Eldridge Industries, which operates a portfolio of diversified businesses across several different industries, has acquired a controlling interest in Film Expo Group, producer of the successful film-industry trade shows CineEurope, CineAsia, and ShowEast, and publisher of Film Journal International. Previously a part of Mediabistro Holdings, which is also controlled by Eldridge Industries, Film Expo Group will now operate independently.
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While language barriers posed some initial challenges for the Chinese and international crew and cast of S.M.A.R.T. Chase, the upcoming action thriller produced by Bliss Media and starring Orlando Bloom, the choice of camera and lenses did not. The film was directed by Charles Martin and shot by director of photography Philipp Blaubach using Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses on Arri Alexa digital cameras to capture the modern architecture and dazzling night skyline of Shanghai.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has announced a four-year agreement between its digital cinema group and Unique Digital making Unique Deluxe’s preferred partner for theatrical electronic content delivery in Spain, an extension of an existing relationship between the two companies that to date covers ten territories across Europe.
Evans & Sutherland has introduced AEOS Theaters, an alliance between E&S, Spitz, and Sonics2. The companies have joined forces to create a new generation of giant screen cinema experiences for immersive domes and giant flat screen theaters. Using a blended array of laser or lamp-based projectors, the companies say that AEOS allows domes or flat screen theaters to achieve resolutions of 8K or even higher while maintaining their fulldome, partial dome, or 4:3 aspect ratio flat screens. An AEOS theater can also function as a multipurpose venue with available turnkey presentation and digital marketing packages.
The Ymagis Group has installed its first screen in the United States and its 100th cinema auditorium overall with EclairColor high dynamic range at the Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Austin, Texas. The 100 EclairColor screens are currently located across Germany (47) and France (46), the United Kingdom (3), Italy (1), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1) and the USA (1).
Sony Pictures Post Production Services has completed a major upgrade of its Foley department, adding new, state-of-the-art recording technology to its control room and stage where sound effects for scores of studio features, including the current hit Spider-Man: Homecoming, have been produced.
Motion Picture Solutions has appointed Matt Aspray the company’s chief executive officer. He takes over from Howard Kiedaisch, who is stepping aside to focus on the growth of Bel Air Cinema, a company he co-founded and in which MPS is a principal partner.
Eight films screening at the 55th New York Film Festival received post-production services through Technicolor PostWorks New York. Among them is the Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, the festival’s closing night selection. The others include the Main Stage selections The Florida Project, Lady Bird and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and the documentary features Arthur Miller: Writer, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, and Trouble No More.
WCPMedia Services has joined the Digital Production Partnership. In joining the media industry’s business change network, WCPMedia is lending its support to the DPP’s mission to encourage the development of a fully digital, global and internet-enabled supply chain for broadcast media.
Ymagis Group has signed an agreement with leading Scandinavian cinema chain Nordisk Film Cinemas (Egmont) to oversee technical customer service and field services for Nordisk’s entire network of 21 locations across Norway, representing a total of 78 screens.
Cinema Intelligence has signed with B&B Theaters to roll out to approximately 50 cinema locations. Cinema Intelligence, a Vista Group company, provides business intelligence to increase exhibitor revenues by optimizing the forecasting, planning, and scheduling of movies and events. As B&B is a Vista Cinema customer, the pre-built Vista integrations will enable the rapid deployment and use of the Cinema Intelligence suite.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will award this year’s Camera Origination and Imaging Medal to David F.E. Corley, president of DSC Laboratories.
With the astounding popularity of the animated feature films from Paris-based Illumination Mac Guff, it would seem the whole world already knows about the secret lives of pets and the villainous plots of Gru and his goggle-eyed minions. But few moviegoers—or even the studio’s own digital artists—would guess the inner workings of the production systems behind the stories.
Landmark Cinemas, Calgary, Alberta, Canada has reached an agreement to be acquired by Kinepolis Group. The conclusion of the transaction is subject to customary government approvals.
Cineplex has installed ten D-Box immersive virtual reality motion seats and systems in its Scotiabank Theatre in Ottawa, Canada. Construction is expected to begin shortly, with plans to open this fall with the Canadian premiere of a first-of-its-kind animated VR motion experience. Created and produced by The Virtual Reality Company, Raising a Rukus takes viewers on a series of magical adventures with a brother, sister and their mischievous pet dog named Rukus.
Arts Alliance Media and the San Sebastian International Film Festival have renewed their partnership for the fourth year running. AAM will provide theatre management system and enterprise TMS software solutions to efficiently manage all of the festival’s content and scheduling.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has launched a Brazilian sign language (LIBRAS) localization service. The service – the first of its kind outside of Brazil – is designed to help studios meet Brazil’s new LIBRAS accessibility requirements, which began to be enforced as of September 17 and necessitate that studios produce and deliver LIBRAS video recordings for any feature released in Brazilian theaters.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has released the easyDCP Publisher, designed to provide a reliable and easy-to-use functionality for creating digital cinema packages.
Sony Digital Cinema 4K will demonstrate its new Crystal LED direct view display technology at the 72ème Congrès de la Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français in Deauville from September 25-28.
Fortium’s Adam Krentzman will discuss the latest solutions and strategies for cybersecurity in post-production in a special Master Class at Mix Presents Sound for Film and TV, September 16, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.