Distribution & Exhibition

CGR Cinemas for Sale

Mon, 04/11/2022 - 12:00 -- Nick Dager

CGR Cinemas, France’s second biggest multiplex chain behind Pathé, has been put on the market by its owners, Luc and Charles Raymond. The family-owned business has an estimated value of about $1.1 billion, according to Jocelyn Bouyssy, CGR’s long-time managing director who has been assigned to find a buyer for the group.

Annapurna Studios, Qube Cinema Partnering on Virtual Production

Mon, 04/11/2022 - 11:35 -- Nick Dager

Annapurna Studios and Qube Cinema today announced their plans to deliver India's first full-service LED virtual production stage for pan-Indian and international content creators. This transformative collaboration between two of India's most respected names in the media business aims to provide the tools for creators to craft the best versions of their stories for feature films, streaming episodics, and advertising commercials.

Strong Entertainment Files for Initial Public Offering

Mon, 04/11/2022 - 11:29 -- Nick Dager

The Strong Entertainment Group subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong has filed for an initial public offering that will spin it out of its parent as a separate company. The filing does not price the stock nor say how many shares will be sold. That will be disclosed in later amendments. The new company is to be named Strong Global Entertainment and is intended to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SGE.

The GC4W Honors NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia López

Mon, 04/11/2022 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

The Global Connections for Women Foundation honored New York Women in Film & Television executive director Cynthia López last weekend as one of its Top 100 Women in the World. In doing so, the foundation continued its tradition to recognize women’s accomplishments in exclusive settings that allow them to celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusion. This year’s theme was “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

Hollywood History on Display

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 17:09 -- Nick Dager

Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: Cinema’s Creative Legacy opens April 20th at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. The exhibit honors the unsung heroes who created these monumental canvases for the camera, going back almost 100 years. These artists were the backbone of the film industry. This is the first museum show dedicated to Hollywood’s painted backdrops, the grandest illusions ever created for the movies. These rarely seen masterpieces were never meant to be viewed by the public this way. They were kept secret by the Hollywood studios, meant only for the eye of the camera lens.

Trusted Partner Network Expanding Programs

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 13:02 -- Nick Dager

The Trusted Partner Network, the world’s leading film and television content security initiative, is expanding its program to better serve the media and entertainment industry as it continues to grow globally and in complexity, and now conducts much of its business in the cloud. TPN’s expansion will be rolled out in phases and will introduce a more flexible and comprehensive program to better suit service providers’ and content owners’ priorities and needs.

Saudi Arabia’s Cinema Success Grows

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 12:47 -- Nick Dager

There was so much happening at the global box office in 2021 it was, perhaps, easy to overlook one of the most significant pieces of news: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia overtook Italy in annual box office in terms US dollars, according to a new report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. This put Saudi Arabia into the top six markets in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, the report said. It marked the first time on modern record that one of the so-called big six European markets (UK/Ireland, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Spain) had been supplanted.

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