Low budget films with a captivating story and compelling cinematography can compete with films budgeted in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s a lesson proven by the Netflix independent feature Purple Hearts from director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum and cinematographer Matt Sakatani Roe. Purple Hearts became number seven in Netflix’s Most Popular Films List just 28 days after its release on July 29 with 220.6 million hours watched. It also became the number one film on Netflix in the UK within one week of its premiere.
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Bullet Train, from Sony Pictures and director David Leitch centers on an unlucky assassin named Ladybug (Brad Pitt), determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, has other plans as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe —all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives— on the world's fastest train. Post-production sound for Bullet Train was based at Sony Pictures Post Production Services and presented a myriad of creative opportunities through its furious action, whip-smart comedy, crackling dialogue and ripping-good story.
After a grim and gritty fourth season, the Showtime series The Chi returned to its more optimistic roots for Season 5, changing not only the tone of its stories but also the palette of its visuals. To finalize this look, Season 5 cinematographer Nathan Ray Salter collaborated with Light Iron colorist Katie Jordan, who had also graded Season 4.
Arts Alliance Media has extended its software partnership with the San Sebastián International Film Festival and local systems integrator Kelonik, enabling AAM’s Producer and Screenwriter cinema systems to efficiently manage all the festival’s content and scheduling.
ShowPlace Icon Theatre & Kitchen has launched an online food ordering system in partnership with Influx Worldwide, a leading provider of guest technology products and services for the cinema industry. After a successful launch of the Intake system at their San Jose location in mid-July, the company has since rolled out the offering to all locations.
Nice Shoes provided post-production services for Quiet Minds Silent Streets, the documentary short making its world premiere this month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Society of Camera Operators is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Awards. All submissions must be for technology that is used by the camera operator and camera crew during production, and applications must be submitted by November 30, 2022. The winning award recipients will be presented in-person at the SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner and celebration on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Loews Hollywood Hot
Coldplay has announced a special live broadcast of the band’s Music of The Spheres World Tour from Buenos Aires’ River Plate Stadium. The worldwide live event will be shown in thousands of cinemas across more than 70 countries on October 28-29 in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, who also executive produced with CJ 4DPlex.
For the first time in more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet
Christie returns as the Official Digital Projection Partner of the Toronto International Film Festival running now through September 18. The festival celebrates the best of Canadian and international cinema in person with screenings, special events and industry conference sessions.