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22 2014 Oct

Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and
Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement Awards
Organization Will Recognize the Careers and Contributions of Influential Editors

 

October 21, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, will each receive one of the organization’s highest honors, the Lifetime Achievement Award. The special awards, which are determined by the HPA Board of Directors and a select committee, are presented to honorees whose contributions to the field of post production are significant. Heim and Roberts will be on hand to accept their awards at the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show on November 6, 2014, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Leon Silverman, President of the HPA, said, “The bonds between editors and other members of the post production community are amongst the most binding. It is an honor to celebrate the work of these two wonderful men with this award, which is given in recognition of their creativity, dedication and service to our industry. Alan and Randy have both served as President of American Cinema Editors, bringing awareness and respect to the role of editorial during this exciting time of industry transition. In addition, they have made important contributions to the art and craft of editing through their hard work and dedication. It is a personal and professional honor to be able to recognize them with this award. I have been honored to have worked with both Randy and Alan in our professional roles as well as in the HPA’s collaboration with ACE for many years. I could not be more delighted to give these two men this award, which means so much to me personally and to the HPA.”

Alan Heim, ACE
HPA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Alan Heim, ACE is a native New Yorker whose credits and awards span feature films and television. Early in his career, he worked on many television shows as a sound editor, eventually working with Sidney Lumet on a number of films including The Pawnbroker and The Group, and with Mel Brooks on the original version of The Producers. He also worked as a music editor on Paul Newman’s Rachel, Rachel. He then became a picture editor and edited The Sea Gull for Lumet, The Twelve Chairs with Brooks, and many other projects, including Godspell, She’s Having a Baby and Funny Farm. Heim was nominated for an Emmy® for Liza With a Z, directed by Bob Fosse. That was the beginning of a collaboration that spanned three films: Lenny, All That Jazz and Star 80. Heim won an Oscar, BAFTA, and ACE Eddie Award for All That Jazz. He also edited Network for Lumet, for which he was again nominated for an Oscar. Heim moved to Los Angles in 1994, where he worked on American History X, The Notebook and Alpha Dog. In addition, Heim won an Emmy for editing the miniseries Holocaust, and was nominated for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, and Grey Gardens. He is currently President of both ACE and the Motion Picture Editors Guild.

Heim commented, “I learned to edit on the Moviola, then the Kem and Steenbeck and other venerable mechanical systems and have spent some years meeting with many of the people who have advanced the technologies that impact the editing room. We are all in service to telling great stories. I have been privileged to be a part of my community – MPEG and ACE – and that work continues to be very important to me. To be honored with this award from my peers in the post production community is extremely meaningful, and the recognition of my colleagues is deeply appreciated.”

Randy Roberts, ACE
Honoree Randy Roberts, ACE, has served the American Cinema Editors tirelessly for nearly two decades; as a member of the board of directors since 1996, as vice president from 2005-2008, as president from 2008-2012, and currently as the organization’s director of marketing. Roberts is one of the originators of EditFest, a global series of editing festivals that highlight the art and business of film editing. He helped to implement ACE Tech Day to help ensure that the organization’s membership remain at the top of their field in technology. Born into the entertainment industry in Burbank, California, Roberts began his career in front of the camera with a number of roles in movies, TV shows and commercials during his youth. Eventually, he worked his way into the Film Editing Department at Warner Bros. and an apprenticeship with the union.  His first feature film editing credit was on Richard Pryor’s Greased Lightning, followed by projects with Francis Ford Coppola (One from the Heart), Robert Evans (Players), David E. Kelley and Dick Wolf, to name just a few. In addition to his motion picture and television editing credits, which include Chicago Hope, LA Law, The Agency and Tour of Duty, Roberts’ career has also included directing a number of episodes of network television, but his first love remained the cutting room. He spent the last decade working as supervising producer on the long-running hit series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. He is an ACE Eddie Award winner and nominee, a Primetime Emmy Award nominee, and the recipient of the American Cinema Editors’ Heritage Award.

