Global Showbiz Briefs: Indonesia, UK

Cinema 21 To Open Two Imax Theatres In Jakarta
Imax Corp. and Indonesian exhibitor Cinema 21 have agreed to install a pair of digital Imax theatres in Jakarta, Indonesia. The first system is scheduled for May 2012 at Gandaria City, South Jakarta and the second by 2013. Cinema 21 president Suryo Suherman welcomed the addition of Imax installations, and Imax CEO Richard Gelfond noted that with 36% of Indonesia’s population of 240 million between the ages of 15 and 40 “we believe there is a strong demand for Hollywood’s largest blockbusters to be presented in our immersive format.” The two installations mark the first commercial Imax theatres in Indonesia. Cinema 21 is the largest cinema chain in Indonesia and South East Asia with 571 screens in 31 cities all over Indonesia.

UK Call Sheet Looks To Link Crew To Jobs
A new website has bowed in the UK with the aim of revolutionizing the way those who toil behind the camera find work. database will bring together freelancers, production companies and facilities companies to match availability to job openings. To qualify as a member, those seeking work must have at least 10 credits or two years of industry experience (unreleased or short films are not accepted). Those approved will have access to job listings from UK producers and recruiters as well as a chase list, an online diary system and other features. Chris Munro, who won an Oscar for sound on Black Hawk Down, lamented being late to the game, “In an industry so technologically obsessed it’s incredible that we are still using the same methods to crew films that we’ve used for 50 years or more when the rest of the world can find any information they need just by a few clicks of a mouse on the internet. is long overdue and will bring crewing of films into the 21st Century.”

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