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October 29, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
RealD Inc., the Beverly Hills supplier of 3-D equipment to movie theaters, is expanding its business in China. The company said Monday that it had signed an agreement to supply 3-D equipment for 100 screens in the Womei Theater Chain in China. The deal is the latest in China for RealD, whose systems are currently available on 850 cinema screens in China with an additional 2,000 screens committed for future installation.  RealD has more than 20,700 screeens worldwide. "The Chinese cinema box office continues to grow at a record rate while the appetite for 3-D by Chinese moviegoers remains among the highest in the world," said Edman Chan, general manager of Asia for cinema at RealD.
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March 21, 2014 | Ryan Faughnder
Beverly Hills-based RealD Inc. has signed an agreement with China's Wanda Cinemas that would double RealD's screen count in one of the world's biggest film markets.  Wanda Cinemas, a subsidiary of Dalian Wanda Group, said Friday it would install 780 sets of  RealD's 3-D cinema equipment over the next three years. Wanda has already installed about 800 RealD 3-D sets in its theaters. Shares of RealD increased 41 cents, or about 3.7%, to $11.54 in midsession trading on the New York Stock Exchange.  FULL COVERAGE: Reel China China's rapidly growing film business last year hit $3.6 billion in box-office revenue, up about 27% from 2012.
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BUSINESS
September 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
RealD, the biggest manufacturer of 3-D projection equipment, signed an agreement with Cinema Buying Group to equip 1,000 screens in independent theaters. The accord ensures that movie theaters in smaller U.S. markets will be able to show the 30 3-D titles scheduled for release through 2011, the groups said. Terms of the agreement weren't disclosed. RealD, based in Beverly Hills, has installed 1,500 of its 3-D systems worldwide and has contracts to equip 5,000 more screens over the next two years.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
In a move to expand beyond 3-D cinema, Beverly Hills-based RealD Inc. is touting a new technology that it says will sharply improve the image quality on movies, whether they are shown in theaters or in the home. The technology, called RealD TrueImage, eliminates blemishes and artifacts (often called noise) when film and TV images are processed, creating a sharper and more detailed picture that is closer to what the filmmaker intended. The proprietary process already has the backing of one notable director, Peter Jackson, who used it for the recent release, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," both in 2-D and 3-D formats.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2010
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NEWS
March 27, 2009
3-D films: A story in Business on Thursday about 3-D systems for movie theaters included a photo caption that identified one of the founders of technology company RealD as Joshua Green. His name is Joshua Greer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Paramount Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group are offering customers a first-of-its-kind "Mega Ticket" package with the upcoming release of "World War Z. " The package will include an advance screening in RealD 3-D of the Brad Pitt movie at select theaters nationwide on June 19 -- two days before its worldwide release -- along with one HD digital copy of the movie when it becomes available, a pair of custom RealD 3-D glasses, a limited edition...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Susan King
The World 3-D Film Expo III, set for Sept. 6-15 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, will pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of what is considered the "Golden Age" of 3-D by screening several films from 1953, including  "House of Wax," "Hondo," "Kiss Me Kate" and "It Came From Outer Space. " Organized by producer Jeff Joseph, the first two World 3-D Expos were presented to sold-out crowds in 2003 and 2006. The expo is teaming with digital 3-D projection sponsor RealD to present several screenings in RealD 3-D, including Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" and Jack Arnold's "Creature From the Black Lagoon," both from 1954.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Bill Weir, who has co-anchored ABC News' "Nightline" since 2010, is moving to CNN. Weir will start at CNN in November as an anchor and will also cover innovation and technology, the network said Friday. He will be based in New York and work with CNN producers to develop original programming.  "Bill's range, sensibility and curiosity set him apart,” CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a statement. “He brings a unique storytelling style, perspective and sense of humor to CNN, and he will be a key player as we continue to expand our lineup.” ABC News' president Ben Sherwood said earlier Friday that Weir was departing for  " another opportunity in the news business.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
3-D movies may be cool, but the glasses you get to watch them with are most certainly not. The Buddy Holly-like spectacles are not only clunky, but some moviegoers complain that the reusable glasses cause eye strain and question just how thorougly they have been sanitized. Now high-end eyewear makers and fashion houses are offering relief ? but it will cost you. Since the release of "Avatar" a year ago, studios have been pushing to squeeze more movies into the three-dimension pipeline ?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Bill Weir, who has co-anchored ABC News' "Nightline" since 2010, is moving to CNN. Weir will start at CNN in November as an anchor and will also cover innovation and technology, the network said Friday. He will be based in New York and work with CNN producers to develop original programming.  "Bill's range, sensibility and curiosity set him apart,” CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a statement. “He brings a unique storytelling style, perspective and sense of humor to CNN, and he will be a key player as we continue to expand our lineup.” ABC News' president Ben Sherwood said earlier Friday that Weir was departing for  " another opportunity in the news business.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Paramount Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group are offering customers a first-of-its-kind "Mega Ticket" package with the upcoming release of "World War Z. " The package will include an advance screening in RealD 3-D of the Brad Pitt movie at select theaters nationwide on June 19 -- two days before its worldwide release -- along with one HD digital copy of the movie when it becomes available, a pair of custom RealD 3-D glasses, a limited edition...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Susan King
The World 3-D Film Expo III, set for Sept. 6-15 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, will pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of what is considered the "Golden Age" of 3-D by screening several films from 1953, including  "House of Wax," "Hondo," "Kiss Me Kate" and "It Came From Outer Space. " Organized by producer Jeff Joseph, the first two World 3-D Expos were presented to sold-out crowds in 2003 and 2006. The expo is teaming with digital 3-D projection sponsor RealD to present several screenings in RealD 3-D, including Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" and Jack Arnold's "Creature From the Black Lagoon," both from 1954.
