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Andreas Fuchs's Blog – May 2012 Archive (14)

FilmEcho 21/2012: Chinas Wanda Group kauft/purchases AMC Entertainment; Academy macht/does Open Air in Hollywood

Published in Germany: 25 May 2012

** U.S. Box-Office: "the Avengers" still tops, breaking further records and keeping competition at bay [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: [p6]; Dalian Wanda Group purchases AMC Entertainment for $2.6 billion [Kino2]

“Bully” in the White House; Academy opens open air screening and event venue in Hollywood; SAG/AFTRA merger opponents withdraw law suit; Paramount Pictures and Puzo estate reach temporary agreement on…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 29, 2012 at 5:53pm — No Comments

FilmEcho 20/2012: Klasse Kasse für nordamerikanische Kinoketten; big box office for North American exhibitors

Published in Germany: 18 May 2012

** U.S. Box-Office: “Dark Shadows” no match for “The Avengers” as “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” goes from 27 to 128 bookings; “Girl in Progess” hits its target audience and the last expansion for “The Artist” resuts in a per-screen average of $251.…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 29, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The great digital outdoors: drive-ins shift into digital projection gear

Digital Drive-Ins
The great digital outdoors: Drive-ins see the light by upgrading technology

“The coming months will see many of our theatres taking the steps needed to move them into the digital age,” said John…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Euro Update June 2012: 'One Day on Earth' has global screening (and more)

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'One Day on Earth' has global screenings

With no immediate news to link ShowCanada to this column, let’s start this month’s European column with an update of global proportions. More »

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 11, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

FilmEcho 19/2012: SEC nimmt Hollywood/China Deal unter die Lupe; SEC investigates

Published in Germany: 11 May 2012

** U.S. Box-Office: “The Avengers” set new records and “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” checks into exclusives as next big hit [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: SEC inquires into Hollywood deal with China; Dick Clark Productions wins Golden Globes case; Universa;l…

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Film Journal International May 2012 has been published

Your May 2012 digital issue of Film Journal International is here!…
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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 10, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Cinema Tech: Dolby Atmos delivers exciting new audio platform

Dolby Atmos
Soundsational! Dolby Atmos delivers exciting new audio platform

Just last month, we concluded our annual Class of 2011 overview detailing the latest trends in cinema sound and picture. Bigger, louder and even better is where movie theatres are heading. More…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 8, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

FilmEcho 18/2012: The Oscars: Live from the Dolby Theatre

Published in Germany: 5 May 2012

** U.S. Box-Office: Four new titles of various genres cannot unseat “Think Like a Man”; “Bernie” scores highest per-screen average of any specialized release so far this year as “Sound of My Voice” underperforms [BoxOff];

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 8, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Industry Players:Delfin Fernandez and Hoyts receive international accolades at CinemaCon 2012

Delfin Fernandez

Down under & looking forward: Delfin Fernandez and Hoyts receive international accolades

“Cinema has shifted from being about ‘exhibition’ to being about ‘experience.’” Delfin Fernandez, chief executive officer of Sydney, Australia-based Hoyts Entertainment and CinemaCon’s International Achievement Award recipient, is describing how the theatrical exhibition market…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 8, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

Industry Players: Jim & Ted's excellent adventure: NATO puts Pedas Bros. on the Marquee

Pedas Bros.
Jim & Ted's excellent adventure: NATO puts Pedas Bros. on the Marquee

“First I was stunned, and wasn’t even sure whether I was going to accept this,” admits Theodore “Ted” Pedas, noted industry veteran and president of Circle Management Company, about having been selected to receive the NATO Marquee Award at CinemaCon 2012.…

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FilmEcho 17/2012: Rich Ross raus bei Disney; Rich Ross leaves Disney

Published in Germany: 27 April 2012

** U.S. Box-Office: “Think Like a Man” and “The Lucky One” take on “the Hunger Games”, “Shimpanzee” swings to best for Disneynature; “Marley” doc debuts ine xclusives and on VOD [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Rich Ross leaves…

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FilmEcho 16/2012: Reliance macht bei DreamWorks weiter; Reliance continues with DreamWorks

Published in Germany: 20 April 2012

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

** U.S. News: Tom Hanks to play Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks”, the chronicle of his pursuit of “Mary Poppins” author, played by Emma Thompson [p6]; strong…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 8, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

State of the industry: NATO's John Fithian reflects on the 2012 turnaround

John Fithian
An up market: NATO's John Fithian reflects on the 2012 turnaround

“It is a very busy time for the equipment companies in particular,” John Fithian, president and chief executive of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), says about the business of CinemaCon 2012. More…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 8, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

CinemaCon 2012: Studios, Stars und gute Stimmung in Las Vegas

CinemaCon 2012: Studios, Stars und gute Stimmung in Las Vegas

Tom Cruise bewirbt “One Shot” per video, “The Hobbit” läuft mit 48 Bildern in der Sekunde. Chris Rock vergleicht “Madagascar 3” mit “Toy Story 3”; Chris Pine promotet “Rise of the Guardians”. Regisseur Jon Chu bezeichnet seinen “G.I. JOE 2” Star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson umsatzsteigerndes Viagra für Franchise-Filme. Tim Burton erscheint gleich dreimal und stellt Timur Bekmambetov und “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on May 2, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

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