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Testronic Unveils New Brand Identity


(Burbank, CA/London, UK) Testronic, the global leader in quality assurance services for film and television, games, hardware, and software, today revealed its new brand identity. The new look provides a complete overhaul of the company brand and positively promotes the services that Testronic supplies and industries that it serves.

Last year was a record year for Testronic, and this year is expected to be even better. The new brand has been created to communicate the quality and integrity of the company’s business lines and services, in order to support further growth. The logo is simpler than the old identity, but creates more impact with a distinctive emblem and a bold use of color. The emblem is formed by color coded ticks, each representing one of the four Testronic business lines. The company has for a long time internally referred to Games, Film & TV, Digital TV and Software, but now this will also form part of the external communication message to Testronic customers.

The supporting tagline, ‘Our assurance is your guarantee,’ is more than a simple statement; it is a positive commitment to the customer. It is also a promise of quality. Testronic has an impeccable customer retention record and therefore the bold statement is not without merit.

Mike McGarvey, Testronic CEO, commented, “This is an exciting time in Testronic’s history. We are restructuring for further growth, and the new brand development is an important part of this. It will allow us to clearly communicate the range of services that Testronic offers and assist internal communication across our business lines.”

About Testronic
Testronic’s high standards have been protecting clients and safeguarding the consumer experience since 1998. As the leading global provider of quality assurance, compliance, and localisation services for a notable array of industries; including media, entertainment, games, education, e-commerce and consumer electronics, Testronic ensures efficient and secure delivery of the highest quality consumer deliverables. Based in Burbank, CA; London, UK; Diepenbeek, Belgium; Warsaw, Poland; and Tokyo, Japan, Testronic offers an unparalleled history of next-generation innovation and service excellence across the entire digital media industry. For further information, visit www.testroniclabs.com.

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Sohonet Launches New Service in Singapore


(London, UK) Sohonet – the leading expert in connectivity and data management for the media and entertainment industry – is pleased to announce the availability of Sohonet’s renowned Sohonet Media Network in Singapore as part of its significant expansion program.

Asia is a key territory for Sohonet. It has the fastest growing economy in the world and is quickly become a significant center for media companies, visual effects facilities and post-production houses. Singapore is an ideal location for multi-national media companies, broadcasters, and an ideal launch point for Sohonet to expand into greater Asia.

The continuing globalization of the media industry means that media companies based in Singapore require the same quality of connectivity and service offerings that are available to customers throughout Europe, North America, Canada, Australian and New Zealand.

Sohonet will offer a range of local and international connectivity options including dedicated, private bandwidth between Singapore, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York and London, as well infrastructure services like secure file transfer, production quality storage as service, and high performance compute clusters. These services are provided through Sohonet’s simple to use community web portal, the Sohonet Hub, which ties infrastructure and service layers together.

Sohonet recently received their telecommunications license from the Info-Communications Development Authority of Singapore, making the Sohonet Media Network currently available to customers in Singapore.

Dave Scammell, Sohonet CEO said, “We are delighted to announce the expansion of our network to Singapore and look forward to engaging with local Singapore media companies to fulfill their networking and infrastructure service requirements to ensure they can truly become part of the growing global media community.”

After ten years with Sohonet in Australia and New Zealand, local Director for ANZ and Asia, David Edgar, will be the driving force in deploying the Sohonet Media Network in Singapore. Edgar stated, “It has always been our plan to grow the network out from ANZ to Asia and then back to the UK to complete our global diversity and we are really excited about the opportunity to work with new customers in this region. Singapore is the ideal first step for Sohonet and a natural progression from Sydney. Many of the people we’ve spoken to consider the importance of having a reliable, predictable network as a key business requirement for effective global working.”

Sohonet was launched at Broadcast Asia 2013 by Sohonet’s CTO, Ben Roeder after finalizing the technical deployment.

About Sohonet
Sohonet is a leading global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. Fully independent, with over 15 years media expertise, Sohonet offers a range of connectivity, data management, storage and compute solutions that enable clients to manage store and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively – all backed up by unrivalled technical support. Our Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe.

