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  • “For me, 3D and 48fps is a blessing” – Peter Jackson, The Hobbit
    Tuesday December 18th 2012

    With excitement building from the much anticipated opening of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit, filmed and projected at double the conventional frame rate, film professionals from Toronto and beyond recently gathered to discuss, advance and communicate the state of the art in high-frame rate (HFR) film techniques. The occasion was the High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D Cinema Workshop held on November 20, 2012 and sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation through the 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3D FLIC). The workshop featured talks with industry and academic leaders in HFR research, development and practice as well as practical demonstrations.

  • Weinstein movie studio, HBO lead Golden Globe field
    Thursday December 13th 2012

    The Weinstein Company topped Hollywood’s movie studios in Golden Globe nominations, giving a boost to its upcoming drama “Django Unchained,” while cable network HBO dominated television categories with the political film “Game Change.” The Globes rank among the most-watched accolades leading up to the Academy Awards, bringing recognition and headlines that help generate buzz, build audiences and sell DVDs. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce the winners in a nationwide telecast on Jan. 13. Among film nominations, Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s studio outpaced bigger deep-pocketed rivals with 14 nods including best dramatic film and four others for “Django Unchained.”

  • Amour takes top prize from L.A. film critics
    Tuesday December 11th 2012

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The French-language drama Amour was chosen as the year’s best film Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are among a flurry of year-end honours that help sort out the Academy Awards race. Among the group’s other honours, the 1950s cult drama The[…]

  • AFI announces its top film and TV programs of 2012
    Tuesday December 11th 2012

    The feature films ”Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Les Miserables” and the TV series “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” were among the recipients Monday of the American Film Institute’s AFI Awards 2012 for outstanding achievement in film and television. According to the AFI, the honorees are “selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/or make a mark on American society.”

  • Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis makes Toronto Film Festival’s top 10 of 2012
    Thursday December 06th 2012

    David Cronenberg’s cerebral thriller Cosmopolis, Sarah Polley’s deeply personal documentary Stories We Tell and Deepa Mehta’s sweeping adaptation of the Sal-man Rushdie novel Midnight’s Children are among the movies that made the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual list of best homegrown films. Canada’s top 10 feature and short films were[…]

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  • “For me, 3D and 48fps is a blessing” – Peter Jackson, The Hobbit
    Tuesday December 18th 2012

    With excitement building from the much anticipated opening of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit, filmed and projected at double the conventional frame rate, film professionals from Toronto and beyond recently gathered to discuss, advance and communicate the state of the art in high-frame rate (HFR) film techniques. The occasion was the High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D Cinema Workshop held on November 20, 2012 and sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation through the 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3D FLIC). The workshop featured talks with industry and academic leaders in HFR research, development and practice as well as practical demonstrations.

  • Weinstein movie studio, HBO lead Golden Globe field
    Thursday December 13th 2012

    The Weinstein Company topped Hollywood’s movie studios in Golden Globe nominations, giving a boost to its upcoming drama “Django Unchained,” while cable network HBO dominated television categories with the political film “Game Change.” The Globes rank among the most-watched accolades leading up to the Academy Awards, bringing recognition and headlines that help generate buzz, build audiences and sell DVDs. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce the winners in a nationwide telecast on Jan. 13. Among film nominations, Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s studio outpaced bigger deep-pocketed rivals with 14 nods including best dramatic film and four others for “Django Unchained.”

  • Amour takes top prize from L.A. film critics
    Tuesday December 11th 2012

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The French-language drama Amour was chosen as the year’s best film Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are among a flurry of year-end honours that help sort out the Academy Awards race. Among the group’s other honours, the 1950s cult drama The[…]

  • AFI announces its top film and TV programs of 2012
    Tuesday December 11th 2012

    The feature films ”Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Les Miserables” and the TV series “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” were among the recipients Monday of the American Film Institute’s AFI Awards 2012 for outstanding achievement in film and television. According to the AFI, the honorees are “selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/or make a mark on American society.”

  • Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis makes Toronto Film Festival’s top 10 of 2012
    Thursday December 06th 2012

    David Cronenberg’s cerebral thriller Cosmopolis, Sarah Polley’s deeply personal documentary Stories We Tell and Deepa Mehta’s sweeping adaptation of the Sal-man Rushdie novel Midnight’s Children are among the movies that made the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual list of best homegrown films. Canada’s top 10 feature and short films were[…]

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Archives for: December 20125
  • “For me, 3D and 48fps is a blessing” – Peter Jackson, The Hobbit
    Tuesday December 18th 2012

    With excitement building from the much anticipated opening of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit, filmed and projected at double the conventional frame rate, film professionals from Toronto and beyond recently gathered to discuss, advance and communicate the state of the art in high-frame rate (HFR) film techniques. The occasion was the High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D Cinema Workshop held on November 20, 2012 and sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation through the 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3D FLIC). The workshop featured talks with industry and academic leaders in HFR research, development and practice as well as practical demonstrations.

  • Weinstein movie studio, HBO lead Golden Globe field
    Thursday December 13th 2012

    The Weinstein Company topped Hollywood’s movie studios in Golden Globe nominations, giving a boost to its upcoming drama “Django Unchained,” while cable network HBO dominated television categories with the political film “Game Change.” The Globes rank among the most-watched accolades leading up to the Academy Awards, bringing recognition and headlines that help generate buzz, build audiences and sell DVDs. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce the winners in a nationwide telecast on Jan. 13. Among film nominations, Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s studio outpaced bigger deep-pocketed rivals with 14 nods including best dramatic film and four others for “Django Unchained.”

  • Amour takes top prize from L.A. film critics
    Tuesday December 11th 2012

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The French-language drama Amour was chosen as the year’s best film Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are among a flurry of year-end honours that help sort out the Academy Awards race. Among the group’s other honours, the 1950s cult drama The[…]

  • AFI announces its top film and TV programs of 2012
    Tuesday December 11th 2012

    The feature films ”Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Les Miserables” and the TV series “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” were among the recipients Monday of the American Film Institute’s AFI Awards 2012 for outstanding achievement in film and television. According to the AFI, the honorees are “selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/or make a mark on American society.”

  • Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis makes Toronto Film Festival’s top 10 of 2012
    Thursday December 06th 2012

    David Cronenberg’s cerebral thriller Cosmopolis, Sarah Polley’s deeply personal documentary Stories We Tell and Deepa Mehta’s sweeping adaptation of the Sal-man Rushdie novel Midnight’s Children are among the movies that made the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual list of best homegrown films. Canada’s top 10 feature and short films were[…]

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