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Why 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Is in IMAX But 'Mockingjay' Won't Be

By Mashable: Samantha Murphy Kelly auf November 25, 2013

When Katniss Everdeen rises from an underground elevator into the arena in Hunger Games: Catching Fire, IMAX viewers will see the film's visuals dramatically change. The 50-minute arena sequence in this Hunger Games sequel has been formatted for IMAX, resulting in an immersive, larger aspect ratio. Instead of a typical widescreen image, with black bars on top and bottom, the IMAX image expands vertically to fill the entire screen when Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence) enters the... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX's Greg Foster on 'Gravity's' Appeal, China and 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (Q&A)

By The Hollywood Reporter: Pamela McClintock auf November 06, 2013

Photo Credit: Annie Tritt The large-format czar talks about the next international push and why Warner Bros. is the St. Louis Cardinals of entertainment. At a time when moviegoing in the U.S. is down year- over-year, IMAX Corp. is on fire. The large-format exhibitor, once relegated to museums, is responsible for more than 15 percent of Gravity's gross, with moviegoers shelling out $20 or more a head in big cities. The Toronto-based, 550-employee company has seen its revenue balloon from $102.7 million in 2008 to $284.3 million in 2012 thanks in large part to... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX to Begin Producing Home Theaters in China

By The New York Times: Keith Bradsher auf Oktober 29, 2013

HONG KONG — IMAX Corporation, the Canadian company that has long designed and manufactured large-screen cinema equipment on the outskirts of Toronto, plans to announce on Tuesday in Los Angeles that it has set up a joint venture with a Chinese multinational to develop and manufacture $250,000 home theater systems in China. IMAX’s decision to set up a joint venture with the Shenzhen-based TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited is the latest sign of the powerful lure that China has become for Hollywood and its suppliers. Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zhang Ziyi showed up last month in Qingdao, a beach resort in northeastern... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX Buys Ownership Stake in Prima Cinema

By The Los Angeles Times: Richard Verrier auf Oktober 28, 2013

Those who can afford to pay $500 to watch a newly released movie in their own home can now add another luxury perk: the ability to watch it on a giant IMAX screen. IMAX Corp. has agreed to pay about $2.5 million to acquire up to 20% stake in Prima Cinema Inc., the San Diego-area company that releases premium-priced movies into the home when they are released in... Lesen Sie mehr

IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond's Empire

By The Wall Street Journal: Rachel Louise Ensign auf September 20, 2013

His past might not sound like the making of a movie-industry giant, but Richard Gelfond is now the CEO of IMAX, a $1.7 billion empire with a presence in more than 700 theaters Richard Gelfond Bloomberg/Getty Images Shoeshine boy. A young sports-paper boss. And a 99-cent dry-cleaner owner. His past might not sound like the making of a movie-industry giant, but Richard Gelfond is now the CEO of IMAX, Lesen Sie mehr

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