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Andreas Fuchs's Blog – May 2010 Archive (21)

FilmEcho 20/10: FCC allows SOC; direkte Filmübertragung vor Home Entertainment Start

Published in Germany: 21 May 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: Robin Hood’s bows and arrows can defeat Iron man’s high-tech weapons; as “Letters to Juliet” and “Just Wright” provided counter-programming; “Princess Kaiulani” debuts nicely, especially in Hawaii [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: FCC allows limited use of selectable output control (SOC) to stream “recently released” movies directly into homes, MPAA welcomes initiative as NATO takes wait-and-see the windows approach; Student… Continue

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FilmEcho 19/10: Super 8, Apes Rising and More Men in Black

Published in Germany: 14 May 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: “Iron Man 2” is No. 1 on almost 10,000 of record-breaking 4,380 theatres becoming No. 4 of the year already; “Nightmare” falls 72% as “Dragon” flies 37% lower and by-passes “Monsters vs. Aliens”; “Babies” and “Monther and Child” take advantage of Mother’s Day; “Please Give” and “Metropolis” do well in exclusive launch [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: TimeWarner is…

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FJI June 2010 Digital Edition is now available

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Cinema profile: Tropic Cinema, Key West, Florida

Tropical delight: Key West art house evolves from city hall to cinema center

“Key West was made for the movies,” declares Matthew Helmerich, executive director of the Tropic Cinema, citing The Rose Tattoo and “a score of other films” that were filmed…

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Trends: Investors see upbeat future for exhibition

Sound investment: Gabelli Conference sees upbeat future for exhibition

“Is this as good as it gets?” asks the Jan. 29, 2010 report on the U.S. box office, as prepared by investment advisor Gabelli & Company, Inc. (www.gabelli.com). “In short, no.”



Gabelli media/entertainment sector analyst Brett Harriss offers even more upbeat news about the cinema business: “While the industry…
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Trends: Cinema Advertising round-up

Stronger attachments: Cinema advertising impacts emotions and revenues

“Knock on wood,” says Michael Chico, president and chairman of the Cinema Advertising Council, with both pride and a measured dose of relief when asked about the state of the business that he represents.…

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Industry Player: Dan Glickman, past chairman and chief executive officer, MPAA

The Best of times: MPAA's Dan Glickman prepares to move on

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“Look, this is one of the great industries in the world—an industry that not only impacts the economy of the United States…but that also impacts people’s lives,” Dan Glickman, the outgoing chairman and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), enthuses as if it were his first day on the job. “No other…
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Industry Player: Robert Macias, Fandango

Ticketing partnership: Fandango's Macias helps make moviegoing convenient

“At Fandango, we’re advocates making sure that the exhibitors are top of mind in all our decisions, as they are our most valuable partners,” assures Robert Macias, director of…

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Cinema profile: Cineplex Odeon

Beyond the core: Canada's Cineplex takes its business to a new level

“Proudly Canadian” can be found in all official announcements from Toronto, Ontario-based Cineplex Entertainment LP. That alone would qualify the circuit of 130 theatres and 1,347 screens, from British…

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Industry Player: Bill Stembler, Georgia Theatre Co.



Georgia on his mind: ShoWester Bill Stembler creates family feeling at leading regional circuit

“We don’t change much,” muses William Jenkins Stembler, chairman and chief executive officer of Georgia Theatre Company (GTC) and 2010 ShoWester honoree. And indeed, in terms of…

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FilmEcho 18/10: DGA goes second after SAG in upcoming contract talks

Published in Germany: 18 May 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: “Freddy kills at the box office (again),” besting numbers one, two, five and seven for the best horror debut in March and April; “Furry Vengenace” destroys $6.6 mil. “Please Give” gives $118 113 in exclusive debut; “The Human Centerpied”, “Touching Home and “Harry Brown” also opening [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Steven Spielberg selects “War Horse” as his next directing project [p3];

Cameron greening Pandora’s… Continue

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FilmEcho 17/10: Plan B doesn’t train dragons as box office records lowest gross of the year so far

Published in Germany: 30 April 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: Plan B doesn’t train dragons as box office records lowest gross of the year so far; “Plan B” lands before “Date Night,” “Dragon” records 56% from 3D surcharges; “Losers” land on four, “Oceans” splash on eight for third best documentray opening and best average in top ten. [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Monsters Inc. going to work again [p3]; Mark Zorardi consults for IMAX [Kino];

