Barco has confirmed that Ted Schilowitz --the first employee at of camera maker Red, who left the company last fall for a consulting post at 20th Century Fox -- is also consulting on CinemaBarco. This is effectively a new brand from the digital cinema technology maker that encompasses lobby promotions, interactive preshow and social media, as well as Barco laser projection and Auro 11.1 sound.
The future of Eastman Kodak since it filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early 2012 has been a closely watched subject from production through exhibition and archiving. Numerous execs predict that the end of delivering film prints in North America is rapidly approaching, though many also are hoping that film will continue to co-exist with digital.
Sony’s Digital Cinema Solutions Group has started trials of its developing web-based, content exchange platform, called “xMassif,” which it demonstrated this past week at CinemaCon. A half dozen exhibitors are involved in the testing.
Fox unveiled a clip from How To Train Your Dragon 2 — the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-nominated animated feature that centers on the friendship between a boy, Hiccup, and a dragon, Toothless--during its presentation Thursday at CinemaCon
In the 3D clip, a now-teenage Hiccup soars through the clouds on Toothless’ back. They dive toward earth, and Hiccup tries out his own invented "wings."
LAS VEGAS -- The promise of immersive sound to further extend the theatrical experience into one that can't be duplicated in the home is a big topic this week at CinemaCon, but there's also a contentious issue developing around how to create and distribute mixes for the multiple new sound systems making their way to theaters.
Director Baz Luhrmann -- who is still “tweaking” his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby -- introduced a dazzling 3D montage from his May 10 release via a videotaped message Tuesday at CinemaCon.
LAS VEGAS -- By the end of this year, distributors might no longer deliver film prints to theaters in North America. Cans full of reels of celluloid will be a thing of the analog past. When it comes to movies, and how they are distributed, the digital revolution will be complete.
The transition from film to digital is sure to be a big topic as exhibitors gather in Las Vegas for their annual CinemaCon convention.
Dolby has installed Atmos in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in order to showcase its immersive sound system at CinemaCon, which opens Monday in Las Vegas.
Select footage during studio presentations from Disney, Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros. will play in Atmos this week in the venue, along with screenings of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University and Fox’s The Heat.
If you saw the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington, or attended a screening of The Croods earlier this year at DreamWorks Animation’s Campanile Theater, you have already previewed new RealD screen technology—effectively combining traits of a white screen and silver screen—that is being introduced this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.