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Nan Wilson's Manage Ad Music acquired by BMAT Music Innovators to become MAM BMAT
September 19, 2022Los Angeles, CA - September 19, 2022 - Manage Ad Music - MAM - a company specializing in the collection of music royalties founded by Nan Wilson in 2000, has been acquired by BMAT Music Innovators, a global music technology company specialized in connecting all players of the industry to amplify the value of music to now become known as MAM BMAT. The announcement was made today by Nan Wilson, President of MAM BMAT and by Pedro Cano, one of the CEOs of BMAT. In related news, BMAT has just released a data-driven music usage TV report in collaboration with the Production Music Association. The report has determined that 46% of the music played on broadcast and cable TV across the U.S. is production music. Commercial music only accounts for 7% of total usage. The report can be accessed here - https://www.bmat.com/tv-music-usage-us/. The new MAM BMAT company will have a strong presence during the upcoming 2022 Production Music Conference, to be held September 21-23, at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. On Friday, September 23, at 12:30 pm, MAM BMAT will present a panel entitled "Baby Got Backend: The Future of Sync Music Royalties," that will feature Nan Wilson as moderator, and guest speakers: Connor Marks, VP, Publishing, APM; Serona Elton, Head of Educational Partnerships, The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC); and Randy Wachtler, President, 11OneMusic. The panel will address the future of production music backend income streams - everything after the sync fee. Other topics to be explored will include - • Performance royalty trends: platforms, usage types, growth, collections. • What are opportunities for PL mechanical royalties? How do they collect them? • What are opportunities for PL digital royalties? How do they collect them? • Are there PL opportunities for AdRevenue share? On what platforms? How do they collect them? • What is the future of making money in VOD for production libraries? • How to find blanket licensed songs usages and unlicensed usages? • Production Music - should it be distributed? • Updating metadata across all collecting societies? • Is there backend money when you license to a video game? • Performance and mechanical royalties for libraries in Online Ads, Podcasts, General Entertainment on YouTube. As a result of the acquisition of MAM by BMAT, the new MAM BMAT is now offering a wide array of additional services, including global performance royalty administration for music, music performance monitoring and market analysis reporting. Regarding the formation of MAM BMAT, Nan Wilson said, "This merger is a game-changer in maximizing performance royalty revenues around the world. By joining forces, we can now meld MAM's longstanding relationships and expertise with BMAT's pristine technology." Adds Pedro Cano, "We are delighted to join forces with MAM. BMAT's authoritative and comprehensive music usage data is the standard for more than 100 PRO and major industry players. MAM adds the expertise, wisdom and loving care to monetize this data. MAM is a critical addition to the Music OS, bringing not only the performance royalty collection in the TV ads but also a 20-year-plus relationship with composers, music houses, publishers and libraries." Longtime MAM client Marcia Kutz, Director of Operations and Strategic Partnerships with Warner Chappell Production Music has said, "MAM always provides 'above-and-beyond' personalized, results-driven customer service. They have the most thorough data curation for supporting royalty claims, utilizing multiple performance sources for leading-edge metrics. Nan Wilson and her staff have intrinsic knowledge of production music and provide excellent data assistance when needed." About the 2022 Production Music Conference. The Production Music Association's 2022 Production Music Conference will take place September 21-23, at the OMNI Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The PMA is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, dedicated to advancing the unique value of production music. A non-profit organization, the PMA counts over 670 music publisher and composer members, including major labels, independent boutiques, emerging composers and well-known Grammy Award winners are included within the PMA's