Sometimes a filmmaker has to look a long time before finding a project that’s the right fit. And then he often has to wait an even longer time just to get it green-lit and off the ground. But every so often, the perfect project just falls in a filmmaker’s lap. Ready to go. That’s how Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless) found himself attached to Divergent. More »
The first Russian production in IMAX 3D, Stalingrad depicts a pivotal battle against German forces during World War II. More »
A wish-fulfillment for those seeking adult content in its literal sense, as well as for feminist complainers, Le Week-End is one of its director’s three movies about grown-up relationships, with strong, even against-the-grain female roles. More »
Harold Ramis, one of the most influential writer-directors of modern movie comedy, died on Monday morning, Feb. 24, at the age of 69. FJI pays tribute with this career Q&A conducted in 2009 by Frank Lovece. More »
Middle East showdown: Yuval Adler’s ‘Bethlehem’ explores tense bond between Israeli agent and Palestinian informer
Less is more in Bethlehem, Israeli filmmaker Yuval Adler’s slick debut feature about an Israeli secret service agent and his teen Palestinian informer and the animosities that envelop them. More »
“Marcus Theatres continuously invests in making the moviegoing experience more enjoyable and more memorable for our customers,” says Rolando Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Marcus Theatres. More »
Social media-savvy: Theatre circuits utilize new technology to enhance old-fashioned customer service
“Our rule of thumb tends to be: Would we watch it? Would we click on it? Would we like it? Would we share it? And so we try and stay relevant,” says AMC Theatres VP of guest and digital marketing Brent Cooke, offering a succinct explanation for his company’s approach to social media More »
“We were dealing with a lot of work, but I believe it was well worth it,” says Hans-Joachim Flebbe, managing director of Premium Entertainment GmbH, the tenacious developer and operator of the all-new and all-wonderful Zoo Palast. More »
Big and bold: From Hollywood’s restored Chinese to Santikos’ Palladium, new cinemas opt for spectacle
“The biggest challenge was coming up with an exciting design within the defined footprint we were given while still meeting the exhibitor’s programmatic requirements.” Paul Georges, one of our “Class of 2013” leaders last month and principal at JKR Partners in charge of Regal Moorestown Mall Stadium 12 & RPX, was speaking about the New Jersey town of the same name. More »
This month’s concession executive spotlight focuses on Larry Etter, senior VP of theatre service and food services for Malco Theatres, who plays a dual role of management in his own company and educational stewardship at the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC). More »
The theatre industry is filled with long-established and family-owned companies. The executives who work at these companies, both operators and suppliers, are often more than just corporate employees. More »
The rate of 24 frames per second is insufficient for a high-quality motion imaging system. Period. More »
Cinema sound is back in the spotlight, and exhibitors around the world are being asked to evaluate new soundtrack formats being offered by Dolby Laboratories, Barco, and possibly others that may come in the future. More »
The Asia-Pacific region was one of the first territories to embrace the digital rollout, and a major force in that transformation is GDC Technology, headquartered in Hong Kong, whose d-cinema servers are a dominant presence in East Asia (and moving up fast in the Americas). More »
The Asian market, when viewed from a global perspective, continues to shine brightly with digital installations continuing at a rapid pace, while the more mature markets of North America and Europe are nearing completion. More »
Genius dog and his adopted son try to repair a hole in the space–time continuum in an amusing update of the 1960s cult cartoon. More »
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