When the MSG Sphere opens in Las Vegas sometime next year, it promises to get even more attention than it has already, which is saying a lot. To date, most of the media coverage has focused on the construction of the massive complex, a story well worth being told. But, while some people have gone so far as to label it the future of entertainment, it’s difficult to understand why, given that to date the people running the sphere have offered few details about what kinds of shows and events it plans to host. And most of the reporting about MSG Sphere has attributed the idea behind it to James Dolan, who is invariably described as the project’s billionaire brainchild. Few, if any of the reports that I’ve seen, have added anything more about the man, which seems like an oversight and, possibly, a serious oversight.
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Cinionic is returning to Barcelona as the exclusive projection partner for CineEurope 2022, June 20-23. With more than 100,000 projectors installed around the world, Cinionic is laser-focused on driving results for exhibitors through future-ready solutions designed to wow audiences.
CES+ has retrofitted two Georgia-based Marcus Theatres auditoriums with complete Dolby Atmos systems. The theatres are in Horizon Village Cinema in Suwanee, and Roswell Cinema, in Roswell.
Since the dawn of color cinema, there has always been a demand for a skilled and sympathetic person to guide color throughout a production. Back then, the color timer worked to the instructions of the cinematographer, looking essentially to achieve consistency: dramatic color shifts using irreversible wet chemistry were rarely undertaken. But while the director and cinematographer may be household names, the colorist may still go unheralded outside a small community. To correct this neglect of a vital talent in the overall creative team, last year we created the FilmLight Color Awards.
Hula Post supported a hybrid workflow with remote and local systems for the streaming feature, The Valet. Starring Eugenio Derbez and Samara Weaving, it premiered on Hulu on May 20. The movie is a remake of the 2006 French film The Valet. In the new version, a movie star (Weaving) enlists a Mexican parking valet (Derbez) at a Beverly Hills restaurant to pose as her lover to cover for her relationship with a married man.
Severtson Screens will feature its next generation SAT-4K AcousticallyTransparent cinema projection screen line and enhanced SeVision 3D GX-WA projection screen coating during CineEurope 2022, held in Barcelona, Spain from June 20-23 at the Centre Convencions Internacional.
Break+Enter served as principal visual effects provider for The Pentaverate, the new Netflix comedy series created by and starring Mike Myers. The studio was involved in the project from pre-production, with visual effects supervisor Taylor Tulip-Close leading the team in designing and executing scores of complex visuals for the series about an unlikely Canadian journalist who finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.
Goldcrest Post is currently providing sound editorial and mixing for the sixth season of Billions, Showtime’s critically acclaimed and popularly received drama about power politics in the world of high finance. Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Gregg Swiatlowski and re-recording mixer Eric Hirsch lead the sound team, as they have from the show’s first season, delivering a soundtrack that blends the show’s razor-sharp dialogue with iconic pop songs and sound effects that capture the rarified ambiance of Wall Street brokerage houses and other hangouts of the super-rich. The show was recently renewed for a seventh season.
New York Women in Film & Television is pleased to announce that 30 projects from 32 members have been officially selected for the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival takes place June 8-19, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
More than 350 post-production professionals assembled last month at The Sunset Room in Hollywood to reconnect with former colleagues and celebrate the 1990s, a decade in which the industry they love changed forever. Held under the auspices of the 90s Los Angeles Post Production Veterans Facebook group, the event drew editors, colorists, sound mixers, visual effects artists, engineers, sales reps, executives and others who manned the frontlines as facilities negotiated monumental shifts in technology, workflows and business models.