membership. pmamusic.com/events/pmc-2022 About Manage Ad Music. Launched by longtime music industry veteran Nan Wilson in 2000, Manage Ad Music - MAM - is a tight, global firm of performance royalty experts focused on helping music composers and publishers collect their due royalties. MAM began with a vision to merge the primary facets of advertising and music royalty collection. Wilson conceived MAM after many years of advertising experience working with agencies, music production and media buying had revealed to her a new, more efficient method for collecting music royalties not yet pursued within the industry. Wilson serves as an advocate for new possibilities in the advertising music royalty world, both within the U.S. and globally. Designed as a boutique, 'one-stop shop' for collecting performance royalties on music played in commercials, MAM has helped composers, music houses, publishers and libraries of all shapes and sizes harvest their maximum advertising music royalties through meticulous data and performance analysis. Comprised of a global family of industry pros and musicians, MAM is dedicated to helping fellow artists make money so they can creatively thrive. manageadmusic.com About BMAT Music Innovators. With the slogan: "We're the Operating System for the Music Industry - A platform that pumps up the jam of every play," BMAT is a music innovation company with a mission to index all music usage and ownership data. They help all different companies in the music industry better their data operations to make sure artists get paid for their plays. Every day BMAT delivers 27 billion matches and 80 million identifications to CMOs, publishers, record labels, broadcasters, and DSPs globally. Driven by machine learning and copyright expertise, BMAT's Music Operating System pumps neutral data and authoritative knowledge to everyone along the chain. Everyone who makes or uses music can plug in to ease operations, increase earnings, and get in sync with everyone else. bmat.com
Fourth Installment in Hit Christian Drama Series Screens in Los Angeles
September 15, 2022Los Angeles, CA - The glitz and the glam were brought to the AMC cineplex in the Westfield Century City Mall on the eve of September 13th, as PureFlix hosted a private screening to show appreciation for members and supporters of the 'God's Not Dead' film series. The original film, which was released in 2014, told the story of Christian college student whose faith is challenged by an atheist philosophy professor, who declares God a pre-scientific fiction. The film grossed a staggering $62 million at the US box office on a budget of just $2 million. The special screening was for 'God's Not Dead: We the People', starring David A. R. White, Antonio Sabato Jr., and William Foresythe. 'We the People' was released in 2021 and grossed $1.1 million in its special three-night-only engagement. The story portrays a group of parents, led by a local pastor, whose homeschooling methods are brought into question after an agent from social services makes an unexpected visit to one of their homes, and deems the educational setup inadequate. The case makes its way to Washington D.C. in defense of homeschooling, and to also prove, once and for all, that God is truly "not dead!" Step and Repeat LA printed two 8'H x 10'W backdrops to serve as the evening's photo op for all those in attendance. The backdrops were printed on a matte-finished polyester blend fabric that eliminates the possibility of glare often seen in photos where flash photography was used. The setup was accompanied by movie posters printed on high quality gatorboard, and decked out with a plush 20' red carpet to add that legendary Hollywood touch! 'God's Not Dead: We the People' and all three previous films in the series are currently available to view on the PurFlix platform. From movie premieres to private birthday parties, Step and Repeat LA has been creating backdrops for countless events for nearly 15 years. The company provides top-notch sales executives to handle every detail, a cutting-edge design team that can create custom-designed layouts, as well as in-house printing, production, and quality check. Delivery, setup and take-down services are also available and are done by Step and Repeat LA's experienced crew. And with 24 hour turnaround capability, it's no wonder Step and Repeat LA has become The City of Angel's premiere red carpet backdrop company!
