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June 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Trends: AMC goes indie

Pledging independence: AMC Theatres announces expanded programming initiative

(Film Journal International, June 10, 2010)



During the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, Kansas City, Missouri-based AMC Theatres announced detailed plans to give some 77 of its 299 theatres the… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 21, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Cinema Tech: Pixar and Dolby debut 7.1 surround sound system

Surrounded! 'Toy Story 3' plays well with new Dolby 7.1 (Film Journal International, June 15, 2010)



At Disney/Pixar, “we are always trying to make the audience experience better,” insists Paul Cichocki, post-production supervisor at the animation powerhouse. “For the last eight to… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

State of the industry: Interview with Ad Weststrate, president of UNIC

European Cinemas United: UNIC president Ad Weststrate addresses the state of the industry (Film Journal International, June 17, 2010)



“While there are undoubtedly challenges, the general state of the European market is sound,” attests Ad Weststrate, president of UNIC,…
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Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Circuit profile: Pathé Theatres, The Netherlands

Pathé to greatness: Lauge Nielsen accepts CEI international exhibition honors (Film Journal International June 18, 2010)



“Location and renewal are the most important reasons for our performance,” says Lauge Nielsen, managing director of Pathé…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Crusing with Shrek & Co. / DreamWorks auf hoher See

DreamWorks auf hoher See



Die jüngste Vereinbarung zwischen der 21 Luxusdampfer umfassenden Reederei Royal Caribbean und DreamWorks Animation (DWA) gibt dem Thema Traumschiff eine neue Dimension. Zukünftig können sich Kreuzfahrtler weltweit mit den Figuren aus „Shrek”,… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 21, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

FilmEcho 24/10: CinemaCon selects/wählt chairpersons

Published in Germany: 18 June 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: “Karate Kid” kicks box-office back into gear as “A-Team” settles for number two [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: DreamWorks dreaming again with six films in production this summer; Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds reunited for… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 21, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

FilmEcho 23/10: Gods, War and Odyssey; Götter, Krieg und Odyssee

Published in Germany: 23 June 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: “Shrek” on top for third week” as June box office reaches lowest total gross in 13 years; newcomers do not threaten Ogre, “Take Him to the Greek” and “Killers” debut second and third as "Marmaduke” und “Splice” reach six and eight,… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 21, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

FilmEcho 22/10: Del Toro leaves/verlässt "Hobbit." Who will direct now?

Published in Germany: 4 June 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: “Shrek” instead of “Sex”, desert trips can not upseat Ogre from top at box office; 15% behind Memorial Day last year; “Mic Macs” and “Agora” debut in exclusives [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Benicio del Toro leaving “The Hobbit” due to scheduling overlap and production delays, MGM problems blamed [p3];

Village Roadshow secures production line of credit valued at $1 billion; Cinedigm ups loan availability for… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 21, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Justice Department requires divestitures In AMC's acquisition of Kerasotes Theaters

Divestitures Will Preserve Movie Theater Competition in Chicago, Denver and Indianapolis Metropolitan Areas



WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announced today that it will require AMC Entertainment Group Inc. to divest movie theater assets in Chicago, Denver and Indianapolis in order to proceed with its proposed $275 million acquisition of most of the theaters operated by Kerasotes Showplace Theatres. The department said that the transaction, as… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

FilmEcho 21/10: Time Warner Cable proposes "Home Theater On Demand"; Ein Sturm im Kabelglas?

Published in Germany: 28 May 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: Shock for “Shrek”: analysis and comparions; “MacGruber” tanks as “Kites”, “Solitary Man” and “Holy Rollers” debut exclusively [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Warner Bros. Intl. reaches billion dollar milestone in record time, Disney’s… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on June 4, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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