• DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group CES 2020 Event

    DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group held its annual CES party for home entertainment executives at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. The event drew a wide range of guests, including home video presidents from the major studios and leading consumer electronics executives such as John Taylor of LG Electronics.

  • UHD Alliance Media Event for Filmmaker Mode

    The UHD Alliance held a press conference Jan. 6 on the eve of CES, announcing that three Hollywood guilds, the Film Foundation, consumer electronics companies Samsung and Philips (TP Vision, Europe), and Kaleidescape have joined a growing number of organizations supporting  Filmmaker Mode, which  triggers specific video settings recommended by a host of Hollywood’s most … Continue reading “UHD Alliance Media Event for Filmmaker Mode”

  • ‘Variety’ 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees Feted

    Variety inducted five into its Hall of Fame Dec. 3 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards, which began in the early days of video, now celebrate innovation in multiplatform entertainment. This year’s event benefitted City Year. Inductees included writer, director and producer Greg Berlanti; DreamWorks Animation president Margie Cohn; actor, writer, director and producer Bill … Continue reading “‘Variety’ 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees Feted”

  • ‘Angry Birds 2’ Goes to the Zoo

    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrated the home entertainment launch of The Angry Birds Movie 2 Nov. 9 at the Los Angeles Zoo. The sequel was available Oct. 29 on digital and debuted Nov. 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. (Photos by Jamie Phan)

  • DEG Fetes 2019 Hedy Lamarr Award Recipients

    Willow Bay, dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, received the third annual “Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology” from DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group Nov. 12 on the Sony lot in Culver City, Calif. The DEG created the Innovation Award to recognize female executives in the fields of entertainment … Continue reading “DEG Fetes 2019 Hedy Lamarr Award Recipients”

  • 80-Year-Old ‘Wizard of Oz’ Gets Makeover for 4K

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment hosted a presentation on the studio lot Oct. 28 to talk about the restoration of The Wizard of Oz for the 4K UHD release. The studio went back to the three-strip Technicolor negative to restore the film in 8K, 16 bit resolution for the film’s 80th anniversary release.  The classic debuts … Continue reading “80-Year-Old ‘Wizard of Oz’ Gets Makeover for 4K”

  • ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Screening

    The Cinema Society hosted a screening of Disney’s live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp at iPic Theater in New York Oct. 22. The film will be available through the Disney+ streaming service when it launches Nov. 12. Among the attendees were representatives from North Shore Animal League America, which has been making a positive … Continue reading “‘Lady and the Tramp’ Screening”

  • EMA Hosts OTT Event

    The Entertainment Merchants Association hosted the OTT_X@Pipeline event Sept. 25 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. The event explored the evolution and marketplace of the over-the-top space. (L-R): The EMA’s Eric Hanson and Mark Fisher with Cinedigm’s Yolanda Macias.

  • Spidey Field Trip

    Instructor chaperones Mr. Harrington (Martin Starr) and Mr. Dell (J.B. Smoove) Sept. 17 took journalists and others on a field trip around Los Angeles to uncover some of the visual magic behind Spider-Man: Far From Home, available now on digital and Oct. 1 on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Among the … Continue reading “Spidey Field Trip”

  • UHD Alliance Introduces ‘Filmmaker Mode’

    The UHD Alliance, along with leaders in consumer electronics, the Hollywood studios and members of the filmmaking community, Aug. 27 announced collaboration on a new viewing mode for watching movies and episodic TV called “Filmmaker Mode,” designed to reproduce the content in the way the creator intended. (L-R): Panasonic’s Ron Martin, Vizio’s Kenneth Lowe, Warner’s … Continue reading “UHD Alliance Introduces ‘Filmmaker Mode’”