GDC Signs Latin American Agreements with Six Hollywood Studios

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:44 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology’s Digital Cinema Network has signed separate non-exclusive digital cinema deployment agreements with each of the six Hollywood studios — Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Paramount Pictures Global, Sony Pictures Releasing International Corporation, Universal Pictures International and Warner Bros. Entertainment – to deploy DCI-compliant digital cinema equipment to cinemas in the Latin American region.

CineEurope Focuses on Event Cinema

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:59 -- Melissa Keeping

This year the buzz at CineEurope seemed to be all about alternative content, or event cinema as it’s being increasingly referred to. As chair of the ECA it’s difficult to gain real perspective from the eye of the storm but having seen the business grow from an occasional add-on for exhibitors to a serious revenue stream in more recent years, the sense in Barcelona last month was that in event cinema, the possibilities are endless and the sense of real excitement was tangible. Everyone from major studios to major cinema chains to independents to technical partners seemed keen to know more, hear more, do more to exploit this established and still growing revenue stream.

Casablanca Meeting Considers Future of South Mediterranean Film Business

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:42 -- Nick Dager

The European Union's Euromed Audiovisual III program and the European Audiovisual Observatory, in collaboration with the Moroccan Film Centre, brought together cinema experts from around the South Mediterranean region in Casablanca on June 20 and 21.These Arab film professionals met representatives of international bodies working on statistics in cinema, and successfully developed recommendations (see link below to download) for a permanent South Mediterranean network to ensure systematic collection and exchange of data on the region's film sector.

Rising Demand for Content Raises Need for Insurance

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:42 -- Nick Dager

The evolution of online media sites like YouTube and Hulu as fully developed, mainstream entertainment platforms is spawning an infinite audience for engaging entertainment content that is resulting in a renaissance in content creation, be it a web series, feature-length or short films, tutorials or music videos, according to Scott Carroll, executive vice president & program director of Take 1 Entertainment Insurance.

Cinepolis Completes Mexico Deployment of 2,656 Doremi Servers

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 15:43 -- Nick Dager

During the past three years, Cinepolis has completed the exclusive installation of more than 3000 Doremi Integrated Media Block servers with ShowVault. Cinepolis, Latin America’s largest cinema chain has concluded its deployment in Mexico with 286 theaters that span 84 cities, and has expanded globally to operate over 3,000 screens.

More2Screen to Distribute Morissey 25: Live Worldwide in August

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:31 -- Nick Dager

Eagle Rock Entertainment has appointed More2Screen to distribute legacy concert film, Morrissey 25: Live, to cinemas worldwide (except North America) beginnging in August. Filmed live during Morrissey’s most intimate gig in decades at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on March 2, this is the first authorized Morrissey film for nine years and marks 25 years of the solo career of one of the world’s most iconic and enigmatic performers.


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