Of being honored, Roberts said, “My career in this industry is an incredibly important part of my life, coaxing stories into life, working with some of the greatest people I have ever known. I have enjoyed the collaboration and participation of so many people and companies in the post production community, and it has consistently been a great partnership. To receive this award from my friends at the HPA is heartwarming and means the world to me. I am personally grateful, but also want to say thank you for recognizing the incredibly important role of editors in our industry.”

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement honors, winners in 12 craft categories, special awards for Creativity and Innovation, and the Engineering Excellence Award will be bestowed at the HPA Awards gala on November 6th.

Tickets for the 9th Annual HPA Awards are now available at this link. For questions regarding ticket purchases call +1(213) 614.0860 or write to info@hpaawards.net. Press inquiries should be directed to Christine Purse or Mimi Rossi at ignite, 818.980.3473 or email mimi@ignite.bz.

For information about the HPA Awards, please contact Alicia Rock, arock@hpaonline.com or call +1(213) 614.0860. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 HPA Awards, please contact Garrett Randall, garrett@MESAlliance.org, or call +1 (310) 882.9204.

About the Hollywood Post Alliance®
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. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at ww.hpaonline.com.

About the HPA® 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. The HPA is a partner of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®). Information about the HPA Awards is available at ww.hpaonline.com. The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from Foundation Members: Avid and Dolby Laboratories and Supporting Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter and MESA.

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2 2014 Oct

The Hollywood Post Alliance Opens Ticket Sales for the 2014 HPA Awards Gala

The Hollywood Post Alliance Opens Ticket Sales for the
2014 HPA Awards Gala

Must-Attend Industry Event Shines Spotlight on Post Production

October 2, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA)  The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced that ticket sales are now open for the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show, set for November 6th, 2014. The HPA Awards are the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry, honoring outstanding accomplishments in post production and recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies. The gala event returns to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.

The HPA honors twelve craft categories including Color Grading, Editing, Sound, and Visual Effects for feature film, television and commercials, and a trio of special awards: Engineering Excellence, the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners of the Engineering Excellence and Creativity and Innovation Awards were announced earlier (link here).

The popular and engaging event brings out the entire post production community. An evening of camaraderie and recognition, the HPA Awards kicks off with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the 90-minute awards show. The evening ends with a cocktail party. Early ticket purchase is highly recommended as the show perennially sells out.

Tickets for the 9th Annual HPA Awards are now available at this link. For questions regarding ticket purchases call +1(213) 614.0860 or write to info@hpaawards.net. Press inquiries should be directed to Christine Purse or Mimi Rossi at ignite, 818.980.3473 or email mimi@ignite.bz.

For information about the HPA Awards, please contact Alicia Rock, arock@hpaonline.comor call +1(213) 614.0860. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 HPA Awards, please contact Garrett Randall, garrett@MESAlliance.org, or +1 (310) 882.9204.

 

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About the Hollywood Post Alliance®
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. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at ww.hpaonline.com.

About the HPA® 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. The HPA is a partner of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®). Information about the HPA Awards is available at ww.hpaonline.com.

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30 2014 Sep

The HPA Announces 2014 Winners of Engineering Excellence Awards and HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation

The HPA Announces 2014 Winners of
Engineering Excellence Awards and
HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation

 MACOM, NVIDIA, Wohler/Cinnafilm for Engineering Excellence,
ASC-CDL, DigitalFilm Tree Garner Honors for Creativity and Innovation

 

September 30, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced recipients of the organization’s 2014 Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. These awards were developed to recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that continually drive the post production industry in the advancement and support of content creation. The coveted honors will be bestowed on November 6th, 2014 during the ninth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The Engineering Excellence Award spotlights companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity and apply it to real world post production demands while raising the profile of breakthrough technologies.