Sohonet continues to forge strong partnerships within the broadcast and film industry, supporting organizations such as the British Film Institute (BFI), SIGGRAPH, VES Awards and the Director’s Guild Trust and Director’s Guild of Great Britain. Its QC Solution plays an integral part in the complicated submission process for both the VES Awards and SIGGRAPH Awards for the past four years.

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2013 HPA Awards Extends Key Category Deadlines

Engineering Excellence, Creativity and Innovation Award Submissions Accepted Through July 3rd

(Hollywood, CA) The Hollywood Post Alliance is extending deadlines for the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. The HPA will now accept entries in these categories until July 3rd, 2013.

Since 2006, The HPA Awards have recognized excellence in post production, consistently growing in attendance and entries. The awards are the standard by which creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production is measured, attracting attention for the companies and individuals whose work brings vision to reality.

The Engineering Excellence Award raises the profile of breakthrough technologies within the industry, spotlighting those who bring technical and creative ingenuity to the real world of post production. Past winners include Sony Electronics, Cinnafilm, Dolby Laboratories, Crossroads Systems, Lightcraft Technology and IBM.

The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have made significant achievements and pushed the envelope forward in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation. Highly sought after every year, past winners include Gradient Interactive, Testronic Labs, and Steven J. Scott of EFILM.

Entrants need not be members of the Hollywood Post Alliance or working in the U.S. to submit work for consideration. The HPA Awards will take place November 7, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Contact Eileen Kramer at 213-614-0860 or write to ekramer@hpaonline.com for information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2013 HPA Awards show. For more information about the HPA Awards, visit www.hpaawards.net, write to info@hpaawards.net or call 213.614.0860.

About the Hollywood Post Alliance(r)
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

About the HPA(r) Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance.

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ASC Announces Winners of Savides Student Heritage Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced the winning films in the 2013 ASC Harris Savides Student Heritage Awards last night in a ceremony here at the organization’s clubhouse. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematographic abilities.

The winners and honorable mentions are:

Graduate
WINNER: Ryan Broomberg of Chapman University with “The Bright Side”
HONORABLE MENTION: Petr Cikhart of AFI for “First in Flight”
HONORABLE MENTION: Martin Kobylarz of AFI for “Wolves from Another Kingdom”

Undergraduate
WINNER: Mishka Kornai of Chapman University for “Straight Down Low”
HONORABLE MENTION: Nick Reinhard of Florida State University for “Cootie Contagion”
HONORABLE MENTION: Daniel Rink of Brooks Institute for “Ai”

Documentary
WINNERS: Drew Heskett and Ryan Westra of Chapman University for “We are the Land”
HONORABLE MENTION: Dan Duran and Sam Price-Waldman of Chapman University for “Wolf Mountain”

Each year, the ASC Heritage Award is rededicated in memory of an individual who advanced the art and craft of cinematography. This year’s award is dedicated to the memory of Harris Savides, ASC. Savides earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for his photography of Gerry, Elephant, Last Days, Milk and Greenberg. In 2008, he was nominated for a BAFTA for American Gangster. Savides was known for his stunning cinematography on such acclaimed films as The Game, The Yards, Finding Forrester, Margot at the Wedding, Zodiac and Somewhere. He was highly lauded for his imagery of award-winning music videos for artists such as Madonna, R.E.M. and Michael Jackson, among others.

“Harris wasn’t just an amazingly talented cinematographer, but also a wonderful person,” says Richard Crudo, ASC President. “His point of view and artistry have left a lasting impression on the filmmaking community, and for these students and the generations after them, his influence will have a profound effect.”

To qualify, professors at film schools recommended one student for each category from their school, who then submitted their film for judging. A Blue Ribbon panel of ASC members judged the 135-plus entries.

The ASC Heritage Award was inaugurated for the purpose of encouraging filmmakers to pursue careers in cinematography. Past winners have gone on to prolific professions.

For additional information about the ASC, visit www.theasc.com, or join ASC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/the.ASC and American Cinematographer magazine fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanCinematographer.

