Edmund Kean, the stage Hamlet, and Edmund Gwenn, the screen Santa, died 126 years apart, with the same last words on their lips: “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” More »
Few recent film franchises have been as successful as The Fast and the Furious. Its first five entries have grossed close to $2 billion, building a worldwide following of devoted fans. More »
The 12th edition of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) was arguably its best yet More »
"I was never a fan," confesses J.J. Abrams. He's talking about the “Star Trek” series created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966. So Abrams was surprised when he was asked to direct Star Trek, the 2009 franchise reboot that earned almost $400 million worldwide. More »
U.K. writer-director-editor director Ben Wheatley, 40, likes a good laugh as much as the next man, though that might not be immediately apparent from a quick look at his feature-film credits. More »
The biggest shake-up among exhibitors in years, the conversion to digital projection, is nearing completion. Now that their auditoriums have sparkling, scratch-free projection, exhibitors are looking ahead to their next steps. More »
When our industry friends to the north and their colleagues head to St. John’s, Newfoundland, for ShowCanada 2013, many a meal and nightcap will be served in addition to technical seminars, studio screenings and pioneering women’s boot camps. More »
Amy Miles readily declares that being appointed CEO of Regal Entertainment Group in June 2009 was the most exciting event in her professional career. More »
Great enterprises often have humble beginnings, but few can match the story of Harkins Theatres. More »
“The fact that we are a family business has helped us to really be focused on the business long-term,” declares Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, chief executive officer of Cinépolis. More »
“I think we could have a handful of laser projectors installed at premier cinema sites around the world by the end of the year,” predicts Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, product management, at Christie Entertainment Solutions. More »
Film Journal International made the rounds of the tradeshow at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and reports back on the latest innovations and trends, as outlined by experts at some of the top cinema technology companies. More »
“I think the sound quality is magnificent in our E3 premium auditoriums which feature Dolby Atmos,” says Paul Glantz, chief executive officer of Michigan-based Emagine Entertainment, setting the tone for this exclusive follow-up report on early adoption of Dolby’s revolutionary cinema sound platform that we began in September 2012 with AMC Theatres. More »
“It has been an incredibly busy and exciting year for Dolby Atmos,” enthuses Stuart Bowling, worldwide technical marketing manager, Dolby Laboratories. “The format has really stepped into its own now. Dolby Atmos is pretty much becoming the de-facto standard for the industry.” More »
Continuing last month’s coverage about the many ways in which exhibitors are “Rewarding the Audience," we now turn your attention to Cinemark and its innovative CineMode functionality. More »
The third time is not the charm in this second sequel, which changes up the franchise formula—and not in a good way. More »
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