The winners of the 2014 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards are:

MACOM: 12G-SDI Chipset
12G-SDI is the next data rate in the evolution of SDI, and MACOM has introduced the industry’s first complete chipset to enable next-generation 4K video production applications.  Our newest family of SDI equalizers, reclockers and cable drivers supports 4K video resolutions at 60 frames per second over a single link and complements our industry-leading crosspoint switch portfolio.

 “The MACOM team is honored to accept an Engineering Excellence Award from the Hollywood Post Alliance,” said Hasnain Bajwa, Senior Vice President and General Manager, High-Performance Analog at MACOM. “We are encouraged to be recognized for our technical achievement by such an esteemed panel of industry insiders and thankful for the contributions of our customers, partners and supporters as we help to enable the migration to 12G-SDI for the next generation of broadcast video equipment.”

 

NVIDIA: NVIDIA VCA
Accelerate design and VFX workflows with NVIDIA® Visual Computing Appliance (VCA), the fastest way to interactive photorealistic digital 3D models and scenes. This network-attached appliance easily integrates into the design workflow and scales to multiple VCAs, each decreasing the time to noiseless, physically based global illumination.

“The Hollywood Post Alliance’s recognition of NVIDIA VCA is validation of how our GPU rendering appliance is changing the way filmmakers, artists and animators work. NVIDIA VCA removes the need to wait hours for rendered movies and allows artists to interact and edit their photo-real digital models in real time, dramatically accelerating the review and approval process,” said Jeff Brown, vice president and general manager of Professional Visualization and Design at NVIDIA.

 

Wohler/Cinnafilm Joint Venture: Tachyon Wormhole
Tachyon Wormhole is a file-based Retiming and Standards Transcoding solution which leverages commodity enterprise hardware to deliver content based on time or standards requirements. Fully automated with audio pitch correction and caption retiming, Tachyon Wormhole processes two files faster than real time, simultaneously, on a single small footprint server.

Ernie Sanchez, COO, Cinnafilm, Inc. commented, “Because it is peer-based, few awards invoke the same sense of pride as the HPA Engineering Excellence award. We are truly honored to be recognized a second time by the HPA for our achievements, and we are thrilled that we earned it through intelligent partnering with the team at Wohler.”

 

The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence, whether in the development of workflow and process to support creative storytelling and/or technical innovation. A jury of peers and industry experts determines the HPA Judges Award winners.

The 2014 winners of the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production are:

American Society of Cinematographers: Color Decision List (ASC CDL)
The ASC CDL helps maintain and communicate creative intent, from production, dailies, post, VFX, editorial, in a multi-facility, multi-vendor environment. The ASC CDL enables creatives to set the look of a shot via system-independent primary color corrections communicated as metadata from on-set through dailies and post. Developed by the ASC Technology Committee – a broad group of industry members working to benefit the industry – the ASC CDL is freely available, saving time and money, improving the artistic result and audience experience in the vast majority of motion pictures, TV shows, and VFX.

David Reisner, D-Cinema Consulting commented, “We are honored to be recognized by our colleagues at the HPA. The ASC CDL was developed to help all participants in the production and post pipeline most effectively produce the best result and deliver the creative vision of filmmakers to audiences. The ASC CDL could only have been created by filmmakers, the post community, and vendors’ active collaboration.”

 

DigitalFilm Tree: Cloud Post Workflow Initiative  (ProStack)
ProStack enables instantly accessible, widely deployable post production. ProStack packs the capacity and bandwidth needed to manage the entire post process- high-end color correction, VFX and DI workflows- into a scalable solution. Flexible design and implementation incorporates the best tools for every job, connecting all users via cloud storage. ProStack, in conjunction with Critique, integrates the entire spectrum of file-based workflows into one hub, while simultaneously embracing the evolving role of production and the post facility.

