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.
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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.
Production Design in Animation: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination will be this year's theme for the Art Directors Guild 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards where the guild will debut its new award category Excellence in Production Design for an Animated Feature Film.
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.
California-based Galaxy Theatres is installing Barco Flagship and Smart Laser projectors in all of the its premium large format screens in California and Nevada.
Christie is the exclusive projection partner of Big Cine Expo 2017, which is taking place at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai, India August 8-9.
Grand Cinemas, the leading cinema chain in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait, is installing Volfoni 3D systems for its roll out of more than 40 screens. Volfoni’s 3D cinema technology will be deployed in a new multiplex to be opened this month in ABC Mall in Verdun, Lebanon. In line with its strategy of expanding vertically and horizontally in the region, Grand Cinemas counts today over 81 screens, with additional new screens currently under development.
MJR Digital Cinemas recently opened its newest complex, the Universal Grand Cinema 16 multiplex, which has 16 auditoriums all featuring Christie digital projectors. MJR operates multiplex cinemas in 10 locations throughout Michigan.
Michael Jackson's long-rumored Thriller 3D will make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017 August 30 to September 9 in Venice, Italy. The Michael Jackson estate made the announcement today.
Award-winning London production studio Jellyfish has appointed Charlotte Loynes as its development producer. Drawing from her extensive career in animation spanning 20 years, Loynes will support and guide the creative ideas Jellyfish generates internally as well as their collaborations with external developers.
CJ 4DPlex announced today that it has equipped the Hollywood Megaplex Gasometer with 4DX immersive seating, making it the first Austrian cinema with the technology. The theatre opened August 2 and is part of the company’s previously announced partnership with Hollywood Megaplex.
Panasonic today released additional information, including pricing and specification data, about the AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. The camera was previewed this spring at Cine Gear Expo and will ship this Fall with a suggested list price of $7,495.
Atlanta post house Nine Mile Circle has hired Julia Merrill as executive producer. Merrill, whose background includes nine years as a writer/producer for Cartoon Network, will lead client relations, business development and project management. She will also work with Nine Mile Circle editor and owner Kyle Kramb in implementing the company’s further expansion plans, including a move to a larger facility this fall.
Guitammer Company has installed its ButtKicker cinema system in two auditoriums totaling 310 seats in the newly remodeled MCL Cinemas at Telford Plaza in Hong Kong
FujiFilm is currently conducting Lunch & Learn Lenses events in cities across North and South America. Each Lunch & Learn Lenses session is an informal discussion over lunch with representatives from FujiFilm that provides attendees with an opportunity to give insight into what future lens innovations they’d like to see.
D-Box Technologies has renewed its resale and distribution agreement with Ecco Cine Supply and Service. Under the new two-year agreement, Ecco has been granted the rights to resell and distribute D-Box motion-cueing technology to exhibitors in Europe. As a longstanding agent in sales, installation and technical support for D-Box products, Ecco has an in-depth understanding of the unique immersive motion technology and the advantages it has for exhibitors and moviegoers.
CJ 4DPLex says it closed out a successful first half of the year with record-breaking 4DX attendance and box office revenue. According to the company, from January 1 through June 30, more than 9.3 million 4DX moviegoers helped generate close to more than $110 million at the worldwide box office, the best half-year performance since the company launched 4DX in 2009.
Jellyfish Pictures has been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy in the category Outstanding Art Direction and Graphic Design.