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SEQUIN ADDS SaaS EXECUTIVE BRYAN BRECKENRIDGE TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
October 20, 2021Glastonbury, CT, October 20, 2021 -- Sequin has announced that Bryan Breckenridge, Head of Impact for Snyk, has been elected to the company's Board of Directors. Concurrently, Sequin has launched a new Saas Metaverse solution called: Sequin.AppSequin's professional services team leverages gaming engine technology - specifically the Unreal Engine - to change what's possible within the entertainment industry in delivering virtual production and augmented reality experiences. Sequin has worked on projects with Madonna, Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg and Ariana Grande, and most recently worked on FOX TV's "Alter Ego" avatar competition series."I'm excited to help Sequin connect with SaaS industry leaders and build momentum in this exciting market segment," Breckenridge said. "Empowering AR professionals to collaborate efficiently and cost effectively will be a key industry accelerator."Adds Robert DeFranco, Sequin Executive, "Bryan Breckenridge has a stellar track record of driving customer loyalty, sales, revenue and collaborative strategy in organizations, as well as championing social impact initiatives. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our business as we launch our Metaverse SaaS content solution Sequin.App. His success in leading SaaS teams and implementing strategies to deliver customer value are sure to guide us as we continue to grow the company."DeFranco, who has previously held positions at SaaS companies, continues: "Our plan has always been to transition Sequin to an SaaS company, applying what we have learned from our service engagements to our software development. We are excited about launching Sequin.App to help accelerate the adoption of the Unreal Engine. Everyone, without any training, can now use Unreal in 30-seconds or less."ABOUT BRYAN BRECKENRIDGEBryan Breckenridge has held positions at iconic Silicon Valley companies like Salesforce.com, Linkedin, Box and Zillow, and is an advisor to Verb, Inc. He currently leads Snyk's impact agenda generating social, environmental, and business returns for Snky's stakeholders. The executive team at Sequin is excited to lean into Breckenridge's expertise to help the company fulfill its positive social impact aspirations and potential.LEARN MORETo learn more about Sequin's solutions, please visit sequinar.comABOUT SEQUINSequin is a Metaverse content company, providing virtual production solutions to content creators and entertainers to leverage the Unreal Engine. The company has just launched its Sequin.App to allow everyone, without the need for training, to use Unreal in 30-seconds or less.Please see: https://www.sequinar.com/And please see: https://www.sequin.appAnd follow Sequin AR on their Social Media Channels: • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sequinar/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sequininc/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/sequin_ar?lang=en • Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/sequinar • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3MGVNNTlJ82oqsCWdx0N8A
RM 15 CREATIVE LAUNCHES ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING THEMED PODCAST
October 19, 2021Los Angeles, CA, October 19, 2021 - Multi-award-winning network television and streaming marketing executives Garen van de Beek and Lori Shefa have launched the "RM 15" podcast, concurrent with the one-year anniversary of their marketing agency, RM 15 Creative. The duo also announced that Dr. Phil McGraw is the featured guest on the premiere episode now streaming.The RM 15 podcast is available on all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, IHeartRadio, Pandora, TuneIn + Alexa, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Listen Notes, Player FM, Listen Notes, Player FM, Podcast Index, Overcast, Castro, Castbox and Podfriend.During his RM 15 podcast interview, Dr. Phil said, "I think this is a great podcast for everybody to listen to, not just people working in the specialized area of entertainment marketing. These days, where everybody's on digital and everybody has an image out there, people ought to listen to you guys, because you are the best of the best. I'll certainly be listening to your future podcasts!"Naming their agency after the office suite they shared at CBS's TV City for over 23 years, van de Beek and Shefa are the creative duo behind many of network television and streaming's biggest hits, and are widely credited with the marketing campaigns that propelled CBS's rise to its position as America's most watched network.For the RM 15 podcast, van de Beek and Shefa have assembled a "who's who" of entertainment industry guests, who will be interviewed by the duo about their careers, their successes (and failures), their paths to Hollywood, and their opinions about the future of the industry at large, specifically as it pertains to marketing. "Ever wonder why some movies and TV shows launch big while others are dead on day one? It's the marketing, stupid! We are true advocates for strong marketing - which is so much more than just hype," the duo said."We have been so incredibly fortunate to have crossed paths with so many top industry 'movers and shakers' during our careers, that we felt now would be a terrific time to interview those people on-air to discover what makes them 'tick' and to see what kind of advice they have for those of us who are always intrigued by a good success story!" van de Beek and Shefa add.To hear the RM 15 podcast promotional trailer, please CLICK HERERM 15 PODCAST AIRDATES & EPISODES10.18.21:** Dr. Phil: Dr. Phil is the host of the long-running television show "Dr. Phil." He holds a doctorate in Clinical psychology. Dr. Phil rose to fame with appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in the late 1990s - Oprah then helped him launch his own advice program, "Dr. Phil," in September 2002.10.25.21:** Denise Di Novi: Co-owner of PatMa Productions, Denise Di Novi has been the producer of many feature films, including "Batman Returns," "Edward Scissorhands," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Heathers," "Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants," "Little Women" and many others.