Guillaume Aubuchon, DigitalFilm Tree CTO commented, “We have been focused on developing a system that is truly cloud based and easily useable for our clients, an OpenStack environment with secure and instantaneous access. It is an honor to be recognized by the HPA for our work on ProStack, and we are honored to receive our second C&I Award.”

 

Leon Silverman, President of the HPA commented, “The HPA Awards have become an important acknowledgement and celebration of creativity in content, technology and workflow innovation. This year’s awards for Engineering Excellence and Creativity and Innovation in Post Production represent significant and foundational new approaches. The HPA is proud to be able to recognize these outstanding achievements.”

Tickets for the HPA Awards will be available in late September. They can be purchased online at www.hpaawards.net, by calling the HPA at +1(213) 614.0860 or by writing info@hpaawards.net. More information about the HPA Awards and the Hollywood Post Alliance can be found at www.hpaonline.com.

For information about the HPA Awards or general HPA information, please contact Alicia Rock, arock@hpaonline.com or call +1(213) 614.0860. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 HPA Awards, please contact Garrett Randall, garrett@MESAlliance.org, or +1 (310) 882.9204.

 

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About the Hollywood Post Alliance®

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® 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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10 2014 Sep

The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards

The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards

Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014

 

Los Angeles, CA (September 10, 2014) – The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.

The nominees in the 12 craft categories were chosen from a field of talented and innovative entries in color grading, editing, sound and visual effects for motion pictures, commercials and television. Judging was completed by panels of category peers and other experts.

The winners of the 2014 HPA Awards will be announced during a gala evening, November 6, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards are:

Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Jill Bogdanowicz // Modern VideoFilm

“Gravity”
Steven J. Scott // Technicolor

“12 Years a Slave”
Tom Poole // Company 3

“Labor Day”
Natasha Leonnet // Modern VideoFilm

“Monuments Men”
Skip Kimball // Technicolor

Outstanding Color Grading – Television

“Game of Thrones – Mockingbird”
Joe Finley // Modern VideoFilm

“Outlander – Sassenach”
Steven Porter // MTI Film

“The Blacklist – Berlin: Conclusion”
Randall Starnes // ColorWorks, a Sony Pictures Digital Productions Company

“Reign – Pilot”
David Cole // Modern VideoFilm

“Castle – Veritas”
Anthony Smith // Encore

 

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial

Maserati “Strike”
Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

Southern Comfort “Shark Bite”
Tim Masick // Company 3

GE “Childlike Imagination”
Stefan Sonnenfeld // Company 3

Doosan “Heavy Industries”
Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

 

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film

“12 Years a Slave”
Joe Walker, ACE

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Jeff Ford, ACE and Matthew Schmidt

“Guardians of the Galaxy”
Fred Raskin, Craig Wood, ACE and Hughes Winborne, ACE

“Captain Phillips”
Christopher Rouse, ACE

“American Hustle”
Jay Cassidy, ACE, Crispin Struthers, ACE and Alan Baumgarten, ACE

 

Outstanding Editing – Television

“House of Cards – Chapter 26″
Cindy Mollo, ACE // Netflix Inc.

“Breaking Bad – Felina”
Skip Macdonald, ACE

“The Sixties – The Assassination of President Kennedy”
Chris A. Peterson, ACE

“The Good Wife – Hitting the Fan”
Scott Vickrey, ACE

“House of Cards – Chapter 14″
Byron Smith // Netflix Inc.

 

Outstanding Editing – Commercial

NY Lottery “Toast”
Chris Franklin // Big Sky Edit

Pepsi “Rhythm of Now”
Steve Gandolfi // Cut+Run

American Express “What’s Your 20?”
Chris Franklin // Big Sky Edit

Nissan Juke “Trigger”
Doobie White // Therapy Studios

Santander Bank “Movie Marathon”
Chris Franklin // Big Sky Edit

 

Outstanding Sound – Feature Film

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Jeremy Peirson and Skip Lievsay // Warner Bros. Sound