Blesscode Entertainment chooses Arroyo West Studios
Setember 15, 2022I want to thank Blesscode Entertainment for choosing Arroyo West Studios to shoot two music videos for the rock group I Prevail . I can't say enough about the creative and the visual effects prowess of this remarkable production company. Their producers, Phoenix Vaughn , Tanner Gordon , Veronika Graves , Ashley Haines , and writer/director Jensen Noen , are a powerful and highly creative team. Check out the first completed music video, "Self-Destruction " and see for yourself. The second video "There's Fear in Letting Go" is still in post production, as it's heavy with visual effects. I'll post photos and more about it on our website once the video is released. Besides our good rates and amenities, the producers also chose Arroyo West Studios for our De Sisti Lighting Hoist System . After Justin Jones, Director of Photography, and Arthur Girgoryan, the Gaffer, scouted our studios and saw the lighting hoist system, they knew they had to shoot here. Immediately they realized the many advantages of our hoist system and how it would allow them to be more efficient and productive. Each lighting hoist has power and DMX built-in , saving the crew time and expense. The advantage of easily raising and lowering lights and green screens helped speed up the pre-light and made any changes easier and faster. It was a real game changer. The band was great to work with and always kept their high energy for every take. I Prevail's popularity has grown so much in such a short period of time, you'll definitely be hearing and seeing a lot more of them in the near future. Check out the band's website for more information about their latest music and more. Also, a big shout-out to their record label, Fearless Records . It was a privilege having Blesscode Entertainment and I Prevail here at Arroyo West Studios. I'm looking forward to having them and their awesome crew back again soon! Carl Schloetel Director of Sales Marketing/ Studio Manager Arroyo West Studios
The International Cinematographers Guild to Honor Emmy® Nominated Cinematographer Patti Lee, ASC with the ASC Mentor Award
September 14, 2022LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2022 - The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will honor Emmy® nominated cinematographer Patti Lee, ASC ("Bob Hearts Abishola," "Superior Donuts," "Call Me Kat") with the ASC Mentor Award at the 2022 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA) , spotlighting promising cinematographers and providing crucial exposure needed to succeed in the motion picture industry. The honor and a showcase of the 10 final selected short films will be presented at the ECA event on October 2, 2022, at the Wolf Theatre in the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, followed by a cocktail reception. Patti Lee received her bachelor's degree from UCLA film school, and began her career lighting feature films, commercials, music videos, and television shows, working first as a set lighting technician and then becoming a gaffer. All during that time, she continued to sharpen her skills as a cinematographer on independent projects, including the Independent Spirit Award nominee, "Bunny." Patti got her first big break as Director of Photography on "The Bernie Mac Show." Since then, she has been busy shooting both single and multi-camera television and has received Emmy® nominations for her work on "Bob Hearts Abishola," "Call Me Kat," and "Superior Donuts." In addition to her work as a Director of Photography, Patti Lee produced the Emmy® nominated feature documentary, "A Small Act," which premiered at Sundance and aired on HBO. The film was named by Roger Ebert as one of "The Best Documentaries of 2010." The winning filmmakers, who have been selected from 108 submissions nationwide, are: Andrew Aiello, Green Cobra , Austin Scott Ahlborg, Lotus , Jac Cheairs, KENOBI: A Star Wars Fan Film , Morgan Gardiner, Molly Robber , Gregor Tavenner, Pleasant Canyon , Jason Chau, Sting , Michael Tedford, The Elder Scrolls Legends , Leonard P. Walsh, Kingsnake , Eric M. Hurt, Singularity , Allie Schultz, Your Monster . ICG's Emerging Cinematographer Awards gives Local 600 members an opportunity to present themselves as directors of photography by submitting a short film with a running time of 30 minutes or less for consideration. The awards are open to any member of the Guild who is not already classified as a director of photography. The films are selected by a panel of ICG members from across the country. For more information about the ECAs go to www.ecawards.net or contact MaryAnne MacDougall at email@example.com . The ICG's Emerging Cinematographer Awards are sponsored by Premier: Panavision (Family of Companies); Platinum: Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment; Gold: The Studio- B&H, TRP Worldwide, ZEISS Cinematography;Silver: Picture Shop, Band Pro, Aputure, The Tiffen Company, Sigma Corporation, Quasar Science; Bronze: ARRI, Fujifilm, JL Fisher, Inc., Rosco, AbelCine, Kino Flo, Matthews Studio Equipment; Media Partners: American Society of Cinematographers, Cine Gear Expo, Deluxe, DF Studio, Fourth Dimension Events, ICG Magazine, Mill Valley Film Festival, NAB, Production Hub, Screen International, SHOOT, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, Variety. ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD (ICG, Local 600). The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents approximately 9,000 members who work in film, television, streaming and commercials as directors of photography, camera operators, digital imaging technicians, visual effects supervisors, still photographers, camera assistants, film loaders, broadcasters and all members of camera crews and publicists. The first cinematographers' union was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn't until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild. In addition to its work organizing, bargaining and enforcing contracts, advocating for legislation that serves working families, training and mentorship, ICG's ongoing events include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG Magazine.
