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Hoyts Installing D-Box Seats in Seven Additional Theatres

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 09:02 -- Nick Dager

Hoyts, the largest single-brand movie exhibitor in Australia, has commissioned D-Box haptic recliner seats in for seven additional Hoyts’ locations, to be installed by the end of 2023. This will raise the total number of Hoyts theatres equipped with D-Box technology over the last four years to 22, many of them full-fledged D-Box auditoriums.

RSP Delivers for The Boys

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 11:39 -- Nick Dager

In its second outing with the wildly popular superhero drama The Boys, developed by Eric Kripke and based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for the show’s eight-episode third season. The studio’s contributions included a jaw-dropping sequence that opens the first episode, depicting the spectacular, near total destruction of New York City.

Thor: Love and VFX

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 14:24 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures’ latest collaboration with Marvel Studios is its most expansive in scope and visually stunning. The studio delivered more than 300 visual effects shots for the studio’s new blockbuster hit, Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, including its sensational opening, and closing scenes.

Vista Group Promotes Lewthwaite and Liebmann

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 08:34 -- Nick Dager

Vista Group International has announced the appointment of two senior executives into new roles, effective July 1. Sarah Lewthwaite has been promoted to chief executive of Movio, the group’s data driven movie marketing company. At the same time, Movio chief operating officer, Matthew Liebmann, will move into the newly created role of chief innovation and data officer for Vista Group, based in Auckland.

Rising Sun Pictures Opens Brisbane Studio

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:43 -- Nick Dager

Adelaide-based visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures has seen its fortunes grow spectacularly over the past two years and has applied its artistry to a series of high-profile projects ranging from the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis and Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder to the hit series The Boys, Cowboy Bebop and Hawkeye. To keep pace with its burgeoning workload, RSP has added staff and resources to its main studio in Adelaide and has also launched a satellite operation in Brisbane.

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.

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