More2Screen has been appointed to distribute Classic Spring Theatre Company’s newly announced Oscar Wilde Season live to cinemas in the UK and Ireland, followed by a recorded roll-out internationally. The first of four plays by the Irish comic master, A Woman of No Importance, will be broadcast live on November 28, followed by the celebrated Lady Windermere’s Fan on March 20.
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In celebration of the band’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album. Chicago is Eddie Vedder’s hometown and Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music.
Sony Digital Cinema has launched a new family of 4K laser digital cinema projectors. The SRX-R800 series is the first digital cinema projection system combining Sony’s latest-generation native 4K SXRD with a long-lasting laser light source to achieve a contrast ratio of 10,000:1.
Volfoni has announced that technology industry veteran Allen Schoonmaker has joined the company in the newly created role of chief marketing officer.
The ASC Technology Committee has been renamed the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council. Established in 2003, the committee has helped organize efforts to study and assess subjects ranging from digital cameras and lens optics to motion imaging workflows, advanced color management, virtual production techniques digital archiving and more recently virtual reality.
Helios and Matheson Analytics has acquired movie subscription technology company MoviePass as part of its continued expansion into industries with opportunities for big data and artificial intelligence innovations.
The March on Washington Film Festival, a nonprofit entity of the Raben Group, has hired Samantha Abrams as executive director. This announcement comes on the heels of the group’s most successful festival to date as it strives to build on its recent success. Abrams is a longtime Washington D.C.-based corporate and nonprofit business leader.
The Reel Thing, a symposium that supports the Association of Moving Image Archivists, will open with the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of the Oscar-nominated 1960 film La Verite (The Truth). Two additional new 4K restorations also will be shown during The Reel Thing, including the U.S. premiere of Howard Hawks’ Scarface and the world premiere of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy. The Reel Thing takes place August 24-26 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
Bow Tie Cinemas has announced that renovations will begin after Labor Day to upgrade the Marquis 16 and Bow Tie Extreme in Trumbull, Connecticut into a Bow Tie Ultimate theater. Ultimate renovations at the Marquis will include reserved luxury recliner seating in all auditoriums, as well as the installation of Dolby Atmos premium audio presentation in their already established BTX large format experience. In addition, there will be an elevated concession program which includes expanded food and bar menu offerings.
Screenvision Media, in partnership with Gunpowder & Sky, will present a one-night-only screening event on August 17 in dozens of U.S. cities of the documentary film McLaren, which tells the captivating story of Bruce McLaren, the legendary racing champion, designer, engineer and founder of the iconic supercar that bears his name.