Event cinema history was made last month in Ireland and the UK when Billy Elliot the Musical Live topped the UK box office for a weekend, beating the Denzel Washington thriller The Equalizer (£1.90million-£1.89 million).
In the wake of the recent success of Billy Elliot Live, Niels Swinkels, Universal Pictures managing director of UK & Ireland will give the Keynote Address at the Event Cinema Association Conference on October 16.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the nominations for its Second Annual ECA Awards.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the line up for its second annual conference, taking place October 16 at the recently restored independent cinema, the Genesis in Mile End, East London. Featuring two panel discussions concerning marketing event cinema and a focus on new business models and technology, the conference also has a unique new format, a total of six break out sessions taking place over the course of the day. Sponsors of the conference include DSAT Cinema, LANsat, Rentrak, Philips, DCM and Audience Entertainment.
AEG Live will be bringing music to NCM’s FirstLook pre-show in movie theaters nationwide in a new multi-year deal with National CineMedia, making AEG Live the premiere music supplier to NCM. The deal kicked off in August with ten- and twenty-second features starring international superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull promoting their upcoming 24-city AEG Live-promoted North American concert tour, launching on September 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over North American movie theaters on Wednesday, September 10th for a one-night-only showing of the film Duran Duran: Unstaged. This movie showcases the band’s March 23, 2011 concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, which was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series that celebrated the band’s All You Need Is Now album and world tour. Screenvision in alliance with Phase 4 Films will screen the film in over 300 locations.
Cinedigm has acquired Alpine Labs' hybrid competition reality series Fight of the Living Dead, the first original series acquisition for Con TV, Cinedigm’s direct-to-consumer, streaming network targeting Comic Con and pop culture fans. The announcement was made today by Cinedigm executive vice president/digital networks Erick Opeka and Alpine Labs co-founder Kevin Abrams and partner Jamie Denenberg.
The visual search platform Slyce today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Screenvision, one of America’s largest providers of in-cinema marketing and media solutions.
Tony Miceli has joined Electrosonic as executive consultant working with the entertainment sales and the design consulting teams. He will be based in Electrosonic’s Orlando office.
Evan Saxon, founder and managing partner of D&E Entertainment has re-launched Evan Saxon Productions, a global entertainment content distribution and marketing company. For the past 10 years, along with delivering alternative content and event cinema strategies for content owners and movie theatres worldwide, Saxon has been creating innovative distribution and marketing campaigns for major studios, indie films, and documentaries.