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Headline News Harmonix’s Meme Machine App Lets You Make Video Music Instantly

Harmonix today released their first fully in-house iOS app, VidRhythm, a unique entertainment application that allows you to remix your world and make instantly sharable “video music” starring you and your friends.

Headline News Autodesk Celebrates the Evolution of Creative Finishing at IBC 2011

This year at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Sept. 9 to 13, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), will demonstrate its powerful creative software tools for television, film and post-production, with particular focus on Autodesk Flame Premium software (launched last year at IBC) and Autodesk Flare software (launched here in 2009).

Headline News Aniboom Partners Artist Gideon Amichay to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Aniboom Virtual Studio (aniboom.com), the world’s first virtual animation studio, has partnered with leading Communication Artist Gideon Amichay to honor the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11by bringing together animators from all over the world.

Headline News Cut&Paste Launches 12-City Global Design Competition

Cut&Paste, the global digital design competition known for its lively onstage battles and reputation-making performances, will return to 12 cities this year, this time with Adobe as the event's Platinum Sponsor.

Headline News Karlsruhe's University of Arts and Design Invests in SGO's Mistika

The University of Arts and Design (HfG) in Karlsruhe has invested in SGO's Mistika for its world-class research centre and state-of-the-art Expanded 3Digital Cinema Laboratory, to equip its students with the industry's leading and innovative technology. Developing creative individuals by providing relevant market-ready skills, applied research, innovation and ambition, the University of Arts and Design will place Mistika at the core of its post production courses.

Headline News ASSIMILATE Partners with The Bridge for SCRATCH Training

ASSIMILATE (www.assimilateinc.com), the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, has teamed up with The Bridge Media Training Ltd (www.thebridgetraining.com) in London, UK, to provide in-depth digital cinema and broadcast training courses for its SCRATCH DI finishing and SCRATCH Lab VFX and on-location dailies workflow products.

Headline News Cineimage Expands Restoration Capabilities With Pixel Farm Purchases

London-based restoration and 2D-to-3D conversion facility, Cineimage (www.cineimage.co.uk), has committed to the largest single European purchase of The Pixel Farm’s (www.thepixelfarm.co.uk) restoration and remastering software and systems.

Headline News Facilis Unveils Newest Software for TerraBlock Shared Storage Solution at IBC 2011

At IBC 2011, Facilis Technology, a leader in advanced shared storage solutions for post-production and content creation, is unveiling version 5.2 of its TerraBlock SAN.

Headline News Katzenberg, Grahame-Smith To Make Beetlejuice 2 & More

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:33pm

As part of a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros., KatzSmith Prods.' David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will work on a sequel to Tim Burton's BEETLEJUICE, reports Deadline.com. T

Headline News Hasbro Studios Expands Into Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:29pm

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced its launch into Asia after reaching new deals with leading broadcasters in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.

Headline News VES to Present 3rd Annual Entertainment Industry Production Summit on Oct. 1

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:18pm

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the world's premiere visual effects organization, announced today that it will hold its third annual Production Summit for the greater entertainment industry on October 1st.

Headline News eDIT Announces 2011 Program

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:15pm

The heart of the Filmmaker’s Festival as an international platform for filmmaking in the digital era is the programme itself: international experts present outstanding productions and the latest developments in film production.

Headline News Weinsteins Launch VOD Arm

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:10pm

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have joined forces with TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein to create a new TWC label to bring new films and other specialty entertainment to audiences simultaneously across multiple digital and traditional platforms.

Headline News Rushes’ MGFX Studio Target Bin Laden

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:08pm

Rushes’ MGFX Studio have contributed a variety of motion graphics and CG VFX to bring to life one of the most important events of the 21st century: The story behind the plan to capture one of the world’s most infamous and elusive terrorists, Osama Bin Laden.

Headline News Winokur, Katz Promoted at Starz Digital Media

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:01pm

Starz Digital Media, the digital and on-demand licensing arm of Starz, elevated two key executives with the promotions of Mara Winokur to the position of senior vice president, digital media, business development and strategy at Starz Media, a position that makes her the new head of the division, and David Katz, to vice president, digital media with new and expanded business responsibilities.

Headline News Win Tickets To Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds Premiere

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:58am

There’s only a short time until VIZ Media’s Heroes of Anime summer sweepstakes ends on September 15th, and fans are encouraged to enter for a chance to win passes to attend the exclusive U.S theatrical premiere of the latest NARUTO feature film – NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BONDS – set to take place in New York City in October during the 2011 New York Comic Con.

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