Looking for the IMAX experience within your home enviroment? This report from Ars Technica UK describes options that IMAX Private Theatres can install, including an entry-level cinema which starts at about £300K for a screening room with up to 18 seats. And if you want to see new cinema releases, the article states “Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Private Theatre is that IMAX is also selling a separate box (priced at about £7.5K/$10K) that lets customers watch new films as they’re released at major cinemas. The box, called Home Premier, uses fingerprint recognition for security. Users still have to pay an unspecified rental fee for each screening on top of the £7.5K up-front cost, too.”

ScreenDaily today reported an anonymous benefactor is reigniting plans to radically transform the BFI’s home on London’s South Bank: “The British Film Institute (BFI) has unveiled plans to open a £130m ($190m) International Centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image by 2022 – which could replace the existing structure on London’s South Bank. An…

The Media Production Show is an event for all those working in the creative industries, across the genres of television dramas, feature films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, corporate films plus many more. We will have exhibitors and seminars, sharing their knowledge and presenting their products and services that vary across pre-production, production, post and content distribution.

The visitors attending the show will be from many areas of content creation, including:

directors (all genres), producers, exec producers, production managers, location managers, dop’s, cinematographers, VFX supervisors, colourists, editors, audio post, head of technology, heads of post, facilities managers, studio managers, production executives, senior engineers, camera operators, lighting technicians, recordists, aerial operators, animators, art directors, assistant directors, composers, costume designers, dubbing mixers, multi-camera directors, post-producer, post production supervisors, production designers, researchers, runners, sound engineer, special effects supervisors, steadicam operators, technical director, archivists, restoration technicians

There will be over 60 free to attend seminars across the two days including leading names giving valuable advice and inspiration on the Keynote Theatre and dedicated seminars on the subject of production, post production, VFX, colourists and content distribution.

We are also hosting a unique late night opening Thursday 9th offering visitors the chance to attend out of working hours, from the edit room and off the set ensuring they don’t miss out!

For those looking to exhibit kit and services across production, post and distribution technology, this show is ideally timed six weeks out from NAB in Las Vegas, giving you the chance to show new launches and showcase your latest kit and software for the first time prior to any other show taking place in the world.

Pocket Films are supporting our friends at Flickreel who have created a brand new online movie magazine, which is beautifully designed, easy to use and has a strong emphasis on video-based content: www.flickreel.com

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