SOURCE: Hollywood Intermediate

June 12, 2006 09:30 ET

Hollywood Intermediate Provides Digital Intermediate Services for "Beautiful Ohio"

GLENDALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- Hollywood Intermediate, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HYWI), a provider of digital intermediate film mastering services, announced today that that its Matchframe Digital Intermediate (MDI) division is completing a digital intermediate for Chad Lowe's directorial debut, "Beautiful Ohio," starring William Hurt and Rita Wilson.

MDI's Senior Colorist Julius Friede was able to enhance the original cinematography to evoke a nostalgic seventies look that subtly complements the acting and dialogue. The film was scanned at 2K resolution, graded interactively with Filmlight's Baselight grading system and recorded back to Kodak's 2242 35MM intermediate film stock. The digital files were also used to produce 16.9 and 4.3 HD masters for DVD and home video release without the need for any additional color grading.

Director Chad Lowe and cinematographer Steve Kazmierski (Transamerica) were able to make subtle color changes in real time, and also create a specific look for flashback scenes. First-time director Chad Lowe benefited from the knowledge and experience of Julius Friede and the rest of the staff at MDI, saying, "Working with the latest technology and the great people at Matchframe Digital Intermediate was an enjoyable and creatively rewarding experience."

Other recent projects completed by Hollywood Intermediate include "The Sensation of Sight," starring Academy Award nominee David Straitharn, "Journey to the End of the Night," starring Scott Glenn and Brendan Fraser, and "Edison," starring Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman and Justin Timberlake.

About Hollywood Intermediate

Hollywood Intermediate affords Motion Pictures the ability to scan their selected original camera negative at 2k or 4k film resolution, conforming a high resolution digital master for theatrical and broadcast release including dirt removal, opticals and visual effects, and includes the output of a High Definition preview master (to be used for preview screenings and focus groups and can be deployed in any worldwide theater location) as well as final film, broadcast and DVD distribution. The Digital Intermediate process eliminates current post-production redundancies by creating a single high-resolution master file from which all versions can be made including all theatrical and High Definition formats. By creating a single master file with resolution higher than the current High Definition broadcast standards, the DI master file enables cinema and television distributors to extract and archive all current and future cinema and television formats including Digital Cinema, Television and High Definition.

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Contact Information

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    David Waters
    1807 1/2 S. Victory Blvd.
    Glendale, California 91201
    Tel: 818-240-6404