After almost seven months of being closed, all French Kinepolis cinemas are reopening their doors, the company announced today. The new Kinepolis complex in Metz, located in the Waves commercial center, will also be welcoming visitors for the first time today. Belgian cinemas will reopen, if all goes well, June 9, as announced by the Belgian government last week. And cinemas in the Netherlands can also count on opening for business again in June, although the exact date still depends on how the coronavirus curves evolve.
As director of distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment Marc Allenby helped bring the Metropolitan Opera and Bolshoi Ballet to cinemas in the UK and launched both NTLive and RSC Live. In 2017 he helped facilitate the management buyout that re-established the company with its experienced team as Trafalgar Releasing, where today he is CEO. In 2018 he established offices in the United States, a move he sees as “a vital part of the companies’ future plans and growth.” Headquartered in London, Trafalgar Releasing today also has offices in New York and Denver. Before the pandemic the company experienced significant growth and won numerous accolades including most recently the largest ever event cinema release with BTS’ Burn the Stage: The Movie. Despite the pandemic Trafalgar was moderately successful in 2020.
CinemaNext today announced an agreement with Kinostar for a Sphera premium cinema and the supply of cinema equipment and installation services for a new six-screen, 926-seat cinema at the Grozny Mall in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation.
Founded by colorists Kevin Shaw and Warren Eagles, the International Colorist Academy has been a place for industry professionals to learn since its inception. With more than 50 years of grading experience between them, and 30 years of training and demo experience, Shaw and Eagles know what they are about. They know that confidence, mentorship, and community are as important as the skills themselves.
The Hollywood Professional Association has announced the honorees for its first HPA League Honors, which recognize diverse members of the media and entertainment community who shine as examples of accomplishment, innovation, and leadership. Recipients of the HPA League Honors were determined by a jury of industry experts. The HPA League Honors are the culmination of HPA’s All In event, a weeklong exploration of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry taking place May 24-27.
CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, today announced Sopranos Sessions: A Special Theatrical Triple Feature, coming exclusively to theatres on May 19, in celebration of the beloved HBO series The Sopranos.
Below Zero has quickly become a breakout hit globally. The Spanish Netflix Original follows the events after a prisoner transfer van is attacked. The officer in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures.
Beginning today, May 10, filmmakers from four different parts of the world will be able to submit their applications to Göteborg Film Fund 2021. The fund aims to contribute to a diversified media landscape, with increased artistic freedom and free speech. During severe crisis the area of culture often is deprioritized. The on-going pandemic has severely affected the access to distribution channels as well as financing for film production. A situation that may undermine democracy, especially in regions with an unstable economic or political system.
With a heritage that dates back more than 100 years, Twickenham Film Studios has recently gone through a much-needed £15 million renovation. The time seemed right, and its top executives led by managing partners Piers Read, Jeremy Rainbird and managing director Cara Sheppard wanted to signal a new era for the business by redesigning the brand in line with the site's redevelopment works. The full rebrand has been an opportunity to position TFS as a creative home for filmmakers.
Re-recording mixer Frank Morrone has earned himself an extensive resume through his work with Todd AO and Technicolor, which includes projects from high-profile directors like Ron Howard and Tim Burton. In addition to his residency at the acclaimed post house, Morrone also works independently from his home studio for a wide array of film projects.