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Powster Labs launches AR asset for 'First Man'

Powster, a creative studio that works with over 100 movie distributors including all six major studios, announced a brand new division named Powster Labs, based in Los Angeles....

AMC Stubs A-List surpasses 400,000 members

AMC Theatres announced that its AMC Stubs A-List has crossed more than 400,000 enrolled members....

Marcus Coporation earns Wisconsin 'Exemplary Employer Award'

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has presented a 2018 “Exemplary Employer Award” to The Marcus Corporation in honor of the company’s commitment to recruit and hire individuals with disabilities. The honor is awarded annually during National Disability Employment Awareness...

American Film Market announces expanded programming for 39th edition

The American Film Market (AFM) announced the expansive programming lineup for its conferences, roundtables, workshops and Spotlight events, which will feature international industry experts, decision-makers and academics and run alongside the AFM’s industry screenings and marketplace. This year’s...

Fandango survey reveals fall's most anticipated movies

Fandango revealed the results of its 2018 Fall Movies survey, in which Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Bohemian Rhapsody, Venom, Ralph Breaks the Internet and A Star is Born were selected as the season’s top five most anticipated blockbusters, respectively....

Academy plans three-hour Oscars telecast, adds popular-film category

The Academy's board of governors has approved new changes for future Oscar telecasts, including plans for a new category honoring popular films....

Christie repeats as the official projection partner of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Christie is proud to announce that it is the official digital projection partner, for the 18th consecutive year, of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival, the world’s largest public film festival.

GDC selected by one of India’s leading multiplexes to supply Ushio lamps for three years

GDC Technology Limited announced it has signed a three-year agreement with INOX Leisure Ltd (INOX Cinemas), one of India’s leading multiplex chains, to supply Ushio lamps.

GDC Technology introduces GoGoCinema at CinemaCon 2018

GDC Technology Limited announced at CinemaCon 2018 the formation of GoGoCinemaTM, the company’s first-ever venture into the consumer marketplace.

Powster Labs launches AR asset for 'First Man'

Powster, a creative studio that works with over 100 movie distributors including all six major studios, announced a brand new division named Powster Labs, based in Los Angeles....

CGR Cinemas becomes world's largest investor in Christie RGB laser cinema projection

CGR Cinemas has chosen Christie as its exclusive laser projection partner as it moves to convert all 700 of its theatres to RGB pure laser technology. In a landmark agreement that sees CGR becoming the largest investor in Christie RealLaser™ systems in the world today, 200 CGR Classic auditoriums...

EclairBox content-delivery system is deployed in France

Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries, announced the successful deployment of its EclairBox content-delivery system in France. Over 640 cinemas in France now utlize this new high-performance equipment, which replaces the Smartjog technology launched...

AMC Stubs A-List surpasses 400,000 members

AMC Theatres announced that its AMC Stubs A-List has crossed more than 400,000 enrolled members....

Marcus Coporation earns Wisconsin 'Exemplary Employer Award'

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has presented a 2018 “Exemplary Employer Award” to The Marcus Corporation in honor of the company’s commitment to recruit and hire individuals with disabilities. The honor is awarded annually during National Disability Employment Awareness...

Spotlight Cinema Networks names Gregory Cozine VP of Eastern sales

Greg Cozine was named VP, Eastern sales, at cinema-advertising company Spotlight Cinema Networks. He will be responsible for selling on-screen and off-screen programs to national marketers across Spotlight’s luxury and art-house cinema network....

Features

Fraudulently Yours: Marielle Heller directs a surprising Melissa McCarthy as forger Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

In 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?,' Melissa McCarthy drops her usual ingratiating comic shtick and transforms herself into the toughest, meanest lesbian who ever prowled and drank her way through the streets of Manhattan.

A Teenager Adrift: Felix Van Groeningen's 'Beautiful Boy' is a true story of addiction's toll

Steve Carell profoundly flunked the stepdad test in 2013’s 'The Way, Way Back,' but nowadays he’s mightily making amends, playing the emotionally taxed father of Amazon’s 'Beautiful Boy.'

