Mumbai, October 9, 2013 - Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that Mumbai's FutureWorks is the first studio in India to receive a Dolby Premiere Studio Certification. With the installation of Dolby® AtmosTM mixing capabilities, FutureWorks now offers a world-class facility and audio post-production environment to filmmakers and sound engineers in India. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the creative freedom to easily place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre to create a life-like cinema sound experience.
The Dolby Premier Studio Certification is a measure of technical excellence at every level of the studio's operation. Room acoustics, monitoring standards (visual as well as audio), equipment selection, installation standard, synchronization accuracy, mixing and technical competence are all measured and evaluated as part of the certification process. The standards for the certification are based on Dolby's research and vast experience of having worked in almost every audio post-production studio producing soundtracks in every part of the globe.
"Dolby works closely with the cinema industry to enhance the quality of the entertainment experience. To that end, we equip filmmakers with the tools to help them make their vision come alive. With FutureWorks becoming the first certified Dolby Premier Studio equipped with Dolby Atmos in India, we are bringing world-class entertainment technology to an exceptionally talented group of Indian filmmakers," said Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories India.
Gaurav Gupta, Managing Director, FutureWorks said,
"We at FutureWorks are delighted to receive the first Dolby Premier Studio Certification with Dolby Atmos in India. Dolby has helped filmmakers to realize and preserve their creative vision and to deliver amazing experiences to audiences with Dolby Atmos.
For a premium entertainment experience, it is important for sound to be as impactful as the picture to truly make people believe they are in the movie. We look forward to offering the industry the sound of the future with this revolutionary technology."
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Laboratories is equipping the cinema world with its new Dolby Atmos technology. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by making it easy for filmmakers to place or move specific sounds anywhere in the movie theatre. The result is what moviegoers have described as a virtual reality of sound and the most engaging and lifelike cinema experience ever.
Introduced in April 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all major Hollywood studios, six Academy Award®-winning
directors, and 10 Academy Award-winning sound mixers, among others. More than 300 Dolby Atmos screens have been installed or committed to in 30 countries with more than 85 exhibitor partners. More than 75 films from 10 different countries-representing a broad range of genres-have been or are scheduled to be released with Dolby Amos sound since the first film debuted in June 2012. Dolby Atmos has received technical achievement awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio Society.
For the latest list of Dolby Atmos titles, visit dolby.com/atmosmovies.
To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.
About FutureWorks Media Limited
Founded in 2007, FutureWorks continues its mission to be Asia's premiere post services provider, trusted today by some of the most accomplished content creators in with offices in Mumbai and Chennai. FutureWorks specializes in providing complete post production services: Visual Effects, Visual Design, Digital Intermediate (Color), Sound, Digital Cinema and other services for feature films, commercials, music videos and trailers. The company has clients in India and across the globe including major studios such as Disney, Warner, Sony, Paramount & others. FutureWorks is a privately held company and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.
For more information, visit www.futureworks.in
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and meaningful in Dolby. For more information please visit dolby.com.
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