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Thomson Supports Fall Film Festival Award-Winners


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

PARIS, France and BURBANK, California.- 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, Thomsonís 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 Haynesís Iím Not There, on Bob Dylanís life.

Redacted was photographed and finished in High Definition, with a High Definition digital intermediate. Iím 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 Greengrassís The Bourne Ultimatum, director Judd Apatowís Knocked Up, director Michael Mooreís Sicko and director Stephen J. Andersonís Meet the Robinsons Ė 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, Thomsonís 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 MikaŽl 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 Leeís When the Levees Broke: a Requiem in Four Acts and for Before the Devil Knows Youíre Dead (director Sidney Lumet), for which Thomson also provided the Digital Intermediate.


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