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RealD Appoints Anthony Marcoly as President, Worldwide Cinema

  • The Wrap
RealD Inc. announced the appointment of former Disney and Paramount Pictures studio executive Anthony Marcoly to the position of President, Worldwide Cinema. A member of the executive team in this position, Marcoly will be based out of the company’s offices in Beverly Hills.

He will be responsible for overseeing RealD’s global cinema strategy, sales and operations. He brings his domestic and international exhibition relationships fostered through his years at Disney and Paramount to RealD, just as the company’s cinema business is seeing growth in overseas markets.

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Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and Weta Digital To Be Honored With 2014 Vanguard Award From Producers Guild

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and Weta Digital will receive the Producers Guild’s 2014 Vanguard Award. The award will be presented to Jackson, Letteri and Weta Digital at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 19th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Jackson and Letteri‘s Academy Award-winning visual effects powerhouse Weta Digital is a world leader in all areas of digital visual effects production, having created some of the most astounding effects ever seen onscreen. Their motion picture credits include such hits as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Avatar and King Kong, among many others.

The Producers Guild’s Vanguard Award recognizes achievements in new media and technology. Previous recipients include James Cameron, Stan Lee, George Lucas, John Lasseter, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen,
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PGA Taps Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri, Weta Digital for 2014 Vanguard Award

PGA Taps Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri, Weta Digital for 2014 Vanguard Award
Past recipients include James Cameron, Stan Lee, George Lucas and John Lasseter.

The Producers Guild of America has has tapped Peter Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and Weta Digital for its 2014 Vanguard Award.

The award will be presented to the three honorees at the 25th annual PGA ceremony Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton.

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Jackson and Letteri's Academy Award-winning visual effects company Weta Digital is a trailblazer in all areas of digital visual effects production, having created some of the most celebrated effects ever seen onscreen. Their film credits include such hits as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and King Kong, among many others.

The Vanguard Award recognizes achievements in new media and technology. Previous recipients include James Cameron, Stan LeeGeorge Lucas, John Lasseter, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen and
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Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri, Weta Digital Tapped for PGA’s Vanguard Award

Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri, Weta Digital Tapped for PGA’s Vanguard Award
The Producers Guild of America has selected Peter Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and Weta Digital as the recipients of its 2014 Vanguard Award.

The award will be presented at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Jackson and Letteri‘s Weta Digital has created effects for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Avatar” and “King Kong.”

The Vanguard Award recognizes achievements in new media and technology. Previous recipients include James Cameron, Stan Lee, George Lucas, John Lasseter, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, game designer Will Wright and RealD’s Michael V. Lewis and Joshua Greer.

“Visual effects are a great tool to inspire the audience’s imagination and encourage them to take that extra step into the story,” Jackson said.

Peter Jackson and Joe Letteri have created some of the most epic visionary fantasies in the history of filmmaking,
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ShowEast to Honor Relativity President, RealD Founder

ShowEast will honor Relativity Media president of worldwide distribution Kyle Davies and RealD chairman and co-founder Michael V. Lewis with special awards at the annual theater owners convention. Davies, who has served as Relativity's president of worldwide distribution since 2011, will receive the 2013 Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award, given annually since 1987 to a movie industry leader who has distinguished him or herself in the philanthropic community. Story: Lionsgate's Mike Polydoros to Receive ShowEast's Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award  "Kyle has been at the forefront in supporting humanitarian and charitable organizations both within and outside the cinema exhibition and

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Producers Guild Puts on 3D Glasses

  • The Wrap
Producers Guild Puts on 3D Glasses
The jury's still out on whether 3D is the industry savior that its biggest proponents envisioned, but the Producers Guild of America has cast a vote in favor: on Tuesday, the PGA announced that its 2011 Vanguard Award will go to the RealD company, a leader in global 3D technology. RealD's two co-founders, CEO Michael V. Lewis and president Joshua Greer, will accept the award at the 22nd annual PGA Awards ceremony on January 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. “A global leader in the 3D space, RealD has
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Avatar Filmmakers James Cameron and Jon Landau Honored With “RealD Innovation in 3D Award” at ShoWest

  • Filmofilia
RealD is pleased to announce the honorees for its second annual “RealD Innovation in 3D Award,” James Cameron and Jon Landau, recognizing their extraordinary contribution to 3D cinema with the 2009 feature film release of Avatar. The award was presented to Landau this evening by RealD Chairman and CEO Michael V. Lewis at ShoWest’s final night banquet and awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

The “RealD Innovation in 3D Award” is a prestigious annual recognition to honor filmmakers that contribute to digital 3D and embody the pioneering and creative spirit the technology brings to life in cinema and other applications. Last year’s award honorees were Henry Selick, Laikaand Focus Features for their work on the feature film Coraline, the first stop-motion animated feature ever produced from inception in 3D.

