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Articles from June 2012

Andrew Cripps and Richard Gelfond, IMAX
Imax CEO Richard Gelfond and new EMEA president Andrew Cripps talk to Wendy Mitchell about their blockbuster summer ahead and the international territories that could see the most growth.It is good to have fans in high places. Imax heads into its biggest...
BBC Unveils Download to Own Project Proposals
The BBC is circulating a business plan for Project Barcelona as it looks to launch its premium download-to-own portal this year.The service, which will allow users to pay a small fee to download and keep programmes from recent and deep archive, has been...
Brake
Dir: Gabe Torres. US. 2012. 91mins24 meets Buried in Brake, a sweaty, claustrophobic B-movie conspiracy thriller carried on the shoulders of a committed, almost masochistic performance from Stephen Dorff. A Twilight Zone-style premise is persuasively...
Christie Launches New Lamp Series at CineEurope
Four new lamps launched; also Christie strikes deal for Eclair Group validation.Digital cinema projection company Christie has unveiled a set of four new lamps for its Series 2 Solaria projectors at CineEurope 2012 in Barcelona.The new Christie Superior...
D-Cinema Advances Push Exhibitors to Invest
With digital transition of the world's 130,000 cinema screens expected to be complete in the major territories by 2015, technology suppliers are lining up the next big technical advance with which to entice further investment from exhibitors.Chief among...
Dolby Announces First European Venue for Dolby Atmos
Barcelona's Cinesa Diagonal Mar welcomes the new audio platform.Dolby Laboratories has announced the first commercial cinema in Europe to be equipped with its new Dolby Atmos audio platform will be in Barcelona's Cinesa Diagonal Mar Screen 9. The announcement...
Germany Brings Back the Drive-In with 1live Autokino
Christie Digital projectors used in the series at four outdoor locations.In April and May, German live-marketing agency, Checkinevent GmbH, in cooperation with moviescreens and German radio station 1Live, converted four German outdoor locations into...
Ice Age 4 Registers Strong Starts in France, Australia
Fox International's follow-up to the behemoth that was Ice Age 3 has kicked off in fine style heading into the opening weekend as it scored the biggest opening day in France for the year-to-date on an estimated $2.9m and 402,000 admissions. There were...
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Dirs: Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier. US. 2012. 87minsAfter adding dinosaurs for its third installment the Ice Age animation franchise brings animal pirates on board for chapter four, a frenetic 3D outing that mixes large scale action adventure with...
Japan's CCC Takes 33% Stake in Taiwan's Deltamac
Culture Convenience Club (CCC), the company behind Japan's largest video rental chain Tsutaya, has acquired a 33.4% share in Taiwanese film and video distributor Deltamac, a subsidiary of optical media giant CMC Group. CCC purchased the stake for $8.16m...
Leaner Madrid De Cine Screenings Event Sparks Sales
The Spanish Film Screenings 2012 was busy despite lower attendance due to the economic crisis. I Want You, Unit 7, Operation E and The Artist And The Model were among the biggest draws.The organisation's top brass slashed the budget by 50% and did not...
Margaret Matheson's Bard Partnering on New Chidlow Film
EXCLUSIVE: Margaret Matheson's London and Scotland-based Bard Entertainments is to partner with writer-director David Chidlow's Campfire Productions on a new film to shoot in Scotland.This marks the second collaboration between Matheson and Chidlow....
RealD Denies Waning Interest in 3D, Plans Rollout of Lighter Glasses
RealD CEO Michael Lewis expects "more and more people to pay the premium" for a bigger cinematic experience; addresses dip in share price.RealD CEO Michael Lewis is "bullish" about consumer appetite for 3D, despite 3D box office languishing in the US...
The Sweeney
After years in development, Vertigo's big-screen feature version of iconic seventies TV series The Sweeney has arrived (eOne is releasing in the UK on September 12), complete with fast cars, bank robberies and Ray Winstone and Ben Drew as crime busting...
YouView Sets Launch Date; Plans for Linear Streaming
Internet-connected TV service YouView, which will launch next week after two years of delays, will allow broadcasters to stream linear channels after an initial VoD-only offering.YouView, originally planned for a 2010 launch, will target the estimated...
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