NEWS
October 29, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
RealD Inc., the Beverly Hills supplier of 3-D equipment to movie theaters, is expanding its business in China. The company said Monday that it had signed an agreement to supply 3-D equipment for 100 screens in the Womei Theater Chain in China. The deal is the latest in China for RealD, whose systems are currently available on 850 cinema screens in China with an additional 2,000 screens committed for future installation.  RealD has more than 20,700 screeens worldwide. "The Chinese cinema box office continues to grow at a record rate while the appetite for 3-D by Chinese moviegoers remains among the highest in the world," said Edman Chan, general manager of Asia for cinema at RealD.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
RealD, the Beverly Hills supplier of 3-D equipment and glasses, said Tuesday it will open its first office in Russia later this month. The new office, which will handles sales, customer service and exhibitor relations, will increase the company's presence "across Russia's emerging landscape," RealD said in a statement. Russia is one of the fastest-growing markets for cinema and 3-D deployment. The number of 3-D screens increased by more than 200% over the last two years, according to IHS Screen Digest.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2012 | By John Horn
It's the kind of growth reported by companies like Apple and Google, not by anyone in the film business. Yet in this instance the 41% gains are coming not from Silicon Valley but the world's fastest-rising movie market: China. Halfway through 2012, Chinese box-office revenues have totaled more than $1.25 billion, with the final tally projected by blogger Robert Cain of chinafilmbiz to surpass $3 billion. That would represent a surge of about $1 billion from 2011's Chinese revenues of about $2.06 billion.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Sony Pictures Entertainment has backed down from its refusal to pay for the 3-D glasses on this weekend's science fiction sequel "Men in Black 3. " But the studio still doesn't see eye to eye with exhibitors on the issue. Sony sent a letter to exhibitors last fall informing them that as of May 1, 2012, it would not longer pay 3-D technology companies such as RealD the average cost of about 45 cents per ticket for 3-D glasses used by moviegoers. Sony contends that theaters, not studios, should cover the cost of supplying the glasses, which can add up to $10 million for very popular films.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2012 | By John Horn
It's the kind of growth reported by companies like Apple and Google, not by anyone in the film business. Yet in this instance the 41% gains are coming not from Silicon Valley but the world's fastest-rising movie market: China. Halfway through 2012, Chinese box-office revenues have totaled more than $1.25 billion, with the final tally projected by blogger Robert Cain of chinafilmbiz to surpass $3 billion. That would represent a surge of about $1 billion from 2011's Chinese revenues of about $2.06 billion.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
RealD Inc., the leading supplier of 3-D technology for the cinema industry, has signed another deal to bolster its theatrical business in China. The Beverly Hills-based company on Thursday announced an agreement with SMI Corp., a Chinese entertainment and media company, to provide 3-D systems for 100 screens across SMI's Steller International Cineplex theater chain. Stellar operates more than 40 theaters with 250 screens across China. “This partnership with RealD will combine the world's most cutting-edge 3-D cinema technology with our five-star multiplexes, bringing Chinese audiences a brand new movie-going experience,” said Bruce Ren, president of SMI International Cinemas Ltd.  The announcement is the latest of several deals RealD has announced with Chinese exhibitors in recent months.
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