CJ 4DPlex has reached new levels of success with more than 20 million worldwide attendees and $250 million at the box office to date in 2018. The company anticipates that the total number of moviegoers who have experienced 4DX since its launch in 2009 will exceed 85 million by year’s end, with the total box office gross surpassing $1 billion.
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CinemaNext is relocating its UK offices to a new, high-tech facility in the west London town of Uxbridge. The result is an optimized and fully secure hub to support CinemaNext’s fast-growing activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
With a focus on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and Africa, DCS Events in association with The Big Picture will host the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference November 20-22 at the five-star luxury Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The three-day conference will outline the current issues facing emerging markets, including:
MyCinema is marketing Patient 001 to cinema circuits in the United States for an exclusive cinematic release from November 27, 2018 through January 15, 2019. A dark psychological thriller that tests the edges of humanity, ethics, science and the supernatural, Patient 001 is about an unthinkable act inspired by love, when a wife desperate to keep a piece of her husband alive, leads to the ultimate taboo and forbidden act.
The Society of Camera Operators will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Governors Award recipient, Jane Fonda and President’s Award recipient, Harrison Ford on January 26, 2019 at the Lowes Hollywood hotel. The society is presenting the Lifetime Achievement awards for their extraordinary body of work and collaboration and commitment to the art and craft of camera operating.
Isaac Molina is a senior colorist based in Mexico City, where for the last nine years he has worked at leading post house Oxido. Molina has a rich tapestry of grading experience that includes TV commercials and, as the colorist and DI supervisor, with the grade of more than 30 feature films. More recently, he has worked as a colorist in the first Latin American high dynamic range TV series for Netflix. Digital Cinema Report recently spoke with Molina about his career, the art and craft of color grading and his work on The House of Flowers.
Christie cinema projectors illuminated all three screens for the September grand opening of New York State’s newly renovated, historic Bedford Playhouse. The original Playhouse first opened its doors in April 1947, and 70 years later the total audio/visual design and installation phase for the new complex was awarded to Digital Media Systems, a valued Christie business partner, as part of the construction of the new facility that began in spring 2017.
Regal, since March of this year part of Cineworld Group, the second biggest exhibitor in the world, has unveiled its new logo. The rebranding is part of a larger strategy to commit $1.0 billion over five years to build new cinemas and renovate existing ones, to ensure that Regal is The Best Place to Watch a Movie!
Jonathan Wales, mixing at Formosa NoHo, recently completed the audio mix for the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House. The Haunting of Hill House was mixed in Dolby Atmos. For the show, Wales needed to convey the feeling of spaciousness in the house and create unnerving suspense throughout the mix as a family relives their scary past.
The sixth and final Emmy award winning series of The Americans, a period spy thriller set in the 1980s during the Cold War, was recently finished in high dynamic range and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks in New York. Since series two, the look of the finished series has been the responsibility of John Crowley, Senior Digital Colorist, working on the Baselight color grading system from FilmLight.
AV Center Cinema has selected Volfoni for a multi-cinema rollout of 3D equipment to one of the largest Danish Theatre Associations. Volfoni worked with AV Center Cinema to equip multiple cinemas from multiple cinema operators and to deploy 24 of Volfoni’s latest 3D hardware systems.
Ymagis Group today reported its consolidated revenue for Q3 and for the first nine months of 2018. The lower than expected performance of CinemaNext’s equipment distribution activities and increased difficulties with Eclair's post-production and restoration activities are not sufficient to offset the decline in virtual print fee activity over the third quarter of 2018.
Post-production house Light Iron, a Panavision company, has hired senior colorist Nicholas Hasson. He will be based in the company’s Los Angeles facility.
Burbank-based visual effects studio VFX Legion has signed lead matte painter Marc Adamson, head of simulation and dynamics Eric Ebling, and lead lighter Bryan Shepperd to its team. The artists bring a mix of skill-sets to the company, which specializes in augmenting footage for feature films and episodic television shows with photorealistic environments and CG imagery that would be too expensive and time-consuming to shoot live.
One of the biggest technology trends in motion picture exhibition today is immersive seating. Several companies have successfully partnered with exhibitors, movie studies and other producers to create an audience experience that actively mirrors the sights, sounds, actions and aromas of the movie on the screen. MediaMation is unique among these companies because not only are the seats in an MX4D theatre designed for movement and effects, the entire room is.
Abramorama and Giant Pictures announced today that the punk music documentary, Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is being released in more than 70 territories including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil and Latin America. The film can now be purchased only on iTunes.
Abramorama originally released the film in theaters during the Fall of 2017, and it has played to enthusiastic audiences in more than 125 markets across the U.S.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be released November 16 in ScreenX, bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen for the first time ever in the unique immersive format.
National CineMedia has named Rick Butler chief digital officer. In his new role, Butler will lead the company’s digital products and data initiatives to deliver both innovative consumer experiences and new ways for brands to connect with movie audiences.
For the first time in the U.S., D-Box will install motion recliner seats in two full auditoriums. The first installation is slated for November at the Maya Bakersfield Theatre in California. The second installation will start in December at the North Las Vegas Theater and be completed just in time for the highly anticipated holiday blockbuster season.
Independent film financing company, The Forest Road Company, and equipment and post-production facility, Technicolor PostWorks, are partnering to provide independent filmmakers with production equipment and post-production services.