The National Film & Television School, based in Beaconsfield, to the west of London, has been nurturing talent in the industry for more than 50 years. So, you can imagine how scary it felt when, back in March 2020, I had to send an email telling all our students that the gathering pandemic meant we had to close our doors.
Bullet Train, from Sony Pictures and director David Leitch centers on an unlucky assassin named Ladybug (Brad Pitt), determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, has other plans as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe —all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives— on the world's fastest train. Post-production sound for Bullet Train was based at Sony Pictures Post Production Services and presented a myriad of creative opportunities through its furious action, whip-smart comedy, crackling dialogue and ripping-good story.
After a grim and gritty fourth season, the Showtime series The Chi returned to its more optimistic roots for Season 5, changing not only the tone of its stories but also the palette of its visuals. To finalize this look, Season 5 cinematographer Nathan Ray Salter collaborated with Light Iron colorist Katie Jordan, who had also graded Season 4.
Coldplay has announced a special live broadcast of the band’s Music of The Spheres World Tour from Buenos Aires’ River Plate Stadium. The worldwide live event will be shown in thousands of cinemas across more than 70 countries on October 28-29 in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, who also executive produced with CJ 4DPlex.
For the first time, Imax, opera, and the performing arts are coming together with Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris, an Imax and Stage Access production that premieres September 18 with a special, one-day-only Imax Live conversation with the Grammy Award-winning soprano and Emmy Award-winning performer Kelsey Grammer.
Cinépolis, India’s first international and the world’s second largest movie theatre circuit by attendance, has announced the screening of an exclusive set of matches of the Asia Cup Live in partnership with Asian Cricket Council.
This November, Digital Cinema Report will celebrate its twentieth year in business. To mark the milestone, we want to know what you, our readers, believe were the top twenty most significant developments in motion picture business and technology over the past two decades. They can be a product, a technological innovation, a particularly important movie, or a trade association.
The worldwide launch of Bullet Train across 58 markets topped the global box office chart and many local ones this past weekend, but the continued success of local titles finding space in a quieter global release schedule grabbed the headlines, according to the latest report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. The report goes on to say that the challenge for exhibitors is how to sustain this momentum with an upcoming slate of films that don’t appear to be as strong as the summer films have proven to be.
For Marvel Studios’ latest episodic series, Ms. Marvel, the production faced an interesting, and somewhat rare challenge. Unlike some of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that are firmly established through decades of exposure, the titular character in the Disney+ exclusive series is a relatively new creation. That gave the production a little more flexibility when adapting her powers and allowed the showrunners to work with Oscar and Emmy-winning visual effects studio, Digital Domain, to reinvent Ms. Marvel’s powers for a new audience
Rising Sun Pictures’ latest collaboration with Marvel Studios is its most expansive in scope and visually stunning. The studio delivered more than 300 visual effects shots for the studio’s new blockbuster hit, Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, including its sensational opening, and closing scenes.