01 March 2015

    George Eastman House Book

    New York
    Technicolor has a close relationship with GEH, so who better to produce and publish our new book, The Dawn of Technicolor, than the George Eastman House.Read more

    Date: Coming soon
    Place: New York

    Technicolor has a close relationship with GEH, having donated much of the Technicolor “Dr. Richard Goldberg Archive” to GEH about 5 years ago. So who better to produce and publish our new book, The Dawn of Technicolor, than the George Eastman House. Dr. Goldberg was one of the most celebrated color scientists in Technicolor AND motion picture history. In its archive, the GEH also holds the collections of two other celebrated Technicolor color scientists: Dr. Troland and Dr. Andreas. Together, these collections account for the most significant holdings of Technicolor’s past history. The new book is part of an exhibition that will kick off in January.

    George Eastman House

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    01 May 2015

    Hollywood Arts Council

    The Charlie Awards recognizes companies that are making significant cultural contributions to the Hollywood community. Read more

    Date: 1 May 2015
    Place: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

    On May 1st, Technicolor will receive the Hollywood Arts Council “Industry Founders Award” at the 29th annual Charlie Awards, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The Charlie Awards recognizes companies that are making significant cultural contributions to the Hollywood community.  The “Industry Founders” Award has only been accorded 3 times previously.  Stated Hollywood Arts Council executive director, Shauna McClure, “The Hollywood Arts Council is thrilled to be honoring Technicolor’s enduring legacy with a Charlie Award.  After all, where would we be without Technicolor?  The brand is synonymous with Hollywood and we are excited to celebrate Technicolor’s contribution to the industry and community we love.”

    Technicolor CMO, Sandra Carvalho will receive the award on behalf of the company.  “Technicolor is very proud of its long association with the Hollywood community,” stated Ms. Carvalho. “What better way to start celebrating our 100th year anniversary than with this wonderful Industry Founders Award from the Hollywood Arts Council.”

    In parallel with the award, Technicolor has donated to the organization a signed first edition of the new The Dawn of Technicolor book, published in early February by the George Eastman House.  The book, signed by authors James Layton and David Pierce, is part of a gift bag put together by Technicolor, to be auctioned by the Arts Council.

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    02 May 2015

    Technicolor, Dance Camera West & The Unfinished Dance

    Technicolor will participate in a presentation of the vintage Technicolor dance filmRead more

    unfinished-dance-posterOn Saturday, May 2nd Technicolor will participate in a presentation of the vintage Technicolor dance film, The Unfinished Dance.  A psychological drama from 1947, set against the world of ballet, and starring Margaret O’Brien and Cyd Charisse, the film will be presented by Dance Camera West at the Crest Theatre in Westwood, beginning at 4:30pm.

    Technicolor has a long storied history of providing creative services to films that highlight the subject of “dance.”  That history ranges back to the late 1920’s when the company incorporated sound in its early 2-color prints for theatrical release – supporting filmmakers like Samuel Goldwyn, with films like Whoopee! (with actor-singer Eddie Cantor); directors like Cecil B. DeMille, with films like Madam Satan and its “Ballet Mecanique”; and early choreographer-director Busby Berkeley.

    Arguably the height of Technicolor “dance” films were directed and produced by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, with The Red Shoes, then three years later with The Tales of Hoffmann.

    After World War 2, actor, dancer, choreographer, and director Gene Kelly worked on a string of hits, highlighted by An American in Paris and then Singin’ in the Rain.  Later, filmmakers like Robert Wise and Bob Fosse created masterworks with films ranging from West Side Story and All That Jazz.  More recently, Technicolor provided dailies and color finishing services for director Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan.

    For more information about the Dance Camera West program:


    Dance Camera West Schedule.


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    05 June 2015

    MOMA NY Technicolor Retrospective

    New York
    On June 5th, the Museum of Modern Art (New York) cinema program will unveil its 60-film Technicolor retrospective running for two months.Read more

    Date: June 5 to August 5 2015
    Place: The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497


    15533693_0The series is being called “Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond,” and includes an eclectic group of Technicolor films, ranging from the silent, 2-color era, up to the mid-1950s.  Associate Film Curator Josh Siegel worked with the curatorial team at the George Eastman House in creating the series and sourcing many of the films being presented.

    In the program guide to the retrospective, published by MOMA (found here: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1583), Technicolor is celebrated as “the stuff that dreams are made of.”  If that line seems vaguely familiar, it surely has to do with it having being employed by director Martin Scorsese, in his multiple Academy Award-winning Hugo.  The line speaks to the magic of filmmaker George Méliès, but is also very much a celebration of the wonder of Technicolor for generations of moviegoers around the world.

    The MOMA series follows presentations of Technicolor films at GEH that then traveled to Berlin and Vienna, with a short stop in Los Angeles at the TCM Classics Festival.  The MOMA series will present many films that are unique examples of Technicolor filmmaking over the company’s first forty years.  Stated Josh Siegel, “Our curating partner was very much the team at George Eastman House, but we (at MOMA) wanted our focus to be a bit more cohesive, and strictly on American films, while delving more deeply into some of the obscure titles that are possibly not as familiar to our MOMA audience.  We’ve included titles that are not obvious selections balanced with some films that are more broadly acknowledged as being ‘classics.’” The MOMA film program covers Technicolor history up to the mid-1950s and retirement of the Technicolor 3-strip camera.

    The series will be accompanied by talks conducted by authors James Layton and David Pierce, based upon their new book, The Dawn of Technicolor, published by GEH earlier this year, and focusing on specific topics they’ve advanced over the course of the year at events in Rochester, New York, Berlin, and Los Angeles.

    Founded in 1935 as the Film Library, MOMA’s film collection now includes more than 22,000 titles and four million film stills; the strongest international film collection in the United States, it incorporates all periods and genres. Among the holdings are original negatives of the Biograph and Edison companies, and the world’s largest collection of D. W. Griffith films. The film collection is stored in the Museum’s Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in June 1996.

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    19 June 2015

    “Dreaming in Technicolor” Film Series in Toronto

    To salute Technicolor’s centenary, TIFF is presenting a collection of films and guest speakers.Read more

    Date: June 19 to August 13 2015
    Place: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

    Dreaming in Technicolor

    Dreaming in Technicolor


    To salute Technicolor’s centenary, TIFF is presenting a collection of films and guest speakers showcasing some of the most dazzling uses of legendary colour-film technology in the history of cinema.

    From sweeping epics to musical spectaculars to eye-popping melodramas, selected films include, Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – shown in 35mm – David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia (1962) in a stunning new 4k digital restoration, and an archival print of The Wizard of Oz (1939), which famously started in sepia before switching to vibrant Technicolor once Dorothy touches down in Oz.

    “Dreaming in Technicolor” runs from June 19 to August 13 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

    Schedule and ticket information can be found at http://tiff.net/summer2015-cinematheque/dreaming-in-technicolor

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