Trailer, poster, images for The Equalizer

June 25, 2014 – 12:27 pm | Permalink

Here are the first trailer, poster, and images for The Equalizer.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.

The film opens in IMAX theaters September 26, 2014.

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McCall (DENZEL WASHINGTON) talks to Slavi in Columbia Pictures’ THE EQUALIZER. Photo By: Scott Garfield. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.


Teri (CHLOE GRACE MORETZ) and McCall (DENZEL WASHINGTON) walk across the bridge in Boston in Columbia Pictures’ THE EQUALIZER. Photo By: Scott Garfield. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.

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The Equalizer, Starring Denzel Washington And Directed By Antoine Fuqua, To Be Released Into IMAX® Theatres Worldwide Starting September 26

June 25, 2014 – 12:04 pm | Permalink

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Equalizer, the highly anticipated reteaming of Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres worldwide starting September 26.

Fuqua directed Washington in the critically lauded 2001 box office hit Training Day, for which Washington won the Academy Award® for Best Actor.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Written by Richard Wenk. Based on the Television Series Created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, and Michael Sloan.

“Antoine Fuqua is one of the most provocative filmmakers working today, and Denzel Washington is nothing short of being one of the greatest American movie stars,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’re excited to be working with our long time partners at Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring this exciting film to IMAX moviegoers worldwide.”

Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “The Equalizer is a visceral action-thriller, and Denzel’s character – a man driven by a relentless pursuit of justice – is one that is compelling for everyone. It’s the kind of picture that is perfectly suited for The IMAX Experience®.”

The IMAX release of The Equalizer will offer consumers the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with its proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Audiences can learn more about The Equalizer by visiting the film’s official site at www.EqualizerTheMovie.com.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAXnXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube(www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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IMAX And Ster-Kinekor Expand Partnership With A Further Two-Theatre Deal

June 25, 2014 – 11:38 am | Permalink

Building on Success of the IMAX® Theatre at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Durban, South Africa’s Top Exhibitor to Bring The IMAX Experience® to Pretoria East and Johannesburg

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Ster-Kinekor Theatres, a division of Primedia (Pty) Ltd., today announced an agreement for two further IMAX® theatres. The first IMAX theatre will be added to the exhibitor’s upcoming multiplex at The Grove Mall in Pretoria East in June 2014, with a second to be added to another new multiplex at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Johannesburg in the second half of 2015. The deal brings Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX commitment to three theaters.

“Today’s agreement is a direct result of the success of our first IMAX theatre in Durban, which has been tremendously popular with our patrons and has strengthened the overall performance of our multiplex,” said Fiaz Mahomed, CEO, Ster-Kinekor. “IMAX helps us deliver on our commitment to offer our guests a premium entertainment experience and we are proud to bring more movie-goers in South Africa the biggest event films in the world’s most immersive format.”

“Given the box office success of the first IMAX theater in Durban, we are very pleased to see Ster- Kinekor commit to two additional locations in South Africa just nine months after their first opening,” said Andrew Cripps, President of IMAX EMEA. “South Africa was one of a number of new countries that we entered in 2013, which also included Germany, Switzerland, and Portugal, and it is clear there is a growing appetite for IMAX in the market. We look forward to working with Ster-Kinekor to help build the IMAX brand throughout the country.”

About Ster-Kinekor Theatres
Ster-Kinekor Theatres is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Primedia Group and is the largest movie exhibitor on the African continent. The company operates 54 commercial cinema complexes in South Africa, with five international sites based in Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The cinema chain’s sites house more than 450 large-scale screens, over 64000 seats and the largest 3D footprint featuring more than 120 state-of-the-art 3D screens across the country.

As the industry leader, Ster-Kinekor has pioneered cinema concepts such as Cinema Nouveau, one of the world’s largest dedicated art-house multiplex circuits, and the luxurious Cine Prestige theatres, the first ‘business class’ cinema experience in South Africa. It boasts one of the few cinemas on the continent that is fitted with the advanced Dolby Atmos sound system (at Gateway in Durban); and has headed the return of The IMAX Experience®, with the opening of the IMAX® Theatre at Gateway in 2013. As one of South Africa’s most loved brands, it is Ster-Kinekor’s ongoing mission to become synonymous with the unrivalled magic of the cinema experience, by providing ‘Great Moments at Their Greatest’. During 2013, the company embarked on a massive roll-out project to convert and equip every cinema with the very latest in digital projection and sound technology. The result of this upgrade is that every cinema now boasts state-of-the-art cinema technology that encompasses 2K and 4K digital projection and 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems.