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 27th ANNUAL ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS ARE OPEN ONLINE
September 14, 2022LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2022 - Television and Feature Film submissions for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 27th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards will open on Monday, September 19, 2022. The online submission forms may be accessed at adg.org . The ADG Awards gala will be held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday, February 18, 2023. This year's program will split the One Hour Period/Fantasy Single Camera Series Category into two new separate categories: "One Hour Period Single Camera Series," and "One Hour Fantasy Single Camera Series." The official announcement came from ADG President, Nelson Coates. Coates said, "These newly minted singular awards categories of One Hour Period Single Camera Series and One Hour Fantasy Single Camera Series recognize the exponential growth in quantity and quality of eligible projects in large part as a result of increased viewer popularity. We are thrilled to celebrate the design excellence of projects in these categories and their unique design achievements." The ADG will present winners in 14 competitive categories representing theatrical films, television programs, commercials, animated feature films and music videos. The categories include Period Feature Films, Fantasy Feature Films, Contemporary Feature Films, Animated Feature Films, One Hour Period Single-Camera Series, One Hour Fantasy Single-Camera Series, One Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series, Television Movie or Limited Series, Half Hour Single-Camera Series, Multi-Camera Series, Variety, Reality or Competition Series, Variety Special, Commercials, Short Format: Music Video or WebSeries. For a complete list of the ADG Award Rules and Submission Guidelines: 27th ADG Rules Document Submission deadline for Television is Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 and the deadline for Feature Film submissions is Monday, December 5, 2022. Nominations for ADG's Excellence in Production Design Awards will be announced Monday, January 9, 2023. Final online voting will begin on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. This date has been revised from our previous announcement. For a complete timeline of the ADG Awards Season: 27th ADG Awards Timeline Returning as producer of this year's ADG Awards is Art Director Michael Allen Glover, ADG ( Station Eleven, The Alienist, Solos ). Joining the team as co-producer is Production Designer Megan Elizabeth Bell, ADG ( Out of the Blue, Breakwater, American Murderer ). ADG Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by producers' signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions. Honorees for Cinematic Imagery Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Hall of Fame and the William Cameron Menzies Award will be announced at a later date. Further inquiries regarding the ADG Awards may be directed to Debbie Patton, ADG Awards & Events Director, at 818.762.9995 Email: Debbie@adg.org (#ADGawards) ABOUT THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD. Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 3,000 members who work throughout the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers and Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers; and Illustrators and Matte Artists. The ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society screening series, annual "Excellence in Production Design Awards" gala, bimonthly craft magazine (PERSPECTIVE) , figure drawing and other creative workshops, extensive technology and craft training programs and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. For the Guild's online directory and website resources, go to www.adg.org . Connect with the Art Directors Guild on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .
Tight Deadlines are Never a Problem
September 14, 2022For those of us who eat, sleep, and breathe production, we're accustomed to tight deadlines. When it comes to meeting the audio needs of ad agencies and production companies, LA Digital Recording is at the top of its game. This boutique audio facility is best-known in the Hollywood community for its quality TV/Film ADR. However, the staff at LADR knows that they will be very busy from late fall into the New Year recording voice-over talent for a wide range of Super Bowl ads. "We never know which celebrities are going to walk through our doors to record their :30 and :60-second spots, that will be seen and heard around the world during the Super Bowl. It's our job to be professional and adapt quickly to changes that come from the ad agencies", says Christina Tropp, Studio Director at LA Digital Recording. "These days last-minute script changes are the norm in the world of high-profile TV commercials". The Studio Director goes on to say, "Our job is to help our clients meet every deadline expected and unexpected". While the crew at LA Digital Recording is busy working on Super Bowl Ads, they may simultaneously be recording ADR work for some of today's top-rated shows as well as recording podcasts for their entertainment news clients. Because of advancements in technology, these days most actors and producers have been recording from home. They're happy when they have the opportunity to work in-studio because of LADR's charming and welcoming atmosphere. Whether it's a Super Bowl ad or TV/ADR work LA Digital Recording is a trusted source for most broadcast and audio production needs. LA Digital Recording is located in Toluca Lake, CA close to all major Burbank and Universal City production facilities.
