Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC), the North American theatrical content distribution organization founded by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres and AMC Theatres, says it’s accelerating the rollout of its network and will surpass 32,000 screens in more than 3000 theatre locations in 2018.
Australian film and television production company Galaxy Pop will open new offices in Los Angeles this November and has signed with Los Angeles-based entertainment management firm The Gotham Group for representation. The Melbourne based kids, teen and young-adult focused prod company is led by the writing, producing, directing team Gian Christian and Dina McPherson, has sold content to over 120 territories worldwide.
Broad Green Pictures is now using Hollywood Software’s TDS Distributor product for upcoming theatrical releases. Broad Green, which was founded last year by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, is a film production, financing and distribution company.
Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software has signed an exclusive deal with independent entertainment studio, Group 1200, to utilize its TDS Distributor product for all upcoming theatrical releases. The studio, which is fast growing into a market leader in the acquisition, creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of a wide range of anime, TV shows and movies, chose Hollywood Software to support the distribution of its theatrical products.
In the coming months five studios will release major feature films in Dolby Cinema, Dolby announced today. They include Sony Pictures’ Pixels, in theatres July 24; Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, in theatres July 31; Universal Pictures’ Everest, in theatres this September, and Lionsgate Entertainment’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, in theatres this November. They join titles soon to be announced by Twentieth Century Fox.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. has licensed MACCS Theatrical Distribution Software to run its domestic theatrical distribution. This marks the first time the studio has centralized its theatrical distribution operations under one technology platform.
The documentary feature film PlantPure Nation will premiere June 25 at The Arclight Hollywood. Written and directed by Nelson Campbell and including the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, the 95-minute film examines the political and economic factors that suppress information on the benefits of plant-based nutrition, while making the connections of this idea to larger issues such as medical practice, farming, and food deserts. The film's story follows three people working to spread the word about one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.
Strand Releasing has announced that the company is acquiring North American rights to Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles’ critically acclaimed documentary Mala Mala, executive produced by Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler and produced by Santini and Sickles’ El Peligro Productions. A celebration of the trans and drag communities in Puerto Rico, the film made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and will have its highly anticipated debut in theaters on July 1st at the IFC Center.
Following its critically praised premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, Cinedigm has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Anton Corbijn’s Life, starring Dane DeHaan (Life After Beth; Kill Your Darlings; Place Beyond The Pines), Robert Pattinson (Twilight,Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars), and Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Sexy Beast, Schindler’s List).
Ending the wait of hundreds of thousands of anime fans across North America, Funimation Entertainment says Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F will screen August 4-12 in theatres across the U.S. and Canada. The story is a follow-up to last year's highly successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.