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Keslow Camera

Using a custom FileMaker solution for iPad, iPhone and desktop, Keslow Camera efficiently manages tens of thousands of rental items to supply film and television customers around the world.

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Innovative motion picture professionals make FileMaker Pro an integral part of their editing suite.

The art of motion picture editing is an ever-evolving craft, from the old Moviolas of Hollywood's storied past to today's cutting-edge software applications that carry editing into an entirely digital realm. In the vanguard of these innovations, you will find three-time Academy Awardandreg; winner Walter Murch. He needs no introduction to either cineastes or techies. His work on such recent films as Cold Mountain , the first full-length feature to use the Final Cut Pro editing suite -- and Jarhead keeps him in the forefront of both creative accomplishment and technological innovation. Walter and his associate editor Sean Cullen depend on the latest tools to do their job, including FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software solution from FileMaker Inc.

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Texas-Sized Week

In its 22 years, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival has grown from a tiny music festival in the Texas capital into a massive media extravaganza. The conference not only reflects, discusses and showcases trends in culture and media, but also often creates them. To pull off the annual event with flair and a heavy dose of efficiency, SXSW relies on FileMaker Pro database software.

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Picture Perfect

For the Telluride Film Festival, film debuts and other highlights have to be coordinated efficiently. This top indie film venue manages its event using FileMaker Pro software.

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‘It's OK -- We're with the Band'

There's nothing quite like a live concert by a top band. There's an energy that flows directly from the stage and into the audience. You can listen to CDs, you can watch all the videos you want -- but nothing beats a live performance -- especially by a top concert act like the Dave Matthews Band. With their unique fusion of jazz and rock, and their accessible, grassroots style, Dave Matthews and his bandmates make magic every time they take the stage. But creating that magic isn't easy. It requires tight organization and careful planning. And that's why whenever the DMB performs, they're accompanied by FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Server, the award-winning database software applications by FileMaKer Inc.

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New Tune

Licensing music is a complex process that involves everything from tracking licensing requests to paying royalties to composers. When manual spreadsheet tracking at Beyond Music Library became cumbersome, time-consuming, and error-prone, the company turned to FileMaker Developer Angel City Data to create a FileMaker Pro solution that combines contact and invoicing records and integrates with iTunes. The accurate, easy-to-use royalty tracking system saves hours and ensures accurate composer payments.

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Alli | Alliance of Action Sports

Alli | Alliance of Action Sports brings together the best sports properties, athletes and brands globally for action sports fans, and uses FileMaker Pro to manage the necessary merchandise planning, sales reporting and purchase orders.

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Feel The Magic!

Harry Potter and Pokemon, Dungeons and Dragons and Star Wars, Showdown Sports, European Soccer and for the Japanese market Duel Masters -- and of course Magic: The Gathering, the one that stated it all. What do they have in common? They're all the subjects of popular adventure, fantasy and trading card games! And they're all produced by Wizards of the Coast -- a firm now expanding the magic with FileMaker Pro 6, latest version of the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.!

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In the Public Interest

Enlightening, educational, and entertaining. But like its commercial sister, public television doesn't just happen. At WGBH in Boston, production of some of public TV's favorite programs requires talent, energy, commitment -- and money. And helping to keep key elements in that equation organized, you'll find FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Footage File Relies on FileMaker Pro To Get to the Right Clip

Over the years, technology has played an increasing role in video production and post production. Technology has done an exceptional job in meeting viewer demand for thrilling action, state-of-the-art graphics and visually stimulating scenes. However, some of the filmmaking techniques still being used are quite archaic. One of those antiquated techniques is the way scenes and sound bytes are catalogued. Wagner Worldwide is an independent consulting company that offers post production services to television and movie companies. Their Footage File solutions are used by production companies to find the 'perfect' video footage and sound bytes for a given production. Footage File's success is dependent upon immediate access to every scene and sound byte available for each project.

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Yearly convention and fan site depends on FileMaker Pro for organization and streamlined workflow

All You Need is Love — and a great idea — and back in 1974 Mark Lapidos had both. His passion, The Beatles, his idea, an annual Beatles Fans Celebration; a two-or-three-day convention of Beatles fans, a place where they could enjoy, listen, meet other Beatles fans, and of course buy memorabilia, albums, t-shirts, and so on. "After a few months of deliberating," Mark recalls on The Fest website, "I decided to take my personal savings and book the New York Commodore Hotel for the weekend of September 7-8, 1974."

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FileMaker Pro Keeps Showtime Ads on the Creative Edge

The next time you see an advertisement for one of Showtime Networks' programs, you'll know FileMaker Pro is hard at work. FileMaker Pro is the award-winning database management system (DBMS) from FileMaker, Inc. Red Group, Showtime's in-house advertising agency, uses FileMaker Pro to archive and project manage all Showtime advertisements for print, TV and radio.

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Rainbow Network Communications Makes Movie Magic with Help from FileMaker

There's nothing like a curling up in front of the television for a great movie. But did you ever stop to think about where those movies come from? Well, if you're watching such cable channels as American Movie Classics or Bravo, those movies are coming to you not from glamorous, magical Hollywood -- but from a bustling complex of buildings in Floral Park, New York -- where movie magic comes to life with a little help from FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.!