** Nina Tassler: Former Chairman of CBS Entertainment and Co-owner of PatMa Productions, Nina Tassler was responsible for such CBS TV hits as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "The Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Good Wife" and many more.11.01.21** John Montgomery: Executive Producer of "The Crazy Ones," "Superior Donuts" and former big-time Chicago Ad Exec.11.29.21** Eric Tuchman: Producer/writer, Ex. Producer of "Handmaid's Tale" (Emmy Winner), "Kyle XY" and "Anastasia."12.27.21**Laurie Zaks: Former President of Mandeville Television, President of Rosewood Television. Zaks has been responsible for "The Family," "Wicked City," "The Fix," "Castle," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Veronica Mars," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The King of Queens."01.17.22**George Schweitzer: Former President of Marketing, CBS Television02.14.22** Jerry Brunskill: A two-time Emmy Award winner with a demonstrated 25-year history of working in the entertainment industry, Jerry Brunskill is the President of Wow & Flutter Media Group, a content production and intellectual property development company for Film, TV, and new media.03.21.22**Bryan Seabury: Head of Drama Development, CBS Studios. Seabury has been responsible for "Madam Secretary," "Blue Bloods," "Hawaii 5-0," "NCIS: New Orleans," "Elementary" and many more.---Since RM 15 Creative's launch in 2020, the agency has worked on a diverse array of projects on behalf of top clients. These have included:** CBS MEDIA VENTURES:"Entertainment Tonight" - New Season Launch Campaign"Dr. Phil" - New Season Launch Campaign** DENVER & DELILAH PRODUCTIONS** VILLAGE ROADSHOW TELEVISION** MANIAC PRODUCTIONS/BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS** CBS STUDIOS** PATMA Productions/MGM---ABOUT RM 15/figcaption>Launched in Los Angeles in Fall 2020 by Garen van de Beek and Lori Shefa, RM 15 is a 360-degree marketing agency that focuses on producing creative assets to launch and grow new and returning television and streaming content. The agency also creates marketing and branding campaigns and materials for companies outside of the entertainment sector./figcaption>During their long stints with CBS Television, van de Beek and Shefa teamed up for the successful network launches of such hit series as "The Big Bang Theory," "Survivor," both the "CSI" and "NCIS" franchises, "Young Sheldon," "The Good Wife," "Hawaii 5-0," and many more. In addition, the duo led the creative marketing campaigns behind such streaming hits as "Star Trek: Discovery" and "Star Trek: Picard," along with "The Good Fight" and "The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele" on CBS All Access. See: www.RM15Creative.comAnd please follow RM 15 on Social Media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rm15creative/?hl=enFB: https://www.facebook.com/RM15CreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rm-15-creative/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RM15Creative
By: JW Winco | October 14, 2021Wherever something needs to be adjusted, you will often find locking joints at work with serrations that define specific angle positions. To ensure that the right locking joint is available for every application, JW Winco offers all components in a wide range of variations.Serrated locking plates, thrust springs and guide housings form the basis for the Winco locking joints, which can be assembled into entirely individual configurations. The core of these joints is always the locking plates with their precisely aligned serrations as well as their adjustment based on positive and nonpositive connections. Alongside the exact serration shape, the division of the teeth is also very important. Winco relies on typical tooth configurations, which allow important and specific adjustments in incremental steps of 6, 7.5, 10 and 15 degrees. But that isn't the only way Winco differentiates itself from competitors: the fastening of the locking plates is also clearly oriented around the serration position. This combination lays the foundation for clearly defined adjustments.Winco also stands out by using high-quality materials: in addition to hardened sintered steel, sintered stainless steel and precision cast stainless steel in AISI CF-8 (A2) quality, Winco has recently added GN 189, a 60-tooth locking plate of glass fiber-reinforced plastic, to its product range. Even more materials will be added soon. The locking plates offer very short disengaging paths and have zero backlash after retightening. They are also self-centering and produce exceptionally strong joints.For heavy duty applications, try the stainless steel serrated locking plates GN 188 for welding, available in sizes up to 3.15 inches (80 millimeters) in diameter. Tensioning pins oriented around the serration simplify the pre-positioning and make special assembly jigs obsolete. The threaded bushings and centering strip can be easily added to the order using the form. The locking plates GN 187.5 of precision cast stainless steel are available with threaded stud connection, fastening flange or a plate for welding. Together with the locking joint sets GN 187.6, the stainless steel locking plates can be combined to create locking joints that can be locked with a hex key or even tool-free using an adjustable hand lever with or without eccentrical cam. Winco's systematic approach to creating variations can be seen in the fact that the locking plates GN 187.5 are compatible with the locking plates GN 187.4. This allows even unusual joint assemblies to be realized.When combining two locking plates GN 187.4, the previously mentioned guide housings ensure that the positive connection is retained even when the joints are loosened, which protects the serrations from wearing. In other words, the guide housings are also important elements, which is why Winco is already working on new variations of these, including sealed models. More information on Winco standard parts can be found on the internet at: www.jwwinco.com.
