Parallax Media Ventures has announced that it is near completion of pre-production on Musical, the definitive version of the classic Grimm’s fairy tale, The Bremen Town Musicians. The team’s first act animatic, featuring 3,200 storyboard images and paintings, will be available for private viewing three weeks following the American Film Market. The feature, with a proposed budget of $60 million, is a four-quadrant title slated for release in 2017.
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Marcus Theatres newest cineplex, the Gurnee Mills Cinema near Chicago, features an integrated sound system that delivers an immersive audio experience.
Bloomfield, Connecticut native Betsy Kalin's new documentary film East LA Interchange will have its East Coast premiere at the New Haven International Film Festival on November 14th.
U.S.-based Leftfield Entertainment has chosen to deploy Forbidden’s Forscene across its group of production companies to provide a flexible and efficient post-production solution. The purchase comes after the cloud-based post-production platform was tested on the series Football Town. Forscene provided remote access to media, allowing producers in the field to collaborate with the post-production team back at base, expediting media processing and ingest as well as transcription.
Vizio announced today its second-year collaboration with the American Film Institute, highlighted by a sponsorship of AFI Fest 2015 presented by Audi. Designed to celebrate the art of filmmaking, the partnership connects filmmaking with the at-home entertainment experience.
Autodesk has announced new desktop subscription options for Autodesk Flame software. The new subscription pricing for Flame starts at $750 per month and can be accessed annually for as low as $500 per month.
Filmmaker Ty Evans used Aerigon to capture spectacular shots for the skateboarding feature film We Are Blood. Directed by Evans and produced by Brain Farm and Mountain Dew Green Label Films, We Are Blood profiles professional skateboarder Paul Rodriquez and his wide circle of skateboarding comrades. Filmed on locations around the globe, the movie relied on dynamic action shots, captured at different angles and perspectives that bring the audience into the skateboarding experience.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the appointment of four new ECA members to its board of directors. Vanessa Hills, head of marketing at UK distributor More2Screen and Janelle Mason, director and producer at production company and distributor CinemaLive, have been appointed as board directors, and Fabrice Testa, head of international business development for Kencast stepped down from his role at DSAT Cinema to be replaced by Manel Carreras, senior vice president, marketing and content business development services at Ymagis, was voted back onto the board in his new role as head of business development at U.S. technical provider Kencast.
Cinegy has appointed Marina Ablogina strategic alliance manager. Ablogina will be responsible for managing Cinegy’s strategic partnership programs with third-party hardware and software manufactures. She will also work with key accounts and sales partners on marketing programs, and serve as Cinegy’s liaison with industry trade associations.
The 2015 SMPTE Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal Award has been presented to Sripal Mehta of Dolby Laboratories and Harold Hallikainen of USL in recognition of their collaborative work in the development of closed caption communication protocol standards for digital cinema.