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Tribeca doc 'Netizens' highlights the online harassment of women

Cynthia Lowen’s Netizens is about three women whose lives have been profoundly affected by cyber sexual harassment. Making its U.S. premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this week, the documentary details the various forms these crimes take, including cyber-stalking, the posting of non-consensual...

CinemaCon panel tells the inside story of Saudi Arabia's new cinemas

The annual International Day program at CinemaCon, the National Association of Theatre Owners’ big show in Las Vegas, didn’t have much trouble coming up with timely and exciting topics this year. There were two obvious choices: the formation of the Global Cinema Federation, the first...

'Woman Walks Ahead' and 'General Magic' are eye-openers at Tribeca 2018

As luck and scheduling would have it, this year the Tribeca Film Festival coincides with CinemaCon, the annual convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners. This writer would love to defy the laws of physics and be in two places at once, but until clones are perfected, choices need to...

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'Deadpool' descends on Deutsche Kino Convention

'Deadpool' descends on Deutsche Kino Convention

As world-traveling exhibitors gather in Las Vegas, Germany’s Kinobetreiber are getting all excited about returning to their beloved Baden-Baden. From May 15 to 17, the lovely spa town will play host to the annual Kino convention and tradeshow. Organizers proudly confirmed that Deadpool 2 will...

'Amazing China' shines at home box office

'Amazing China' shines at home box office

Theatrically released documentaries have traditionally had a hard time at the Chinese box office, as the genre has not been very popular with local audiences.

Australian International Movie Convention moves to Event Cinemas

Australian International Movie Convention moves to Event Cinemas

The annual Australian International Movie Convention will be moving from the Star Casino (formerly Jupiters) across the road to Event Cinemas at Pacific Fair, Broadbeach. It will be held from July 29 to August 2 this year. So if you want to spend some time Down Under, this would be the perfect...

Russian MP calls for ban on outspoken actors

Russian MP calls for ban on outspoken actors

Russian MP Ivan Sukhanov stated that cinema actors in Russia should be banned from state-funded movies if they are found making any anti-Russian statements in public....

QSC—50 Years and Forward

QSC—50 Years and Forward

How many companies make it to 50 years and find themselves stronger and more vibrant after their first half-century? Not many, but QSC, which started as “Quilter Sound Things,” has done just that. They’re firmly entrenched today as one of the most prolific and important sound companies in the...