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    Fair Trade for Filmmakers: Is It Time For Festivals To Share Their Revenue?

    Over the past 20 years or so, film festivals have beget more film festivals like rabbits on alkyl nitrates. Even the Sundance Kid, progenitor of the contemporary independent film festival, questioned, on the opening of his event's 35th edition in Park City, if there were too many of these cinema...

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    Exhibitors Give the Movie Experience A Facelift: ShowEast 2012

    Exhibitors face growing challenges over the next decade, and will have to try innovative solutions to overcome them. The ShowEast schedule was filled with ideas to lure back patrons to theater seats. Variety compiled the top five expert opinions, from tech providers to exhibitors, to test how they g...

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    'Hobbit' to Play in 48 FPS on 450 Screens--For Starters

    Finally, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will screen in its original 48 FPS version in only about 450 of its approximate 4,000 release locations on December 14. That was not the original plan. Warner Bros. distribution president Dan Fellman tells TOH! that the majority of the hig...

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center Theaters Reopen After Storm

    When digital manager Eugene Hernandez returned to work at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Wednesday, there was power but it took considerable effort to get all systems up and ready so that their theaters could reopen Thursday.

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    Philadelphia Film Society Rescues Historical ROXY Theater, Begins Raising Funds for Renovations and Upgrades

    Score one for the good guys. Instead of disappearing like so many other great old theaters in recent years, the ROXY in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square has been saved, at least temporarily, by the Philadelphia Film Society. With a long-term lease secured and renovations in mind, the PFS will...

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    CinemaCon Announces 2013 Dates

    Next year's theater convention CinemaCon will take place on April 14-18, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The largest gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, the convention is on track to bring in 5,000 motion picture professional attendees in its upcoming installment.

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    'Dark Knight Rises' Opening Clouded by Brutal Theater-Shooting Spree; Ignites Larger Debate UPDATED

    "There's a storm coming," Catwoman whispers in Bruce Wayne's ear in "The Dark Knight Rises." A gunman firing into the crowd inside a Thursday midnight show of the film at a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and wounding some 22, will yield a firestorm of debate in this presidential election year. ...

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    Michael Moore Built a Movie Theater – and a Film Festival – and Invites You to Come

    Here's the full invitation that Michael Moore sent to his email list--explaining why he runs one of the highest-grossing indie theaters in America--and inviting us to this summer's Traverse City Film Festival.

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    Six Ballets To Emerge at Cinemark Theatres This Summer

    Following on its success screening live opera on digital screens around the country, Emerging Pictures will present its ongoing “Ballet in Cinema” program in 50 Cinemark Theatres starting in June.

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    Waging War Against Texting in Theaters and 10 Other Things I Learned at CinemaCon

    The latest salvo in an ongoing war against texting in theaters started at a CinemaCon panel I moderated in Las Vegas with Sony vice-chairman Jeff Blake, Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles, "Fast & Furious" producer Neal Moritz, IMAX president Greg Foster and Alamo Drafthouse chief Tim League.

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