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Avalon Studios Puts Xytech at Core of its Thriving Operations

Renowned New Zealand Film and Television Company Implements MediaPulse

(Mission Hills, CA/London, UK) Xytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media services industries, announced that Avalon Studios has chosen the company’s Media Pulse Express solution to support its studio production operations. Located in Wellington, New Zealand, Avalon Studios is an independently owned and operated studio complex. MediaPulse Express helps the busy studio manage its varied facilities, as well as staff, resources, and back office operations.

The Wellington studio facility was originally launched in 1975 to support TVNZ’s production operations supporting an impressive list of television shows, feature films, commercials and media events. It provided an extensive infrastructure with sets and stages, back lots, control rooms, post production environments, camera and lighting hire, staff and crew support, and even a helipad. With the implementation of MediaPulse, Xytech’s resource, work order and asset management platform featuring a full suite of scheduling, operational, and financial management tools, Avalon Studios has the software solution it needs to keep all of the various and demanding aspects of the studio running seamlessly.

Paul Mainwaring CEO of Avalon, said, “As a studio complex that stretches over 2.45 hectares and offers the entire production and post production service spectrum, we required the most efficient, effective, and powerful solution available. We evaluated MediaPulse and found it to be the perfect fit for us. From scheduling stages and crew, to the hire of equipment, to final invoicing, it makes our job easier. We’re very pleased with our decision.”

Greg Dolan, COO of Xytech, said, “New Zealand has become one of the most appealing location centers in the world, and Avalon is a bustling production center right in the heart of things. The variety of their needs and the demands of their busy production center put MediaPulse Express in the spotlight, and I’m happy to say it delivered. We are looking forward to continuing our outstanding relationship with this stellar company.”


About Xytech
Xytech Systems Corporation(tm) is the leading global provider of facility management software for today's media and broadcast companies. Leveraging a 25-year history of innovation and market expertise, Xytech brings unparalleled proficiency to its customers with flexible, transparent and evolutionary solutions that set the standard for successfully managing the continuous business realignments that define today's marketplace. Xytech's collaborative MediaPulse platform and suite of solutions enable craft workflow and asset management systems to work seamlessly with the company's renowned planning, scheduling and financial management tools. Xytech has over 450 software deployments in more than 20 countries around the world and is headquartered in Mission Hills, California, with regional offices in New York and London.

For more information, please visit www.XytechSystems.com or call +1.818.698.4900 (US) or +44 (0)20.7903.5170 (UK).


About Avalon Studios
Avalon Studios Ltd is an independent and privately owned New Zealand television and film studio company. The aim at Avalon is to provide studio premises at competitive prices for short or long term hire while delivering a high level of customer service to international customers.
Avalon is 20 minutes from downtown Wellington and 30 minutes from Wellington International Airport and the Peter Jackson film production facilities in Miramar.

Avalon Studios are considered by many to be the finest television studios in New Zealand and highly suited to film production. We have a wide range of equipment and facilities with a highly experienced and skilled workforce.

Avalon is part of a vibrant and internationally admired film and television sector in Wellington along with Sir Peter Jackson, Sir Richard Taylor, Stone St Studios, Weta Digital, Pukeko Pictures and Park Road Post,

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Sohonet Launches First Dedicated Storage Service for the Media and Entertainment Industry

Sohonet Media Storage Expands and Extends Production and Post-Production Storage Capability on Pay-As-You-Go Basis for Sohonet Media Network Community


Ben Dair, Director of Product Management



(LONDON, UK) Sohonet, the leading expert in connectivity and data management for the media and entertainment industry, has announced the launch of Sohonet Media Storage, the first private cloud storage as a service platform tuned and optimized for the media sector and accessed via its world-renowned Sohonet Media Network.

Sohonet Media Storage is an extensible, secure and flexible storage solution, which provides additional and supplementary storage capability to existing infrastructures when local storage has reached critical or maximum utilization. The service has a variety of pricing plans to suit all project sizes, which should prove particularly appealing to creative businesses that tend to predominantly operate on a short-term, project basis.

