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The dirty ‘d’ word of Hollywood: Diversity

We know what you’re thinking. It’s the D word again….

Ava DuVernay and Justin Chon talk tiki torches and movie craft

Director Ava DuVernay wasted little time before getting political at Sundance Next Fest over the weekend.

'Annabelle: Creation' tops the box office; audiences don't go nuts for 'Nut Job 2'

The weekend gave us two new sequels opening in wide release. One of them did well. The other… not so much. The former film is one Annabelle: Creation, which opened in spot number one with $35 million against a $15 million budget. That gives it the lowest opening in the Conjuring franchise, but...

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Ask the Audience poll sizes up moviegoers’ feelings about enhanced formats

Ask the Audience poll sizes up moviegoers’ feelings about enhanced formats

Today’s moviegoer has more choices than ever before when it comes to enhanced movie formats, and almost everyone has an opinion on which one reigns supreme.

Investing in People: Proper training reaps substantial benefits

Investing in People: Proper training reaps substantial benefits

Foodservice operators and managers have fiscal responsibilities and must learn how to operate the business in a profitable manner with the revolving employees that come and go. The apathetic employee who does not care about following instructions, although you set a good example. The employee who...

Long live the King!

Long live the King!

With The Dark Tower just opened and It poised for September, it’s the season of Stephen King. Hard to believe that “one of the most frequently adapted and versatile writers in history, and as formidable a cinematic force as a literary one,” according to the British Film Institute (238 writing...

World's first LED cinema screen opens in Korea

World's first LED cinema screen opens in Korea

South Korea’s second-largest chain, Lotte Cinema, recently opened what it claims to be the world’s very first high-dynamic-range LED cinema screen.

Execs sound alarm about cinema discount pricing

Execs sound alarm about cinema discount pricing

A number of unnamed film industry executives have decried the latest round of discount pricing for cinemas in Australia and New Zealand. They call it a cancer that is threatening the industry. In Australia, Readings charges A$10 (US$7) at most of its standard cinemas (more for Gold Class) while...