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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

F3PR: CinemaCon to take place April 15-18, 2013

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PRESS RELEASE

CINEMACON, THE OFFICIAL
CONVENTION OF NATO,
TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 15-18, 2013
AT CAESARS PALACE LAS VEGAS

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY RETURNS
AS “OFFICIAL PRESENTING SPONSOR”

WASHINGTON D.C. (September 26, 2012) -- CinemaCon, the official convention of the The National Association of Theatre Owners, is proud to announce the dates for its 2013 conference in Las Vegas: April 15 -- 18, 2013. CinemaCon is delighted to be returning to Caesars Palace and to have The Coca-Cola Company onboard as its official presenting sponsor for the third straight year.

“With an amazing turnout and event in only our second year, we cannot be more thankful for our friends in distribution and exhibition for their support of CinemaCon. Now entering our third year, we are excited with what this year’s convention will bring and accept the challenge to make CinemaCon even better,” noted Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. “We are also thrilled to have The Coca-Cola Company returning as our official presenting sponsor, which reinforces Coke’s dedication to promoting the theatrical experience worldwide. They are a wonderful partner to work with and we are excited they will be joining us at Caesars Palace.”

CinemaCon, the largest and most important annual gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry -- from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas -- all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. In returning to Caesars Palace, CinemaCon is able to offer its delegates a modern and upscale conference facility and a one-of-a-kind moviegoing experience in The Colosseum, the 4,200 seat theatre and crown jewel of Caesars Palace.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon is expected to play host to more than 5,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. CinemaConCinemaCon is delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the movie industry’s most highly regarded and respected partners. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.

About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Movie Music Monday: Bollywood Wakeup 3: Funk/Hip-Hop Fusion Playlist

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  • "Kurbaan Hua" - Vishal Dadlani
  • "Hai Ye Maya" - Usha Uthup
  • "Yeh Mera Dil" - Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Right Here Right Now" - Abhishek Bachchan & Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "No No" - Shankar Mahadevan, Kunal Ganjawala, Dominique Cerejo, Loy Mendonsa & Chetan Shashital
  • "Thayn Thayn" - Abhishek Bachchan, Ayush Phukan & Earl
  • "Bekha" - Karthik
  • "Zara Zara Touch Me" - Monali

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Movie Music Monday: My Mind's Own Melody

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Prior to my screening of the utterly ridiculous, ridiculously entertaining sharks-in-a-tsunami-submerged-supermarket Ozploitation flick Bait a couple of weeks ago, the audience was treated to a wildly contrasting cinematic work also hailing from Australia: the avant garde musical short My Mind's Own Melody, written and directed by Josh Wakely and featuring an original score and songs by Daniel Johns. In terms of plot, the film is fairly simple: a factory worker (David Lyons) discovers an escape from his drab, stifling existence in an idyllic, literally melodious world of fantasy--or is it? But as with any film, the power lies in the telling, and from its first hypnotic frame to final haunting note, this is a work of fearless, committed imagination and, perhaps above all else, seamless creative synergy between two visionary artists. Wakely's startling visual sense and his engaging story and characters are lent even greater dimensions of emotional resonance by Johns's ethereal, powerfully emotive melodies, as can be seen and heard in the film's trailer.

Wakely and Johns are actively developing a full-length feature film version of My Mind's Own Melody, and indeed there's more than enough visually, musically, and conceptually to expand into a longer form. But the 25-minute version that currently exists already plays beautifully as a self-contained piece; for all its eye- and ear-catching surrealist fantasia, its protagonist and his plight are raw, real, and relatable--a most solid and affecting foundation upon which Wakely and Johns can push the boundaries even further.

Below is video of Wakely and Johns at a TED conference in 2011 prior to the production of the short, detailing and demonstrating their collaborative creative process.

(special thanks to Australians in Film)


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