Ben Dair, Sohonet's Director of Product Management, commented, "As digital workloads rapidly increase, the demands made on media companies' IT infrastructure, especially at peak times, is often unsustainable. Media companies and service providers are crying out for a short term, flexible storage service that enables them to expand and extend storage capability on production or post-production projects quickly, easily and without having to purchase and maintain assets. Sohonet Media Storage has been developed to respond to this need by providing flexible, affordable access to short and long-term archiving, back up, and parking as well as a viable option for intermediate storage or as an alternative to LTO or portable disks."

Sohonet Media Storage is attached and embedded within the Sohonet Media Network which, unlike other storage providers, ensures that, productions and post-production companies can leverage the benefit of their Sohonet Media Network connection at speeds of up to 10Gbit/s, with no data transfer charges in or out nor bandwidth limitations on transfer speeds. The solution is built on Open Stack technology, with the embedded redundancy required to reassure media businesses that their valuable digital assets are in good hands. The service provides customers with one terabyte to multiple petabytes of data storage, at the flick of a switch as if located on-site, and provides intuitive tools to allow customers to scale their provision up and down, as required.

Dave Scammell, CEO

Dave Scammell, CEO, Sohonet, said, "We are expanding our reputation as a world- leading connectivity and data management company by adding increased value to our existing services. We understand exactly what our media customers need to help them meet the many challenges of a demanding digital world, and we are extending our expertise beyond the network, to include a range of specialist, media-aware offerings, on an infrastructure-as-a-service basis. Our latest service, Sohonet Media Storage promises to take the headache out of storage procurement on both a short and long-term basis for new and existing members of our Sohonet Media Network. The new service will enable content producers to manage more projects and internal resources without impacting on capital expenditure, and we believe that we have created the ideal storage service to fully support our customer's journey into an exciting digital future."

By integrating the storage offering into the Sohonet Hub alongside Sohonet's award winning FileRunner file transfer solution, customers continue to benefit from an increasing range of tools and services available on the Sohonet platform.

Sohonet Media Storage is ideal for: parking, short-term archive, long-term archive, in-production remote storage, transition storage between ingest and post-production, shadow storage and the replacement of portable media.

About Sohonet
Sohonet is a leading global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. Fully independent, with over 15 years media expertise, Sohonet offers a range of connectivity, data management, storage and compute solutions that enable clients to manage store and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively - all backed up by unrivalled technical support. Our Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe.

Sohonet continues to forge strong partnerships within the broadcast and film industry, supporting organizations such as the British Film Institute (BFI), SIGGRAPH, VES Awards and the Director's Guild Trust and Director's Guild of Great Britain. Its QC Solution plays an integral part in the complicated submission process for both the VES Awards and SIGGRAPH Awards for the past four years.

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Lisa Muldowney / lisa@ignite.bz

Bexel Supports Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert

Special Live Telecast Raised Money for United Way of Central Oklahoma

Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group‘s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, contributed broadcast equipment and engineer expertise to the recent telecast of Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Organized by Oklahoma native Blake Shelton, the concert was televised live on NBC. It also aired live and/or delayed on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT.

“Bexel has an outstanding relationship with some of the top tech managers throughout the country, and when the Healing in the Heartland event was conceived, they reached out to us,” says Justin Paulk, fiber business segment manager, Bexel ESS. “Due to our involvement with the NBA, we have documentation showing the infrastructure of the Chesapeake Energy Arena. We provided this information to the tech managers, giving them quick insight into the facility. We also offered available gear and staff, including prebuilt press bridges from our Burbank office.”

Due to the quick nature of this project, the Bexel team drove the necessary equipment and staff to Oklahoma City. Once there, Bexel provided onsite technical support, the press bridge set up, fiber cable, and the fiber electronics to move the additional signals needed around the arena.

“We were honored to be a part of something so special and thrilled that the network of people we work with regularly trusted us to respond,” adds Paulk.

The program, which earned the highest viewer ratings the night of May 29, was executive produced by R.A. Clark (Academy of Country Music Awards, MDA Show of Strength) with supervising producer Rob Paine and director Gregg Gelfand.