The award-winning SK App, which is downloadable on all smart phone operating systems, is interactive, user-friendly and feature-rich, and recently recorded its 1.5-millionth download. The new-look SK Club loyalty programme rewards members with redeemable points when they swipe their card when buying movie tickets or catering. Combined with industry leading loyalty programmes from Edcon and Discovery Vitality, these give Ster-Kinekor a strong consumer value proposition and competitive advantage.

As the market leader, Ster-Kinekor aims to spearhead the advancement of cinema across both South Africa and the rest of Africa, to ensure that consumers continue to experience movies as they were made to be seen – on the big screen.

See more at: www.sterkinekor.com

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Character posters for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

June 24, 2014 – 1:14 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released four character posters for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In this modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, the Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save New York City and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

The film opens in select IMAX 3D theaters August 8, 2014.



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IMAX SIGNS FIRST LASER TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT FOR AN IMAX® DOME THEATRE WITH SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA

June 24, 2014 – 11:49 am | Permalink

NEW YORK – Jun. 24, 2014 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and the Science Museum of Minnesota today announced an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system at the Museum’s IMAX® dome theatre, marking the first laser agreement for an IMAX dome theatre worldwide. The new technology will enable the Museum to deliver a wider array of digital content and further enhance The IMAX Experience® for its visitors.

“Today’s agreement marks the entry of our laser technology to the unique dome market and we are pleased that one of the most widely-acknowledged leaders in the giant screen dome world is the first to commit to our new offering,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “We continue to redefine the landscape of projection technology with our next-generation laser system, which we believe will deliver the most immersive, differentiated cinema experience available.”

“We are constantly exploring and implementing new technologies to educate our audiences about science,” said Science Museum of Minnesota President, Dr. Eric Jolly. “Since we opened our new museum facility in 1999 on the Mississippi riverfront in downtown Saint Paul, a cornerstone of fulfilling our mission has been our IMAX dome theater, the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater. We are also looking into new types of science-related content and visualization that we can bring to life through the laser offering in a way that’s never been possible. This commitment to innovation with IMAX’s laser system will provide us with more programing options in a format we believe will be the industry’s most powerful and immersive.”

Under the terms of the agreement the Science Museum of Minnesota will install IMAX’s next-generation laser projection system, which is expected to set a new benchmark as the industry’s premium entertainment experience. The system, which represents the culmination of the largest R&D initiative in IMAX’s history, incorporates the laser digital intellectual property IMAX exclusively licensed from Eastman Kodak and Barco’s unique laser innovations. It will enable IMAX’s largest screens to deliver the highest-quality digital content available with greater brightness and clarity, a wider color gamut and deeper blacks. IMAX’s next-generation laser projection system will also be custom-designed for dome theatre environments.

About the Science Museum of Minnesota
Among the nation’s largest and most esteemed science museums, the Science Museum of Minnesota inspires hundreds of thousands of people each year. The museum conducts research, collects and preserves artifacts, produces and distributes award-winning exhibits and giant screen films, and offers educational programs for children, families, and adults.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

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Clips, featurettes for Transformers: Age of Extinction

June 23, 2014 – 1:12 pm | Permalink

Three clips and two featurette have been released for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Michael Bay will once again capture material and key sequences using IMAX® cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

The film opens in IMAX theaters June 27, 2014.

I Think We Found A Transformer



Maybe It Should Be



Where Is Optimus Prime



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National Geographic’s Giant Screen film Mysteries of the Unseen World Named Finalist in 2 Categories for Wildscreen Panda Awards

June 19, 2014 – 3:42 pm | Permalink


Nano gold may someday be able to patrol your body for all kinds of diseases, as featured in the 3-D giant screen film, “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” produced by National Geographic Entertainment and Day’s End Pictures. Photo credit: National Geographic 2013

National Geographic’s giant-screen film “Mysteries of the Unseen World” was named a finalist in the 3-D and Science categories for this year’s Wildscreen Panda Awards. The 40-minute film, narrated by actor Forest Whitaker, is an original production by National Geographic and Day’s End Pictures that was created especially for giant-screen viewing and is available in 3-D and 2-D, 15/70 and digital formats.