AUERBACH TRANSLATING, SUBTITLING and DUBBING: DO's and DON'Ts
Octiber 11, 2021Expressions. Nuances. Cultural adaptation. These are some of the issues that a professional language agency must consider when translating films. Around 72% of the world does not speak English. As studios know, that opens a huge market for films either for multicultural communities at home (Hispanics, Chinese, Russians, Vietnamese, etc.) or for far larger distribution markets abroad. And of course, a version targeted to ethnic groups here can be used in their country of origin there.Among others, two interesting projects have bookended Auerbach International's 30-year expertise --Shortly after we opened in 1991, a consultant for Disney's Beauty and the Beast contacted us. The studio was negotiating a contract with the actress dubbing the voice of Belle in Spain and needed various iterations of the contract translated overnight from and into Spanish. Back in those Dark Ages of no internet and no email, most overseas communications were done by fax. The negotiators in LA faxed us the English contract to translate, we faxed the Spanish to the negotiators in Madrid who in turn faxed us the needed changes to be rendered into English. And vice versa.Fast forward to 2020. We were very honored to translate and subtitle into 21 languages The Great 14th, the world's only film narrated by and about the life of the (current 14th) Dalai Lama. Included in the 21 languages were Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Burmese, Thai, Malay, Hindi, Arabic, Russian and common European ones.The first step in any film translation is normally a transcription, writing the dialog in its native language. If a film studio has a script from which the actors are not extemporaneously deviating, the script will work fine. Sometimes however, clients have audio interviews, podcasts or TV broadcasts which they want to share with a far wider non-English audience. In either case, any language agency needs something written - the script or the transcript -- to translate from.A proper translation must replicate concepts, not direct words. Google Translate and other software programs are generally more literal. For example, a year ago Google translated the simple sentence, "I'm on the fence about coming to your party" into French as, "I am on top of the fence about if I can come to your party." The current Google rendering into French is "I'm at the point of coming to your party." Neither version is accurate; "on the fence" is an expression meaning that the speaker is undecided about what action to take. This is a prime example of why studios should always, without exception, rely on professional linguists. And "professional" does not mean your foreign-born neighbor, your cousin who used to live abroad, or Maria down the hall who comes from there. Speaking a language in no way qualifies the person to be a translator (conveyor of written communication) or even more as an interpreter (conveyor of spoken communication). Both translating and interpreting are highly specialized fields that few people in the world can do well. To do the process accurately, Auerbach International's professional linguists must meet five criteria: 1. Master's level or equivalent training as translators or interpreters; 2. Work only into their native languages; 3. Complete knowledge of the subject terminology in both the original and the target (destination) language; 4. At least ten years' ongoing experience to keep their skills honed; and 5. Possession of the proper software. That does not mean translation programs. It does mean tools that create a Translation Memory, software that captures the words and phrases as the translator is working. Then when these terms repeat later in the script, the computer re-calls them immediately. The translation team can change them if the context requires or decide that the dialog will flow fine by keeping consistent terminology. And the more "matches" the computer finds, the more the client benefits from price reductions.Cultural adaption is also equally important and can go very wrong. For example, the film Like Water for Chocolate was translated literally from Spanish and lost its Mexican connotation of reaching the peak of sexual arousal.Some additional pointers: • The English script must be time-coded before the translation begins so that the production team knows where to place the subtitles or dubbing. • Studios should also ensure that the film is 100% complete before the linguistic process starts. • Any change to the film itself will cause the subtitling or dubbing to be re-done, resulting in skyrocketing costs. • If changes are critical, studios should rename and date each master version. Books and films require highly skilled linguists to get the nuances, expressions, dialogs and cultural references right. And that's why any studio should rely on an experienced, highly professional language agency such as Auerbach with the expertise to implement all phases - transcription, translation, subtitling, dubbing, film-name and publicity review to ensure no cultural gaffes, and more - all for many languages and with guaranteed accuracy. Philip Auerbach, PresidentAuerbach International Inc.www.auerbach-intl.comCA tel 415 529 0042 x 107PA tel 267 865 6890 x 107
Introducing PRIVADO from Vista Studios
October 11, 2021A private media island inside the climate-controlled data center of LA's premier production facility. Your PRIVADO service can use your hardware or servers provided by Vista Studios.Vista Studio's unparalleled connectivity options allow PRIVADO clients to use only the bandwidth they need to enable remote workflows. Connectivity rates are burstable to support instances where clients need more bandwidth for short periods.
