January 4, 2006 |
Thomson's Technicolor unit said Tuesday that it agreed to install digital projection systems for Century Theatres Inc. as part of its plan to digitally distribute movies to U.S. and Canadian screens. Technicolor will install digital projectors in 90 to 120 of Century Theatres' screens in the first quarter, the company said. After the test phase, Thomson said it planned to install digital equipment for more than 1,000 of the cinema operator's screens.
November 27, 2005 |
JACK CARDIFF, one of the cinema's most treasured cinematographers, will be making two rare appearances in Los Angeles to discuss his work on the classic Technicolor films "Black Narcissus" (1947), for which he won the Academy Award, and 1951's "The African Queen." On Thursday, Cardiff, 91, will appear at the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater for a screening of the new digital restoration of "Black Narcissus" by Granada International and the British Film Institute.
November 10, 2005 |
Technicolor Inc. today is expected to announce deals with four studios to help pay for thousands of digital cinema systems, increasing the momentum toward an age of theaters without film. Technicolor's effort is similar to a competing program backed by Christie Digital Systems and Access Integrated Technologies Inc., or AccessIT. Both aim to equip the nation's 36,000 movie screens with digital distribution and projection systems -- an expensive process that could take a decade or longer.
August 15, 2004
Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir Criterion Collection, $80 The curtain rises: After spending a disappointing exile in Hollywood during World War II, the great French director Jean Renoir of "Grand Illusion" and "The Rules of the Game" fame returned home.
February 22, 2004
Styled by George Blodwell; stylist assistant: Liza Jane Likins, makeup: Francesca Tolot for Yuki Sharoni Beverly Hills/Cloutier; hair: Enzo Angileri/Cloutier; models: Jennifer Sherley/Elite Model Management L.A.; Olanna Taskey/Ford Models L.A.
November 4, 2003 |
Thom Andersen believes that his hometown has often been misrepresented on screen, and his film "Los Angeles Plays Itself" is his attempt to set the record straight. The nearly three-hour "video essay" depicts how movies have portrayed Los Angeles over the years. "Los Angeles Plays Itself," which will be shown at UCLA on Wednesday, is made up nearly entirely of feature film clips from the silent era to the present.
August 22, 2003 |
Qualcomm Inc. said Thursday that it was stepping out of the digital cinema market, leaving the Technicolor film lab to continue on alone in a revolution that remains a distant dream. Qualcomm, a telecommunications firm that specializes in mobile phone technology, said it sold its equity interest in Technicolor Digital Cinema, effective Thursday. Financial details were not disclosed.
July 31, 2003 |
It's hard to fault Thomson Multimedia's timing in buying Technicolor in early 2001 to spearhead its push out of the TV-manufacturing business and into digital technology. By the end of that year, the French company's consumer electronics business had started to crater, partially because of the lousy economic environment, especially in Europe, but largely because of the razor-thin profit margins it earned selling home electronics at retail.
April 29, 2003 |
Vincente Minnelli, auteur? The director best known for his Technicolor MGM musicals -- and, of course, the Judy and Liza connection -- is in for an ambitious appraisal and appreciation of his work beginning this week. No fewer than three tributes are planned to commemorate the late director's centennial, a homage that will go beyond the musical genre and into Minnelli's underrated work in dramas and melodramas.
April 3, 2003 |
Panavision Inc., the leading provider of cameras and lenses to Hollywood, said Wednesday that it named Technicolor Inc. executive Robert Beitcher as its president, effective April 14. Panavision, based in Woodland Hills, is 84% owned by billionaire financier Ronald O. Perelman, who remains its chairman and chief executive. Beitcher, 48, succeeds John Farrand, who resigned in January amid efforts by Panavision to overcome financial losses caused mainly by a heavy debt load.