• The Gold Standard

    2014 will likely be remembered as a great year for Technicolor.  At the recently concluded Academy Awards, Technicolor talent and customers were honored with Oscars across most of major categories – including Best Picture and Director for filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu and his audacious indie satire, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).  Birdman also received the Oscar for Achievement in Cinematography, awarded to director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki, AMC, ASC – the 2nd year in a row that “Chivo” won the Oscar (last year for Gravity) – both films having been color-finished at Technicolor Hollywood whom provided creative and innovative solutions to the filmmakers.

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  • Creating A Culture of Innovation and Re-invention

    The founders of Technicolor clearly understood the fundamentals of the nascent motion picture business that emerged at the end of the 19th century, as well as the huge stakes at play. Technicolor grew out of the engineering research company KCW, formed in 1912, by Dr. Herbert Kalmus, Dr. Daniel Comstock and W. Burton Westcott, firstly addressing projection-related issues that were limiting the potential growth of the nascent movie industry, and then quickly turning their full attention to early motion picture color.

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  • Technicolor Celebrated With New Book, Exhibition and Screening Series

    Technicolor’s 100th Anniversary celebration was kicked off late last year at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles. Now, one of the major venues celebrating the company’s 100th has gone live – the George Eastman House (GEH) has launched a new Technicolor anniversary microsite (http://eastman.org/technicolor) that coincides with the publication of The Dawn of Technicolor, a major coffee-table scholarly study of the company’s roots, and its first two decades, documenting early accomplishments equally balanced with exploration of those early technological challenges faced by Technicolor’s intrepid founders. Two early reviews of the book can be found here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/21/how-hollywood-learned-to-dream-in-color-technicolor-s-100th-birthday.html, and http://theblackmaria.org/2015/01/21/advance-review-dawn-technicolor-1915-1935/.

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  • AFI Keynote Address

    The AFI festival was the premiere Fall film festival in Los Angeles, which was the perfect way to start our 100th anniversary, as part of a year-long series of events.

    As one of the lead sponsors of the new Technology facet, Tim Sarnoff, president of Production Services, delivered a keynote address on November 10th, 2014.
    Over that decade our Creative Services’ team have worked with some wonderful emerging talent, by way of the Cinematography division of the AFI Conservatory, in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Celebrating 100 Years

    Welcome to 100 years of entertainment – and technological – history.We’re celebrating a century full of achievements, from the first forays into color film, up to the innovations that are blurring the boundaries between real and digital living. Because this isn’t a history lesson – it’s a celebration of what’s next, inspired by everything we’ve learned, created and collaborated to accomplish over the last 100 years.I hope you enjoy the story. Because helping to tell wonderful stories is what it’s all about.
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