Beyond the Velvet Rope: Matt Tyrnauer explores the short-lived heyday of Studio 54

As a fairly new arrival in Manhattan and soon-to-be-dropout of my second college, I had but one ambition in life in 1977: to work in a disco. It was all tied up in my coming out gay and a love for dancing to the innovatively sexy, funky sound then being invented by the likes of Donna Summer,...

Fraudulently Yours: Marielle Heller directs a surprising Melissa McCarthy as forger Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

In 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?,' Melissa McCarthy drops her usual ingratiating comic shtick and transforms herself into the toughest, meanest lesbian who ever prowled and drank her way through the streets of Manhattan.

A Teenager Adrift: Felix Van Groeningen's 'Beautiful Boy' is a true story of addiction's toll

Steve Carell profoundly flunked the stepdad test in 2013’s 'The Way, Way Back,' but nowadays he’s mightily making amends, playing the emotionally taxed father of Amazon’s 'Beautiful Boy.'

Beyond the Velvet Rope: Matt Tyrnauer explores the short-lived heyday of Studio 54

As a fairly new arrival in Manhattan and soon-to-be-dropout of my second college, I had but one ambition in life in 1977: to work in a disco. It was all tied up in my coming out gay and a love for dancing to the innovatively sexy, funky sound then being invented by the likes of Donna Summer,...

'The Goodness of Show Business People': Entertainment charities put a focus on kids

When a baby named Catherine was found abandoned in a Pittsburgh, PA theatre on Christmas Eve 1928, a note asking finders to take care of her read, in part: "I have always heard of the goodness of show business people…”

Doing Good in Geneva: Midwestern exhibitors gather at Wisconsin’s Geneva Convention

The number-one issue facing theatre owners and managers today, as identified by Geneva Convention co-chair John Scaletta, is “the changing landscape of the industry.” If that seems vague, well, it’s only natural. From multiplexes in major markets all the way to a single-screen independent outfit,...

Destination Entertainment: Preserving the social experience in a streaming world

Many times, when I meet someone or talk with friends and am describing my work—primarily designing movie theatres—people will ask me: Aren’t movie theatres going away? I inevitably start with talking about people dining out even though they have a kitchen in their home, and the factthat...

Don’t Waste Your Money! Avoid unnecessary expenses when designing for acoustics

Hello again from the cinema acoustical design forum desk! It’s good to be with Film Journal readers once again. Let’s get right to it…...

The 4K Revolution: Where did we come from, and where are we going?

This year, HDR or High Dynamic Range has been somewhat the talk of the town related to image format and image quality in cinemas. Given all the attention and buzz of recent months, it’s easy to forget how these kinds of new-technology discussions go through an evolution themselves. Most of us...

A Moving Experience: Creating the sensations of 4D and motion seating

'Film Journal International' asked 4D leaders 4DX and MediaMation and motion-effects pioneer D-BOX to talk about their creative and philosophical approaches in bringing that extra dimension to today’s cinema experience, truly putting the motion in motion pictures.

Filmmakers

Fraudulently Yours: Marielle Heller directs a surprising Melissa McCarthy as forger Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

Fraudulently Yours: Marielle Heller directs a surprising Melissa McCarthy as forger Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

In 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?,' Melissa McCarthy drops her usual ingratiating comic shtick and transforms herself into the toughest, meanest lesbian who ever prowled and drank her way through the streets of Manhattan.
A Teenager Adrift: Felix Van Groeningen's 'Beautiful Boy' is a true story of addiction's toll

A Teenager Adrift: Felix Van Groeningen's 'Beautiful Boy' is a true story of addiction's toll

Steve Carell profoundly flunked the stepdad test in 2013’s 'The Way, Way Back,' but nowadays he’s mightily making amends, playing the emotionally taxed father of Amazon’s 'Beautiful Boy.'

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