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Savage Waters Premiering at DocLands

Mon, 04/11/2022 - 11:45 -- Nick Dager

Whipped Sea and Abacus Media Rights have announced that the documentary feature Savage Waters will celebrate its World Premiere as the Opening Night Film at DocLands Documentary Film Festival in Marin County, California on May 5. The screening will be followed by a special Q&A. Savage Waters is directed by Mikey Corker (Beneath the Surface), produced by Ghislaine Couvillat (Girls Can’t Surf, Against the Tides, The Quest for the Wild) of Whipped Sea and edited by Emmy Award winning Editor Jordan Montminy (The 8th, A Courtship), with story consultation from BAFTA award winning Nic Guttridge (The Spy Who Fell to Earth, The Night Caller).

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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.

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.

Mixing See

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 12:37 -- Nick Dager

A rising star in the industry, Soya Soo has worked on many high-profile films as an audio engineer at Remote Control Productions, Hans Zimmer’s Santa Monica-based studio, including projects like The Lion King and Dark Phoenix. Today, as an assistant studio engineer, Soo is busy recording and mixing for various film scores including the Apple+ series See.

Movie Studio Plan Approved in New Jersey

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 09:44 -- Nick Dager

The Bayonne, New Jersey Planning Board has approved a major motion picture studio at the southern tip of the city. The movie studio, 1888, named after the year the motion picture camera was invented by Thomas Edison, will give a facelift to a long-vacant site. The studio will be constructed by 1888 Studios on nearly 75 acres of land at the former site of the Texaco oil refinery site.

Everest Documentary Restored

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 09:37 -- Nick Dager

Twenty-five years after it debuted to wide critical and popular acclaim, the award-winning documentary Everest is back in giant-screen theatres. MacGillivray Freeman Films, producers of Everest, spent months completing an all-new 16K restoration of the film for a special digitally remastered release.

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Kim’s Video is Back

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 10:30 -- Nick Dager

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is proud to announce the return of Kim’s Video, a New York film institution for nearly three decades, at Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan. The newly revamped Kim’s, which is now open, offers free rentals of thousands of DVDs and VHS titles from one of the world’s greatest video collections.

NCM Unveils New Data Platform, Partners

Mon, 03/28/2022 - 13:05 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia today announced the launch of one of the largest data-driven technology platforms for moviegoers, NCMx. The new data, insights, and analytics platform uses the company’s comprehensive knowledge and extensive data about moviegoer behavior to connect brands with custom audiences in theatres as well as on digital screens before and after attending movies. The announcement was made today by Scott Felenstein, NCM’s president, sales, marketing and partnerships, during the company’s upfront presentation for advertisers at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater in New York City.

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