In partnership with the Australian company EVT, Val Morgan is gearing up for another season of Moonlight Cinema, which the organizers say is the country’s biggest and best outdoor cinema experience. This year, Moonlight Cinema will return across five iconic, picturesque parklands in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane, welcoming cinema-lovers and experience-seekers alike during the peak summer and holiday period.
Writer-director Le Chau was born in Vietnam, moved to the United States when she was 22, and graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 2023. Her short film Doldrums tells the story of a Vietnam War veteran’s experience in two time periods: in the midst of combat and in his modern-day civilian life.
Typically, when a series wants to change its look from its first season to its second, there’s a prime consideration that the cinematographer has to take into account: What do you take from the first season and what do you do new for the second? That was where cinematographer Eric Branco found himself with having to set the look for the second season of the Max series Rap Sh!t. Fortunately, he had watched season 1 and loved it, so when his agent called to see if he was interested in changing up the look for season 2, he was all for it.
Leo is the third film in the Lokesh Cinematic Universe. Inspired by the A History of Violence graphic novel series, director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Tamil-language action thriller follows family man Parthi who resides in Northwestern India where he owns a coffee shop and helps the local forest ranger rescue animals. His attempts to keep a low profile fall short after he saves the townsfolk from a wild spotted hyena and makes national news. An army of crazed and dangerous gangsters begin to hunt Parthi, obsessed with their belief that he is in fact Leo, a master criminal and son of their kingpin Antony Das. Parthi must fight to protect his family and convince them of his innocence.
As befits a drama about a sophisticated culinary critic it is the fresh palette of colorful and appetizing images that first meets the eye. But filmmakers Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn wanted to make Nada a series of postcards from the city of Buenos Aires. “Naturally we wanted to make the food look good, but their first call was to show Buenos Aires as a modern, romantic and beautiful city,” said cinematographer Alejo Maglio, ADF. “In my mind I wanted to make a portrait of the city, of the characters and of the dishes.”
Storyline Studios is a Scandinavian film production company that offers camera rentals, editing, effects, sound design and more in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. As the leading film production facility in Norway, the company has around 50 employees that cover the entire creative process from production and post-production to mastering and finalization. With studios in Mølleparken and Akerselva connected via fiber, Storyline wanted to upgrade the sound system in its premier screening room and mixing studio to provide an elegant and intuitive environment for finishing projects. To this end, Storyline turned to leading distributor Lydrommet to outfit the facility with AV networking and control solutions from AMX and BSS.
Last week Australia’s EVT (entertainment, ventures, travel) opened the doors to Imax Sydney, which the company says has the third largest cinema screen in the world. Imax Sydney's opening week included Avatar: The Way of Water and the global launch of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.
Last month Cinionic announced the debut of its new cinema screen designed for laser-powered auditoriums. The company said the Cinionic Laser Screen 2.4 amplifies the power of laser projection through optimized efficiency and enhanced onscreen movie presentation. AMC Theatres is set to be the first exhibitor to receive the new screens, with nearly two dozen installs planned this year. Cinionic Laser Screen 2.4 is now available in the U.S. and Mexico, with a global rollout planned over the next few months. I recently spoke via email Carl Rijsbrack, Cinionic’s chief marketing officer and head of innovation, to learn about the development of the screen and what plans the company has for future products.
Miraj Cinemas, which says it is India’s fastest-growing and third-largest national multiplex chain, opened ts latest addition, Gurdaspur Miraj Cinemas, this weekend. The cinema is Gurdaspur’s first-ever multiplex. To celebrate, Miraj Cinemas is introducing an introductory ticket price starting at ₹100.
With the rollout of DTS:X for immersive audio bitstream, IAB-compliant digital cinema packages will be labeled IAB in the composition playlist. Executives at DTS and GDC Technology Limited, a licensee of DTS Surround, DTS:X and DTS:X with IAB, want to clear up any confusion people might have about the technology. To that end, I spoke with Patrick Artiaga, senior director, business development, GDC Technology about the relatively new technology. Here is that conversation.