London -- For the first time ever, the finals of Wimbledon, the premier tennis championships in the world will this year be filmed in 3D and screened live in High Definition 3D to 3D capable cinemas around the world. The live 3D production, in partnership with the Wimbledon host broadcaster the BBC, will also be offered to interested global broadcasters.

Sony and The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) today announced their multi-year partnership to bring Wimbledon in 3D to suitably equipped cinemas around the world, offering the perfect opportunity for fans to experience The Championships like never before in a completely new environment, while retaining all the excitement and atmosphere of the famous Centre Court. Sony will work with SuperVision Media, their theatrical distribution partners, to bring the excitement of 3D tennis to 3D cinemas worldwide.

The AELTC/Sony/BBC production of the Men's Singles Semi-Finals and the Ladies' and Men's Singles Finals will be filmed in High Definition 3D and will also be offered to rights holders and interested global broadcasters seeking unique and compelling content for their 3D channels. The two parties also have a commitment to deliver 3D tennis to a much wider audience over time.

Sony is uniquely placed to capture and broadcast the finals of the Wimbledon Championships in Live 3D, bringing the exhilaration and atmosphere of Wimbledon to a larger audience than ever before, with every forehand, smash and volley yours to appreciate in stunning 3D reality. All you need to supply are the strawberries and cream.

Fujio Nishida, President of Sony Europe commented, "We are delighted to be working with The All England Lawn Tennis Club to bring such a high profile sporting event to consumers around the world in 3D. Watching tennis in High Definition 3D is a stunning experience, bringing the speed of the action and the emotions of the occasion to life; it is as close to the atmosphere and excitement of Centre Court as actually being there. With the Live 3D Wimbledon experience available in hundreds of 3D cinemas across the world, many more people will be able to enjoy one of the world's most iconic sporting events as though they were actually at Wimbledon."

Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, said, "Wimbledon is renowned for its heritage and sense of tradition. At the same time we are always looking for ways to improve the presentation of The Championships by successfully blending that tradition with innovation. We are delighted that our 3D partnership with Sony will not only guarantee we are at the cutting edge of live sporting television, but also deliver a compelling new viewing experience for our global audiences, especially amongst our younger supporters."

For any questions please email SonyDC@bitecommunications.com

 

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rangofacebook.pngInternational grosses:

Rango: $16.5 million from from 3,815 screens in 33 markets. Worldwide total: $54 million.

Black Swan: $15.6 million from 3,959 screens in 45 markets. International total: $147.6 million. Worldwide total: $252 million.

I Am Number Four: $12 million from 26 territories representing approximately 50% of the international market. International total: $42.1 million. Worldwide total: $88.5 million.

The Adjustment Bureau: $10.5 million from 1,957 screens in 21 markets. Worldwide total: $31.4 million.

True Grit: $8 million from 3,063 screens in 57 territories. International total: $61 million. Worldwide total: $229.7 million.

No Strings Attached: $7 million from 2,835 screens in 43 markets. International total: $44.6 million. Worldwide total: $114.1 million.

The Tourist: $5.1 million from 2,580 locations in 35 markets. International total: $191 million. Worldwide total: $258.5 million.

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son: $4.8 million, from 2,368 screens in 32 markets. International cume: $19.7 million. Worldwide cume: $53 million.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader: $4.4 million from 975 screens in 3 markets. International cume: $293.6 million. Worldwide cume: $397.4 million.

Paul: $4.2 million at 676 dates in 3 territories. International total: $22.1 million.

 

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Source: Deadline.com

Kristen Stewart, the superstar actress who plays Bella Swan in the Twilight film series, is in final negotiations to take on another iconic literary character in Snow White and the Huntsman. The film marks the feature directorial debut of Rupert Sanders, and Kristen Stewart will join a cast that already includes Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen. Palek Patel, who is producing the film with Joe Roth, tweeted that the actress is in negotiations to take on the title role.

If the production gets underway according to its current schedule, shooting will start in August, three months after she completes work on Breaking Dawn, the final installment in the Twilight saga. Once the film is completed, meanwhile, it will find itself competing with The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, a film that distributor Relativity Media is developing with Julia Roberts.

 

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Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces that guests are now able to see movies like never before when the AMC Enhanced Theatre Experience (ETX) opens with Rango at AMC Flatiron Crossing 14 in Broomfield, Colo. Today.

ETX includes a 20-percent larger screen, 3D technology, digital projection and an upgraded sound system. Specifically, the digital projection system produces images at a higher resolution than HD and there are nearly twice as many audio channels compared to typical auditoriums. As a result of this improved experience, guests will not simply watch a movie. They will live it in ETX.

"We are proud to offer our ETX concept at one of our flagship theatres," said John McDonald, executive vice president, U.S. operations "With the upgraded screen and sound system, in addition to the premium viewing experience digital cinema offers, we believe our guests at AMC Flatiron Crossing 14 will walk away with a new perception of how movies should be delivered."

AMC Flatiron Crossing 14 is one of 12 ETX auditoriums across AMC's circuit. In addition to AMC Flatiron Crossing 14, AMC currently offers moviegoers the option of seeing a movie in ETX at:

• AMC Aventura 24 (Miami)
• AMC Ontario Mills 30 (Ontario, Calif.)
• AMC Empire 25 (New York City)
• AMC BarryWoods 24 (Kansas City, Mo.)
• AMC Downtown Disney 24 (Orlando)
• AMC Burbank 16 & AMC Century City 15 (LA)
• AMC Northpark 15 (Dallas)
• AMC Metreon 16 (San Francisco)
• AMC Forum 22 (Montreal, Quebec)
• AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 (Toronto, Ontario)

Two more ETX auditoriums are scheduled to open soon at AMC Tysons Corner 16 (Washington, D.C.) and AMC 30 at The Block (West Orange, Calif.).

ETX is just one of several ways guests can experience movies and other content at AMC Theatres. ETX represents a different level of sight and sound technology and provides guests an enjoyable out-of-home entertainment experience. Movies shown in this new high-tech, state-of-the-art ETX auditorium will cost between $3 to $4 more depending on the title and format. For more information, please visit www.AMCTheatres.com/etx.

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