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EPO Upholds One of RealD’s Patents in Volfoni Fight

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:38 -- Nick Dager

RealD announced today that the European Patent Office’s Opposition Division has upheld the validity of one of the company’s key patents for light-doubling 3D cinema projection systems. Volfoni and MasterImage had both challenged the EPO’s grant of RealD’s European patent, which covers optical architectures in light-doubling 3D cinema systems.

CinemaNext, Ezcaray International Expand Seating Distribution Agreement

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:49 -- Nick Dager

CinemaNext has signed a distribution deal with Spanish seating supplier Ezcaray International recognizing CinemaNext as an official distributor in 17 European countries as well as in the US, Russia, Egypt, Kazakhstan and Morocco. CinemaNext is currently the exclusive reseller of Ezcaray’s full range of seating products for cinema in Germany.

Black Panther Released in ScreenX Format

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:18 -- Nick Dager

Black Panther is the first film from Marvel Studios to be converted into the ScreenX format, a multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting. It is the latest collaboration between The Walt Disney Studios and CJ 4DPlex. The film will be released in ScreenX on a global scale, with showings in eight different countries.

Shooting the Queen of Sin

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:36 -- Nick Dager

The Queen of Sin, the third film shot by Serge Desrosiers, CSC (a.k.a. Sergio Di Rosa), for Incendo Productions and its cable network client Lifetime, is a departure from what most people consider the traditional Lifetime made-for-TV movie. “The Queen of Sin is unlike any film that I’ve done for Incendo and Lifetime,” explained Desrosiers, whose second Lifetime film, Sometimes the Good Kill – also shot with Cooke lenses – has been nominated for an ASC 2018 award.

B&B Theatre Signs with Dealflicks for Ticket Sales

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:30 -- Nick Dager

B&B Theatres, the seventh largest U.S. movie theatre chain, and Dealflicks have successfully launched a mix of full-priced tickets and deals across B&B’s 391 screens and 49 theatres. While online ticketing for all films and show times will be available, a varied amount of ticket and concession deals will be available for movies on certain days.

Arri Media, Trixter to Partner on VFX and Animation

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:21 -- Nick Dager

Arri Media and Trixter have agreed on a strategic and operational collaboration in the fields of VFX and animation. In the future and across locations, both post-production companies will be offering all their visual effects and animation services together. In addition to the coordinated interfaces and optimal scalability, customers will now benefit from a much larger range of services.

The Art and Craft of Recording Sound

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00 -- Nick Dager

On February 18th, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present John Paul Fasal with its annual Career Achievement award at the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Fasal has worked in sound for more than 30 years as a sound designer and field recordist. His many credits span features, television and games, including such titles as Top Gun, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, American Sniper and this year’s box office hits Dunkirk and Coco.

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