After more than a century, the highly acclaimed 1915 silent thriller Filibus has been fully restored and will be screened at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, which is hosting the 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference this May 25–29. Not only has the museum done a loving restoration of the film but, in the process, they also answered a question that surrounded the movie and added to its success: what was the name of the actress who played Filibus?
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Last July the Event Cinema Association announced that Grainne Peat would be its new managing director, replacing founder Melissa Cogavin who left to pursue other opportunities. Cogavin, who established the ECA in 2012 left behind an internationally recognized brand and the primary trade body for the alternative content sector. By all accounts, she left the ECA in good hands. Since taking the reins officially last October, Peat has quietly put her own stamp on things.
Cinema 21, the largest movie theater chain in Indonesia, is expanding its fleet of RGB pure laser cinema projectors by acquiring 100 additional units of Christie’s next-generation cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser illumination.
CinemaCon’s Excellence in Event Cinema Award will be presented to Warner Bros. for their continued interest and success in creating theatrical experiences around content from the company’s various divisions, including Warner Bros. theatrical, home entertainment and DC Comics.
Christie has appointed Kanwal Brar to be sales director – Cinema (India) for Christie Digital Systems India, reporting to Don Shaw, senior director of sales – Digital Cinema, Asia Pacific Region.
The Light Cinemas, in partnership with The Big Picture Cinema Consultancy, has been awarded an operating license in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company has unveiled the new cinema brand in the Kingdom, Muvi, which has fifteen sites already at a combination of design, planning and consultancy stages.
UK cinema support company Indy Cinema Group is making its first appearance at CinemaCon this year where it will partnering with independent cinemas in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina. Formed in 2010, Indy offers services such as film booking negotiation, scheduling, marketing, and theatre management systems.
In a week or so, industry professionals from around the world will gather at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for this year’s CinemaCon, the annual convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners. There, from April 1-4, they will discuss the latest issues, trends and technologies in motion picture distribution and exhibition. For many of them, new technology will be the focus of their attention. This year’s technology conversations seem certain to include three acronyms in particular: HFR, LED and HDR. Chances are, technology centered on one of these will earn a Catalyst Award. But there are always surprises at CinemaCon.
A panel discussion being held at this year’s CinemaCon will discuss how to stretch your investments in booth hardware. CinemaCon, the annual conference of the National Association of Theatre Owners, convenes April 1-4 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Éclair today announced that it has completed a high dynamic range remastering of the Spanish version of Hans Petter Moland’s Cold Pursuit. It is the second feature film color graded and mastered at 300 nits for Onyx Cinema LED screens through its Éclair Color HDR technology.
Wein Cinema is the largest cinema complex in Asia, with 34 state-of-the-art theaters occupying a 20,000 square-meter area. Wein is located within the massive Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center, which also contains multiple exhibition halls, a business center, high-end office space and hotels.
Park Circus, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, is re-releasing Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 masterpiece Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Restored in 4K, the film will open in UK cinemas May 17 and include an extended run at the BFI Southbank as part of a special Kubrick season.
ABKCO Films in collaboration with Screenvision Media will present screenings of the iconic 1968 concert film The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in select theatres April 1, 3, 4, and 5. Among the cities included are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas.
Classic film presentations that give audiences the rare opportunity to see cinematic favorites commercial-free on the big screen have generated $5.53 million since the beginning of the year, Fathom Events announced today. The results were led by the 80th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, which grossed $2.23 million in just six nationwide screenings across four dates, setting a record as the highest-grossing classic film for Fathom Events and the event cinema industry. The previous record was set in January by Fathom and another Warner Bros. milestone from 1939, The Wizard of Oz.
Post house DigitalFilm Tree CEO Ramy Katrib congratulated CBS and producers Christopher Molnar and Erik Whitmyre on the 10th season of NCIS: Los Angeles. Katrib said that in nearly 250 episodes DFT has averaged 250-400 effects per show. He thanked producers on NCIS: Los Angeles for giving DFT their trust and allowing them to achieve several technology firsts
The Supervisory Board of the Arri Group, at its meeting yesterday, decided to appoint a new member to its executive board of the Arri Group which currently consists of Dr. Joerg Pohlman and Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser. Effective April 1 Markus Zeiler, until now head of the business unit lighting at Arri, will join them on the board. His new area of responsibility within the board will be the management of Arri’s global rental business.
Supervising sound editors Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, who share a 2015 Academy Award nomination for their work on Unbroken, have joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. The pair has collaborated on numerous films over the years, including this year’s Best Picture Academy Award winner Green Book, with DeCristofaro as supervising sound editor and Sullivan as automated dialogue replacement supervisor. Sony Pictures is building theater-style studios with sound design and mixing capabilities for the two sound artists on the studio lot.
Samsung Electronics and Odeon Multicines in Leganés, Madrid today unveiled the first Onyx LED cinema screen cinema in Spain.
Marcus Theatres has announced the expansion of the CineLatino Milwaukee Film Festival, which is presented by Advocate Aurora Health. The 2019 event takes place April 10-14 and features 15 films, three locations and a variety of special activities that help raise money for the community. A portion of net proceeds will be donated to local Hispanic health and education efforts; combined, the first two years of the festival raised more than $40,000 for these initiatives.
Submissions for proposals of technical papers is open for the Society Motion Picture and Television Engineers 2019 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition October 21-26, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. Abstracts must be submitted online no later than April 30.