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The Chinese movie market this year shattered multiple previous records to become the highest-grossing Chinese New Year holiday in the history of domestic cinema. Statistics from the China Film Administration, the nation's top industry regulator, showed that during the holiday period from February 10-17, the country grossed 8.02 billion yuan ($1.12 billion) from 163 million tickets, representing an increase of 18.47 percent and 26.36 percent, respectively, compared with the same period last year.
»POSTED on February 20, 2024
The Chinese movie market this year shattered multiple previous records to become the highest-grossing Chinese New Year holiday in the history of domestic cinema. Statistics from the China Film Administration, the nation's top industry regulator, showed that during the holiday period from February 10-17, the country grossed 8.02 billion yuan ($1.12... //READ MORE

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With its fourth season, the National Geographic series Genius presents a dual portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, inspirational leaders who paved parallel paths as pioneers in the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and ’60s. Genius: MLK/X traces their journeys from their formative years through their rise to prominence, as they each shaped a legacy that remains vitally important. Trevor Forrest, the lead director of photography for MLK/X, worked closely with Panavision. DP Trevor Forrest on Making MLK/X
»POSTED on February 26, 2024
With its fourth season, the National Geographic series Genius presents a dual portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, inspirational leaders who paved parallel paths as pioneers in the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and ’60s. Genius: MLK/X traces their journeys from their formative years through their rise to prominence, as they each shaped a legacy that remains vitally important. Trevor Forrest, the lead director of photography for MLK/X, worked closely with Panavision to select an equipment package based around Panavised Arri Alexa 35 cameras and Primo spherical lenses, with modified Anamorphic Flare Attachments used for key moments.
Ten years after the initial rollout of laser cinema projectors, the technology and the people who developed it are being honored with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards. Sixteen people from seven companies will be recognized on February 23.  I am humbled to be recognized for my pioneering utilization of semiconductor lasers for theatrical laser projection systems. Motion Picture Academy to Honor Laser Projection
»POSTED on February 21, 2024
Ten years after the initial rollout of laser cinema projectors, the technology and the people who developed it are being honored with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards. Sixteen people from seven companies will be recognized on February 23. I am humbled to be recognized for my pioneering utilization of semiconductor lasers for theatrical laser projection systems. My advocacy and education to the cinema industry while at Laser Light Engines contributed to the transition to laser projection in theatrical exhibition. The other honorees are:
Phosphene, the award-winning visual effects and design studio, served as the principal visual effects house for FX’s critically acclaimed mystery series A Murder at the End of the World. Created, written, and directed by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, A Murder at the End of the World centers on a Gen Z amateur sleuth, Darby Hart (Emma Corrin), who is working to solve a murder at a secluded luxury hotel in Iceland during a furious snowstorm. The series also stars Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, Creating the End of the World
»POSTED on January 22, 2024
Phosphene, the award-winning visual effects and design studio, served as the principal visual effects house for FX’s critically acclaimed mystery series A Murder at the End of the World. Created, written, and directed by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, A Murder at the End of the World centers on a Gen Z amateur sleuth, Darby Hart (Emma Corrin), who is working to solve a murder at a secluded luxury hotel in Iceland during a furious snowstorm. The series also stars Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, and Marling, herself.
In the UK, a media first, the Royal Air Force has become the first advertiser to partner with Cineworld as the sole sponsor of the cinema chain’s 4DX format. The spot has been specially adapted into CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX format, which is available across 34 Cineworld cinema sites. The enhanced version of the ad will run in the Gold Spot premium position across all 4DX enabled screens. The non-4DX ad will run simultaneously across the rest of Digital Cinema Media’s estate. Shaking Up Cinema Advertising
»POSTED on January 17, 2024
In the UK, a media first, the Royal Air Force has become the first advertiser to partner with Cineworld as the sole sponsor of the cinema chain’s 4DX format. The spot has been specially adapted into CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX format, which is available across 34 Cineworld cinema sites. The enhanced version of the ad will run in the Gold Spot premium position across all 4DX enabled screens. The non-4DX ad will run simultaneously across the rest of Digital Cinema Media’s estate.
Preserving media assets is critical. Archiving media content not only enables assets to be remonetized, but it also empowers content creators to maximize viewer engagement and drive consumer satisfaction. Historically, the cinema industry has found media archiving challenging, with real-world instances of movie libraries on tape going up in flames, the wrong files being deleted, and critical security issues. Strategies for Future-Proofing Media Archives
»POSTED on January 16, 2024
Preserving media assets is critical. Archiving media content not only enables assets to be remonetized, but it also empowers content creators to maximize viewer engagement and drive consumer satisfaction. Historically, the cinema industry has found media archiving challenging, with real-world instances of movie libraries on tape going up in flames, the wrong files being deleted, and critical security issues.

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