“Godzilla”
Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Tim Le Blanc, Gregg Landaker and Rick Kline // Warner Bros. Sound

“Frozen”
David Fluhr and Gabriel Guy // Walt Disney Studios Sound
Odin Benitez // Formosa Group

“Noah”
Craig Henighan and Jill Purdy // Subsonic Sound Service
Skip Lievsay // Warner Bros. Sound NY

“Gravity”
Glenn Fremantle // Sound 24
Skip Lievsay // Warner Bros. Sound
Christopher Benstead and Niv Adiri // Warner Bros. De Lane Lea

 

Outstanding Sound – Television

“Game of Thrones – The Children”
Tim Kimmel, Onnalee Blank, Mathew Waters, Paula Fairfield,
Brad Katona and Jed M. Dodge // Todd-Soundelux

“Banshee – Homecoming”
Bradley North, Joe DeAngelis, Bill Freesh,
David Werntz and Tiffany S. Griffith // NBC Universal StudioPost

“Toy Story OF TERROR!”
Axel Geddes // Pixar Animation Studios
Tom Myers, Gary Summers, Michael Silvers and Dustin Cawood // Skywalker Sound

“House of Cards – Chapter 14”
Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, Nathan Nance,
Scott Lewis and Jonathon Stevens // Netflix Inc.

“The Good Wife – Dramatics, Your Honor”
Fredric Judkins, John Snider and Christian Buenaventura // Technicolor Sound
Larry Benjamin and Kevin Valentine // Smart Post Sound

 

Outstanding Sound – Commercial

Honda Europe “Inner Beauty”
Anthony Moore and Tom Joyce // Factory

Lurpak “Adventure Awaits”
Aaron Reynolds // Wave Studios

Nissan Juke “Trigger”
Doobie White // Therapy Studios

Save The Children “Most Shocking Second A Day Video”
Jon Clarke // Factory

Three “The Ride”
Jack Sedgwick // Wave Studios

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Feature Film

“Gravity”
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Max Solomon, Paul Beilby and Stuart Penn // Framestore

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton,
R. Christopher White and Eric Reynolds  // Weta Digital

“Maleficent”
Adam Valdez, Seth Maury, Kevin Hahn,
David Seager and Carey Villegas // MPC

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Russell Earl, Steve Rawlins, Johan Thorngren,
Francois Lambert and Daniel Pearson //
Industrial Light & Magic

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist,
Keith Miller and Paul Story // Weta Digital

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Television

“House of Cards – Chapter 19”
James Pastorius, Andy Witkowski, Rusty Ippolito
and Andrew Roberts // Savage Visual Effects

“Hawaii Five-0 – Ho’onani Makuakane”
Armen Kevorkian, Jane Sharvina, Andranik Taranyan,
Steve Graves and Dan Lopez // Encore VFX

“Game of Thrones – The Children”
Joe Bauer // Fire and Blood Productions
Sven Martin // Pixomondo
Jörn Grosshans // Mackevision
Thomas Schelesny // Scanline VFX
Matthew Rouleau // Rodeo FX

“Silicon Valley – Articles of Incorporation”
Lawson Deming, Cory Jamieson, Bill Parker,
Casi Blume and Seth Cobb // Barnstorm VFX

“Tyrant – Pilot”
Doug Ludwig, Lindsay Hoppe, Chad Schott,
Gevork Babityan and Arutyan Arthur Sayan // Encore VFX

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Commercial

Lipton “Be More Tea”
Ben Cronin, Charlie Bayliss and Russell Dodgson // Framestore

Qualcomm “Snapdragon – Unsung Hero”
Andy Rowan-Robinson, Euna Kho,
Matt Pascuzzi and Shayne Ryan // Framestore

GE “Childlike Imagination”
Benjamin Walsh, Dominik Bauch and Brian Burke // Method Studios

Captain Morgan “Fireship”
Murray Butler, Raul Ortego, Mike Bain and Andy Rowan-Robinson // Framestore

Audi A3 eTron “Powerwalking”
Simon French, William Bartlett, Alex Doyle and Kimon Matara // Framestore

 

In addition to the craft categories, winners of the highly regarded Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production will be announced shortly.