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FileMaker Pro Keeps the Jazz Cool for The Knitting Factor

FileMaker Pro is showing up in the hippest places. When Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel and U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright wanted to hang out with rocker Lou Reed and performance artist Lori Anderson, they went to the Knitting Factory. The Knitting Factory is both a nightclub, presenting live jazz music seven nights a week, and a record label that releases compact discs by many of the artists who perform there. Naturally, when the Knitting Factory wanted to manage their web site, they turned to FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Pro is a relational database application designed to help manage and share information in the real world. It's a fast and easy software system for creating databases that are completely cross-platform on Macintosh, Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 3.1.

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Administrators at top special-effects production house track the making of movie magic with FileMaker Pro

Movie magic doesn't just happen, it requires a lot of work from a lot of creative people to bring spectacular special effects to the screen. It's a complicated job that must be tracked every step of the way to ensure that every shot is completed on time, every time. And that's why key administrative personnel at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) track ongoing projects with FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software solution from FileMaker, Inc.

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FileMaker Pro Strikes the Right Note with Music Marketing Firm

When record labels such as Capitol, Arista and Virgin need marketing expertise for their leading-edge acts, they turn to Hi Frequency Marketing. The Carrboro, NC company is the marketing genius behind such hot acts as LimpBizkit and new sensation Buckcherry. To stay at the forefront of the pop music scene, High Frequency relies on FileMaker Pro, award winning database software from FileMaker, Inc. Hi Frequency uses FileMaker Pro as a productivity application for project management, invoicing, client tracking, inventory management, and myriad other tasks. In addition, the company uses its FileMaker Pro driven Web site to assist its 100 field representatives with coordinating multiple nationwide projects such as college and retail store marketing events.

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Music is Their Passion

Every day, millions of viewers follow the comings and goings, the doings and done-to's in the small New England town of Harmony -- the setting for 'Passions,' a popular new daytime serial from NBC-TV. And every day, behind the scenes, a dedicated crew works to pull together each of the elements that goes into a successful soap opera -- elements as subtle as the distinctive music that underscores the drama. That music is the responsibility of Henry-O'Donnell-Boatman Music of Los Angeles -- a firm specializing in the creation of unique music for television. And helping Henry-O'Donnell-Boatman Music keep up with the fast-paced production schedule, you'll find FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc.

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FileMaker Fuels Hearts of Space Website

Hearts of Space grew out of producer Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, contemplative music. Beginning in the early 1970s, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program in the San Francisco Bay area. What began purely as a labor of love eventually became the most popular contemporary music program on American public radio. Over the intervening quarter century, Hearts of Space has evolved into a multifaceted production and marketing organization encompassing radio, records, CD mastering, and music publishin

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E! Entertainment Keeps it All On Track with FileMaker

Hustle, bustle -- and sometimes, muscle. That's show biz. Scripts to be written, gear to be hauled, stars to be prodded and preened. And at E! Entertainment, the latest tool for bringing it all together is FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.!

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FileMaker Pro Keeps "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” Rolling

Comedy Central's wildly successful animated television show South Park may have raised a few eyebrows with its irreverent style of humor. But behind the scenes, the production department takes its job very seriously. To stay on top of rigid production deadlines the upcoming feature-length film, "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” to be released by Summer 1999 from Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers, the production team tracked every single shot in the movie, from layout to final animation, in FileMaker Pro for Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, and Mac OS, the award-winning database solution from FileMaker Inc.

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Facts on File

Information is their business -- supplying news, fact, and figures to newspapers and broadcasting outlets all across America. That's the mission of the Associated Press. And now subscribing outlets can access a mother lode of information directly from AP over the web, with FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software from FileMaker Inc.

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FileMaker is a winner at the America's Cup Louis Vuitton Media Centre

Paris-based luxury goods house, Louis Vuitton, has had a long standing relationship with the America's Cup and back in 1983 they decided to formalise the relationship by presenting a trophy, the Louis Vuitton Cup, to the winner of the Challenger Selection Series. Since then, it's become well known that "to win the America's Cup, one must first win the Louis Vuitton Cup."

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FileMaker Keeps Track of Aggressive Skaters

They aren't just in-line skaters -- they're Aggressive Skaters. Skaters who compete for points and prestige on a professional scale. Stunts and spills, thrills and chills -- and above all, speed. Intense, glorious speed. And keeping track of these breathtaking athletes requires a database program that's just as fast, just as flexible -- FileMaker Pro, the award winning database software from FileMaker, Inc.

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Speaking of the Weather

Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky? Then you're not paying attention, accurate, localized weather forecasts from AccuWeather, Inc. are within everyone's reach, on the air, in print or online. But with weather information so easy to access, it's easy to overlook the fact that the science, and business, of forecasting weather demands efficient, flexible information management. That's why AccuWeather manages vital data with the help of FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software from FileMaker Inc.

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Shooting Stars

FansUNITED is a leading photo agency in the entertainment world. Founded 1989 in Koblenz, Germany, FansUNITED is now in 15 countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Great Britain

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