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U.S. China Film & TV Expo partners with BAFTA Los Angeles

The U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo (UCFTI Expo) today announced its partnership with BAFTA Los Angeles for its fourth annual Expo, which brings together U.S. and Chinese film/television executives to discuss the evolving entertainment industry....

Allure to demonstrate AutoFocus platform at ShowSouth

Christie division Allure, a market leader in activating brands, environments and experiences digitally, will showcase its Data-Driven Digital Design™ including AutoFocus™, an advanced content automation platform for digital signage, to attendees of the South's largest regional theatre trade show,...

Spotlight Cinema Networks names Stella Barrett to sales post

Stella Barrett was appointed VP, Central Region sales, at Spotlight Cinema Networks. Barrett joins Spotlight from TV One, where she spent three years as sales director responsible for selling linear and non-linear networks, along with managing relationships with top agencies and clients across...

U.S. China Film & TV Expo partners with BAFTA Los Angeles

The U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo (UCFTI Expo) today announced its partnership with BAFTA Los Angeles for its fourth annual Expo, which brings together U.S. and Chinese film/television executives to discuss the evolving entertainment industry....

IFP Week announces schedule of events

IFP Week, the signature event of the Independent Filmmaker Project, has expanded this year to include numerous public screenings, talks, meet-ups and exhibitions centered on innovative independent content for the big screen, small screen and Internet. Under the leadership of head of programming...

Rob Friedman named CEO of Tang Media's new entertainment division

Rob Friedman, the former co-chair of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, has joined Tang Media Partners as chairman and CEO of a newly formed division, TMP Entertainment. In that role, Friedman will oversee all of TMP’s entertainment properties, including Open Road Films (which Tang has just...

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.

Allure to demonstrate AutoFocus platform at ShowSouth

Christie division Allure, a market leader in activating brands, environments and experiences digitally, will showcase its Data-Driven Digital Design™ including AutoFocus™, an advanced content automation platform for digital signage, to attendees of the South's largest regional theatre trade show,...

Sony launches HDR-ready line of 4K laser projectors

Sony Digital Cinema 4Kannounced the launch of a brand-new family of 4K laser digital cinema projectors....

New MJR Universal Grand Cinema 16 installs Christie projectors

The new Universal Grand Cinema 16 multiplex in Warren, Michigan has been fully equipped with Christie digital projectors, which deliver “the MJR Epic Experience.” The Christie installation at this newest MJR Digital Cinema venue is made up of eight Christie CP2215 digital cinema projectors and...

Spotlight Cinema Networks names Stella Barrett to sales post

Stella Barrett was appointed VP, Central Region sales, at Spotlight Cinema Networks. Barrett joins Spotlight from TV One, where she spent three years as sales director responsible for selling linear and non-linear networks, along with managing relationships with top agencies and clients across...

AMC Theatres wants to block MoviePass subscription service after price cut

AMC Theatres, the largest operator of movie theaters in the country, said Tuesday it is consulting its attorneys in an attempt to squash the efforts of an independent company that is selling a month's worth of tickets for $9.95.

Helios and Matheson Analytics buys majority stake in MoviePass

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. has acquired movie subscription technology company MoviePass as part of its continued expansion into industries with opportunities for big data and artificial-intelligence innovations....

Features

Movies in Motion: Looking back at the greatest hits of 4D and motion seating

Over the years, audience members have grown more or less familiar with 3D and large-format screens.

It’s CinéShow Time! Theatre Owners of Mid-America convene in Dallas, Texas

At Theatre Owners of Mid-America, or TOMA for short, “we promote and protect the interests of exhibitors through state and local advocacy in a six-state region,” explains Todd Halstead, executive director of the NATO-affiliated trade association that reaches Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Here to Stay: Industry experts discuss the many dimensions of 3D

Whatever you may think of 3D, you must admit this: It’s persistent. Throughout the history of movies, 3D—under different names and using different approaches—has been a part of the theatrical experience. Just when it seems to have disappeared, it resurfaces—reinvented, repackaged, with a renewed...

Double Feature: Michael Almereyda unveils elegant sci-fi of 'Marjorie Prime' and intriguing 'Escapes' doc

You never know what Michael Almereyda, who has made everything from the vampire film 'Nadja' to Ethan Hawke’s 'Hamlet,' is going to come up with, and this summer he’s more eclectic than ever.

L.A. Burning: Justin Chon's 'Gook' revisits tensions between black and Korean communities during 1992 riots

With all the 25th-anniversary buzz about the infamous Los Angeles riots, little of the focus has been on the Korean community, geographically present at the time, which also suffered heavily.

Rap Goddess: Danielle Macdonald delivers a breakout performance in Geremy Jasper’s 'Patti Cake$'

If you think rap music is all 'Straight Outta Compton' (2015), this is your 411 (a hip-hop expression for “news”): All hip-hop, including the 1990s “gangsta rap” of F. Gary Gray’s film, originated in 1970s-era New York City.

Movies in Motion: Looking back at the greatest hits of 4D and motion seating

Over the years, audience members have grown more or less familiar with 3D and large-format screens.

It’s CinéShow Time! Theatre Owners of Mid-America convene in Dallas, Texas

At Theatre Owners of Mid-America, or TOMA for short, “we promote and protect the interests of exhibitors through state and local advocacy in a six-state region,” explains Todd Halstead, executive director of the NATO-affiliated trade association that reaches Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

'The Restaurant That Serves Movies': Marcus Theatres dishes on their new BistroPlex concept

Beginning with Studio Movie Grill in May 2007, 'Film Journal International' and this author have profiled many exciting and unique ways to serve “Dinner at the Movies.”

Here to Stay: Industry experts discuss the many dimensions of 3D

Whatever you may think of 3D, you must admit this: It’s persistent. Throughout the history of movies, 3D—under different names and using different approaches—has been a part of the theatrical experience. Just when it seems to have disappeared, it resurfaces—reinvented, repackaged, with a renewed...

Laser Focus: Projecting into the future of cinema presentation

Film JournalInternational recently spoke with senior executives from leading companies at the forefront of helping drive worldwide adoption of laser projection and further enhancing the quality of images we are (and will be) seeing on the big screen today…and no doubt for years to come.

Making Virtual a Reality: Imax's embrace of VR shows promise for all cinemas

Since 2002, Imax Corp. has set the bar for quality in film cinemas across North America.

Filmmakers

Double Feature: Michael Almereyda unveils elegant sci-fi of 'Marjorie Prime' and intriguing 'Escapes' doc

Double Feature: Michael Almereyda unveils elegant sci-fi of 'Marjorie Prime' and intriguing 'Escapes' doc

You never know what Michael Almereyda, who has made everything from the vampire film 'Nadja' to Ethan Hawke’s 'Hamlet,' is going to come up with, and this summer he’s more eclectic than ever.
L.A. Burning: Justin Chon's 'Gook' revisits tensions between black and Korean communities during 1992 riots

L.A. Burning: Justin Chon's 'Gook' revisits tensions between black and Korean communities during 1992 riots

With all the 25th-anniversary buzz about the infamous Los Angeles riots, little of the focus has been on the Korean community, geographically present at the time, which also suffered heavily.

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