SECOND ANNUAL DOME FEST WEST EVENT OCTOBER 6-9
September 13, 2022Costa Mesa, CA, September 13, 2022 - Designed to take full-dome content "to the next level," the organizers of "Dome Fest West" have announced their slate of featured, 360-degree Media Shows and Full-Dome Films, as well as the three keynote speakers for their Second Annual/2022 event, which will begin on Thursday, October 6, 6-9pm/PT at the Orange Coast College Community Planetarium in Costa Mesa, CA - "the City of the Arts." Dome Fest West 2022 will continue on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, from 9am to 8pm, and on October 9, from 9am to 6pm. On Oct 9 at 7pm, a final award ceremony will take place. Tickets for Dome Fest West are available here: https://domefestwest2022.eventbrite.com Dome Fest West (DFW) is an annual, 360-degree film festival and conference that brings together the filmmaking community, Hollywood filmmakers and up-and-coming immersive content creators from around the world. This year's festival will screen numerous, fully-immersive, full-dome, 360-degree media shows, chosen as the best productions of 2021-22. The festival will also include new technology presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops, industry gatherings and parties. Event organizers expect up to 300 immersive filmmakers from around the globe to attend this year's festival in-person as well as virtually. The keynote speakers for Dome Fest West 2022 will be Ed Lantz, Carolyn Collins Petersen and Nanea Reeves: On Friday, Oct. 7 at 3pm, Ed Lantz, a Co-Founder of Dome Fest West, will address the topic: "The Metaverse, Domes, and XR Stages: A Grand Convergence?" He will discuss how convergence will create new opportunities for immersive storytelling and experiences, with the dome format being well suited for large-scale events, while the XR Stage offers a more intimate and personal experience. According to Lantz, the Metaverse provides a platform for both dome-based and XR Stage-based experiences. An immersive media entrepreneur, engineer, producer and experience designer, Ed Lantz left aerospace engineering in 1990 to transform traditional planetariums into immersive visualization environments. As such, he designed over a dozen dome theaters worldwide, including Egypt's Library of Alexandria Planetarium, Domodigital at Papalote Museo del Niño in Mexico City, and the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK. On Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11am, Carolyn Collins Petersen, CEO of Loch Ness Productions, will present her talk: It All Began in a Cave: The Immersive Experience. The discussion will cover how, from the earliest cave paintings in Lascaux, France, to today's worlds in Metaspace and out-of-home entertainment venues, people have used immer-sive environments to cross space and time, explore new worlds, and be exposed to new viewpoints. Collins Petersen, a member of the IMERSA Board of Directors, will talk about the future of immersion by way of past experiences with the medium, and will also touch upon IMERSA's role at the crossroads of immersive theater, AR, VR, and XR experiences. A science writer and content producer, Collins Petersen has written numerous documentary and entertainment scripts, as well as seven books about astronomy and space exploration. She has also written for a number of major exhibit projects, including Los Angeles's Griffith Observatory, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Shanghai Astronomical Museum. Collins Petersen's company, Loch Ness Productions, is a major distributor of full-dome content to theaters around the world. And DFW's final keynote speech on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 11am, will be delivered by Nanea Reeves, the founder and CEO of TRIPP. TRIPP is the category-leading global XR Wellness company, pioneering innovative technologies that deepen connection to self, facilitate mental well-being, and enable personal and collective transformation. Under Reeves' leadership, TRIPP has grown to become the fastest-growing XR wellness platform, with nearly 6 million wellness sessions served in virtual reality. The company's offerings now extend beyond VR to include AR and mobile, making TRIPP the only cross-platform wellness application. Among DFW 2022's Highlighted Media Shows and Full-Dome Films: ** Lands of the Americas : Produced by Pascal Pelletier and directed by Patrick Bossé, this film presents the powerful life story of multidisciplinary artist René Derouin, who, in 2016, celebrated his 