CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 10 October 2016

Kinepolis-UGC deal, EuropaCorp sells cinemas, Vista-WePiao deal, Ang Lee talks HFR, FCPA is FDA’s new copyright police, BigData.BigMovies long Gruvi blog, Polish BO up, Pakistan-Indian cinema war, Merlin’s Greaves Exhibitor award, de Beaufort joins Golfilex, Cinepolis defends concession prices, Harry Potter in 4DX, Greta & Stark access apps in Switzerland, Wednesday is caption day in Canada, Korean cine ad earnings, Bournemouth cinema fire, Barco Escape in Poland, Knatchbull interview and top 11 independent cinemas in London. …

CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 29 August 2016

“Billy Lynn” screening challenge, Alibaba cinema investment, VRrOOm VR cinemas, Aries’ Indian 10,000 4K plan, Osman Exhibitor of the Year, Indian single screens and piracy, ‘Jason Bourne” 3D complaints, Argentina cinema stabbing, German outdoor cinema washout, Tarunga multiplex and “Nine Lives” 19 midnight screenings. …

Is Magi Pod the new mini Imax?

Doug Trumbull’s new Magi Pod concept showing 3D 4K 120fps movies in an an immersive boutique cinema format could be the most significant challenger to Imax yet. …

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 15 July 2016

Ang Lee IBC Keynote, Carmike – AMC vote delayed again, CNC innovation award, Mexico cinema 6th cheapest, Ethiopia and Qatar multiplex growth, ICO Women Leader scheme renewed, Prince Charles Cinema profile, Ajay Bijli PVR interview, India cinema sound, Vista on POS-less cinema era, bad Odeon POS-less experience, Guzzi sceptical to 4D, Bayreuth “Parsifal” event cinema, Robert Bagdy fetted, Andy England interviewed, Myanmar 100 cinemas, Bangkok’s first art-house cinema, LA Bastille closed, Pokemon Go PSA and drinks at Alamo Drafthouse…

Ang Lee Just Invented a New Form of Cinema

NAB2016 saw a demo “Billy Flynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in 120fps 3D 4K. It was like nothing witnessed before. Afterwards the film’s director Ang Lee spoke about pushing the limits of cinema….

CJ @ NAB: Q&A Interview with Sundog Media Tools’ Rich Welsh

In the run-up to NAB and CinemaCon 2015 CJ is interviewing and profiling several leading companies, trade bodies and people to capture the mood of the cinema industry as it enters its post-digital era. Today we talk to┬áRich Welsh, Founder…

Cannes Film Festival Brings China Into Focus

Maybe the Hollywood trade papers were in need of something to write about in the first few days of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Possibly they were just looking for a way to mention China in story, since the country,…

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