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The cinema and the Web: first tests of distribution.

wednesday 12 november 2014 - 17:25

The Entarteinment industry producers are looking to the web, not as an enemy but as an important element of the value chain.

The Weinstein Company has announced that it will be launched the production of the sequel to 'The Tiger and the Lion', 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend' through Netflix.

The movie will be simultaneously premiered in selected IMAX Movie Theaters and on Netflix.

 
 

Festival "Cinema Italian Style" Los Angeles: November 12-18,2014

wednesday 12 november 2014 - 17:20

The 2014 edition of the Festival "Cinema Italian Style" produced by Cinecittà Luce and the American Cinematheque and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Heritage and cultural-Film Board, will open its doors on the 13th and will run until November 18th in Los Angeles.

This year the Festival is dedicated to "Nuovo cinema Paradiso" (Grand Prix of the Jury at Cannes and Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film) by Giuseppe Tornatore, the Oscar®-winning regisseur also very popular in Hollywood.

The digital restoration was made possible thanks to the support of Dolce and Gabbana, in collaboration with Cinecittà Luce and Laboratory Immagine Ritrovata- Cineteca of Bologna.

 

The official program of "Cinema Italian Style" begins the evening of November 13, with the showing of "Human Capital" by Paolo Virzi, and opens officially the Oscar® race for the best foreign language film.

 

Resource:

-www.cinemaitalianstyle.net

-La Repubblica

-Il Corriere della Sera

 

 
 

Is Netflix an alternative for illegal download as bloggers say?

wednesday 05 november 2014 - 17:18

The American company "Netflix" that distributes films and TV series in streaming, born as DVD's seller by email, is emerging as a world leader in the field of Video On Demand and now has landed in Europe.

The current success of this company depends on:

-smart software program;

-attention to the audience with proposals of independent films;

-attempt to overcome regional blocks that holds separations between different markets;

-offers watching movies in their original language with subtitles.

 

Now who is involved in the Cinema Industry should carefully consider the words of Neelie Kroes (European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda): "... the opportunities of digital technology are enormous. To achieve them, all actors who participate in the cinema industry have to be able to experiment: who hides the head under the sand will lose these opportunities ... ".

 
 

Cinema and Facebook. The sequel to 'Twilight' on the social network.

wednesday 05 november 2014 - 17:13

Facebook is an agreement with Lions Gate Studios for a "sequel" as "Twilight" to be shown online.

"This is just the beginning," said the CEO of Lions Gate Studios.

Many other operators from the Entertainment Industry are planning to use the most popular social media channel as distribution channel.

The objective is to take advantage of the incredible number of registered users on facebook : 1.3 billion people each month.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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