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June 2010 > Industry Briefs

Industry Briefs

Tags: Blockbuster , Christie , FilmAid International , Haiti , MasterImage 3D , RPX , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Regal Entertainment Group

Christie donated digital cinema pro- Rave Motion Pictures will digitally NCM delivered 35.3 million ad expo jectors to the social outreach program upgrade 356 Rave screens across 20 sures per month to moviegoing adults “Let’s all go to Cinépolis Haiti,” which U.S. states under Cinedigm’s P...

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March 2010 > Special Report

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Tags: 2008 Olympic Games , Australia’s Greater Union , Avatar , Bait 3D , Barco , Birch Carroll , Blame , Burning Man , Cane Toads: The Conquest , China , Cinema Park , Cinemark , Cinemeccanica , Cinépolis , Coyle and Village Cinemas , Event Cinemas , Ghanjini , Hong Kong , Hoyts , Indonesia , Japan , Joseph Peixoto , Journey to the Center of the Earth , KinoStar , Kinoproject , Mamma Mia , Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past , Nevafilm , Nu Metro Cinemas , PVR Cinemas , RealD , Scrabble Entertainment , Singh is Kinng , South Africa , South Korea , Ster-Kinekor , Time Antaeus

SPECIAL REPORT WORLDWIDE AFRICA I n June 2008, South Africa had just 17 digital screens. (Comparatively, the U.S. boasted 4,945.) By the end of the year, 84 screens had gone digital—11 percent of the country’s 734 screens. Interest is there, but a year and a half later, only a handful o...

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March 2010 > Special Report

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Tags: 2008 Olympic Games , Australia’s Greater Union , Avatar , Bait 3D , Barco , Birch Carroll , Blame , Burning Man , Cane Toads: The Conquest , China , Cinema Park , Cinemark , Cinemeccanica , Cinépolis , Coyle and Village Cinemas , Event Cinemas , Ghanjini , Hong Kong , Hoyts , Indonesia , Japan , Joseph Peixoto , Journey to the Center of the Earth , KinoStar , Kinoproject , Mamma Mia , Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past , Nevafilm , Nu Metro Cinemas , PVR Cinemas , RealD , Scrabble Entertainment , Singh is Kinng , South Africa , South Korea , Ster-Kinekor , Time Antaeus

SPECIAL REPORT>WORLDWIDE DIGITAL ROLLOUT Cinemark, Cinépolis and Hoyts have added and continue to add digital and 3D projectors in the region. Cinemark has digital screens in 13 of Latin America’s countries, while Hoyts is popular in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay. Cinépolis is the worl...

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March 2010 > Special Report

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Tags: 2008 Olympic Games , Australia’s Greater Union , Avatar , Bait 3D , Barco , Birch Carroll , Blame , Burning Man , Cane Toads: The Conquest , China , Cinema Park , Cinemark , Cinemeccanica , Cinépolis , Coyle and Village Cinemas , Event Cinemas , Ghanjini , Hong Kong , Hoyts , Indonesia , Japan , Joseph Peixoto , Journey to the Center of the Earth , KinoStar , Kinoproject , Mamma Mia , Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past , Nevafilm , Nu Metro Cinemas , PVR Cinemas , RealD , Scrabble Entertainment , Singh is Kinng , South Africa , South Korea , Ster-Kinekor , Time Antaeus

the Time Antaeus chain of theaters. In Singapore, the government has agreed to supply 15 percent of the up-front costs for Eng Wah cinemas to install digital equipment. In Japan, T-Joy Ltd. is leading the switch, committing to only fully digital installations in the future and a minimum of two 3...

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March 2010 > Special Report

Worldwide

Tags: 2008 Olympic Games , Australia’s Greater Union , Avatar , Bait 3D , Barco , Birch Carroll , Blame , Burning Man , Cane Toads: The Conquest , China , Cinema Park , Cinemark , Cinemeccanica , Cinépolis , Coyle and Village Cinemas , Event Cinemas , Ghanjini , Hong Kong , Hoyts , Indonesia , Japan , Joseph Peixoto , Journey to the Center of the Earth , KinoStar , Kinoproject , Mamma Mia , Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past , Nevafilm , Nu Metro Cinemas , PVR Cinemas , RealD , Scrabble Entertainment , Singh is Kinng , South Africa , South Korea , Ster-Kinekor , Time Antaeus

has a total of 103 digital screens across the country and will expand to major cities including New Delhi, Lucknow, Indore, Bangalore and Mumbai. Over the next three years, Cinepolis Theaters will also invest $78 million to launch 110 screens across eight cities. Only grade-A cinemas in highly p...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures will be to upgrade the predominately 35 mm NAI chain to digital, especially since Rave prides itself on being a pioneer of the format. As with any massive undertaking, the company will take it one step at a time. “We will be re-branding the theaters over a period of seve...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures got more than 1,500 followers who chime in on Rave’s fun, casual trivia contests to win free tickets—an excellent way to build interest and encourage people to visit their page often. “Offering giveaways in new media is simply a way to engage the Rave fan and create inte...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures cisco, Washington DC and Houston. That reach is important to the chain’s overall presence, but all of their theaters are given special attention. “There are unique challenges and differences between Las Vegas and Little Rock— and now between Fairfax County, VA and Pensac...

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

CAPTION HED OCi eugait autem exeros nullutatem eum dipit, quisi tat, venim dolorerilit nim ing et, quam, secte faccum zzriusci WORTH RAVING ABOUT 10 years in, Rave Motion Pictures in going strong BY PHIL CONTRINO February 2010 Boxoffice · The Business of Movies

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February 2010 > Tribute

Worth raving about

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Avatar , Brad Wardlow , Charles B. Moss , Facebook , James Cameron , Jeremy Devine , Rave Motion Pictures , RealD , Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Thomas Stephenson , Thomas W. Stephenson , TowerBrook Capital Partners , Twitter

Rave Motion Pictures As anybody who works in exhibition knows, running just one successful movie theater is diffi cult. Not only do you have to set yourself apart from the competition to entice patrons, but once you’ve enticed them you have to make sure they stick around by providing excellent...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

READ OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN LANG Next Stop: Pandora Rocketing auds to Avatar’s wild world ALIEN NATION Sam Worthington plays a hobbled vet who transforms into an athletic nine-foot creature Does it have parallels to any language on earth? I think it’s relatively unique. We...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

TOTALLY AMP-ED STEPHEN LANG steps out of his Armored Military Platform suit to talk about playing Avatar’s antagonist, Colonel Quaritch by Amy Nicholson 2009 has been the Year of the Lang with veteran actor Stephen Lang landing three standout roles in Public Enemies, The Men Who Stare at ...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

intelligence, he’s dry, he wants to do his job well. And what I think gives him some added tang and depth is that something has been truncated in him, something has been cut out and cauterized. It has to do with his soul. I’m kind of speaking outside of the guy now—this isn’t really playable. Bu...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

GALACTIC GODDESS Zoe Saldaña as love interest Neytiri Avatar is huge for exhibition. It’s been the goal for this year’s digital rollout— and even the future success of digital 3D itself has been linked to the success of Avatar. I don’t think you can put that burden on any one movie, to be hon...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

BIGPICTURE AVATAR THE INVISIBLE PLANET “We could not go to Pandora to fi lm,” jokes Landau country for a substance they need... Science Fiction is a metaphor for the world in which we live—good science fi ction. It should make us refl ect upon how we live our lives and what we do. And I think J...

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