 

Tickets for the HPA Awards will be available in late September. They can be purchased online at www.hpaawards.net by calling the HPA at 213.614.0860 or by writing info@hpaawards.net. More information about the HPA Awards and the Hollywood Post Alliance can be found at www.hpaonline.com.

 

For information about the Awards or general HPA information, please contact Alicia Rock, arock@hpaonline.comor call+1(213) 614.0860. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 HPA Awards, please contact Garrett Randall, garrett@MESAlliance.org, or 310.882.9204.

 

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About the Hollywood Post Alliance®

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® 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.

 

 

Media Contact:
ignite strategic communications
p: 818.980.3473
Christine Purse, chris@ignite.bz or
Mimi Rossi, mimi@ignite.bz

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12 2014 Jun

The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award Call For Entries

Coveted Honor Recognizes Outstanding Technologies for Post Production

June 11, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA)    The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the 2014 Call for Entries for its Engineering Excellence Award. The Engineering honor showcases inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. Valid offerings may include products or processes, and must represent a step forward for its industry beneficiaries. The HPA Engineering Excellence Award is recognized as one of the most important technology honors in the post production industry.

The Engineering Excellence Award spotlights the companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity and apply it to real world post production demands. Any individual, group of individuals or entity offering a submitted entry to the post production industry at large can submit an entry for the Award. The Engineering Excellence Award will be presented at the 2014 HPA Awards on the evening of November 6, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Launched in 2006, the HPA Awards have become the standard by which creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production is measured. The Engineering honors have been considered a crucial part of the HPA Awards from its inception. The 2013 winners were DTS, Inc. for MDA, NVIDIA for NVIDIA GRID™ Visual Computing Appliance (VCA), Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Foundry for FLIX, and Telestream for their 16 bit 4:4:4:4 Transcoding Technology.

In addition to the Engineering Excellence Award, the HPA Awards honor the important post production categories of: Outstanding Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects for feature film, television and commercials, as well as the HPA® Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production.

Complete rules, guidelines and entry information are available at: www.hpaawards.net. Submissions for the Engineering Excellence Award will be accepted May 16, 2014 through June 20, 2014. Entrants for the Engineering Excellence Award will be invited to present at a special HPA judging event in early August. For more information about the HPA Awards, visit www.hpaawards.net or call 213.614.0860.

Contact Alicia Rock at 213.614.0860 or write to arock@hpaonline.com for information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 HPA Awards show. For more information about the HPA Awards, visit www.hpaawards.net or call 213.614.0860.

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About the Hollywood Post Alliance®
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® 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.

Media Contact:
ignite strategic communications
p: 818.980.3473
Christine Purse, chris@ignite.bz or
Mimi Rossi, mimi@ignite.bz

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9 2014 Jun

The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the Call For Entries for The Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation

June 9, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA)  The Hollywood Post Alliance® has opened its Call for Entries for the HPA® Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. This award was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation, and is judged by a jury of peers and industry experts. The Creativity and Innovation honors have consistently attracted the most thoughtful and forward thinking companies and individuals in the industry.

Submissions for the Creativity and Innovation Award can include content such as a unique movie, TV program or commercial; a workflow, proprietary technical development, hardware or software toolset, or a creative approach that is not eligible for consideration in other HPA Awards categories.

In addition to the Creativity and Innovation Award, the HPA Awards honor important post production categories including: Outstanding Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects for feature film, television and commercials, as well as the coveted Engineering Excellence Award.

The submission period for the Creativity and Innovation Award is May 16, 2014 through June 20, 2014. Judging is set for early August. Winners of the Creativity and Innovation Award will be announced on November 6, 2014 during the 9th Annual HPA Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CA.

