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Liquid Media Announces Bid to Acquire IndieFlix

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 10:38 -- Nick Dager

Liquid Media Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire IndieFlix, the subscription video-on-demand streaming service focused on content with a purpose. IndieFlix has evolved its initial offering, by expanding into the live social impact space, and transforming into an edutainment company with a foundation to further support its mission and vision.

National CineMedia Announces First Quarter Fiscal Results

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 10:33 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia today announced consolidated results for the fiscal first quarter ended April 1. During the first quarter the company continued to manage its liquidity position through various cost-control measures and the issuance of a new $50 million term loan in March. With the funding of this additional debt, NCM’s cash balance as of April 1 was $139.4 million, an increase of $15.5 million as compared to the balance as of December 31. Including the $52.8 million, the company had $192.2 million of cash, cash equivalents and investments as of April 1.

Göteborg Presents New Film Fund

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:34 -- Nick Dager

Beginning today, May 10, filmmakers from four different parts of the world will be able to submit their applications to Göteborg Film Fund 2021. The fund aims to contribute to a diversified media landscape, with increased artistic freedom and free speech. During severe crisis the area of culture often is deprioritized. The on-going pandemic has severely affected the access to distribution channels as well as financing for film production. A situation that may undermine democracy, especially in regions with an unstable economic or political system.

A New Era for Twickenham

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:28 -- Nick Dager

With a heritage that dates back more than 100 years, Twickenham Film Studios has recently gone through a much-needed £15 million renovation. The time seemed right, and its top executives led by managing partners Piers Read, Jeremy Rainbird and managing director Cara Sheppard wanted to signal a new era for the business by redesigning the brand in line with the site's redevelopment works. The full rebrand has been an opportunity to position TFS as a creative home for filmmakers.

Finding the Right Mix

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

Re-recording mixer Frank Morrone has earned himself an extensive resume through his work with Todd AO and Technicolor, which includes projects from high-profile directors like Ron Howard and Tim Burton. In addition to his residency at the acclaimed post house, Morrone also works independently from his home studio for a wide array of film projects.

Panel to Discuss how The Unholy Finished Despite Pandemic

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:12 -- Nick Dager

The Unholy, a Sony Pictures/Screen Gems feature film produced by Sam Raimi came to a grinding halt just 10 days shy of their wrap date, due to the COVID pandemic. But with the ingenuity of the visual effects and post-production team, the film was pulled off the shelf, solutions were devised, and the film was completed. It hit the big screen in theatres across the country in April – one of the first films to be released theatrically, in the U.S., since the COVID-19 outbreak.

AFI Docs Film Festival set for June 22-27

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

AFI Docs, the American Film Institute's annual documentary celebration will once again offer an opportunity for movie fans to view documentary films online and anticipate welcoming a limited number of festivalgoers back to the storied AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland for in-person screenings. Now in its 19th year, the festival will be held June 22-27.

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