As is the case with most things in life, the major success that Group 1200 Media has had with the Dragon Ball Z movie series boils down to one thing: a lot of hard work by a dedicated group of talented people serving a vibrant, loyal audience. Group 1200 Media is the parent company of a range of companies including Funimation, the anime division, and Funimation Films, the film distribution department. Funimation Entertainment recently announced that the home video release of the Group’s latest success, the anime film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F will be available on digital HD starting October 9 and at retail outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada starting October 20.
The Event Cinema Association’s Box Office ECA Awards winners have just been announced, along with nominees for the hotly anticipated Awards of Excellence. The Awards, which recognize excellence in international box office admissions, programming, distribution and exhibition in all fields of the Event Cinema sector are in their third year and are sponsored by Rentrak.
The Event Cinema Association’s annual ECA Conference will take place on October 19 in London. The only event of its kind in the world, this annual conference is a highlight in the calendar for anyone involved in the event cinema industry. The conference is being held at the newly launched Picturehouse Central cinema complex in the Trocadero site in London’s West End.
This season’s acclaimed staging of The Beaux’ Stratagem, broadcast by National Theatre Live, promises a sumptuous spectacle for Vue cinema audiences across the UK. A special performance of the 18th century comedy is being captured by Sony PMW-F55 4K cameras. Vue cinemagoers attending exclusive encore screenings on September 17th will enjoy a performance reproduced faithfully by a fleet of Sony 4K projectors across Vue’s 84-site estate.
Let’s be clear about one thing: there is no such thing as alternative content. People do not leave the comfort of their homes to pay twenty dollars and more to sit in a movie theatre to watch something inferior or alternative. They gladly pay higher ticket prices because they enjoy events targeted at their specific interests. For big screens, great sound and comfortable reclining seats in a room with like-minded people. For the shared experiences of opera, theatre, concerts, sports, and more: a wide and growing range of programs. These aren’t alternatives to anything; these are events that, until only recently, people could never see this way. And let’s be clear about one more thing: Netflix will play a major roll in the future of event cinema.
Tickets for the Attack on Titan live action movies are now available for purchase via the official movie website AttackOnTitanTheMovie.com, Funimation announced.The new, two-part feature film is a limited theatrical release and will screen in nearly 300 theaters across the United States and Canada.
Funimation Entertainment announced today that its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F has shattered industry expectations – closing out its official run at $8 million in North American box office gross. Opening just nine days ago with a $1.97 Million opening night box office, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F vaulted into the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time.
The New York Film Critics Series has partnered with Ivy and the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers.
Finding Noah, a new feature documentary releasing from 17K ASL and Alchemy, brings to life an archaeological expedition in search of Noah's Ark. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, the film follows a team of archaeologists, theologians and explorers as they summit one of the world's most dangerous mountains in a quest to find a highly sought after piece of history.
More2Screen has been appointed the worldwide distributor (outside the United States) for the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series, the first ever dance series from the U.S. to be screened to a global cinema audience.