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Sunday, December 11, 2005

ILM's new roommate: Deluxe Labs

From Friday's press release:

    Deluxe Laboratories today announced an agreement with Industrial Light & Magic, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, to open an EFILM Digital Laboratory at the new Letterman Digital Arts Center (LDAC) located in San Francisco's historic Presidio. LDAC serves as headquarters for Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). This pairing of the industry's leading visual effects company and the industry's leading digital lab on one campus presents outstanding digital filmmaking solutions for studios and directors.

    "We have always had a strong relationship with Lucasfilm and ILM and we are extremely pleased to be part of this phenomenal new digital facility," said Cyril Drabinsky, President & CEO of Deluxe.

    The new EFILM facility, scheduled to open in early 2006, will become a preferred provider for ILM's digital imaging services, including digital intermediate. The initial staff includes colorists, technicians and producers served by a scalable computer based infrastructure as well as high speed fiber connectivity between LDAC, Skywalker Sound and EFILM Hollywood . EFILM specializes in award-winning digital intermediates, digital cinema, digital mastering and 2K & 4K scanning and recording on projects such as Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Jarhead and Rent.