Complete rules, guidelines and entry information is available at: www.hpaawards.net.

Contact Alicia Rock at 213.614.0860 or write to arock@hpaonline.com for information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 HPA Awards show. For more information about the HPA Awards, visit www.hpaawards.net or call 213.614.0860.

 

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About the Hollywood Post Alliance®
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® 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.

 

Media Contact:
ignite strategic communications
p: 818.980.3473
Christine Purse, chris@ignite.bz or
Mimi Rossi, mimi@ignite.bz

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16 2014 May

Hollywood Post Alliance® Opens Official Call For Entries for the 2014 HPA Awards

The Best in Post Production Spotlighted in 9th Annual Award Gala

May 16, 2014 (Hollywood, CA) The Call for Entries has been announced for the 2014 HPA® Awards by the Hollywood Post Alliance®. The HPA Awards will take place on the evening of November 6, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The HPA® Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry and are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation. The HPA Awards invite entries in the following competitive categories:

  • Outstanding Color Grading-Feature Film
  • Outstanding Color Grading-Television
  • Outstanding Color Grading-Commercial
  • Outstanding Editing-Feature Film
  • Outstanding Editing-Television
  • Outstanding Editing-Commercial
  • Outstanding Sound-Feature Film
  • Outstanding Sound-Television
  • Outstanding Sound-Commercial
  • Outstanding Visual Effects-Feature Film
  • Outstanding Visual Effects-Television
  • Outstanding Visual Effects-Commercial
  • Engineering Excellence Award
  • HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production

The period of eligibility for the HPA Awards is September 4, 2013 through September 2, 2014. 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. Lists of previous years’ winners can be found by visiting www.hpaawards.net.

Complete rules, guidelines and entry information are available at: www.hpaawards.net.
Submissions for the creative categories will be accepted May 16, 2014 through July 11, 2014 and Early Bird Entries (reduced fee for the creative categories) will be accepted through June 6, 2014. Submissions for the Engineering Excellence Award and the Creativity and Innovation Award will be accepted May 16, 2014 through June 20, 2014. Entrants for the Engineering Excellence Award will be invited to present at a special HPA judging event in early August.

Contact Alicia Rock at 213.614.0860 or write to arock@hpaonline.com for information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 HPA Awards show. For more information about the HPA Awards, visit www.hpaawards.net or call 213.614.0860.

About the Hollywood Post Alliance®
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® 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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8 2013 Nov

2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced

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Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post Production

 November 7, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA)  The 2013 HPA Awards® took place tonight, celebrating talent and innovation in 12 categories as well as in three special honors. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, spots, and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance® – the professional organization for the post production community – the 8th Annual HPA Awards took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.

As announced earlier, Avid was honored with the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. Avid President and CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. accepted the Award on behalf of the company. Other special awards were presented, which included honors for Engineering Excellence, and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production.

 

The winners of the 2013 HPA Awards are:

Outstanding Color Grading – Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories

Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film

“Life of Pi”
David Cole // Technicolor

 

Outstanding Color Grading – Television

“Castle – Hunt”
Anthony Smith // Encore

 

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial  

Under Armour “Brought To You By Under Armour”
Tom Poole // Company 3

 

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film

“Argo”
William Goldenberg, A.C.E.

 

Outstanding Editing – Television

“Breaking Bad – Dead Freight”
Skip Macdonald, A.C.E.

