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The Sony Nightmare

The past several weeks have been devastating for Sony Pictures and the motion picture industry. More »

Thailand Hunger Games
Thai circuit kills ‘Mockingjay’ prior to opening

As an entire nation feverishly awaited the Thailand premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 on Nov. 20, moviegoers in the capital Bangkok were in for a big surprise when the film was abruptly canceled by the operator of the inner-city Scala and Lido theatres literally hours before its scheduled first screening, apparently due to political factors. More »

Snack Corner 12-14
Digital discounts: Coupons remain a potent sales tool

I recently read an article on digital coupons and their effectiveness. If offered great ideas and some thought-provoking questions. More »

European Update 12-14
‘Ida’ leads European Film Awards race with five nominations

After their respective success as Palme d’Or and screenplay winners at the Festival de Cannes, Winter Sleep (from Turkey) and Leviathan (Russia) joined the ranks of Ida (five nominations in major categories for Poland) and Force Majeure (from Sweden) as the contenders for best picture at the 27th European Film Awards (EFA). More »

Asia Roundabout 12-14
‘Outcast’ gets a second chance in China

On Sept. 26, the period action film Outcast, a France/U.S.A./China co-production, was withdrawn by Chinese studio Yunnan Film Group, its principal local investor, without any immediate explanation and just two hours before its scheduled midnight previews in Beijing. More »

Down Under 12-14
Film production is booming in New Zealand

New Zealand is suddenly a hive of activity on the filming front. More »

FJI Columns

In Focus

Commentary on issues impacting the motion picture theatre industry, from the Editor's desk. More »

The People Factor

Keith Wiedenkeller, AMC Entertainment Senior VP of Human Resources, offers insights on hiring and training employees and maintaining a productive and cordial work environment. More »

Asia/Pacific Roundabout

FJI Far East Bureau Chief Scott Rosenberg looks at developments in Asia from his home base in Bangkok, Thailand. More »

Day & Date Down Under

David Pearce reports from New South Wales on movie industry news in Australia and New Zealand. More »

ICTA Insights

Experts from the International Cinema Technology Association share their knowledge of the latest technologies and trends affecting movie theatre operations. More »

Snack Corner

FJI Concessions Editor Anita Watts surveys the latest products and trends related to the cinema's profit center, the concession stand. More »

European Update

FJI Exhibition/Business Editor Andreas Fuchs reports on the latest exhibition news all across Europe. More »

Canadian Newsfront

Adina Lebo of the Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada provides cinema news from our northern neighbors. More »

Russia in Review

Russian correspondent Vladislav Vorotnikov relays the latest news from Russia's growing movie industry. More »

UNIC Perspectives

Representatives from the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European association representing cinema owners across 28 territories, weigh in on issues impacting the European continent. More »



Fifth annual CinemaCon to return to Caesars Palace April 20

The fifth annual CinemaCon will return to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 20-23 More »

NATO issues technological requirements for High Dynamic Range projection

NATO has released technological requirements for High Dynamic Range projection systems More »

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