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20th Century Fox Fires Back at NATO Chief for 12 Years A Slave Remarks

National Association of Theatre Owners president John Fithian caused a stir with a real head-scratcher that has kept resonating among theater owners and some studio executives when he stated he waited to watch this year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture 12 Years A Slave at home, rather than at a cinema. more »

Christopher Nolan Bashes 3-D and Digital Filmmaking at CinemaCon

Writer-director Christopher Nolan isn't convinced that digital formats can compare to 35mm film and he wasn't shy about telling the crowd of exhibitors at CinemaCon his belief that film is the "best" way to project an image. more »

Wong Kar Wai Dedicates Asia Film Award to Stuntman Lost on Missing Malaysian Flight

Nearing tears, the Hong Kong auteur used his acceptance speech for best director at the film event in Macau to call for resolution for families of the missing victims of MH370. more »

Pulling Focus Off the Monitor Is a Bad Habit

Any camera assistant worth their salt will pull focus using nothing more than a few measurements, their eyes, and a follow focus. But it's become increasingly common to indulge in the bad habit of looking at a monitor – instead of a subject – when pulling focus. SO why is that a bad habit? more »

Barco Unveils ‘Wraparound’ Screen System

“If cinema stands still, it will lose,” says Ted Schilowitz, tech firm Barco’s newly anointed “cinemaVangelist” sitting in front of a demonstration of what he hopes will be his next disruptive technology: a wraparound screen system dubbed Escape. more »

Chris Dodd and John Fithian Discuss Texting, 3D, and the Near-End of Celluloid Prints

Exhibition execs face several controversial matters, but “there’s peace in the homeland” in their relationships with studios, NATO‘s John Fithian said in his annual joint press meeting with MPAA‘s Chris Dodd at the CinemaCon confab. more »

China Box Office Hits $3.6 Billion in 2013

A record-breaking $3.6 billion year in China drove the global box office to a record $35.9 billion in 2013. It's the first time that grosses from any country other than the U.S. have topped $3 billion. more »

Two CNN Reporters Arrested While Trying to Break into World Trade Center

Yon Pomrenze, 35, and Connor Fieldman Boals, 26, first tried to talk their way in through the main gate to the center in lower Manhattan, much of which is still a construction site, according to the police account. One was holding a video camera, the other had a video camera strapped to his head. more »

8 Tips from Ken Loach to Capture Spontaneous Performances

Iconic British filmmaker Ken Loach has developed a very particular talent throughout his 20+ films: capturing performances that ring so true that it always feels like Loach has simply put on a invisible coat and shot real people living their life without asking them permission. more »

Cinemas See Satellite Tech as Ticket to Bigger Revenue

Cinemark is among the theater chains looking to fill seats with special screenings of sporting events, concerts and TV shows through a cost-saving satellite network. more »