Rose Brand: From the Fanciest Main Curtains to Plain Black Masking
October 11, 2021You can trust Rose Brand to create the most beautiful stage & event curtains, your black masking, and everything in between. We work with all types of customers, venues and budgets to meet your specific needs. Need it in a hurry? No one has more in-stock fabrics, ready to be cut and sewn to your specifications. Need design support? Let us help. Call today for more information or a quote. We produce more stage & event curtains, elaborate or simple, than any other manufacturer.
Showbiz Restrooms provides clean, reliable services
October 6, 2021Our portable restroom trailers are available in both 2 and 4 stall options. With the elegant design and durable materials these restrooms easily cater to cast, crew, party guests and the public. Our portable restrooms are equipped with the latest solar powered technology. Also equipped with Honda 3000 generators which are great for backup energy or any other power supply you might need during your event or production.Visit our website at www.showbizrestrooms.com or contact us at (661) 618-7414 or Showbizrestrooms@gmail.com
Scenic Expressions now offers Scenic Set Recycling Services
October 1, 2021If you're ready to dispose, recycle or donate your set.Scenic Set Recycling offers full disposal or recycling services for any size set, whether on stage or in our storage.We will also provide you with a full diversion report so you know exactly where and how your set was recycled.We would love to work with your charity of choice to donate your set elements & dressing or we can choose for you.
MEGATRAX SECURES TWO 2021 "MARK AWARD" NOMINATIONS
September 29, 2021Hollywood, CA, Sept. 29, 2021 -- Currently celebrating its 30th anniversary as one of the leading independent production music libraries in the world, Megatrax is pleased to announce that two of the company's tracks have secured 2021 "Mark Award" nominations - both in the category of "Best Use in a Commercial Advertisement."Says James Clarke, Director of Marketing, Megatrax, "Take a listen to our two Mark Award-nominated tracks and check out the music 'in action' as featured within their nominated spots by Clicking on the Links Provided Here Below!"The first Megatrax Track Nominated for a 2021 Mark Award:Track: "This Place is Burning Up"- from the Megatrax Album entitled: Funk PopTo hear this track and to see/hear this track featured within a Lexus TV Commercial entitled "The Dance," please visit: https://www.megatrax.com/post/mark-awards-2021The second Megatrax Track Nominated for a 2021 Mark Award:Track entitled: "Mischief and Mayhem" from the Megatrax Album entitled: Gothic Fantasy: London Orchestral SeriesTo hear this track and to see/hear this track featured within its DNB Bilforsikring TV Commercial, please visit: https://www.megatrax.com/post/mark-awards-2021ABOUT THE MARK AWARDSThe 7th Annual "Mark Awards" honor and celebrate the achievements of the production music community. This year's event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 5:30-7pm, during the annual Production Music Conference (PMC) held by the Production Music Association (PMA) at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles. This year's PMC, presented by AdRev, will consist of both virtual and in-person events held indoors and outdoors. The "Mark Awards" are named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a music library owner and a founding member of the PMA - the awards recognize the very best in production music across 35 categories.According to the PMA: Production Music is the "sonic lifeblood" of so many audiovisual productions, from television programs to promotional campaigns to major theatrical releases. With its proliferation running across the gamut of media productions and distribution channels, companies responsible for creating production music certainly contribute to the creative process of the entertainment and broadcasting industries, and are worthy of recognition.About MEGATRAXCurrently celebrating its 30th anniversary, Megatrax is a leading independent production music library and custom music house serving the broadcast and media industries. Renowned worldwide for its commercial-quality recordings and award-winning composers, artists and arrangers, Megatrax offers 19 distinctive catalogs comprising over 200,000 tracks in every musical style and genre.Founded by composers Ron Mendelsohn and JC Dwyer in 1991, Megatrax offers its global clients "Greatness Through Simplicity". The company maintains state-of-the-art recording studios in Los Angeles and offers custom scoring services for all media as well. Megatrax's libraries, tracks, and composers, artists and musicians, are constantly elevated to excellence by the talented creators who craft exceptional content on a daily basis from every corner of the world.Throughout history, creators have always used incredible tools when producing the works of art that inspire and challenge the world. Michael had his Air Jordans; VanGogh had his impasto; Jimi had his Stratocaster; and the global multi-media industry has Megatrax. The executives at Megatrax - creators themselves - have one goal in mind: to marry simplicity with greatness, so that the right track can be delivered perfectly, every time.