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Harkness' Clarus XC is official screen of CineAsia 2017

Harkness Screens’ Clarus XC technology is the screen of choice for 2D and 3D theatrical presentations during CineAsia 2017, the industry’s leading event for the Asian market....

CineAsia to honor horror filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell

James Wan and Leigh Whannell will receive CineAsia’s 2017 “Franchise Achievement Award” for Insidious during the Sony Pictures Releasing International product presentation on Dec. 13 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre....

NATO hails opening of Saudi Arabia movie theatre market

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today praised the announcement by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the legalization of movie theatres....

New York City celebrates 'The Greatest Showman' with a week of special events

Zac Efron appeared live on NBC’s “Today” show this morning to announce the start of “The Greatest Week,” a series of fan-centric activities in New York to celebrate the release of The Greatest Showman, in which he co-stars....

Academy board approves standards of conduct for members

The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved new "Standards of Conduct" to which its 8,427 members will be expected to adhere moving forward....

IMAX and Fox extend partnership through 2019

IMAX Corp. and Twentieth Century Fox Film jointly announced the companies have signed a new multi-picture agreement—beginning this year and extending through 2019—for five tentpoles from the Fox slate. The deal includes Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which was released in September, and The Darkest...

Ymagis Group and CineStar partner at 52 locations

Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, will oversee all projection and audio installations, field services, and technical customer service for CineStar, Germany’s leading cinema chain. The agreement will cover CineStar’s entire network of 52...

CinemaNext signs agreement with French circuit Megarama

CinemaNext, Ymagis Group’s leading exhibitor services provider in Europe, and French cinema exhibitor Megarama have announced an agreement for the installation of EclairColor HDR technology on 15 screens. The announcement was made March 27 at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas....

Dolby strikes product deals with Dadi, Wanda

Dolby Laboratories announced that it will expand its deployment of cinema products across China, unveiling deals with exhibitors Dadi Cinema Group and Wanda Cinema Line Corporation to install Dolby products in new and existing cinemas throughout 2017.

Harkness' Clarus XC is official screen of CineAsia 2017

Harkness Screens’ Clarus XC technology is the screen of choice for 2D and 3D theatrical presentations during CineAsia 2017, the industry’s leading event for the Asian market....

CineAsia 2017 showcases new products and technologies

The annual CineAsia tradeshow runs Dec. 12-14 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. 'FJI' presents a selection of CineAsia vendors and their latest products.

Vista Entertainment Solutions introduces Cinema Manager app at CineAsia

At CineAsia 2017, Vista Entertainment Solutions (aka Vista Cinema) will introduce Cinema Manager, a browser-based application that enhances box-office and concessions sales activities and frees cinema personnel from the back office. Cinema Manager is the result of nearly two years of development....

CineAsia to honor horror filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell

James Wan and Leigh Whannell will receive CineAsia’s 2017 “Franchise Achievement Award” for Insidious during the Sony Pictures Releasing International product presentation on Dec. 13 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre....

NATO hails opening of Saudi Arabia movie theatre market

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today praised the announcement by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the legalization of movie theatres....

Regal Entertainment recognized as 'Great Place to Work for Diversity'

Regal Entertainment Group, one of the largest theatre circuits in the U.S., has been recognized by Great Place to Work and Fortune as one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity. This prestigious recognition is determined by more than 440,000 employee surveys from thousands of organizations in...

Features

Taking India to the Movies: PVR Cinemas and Ajay Bijli celebrate 20 years of growth

Considering that India is by far the largest film-production country in the world in terms of the sheer number of new local movie titles being released each and every year, the nation remains woefully underscreened.

PVR’s Sanjeev Kumar Bijli: Jointly managing a successful chain

There are probably few cinema circuits in the world that can boast two managing directors. India’s PVR Ltd. is one of them.

Gautam Dutta: Baking the advertising pie at PVR

Prior to joining PVR Ltd. as chief marketing officer in May of 2006, Gautam Dutta had enjoyed a fruitful career as an advertising professional, first with Lowe Lintas and subsequently with Rediffusion Y&R, during which time he serviced the PVR account.

Welcome to the Jungle: Moviegoers return to the world of 'Jumanji' in Jake Kasdan’s action comedy

Full disclosure: Interviewing Jake Kasdan, it was tough not for me to eschew questions in favor of quoting lines from his 2007 satirical masterpiece 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,' one of the most underrated comedies to come out in the last ten years.

Thin Ice: Craig Gillespie’s 'I, Tonya' depicts the rise and fall of a notorious figure skater

Director Craig Gillespie appears to have landed something as tricky as the triple axel—turning ice skater Tonya Harding’s tabloid exploits into a crowd-pleasing awards contender in 'I, Tonya,' starring Margot Robbie.

Taking India to the Movies: PVR Cinemas and Ajay Bijli celebrate 20 years of growth

Considering that India is by far the largest film-production country in the world in terms of the sheer number of new local movie titles being released each and every year, the nation remains woefully underscreened.

PVR’s Sanjeev Kumar Bijli: Jointly managing a successful chain

There are probably few cinema circuits in the world that can boast two managing directors. India’s PVR Ltd. is one of them.

Gautam Dutta: Baking the advertising pie at PVR

Prior to joining PVR Ltd. as chief marketing officer in May of 2006, Gautam Dutta had enjoyed a fruitful career as an advertising professional, first with Lowe Lintas and subsequently with Rediffusion Y&R, during which time he serviced the PVR account.

LED-ing the Way: Samsung premieres new concept at Lotte Cinema World Tower

This past spring, Samsung Electronics raised lots of eyebrows across the theatrical exhibition community when it first announced its Cinema LED Screen concept.

Guiding the Transition: How the Inter-Society Digital Cinema Forum propelled a movie theatre revolution

In this exclusive for FJI, two founders of the Inter-Society Digital Cinema Forum look back on its formation and its impact on modern cinema presentations.

Crouching Tiger, Leaping Dragon: How a digital-first mindset is helping Asian cinemas boom

While the number of cinema screens worldwide grew by around eight percent last year, it was the Asia-Pacific region’s impressive double-digit expansion driving it.

Filmmakers

Welcome to the Jungle: Moviegoers return to the world of 'Jumanji' in Jake Kasdan’s action comedy

Welcome to the Jungle: Moviegoers return to the world of 'Jumanji' in Jake Kasdan’s action comedy

Full disclosure: Interviewing Jake Kasdan, it was tough not for me to eschew questions in favor of quoting lines from his 2007 satirical masterpiece 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,' one of the most underrated comedies to come out in the last ten years.

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