80th birthday and 60 years of artistic practice. Taking the form of a "road movie," the film's plot revolves around Derouin's artistic creations in connection with the key places of his journey: life in his native land in Quebec; the trips back and forth to his host land in Mexico; his exiles all over the world, including Japan; and especially in America, with a crossing of the United States and a passage in the Far North. For more than information: http://territoiresdesameriques.ca/en/ ** Bébé Symphonique : Produced by Nicolas Lemieux (GSI Musique,) and directed by Marcella Grimaux (Noisy Head Studio,) this fun project combines 2D, 3D and frame-by-frame animation into a family-friendly, multimedia show that transports children from birth to 18 months - along with their parents - into a marvelous universe of shapes, colors and textures designed to capture their attention. The film is set to music performed by the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. More information: https://www.bebesymphonique.com/ ** Last Whispers : Produced and directed by Lena Herzog, wife of renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog, this moving film depicts the extinction of various indigenous languages. Today, out of the 7,000 languages remaining on Earth, only 30 are spoken by the majority of the world's population. It is estimated that at least half of the planet's currently spoken languages will have died out by the end of this century. Last Whispers addresses this rapid, mass extinction of many languages. More info: https://www.lastwhispers.org/ ** Star Dreaming : A magical odyssey through time and space, Star Dreaming presents two children as they explore the mysteries of the Universe by observing the world's oldest living culture and the world's largest radio telescope, both located deep in the arid heartland of the Murchison region of Western Australia - the Australian Outback. There, Max and Lucia are led on a magical odyssey, during which they learn about the beginnings of time and space; the life cycle of stars; and the ancient land of the Yamaji people, who share with them stories that have been passed on from generation to generation. More info: www.stardreaming.com.au ** -22.7°C : Produced by Pascal Pelletier (Zorba, Production 21,) and directed by Dirty Monitor, Société des arts technologiques, this film takes the viewer on a musical journey to sources of creative inspiration on the world's largest Island, Greenland. There, electronic music producer Molécule has captured the sounds of the Arctic, where he has composed his latest work. More info: https://hubblo.ca/en/ Interesting Side Note. Dome Fest West 2022 is one of four qualifying full-dome festivals for the #BestOfEarth Awards, which will take place on March 25, 2023. In addition to Dome Fest West, those four festivals include the Full Dome Festival, Jena, Germany; Full Dome UK in Plymouth, UK; and the Dome Under Festival in Melborne, Australia. Films selected for exhibit at any of the four festivals are automatically qualified to possibly receive a #BestOfEarth award, the highest honor a full-dome film can receive within the global immersive cinema community. DFW Executive Director Ryan Moore, and co-founders Ed Lantz and Kate McCallum, worked with Micky Remann to produce #BestOfEarth as a response to the COVID crisis, which compromised many of the traditional festival outlets for artists' work to be recognized. About DOME FEST WEST FOUNDERS. Ryan Moore Dome Fest West Executive Director/Founder Ryan Moore is also the founder of Experience 360°, a Burbank-based Virtual Experience Design Studio that has been creating branded and narrative immersive content since 2015. Moore's diverse career within the film production arena includes experimental branded content (for clients Disney, Toyota and GoPro;) TV commercials (for clients Pepsi and Jack In The Box;) music festival coverage (for client Fuse Media;) and Reality TV projects (including the series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Ed Lantz DFW Co-Founder Ed Lantz is an immersive media entrepreneur, engineer, producer and experience designer. Lantz left aerospace engineering in 1990 to transform traditional planetariums into immersive visualization environments, designing over a dozen dome theaters worldwide including Egypt's Library of Alexandria Planetarium, Domodigital at Papalote Museo del Niño in Mexico City, and the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK. He sees modern digital domes as "digital temples of transformation" for