“Mysteries of the Unseen World” shines a fascinating spotlight on objects and events that escape the naked eye every minute of every day. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, the film blends high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and nanotechnology. “Mysteries of the Unseen World” was produced by Lisa Truitt (“Mysteries of Egypt”) and Jini Dürr (“Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure”) and directed by Louie Schwartzberg (“Disneynature: Wings of Life”).

“This film exemplifies National Geographic’s dedication to creating films that inspire people with the wonder and possibilities of science,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution at National Geographic Cinema Ventures, which is part of the newly formed National Geographic Studios. “We are honored to have this film be selected as a finalist in both the 3-D and Science categories for this year’s Panda Awards.”

The film is currently booked in 33 theaters worldwide. For more information on “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” including theater listings, links to the trailer and behind-the-scenes videos, visit nationalgeographic.com/movies. Become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/NatGeoMovies and follow on Twitter @NatGeoMovies, #unseenworld.

VGTel Awards K2 Communications Distribution Rights for New 4K 3D Wing-Suit Flyer Film Featuring Joby Ogwyn

June 18, 2014 – 3:03 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 06/18/14 — Grand Schema Entertainment and its parent company VGTel, Inc. – 360entertainmentandproductions.com (OTCQB: VGTL), announced today that Los Angeles-based film distributor K2 Communications was awarded worldwide distribution rights for a Giant Screen 3D documentary film about high altitude climber and wing-suit explorer Joby Ogwyn.

VGTel recently formed Grand Schema Entertainment (“GSE”) with the New York-based film studio Grand Schema NYC to privately fund and produce independent films. VGTel’s CEO Greg Wells stated, “As we grow VGTel and implement our global growth initiatives in new media and entertainment, we are looking for partners that are best in class in their respective industries. We chose to work with K2 Communications because it is one of the world’s leading distributors for IMAX® and Giant Screen films.”

The currently untitled wing-suit documentary will be directed by GSE’s Christopher J. Scott and will take viewers along with Ogwyn as he pursues his quest to be the first human being to base jump and fly in all seven continents. “The culmination of the expeditions across seven continents to some of the highest and most dangerous places on earth will truly be one of the greatest human feats ever captured on film,” said Scott.

K2 represents a large catalog of 3D, 4K and Full Dome films including such blockbuster titles such as The Ultimate Wave Tahiti featuring eleven-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater. “We’re very excited to bring wing-suit flyers to museum audiences worldwide. This film has all the elements of a winner in our industry — the science of human flight, spectacular settings, and man’s passion for travel and adventure,” said Mark Kresser President of K2 Communications.

Wing-suit flyers will be produced in 3D and 2D for museums, science centers and other specialty theaters. As GSE’s first major project, VGTel executives are collaborating on the production and will earn a percentage of revenue from the worldwide distribution rights.

Already in production, the film is slated for a worldwide release in March 2015 and will also be released in all ancillary media including Ultra HD (4K) and HD TV, VOD, Blu Ray, download-to-own, streaming and other platforms. Former member of The Scorpions, Ralph Rieckermann, will compose an original score for the movie.

About K2 Communications
K2 Communications is one of the world’s leading studios for IMAX® and other Giant Screen films exhibited in museums, science centers and other specialty theaters. Since entering the industry in 1998, K2 has served as an Executive Producer and/or Distributor of some of the most successful films in the industry.

About VGTel, Inc.
VGTel, Inc. is a multi-platform company offering products and support in the entertainment industry and is focused on a strategy of growing and building business units through investments and acquisitions. For further information, go to www.360entertainmentandproductions.com.

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First poster for Dracula Untold

June 18, 2014 – 12:13 pm | Permalink

The first poster for Dracula Untold has been released.

The film tells the origin story of the man who became Dracula.

Dracula Untold opens in international IMAX theaters October 2, 2014, and in North American IMAX theaters October 17, 2014.



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Acclaimed Documentary Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar To Expand In IMAX® 3D Theatres Across North America on Friday, August 22

June 18, 2014 – 11:26 am | Permalink

Acclaimed Documentary’s Subject, Dr. Patricia C. Wright, Also Honored with Animal Conservationism’s Most Prestigious Award, the Indianapolis Prize

LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), today announced that the IMAX® 3D documentary adventure Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), written and produced by Drew Fellman (Born to be Wild 3D) and directed by David Douglas (Born to be Wild 3D) will debut in IMAX 3D theatres across North America starting Aug. 22.

Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar brings IMAX 3D cameras to perhaps the most compelling region for wildlife on the planet, capturing this environment in the clearest, most vibrant way possible. As proven with IMAX documentaries such as Born to Be Wild 3D, Morgan Freeman is the perfect guide to lead moviegoers through this one-of-a-kind experience.”

The film focuses on the groundbreaking wildlife conservation work of Dr. Patricia C. Wright, who recently received the prestigious Indianapolis Prize. This award recognizes high achievement in the area of animal conservation.

One of today’s most respected and prolific actors, Morgan Freeman won an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby. Freeman has earned four additional Oscar® nominations, the latest for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Eastwood’s Invictus. He was previously Oscar®-nominated for his work in The Shawshank Redemption; Driving Miss Daisy, for which he won a Golden Globe; and Street Smart. His myriad credits encompass more than 80 films over five decades, only recently including Now You See Me, Oblivion, the Dark Knight trilogy, Dolphin Tale, and Red. He has also lent his recognizable voice to such titles as War of the Worlds and the Oscar®-winning documentary March of the Penguins. In 2012, he was the recipient of the HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contributions to film.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar features trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright, an expert on lemurs and the wildlife of Madagascar. Wright is also a Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Founder of Centre ValBio, a research campus in the rainforest of Madagascar.

About Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

Directed by David Douglas and written and produced by Drew Fellman, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAXnXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube(www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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First images from Jurassic World

June 17, 2014 – 1:00 pm | Permalink

Universal Pictures has released the first images from Jurassic World.

The film is set to open in IMAX 3D theaters June 12, 2015.



(L to R) NICK ROBINSON and TY SIMPKINS star in “Jurassic World”, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers, and Spielberg returns to executive produce. “Jurassic World” will be shot in 3D and released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Uni. 2014 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD and CHRIS PRATT star in “Jurassic World”, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers, and Spielberg returns to executive produce. “Jurassic World” will be shot in 3D and released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Uni. 2014 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


CHRIS PRATT stars in “Jurassic World”, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers, and Spielberg returns to executive produce. “Jurassic World” will be shot in 3D and released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Uni. 2014 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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New images from Transformers: Age of Extinction

June 17, 2014 – 12:46 pm | Permalink

Paramount Pictures has released new images from Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Michael Bay will once again capture material and key sequences using IMAX® cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

The film opens in IMAX theaters June 27, 2014.



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IMAX Transforms Hong Kong Culture Center For June 19 World Premiere Of Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Age of Extinction

June 17, 2014 – 11:45 am | Permalink

Transformers: Age of Extinction will premiere June 19 at the Hong Kong Culture Center in Hong Kong, which is being specially transformed into an IMAX® 3D theatre for this one-night event. The film begins its global roll-out in IMAX theatres on June 25, with the U.S. IMAX launch on June 27.

The red-carpet event and screening will take place at the Hong Kong Culture Center, which is receiving a makeover of IMAX proportions exclusively for this event – complete with a 60-by-34-foot IMAX screen and IMAX’s proprietary projection and sound technology.

Attendees of the event also will be able to see up close and personal the new IMAX® 3D Digital Camera, which is being flown to the premiere from IMAX’s headquarters in Toronto where it is housed. Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first feature film to have been captured using the state-of-the-art 3D camera.

Attending the world premiere in Hong Kong is director Michael Bay, cast members Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Li Bingbing, T. J. Miller, Han Geng and the band IMAGINE DRAGONS, who wrote the original song “Battle Cry” for the film and will perform live on the rooftop of Harbour City following the film’s screening.

“With Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay is taking IMAX 3D to the next level – putting moviegoers smack in the middle of the action with the Autobots as audiences have never seen before,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We could not be more pleased to partner with our friends at Paramount to premiere the film at this one-of-a-kind world event.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with IMAX in Hong Kong as we debut Transformers: Age of Extinction on the worldwide stage,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures. “IMAX’s 3D experience is a perfect fit for the size and spectacle of Michael Bay’s new film and will excite and entertain audiences at the world premiere and around the globe.”

Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, sequences filmed with the camera will expand to fill more of the IMAX screen and provide moviegoers with even greater scope, breathtaking image quality and earth-shattering 3D for a truly immersive experience.

Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise, stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, Titus Welliver and T. J. Miller. Produced By Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. Based on Hasbro’s Transformers™ Action Figures. Written By Ehren Kruger. Directed By Michael Bay.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is produced by Paramount Pictures, with production assistance in mainland China by 1905 (Beijing) Network Technology Co., Ltd., China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises.

For more information about Transformers: Age of Extinction, please visit Paramount Pictures’ official website at http://www.transformersmovie.com/.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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IMAX Corporation To Present At Bernstein Future Of Media Summit

June 17, 2014 – 11:41 am | Permalink

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that Richard Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation, will present at the Bernstein Future of Media Summit on Wed., June 18, 2014, at 3:30 pm ET. The conference is being held at the Taj Boston in Boston, MA.

The conference will be webcast live and can be accessed by visiting the ‘Investor Relations’ section of the Company’s website, www.imax.com. The presentations will be archived for 30 days.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

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Cavea Cinemas To Bring The IMAX Experience® To Tbilisi, Georgia

June 17, 2014 – 11:37 am | Permalink

IMAX Signs Agreement with Country’s Marquee Cinema Project to Open First IMAX® Theatre in Georgia

BARCELONA, Spain, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the 2014 CineEurope Conference, IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Cavea Cinemas, the fastest-growing cinema chain in South Caucasus, announced an agreement to install an IMAX® theatre at the exhibitor’s new ten-screen multiplex – the largest in the region – located at the Eastpoint Shopping Mall in Tbilisi. The deal marks IMAX’s first entry into Georgia.

“We are proud to be the first to bring The IMAX Experience® to audiences in Tbilisi and launch a new era of immersive moviegoing in the country,” said Beso Abesadze, CEO, Cavea Cinemas. “IMAX is known worldwide as the best way to experience blockbuster films and we believe the addition of an IMAX theatre to our flagship complex will be a tremendous success with our guests.”

“We are excited to partner with a top-notch exhibitor such as Cavea Cinemas to introduce IMAX to audiences in Georgia and look forward to working together to expand our presence in this new market,” said Andrew Cripps, President, IMAX EMEA. “Today’s agreement marks the sixth new territory we’ve entered in 2014 and represents the 13th country in the EMEA region to have added an IMAX theatre this year. Our partnership with Cavea Cinemas builds on this momentum and furthers our efforts in expanding the IMAX network into new markets with leading exhibitor partners who share our commitment to quality and providing audiences the world’s most immersive entertainment experience.”

About Cavea Cinemas
Cavea Cinemas, headed by an experienced group of leading cinema professionals, is a brand new circuit based in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Company aims at drastically expanding the horizons of cinematic entertainment for moviegoers across a wider market. In addition to multiple, cutting-edge projects currently in the pipeline, we – as a first-class exhibitor – are proud to be developing the largest cinema complex across the region – a ten-screen flagship operation at the East Point Shopping Center, including a state-of-the-art IMAX® theatre for over 400 viewers.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Cathedral City’s Desert IMAX switches to UltraMax

June 16, 2014 – 6:22 pm | Permalink

The Desert Sun reports:

Change is coming to the Coachella Valley’s IMAX theater that officials say will mean more first-run movies on the large screen, but not in IMAX format.

The theater is transitioning to UltraMax, a product of UltraStar Cinemas, which manages the Desert IMAX and neighboring 14-screen Mary Pickford Theatre for Cathedral City.

Over the weekend, IMAX lettering was removed from the theater’s exterior. Above the marquee, a banner announcing “Desert Cinema Large Screen Experience” was hung over the former lettering.

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China’s ‘Gone with the Bullets’ to be released in IMAX

June 16, 2014 – 6:03 pm | Permalink

CRIEnglish.com writes:

Imax has just officially announced its the cooperation with Jiang Wen’s new film “Gone with the Bullets” at the Shanghai International Film Festival on Saturday.

It was the first time that Imax disclosed such a collaboration in public.

Greg Foster, CEO of Imax Entertainment, made the announcement. He told CRI reporter that the film was currently being shot in Inner Mongolia.

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IMAX introduces their Dual 65mm 4K Digital 3D Camera

June 16, 2014 – 6:00 pm | Permalink

Gizmodo reports:

If you thought 3D movies were only a fad that has already come and gone for good, think again. IMAX cameras have been used to shoot 3D films and documentaries for decades now, including immersive content for theme park rides. And the company has just revealed a new fully integrated dual 65mm 4K digital 3D camera that promises to make seeing 3D movies at your local theater worthwhile again.

