Reliance Mediaworks inks deal with Japan’s Imagica

MUMBAI: Reliance MediaWorks has partnered with Japan’s Imagica Corp. Under the alliance, the companies would provide film restoration, image processing and enhancement and HD conversion services to Japanese broadcasters and studios.


Imagica Corp. offers a comprehensive range of services such as film processing and printing, inter-media transfer, digital and optical composite, VFX, CGI, editing and sound services, DVD authoring and duplication, and image restoration, etc. The company also leads the market with high quality services for digital intermediates, digital cinema, stereoscopic 3D, and Blu-ray disc authoring.


"The needs of Japanese marketplace, is growing for film restoration of aged and deteriorated great pictures for digital broadcasting. Imagica provides enhanced quality services to fill this demand and we are pleased to have found a partner in Reliance MediaWorks who shares our commitment for excellence and has time-proven hardware, software and custom R&D," said Imagica director, managing executive officer Hiroyuki Tatsumi.


Reliance MediaWorks CEO Anil Arjun added, "By combining Imagica’s local leadership, know-how and expertise with our experience and versatile technology we are geared to provide next generation services to the Japanese film makers and broadcasters. Also, Japanese movies have always been a true embodiment of their rich imperial culture and by offering restoration services in Japan we are honored to have the opportunity to revive some of these classic movies."


Imagica Corp would work closely with Reliance MediaWork’s LA-based subsidiary Lowry Digital.


Lowry Digital has handled projects for leading studios like Walt Disney, Paramount Pictures, MGM and 20th Century Fox and entertainment leaders like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron and has handled the restoration of footage sent back to Earth from Apollo 11, for NASA.