Archive for March, 2009

CNBC: Imax CEO talks future of movies at ShoWest

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

CNBC talks with IMAX Corporation's co-CEO Richard Gelfond at ShoWest: Gelfond says the company hasn't seen any negative effect from the recession, despite the fact that Imax theaters charge $13 or $14 per ticket, about five dollars more than the average multiplex. Gelfond points out that as home theaters get better ...

Industry founder, Mike Sullivan, retires as Exploreum Executive Director

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Via GSCA: The board of trustees of the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center announces the retirement of Mike Sullivan, effective June 30, 2009. "The Exploreum has achieved so much with Mike at the helm that we are saddened to see him go," says Ron Snider, Exploreum board president. "We wish him ...

Writers Orci and Kurtzman talk Transformers 2

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Sci-Fi Wire talks with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, co-writers on the upcoming film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The film opens in conventional and IMAX theaters June 24, 2009. When you say the central character's put to the test, clearly we're talking about Sam [Shia LaBeouf] here, right? Orci: And ...

Dolby to offer 3D cinema to bigger screens

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

cNet reports: On Tuesday the company announced that theater exhibitors will now be able to play Dolby 3D Digital Cinema content on screen sizes of up to 70 feet (42 feet was the previous cap). If you went to the "Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience!" on a 42-foot screen thinking, "You know ...

MFF celebrates cinematographer Brad Ohlund

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

In their latest newsletter, MacGillivray Freeman Films celebrates the work of director of photography Brad Ohlund: MFF's longtime director of photography, Brad Ohlund, is not your typical cinematographer. In 2007 he donned an Inuit caribou parka for the -30°F 10-hour sled ride to the edge of the Arctic Circle's ice floe ...

MacGillivray Freeman Films gets Arabia 3D ready, announces surf film

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

MacGillivray Freeman Films is finishing up a rough cut of upcoming film, Arabia 3D, for test screenings beginning this summer. MFF has posted images of the Arabia shoot on their news blog: . Filming a butter lamp ceremony in front of a Nabataen tomb at Madain Saleh. Follow the link below to ...

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland to be released to IMAX® 3D theatres March 5, 2010

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Studio Confirms Third of Five 3D Releases with IMAX Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Corporation today announced that Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, will be released to IMAX® ...

MFF’s Steve Judson and Chris Palmer talk Giant Screen cinema

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Blooloop talks with MacGillivray Freeman Films' Steve Judson and Chris Palmer on their work in the Giant Screen industry. On the heels of the recent Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) film expo in Los Angeles, Blooloop's Judith Rubin and Charles Read connected with Steve Judson (Vice President of Film Production and ...

XpanD builds 3D North American market with United Entertainment Corporation and Camelot Cinemas

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

XpanD, the international authority in 3D cinemas and technology platforms, has equipped six theaters in the US with digital 3D systems at five Premiere Theatres locations operated by United Entertainment Corporation (UEC) in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Tennessee, and at Camelot Cinemas in Greenville, South Carolina. Featuring the ...

ComingSoon.net posts ShoWest Day 1 report

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

ComingSoon.net has posted their Day 1 report at ShoWest 2009 which includes info on IMAX's presentation at the convention: Day 1 of the ShoWest Exhibitors' Conference in Las Vegas was fairly uneventful but generally optimistic, as it kicked off a day earlier than normal with the Opening Day Luncheon sponsored by ...