In Goodbye to All That, Paul Schneider (“Parks and Recreation”) plays Otto Wall, a husband and father for whom obliviousness may well be an Olympic sport. More »
As his rep and roles have grown in size, Timothy Spall has started to loom a lot like this millennium’s Charles Laughton. More »
Indonesian exhibition and distribution giant Cinema 21 Group has been selected as CineAsia’s “Distributor of the Year 2014.” More »
Can that ten-year-old African-American girl tearing through midtown Manhattan traffic on a Citi Bike be “Little Orphan Annie,” the pupil-less but purposeful Pollyanna in the bright red dress and matching curls from Depression-era America of the 1930s? More »
As fresh as it is funny, Life Partners, Susanna Fogel's first feature, easily takes a prideful place alongside this year's wonderfully scripted winners—Love Is Strange, Listen Up Philip, Dear White People—proving again that the pen is mightier than the sword of mindless action/superhero franchises and drearily glossy commercial rom-coms. More »
Thailand’s Major Cineplex Group, winner of the 2014 CineAsia “Exhibitor of the Year” Award, has been breaking new ground in many ways since its relatively modest beginnings in 1995–and apparently has quite a few more aces up its sleeves for years to come. More »
Our Concession Spotlight this month expands beyond just theatre concessions, as we introduce you to Phil Zacheretti, president and CEO of Phoenix Big Cinemas Management (PBCM) in Knoxville, TN More »
The Asia-Pacific market is responsible for an increasingly large share of the global box-office bounty each year, which makes the annual CineAsia convention in Hong Kong a more and more essential event for the international movie exhibition and distribution communities. More »
Art in the Arthouse… In honor of this month’s CineAsia event, we begin our latest “Cinemarketing” overview with an exhibition featuring the exquisite abstract works of Nanchong City, China-born artist Xi Hou More »
In recognition of their extensive philanthropic work with Variety The Children’s Charity and other charitable organizations, the founder, president and CEO of insurance company Reynolds & Reynolds, Stan J. Reynolds, and his wife Jody will receive the Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award at the ShowEast convention in Florida. More »
Right now, intense discussion in the exhibitor community is focused on a brand-new generation of projectors illuminated by a laser light source. More »
The Chinese film industry is growing by a remarkable 15 cinema screens per day, and two-thirds of those screens are being made by Anhui Star Screen Co. LLC. More »
This article looks at the replacement cycle of digital-cinema equipment. More »
“The industry has gone through a huge transformation in the projection booth over the past ten years More »
LOOK…who’s lighting up the night. Not only has architect Tony Pleskow provided the perfect rendering to illustrate this year’s design theme, but he also sets the tone for our endeavor. More »
Here’s an updated Annie for today’s entitled, tech-savvy and racially diverse generation of tweens who can easily relate to the new Annie’s love of luxurious toys. Their parents and other adults may miss the sweet innocence of the original, but they won’t be entirely bored by this frenetic new version of her classic story. More »
After rewriting the rules for modern fantasy cinema, for the better and worse, Peter Jackson’s six-film Tolkien saga slams, bangs and shudders to a long-overdue conclusion. More »
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