IMAX is only just going public with the new camera today, but the hardware has actually been in use for a while now. In addition to internal testing within the company, Michael Bay used the camera for filming various action sequences in the upcoming Transformers film, Age of Extinction. So it’s definitely one of those rare times when paying extra to see the IMAX version of a film will undoubtedly be worth it.

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Grand Schema Entertainment Taking Flight — Set to Produce Giant Screen Format Film About Wing-Suit Flyer Daredevil Joby Ogwyn

June 16, 2014 – 5:43 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – June 03, 2014) – Grand Schema Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of VGTel (OTCQB: VGTL) has started production of a 4K movie featuring extreme athlete Joby Ogwyn, the world’s premier wing-suit flyer.

Producers John Molli and Joby Ogwyn, along with filmmaker Christopher J. Scott are producing the film in giant screen format for worldwide release. The film follows Ogwyn around the world as he pursues his quest to be the first human being to base jump and fly in all seven continents. Shot in UltraHD 4K, the documentary will feature Ogwyn performing exhilarating wing-suit flights off of some of the most dangerous and exotic peaks, structures, and recognized landmarks around the world. The film is being produced in conjunction with Ogwyn’s Production Company, Swing for the Fence. Ogwyn’s longtime producing partner, Eric Farber, will act as Co-Executive Producer on the film.

This announcement comes on the heels of Ogwyn’s cancelled attempt in May to be the first person to fly from the peak of Mount Everest. That jump was scheduled to be broadcast live around the world on the Discovery Channel but was cancelled due to the tragic avalanche that claimed the lives of thirteen Sherpa guides.

VGTel is a multi-platform entertainment and film financing company and this film marks the first production for its newly formed subsidiary Grand Schema Entertainment.

The film will be directed by Grand Schema’s Christopher J. Scott, who said, “This is an exciting time as Joby and I have been working on this project for a long time. We not only feel that this is a first of its kind film, but that it will be a compelling story about an extreme sport that only few truly know about. We’re looking for this to be the ‘Endless Summer’ of this genre.”

“We are very excited to partner in this new adventure! Chris is a tremendously talented director and has a great vision for this project,” added Joby Ogwyn.

VGTel’s CEO Greg Wells stated, “We wanted the first film from Grand Schema Entertainment to make a statement and help set the stage for the types of projects we want to bring to audiences all around the world. Our vision is to produce exhilarating, engaging and fun movies that leverage emerging technologies and allow audiences to immerse themselves in a film like never before.”

Principal photography will begin mid-July 2014.

About VGTel, Inc.
VGTel, Inc. is a multi-platform company offering products and support in the entertainment industry and is focused on a strategy of growing and building business units through investments and acquisitions. For further information, go to www.360entertainmentandproductions.com.

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IMAX Corporation Announces Authorization Of Up To $150 Million Share Repurchase Program

June 16, 2014 – 4:32 pm | Permalink

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $150 million of its common shares. The decision reflects the Company’s strong financial position, its positive outlook on its future cash position, and its focus on returning value to shareholders. The share repurchase program has a 3 year expiration date.

The repurchases may be made either in the open market or through private transactions, subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other relevant factors. The Company has no obligation to repurchase shares, and the share repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued by the Company at any time. While executing the share repurchase program, the Company is committed to retaining the financial strength and flexibility it needs to invest in its core business and ensuring its ability to pursue other opportunities that might arise.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management’s assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Important factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, general economic, market or business conditions; our ability to consummate repurchases under the share repurchase program due to changes in our share price corporate or other market conditions; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by the Company; the performance of IMAX DMR films; competitive actions by other companies; conditions in the in-home and out-of-home entertainment industries; the signing of theater system agreements; changes in laws or regulations; conditions, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry; the failure to convert theater system backlog into revenue; risks associated with investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions and any future international expansion, including those related to economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of the United States and Canada; risks related to the Company’s growth and operations in China; the failure to respond to change and advancements in digital technology; risks related to the acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. by Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.; risks related to new business initiatives; the potential impact of increased competition in the markets within which the Company operates; risks related to the Company’s inability to protect the Company’s intellectual property; risks related to Eastman Kodak bankruptcy and the possibility of constrained film supply; risks related to the Company’s implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system; risks related to the Company’s prior restatements and the related litigation; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These factors, other risks and uncertainties and financial details are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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