In addition to Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker performed.

Blake Shelton performs at the HEALING IN THE HEARTLAND: RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT. Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC; (c)NBC Universal, Inc.


The event raised funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. The United Way of Central Oklahoma will use the money for recovery and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma following the tornadoes that recently devastated the area.

For more information about Bexel, visit www.bexel.com, and follow Bexel on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BexelBroadcast) and Twitter (@Bexel).

HPA Awards Creative Category Early Bird Entry Fees Ends June 14

Engineering Excellence, Creativity and Innovation Deadlines Also Approaching

(Hollywood, CA) The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that several important deadlines are approaching for the 8th Annual HPA Awards Call for Entries. Early Bird pricing, which will end June 14, 2013, provides reduced entry fees for the Creative Categories. The Creative Categories cover feature film, television and commercials and include Outstanding Color Grading, Editing and Sound, as well as an expanded Visual Effects category, which replaces the Compositing categories. Regular, non-discounted entry fees will apply for these categories from June 15 through the final Creative Category entry deadline of July 12, 2013. The final entry deadlines for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation are also nearing.

In addition to the Creative Categories, there are two awards that draw attention to other areas of post production with upcoming deadlines – The Engineering Excellence Award, which spotlights the companies and individuals bringing technical and creative ingenuity to the real world of post production while raising the profile of breakthrough technologies within the industry; and The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, which was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have made significant achievements and pushed the envelope forward in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation. Valid entries should demonstrate new approaches in tools, workflows or ideas from a technical, creative or efficiency perspective. Both Engineering Excellence and the Creativity and Innovation Award are accepting submissions through June 21, 2013.

The period of eligibility for the HPA Awards Creative Categories is September 11, 2012 through September 3, 2013. To be considered eligible, work must have debuted domestically and or internationally during this period. Entrants need not be members of the Hollywood Post Alliance or working in the U.S. to submit work for consideration. The HPA Awards will take place November 7, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Attracting attention for the companies and individuals who work creatively and technically to bring vision to reality, the awards are the standard by which creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production is measured.

Contact Eileen Kramer at 213-614-0860 or write to ekramer@hpaonline.com for information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2013 HPA Awards show. For more information about the HPA Awards, visit www.hpaawards.net, write to info@hpaawards.net or call 213.614.0860.

About the Hollywood Post Alliance(r)
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

About the HPA(r) Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance.

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American Society of Cinematographers Elects New Officers

Richard Crudo Named President

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has held its annual election to appoint its new slate of officers. Richard Crudo will serve as president, along with Vice Presidents Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson; Treasurer Victor J. Kemper; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Isidore Mankofsky.

The members of the Board, elected in May by the organization’s active membership, include: Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Fred Elmes, Francis Kenny, Matthew Leonetti, Stephen Lighthill, Michael O’Shea, Rodney Taylor and Haskell Wexler. Alternate Board members consist of Kenneth Zunder, Steven Fierberg, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, and Sol Negrin.

“I am honored to have another opportunity to serve this great organization,” says Crudo, who previously served three terms as ASC president from 2003 through 2005. “Our 94-year history makes us the longest standing group in the motion picture industry. As always, we will be aggressively promoting our art and craft, as well as the related interests of cinematographers everywhere.”

The ASC carries out its mission of inspiring the next generation of filmmakers through many industry events and initiatives, such as its Student Heritage Awards, Breakfast Club seminars, panel discussions by their Education and Outreach committee, the burgeoning Friends of the ASC membership level, and the org’s ongoing collaborations with other industry associations vital to the image-making process.

“I want to thank Stephen Lighthill for his hard work and dedication during the past term,” Crudo adds. “We operate in an astonishingly fast-moving world, and I look forward to working with him and the other Board members as we expand our efforts on all fronts, from pre-visualization through post-production and image delivery.”

