Spotlight Cinema Networks has formed CineLife Entertainment, a new division to distribute event cinema and other alternative programming. The content will be available to Spotlight's nationwide network of art house, luxury cinemas and exhibitors around the world.
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Wonder Wheel, from Amazon Studios, reunites Allen with veteran cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, who was behind the camera for Allen’s Café Society, where his cinematography earned the biggest raves from critics reviewing the film. The movie also reunites colorist Anthony Raffaele of Technicolor PostWorks New York and DIT Simone d’Arcangelo.
THX has entered into a strategic partnership with China Film Giant Screen, a subsidiary of China Film Group, for both technology and business collaborations.
CJ 4DPlex has signed a binding memorandum of understanding for a partnership with Golden Screen Cinemas in Malaysia, as well as a new agreement with PVR Cinemas. This will bring a 4DX theater to the GSC Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru location by the end of 2017.
Australian exhibitor Hoyts has purchased and undisclosed number of Christies’ newly introduced CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector. The projectors will be installed at Hoyts’ upcoming flagship all RGB laser cinema complex located in Docklands, Melbourne, as well as in Auckland-based post-production house Department of Post.
ScreenX, the multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting, reported today a successful 2017 for the company from strong attendance results to a number of key expansion milestones.
GDC Technology announced today that its immersive sound system has been installed, or has commitments for more than 750 screens, operated by a host of theatre companies around the globe. Within the Asia-Pacific region, China has the highest growth rate of DTS:X installations, increasing the number of screens by 39 percent in 2017.
Powster has launched the official movie platform for Unrest to support the filmmaking team, promote the movie and increase ticket sales.
MoviePass and Fandor today announced that both companies are partnering with Costco to offer a one-year subscription plan for a flat fee of $89.99. The package deal for both services is available exclusively to Costco members and covers a year of membership for both MoviePass and Fandor. The offer will only be available online at Costco.com for one week, from December 12 to December 18, 2017.
MTI Film recently provided final post-production services for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, a six-part documentary series on National Geographic. The facility handled editorial conforming and color grading for the series in which the veteran actor travels the globe “in search of an answer to one fundamental question for humanity: what are the common forces that bind us together?”
AMC Entertainment Holdings today announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia. In line with the fund’s mandate to help unlock promising new sectors within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, PIF and AMC Entertainment will explore a range of commercial opportunities for collaboration that will support the growth of the Kingdom’s entertainment sector.
GDC Technology showcased its next generation of cinema automation system to motion pictures exhibitors during CineAsia 2017 this week at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The company says its Cinema Automation 2.0 is the first-ever centralized solution to provide comprehensive automated management of content storage and playback, show scheduling, power supply and screening quality.
Christie today introduced the Christie CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector, which delivers a premium movie-going experience to mainstream theatres. Featuring CineLife electronics and RealLaser illumination, this compact, all-in-one DCI-compliant projector excels in image quality and operational lifetime, while providing a low cost of ownership. With the CP4325-RGB, exhibitors can fill their auditorium seats by attracting audiences with incredibly colorful and detailed, true-to-life images.
Vista Cinema has introduced Cinema Manager, a browser-based application designed to enhance box office and concessions sales activities and frees cinema personnel from the back office, allowing for increased mobility, more efficient execution and improved focus on customers. Cinema Manager is the result of nearly two years of development.
Belgium based Kinepolis Group has completed its acquisition of Landmark Cinemas in Canada. In mid-September, Kinepolis reached an agreement with the shareholders of Landmark Cinemas to acquire the company subject to Canadian regulatory approvals. The approval by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, The Honorable Mélanie Joly, on December 7, allowed Kinepolis to successfully complete the acquisition.
Harkness Screens is once again providing the screen for theatrical presentations during CineAsia 2017, the industry’s leading event for the Asian market underway now in Hong Kong.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the publication of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Network
Despite the fact that industry stories continue to sound the alarm about box office woes, Studio Movie Grill, based in Dallas, says that in 2017 it has experienced major increases in off-peak attendance as well as with smaller films. The company credits MoviePass for much of that success
Cineworld, the U.K.’s largest cinema operator, has acquired Regal, one of the largest theatre circuits in the U.S., for a reported $5.9 billion. The deal would create the world’s second-largest movie theater owner and enable Cineworld to better compete with AMC Entertainment, which is owned by the Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda. The Cineworld-Regal combination would create a company with more than 9,500 screens in 10 countries.
The tenth annual DTLA Film Festival will be held October 17-21, 2018 in downtown Los Angeles. Submissions are now open, and filmmakers are invited to register their films online. Details are available on the festival’s website.