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2014-07-29 16:23:41

3D Studio's "Driving Force" Has Been Integral to its Growth and Success BURBANK, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereo D, Hollywood's leading producer of 3D for feature films, has extended Aaron Parry's engagement as chief creative officer and executive vice president. The Burbank-based studio has seen unprecedented growth in the past year and recently added offices in London and Sydney. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130313/LA76083LOGO Stereo D is a subsidiary of...

2014-07-29 12:30:32

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced that Robert Zemeckis' Academy Award® Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump will get an exclusive one-week IMAX(®) re-release, coinciding with the 20(th) anniversary of the film's original theatrical release in 1994. The film will be digitally re-mastered for the immersive IMAX(®) format and...

2014-07-29 08:28:45

Exhibition features costumes from more than 20 Emmy®-nominated shows LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hollywood Museum, the official Museum of Hollywood, celebrates the 66(th) Primetime Emmy® Award nominees with an exclusive exhibition showcasing costumes, props and more from over twenty Emmy®-nominated television programs. 'And The Nominees Are...Emmys® 2014' will be on view at The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building located in the heart of...

2014-07-28 23:09:13

Pixel Film Studios announced today the release of ProGrian 4K, which includes collection of 20 film stock looks made exclusively for Final Cut Pro X. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Plugin developers for Pixel Film Studios have announced ProGrian 4K for Final Cut Pro X. “ProGrian 4K was filmed to give professionals high quality film grain” Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “We’re proud of ProGrian 4K and I know our users will find this composite...

2014-07-28 20:22:11

Prominent Entertainment Industry Vet Mark Zoradi Joins DreamWorks as Chief Operating Officer GLENDALE, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As DreamWorks Animation continues to build on its core film business and become a diversified family entertainment brand, the company is expanding its executive leadership team to best execute the business' growth strategy. Prominent former Disney exec Mark Zoradi will join the DreamWorks Animation as COO, elevating Ann Daly to President of...

2014-07-28 12:26:40

JODIE FOSTER DIRECTED THRILLER SET TO SHOOT FIRST QUARTER 2015 CULVER CITY, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has acquired the worldwide rights and given the go ahead to Money Monster, a fast-paced, character-driven thriller written by Jamie Linden. Daniel Dubiecki, who worked with Clooney on Up in the Air, and Lara Alameddine developed the script along with Jodie Foster, who will direct the film. Dubiecki and Alameddine's The Allegiance...

2014-07-28 08:25:59

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reelworks Studios announces THE ULTIMATE LIFE will premiere on the Hallmark Movie Channel August 2, 2014 beginning at 9 p.m. EDT, preceded by a showing of THE ULTIMATE GIFT. A sequel and prequel to the award-winning 2007 film THE ULTIMATE GIFT which grossed over 30 million dollars worldwide, THE ULTIMATE LIFE opened in theaters in the autumn of 2013 to positive viewer reviews heralding the film as "entertaining," "big hearted" and...

2014-07-27 08:20:37

SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Zealand is about to become the talk of fantasy enthusiasts around the world, with the call going out globally to find fans eager to take an ultimate Middle-earth journey to New Zealand. Gearing up for the December 17, 2014, release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand, in conjunction with New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, yesterday announced The Hobbit...

2014-07-25 16:22:21

By Chaz Ebert CHICAGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Ebert Digital: COMIC-CON San Diego is under way, and it inspired me to go back and read some of Roger's reviews of superhero movies (ten of which are linked below). Roger confessed to having a particular fondness for the superhero comic book (graphic novel) movie genre. As I read some of the reviews, I realized that to me Roger was my Superhero, the glasses-wearing, mild-mannered film critic who...

2014-07-24 23:06:42

‘Making Do With More’ Event at Hollywood’s Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators Hollywood, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference &...


Latest Film Reference Libraries

Kraken
2013-09-16 08:51:29

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that lives in the waters off Norway and Greenland. The legend itself may have originated from sightings of giant squid that can grow 40 - 50 feet in length. It was classified as a cephalopod and given the scientific name Microcosmus marinus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. In 1746 he called it Singulare monstrum meaning a unique monster. In 1752-1753 bishop of Bergen, Erik Pontoppidan, described the Kraken as sometimes being mistaken for an island and...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Giant Anaconda
2013-08-12 13:07:11

The anaconda is a large snake found in South America and the green anaconda is considered to be one of the largest snakes in the world. The word anaconda may have derived from the Tamil word anaikondran, meaning elephant killer, or anaikkonda, meaning having killed an elephant. The word anaconda was first used in a 1768 description of a large snake found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and became a myth, the anaconda of Ceylon. An average size for the anaconda is about 20 feet and weighing 330...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

800px-Subadult_Spinosaurus
2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.