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  • Margie Cohn named president of DreamWorks Animatio

    Margie Cohn named president of DreamWorks Animatio

    January 16, 2019, 11:43 am
    GLENDALE, CA — Universal recently named Margie Cohn president of DreamWorks Animation. She was previously president of DreamWorks Animation Television, overseeing all television development and production, including the content for DWA TV’s multi-year deal with Netflix. In her new role, she will oversee both film and television operations.

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    • SmallHD to show new wireless monitor at NAB
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      SmallHD to show new wireless monitor at NAB

      March 25, 2019, 6:12 am
      LAS VEGAS — At NAB 2019, SmallHD (www.smallhd.com) will introduce the new Focus 7 Bolt 500 RX seven-inch HD touchscreen wireless monitor with a Teradek receiver built right in. Featuring a 1000-nit daylight viewable display, Full HD resolution and ergonomic lightweight handles, the monitor functions both as a wireless, affordable director’s monitor as well as a bright on-camera monitor.

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    • Signiant's Jet looks to speed file transfer
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      Signiant's Jet looks to speed file transfer

      March 25, 2019, 6:12 am
      LAS VEGAS — At NAB 2019, Signiant (www.signiant.com) is introducing Jet, a new SaaS solution that makes it easy to automate and accelerate the transfer of large files between geographically dispersed locations. Jet is designed to meet the growing need to replace scripted FTP with a faster, more reliable and more secure alternative. 

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    • Autodesk introduces Arnold 5.3 with GPU rendering
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      Autodesk introduces Arnold 5.3 with GPU rendering

      March 22, 2019, 10:38 am
      SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk recently unveiled Arnold 5.3 (www.arnoldrenderer.com) with Arnold GPU in public beta. The release provides artists with a first taste of GPU rendering for a set number of features, and the flexibility to choose between rendering on the CPU or GPU without changing renderers. Arnold 5.3 also adds new functionality to help maximize performance and give artists more control over their rendering processes, including updates to adaptive sampling, a new version of the Ran...

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    • Roper Technologies to acquire Foundry
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      Roper Technologies to acquire Foundry

      March 20, 2019, 10:54 am
      LONDON — Foundry has announced that it will be acquired by Roper Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. The transaction is expected to close in April 2019, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

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    • Frame.io improves video collaboration platform
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      Frame.io improves video collaboration platform

      March 19, 2019, 12:27 pm
      LAS VEGAS — At the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month, Frame.io (https://frame.io) will show dramatic improvements to its video review and collaboration platform. The company is rolling out 10 new features designed to improve how media professionals collaborate on video, from initial upload, all the way through to final delivery.

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    • London's Cheat doubles colorist team with new hir
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      London's Cheat doubles colorist team with new hir

      March 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
      LONDON — Color and finishing company Cheat (www.cheatit.co) has hired two new colorists: Jack McGinity and Tim Smith, who come from Time Based Arts and Electric Theatre Collective respectively. The hirings double the size of the studio’s colorist team and follow the recent opening of two new suites.

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    • SideFX's new PDG technology automates pipeline ta
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      SideFX's new PDG technology automates pipeline ta

      March 15, 2019, 6:17 am
      TORONTO — SideFX (http://sidefx.com) has released Procedural Dependency Graph (PDG) technology, which will be available in the upcoming release of Houdini 17.5 as a new Houdini operating context called TOPs (Task Operators) and as a standalone application called PilotPDG.

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    • DreamWorks Animation announces new executive roles
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      DreamWorks Animation announces new executive roles

      March 8, 2019, 7:21 am
      GLENDALE, CA — DreamWorks Animation (dreamworksanimation.com) has announced two new leadership roles in addition to a realigned executive structure under recently appointed president Margie Cohn. Kristin Lowe has been named chief creative officer, features, and Peter Gal has been appointed chief creative officer, television — newly-created roles. The appointments will strategically place all aspects of creative under one leader in each division to streamline management of upcoming slates. 

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    • VFX supervisor Ross Denner appointed head of 3D at
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      VFX supervisor Ross Denner appointed head of 3D at

      March 7, 2019, 7:39 am
      NEW YORK CITY — Creative VFX boutique Artjail (www.artjail.com) has added Ross Denner as head of 3D, working out of its Chinatown studio. Denner is an award-winning VFX supervisor with over a decade of experience in visual effects.

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    • Editor Joe Siegel moves to LVLY
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      Editor Joe Siegel moves to LVLY

      March 6, 2019, 1:24 pm
      NEW YORK CITY — Editor Joe Siegel has joined the recently-rebranded content creation and creative studio LVLY (www.lvly.tv) in New York. He comes over from editorial shop Crew Cuts, where he launched his career in post production. 

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