Unified Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Amin Matalqa's The Rendezvous, starring Stana Katic (Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Homeland). Unified Pictures will release the action adventure film across U.S. ancillary markets this fall. The film made its World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival last November.
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The Universal Pictures International release Atomic Blonde had its world premiere July 17 at Theater am Potsdamer Platz. The event was presented in Sony 4K using the SRX-R15DS dual projection system.
IMAX Corporation and Shanghai Bestar Cinemas Management today announced a sales agreement for seven new IMAX theatres to be located throughout China.
Keslow Camera announced today that it is acquiring Clairmont Camera and its Vancouver and Toronto operations. The move will more than quadruple Keslow Camera’s anamorphic and vintage lens inventory, and add a substantial range of custom camera equipment to the company’s extensive portfolio. Simultaneously, Clairmont founder Denny Clairmont, one of the industry’s most respected talents in front and behind the camera, announced his retirement. The acquisition is expected to be complete on or before August 4.
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE will host a demonstration of classic movie sound technology at its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 25, in Hollywood. The event will include a live performance by Joe Rinaudo, founder of the Silent Cinema Society, on an American Fotoplayer (provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). The Fotoplayer is a type of player piano used in movie theaters during the silent era to provide sound effects and music.
Dolby today announced the opening of the 100th global Dolby Cinema at AMC South Bay Galleria 16 in Redondo Beach, California. According to Dolby there are now more than 325 Dolby Cinema sites installed or committed and more than 100 titles released or announced.
Sony Pictures Post Production Services assembled an all-star lineup of talent to create the sound in Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming.
A new report by the European Observatory has found that fewer that sixty percent of feature films were released via video on demand in the country’s where the played in movie theatre. The European Commission financed by the report.
Dolby Laboratories this week hosted Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
Canon has officially opened its doors to its newest Professional Technology & Support Center in Burbank, California. Evolving from what began at Canon's original Hollywood facility, the new Burbank facility provides customers with enhanced technical environments and accessible service and support.
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has installed its first commercial Cinema LED Screen at Lotte Cinema World Tower in Korea. The high dynamic range display is the result of collaboration between Harman Professional Solutions and Samsung Audio Lab.
SMPTE today announced that it will be working with the Digital Production Partnership on a joint pilot specification project to create an Interoperable Master Format specification for broadcast and online.
Éclair and EuropaCorp have announced that Luc Besson’s latest film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, will be available in ÉclairColor and in 2D in select cinemas in France July 26 and in Germany July 20, via Universum Films.
New York Women in Film & Television has named Simone Pero president of its board of directors, effective July 1. Pero was most recently vice president of special events, and previously vice president of membership. She is founder of For Impact Productions, a social impact film marketing and production company.
Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley effects for Good Time, the new thriller from directors Benny and Josh Safdie, supporting its action, vivid imagery and dark humor with creative sound. Working under the direction of supervising sound editor Ryan M. Price, MPSE, and re-recording mixer Evan Mangiamele, the Alchemy team (consisting of Foley artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang and Foley mixers Ryan Collison and Nicholas Seaman) produced a vast assortment of custom sounds in preparing the film for festival screenings.
AlphaDogs has completed post-production services on Sony’s new superhero comedy, Cross Wars, a high-spirited and dynamic action comedy in the vein of Deadpool and The Cannonball Run. The story features lots of celebrities (Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Brian Austin Green, Vinnie Jones and more), as well as newcomers having fun battling the streets of Los Angeles, with hot girls, sexy guns and witty banter.
The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held June 17 after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The awards will be presented November 16 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
Harkness will provide the screens for all the screenings and other content displayed at Expocine 2017.
CineStar has signed an agreement with Ymagis Group’s CinemaNext to oversee all projection and audio installations, field services and technical customer service for CineStar’s entire network of 52 locations across Germany, representing a total of 409 screens.
For Gisle Tveito, a 26-year veteran, supervising sound editor, dubbing mixer, and one of the owners of Storyline, getting the sound design process to run closer to parallel with the video editing process has always been a goal. While many sound departments wait for picture-lock before starting to work on the sound, the team at Storyline is breaking the mold of the traditional serial workflow by closely aligning audio with video editors from the first cut.