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DP Trevor Forrest on Making MLK/X

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

With its fourth season, the National Geographic series Genius presents a dual portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, inspirational leaders who paved parallel paths as pioneers in the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and ’60s. Genius: MLK/X traces their journeys from their formative years through their rise to prominence, as they each shaped a legacy that remains vitally important. Trevor Forrest, the lead director of photography for MLK/X, worked closely with Panavision to select an equipment package based around Panavised Arri Alexa 35 cameras and Primo spherical lenses, with modified Anamorphic Flare Attachments used for key moments.

Quiver Distribution, Fathom Bringing Irena’s Vow to the Big Screen

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 12:09 -- Nick Dager

Quiver Distribution and Fathom Events are releasing Irena’s Vow exclusively in theatres nationwide April 15 and 16. The film tells the incredible true story of Irene Gut Opdyke a Polish Catholic nurse who through extraordinary courage risked her life to help hide 12 Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany during WWII.

11 Dollar Bill Names Slade Executive Producer

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 11:58 -- Nick Dager

11 Dollar Bill has hired ad industry veteran Jamie Slade as executive producer at its Boulder studio. Slade, whose background includes serving as senior producer with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, will oversee production and head sales for the post-production studio, which specializes in creative design, editing and finishing for advertising, branded content, and other media.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Time Capsules Retrospective Returns

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 09:59 -- Nick Dager

This March and April, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Time Capsules retrospective journeys back to the Gen X-iverse of 1994 with more than thirty films returning to the big screen, including culturally redefining features like Pulp Fiction, Chungking Express, and Clerks as well as landmarks like The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump and Interview with the Vampire. Beginning with the 1994 series, Alamo Drafthouse is also introducing a new collection of collectible pint glasses, as well as a special menu with items inspired by the films of 1994.

Pixelogic Acquires Mediafellows

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:34 -- Nick Dager

Pixelogic, a global provider of premium creative, localization, and distribution services for the media and entertainment industry, has acquired the Berlin, Germany-based content platform provider Mediafellows. Established in 2020, Mediafellows is a provider of business-to-business software as a service that enable media asset management, content marketing and sales, and cloud-based fulfillment services.

Motion Picture Academy to Honor Laser Projection

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 11:40 -- Bill Beck

Ten years after the initial rollout of laser cinema projectors, the technology and the people who developed it are being honored with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards. Sixteen people from seven companies will be recognized on February 23. I am humbled to be recognized for my pioneering utilization of semiconductor lasers for theatrical laser projection systems. My advocacy and education to the cinema industry while at Laser Light Engines contributed to the transition to laser projection in theatrical exhibition. The other honorees are:

MetaMedia Network Reaches 5,000 Cinema Screens

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 15:38 -- Nick Dager

MetaMedia, the cloud-based platform for delivering movies, live events, targeted advertising, and other premium content to cinemas, today announced that its network now includes 500 cinemas and 5,000 screens across major cities in the U.S. and Canada. MetaMedia’s cinema customers also represent four out of the top five largest North American cinema chains.

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