Daily News Wednesday, November 15, 2006
WIFT-T Announce Winner of Producers Internship
Women in Film and Television - Toronto ( WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Barbra Cooper as the winner of The Producers Internship, presented by Deluxe in partnership with Tattersall Sound and Picture, and PS Production Services.

"Deluxe Toronto is honoured to participate with WIFT-T on the Producers Internship Program," said Deluxe Manager Roberta Bratti. "We look forward to working with Barbra Cooper and we will make certain that her time spent in our film lab, sound mixing and Digital Intermediate stages will be very productive."

"Post production is highly technical and tremendously important to filmmaking, yet remains a black hole, a single line item, to many filmmakers. Many have no idea of the effect of picture editing, dialogue editing, and great sound design and mix on an audience's film experience," said Jane Tattersall, President, Tattersall Sound and Picture . "We are pleased to give a promising producer hands-on exposure to the technology and the craft of post-production so that she can make an educated decision when spending precious production resources."

"PS Production Services Ltd. congratulates Barbra Cooper on her remarkable accomplishment in winning the WIFT-T Producers Internship," said Douglas Barrett, President and CEO, PS Production Services. "We welcome the opportunity to help nurture the talents of up-and-coming filmmakers like Barbra and look forward to her arrival at PS."

After a year-long contract at the CBC as a Business Manager of Independent Productions in the Toronto Production Centre, Cooper founded Lush Art & Entertainment. She recently wrote, directed and produced The Pellatt Newsreel, a docudrama on the life story of Sir Henry Pellatt, the man who built Casa Loma. Cooper is a graduate of McMaster University's Master in Business Administration and Ryerson University's Film Studies Certificate programs.

The Producers Internship will provide Cooper with coveted hands-on experience and training by giving her the opportunity to join three outstanding companies � Deluxe, Tattersall Sound and Picture, and PS Production Services � as an intern to learn about production equipment planning and requirements, and post production video, film and sound. From November 20 to December 8, 2006, Cooper will spend one week with each partner for a total of three weeks. She will also receive a $1,000 honorarium and a WIFT-T programming pass valued at $1,200.

PS Production Services Ltd. is a leading supplier of state-of-the-art motion picture and television production equipment, celebrating over 30 years of exceptional service to productions shooting in Canada. PS Production's comprehensive inventory includes: 35mm and 16mm cameras, complete lighting and grip departments, together with an extensive fleet of generators and package trucks. PS specializes in round-the-clock Personal Customer Service to meet all production equipment needs. Established in 1972, PS operates in Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto and Halifax. At PS Production Services, the intern will spend time learning camera, lighting and grip, generators and sales.

Deluxe, best known for its motion picture labs, Color by Deluxe, offers a full range of entertainment industry supply chain services including film laboratory services, videocassette and DVD duplication, and packaged media distribution. With manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, Deluxe can duplicate and distribute over one million videocassettes per day, and 60,000 DVDs per day. Deluxe's film lab operations, located in Hollywood, Toronto, London and Rome, process over two billion feet of film each year for a worldwide customer base that includes Hollywood's leading studios, as well as independent film producers, directors and cinematographers. Deluxe's Toronto facility also provides extensive sound postproduction services to the burgeoning Canadian and U.S. market. While at Deluxe, the intern will spend one week learning about sound and picture post-production and will spend time in every department.

Tattersall Sound and Picture is an independently owned picture editing, sound design, and mixing facility for film and television. Tattersall Sound and Picture provides filmmakers with picture edit suites, sound design/dialogue editing services, and mixing services. Tattersall Sound and Picture's commitment to excellence, creative and inspired attention to detail, and innovative use of technology have guided them through 20 years of award-winning films. The internship will consist of an introduction, one day with a dialogue editor, one day with a sound effects editor, one day with the assistant editors, one day in mixing, and then the final half-day in the area they have the most interest in.

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