Danny Schmidt is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer whose work in wildlife documentaries has taken him to the most remote and forbidding parts of the globe in search of its most elusive creatures. In one of his latest projects, Schmidt served as cinematographer on Path of the Panther, a feature-length documentary directed by Eric Bendick and produced by Carlton Ward, Jr for National Geographic.
Post-production finishing for the first season of the Paramount+ drama Wolf Pack was recently completed at Pace Pictures, Hollywood. The full-service post house provided sound and picture services for the series, written and executive produced by Jeff Davis, including sound editorial, automatic dialogue replacement, sound mixing, color grading, and editorial finishing.
The Greenfield Garden Cinema in Greenfield, Massachusetts will be celebrating its 94th birthday on March 11. As part of the festivities, the theatre will offer two free movies for the public to choose from: Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985).
Flix Brewhouse has signed a 15-year lease with Shops at Broad in Mansfield, Texas to complete and open a nine-screen luxury theatre this fall. The nearly 40,000-square-foot facility was originally scheduled to open in 2020 until construction stopped with the COVID-19 shutdown and remained suspended due to subsequent distress in the movie theatre and shopping center industries.
PVR Limited has opened Lucknow's largest cinema in Lulu Mall, the biggest shopping center in the city. The 11-screen theatre will increase the company's presence in Uttar Pradesh to 158 screens spread across 32 properties, and consolidate its influence in North India, where it will have 438 screens spread across 100 properties.
The National Association of Theatre Owners has appointed Michael P. O’Leary to be its president and CEO beginning May 1. He will succeed John Fithian, who is retiring.
Trafalgar Releasing will present The Rocky Horror Show to cinemas worldwide next month.
In October 1948, Jesse Brown became the first African American to complete the U.S. Navy’s flight training program and received his Naval Aviator Badge. The feature Devotion, directed by J.D. Dillard and based on the bestselling book by Adam Makos, recounts the true story of Brown’s distinguished service, focusing on the year 1950, at the onset of the Korean War, when he and his fellow pilots in Fighter Squadron 32 deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte, first to the Mediterranean Sea and then to the East Sea, off the coast of North Korea.
When line producer Craig Fleming started looking at locations to film Cea Sunrise Person’s autobiographical book North of Normal, he knew it had to be a remote location. Once Fleming found the ideal location, he knew that rural British Columbia would play a starring role. But the beautiful location presented a challenge: at first it appeared that its remoteness meant the crew couldn’t connect with the outside world.
The International Union of Cinemas, representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has today released preliminary estimates for 2022 box office and admissions across the territories it covers. UNIC’s overview represents the first wide-ranging assessment of European cinema’s performance last year. Detailed final data for each UNIC territory will be released in Spring 2023.