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Tokyo Vice Sound Mixed at Goldcrest

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 10:28 -- Nick Dager

HBO Max’s new series Tokyo Vice, a co-production with Endeavor Content and WoWow, is a gripping crime drama loosely inspired by Jake Adelstein’s bestseller about his real-life experiences as an American journalist working for a major Japanese newspaper in the late ‘90s. The show’s eight-episode first season follows Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) as he pursues members of the Yakuza crime family while navigating the vagaries of Japanese culture and bonding with veteran detective, Hiroto Katagiri (Ken Watanabe).

Megaverse VR Theatre Opening in Atlanta

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 10:16 -- Nick Dager

What is being called the world’s first interactive virtual-reality theatre is opening in Atlanta. Created by new technology company Exploring Digital, the new theatre, called the Megaverse, combines VR headsets and hand controls with a multi-sensory haptic experience unlike anything on the market. With unlimited freedom to move, people physically interact in this VR theatre, literally stepping into a metaverse environment.

Cinépolis Launches Self-Care Sundays

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 13:18 -- Nick Dager

As exhibitors worldwide look for new ways to compete in a world changed dramatically by the pandemic, many of the most innovative and creative cinemas are offering new concepts and new kinds of content that patrons simply can’t get at home. With that in mind, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, known for its enhanced moviegoing concepts, has announced the debut of its Self-Care Sundays moviegoing experience in partnership with the award-winning creator of mental health and personal growth apps Psychological Technologies.

Who Owns an Indie Film?

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 16:21 -- Nick Dager

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?

Ian Cope: Twenty Years of VFX

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 16:07 -- Nick Dager

Ian Cope, senior visual effects producer at Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary at the company. A significant accomplishment in any career, Cope’s longevity is especially impressive for someone in the visual effects industry, where employment at one studio is often measured in months, not years. And, in that time he has worked on a long list of successful films, including Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Gravity, Ford v Ferrari, and Spiderman: Far from Home, to name just a few.

Box Office Rebounds in April

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 16:19 -- Nick Dager

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.

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.

Safe&Sound Initiative Supports Ukrainians

Mon, 04/11/2022 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

Understanding the undeniable power of voice, the global filmmaking and sound engineering communities are rallying around Safe&Sound Ukraine initiative to provide encrypted walkie-talkies and satellite phones for Ukrainians in disaster zones cut off from communication. The urgently needed devices will help coordinate medical, evacuation, and defense needs.

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