Independent and Restored Classic Films at Cannes Film Festival
CANNES, France — May 23, 2007 — Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced that its Services division, through its Technicolor business, provided a range of production, postproduction, release printing, and other services for a number of prestigious films including independent projects, and restored classics being presented at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Through the work on these films, Technicolor is proud to serve several celebrated filmmakers including Wong Kar Wai, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher, Denys Arcand, and Lawrence Olivier.
The Cannes Film Festival, held May 16-27, 2007, kicked off with My Blueberry Nights, directed by Wong Kar Wai, and distributed by The Weinstein Company. Technicolor’s New York facility handled the films’ front-end negative processing.
Thomson supported several prominent films in the festival’s competition category. Technicolor handled domestic and international answer and release printing for The Weinstein Company’s Death Proof, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Technicolor’s New York facility handled front-end negative processing and standard definition dailies for Universal’s We Own the Night, directed by James Gray. For Zodiac, directed by David Fincher, Thomson’s Grass Valley-brand Viper Camera was used to shoot the film, and digital intermediates, answer and partial release printing was handled by Technicolor facilities.
For Oceans Thirteen, directed by Steven Soderbergh, in the out-of-competition category, Technicolor’s North Hollywood facility managed the front-end negative processing. The answer and worldwide release printing for the film were handled out of the company’s North Hollywood, Mirabel and Rome facilities.
In the Cannes Classics section of this year’s festival, Thomson demonstrated its global leadership in film preservation and restoration services with the premiere of restored versions of Lawrence Olivier’s Henry V and Hamlet. High definition remastering was handled by Technicolor’s London facility in West Drayton for Granada. Both Thomson and Granada are co-sponsoring the Cannes Classics Catalogue.
Finally, the Technicolor post production facility in Montreal, Canada handled the sound design, dialog editing, foley and ADR for the closing night premiere of The Age of Darkness, from director Denys Arcand.
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