Lionsgate sets vote for poison… Continue

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FilmEcho 16/10: Updates on Captain America and other Marvel-Avengers

Published in Germany: 23 April 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: Box office kicks (ass), Banksy doc leads exclusives, Oscar-winning “Secret” opens in ten locations [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Disney enters period of exclusive negotiations with Weinstein Co. for Miramax [p6];

Trend Exchange receives first approval from Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as industry and politicians continue to raise opposition; Carl Icahn improves offer for Lionsgate; Daniel Brühl and… Continue

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FilmEcho 15/10: Academy discussed “digital” acting

Published in Germany: 16 April 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: “Titans” back on top spot after Sunday estimates favored “Date Night”, “Dragon” continues to hold as Tyler Perry stumbles more than usual; “Alice” becomes fourth highest grossing Disney film; “Letters to God” written on ten as “Alle Anderen” launches with $10,810 at IFC Center [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: North America books record results for March [p12];

Academy discussed “digital” acting; RealD plans IPO; LA… Continue

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FilmEcho 14/10: MPAA finds partners in fight against film trading

Published in Germany: 9 April 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: Titans clash with Dragons and the Easter Bunny for best Easter and April ever; Tyler Perry does very well with second marriage, Miley Cyrus not as much; analysis of 3D grosses [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Warner Bros., Legendary and Toho to unleash new “Godzilla” in 3D; Weinstein and Gores brothers looking to buy Miramax from Disney [p6];

Sony takes “Zookeeper” from MGM for worldwide release; MPAA finds partners… Continue

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FilmEcho 13/10: MPAA warns against film trading, calls new exchanges gambling

Published in Germany: 2 April 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: How to train your box office and survive a luke-warm “Hot Tub Time Machine”, 3D numbers; “Chloe” debuts in exclusives [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Popeye and Buck Roigers in 3D [p5(3)];

MPAA warns against film trading, calls new exchanges gambling; Lionsgate leaves bidding for MGM; Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck hires Timothy Dalton for “The Tourist”; New Directors/New Films [USA]; [Int2]



** Talent… Continue

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FilmEcho 12/10: Tribeca Film Festival announces program

Published in Germany: 26 March 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: “Alice” stays in box-office wonderland as “Diary of a Wimply Kid” and “ debut [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Ian Halperin documents Michael Jackson “Gone too Early” [p3] Goodbye ShoWest, Hello CinemaCon [p6]; ShoWest 2010 [showest]

Tribeca Film festival announces program; De Niro books two: “Lombardini” and “The Dark Fields”; Lionsgate board advises to turn down Icahn offer; International 3D Society awards;… Continue

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FilmEcho 11/10: MPAA announces 2009 statistics

Published in Germany: 19 March 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: Audiences prefer “Wonderland” over “Green Zone” [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: MPAA publishes official 2009 annual statistics, Disney closes ImagesMovers studio [USA];



** Talent Ticker: „The Change-Up“ switches Jason Bateman („Up in the Air“) as a responsible family man into the boy of a slacking Ryan Reynolds („The Proposal“), Neal Moritz produces with co-producer and director David Dobkin („Fred Claus“,… Continue

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FilmEcho 10/10: Oscars, Spirit Awards and Razzies

Published in Germany: 12 March 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: Alice in Box-Office Wonderland [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Oscar teaser; DCIP receives $660 mil. funding for d-cinema rollout [p6]

82nd Annual Academy Awards: Waltz uber-bingo [Oscars];



“Bullock” takes on 30th Anniversary Razzie Awards; Tribeca expands distribution platform to VOD and theatres; “Shrek 4” opens Tribeca 9; Icarus Films secures “Rabbit à la Berlin” for North American distribution…

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FilmEcho 09/10: Christian Berger honored by colleagues at ASC

Published in Germany: 5 March 2010



** U.S. Box-Office: “Shutter Island” beats “Cop Out” [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Nicholas Chartier’s email considered improper campagining and causing dismissal from Awards ceremony [p5(3)]; Christian Berger honored by colleagues at ASC [pp8.9];

Men of steele and bronze return; AFTRA and SAG to jointly negotiate contracts; NATO hires Gary S. Klein as vp & general counsel [Int];



** Talent Ticker: In her first comedy… Continue

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