their ability to combine art and science to create compelling immersive journeys, performances and experiences with positive impact. His company Vortex Immersion Media develops immersive media venues and experiences for clients and audiences worldwide. Kate McCallum DFW Co-Founder Kate McCallum is an award-winning multi-media producer/writer, with 20 years background at NBCUniversal and Paramount Studios. She is also the founder of c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, a 501c3 whose mission is to "Create a better future through the power of arts, media and storytelling," and Bridge Arts Media, a media development and production company. McCallum produces full-dome and immersive content, served six years on the Producers Guild of America New Media Council, is a member of the TV Academy, and recently co-authored Handbook of Research on the Global Impacts and Roles of Immersive Media. About DOME FEST WEST. Launched in Fall 2021, Dome Fest West is an immersive Dome film festival and conference designed to introduce the global immersive Dome filmmaking community to Hollywood's new, up-and-coming content creators. Presenting "The World's Best Dome Media that Exists Today," Dome Fest West annually showcases full-dome film screenings, new technology presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops and exclusive parties. Immersive filmmakers from around the globe attend the festival each year - an event which has been designed to take immersive Dome content "to the next level." Check out Dome Fest West on social media: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DomeFestWest/ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/domefestwest/ • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/domefestwest • Website: https://www.domefestwest.com
SYNCWEASEL LAUNCHES AS NEW PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARY
September 12, 2022SYNCWEASEL LAUNCHES AS NEW PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARY: COMPANY OFFERS FRESH MUSIC TO CLIENTS ACROSS ALL MEDIA, CULLED FROM EMERGING ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD Orlando, FL, September 12, 2022 - SyncWeasel has been launched in Orlando, Florida, as a new Production Music Library. The company offers clients working across all media fresh music tracks (3,000 upon launch) culled from emerging artists around the world. The announcement was made today by David Katzoff, CEO/Founder, Jay Stollman, Director of Business Development, and Phil McArthur, Creative Director. SyncWeasel provides hip, fresh music tracks created and produced by a worldwide network of acclaimed composers, musicians and songwriters. These tracks are meticulously curated, constantly updated, and assembled in the company's easy-to-use and comprehensive production music library. SyncWeasel tracks are pre-cleared, ready-to-license music for all media created by composers who have provided music for major TV and film projects, advertising campaigns and interactive media clients. In addition, SyncWeasel also offers music supervision services and custom music production, upon request. To view the company's promotional trailer, please see: https://youtu.be/qC-7N2WE3R4 SyncWeasel's composers have created music for and with many of the world's leading entertainment industry brands, including major TV networks and streamers, and production companies, including CBS, NBC, ABC, A&E, Spike, Nick, X-Games, History, GSN, FOX, DirecTV and CNBC. SyncWeasel's first music offerings have been categorized within these genres: Punky Rock, Epic Cinematic, Django, Edgy Electronic, Latin Heat, Dreamy Ambience, Quirky Fun, Human Drama, HipHop, Corporate Speak, Be Happy and Holiday. Regarding the formation of SyncWeasel, Mr. Stollman said, "Given the ever-increasing number of broadcast TV, cable, satellite, film, streaming, online and digital media platforms and opportunities that exist today for composers and songwriters by which to get their music heard, we felt now would be a great time to throw our hat into the ring! There's a huge market out there for fresh, never-before-heard audio, and we are working in a highly collaborative manner with remarkably gifted musicians and composers from every corner of the globe. We think that having fresh new tracks that have never seen the marketplace previously will bring a creative infusion into the media world. We invite potential new clients to check out our offerings - we're confident they'll hear exciting new material they've never experienced before." ABOUT THE FOUNDERS. About