The major studios are driving hard to stop distributing 35mm prints in North America by the end of 2013, but one sector remains tied to traditional film prints: the drive-in movie biz.
Digital Cinema Initiatives
As anyone who follows Variety's tech coverage knows, one of the consequences of the digital revolution is the blurring of traditional job functions.
In Germany's fast-changing exhibition business, the price of digital conversion and the growing divide between multiplex operators and arthouse theaters are issues front and center at this year's…
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In the 1960s, Arch Oboler, whose pic "Bwana Devil" had kicked off the 3D boom of the 1950s, spoke to Variety about what had gone so wrong with 3D in those years.
Audrey Lee has been named senior veep of the distribution legal affairs group at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The arrival of digital cinema is just a matter of time and money, film biz toppers agreed Wednesday -- the only question is how much time and money it will take.