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With ‘Interstellar,’ Imax Takes Aim at the Bigger Picture

By Variety: Brent Lang à la octobre 29, 2014

A puzzling quiet blankets Imax’s sprawling Santa Monica complex on a recent October afternoon. Trailers for “Dracula Untold” and “Jupiter Ascending,” screaming, “See it in Imax!” play in a loop, but most of the company’s employees are absent. Stacks of film canisters for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Interstellar” line the hallway, outnumbering the executives and technicians on hand.

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Netflix in First Film Premiere Deal

By Financial Times: Matthew Garrahan à la septembre 29, 2014

Netflix is challenging Hollywood’s carefully protected system of release “windows” for films by striking a deal with the Weinstein Company to premiere the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on its streaming service.

The film will be released at the end of August next year to Netflix’s 50m subscribers in more than 40 countries, and to big screen Imax cinemas simultaneously, the streaming company said.

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'The Equalizer' N.Y. Premiere: Denzel Washington, 'Training Day' Director Antoine Fuqua Talk Trust

By The Hollywood Reporter: Hilary Lewis à la septembre 24, 2014

Denzel Washington and his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua celebrated the latest chapter of their ongoing partnership on Monday night with the New York City premiere of their new film The Equalizer.

Both Washington and Fuqua stressed that their prior collaboration, on the 2001 film for which Washington won the best actor Oscar, helped them quickly get into a groove.

"We know each other, so there's a shorthand. And he knows what he's doing, so I don't have to worry about what he's doing; I just have to worry about what I'm doing and come to work with a fully realized character," Washington told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet.

Later at the afterparty Fuqua said it was almost a seamless transition, despite the decade-plus gap between the two films.

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IMAX Exec on Box Office Plunge: Audiences Need to Have Fun

By Variety: Brent Lang à la septembre 16, 2014

Want to make a hit movie? Lighten up.

That's the advice IMAX Entertainment CEO Greg Foster offered up Tuesday at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference when asked about the recent box office swan dive.

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'Forrest Gump' at 20: What Would He Witness Today?

By USA Today: Bryan Alexander à la septembre 4, 2014

Forrest Gump took $677 million in global box office after its 1994 opening and earned six Oscars — including best picture, best actor for Hanks and best director for Robert Zemeckis.

But Gump's biggest contribution to film history might be its beloved main character's accidental seat at world history's table. He meets presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson. He inspires Elvis Presley and John Lennon.

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