 

Outstanding Editing – Commercial

Nextel/Ferrari “Combustion”
Doobie White // Therapy Studios

 

Outstanding Sound – Feature Film

“Argo”
Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
John Reitz and Gregg Rudloff // Warner Bros. Sound

 

Outstanding Sound – Television

“Game of Thrones – The Climb”
Tim Kimmel, Paula Fairfield, Brad Katona, Jed Dodge, Onnalee Blank and Mathew Waters // Todd AO

 

Outstanding Sound – Commercial 

Honda “Hands”
Anthony Moore // Factory

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Feature Film

“Pacific Rim”
Lindy DeQuattro, Eddie Pasquarello, Nigel Sumner, Derrick Carlin and Chris Lentz // Industrial Light & Magic

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Television

“Game of Thrones – Valar Dohaeris”
Joe Bauer and Jabbar Raisani
Jörn Grosshans and Sven Martin // Pixomondo
Doug Campbell // Spin VFX

Outstanding Visual Effects – Commercial

Galaxy “Chauffeur”
Simon French, William Bartlett, Stephen Cullingford and Grant Walker // Framestore

 

A number of special awards, which had been announced earlier, were bestowed during the evening including:

Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production

Avid®

 

HPA Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by NAB Show

  • DTS, Inc. – MDA
  • NVIDIA – NVIDIA GRID™ Visual Computing Appliance (VCA)
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Foundry – FLIX
  • Telestream – 16 bit 4:4:4:4 Transcoding Technology

 

HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production:

Park Road Post Production: Next Generation Feature Film Workflow: Enabling HFR 48FPS Stereoscopic 3D On Set to On Screen

 

For further information about the Hollywood Post Alliance, contact: 213.614.0860, or visit http://hollywoodpostalliance.org/.

 

About the Hollywood Post Alliance®

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® 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.

 

The HPA Awards were presented with generous support from Premier Sponsor: NAB Show; Foundation Members: Avid, Company 3, Deluxe, Dolby, EFILM, Encore; Bronze Sponsor: Sohonet and Brand Sponsors: NVIDIA,

 

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31 2013 Oct

8th Annual HPA Awards Announce Presenters

Limited Tickets Available for Gala Evening
Honoring Excellence in Post

October 30, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA)  Hollywood Post Alliance® – the trade association for the post production community – has announced a stellar industry lineup of presenters for the HPA Awards next week. The event will unfold at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA, on November 7th, 2013. The organization also announced that ticket sales are well underway and the event is expected to sell out.

The HPA Awards were conceived to recognize the achievements of those individuals who work behind the scenes, with ingenuity and creativity, to create motion pictures, commercials and television programming. The HPA Awards are the unofficial launch of Hollywood’s awards season, which culminates in the Oscars. Honors will be given in 12 craft categories covering motion pictures, commercials and television.

An all-star group of presenters will be on hand, including Todd London, SVP, VFX & Post Production Feature Films at Walt Disney Studios, Salvatore Totino, ASC, AIC (Frost/Nixon, Cinderella Man, Any Given Sunday), Stephen Rivkin, A.C.E. (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy), Dauri Chase (co-producer of the Newsroom, Post Producer at HBO Television) and Kevin Tent, A.C.E. (Nebraska, The Descendents, Sideways.) Former HPA Lifetime Achievement Winner Ted Gagliano, President of Post-production at 20th Century Fox, will be on hand to present honors in the visual effects categories. Special honors will be bestowed during the evening, including the HPA Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by NAB Show.  The Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production will be presented to Avid by Oscar-winning editor William Goldenberg, A.C.E. (Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Louis Hernandez, Jr, President and CEO of Avid, will accept the award on behalf of the company.

The HPA Awards, held at the Skirball since their inception in 2006, begin with a pre-show reception, followed by a 90-minute awards show, and end with a celebratory cocktail party. The gala evening is an engaging and community centered event that brings out the entire post production community.

Tickets for the HPA Awards consistently sell out, and early purchase is highly recommended. 2013 HPA Awards show tickets are available at http://hollywoodpostalliance.org/.  For questions regarding ticket purchases call 213-614-0860 or write to info@hpaawards.net. Press inquiries should be directed to Christine Purse or Mimi Rossi at ignite, 818.980.3473 or email mimi@ignite.bz.

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14 2013 Oct

Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award

The Preeminent Post Production Organization Will Honor Avid For a Heritage of Outstanding Contributions

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