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March 30, 2017—K2 Communications is proud to announce a partnership with Sydney, Australia-based Wild Pacific Media to release the 45-minute giant screen film Ancient Australia in February of 2018. Production has been ongoing this year, with postproduction scheduled for August through November.
March 21, 2017—IMAX and The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK), today announced an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system–IMAX® with Laser–at its IMAX® theatre. The laser technology, which is slated to be installed in June, will replace TSCK’s current IMAX film-based projection system and further enhance The IMAX Experience® for its visitors.
March 9, 2017—In November 2016, at an ice-covered lake on Antarctica more than 100 kilometers away from the nearest station, a film crew from NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, together with five scientists, embarked on an extraordinary challenge. Taking three days, they bored a hole three meters across in the thick surface ice and started dives to capture the underwater world with 8K UHD cameras. This unique, precious time capsule of Earth's history will be presented for the first time ever in stunningly high-resolution video images when NHK premieres the 8K film at the Future Park in the North Hall at NAB on April 22-27 in Las Vegas.
March 3, 2017—Blaze Digital Cinema Works has become Blaze Cineworks, and the business has re-located from Westport, Connecticut, to Saint Petersburg, Florida. These changes were effective January 1, 2017, as Blaze began its second decade of operation.
March 1, 2017—Tandem Stills + Motion (TSM) and Giant Screen Films (GSF) are pleased to announce a pioneering new film that will bring the Pacific Ocean’s protected and remote national wildlife refuge islands and marine national monuments to giant screen and IMAX® cinemas around the world. Hidden Pacific (working title) captures the beauty of the ocean and these emerald islets, the conservation efforts to restore their ecosystems, and the diversity of life on both land and reef. The film will take audiences to these faraway, picturesque “Pearls of the Pacific” in ultra high-resolution immersive giant screen and dome formats.