Streamland Media announced today that it has acquired the London-based sound facility Sonorous Trident. The company will join Streamland Media’s sound division, Formosa Group, further expanding its talent roster and facilities in the United Kingdom.
The Backlot Cinema in Blackpool, England, will be the anchor tenant of the Phase 2 extension of Houndshill Shopping Centre, an indoor shopping mall in the heart of the town. The theatre will have nine screens with a total of 850 luxury seats.
Working in partnership with local, regional, and national organizations, Brewery Arts provides theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, and cinema, and community programs in Cumbria, in northwest England near the border with Scotland.
After 30 months of planning and construction, S&B Cinemas has opened Avenue Cinema Minehead, the company’s third theatre.
London-based extended reality technology company disguise has acquired Atlanta-based immersive entertainment specialists Meptik to empower a global deployment of immersive productions, studios and installations delivered by Meptik and powered by disguise.
Re-recording mixer James Wichall fell into the audio business almost by chance while he was working in the legal department at UK-based Ragdoll production company, the team behind the popular Teletubbies children’s television program. It was there that he was first introduced to the possibilities of sound design.
Burnham-On-Sea’s Ritz Cinema hopes the replace the street art on one side of its building with a large electronic advertising billboard. The Ritz Social Club, which runs the cinema, has applied to the Sedgemoor District Council for permission to introduce the illuminated display on the north-facing cinema wall opposite the town’s post office.
Beginning July 19, the British Film Institute will again be operating the BFI Imax in London’s Waterloo district and globally recognized as the UK’s most iconic cinema and at the forefront of technological and architectural innovation.
Vista Group International has announced the appointment of two senior executives into new roles, effective July 1. Sarah Lewthwaite has been promoted to chief executive of Movio, the group’s data driven movie marketing company. At the same time, Movio chief operating officer, Matthew Liebmann, will move into the newly created role of chief innovation and data officer for Vista Group, based in Auckland.
Mary Coleman has been named chief creative officer of the London computer-generation animation studio Locksmith Animation. Coleman joins LSA from Pixar Animation Studios, where she was head of creative development. Locksmith CEO Natalie Fischer announced the news today and confirmed that Coleman officially will join the studio in July.