Chris Meledandri will receive this year’s CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Animation, Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, announced today. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Meledandri will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of April 27 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company.
Visual effects studio Digital Domain has appointed industry veteran Matt McClurg as its new head of visualization. McClurg will oversee the VFX studio's full range of visualization efforts, including comprehensive previs and post viz work and a virtual production department that ranks among the top in the industry.
The Trusted Partner Network, a global, industry-wide content security initiative and community network fully owned by the Motion Picture Association, has named Kari Grubin membership services director.
Oscar-nominated Melissa McCarthy will receive this year’s CinemaCon Cinema Vérité Award, the convention’s managing director Mitch Neuhauser has announced. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Hans-Joachim Flebbe, founder and managing director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named the 2023 recipient of the UNIC Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony June 22 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback will receive this year’s CinemaCon Rising Stars of the Year Award, the convention’s managing director Mitch Neuhauser announced today.
Ushio, parent company to Christie, today jointly announced that Koji Naito has been appointed as the new chairman and CEO of Christie Digital Systems, globally.
Tonis Kiis, the senior vice president of international distribution at Warner Bros., has been named CineEurope’s 2023 International Distributor of the Year award recipient. The award will be presented June 22 as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Like many of his peers, Thomas James was inspired to pursue a career in visual effects from watching Harry Potter movies as a youth. Today, after several years of working as an effects artist in film, TV, and advertising in his native London, James is Rising Sun Pictures’ newest teacher.
Cinematographer Ksenia Sereda acknowledges the pressure she first felt when she was selected to shoot The Last of Us, the new HBO series based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation platforms.