HBO Max’s new series Tokyo Vice, a co-production with Endeavor Content and WoWow, is a gripping crime drama loosely inspired by Jake Adelstein’s bestseller about his real-life experiences as an American journalist working for a major Japanese newspaper in the late ‘90s. The show’s eight-episode first season follows Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) as he pursues members of the Yakuza crime family while navigating the vagaries of Japanese culture and bonding with veteran detective, Hiroto Katagiri (Ken Watanabe).
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Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing have announced the premiere of George Michael Freedom Uncut, a deeply autobiographical feature documentary narrated by the late Grammy Award winner. George Michael Freedom Uncut will be released as a global cinema event on Wednesday 22 June.
Showcase Cinemas has announced the company's official sponsorship of the 2022 Hingham Haborworks fireworks display and celebration. Presented by Showcase Cinemas and hosted by the Hingham Lions Club, the Hingham Harborworks celebration will take place on July 1, 2022, at Hingham Harbor.
Fathom Events has announced a partnership with Kingdom Story Company and will present the company’s the upcoming documentary, Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon. Fathom Events’ CEO Ray Nutt made the announcement.
Zeiss has introduced CinCraft Mapper, a new digital service that quickly and easily provides frame-accurate lens distortion and shading data for the visual effects industry. This data is essential for digital compositing to achieve a cinematic result that is as realistic and precise as possible.
B&B Theatres and CJ 4DPlex have announced the development of several new ScreenX theaters located in B&B multiplexes across the U.S. The new openings will result in a total of eight ScreenX auditoriums across B&B multiplexes by 2023.
CJ 4DPlex and Major Cineplex, the largest cinema chain in Thailand, have signed an agreement to open the first ScreenX PLF auditorium at Major's multiplex at Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand. The new ScreenX PLF auditorium will have 336 seats and a 20-meter-wide screen, the largest ScreenX in the country.
What is being called the world’s first interactive virtual-reality theatre is opening in Atlanta. Created by new technology company Exploring Digital, the new theatre, called the Megaverse, combines VR headsets and hand controls with a multi-sensory haptic experience unlike anything on the market. With unlimited freedom to move, people physically interact in this VR theatre, literally stepping into a metaverse environment.
Film exhibition company PVR Cinemas has entered into an agreement with Oma Cinema of France to introduce the concept of cinema pods in the Indian market. Through its vertical architecture, Oma provides the audience with an intimate cinematic experience with tiered balconies, or pods, enabling viewers to enjoy a sociable cinema experience while enjoying a perfect view of the screen.
Screenvision Media has announced that it will hold its 2022 Upfront on Tuesday, May 10 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The Upfront – Screenvision's first in-person event since the pandemic ground the industry to a halt in 2020 – will reflect the power of the in-cinema experience to effectively deliver, more than any other medium, the reach and impact that brands crave.