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Ira Deutchman receives first annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award

Ira Deutchman received the first annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award at the Art House Convergence’s annual conference in Midway, Utah, in recognition of his outstanding service and accomplishment in a career devoted to the distribution and exhibition of independent films. Deutchman has...

Screenvision expands network with CMX and Pacific deals

Leading cinema-advertising company Screenvision Media announced the signing of two new long-term agreements totaling 177 screens across 17 theatres with CMX and Pacific Theatres. ...

Dolby Cinema at AMC opens 50th location

AMC Theatres and Dolby Laboratories celebrated the 50th Dolby Cinema at AMC location opening at AMC Rosedale 14 in Roseville, Minnesota....

The Force is not strong with 'Rogue One' in China

The original Star Wars trilogy—released between 1977 and 1983 and distributed by Fox—hit theatres when China was just beginning to open up to the rest of the world after decades of isolation under Chairman Mao’s leadership. American audiences were snaking around blocks to see The Empire Strikes...

'The Mermaid' and 'Zootopia' top China's $6.6 billion 2016 box office

A February film was the high point for China’s 2016 box office, with Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid outswimming Disney’s Zootopia and two other Hollywood films to emerge as the year’s winner....

Copper mining firm buy of Hollywood production company is scuttled

One of the stranger Chinese acquisitions of a Hollywood property to be announced this year is not going forward. Copper mining firm Anhui Xinke New Materials, which said in November that it planned to acquire an 80 percent stake in the parent company of Los Angeles-based Voltage Pictures for $350...

Christie introduces CP2308-C Xenon projector at CineAsia

Christie has introduced the new CP2308-C high-value Xenon projector, based on a powerful new electronics platform. Attendees at CineAsia 2016 in Hong Kong are the first in the world to encounter the new system, and also get a sneak peek at a new Christie RGB laser projector....

Christie returns as projection partner of Toronto Film Festival

Christie will again be the official digital projection partner of the 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Taking place Sept. 8-18, the Toronto International Film Festival will screen almost 400 feature films and shorts, host 20 galas and attract an array of stars....

Cinex Plaza selects CE+S for circuit-wide digital-cinema conversion

Cinema Equipment and Supplies (CE+S) was selected by Venezuela’s third-largest theatre circuit, Cinex Plaza, to lead its digitization deployment across 60 screens nationwide. The digital-cinema conversion for Cinex represents the last one of its kind for any large-scale circuit in Latin America....

Ymagis Group expands CinemaNext in Eastern Europe with partner Kraftwerk

Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, announced an increase from 20% to 60% of its ownership in Belarusian exhibitor-services business partner Kraftwerk Weissrussland COOO following an agreement with Austria’s Kraftwerk Living Technologies GmbH. ...

QSC named a top workplace in Orange County for sixth time

QSC, LLC was named by the Orange County Register as one of the “Top Workplaces in Orange County” for the sixth time....

Arcadia Cinemas chooses Cinemeccanica Lux laser for premium-large-format screen

Arcadia Cinemas in Melzo, Italy has adopted the Cinemeccanica Lux laser for its “Energy” screen. The Lux 50K, capable of emitting a light source of 50,000 lumens, was installed on Christie 4230 4K projectors in order to increase the available light on the screen and to make the image more...

Ira Deutchman receives first annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award

Ira Deutchman received the first annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award at the Art House Convergence’s annual conference in Midway, Utah, in recognition of his outstanding service and accomplishment in a career devoted to the distribution and exhibition of independent films. Deutchman has...

Screenvision expands network with CMX and Pacific deals

Leading cinema-advertising company Screenvision Media announced the signing of two new long-term agreements totaling 177 screens across 17 theatres with CMX and Pacific Theatres. ...

Dolby Cinema at AMC opens 50th location

AMC Theatres and Dolby Laboratories celebrated the 50th Dolby Cinema at AMC location opening at AMC Rosedale 14 in Roseville, Minnesota....

Features

'This Is My Music': New doc captures the joyful mission of New York bandleader Vince Giordano

In the mid-1950s, five-year-old Vince Giordano had a “Eureka, I’ve found it!” moment. Noticing an old carton in his grandmother’s parlor one day, he asked her to open it. Inside was an old Victrola with a collection of records from the 1920s. They set up the Victrola. Then, under her supervision,...

'Gold' Rush: Stephen Gaghan directs Matthew McConaughey in cautionary tale of American ambition

The dream of gold, a big score, untold riches, runs through movies like a virus. In stories like 'Greed' and 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,' fortunes are won, souls are bargained, with a terrible price to pay. Steven Gaghan cites these films and other Hollywood classics when describing 'Gold,' a Weinstein Company-Dimension release which opens on Jan. 27.

