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Tools for composers

  • Session planning
  • Musician scheduling
  • Cue progress chart / status page
  • Easy distribution of MP3 / Quicktime demos. Monitor who has heard what, when!
  • Automated emailing of other users to inform of the existence of significant changes or new attachments
  • The ability to update start / end points and other details within the notes themselves
  • Easy sorting of cues by various criteria

Tools for music supervisors and producers

  • Needledrop cost calculator with on-the-fly currency conversion allowing easy experimentation with different song options and combinations
  • Cue Sheet "as-you-go" which automatically updates as the music changes
  • The ability to calculate scoring costs and plan recording sessions
  • Attachment of MP3 needledrop suggestions to individual cue entries

Tools for music editors

  • A clear and convenient way of presenting spotting notes
  • All SMPTE formats and feet / frames supported
  • Cut log… Individual cue timings referenced to a particular cut of the film allowing staggered updating of notes as the film is recut - colour coding means that users can see at a glance whether a particular cue's timings are accurate to the current cut
  • Cue Sheet as-you-go facility. The music supervisor can add publisher and affiliation details as the production progresses so the cue sheet is ready for printing immediately. The production, including its cue sheet remains archived online so can always be found.
  • The notes can be updated and published instantly at sessions, in bed, at the mix, on the train! ...wherever there’s internet access. Everyone sees the latest possible version of the notes at all times
  • Optional Shuffle-conforming of start / end timings on recut (coming soon)
  • Easily merge / split cues (coming soon)
  • Printable version of each page (if you really need to print the notes) or data export to other packages
  • Visitor Log - identify which users has been visiting the site and when

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Box Office Mojo - Top Stories (visit site)
'Black Panther' Tops $600M Domestically While 'I Can Only Imagine' Surprises with $17M Debut (read more...)
For the fifth weekend in a row, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther is the weekend's number one film at the domestic box office, becoming the first film to accomplish that feat since Avatar in 2009. The film is also only the seventh film to ever gross over $600 million at the domestic box office as it continues to dominate, now less than $18 million shy of topping The Avengers and becoming the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time. As for the weekend's new releases, WB's Tomb Raid...

Can 'Black Panther' Fend Off 'Tomb Raider' for Fifth Straight Weekend at #1? (read more...)
SATURDAY AM UPDATE: WB's Tomb Raider led the way on Friday bringing in an estimated $9 million, heading toward an opening weekend around $22-24 million. The film earned a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Expected to top the weekend, however, is Disney and Marvel's Black Panther, which brought in an estimated $7.5 million on Friday and is expected to earn as much as $27-28 million for the weekend, topping $605 million domestically. No matter how you look at it, t...

'Black Panther' Remains Box Office King, Topping $1 Billion Worldwide (read more...)
On top of eclipsing $1 billion worldwide, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther has now achieved what no other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has accomplished as it remained #1 at the weekend box office for its fourth straight weekend in a row since release. The superhero repeat means Disney's A Wrinkle in Time opened in second place followed by Aviron's The Strangers: Prey at Night while both Amazon Studios's Gringo and Entertainment Studios's The Hurricane Heist struggled mightily. ...

Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' and 'Black Panther' Compete for the Weekend's Top Spot (read more...)
SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $10.2 million, Disney's A Wrinkle in Time narrowly took the top spot at the Friday box office over fellow Disney release, Black Panther. At this point estimates have Black Panther taking the weekend crown for a fourth weekend and a $40+ million three-day while Wrinkle is expected to finish around $32-35 million, short of BoxOfficeMojo's pre-weekend forecast below. Wrinkle received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Before we mov...

Box Office Mojo - Current Box Office Results (visit site)
Weekend Box Office: March 16-18, 2018 (read more...)
Black Panther tops the box office with $26.7 million

Daily Box Office: Monday, March 19, 2018 (read more...)
Black Panther tops Monday's box office with $2.2 million