BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of Bill, a comedic, fictional tale of how Bill became William Shakespeare. This offbeat Monty Python-esque farce stars Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans, Bob The Builder) as William Shakespeare along with husband and wife duo – Damian Lewis (Billions, Homeland) as swashbuckling Sir Richard Hawkins and Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Fantastic Mr. Fox) as Queen Elizabeth.
The New York Film Critics Series has partnered with independent cinemas to present live, in-theater events. The next NYFCS U.S. event on March 16 and 17 will be preview screenings of The Confirmation with on screen appearances by Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, and writer director Bob Nelson (Nebraska).
Funimation Films announced today that The Boy and The Beast, the newest Mamoru Hosoda film, will open March 4 in more than 100 theaters across the U.S. Theatergoers will have the option to watch either the original Japanese language version (with English subtitles), the new English dub version produced by Funimation, or both, depending on theater location.
Bob Lord, former president of AOL, has been elected to Screenvision’s board of directors. Lord brings more than a decade of digital leadership experience with an emphasis on emerging media, technology and data – all key areas of focus for Screenvision to expand its impact for advertisers.
Funimation Entertainment has announced the North American theatrical dates for the release of Psycho-Pass: The Movie. This climactic feature film is based on the 33-episode, hit TV series of the same name and marks the return of renowned script writer Gen Urobuchi, who wrote the original story for the first season of the anime series. Psycho-Pass: The Movie will screen in more than over 100 theaters across the United States and Canada on March 15 and 16.
Funimation Entertainment will release acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and The Beast will open on March 4 and screen in theaters across the U.S. Theatergoers will be able to purchase tickets to watch either the original Japanese language version (with English subtitles), the new English dub version produced by Funimation, or both.
Cinedigm has announced a deal with Christian comedienne, television host and author Chonda Pierce to host three one-hour episodes of Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families, which is expected to premiere exclusively on Cinedigm's Dove Channel in late March leading up to Easter.
Fathom Events has named Larry Gillman as the company’s chief financial officer and promoted Tom Lucas to vice president of studio relations and Kyle Villella to vice president of distribution. They will report to CEO John Rubey.
More2Screen has been appointed by Eagle Rock Entertainment to distribute a legendary Queen concert event, Queen: A Night in Bohemia. The movie has been restored and re-mixed for the big screen with Dolby Atmos sound, and is coming to cinemas worldwide (not including the UK) February 28, 2016.
Screenvision has formed a strategic alliance with with Kaos Connect, a newly formed event cinema company. Kaos Connect was founded by former NCM/Fathom executives, Shelly Maxwell and Dan Diamond, who are recognized experts and leaders in alternative content for movie theatres. Kaos will be Screenvision’s exclusive source of event cinema programming beginning in early 2016.