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  • LivelyGroup rebrands, launches live-action business November 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Creative studio LivelyGroup has rebranded as Lvly (, as well as launched a new live-action division called Lvlyhood. Within its new structure, the studio is combining creative divisions BlueRock, Spontaneous and Scarlett, and centralizing their efforts under the Lvly banner. Lvlyhood is a new production partner that falls under the Lvly […]
  • Editor Kyle Brown joins bicoastal Exile November 13, 2018
    SANTA MONICA, CA — The bicoastal editorial and finishing boutique Exile ( recently added editor Kyle Brown to its team. He brings nearly a decade of experience in the editing suite, having honed his skills at NO6 and Arcade Edit. 
  • Boxx showing next-gen workstations at Autodesk University November 13, 2018
    AUSTIN, TX — Boxx Technologies ( will show its new Apexx Enigma S3 workstation at Autodesk University (AU) in Las Vegas from November 13th through the 15th. The S3 features an overclocked, 9th generation, Intel Core i7 processor. Boxx will also demonstrate additional Intel-based systems at the show, as well as the Apexx Neutrino T, […]
  • MPSE to honor Antoine Fuqua with Filmmaker Award November 13, 2018
    STUDIO CITY, CA — On February 17th, 2019, The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor Antoine Fuqua with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director — known for his work on films such as The Equalizer (1 & 2),  The Magnificent Seven,  Southpaw and  Training Day — is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. […]
  • Wax adds editor Alvaro del Val November 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY — Boutique post house Wax (, with offices in New York and Boston, recently strengthened its roster by bringing on multifaceted editor Alvaro del Val. He brings nearly 15 years’ worth of editorial experience, having established and honed his craft in Madrid and Dubai, where he worked on projects for global clients […]
  • <I>The Oath</I> produced & posted using Blackmagic tools November 12, 2018
    FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design’s Ursa Mini Pro digital film cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio were used to produce and post the new feature film The Oath. Written, directed by and starring Ike Barinholtz,  The Oath also stars Tiffany Haddish, Billy Magnussen, John Cho and Carrie Brownstein. The independent film, being distributed by Roadside Attractions, explores how […]
  • Tactic sees growing AR business in wine labels November 12, 2018
    SAN FRANCISCO — The AR developers at Tactic ( have been creating a series of wine labels that allow customers to extend their experience with the product beyond the purchase. The studio was called on by Treasury Wine Estates and JWT SF to create its first AR label, 19 Crimes, back in late 2017. Since […]
  • <I>They Shall Not Grow Old</I> offers new look at WWI November 12, 2018
    DENVER – Fathom Events has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring Academy Award winner Peter Jackson’s WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old to movie theaters across the US on Monday, December 17th, with an encore presentation on Thursday, December 27th. The film will be presented in 2D and RealD 3D. 
  • India Wadsworth joins PS260's business development team November 7, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — Creative post production company PS260 welcomes India Wadsworth as the newest member of its business development team. The announcement follows the company’s recent addition of a content creation arm, We Know The Future, as well as the opening of an office in Boston.
  • General entry Oscar Submission Forms due November 15th November 7, 2018
    LOS ANGELES — Thursday, November 15th is the deadline to submit Oscars Submission Forms in the general entry categories to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 91st Academy Awards consideration. Films will not be accepted for consideration after the deadline.

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  • How Google’s Knowledge Graph Updates Itself by Answering Questions October 29, 2018
    How A Knowledge Graph Updates Itself unsplash-logoElijah Hail To those of us who are used to doing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), we’ve been looking at URLs filled with content, and links between that content, and how algorithms such as PageRank (based upon links pointed between pages) and information retrieval scores based upon the relevance of […]
  • How Google might Identify Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages October 12, 2018
    We know that Google doesn’t penalize duplicate pages on the Web, but it may try to identify which version it prefers to other versions of the same page. I came across this statement on the Web about duplicate pages earlier this week, and wondered about it, and decided to investigate more: If there are multiple […]
  • Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries July 30, 2018
    Augmentation Queries In general, the subject matter of this specification relates to identifying or generating augmentation queries, storing the augmentation queries, and identifying stored augmentation queries for use in augmenting user searches. An augmentation query can be a query that performs well in locating desirable documents identified in the search results. The performance of an […]
  • Learning to Rank July 16, 2018
    My last Post was Five Years of Google Ranking Signals, and I start that post by saying that there are other posts about ranking signals that have some issues. But, there are other pages that you may want to look at while you are learning to rank webpages, and I didn’t want to turn people […]
  • Five Years of Google Ranking Signals June 22, 2018
    Organic Search Google Ranking Signals 1. Domain Age and Rate of Linking 2. Use of Keywords 3. Related Phrases 4. Keywords in Main Headings, Lists, and Titles 5. Page Speed 6. Watch Times for a Page 7. Context Terms on a Page 8. Language Models Using Ngrams 9. Gibberish Content 10. Authoritative Results 11. How […]
  • Google Patent on Structured Data Focuses upon JSON-LD June 17, 2018
    Search Using Structured Data Structured Data is information that is set out in a way which makes it easy for a search engine to read easily. Some examples include XML markup in XML sitemaps and schema vocabulary found in JSON-LD scripts. A search engine that answers questions based upon crawling and indexing facts found within […]
  • Schema, Structured Data, and Scattered Databases such as the World Wide Web June 14, 2018
    Visiting Seattle to Speak about Structured Data I spoke at SMX Advanced this week on Schema markup and Structured Data, as part of an introduction to its use at Google. I had the chance to visit Seattle, and tour some of it. I took some photos, but would like to go back sometimes and take […]
  • Google to Offer Combined Content (Paid and Organic) Search Results June 7, 2018
    Google Introduces Combined Content Results This new patent is about “Combined content. What does that mean exactly? When Google patents talk about paid search, they refer to those paid results as “content” rather than as advertisements. This patent is about how Google might combine paid search results with organic results in certain instances. The recent […]

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