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  1. Advanced Imaging Society and VR Society Bestows 28 Lumiere Awards...

    The Advanced Imaging Society and The VR Society bestowed 28 honors for "distinguished achievement" at The Lumiere Awards, presented by Filmmaker and VR Creator, Jon Favreau, was honored with the Society's Harold Lloyd Award, presented last year to Marvel's Victoria Alonso. Vive was honored with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for exemplifying exceptional forward movement in the VR Sciences.

  2. Some Westminster show dogs are show-business dogs, too

    This March 24, 2016, photo provided by Christina Potter shows her female Chinese crested dog, Morgan, on the set of an advertising shoot in New Jersey. Morgan, like some other dogs appearing at Westminster Kennel Club dog show events in February 2017, also does work in movies, TV and commercials.

  3. The Wall Street Journal: Experts link method of recent cyberattacks on banks to 2014 Sony hack

    Cybersecurity specialists have found evidence suggesting that recent attacks on institutions in Poland are part of an international hacking effort targeting financial institutions in the U.S., Mexico and the United Kingdom - an attack that shares traits with the 2014 attack on Sony Corp. The hacks began late last year, installing unauthorized code on websites belonging to financial regulators, then using those to attack computers belonging to a select list of global financial institutions, according to researchers who have examined the attacks at security vendors Symantec Corp. It is unclear to the researchers exactly how many banks were compromised or whether any suffered financial losses.

  4. Sony's Jeffrey Godsick to Head New Brand Management Division

    Jeffrey Godsick, who joined Sony last May as executive vp worldwide partnerships for the motion picture group, will head up a new brand management division for that Sony Pictures Entertainment unit. With the new title of EVP of worldwide partnerships and brand management, Godsick and his team will be charged with long-term branding initiatives for tentpole films like Hotel Transylvania, Jumanji, Spider-Man and Smurfs .

  5. Jeffrey Godsick Will Oversee New Brand Management Division At Sony

    Sony Pictures Entertainment is opening a new brand management division inside its marketing unit and Jeffrey Godsick will oversee it while Jay Galston, formally SVP Business Development, will shift into the division as SVP brand strategy and business development, reporting to Godsick. Galston has been at the studio for about ten years.

  6. Andrea Wong Exits As President Of Sony Pictures TV International Production

    EXCLUSIVE : I've learned that Andrea Wong is leaving her post as president, international production for Sony Pictures Television and president, international for Sony Pictures Entertainment. I hear Sony is looking for a successor to fill the role.

  7. 'No chance' Sony will sell its struggling movie studio despite losses, executive says

    Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai speaks during a news conference at CES International on Jan. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai speaks during a news conference at CES International on Jan. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas.

  8. Sony Slashes Annual Profit Forecast; Film Division Clocks $920M Q3 Loss

    Sony Corp earlier this week warned of a $962M goodwill impairment charge for its Pictures division, and today in Tokyo cut its net profit forecast for the year ending March 31 2017. In announcing third-quarter results, the Japanese electronics giant said it now expects net income for the full fiscal year to be 26B yen , down from an earlier projection of 60B yen .

  9. Sony Writes Down Film Division by $1B

    Sony Corp., which is based in Tokyo, said it took the write-down after Sony Pictures Entertainment one of its business operations was found to be lagging in profitability, according to the Los Angeles Times . Sony hasn't posed much of a threat to its competitors since its 2014 cyberattack, which led to a temporary shutdown of all of the company's computer systems, both in the U.S. and overseas, according to The New York Times .

  10. Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds IMAX Dub Stage

    Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a mix stage dedicated exclusively to IMAX. The new stage, which is equipped with a 24-fader Avid S6 mixing console, is the only dub stage on the West Coast that uses IMAX loudspeakers and meets specifications for mixing in its immersive IMAX 12.0 sound format.

  11. Sony Takes Writedown; Entertainme...

    There's no need for a spoiler alert on the direction big-ticket entertainment is taking but Sony's nearly $1 billion goodwill write-down on its movie business yesterday in advance of it Q3 earnings report later this week is an indication of how predictable the plots are becoming. Sony "will write down the value of its movie business by nearly 112.1 billion yen in the third quarter, blaming weaker film profits as online streaming services sap demand for movie DVDs," Reuters' Makiko Yamazaki and Tim Kelly report .

  12. Sony and Priatek Sign Deal for Wheel of Fortune and JEOPARDY! to...

    Sony Pictures Entertainment and Priatek announced a licensing agreement granting Priatek the worldwide rights to develop prize promotions based on Sony Pictures Television's popular game show properties, "Wheel of Fortune and JEOPARDY! Consumers can now play to win their favorite products by playing Wheel of Fortune and JEOPARDY! on Priatek's patented in2win branded prize kiosks found in malls, big box retailers, hotels, arenas, airports, and other high traffic locations. Priatek is the first performance-based promotions kiosk in the industry.

  13. Sony Takes $962M Film Unit Write-Down

    The impairment charge came due to a downward revision of future profit projections "primarily due to a lowering of previous expectations regarding the home entertainment business." Sony Corp. said Monday just after midnight L.A. time that it is taking a non-cash goodwill impairment charge in its film division.

  14. Sony Takes $962M Goodwill Charge In Pictures Division

    Sony Corp is due to announce its Q3 earnings on Thursday this week, but ahead of that the company said today it is taking a goodwill impairment charge for the Pictures division of 112.1B yen . This is being recorded as an operating loss in the third quarter ending December 31, 2016 as a result of revising the future profitability projection for the studio's motion pictures business.

  15. Andrea Giannetti Re-Ups As Exec VP Production For Columbia Pictures

    Andrea Giannetti , who has been with Sony for about 25 years, has re-upped at Columbia Pictures in a long-term contract with the same title EVP Production. Giannetti, who has survived several regimes over her long stint, is currently overseeing overseeing the remake of Jumanji , the second installment of Equalizer and Tim Miller's Sonic .

  16. Sony Pictures set up VR gaming experience in Mumbai to promote film

    Mumbai, Jan 26 - Sony Pictures Entertainment has set up a Virtual Reality immersive gaming experience for four days here, ahead of the February 3 release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Actress Sonakshi Sinha will be experiencing it live.

  17. Research Reports on Electronic Equipment Equities -- Apple, Koninklijke Philips, Sony, and Energous

    Today, Stock-Callers.com dedicates attention to the following Electronic Equipment companies: Apple Inc. , Koninklijke Philips N.V. , Sony Corp. , and Energous Corp. . These stocks belong to the Consumer Goods sector which ended with narrow gains in afternoon trade on th, 2017.

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