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2013 HPA Awards


The 2013 Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Awards were recently handed out at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA recognizes postproduction companies and individuals for their outstanding contributions in creating feature films, television shows, commercials and visual entertainment for worldwide enjoyment. A full audience of industry insiders and luminaries attended the eighth annual gala to spotlight the most innovative leaders in postproduction with three special honors and awards in 12 creative categories. One such winner is Avid, which was honored with the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Postproduction. Avid President/CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. accepted the award on behalf of the company. Other special awards included Engineering Excellence and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Postproduction.



Digital Hollywood 2013

IMG 0931The annual Digital Hollywood conference continues to grow, and the 2013 event offered an impressive lineup of speakers that included artists, producers, executives and techies. Event Producer Victor Harwood and his team assembled a comprehensive and, at times, overwhelming mix of panels to address a wide array of topics, such as the backend infrastructure of online data storage and the growing distribution of Web content as the successor to cable TV networks.


Location Professionals Honored at COLA Awards

IMG 2756The 19th annual California On Location Awards (COLA) recently bestowed its awards to film and television industry location professionals for professional excellence in 10 categories. Held at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, the event welcomed a capacity audience of entertainment industry professionals and was steered by Master of Ceremonies Perry King, a veteran film, television and theater actor.


AFM 2013 Screens Ron Howard’s Made in America

MadeInAmericaThe 2013 American Film Market (AFM) features an impressive who’s who of global industry talent, including many award-worthy film and television icons. One such talent is Oscar-winning Director Ron Howard, whose new music documentary Made in America (starring Eddie Vedder, Jay Z, Kanye West and many other notable musicians) will premiere among the 402 films showcased at this year’s event. AFM 2013 will include 321 market premieres and 75 world premieres in 30 languages from 51 countries, while the annual market, which launched in 1981, will host over 8,000 buyers and industry professionals from more than 70 countries.


DV Expo West in L.A.

IMG 0265The Digital Video Expo has returned to the sunny west coast to hold its 2013 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Keeping a solid reputation as a one-stop training and networking expo, this year’s show had a favorable response as attendees had a chance to check out the top-notch equipment they’ve been hearing about since the 2013 NAB Show.

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