Event cinema history was made last month in Ireland and the UK when Billy Elliot the Musical Live topped the UK box office for a weekend, beating the Denzel Washington thriller The Equalizer (£1.90million-£1.89 million).
In the wake of the recent success of Billy Elliot Live, Niels Swinkels, Universal Pictures managing director of UK & Ireland will give the Keynote Address at the Event Cinema Association Conference on October 16.
Event cinema marketing and distribution company SpectiCast has partnered with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring John Carpenter’s immortal 1978 classic Halloween back to theaters worldwide beginning October 1.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the nominations for its Second Annual ECA Awards.
More2Screen has been appointed by Eagle Rock Entertainment to distribute a specially re-mastered 4K Ultra HD version of the iconic concert movie Queen Rock Montreal to cinemas worldwide beginning November 24.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the line up for its second annual conference, taking place October 16 at the recently restored independent cinema, the Genesis in Mile End, East London. Featuring two panel discussions concerning marketing event cinema and a focus on new business models and technology, the conference also has a unique new format, a total of six break out sessions taking place over the course of the day. Sponsors of the conference include DSAT Cinema, LANsat, Rentrak, Philips, DCM and Audience Entertainment.
The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over North American movie theaters on Wednesday, September 10th for a one-night-only showing of the film Duran Duran: Unstaged. This movie showcases the band’s March 23, 2011 concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, which was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series that celebrated the band’s All You Need Is Now album and world tour. Screenvision in alliance with Phase 4 Films will screen the film in over 300 locations.
Tony Miceli has joined Electrosonic as executive consultant working with the entertainment sales and the design consulting teams. He will be based in Electrosonic’s Orlando office.
Evan Saxon, founder and managing partner of D&E Entertainment has re-launched Evan Saxon Productions, a global entertainment content distribution and marketing company. For the past 10 years, along with delivering alternative content and event cinema strategies for content owners and movie theatres worldwide, Saxon has been creating innovative distribution and marketing campaigns for major studios, indie films, and documentaries.
Experienced freelance colorist and online editor Ian Grey was responsible for the stylish 2D color grading for Globe on Screen's three titles for Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2014 theatre season. The plays include three of the playwright's most popular and well-known works: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and The Tempest, which were recently released through the Arts Alliance Media. Grey did the grading on a Mistika. Mastering and deliverables, including conversion for cinema, were completed at BTV Post by its digital media services department.