A new event cinema company – Art Screen Events – has been launched in Tasmania and its first presentation is the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, which will be screened later this month. Katrine Elliott, founder of Art Screen Events, is thrilled to be launching this exceptional theatrical event on the big screen in her old stomping ground of Tasmania’s North West Coast. With more than 23 years of experience in the film events industry, Elliott founded Art Screen Events to pursue her dream of sourcing and curating unique films and filmed events specifically for the Tasmanian audience.
Melbourne, Australia-based Village Entertainment has announced that its Victorian cinema locations will begin re-opening November 12. The theatres have been closed for eight months due to the pandemic.
Cooke Optics has appointed Hon Ming Lai to the role of director of sales Asia, Australasia, Africa, Middle East, effective immediately. Reporting to Thomas Greiser, director of global sales, Hon Ming will be based in Hong Kong.
Showbiz Cinemas is pleased to announce that the Ballarat Showgrounds in Wendouree, Australia will soon be home to the first local drive-in cinema operation since the closure of the Southern Drive-In Theatre in 1991. The retro initiative will operate each weekend for at least six-months from November 13.
Rising Sun Pictures is teaming with the University of South Australia and We Made a Thing Studios to provide film and television students with practical, hands-on experience in entertainment media production—and an opportunity to see their work on the big screen at next month’s Adelaide Film Festival.
Australia and New Zealand’s largest film exhibitor, Event Cinemas, has released the results from the largest survey of cinemagoers. Conducted in April and May, more than 20,000 Australians provided opinions and captured sentiment on returning to cinemas once they reopen. Overwhelmingly, Australians say they are comfortable returning to cinemas with social distancing measures in place with 94 percent confirming that they intend to return at the same frequency or more as before the pandemic.
Rising Sun Pictures is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, another milestone for the visual effects studio which, from humble beginnings, has gone on to produce ground breaking work for more than 150 motion picture and series productions, including some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed films of the past two decades.
The corona virus pandemic has impacted people and businesses worldwide. The strict quarantine restrictions have made it difficult for educational institutions to continue to operate. However, Rising Sun Pictures, whose core business is to problem-solve and find creative solutions, devised a plan to continue the delivery of their education program with little disruption.
As head of business development and a member of the executive management team at Rising Sun Pictures, Jennie Zeiher leads the team responsible for the visual effects studio’s forward slate of high-quality film and series projects. Zeiher considers staying abreast of the development schedule and saying yes to opportunities as they arise to be key to her company’s success, which is not an easy feat being half a world away from Hollywood. “Over the past several years RSP’s relationships have broadened and through consistent high quality delivery we’re developing new ones,” she says. “It's a virtuous cycle.”
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney, has installed the first Samsung Onyz Cinema LED Screen in Australia. The new installment features a 14-meter screen. Another 10-meter Onyx screen will also be installed at Hoyts Highpoint in Melbourne, Australia next month.