Company 3, which provides DI color grading and other post services for films, has a strong presence at this yearâ€™s Sundance Film Festival having handled final grading for four films featured in the fest. Among them is Antoine Fuquaâ€™s violent cop drama Brooklynâ€™s Finest, which was the first film sold at this yearâ€™s Sundance, going to Sony Pictures and Senator Entertainment. The DI grade for that film was performed by Company 3â€™s Stefan Sonnenfeld, who worked in conjunction with cinematographer Patrick Murguia. more
Archive for January 23rd, 2009
The Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) announced the winners of the 2009 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards. The four winners were selected from 12 finalists by members of an international jury which included: Ira Sachs, Yesim Ustaoglu, Katherine Dieckmann, Fernando Eimbcke, Sebastian Cordero, and Ronan Bennett; and a Japanese Jury that included Masato Harada, Bong-Ou Lee, and Hiroyuki Takazawa.
These annual awards were created in 1996 by Sundance Institute in partnership with NHK to celebrate 100 years of cinema and to honor and support emerging independent filmmakers. Each year the Award supports winners from four global regions (Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Japan) in realizing their next projects. The four winners will be presented with the award at the annual Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 24.
The winning director from each region will receive a $10,000 award and a guarantee from NHK to purchase the Japanese television broadcast rights upon completion of their project. NHK is Japanâ€™s largest broadcaster with five 24-hour TV and three radio channels. In addition, the Sundance Institute staff will work closely with the award recipients throughout the year, providing ongoing support and assistance in seeking out opportunities to finance and distribute their projects. more