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HPA Awards Open Call For Entries For Creative Categories Posted: 19/05/2018
HPA Awards Open Call For Entries For Creative Categories
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened the Call for Entries in Creative Categories for the 13th annual HPA Awards. These awards are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, television, and commercials. The 13th annual gala awards presentation will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Thursday, November 15, 2018.
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Margarita Mix Santa Monica Wins 2015 Telly Awards Posted: 29/09/2015
Margarita Mix Santa Monica Wins 2015 Telly Awards

Mixers Nathan Dubin, Jimmy Hite and Paul Hurtubise of Margarita Mix Santa Monica, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have been named winners in the 36th Annual Telly Awards. Dubin earned a Silver Telly, the highest honor, for his work on Animals for Kia. Hite won a Bronze Telly for Nissans The Ark, and Hurtubise took Bronze for Hyundais Driving Tips with David Feherty. All three mixers are honored in the Sound/Sound Design category for a regional TV/multi-market cable commercial.

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Hollywood Professional Alliance(r) Opens 2015 HPA Awards Call for Entries for Creative Categories Posted: 18/05/2015
Hollywood Professional Alliance(r) Opens 2015 HPA Awards Call for Entries for Creative Categories

The Hollywood Professional Alliance(r) has announced its Call for Entries is now open for the 2015 HPA(r) Awards Creative Categories. The HPA Awards will take place on the evening of November 12, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Tags: ontent creation | vfx | editing | sound | post production | entertainment industry | entertainment technology
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The Digital Asset Symposium returns to MoMA Bringing Variety of Perspectives to the Lifecycle of the Digital Asset Posted: 06/05/2015
The Digital Asset Symposium returns to MoMA Bringing Variety of Perspectives to the Lifecycle of the Digital Asset

The Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) returns to New York's Museum of Modern Art on May 8, 2015. DAS will include a full day of presentations, discussions, and varied perspectives from an array of digital asset experts who are at work in art, media & entertainment, law enforcement and science.

Tags: digital asset management
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Call for Entries Opens for Two Special HPA(r) Awards Posted: 14/04/2015
Call for Entries Opens for Two Special HPA(r) Awards

The Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA(r)) has announced that the call for entries is now open for two special HPA Awards: the Engineering Excellence Award and the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. Celebrating its 10th year, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry. Both special awards will be presented at the 2015 HPA Awards on the evening of November 12, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Tags: post production | film industry | television industry | commercial industry | entertainment technology
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Vitec Videocom Sets the Stage for Evolution Posted: 19/03/2015
Vitec Videocom Sets the Stage for Evolution

Vitec Videocom, known for its world-class video brands, is evolving its structure: to put the tools and technologies developed for professional broadcasters and cinematographers into the hands of a growing community of independent content creators. The company's push to democratize some of its high-end technology will be supported by a new management team and organizational structure.

Tags: film industry | broadcast industry | pro audio visual | rental equipment | equipment sales
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Bexel Opens New Location in New York City Posted: 06/03/2015
Bexel Opens New Location in New York City

Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group's Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has announced the official opening of the company's new location in New York, NY. The facility will provide local access to Bexel's award-winning production services in Manhattan, while continuing to serve as an office for Autocue/QTV Teleprompter rentals, a leading provider of teleprompting camera and software systems. Autocue, a sister company in the Vitec Group, originally opened the location in 2013.

Tags: broadcast services | AV rentals | fiber services | new audio sales | used equipment sales | equipment repairs
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The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx Posted: 03/03/2015
The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx

Vitec Videocom, known for its world-class video brands, is evolving its structure: to put the tools and technologies developed for professional broadcasters and cinematographers into the hands of a growing community of independent content creators. The company's push to democratize some of its high-end technology will be supported by a new management team and organizational structure.

Tags: wireless video system | broadcast industry | entertainment technology
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r) Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name Posted: 01/03/2015
2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r) Ends With Record Attendance, High Praise and a New Name

The 2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r) ended February 13th after a dynamic week enjoyed by the largest turnout in the event's history. This year's Tech Retreat marks more than twenty years for the annual event, widely considered to be one of the most important and enlightening gatherings of the creative and technology community. The HPA Tech Retreat features a conference and curated demonstration area focusing on content creation, finishing, distribution and archiving.

Tags: digital cinema | post production | film industry | television industry | broadcast industry | entertainment technology
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Hollywood Post Alliance Becomes The Hollywood Professional Alliance Posted: 14/02/2015
Hollywood Post Alliance Becomes The Hollywood Professional Alliance

The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA®), the trade association serving the professional community of businesses and individuals providing expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content, announced today that the organization has become The Hollywood Professional Alliance. The announcement was made during the association's 21st Annual HPA Technology Retreat currently underway in Indian Wells, California. HPA will continue to serve as the organization's acronym.

Tags: film industry | broadcast | production | post production | digital media | commercials | entertainment technology
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Pixspan and TIXEL Break the Speed Barrier for High-Resolution Images Posted: 10/02/2015
Pixspan and TIXEL Break the Speed Barrier for High-Resolution Images

Pixspan, Inc. and TIXEL GmbH have announced that the next-generation release of TIXstream, TIXEL's high-performance file transfer solution, will fully integrate Pixspan's image optimized codex technology. The hybrid offering will provide customers with high-speed, bit-exact compression that enables full-resolution image file transfer over existing networks at two to five times faster than has been previously available. 

Tags: full-resolution media | medical imaging | surveillance imaging | full-resolution workflow | camera RAW | image processing | cloud services | big data exchange | media production
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r) Unveils Expanded Session Schedule Posted: 29/01/2015
2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r) Unveils Expanded Session Schedule

The Hollywood Post Alliance(r) (HPA) has announced the final schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r), February 9th to 13th, 2015 in Indian Wells, CA.  The Tech Retreat is a relaxed yet focused gathering where engineering, technology and strategic business leaders join top creative talent to explore and debate the most compelling topics facing the media and entertainment industry today.  The event offers four solidly scheduled days of sessions, demonstrations and events, and delivers a forward looking perspective on an industry continuing its dynamic and rapid transformation of how content is created, finished, distributed and arrived.

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Sachtler launches Premium Bags range Posted: 20/01/2015
Sachtler launches Premium Bags range
Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has announced the launch of its new range of Premium Bags, in line with the phase out of the group's Petrol Bags brand.
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Digital Vision Appoint Sam Florey As Part Of Regional Growth Posted: 09/01/2015
Digital Vision Appoint Sam Florey As Part Of Regional Growth
Digital Vision has announced the appointment of Sam Florey as Head of Sales for the Asia Pacific region. Sam will be working closely with Peter Charles and Felipe Muraca and will be responsible for developing and managing channel partners in the region. 
Tags: color grading | restoration | film scanning | broadcast industry | film industry
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2015 HPA Tech Retreat Announces Power-Packed Schedule Posted: 18/12/2014
2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r) Announces Power-Packed Schedule

The Hollywood Post Alliance(r) (HPA) has unveiled the schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat(r).  A who's who of engineering, technology, creativity and strategic business will gather in the desert to discuss the trends and technologies of the future, while tackling head-on the pressing issues of the present. Over the past 21 years, the HPA Tech Retreat has unveiled many industry-shaping technologies and processes to a vanguard audience of those involved in the creation, management, delivery and curation of all forms of content. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from February 9th to the 13th, 2015.

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