Making a successful feature film is one of the most difficult things there is to do. Having adequate financing in place is just part of the challenge. Several other elements are just as critical including a good script, a talented cast and crew, a laundry list of sophisticated technology, decent weather, and a lot of luck. With a completed feature film in hand, a filmmaker still must find a company that shares a passion for that film and will agree to distribute it properly. For many successful independent filmmakers, that is where their job ends. But should it end there?
Distribution & Exhibition
The Immersive World of MSG Sphere will be the topic this coming Saturday, April 23, during SMPTE’s day-long sessions about the future of cinema during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.
Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will present a three-night special event of Star Trek: The Motion Picture in select theatres across the country May 22, 23, and 25.
Moviescreens Technologies is launching what the company says is a new generation of screens to deliver world leading visual experiences for a wide variety of events and cinema experiences, indoor and out.
The call for entries is now open for the Hollywood Professional Association’s Engineering Excellence Award. The award recognizes the companies and individuals who have created breakthrough technologies in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archiving.
AMC Theatres has finalized a deal with Bow Tie Cinemas to purchase and operate seven locations in Connecticut, upstate New York and Annapolis, Maryland.
Who said April is the cruelest month? In its second week of release, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 received a major boost as it opened in the Domestic market with a massive $72.1 million, proving the suggestion audiences weren’t coming back to cinemas incorrect, they just needed the product. Sonic 2 opened 24 percent higher than the 2020 original, according to the British analytics firm Gower Street.
SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, will once again host a session on the future of cinema at the National Association of Broadcasters convention on Saturday April 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Severtson Screens will showcase its cinema screen Price Estimator during CinemaCon 2022, which is being held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada April 25-28.
European film and television represent 32 percent of all content found on TVOD and 35 percent of SVOD in the EU. For all VOD catalogues (TVOD and SVOD), European content took a share of 33 percent, according to a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.