David Katzoff /figcaption> A native of Orlando, Florida, David Katzoff launched a very successful IT product/services company deeply involved within the Life Sciences space in 2003. Twenty-years of diligence and brand-building later, that company was acquired - presenting Katzoff with the opportunity in 2022 to launch SyncWeasel, an important new production music library company which endeavors to meld his technology, business, and musical strengths. Earlier in his career, Katzoff performed as a keyboard player with many high-profile musical outfits in the 1990s. As the keyboardist in a New York City-based band called Strangers On A Train, Katzoff and his band mates enjoyed many successful gigs such as Fleet Weeks, where the group shared the bill with Joan Jett and Marcy Brothers. Strangers On A Train also performed in other well-known Manhattan-area venues, such as My Father's Place, The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, the China Club, and Maxwells. About Jay Stollman /figcaption> A multi-faceted instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, and music industry professional for 50 years, Jay Stollman comes to SyncWeasel with an extensive background in the composition, production and placement of music for TV, Film, Advertising and Interactive Media. As a partner in New York's Kingsize Music, Stollman composed music for many NBC programs, winning several awards (International Mobius, New York Festivals, Cine-Golden Eagle) for his work on NBC's "TODAY Show." He was also instrumental in creating the Kingsize Music Library, which is now a part of 615 Music/Warner Chappell Music Group. Over the past several years, Stollman, a native of Connecticut, has written for or placed music with most every network and in many feature films. In addition to his work for NBC's "TODAY," notable placements include NBC's "The Voice," "Saturday Night Live," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," A&E's "Biography," FOX Sports, HBO's "Sex & The City," "The Martha Stewart Show," "Dancing With The Stars," "American Pickers," "Pawn Stars," "Real Housewives of Atlanta & Miami," "The Early Show"/CBS, PBS "Great Performances," NFL on CBS, NBA Action on CBS, and various series and specials airing on The Food Network, CNBC, MSNBC, Univision, USA Networks, Viacom, Discovery Networks, History Channel, and many more. Stollman's experience in the Production Music Industry includes a long-term project as Managing Director (2006-2008) of a major music library for SONY/ATV, writing, producing, and coordinating the work of fifty composers worldwide. This catalog was licensed to Getty Images via Sony/ATV and is being marketed as the Spin City Library. From 2008-2009, Jay Stollman worked as a Business Development Consultant and Composer for Jingle Punks Music in New York. He directed company executives in the development of a new Production Music Library, which has grown to be the top provider of music for TV in the United States and abroad. Stollman is credited with thousands of music placements worldwide for that company. In addition to his role with SyncWeasel, Jay Stollman is still active as a performer and recording artist, continues to compose music for all media, and remains "in-demand" as a consultant in the entertainment, music and music- licensing industries. About Phil McArthur /figcaption> Native New Yorker and SyncWeasel's Creative Director Phil McArthur, who now lives in Charlotte, N.C., has performed and recorded with hundreds of artists across the globe, including Ricky Martin, Franco DeVita, Joss Stone, Alejandro Sanz, David Lee Roth, Edgar Winter, Marc Anthony, Rod Stewart, KC & The Sunshine Band and many others. In addition to being a touring bassist, McArthur has also been composing and producing production music for the past 30 years. ABOUT SYNCWEASEL. Founded in 2022 by David Katzkoff in Orlando, Florida, SyncWeasel is a new production music library company that provides hip, fresh music tracks created and produced by a worldwide network of acclaimed composers. These tracks are meticulously curated and assembled in the company's easy-to-use and comprehensive production music library. SyncWeasel tracks are pre-cleared, ready-to-license music for all media created by composers who have provided music for major TV, film, advertising and interactive media clients. In addition, SyncWeasel also offers music supervision services and custom music production, upon request. Please visit: https://syncweasel.com/
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