“Avataris a testament to the 3D vision and craftsmanship James and Jon worked tirelessly on for a decade,” said Lewis. “Their
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Directv, Inc. to Bring High-definition 3D Movies and TV Programming to Subscribers

  • MovieWeb
At the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Directv, Inc. announced their plans to deliver high-definition 3D movies and TV programming via satellite to Directv subscribers. Directv, Inc., the world's most popular television service, and 3D technology leader RealD are currently working together to deliver high-definition 3D movies and TV programming via satellite to Directv subscribers. Directv's content providers will be able use RealD tools to format their 3D content and deliver it to millions of homes with the crisp, clear 3D images that RealD has become known for. Directv will be launching three 3D channels sponsored by Panasonic. The delivery of RealD Format content is compatible with Directv's current HD satellite broadcast and on-demand systems and works with existing HD set-top boxes. As part of the agreement, RealD has delivered to Directv a license to use the RealD Format and associated 3D technology patents. "Directv believes that the delivery
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RealD Teams Up with Toshiba to Bring 3D to Your Living Room

  • MovieWeb
Toshiba Corporation and RealD today announced that the companies will cooperate in bringing 3D technology to Toshiba TVs, including support for the stereoscopic RealD Format, as Toshiba advances development of Regza TVs able to deliver HD quality 3D content. The companies will also work together on technology for active eyewear compatible with Toshiba 3D-enabled displays. "Toshiba plans to introduce 3D into our Regza line-up of Full-hd LCD TVs in 2010, and we are delighted to work with RealD, the clear leader in the industry," said Masaaki Osumi, President and CEO, Digital Media Network Company, Toshiba Corporation. "Home viewing is fast moving toward the total immersion offered by 3D, and Toshiba is determined to be in the vanguard in delivering this experience." "3D is opening new opportunities for home entertainment and we look forward to collaborating with Toshiba to bring an unmatched 3D experience to their products," said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD.
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Will 3-D Television Really Transform Home Entertainment?

We've been hearing a lot of talk in recent months about 3-D television, and how it is going to transform the home entertainment experience. The latest news in that trend comes from Toshiba and RealD, who have announced that they are set to cooperate in bringing 3D technology to Toshiba TVs, including support for the stereoscopic RealD Format, as Toshiba advances development of Regza TVs able to deliver HD quality 3D content.

According to Toshiba, the companies will also work together on technology for active eyewear compatible with Toshiba 3D-enabled displays. I'll have a few thoughts about this in a moment, but first, here's the release:

"Toshiba plans to introduce 3D into our Regza line-up of Full-hd LCD TVs in 2010, and we are delighted to work with RealD, the clear leader in the industry," said Masaaki Osumi, President and CEO, Digital Media Network Company, Toshiba Corporation. "Home viewing is fast
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RealD Accounts for Over Half of Avatar's Opening Weekend Grosses

  • MovieWeb
In the largest theatrical 3D film release to date, RealD announced today that theaters equipped with RealD's 3D cinema technology brought in nearly $40 million of the total domestic box office generated by 20th Century Fox's Avatar, which debuted at #1 during its opening weekend, earning more than $242.5 million worldwide. The box office generated in theaters with RealD technology accounted for over 50% of the total weekend's receipts. "We congratulate our colleagues at 20th Century Fox on the tremendously successful release and spectacular campaign for Avatar," said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD. "This landmark weekend with over half of the box office coming from RealD-equipped theaters demonstrates that audiences have both discovered and are becoming loyal fans of RealD's new generation of 3D." RealD counts among its partners 19 of the world's top 20 exhibitors with an industry-leading 9,500 screens under contract and 4,800 screens installed in 48 countries with 300 exhibition partners.
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RealD Delivers Over 50% of Domestic Avatar Gross

In the largest theatrical 3D film release to date, RealD announced today that theaters equipped with RealD's 3D cinema technology brought in nearly $40 million of the total domestic box office generated by 20th Century Fox's Avatar , which debuted at #1 during its opening weekend, earning more than $242.5 million worldwide. The box office generated in theaters with RealD technology accounted for over 50% of the total weekend's receipts. "We congratulate our colleagues at 20th Century Fox on the tremendously successful release and spectacular campaign for 'Avatar,'" said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD. "This landmark weekend with over half of the box office coming from RealD-equipped theaters demonstrates that audiences have both discovered and are...
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Ash Gets the Axe on 'Top Chef'

  • BuddyTV
From the (frankly creepy) comment he made on last week's episode, it was almost a given that Ash was next go on Top Chef. Nominated for elimination along with challenge partner Michael V., Ash admitted that he essentially played second fiddle to his partner during the conceptualization and preparation of their dish, the halibut topped with egg yolk ravioli and some salad with asparagus and fennel. He was totally at peace with the idea, even saying that it was Ok, since he had high respect for Michael as a chef and it was like washing the paintbrush of Picasso.

Needless to say, the judges were pissed, because, after all, they are looking for Top Chef, not Top Sous Chef. And they had something to say about that. So on last night's episode, Ash's head was in the chopping block for the second week in a row. For a change this week,
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Top Chef Turns Up Heat with "Banging" Dish

  • E! Online
Talk about a tasty pairing. Despite the fevered battle for dining dominance, two cheftestants showed they could generate heat whether they were cooking or not. Is it just that hotties Jennifer and Michael V. recognize each other's excellence—or are they just getting sweet on each other? Watch the clip and you make the call. Besides that plateful of sexytime, the episode featured a snail-tastic Quickfire elimination, a tableful of the finest French chefs as judges and at least one culinary shocker: There can be too much bacon.
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movieScope 2:5

The eleventh issue of movieScope is on the stands. Online, readers can access an abbreviated edit of my conversation with Arnaud Desplechin (ah, wordcount!), as well as Adam Thursby‘s profile of actor Stephen Rea. Liz Hobbs writes up the Old Vic Theatre and explores the collaboration between stage and screen.

A portion of the cover feature on Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler is available by way of editor Eric Lilleør’s introductory editorial. At the “Fading In” sidebar Andy Conway wryly riffs on “Fundophobia, Draftophilia and the Addp.”

In the Insiders P.O.V. sidebar of the print issue, Mick Southworth & Martin McCabe reminisce on the bygone era of movie poster art in their essay “Coming Soon: The Art of the Quad.” Director Ron Oliver offers tips on directing children in his piece “Alligators Have the Right Idea.” Rick Drew recruits Seth Lochhead as a case study of what
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