SOURCE: Thomson

September 12, 2007 12:27 ET

Thomson Supports Fall Film Festival Award-Winners

Thomson Provided Digital and Physical Services for Several Films; In Theaters This Fall

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) provided its digital and physical services to recently premiered features at the recently concluded Deauville and Venice festivals, through its Technicolor Services business.

At the Venice Mostra Film Festival (August 29th to September 8th 2007), which celebrated its 75th anniversary, Thomson's support was part of the success of two award-winning films: Redacted, the quasi-documentary on Iraq by director Brian De Palma, and of director Todd Haynes's I'm Not There, on Bob Dylan's life.

Redacted was photographed and finished in High Definition, with a High Definition digital intermediate. I'm Not There and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, directed by Andrew Dominik, were both release-printed by various facilities of the Group in North America and in Europe.

At the Deauville Film Festival (August 31st to September 10th, 2007), where both Redacted and The Assassination of Jesse James received their French premiere, Thomson supported six additional theatrical premieres: director Paul Greengrass's The Bourne Ultimatum, director Judd Apatow's Knocked Up, director Michael Moore's Sicko and director Stephen J. Anderson's Meet the Robinsons - all released theatrically during the summer.

A Full-Array of Digital Services

For many features, in theaters this fall, and for those presented at Venice or Deauville Festivals, Thomson's facilities in North America or in Europe, provided an array of services including postproduction and distribution. For instance, Thomson is proud to have supported the Worldwide Theatrical Release of In the Valley of Elah (director Paul Haggis); and of 1408 (director Mikaël Hafstrom); and supported the Digital Intermediate for Michael Clayton (director Tony Gilroy). Regarding Digital Cinema services, Thomson provided its Mastering and Distribution services for Sicko; Stardust (director Matthew Vaughn); War (director Philip Atwell); and for The Heartbreak Kid (directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly).

For the three following features, that received their theatrical premieres at Deauville: The Bourne Ultimatum; Knocked Up; Meet the Robinsons, Thomson provided different services, from Theatrical Release to Distribution.

Thomson performed partial Front-end Negative Processing for director Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke: a Requiem in Four Acts and for Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (director Sidney Lumet), for which Thomson also provided the Digital Intermediate.

About Thomson — World leader in digital video technologies

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides technology, services, and systems to help its Media, Entertainment and Communications clients - content creators, content distributors and users of its technology - realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. The Group is the preferred partner to the Media & Entertainment Industries through its Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA, and Thomson brands. For more information: http://www.thomson.net.

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