Alice’s Ultimate Adventure: Paul W.S. Anderson brings the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise to an action-packed finale

“Our approach has always been that as long as we love making these films, we're going to make another one.” That’s what director Paul W.S. Anderson has to say to 'Film Journal International' when asked about what keeps him returning to his movies based on Capcom’s popular videogame, 'Resident Evil.'

'This Is My Music': New doc captures the joyful mission of New York bandleader Vince Giordano

In the mid-1950s, five-year-old Vince Giordano had a “Eureka, I’ve found it!” moment. Noticing an old carton in his grandmother’s parlor one day, he asked her to open it. Inside was an old Victrola with a collection of records from the 1920s. They set up the Victrola. Then, under her supervision,...

'Gold' Rush: Stephen Gaghan directs Matthew McConaughey in cautionary tale of American ambition

The dream of gold, a big score, untold riches, runs through movies like a virus. In stories like 'Greed' and 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,' fortunes are won, souls are bargained, with a terrible price to pay. Steven Gaghan cites these films and other Hollywood classics when describing 'Gold,' a Weinstein Company-Dimension release which opens on Jan. 27.

Alice’s Ultimate Adventure: Paul W.S. Anderson brings the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise to an action-packed finale

“Our approach has always been that as long as we love making these films, we're going to make another one.” That’s what director Paul W.S. Anderson has to say to 'Film Journal International' when asked about what keeps him returning to his movies based on Capcom’s popular videogame, 'Resident Evil.'

Rec ’n’ Roll: Canada’s Cineplex ramps up entertainment at The Rec Room in Edmonton

“We have been working on this concept for some time, and with everything we do at Cineplex, we always want to make sure that we do it right.” For Pat Marshall, VP, communications and investor relations, at Cineplex Entertainment that includes taking “that little bit of extra time…to ensure that we get either the right location, the right recipe or the right concept.”

The Dish from Dergarabedian: comScore numbers guru talks blockbusters, indies and the big screen

Paul Dergarabedian remembers well when “…my father took me to see '2001: A Space Odyssey' at the original Cinerama Dome in Hollywood…” and he felt the power of the theatrical experience. Since then, he’s earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio, TV and Film at Long Beach State and a Master’s in Communications Management at USC. He’s been president of L.A.-based Exhibitor Relations Co. and formed Media By Numbers, which later became part of Hollywood.com. Today, he’s senior media analyst at comScore, where “I’m like a translator. I convert box-office numbers and ‘Hollywood-speak’ into a language that’s fun and interesting and easy to understand by the press, moviegoers and film fans around the world.” Here, in a wide-ranging conversation with 'FJI,' are his thoughts on the business he loves.

At Your Service: Fred Blank maintains tradition of Tri-State Theatre Supply

Robert Fred Blank, Jr. is the president and principal owner of Tri-State Theatre Supply. He is the second president Tri-State has ever known in a three-generation family organization. Born and reared in Memphis, Tennessee, Fred has spent his entire life making sure concession operators are fully stocked with supplies and equipment.

Dean of Dolby: Audio pioneer Ioan Allen looks back on five decades of innovation

I first met Ioan Allen, recipient of the International Cinema Technology Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in the spring of 1976...

Getting Real: Virtual Reality experiences eye the movie theatre environment

It’s unnerving when a reporter’s single-focus story is nearly hijacked, in this case the new-tech craze Virtual Reality (VR) and how as an entertainment amenity it might impact motion picture theatres after making inroads everywhere else (gaming, education, medicine, marketing, sports, etc.) But...

A Culture of Innovation: GDC Technology continues to advance the movie experience

In business, an innovation is the process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value for which a company’s customers will pay. It’s certainly one of the most overused words to describe a product or service these days, and for good reason. It’s truly the one word...

Filmmakers

'Gold' Rush: Stephen Gaghan directs Matthew McConaughey in cautionary tale of American ambition

'Gold' Rush: Stephen Gaghan directs Matthew McConaughey in cautionary tale of American ambition

The dream of gold, a big score, untold riches, runs through movies like a virus. In stories like 'Greed' and 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,' fortunes are won, souls are bargained, with a terrible price to pay. Steven Gaghan cites these films and other Hollywood classics when describing 'Gold,' a Weinstein Company-Dimension release which opens on Jan. 27.
Alice’s Ultimate Adventure: Paul W.S. Anderson brings the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise to an action-packed finale

Alice’s Ultimate Adventure: Paul W.S. Anderson brings the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise to an action-packed finale

“Our approach has always been that as long as we love making these films, we're going to make another one.” That’s what director Paul W.S. Anderson has to say to 'Film Journal International' when asked about what keeps him returning to his movies based on Capcom’s popular videogame, 'Resident Evil.'

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