Welcome!

Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

News Feed Item

Thomson Plays a Key Role for this Summer Season Record-Breaking Motion Pictures

Thomson Plays a Key Role for this Summer Season Record-Breaking Motion Pictures

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/18/07 -- Thomson Plays a Key Role for this Summer Season

Record-Breaking Motion Pictures

- Thomson provided a full-range of digital and physical services for several blockbusters, such as DreamWorks''Shrek the Third', Pixar's 'Ratatouille', 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', and 'Ocean's 13'

- Thomson also supported prominent Summer and Fall independent features, such as 'My Blueberry Nights' for Director Wong Kar Wai or 'Sicko' for Director Michael Moore

Paris, France and Burbank, Calif. (United States) -- July 18, 2007 -- Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has provided a full range of digital and laboratory services for many of this summer's most highly touted films, under its Technicolor brand. At the same time, Thomson continues to lead industry support for independently produced features directed by many of the industry's greats and emerging talents alike.

"With the U.S. summer box-office forecast to be at record level, there is no question that the industry has called upon Thomson to deliver once again for its studio clients that require our worldwide ability to rapidly expand capacity as their films lead the resurgence in demand in the theatrical feature marketplace," commented Joe Berchtold, president of Technicolor Theatrical Services within Thomson's Services division. "We are proud to have been a partner to our studio and Indy customers in supporting their creative efforts through our various service offerings."

A Full-Array of Digital Services for Blockbusters and Independent Features

Thomson provided a full array of Digital Intermediates (DI) and finishing services from its facilities in California to many of the most highly anticipated summer titles. The Group's facility on the Sony Studios lot in Culver city produced a 4k DI on Spider-Man 3 and a 2k DI for Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer. The Burbank facility provided the DI and digital cinema mastering for many of the year's most highly anticipated animated features including Shrek the Third; The Simpson's Movie, and the upcoming Beowulf and Bee Movie.

Thomson also provided its DI services for the independently produced features, such as director Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights, which was shown at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Thomson worked on director Michael Moore's Sicko; The Darjeeling Limited, for director Wes Anderson; Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones' documentary, Shine a Light; director/writer Alan Ball's Nothing is Private; Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead; director Allison Eastwood's Rails and Ties; and director Tony Gilroy's Michael Clayton.

Digital Cinema: mastering, distribution and 3D services

Thomson handled the digital cinema mastering for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Transformers, Knocked Up, Ratatouille, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Evan Almighty. It has digitally distributed Shrek the Third, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and Sicko for Michael Moore.

Additionally, Thomson kicked off the summer by handling the digital cinema distribution for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End to approximately 1,500 screens worldwide, and 1,000 screens in the United States. The Group has managed the digital cinema mastering, satellite and physical distribution for Transformers by Michael Bay as well.

Leading the way in support services for 3-D theatrical releases, Thomson has touched nearly every major release in the last three years. These features include Monster House; Chicken Little; Nightmare on Elm Street 3- D; and Meet the Robinsons. Thomson also provided services to the recent Cannes Film Festival premieres in 3-D features: U2 3D and Scar. Thomson has recently expanded its tool set to include digital color-grading and digital mastering for 3-D theatrical features.

Thomson also produced the recent Large Format version of Spider-Man 3 and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Laboratory Services for this Season's Record-Volumes Titles

In the first weeks of the summer season, Thomson has produced record- volumes of theatrical release prints for such titles as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End; Shrek the Third; and Knocked Up. The Group also produced theatrical release prints for the recent Steven Soderbergh feature, Ocean's Thirteen; Pixar's latest, Ratatouille; director Michael Moore's Sicko; and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Upcoming features include: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry; and The Bourne Ultimatum.

About Thomson -- Leader In Digital Video Technologies

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides technology, services, and systems and equipment to help its Media & Entertainment clients -- content creators, content distributors, and users of its technology -- realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly- changing technology environment. The Group is the preferred partner to the media and entertainment Industries through its Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA, and Thomson brands. For more information: http://www.thomson.net.

Media Contact Information:

+-------------------------+-------------------+--------------------+
|Martine Esquirou (Europe)|  +33 1 41 86 58 51|[email protected]|
|                         |                   |mson.net            |
+-------------------------+-------------------+--------------------+
|Julie Dardelet (Europe)  |  +33 1 41 86 65 24|[email protected]|
|                         |                   |on.net              |
+-------------------------+-------------------+--------------------+
|Season Skuro (U.S.)      |    +1 818 260 4528|[email protected]|
|                         |                   |.net                |
+-------------------------+-------------------+--------------------+
|Investor Relations       |                   |                    |
+-------------------------+-------------------+--------------------+
|Marie Boidot             |  +33 1 41 86 51 00|[email protected]|
|                         |                   |.net                |
+-------------------------+-------------------+--------------------+
|Laurent Sfaxi            |  +33 1 41 86 58 83|[email protected]|
|                         |                   |n.net               |
+-------------------------+-------------------+--------------------+

This information is provided by CompanynewsGroup


More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics gr...