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UNIC, Film Expo Group Announce 2022 CineEurope Gold Award Winners

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:14 -- Nick Dager

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas and the Film Expo Group have announced the recipients of the 2022 CineEurope Gold Awards, given to cinema professionals in recognition of their outstanding dedication and service to the sector. The Awards will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on June 23 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

Acontra+ Combines Movie Streaming and Cinema Ticket Sales

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:08 -- Nick Dager

A new Spanish streaming concept called acontra+, which combines movie streaming and cinema ticket sales in a single subscription, has launched on the Magine Pro platform. The service is run by the independent Spanish distributor A Contracorriente Films with a wide catalogue of national and international feature films of all genres, classics and contemporary films and is made available through Magine Pro's multi-platform service.

Doctor Strange Delivers

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 09:18 -- Nick Dager

The Marvel sequel Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness delivered a colossal $449.8 million global opening, according to the latest report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. The launch was the second biggest of the pandemic-era behind only Spider-Man: No Way Home, which also featured the character of Doctor Strange (as played by Benedict Cumberbatch). The new hit reportedly tracked just 17 percent behind No Way Home in like-for-like markets. Multiverse of Madness did not release in Russia, due to the ongoing studio boycott of the market following the invasion of Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia, where it was banned.

UN, SAWA Launch Don’t Choose Extinction Campaign

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 09:10 -- Nick Dager

The United Nations Development Programme and SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association today launched an eight-week international cinema advertising aimed at raising awareness of the climate emergency and spurring broader, urgent action to address it. In the 60-second cinema ad, Frankie, a computer-generated dinosaur is seen storming into the UN General Assembly, seizing its iconic podium, and urging stunned-looking dignitaries to avoid the dinosaurs’ fate—extinction—by making changes to tackle the climate crisis.

Fathom, Warner Bros. Showing The Wizard of Oz in Theatres

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 09:02 -- Nick Dager

The incomparable Judy Garland would be celebrating her 100th birthday this June and to honor this special occasion, Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are bringing her unforgettable performance in The Wizard of Oz back to cinemas for a two-day engagement. The film will play in more than 800 theatres nationwide on Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network on June 5 and 6.

Göteborg Opens Call for Film Fund Residencies

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 08:59 -- Nick Dager

In cooperation with The University of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland, the Göteborg Film Fund 2022 is now opening the call for three residencies with a duration of three months each. The Göteborg Film Fund is an initiative from Göteborg Film Festival to support films and filmmakers in regions where filmmaking is difficult, due to economic or political reasons.

Kathryn Jacob Named President of SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 08:53 -- Nick Dager

SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association has announced that Kathryn Jacob OBE has been named president-elect of the global trade body. Jacob will assume the role when Florian Weischer, CEO Weischer.Cinema, steps down after an eight-year term on August 1. She will be the first female president in SAWA’s 68-year history.

Nice Shoes Color Grades A Father’s Son

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 08:49 -- Nick Dager

Color grading and editorial finishing for A Father’s Son, director Patrick Chen’s short film about the murder of a teenage boy in Manhattan’s Chinatown, was completed at Nice Shoes in preparation for its world premiere at the 17th Annual Disorient Asian American Film Festival in Oregon. Colorist Phil Choe worked with Chen, cinematographer Jason Chew and editor Xiaoya (Patricia) Ma in polishing the look of the film.

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