for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®. Key portions of the HPA Tech Retreat programming are determined by the proposals submitted during this process.  Now in its 23rd year, the event in Palm Springs attracts a wide array of distinguished attendees and speakers and engages leaders from every…

     

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  • Cinema Audio Society Announces 2018 Award Timeline

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    The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has set the date and timeline for the 54th Annual CAS Awards.  The CAS Awards recognize Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television as well as Outstanding Products for Production and Post-Production. Recipients for the CAS Career Achievement Award and CAS Filmmaker Award will be announced later in the year….

     

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  • HPA Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards.  Winners were determined by a panel of industry experts who viewed company presentations. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Engineering…

     

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  • HPA Seeks Applicants For Young Entertainment Professionals Program

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    On the heels of last year’s successful launch of the Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP), the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) is pleased to announce the second year of the YEP program.  YEP 2017 seeks passionate and driven applicants open to mentorship and to developing lasting relationships with industry leaders and other young professionals.   The…

     

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  • Larry Chernoff To Receive 2017 HPA Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Larry Chernoff has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Lifetime Achievement Award.  Chernoff will receive the award during the HPA Awards gala on November 16, 2017, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The mission of the award is to give recognition to individuals who have, with great service,…

     

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  • The Sword And The cineSync: Remotely Compiling VFX For “King Arthur”

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    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword feels like the logical next step in Guy Ritchie’s career – after all, who better to direct a modern re-imagining of King Arthur than British film royalty? Ritchie has spent years moulding rough and rugged England into whip-smart stories of sleazy charm, and Ancient Albion feels like home turf….

     

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  • Nominees For The 2017 Visual Effects Awards Announced

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards.  The annual award celebration recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life.  The VES Awards will be held on…

     

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  • Reid Burns Joins VFX Legion In Key Senior Position

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    VFX Legion announced Reid Burns, former Senior Vice President of Labodigital, has joined their Burbank division as Senior Vice President of Business Development and member of their executive team, reporting to founder James Hattin.  Burns will oversee the expansion, strategic direction and operation of VFX Legion’s feature and television portfolio, which includes projects such as Hardcore…

     

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  • Hollywood Post Alliance Presents 2011 Awards

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    The sixth annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards (HPA) were presented in early November, recognizing outstanding post production work in film, television and commercial productions.  Angus Wall, A.C.E. and Kirk Baxter, A.C.E., continued their excellence in editing reign with their win for Outstanding Editing – Feature Film for "The Social Network."  Two other award darlings, "Mad…

     

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  • The Creative-Cartel: A VFX Company With A Twist

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    JobsAdvance SearchEmployerCandidateIf one looks closely at the Creative-Cartel logo, an optical illusion appears: not only are the hyphenated initials present, but they also form a computer’s “power on” button.  Founder Jenny Fulle had just begun developing a high-concept website design when her fledgling company suddenly received its first offer. “We were trying to get a…

     

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