Crudo is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, serving as an Academy Governor and Chairman of the Cinematographers Branch. In addition, he has chaired and co-chaired the ASC Awards for several years throughout the past decade.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Crudo began his film career as an assistant cameraman. As a director of photography, he has shot a wide range of feature, television and commercial productions. Among his feature credits are Federal Hill, American Buffalo, American Pie, Music From Another Room, Outside Providence, Down To Earth, Out Cold, Grind, Brooklyn Rules, and My Sexiest Year. He has also directed several independent films, and currently shares cinematography duties with Francis Kenny, ASC on the popular FX Channel series Justified.

ASC was founded in 1919. There are 330-plus active members today who have national roots in some 20 countries. There are also 150 associate members from ancillary segments of the industry.

For additional information about the ASC, visit www.theasc.com, or join ASC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/the.ASC and American Cinematographer magazine fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanCinematographer.

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Kodak Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Acclaimed Cinematographers at Cine Gear Expo

Eric Alan Edwards, Giles Nuttgens and Rachel Morrison Headline Panels

LOS ANGELES, CA – Kodak will host two discussions with acclaimed cinematographers at this year’s Cine Gear Expo on the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles. On Friday, May 31, at 5:15 p.m., Kodak will sit down with award-winning cinematographer Giles Nuttgens, BSC for a conversation in the Paramount Theater. On Saturday, June 1, at 11:45 a.m., the “Sundance in Summer” panel will feature Eric Alan Edwards (Lovelace) and Rachel Morrison (Fruitvale Station) in The Sherry Lansing Theater.

In a candid conversation, Nuttgens will reveal the thinking behind his extensive body of work — including the imagery, technology, career choices, and his collaborations. The seminar will offer a glimpse into the mind of one of today’s more innovative artists.

Nuttgens shot the recently released What Maisie Knew with the directing team Scott McGehee and David Siegel, and Midnight’s Children, based on the best-selling Salman Rushdie novel. Nuttgens’ extensive feature resume also includes Mehta’s elemental trilogy Fire, Earth and Water, which received a 2007 Oscar(r) nomination for Best Foreign Language Film and earned Nuttgens the 2006 GENIE Award for Best Cinematography. Nuttgens first worked with McGehee and Siegel on The Deep End, a film which earned him the 2001 Sundance Film Festival Award for Best Cinematography, and a nomination in the same category at the 2002 Independent Spirit Awards. His next films include the upcoming features Young Ones and God Help the Girl.

Both Edwards and Morrison recently had movies that were stand outs at the Sundance Film Festival. This panel conversation will delve into their creative and budgetary considerations made prior to and during production. The cinematographers will also give the audience behind-the-scenes insight on the collaborations with their directors – Ryan Coogler who took his first turn at the helm on Fruitvale Station; and the dual visionary team on Lovelace comprised of Oscar(r)-winning director Rob Epstein and Emmy(r)-nominated Jeffrey Friedman, both with documentary backgrounds.

Edwards’ film Lovelace is the story of adult film legend Linda Lovelace, who starred in the 1972 film Deep Throat. The film will hit cinema screens in August. Edwards received an Indie Spirit Award nomination for My Own Private Idaho, and has an eclectic list of credits including Gus Van Sant’s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up, David Dobkin’s The Change-Up, and the upcoming Delivery Man from director Ken Scott.

Morrison lensed Fruitvale Station, which was the winner of both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Based on real events, the film follows Oscar Grant on the final day of 2008, and his untimely death New Year’s Day at the hands of a transit police officer in Oakland, Calif. The film will be released by The Weinstein Co. on July 26. Morrison’s credits include Palo Alto, CA; and the upcoming thriller The Harvest, among others. Morrison will receive the Kodak Vision Award at the 2013 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards(r) on June 12.
The panel is free with admission to Cine Gear Expo. Advanced registration for the Expo can be done at www.cinegearexpo.com. The website also includes directions and additional information.

To learn more about Kodak, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion, or follow Kodak on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KodakMotionPictureFilm and Twitter (@Kodak_ShootFilm).

(Participants subject to availability.)

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About Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Business
Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging business is the world leader in providing motion picture film and imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/KodakMotionPictureFilm), Twitter (@Kodak_ShootFilm), and YouTube (youtube.com/KodakShootFilm).

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