Funimation Entertainment will release acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and The Beast will open on March 4 and screen in theaters across the U.S. Theatergoers will be able to purchase tickets to watch either the original Japanese language version (with English subtitles), the new English dub version produced by Funimation, or both.
Cinedigm has announced a deal with Christian comedienne, television host and author Chonda Pierce to host three one-hour episodes of Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families, which is expected to premiere exclusively on Cinedigm's Dove Channel in late March leading up to Easter.
Fathom Events has named Larry Gillman as the company’s chief financial officer and promoted Tom Lucas to vice president of studio relations and Kyle Villella to vice president of distribution. They will report to CEO John Rubey.
More2Screen has been appointed by Eagle Rock Entertainment to distribute a legendary Queen concert event, Queen: A Night in Bohemia. The movie has been restored and re-mixed for the big screen with Dolby Atmos sound, and is coming to cinemas worldwide (not including the UK) February 28, 2016.
Screenvision has formed a strategic alliance with with Kaos Connect, a newly formed event cinema company. Kaos Connect was founded by former NCM/Fathom executives, Shelly Maxwell and Dan Diamond, who are recognized experts and leaders in alternative content for movie theatres. Kaos will be Screenvision’s exclusive source of event cinema programming beginning in early 2016.
More2Screen will distribute Illuminations’ latest five-star hit from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company, New Adventures. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London in August, The Car Man is a stunning dance thriller released in cinemas worldwide in March 2016.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the appointment of four new ECA members to its board of directors. Vanessa Hills, head of marketing at UK distributor More2Screen and Janelle Mason, director and producer at production company and distributor CinemaLive, have been appointed as board directors, and Fabrice Testa, head of international business development for Kencast stepped down from his role at DSAT Cinema to be replaced by Manel Carreras, senior vice president, marketing and content business development services at Ymagis, was voted back onto the board in his new role as head of business development at U.S. technical provider Kencast.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary as America’s premier Latino dance company, Ballet Hispanico will be seen in performance in movie theaters nationwide November 12 as the third program of the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series.
Funimation Entertainment has announced the North American theatrical dates for the release of Ghost in The Shell: The New Movie. This is the first movie in more than ten years for the Ghost in The Shell sci-fi franchise, which will screen in more than 330 theaters across the United States and Canada on November 10, 11 and 16.
To enhance the Lincoln Center at the Movies experience for audiences of all ages, Lincoln Center Education has created interactive guides to accompany screenings of the Great American Dance series. Presented by Lincoln Center in association with Fathom Events, Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance brings spectacular dance performances by four of America’s leading dance companies to approximately 600 movie theaters throughout the U.S. in the fall and winter of 2015. The on-screen hosts for the series are Live with Kelly and Michael stars Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. The series opened on September 24 with San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet.