By IMAX on September 26, 2011
LOS ANGELES, IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) today announced their intention to form a long-term content alliance. The companies also said they are exploring a broader alliance that may include marketing, distribution and co-financing efforts to support institutional IMAX exhibitors with a steady flow of the highest-quality large-format documentaries. Under the partnership agreement, which is subject to final documentation and approvals, the first new film will be the 2012 release of To the Arctic 3D - a MacGillivray Freeman Films, Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX co-production. The film, to be distributed exclusively to IMAX(R) theatres, is an extraordinary journey to the top of the world where a polar bear family is struggling for survival. It follows the intimate story of a mother polar bear and her two cubs navigating the rugged Arctic wilderness they call home. With the power of IMAX(R) 3D film technology, To the Arctic transports audiences to a far-away place that few of us will ever experience, yet has global implications. Read more on marketwatch.com
By IMAX on September 13, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that the action comedy Men in Black(TM) 3 will be released to IMAX(R) theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release on May 25, 2012. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Men in Black 3 is the first in the franchise to be released in IMAX. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back in black in Men in Black 3. Directed by
Barry Sonnenfeld from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham, the film is produced Walter F. Parkes and Laurie
MacDonald and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown. The film also stars Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, and Emma Thompson. Read more on reuters.com
By Joshua L. Weinstein on September 13, 2011
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - In case "Men in Black 3" wasn't big enough, Sony's making it even bigger: The studio will release its big-budget 3D feature in IMAX, it announced Monday. In a written statement, Sony Pictures president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer said that releasing the movie in IMAX 3D "signals an event release."It's the first "Men in Black" film to be released on IMAX. "Men in Black 3," starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be released May 25, 2012. Read more on reuters.com...
By IMAX on September 09, 2011
Moscow, Sept. 9, 2011 – IMAX Corporation announced an expansion to its existing agreement with Kinomax for a new digital IMAX® theatre in Moscow, scheduled to open in 2013.
In June, IMAX announced an agreement with Kinomax to open three new IMAX theatres in Astrakhan, Ryazan and Tomsk. Today’s announcement means that IMAX is poised to have five theatres in operation with three under development in Moscow.
"We are pleased to extend our partnership with Kinomax in this very important region," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "Russia and the CIS comprise our third fastest-growing market worldwide and we are delighted to build upon our success with an exhibitor like Kinomax, which has helped bring The IMAX Experience® to more and more moviegoers."
"This agreement to open an additional IMAX theatre underscores our continued successful and strategic collaboration with IMAX," said Kinomax President Boris Asriev. "Moscow moviegoers love the IMAX format, and we expect the opening of a new IMAX theatre in Moscow to be successful."
By David Germain on September 06, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood disaster movie typically comes with quakes, asteroids, tornadoes or aliens ripping the planet to shreds and manly heroes tossing around wisecracks as they carry out impossible deeds to save the world. Yet Steven Soderbergh figured the more authentic a potential apocalypse feels, the scarier it becomes. Opening Friday at U.S. theaters, Soderbergh's "Contagion" lays out a terrifying scenario — the swift spread of a deadly new virus around the globe — with a mix of personal drama and merciless realism that makes it both riveting and foreboding. From the start, director Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns aimed for an ultra-realistic tale of a pandemic so genuine and lacking in Hollywood egotism that — spoiler alert — the character played by one of the top names among its A-list cast, Gwyneth Paltrow, dies horribly in the opening minutes. Read more on news.yahoo.com