Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has launched a Brazilian sign language (LIBRAS) localization service. The service – the first of its kind outside of Brazil – is designed to help studios meet Brazil’s new LIBRAS accessibility requirements, which began to be enforced as of September 17 and necessitate that studios produce and deliver LIBRAS video recordings for any feature released in Brazilian theaters.
Vista Group International has reached an agreement with its long-term Latin American business partner Senda Dirección Tecnológica to take a controlling 60 percent share in the company, which will be renamed Vista Latin America, become of full member of the Vista Group and continue to be run by its founders and managers, Armando Mejias and Gustavo Ortega.
Cinesystem Cinemas in Morumbi Town, Brazil, is upgrading its entire theatre to Barco laser projection. Cinesystem Cinemas is one of the largest movie theater companies in Brazil and has always aimed to bring innovative technology to the most diverse places in the country. Today with 142 movie theaters throughout the country, the company is preparing its biggest project: inaugurate the most modern movie theater in Latin America, in São Paulo.
Cinépolis is expanding its long-standing partnership with Barco as the exhibitor continues to grow its footprint in Mexico, Latin America, India, Europe and the United States. Since initially selecting Barco as its exclusive digital cinema projector partner in 2011, Cinépolis has significantly grown to operate nearly 4,000 screens featuring Barco projection technology across three continents. Cinépolis, the largest cinema chain in Latin America and the fourth largest in the world, has now decided to extend its partnership with Barco into the next decade, with plans to install more than 1,000 projectors in Latin America and across the globe to grow its ever-expanding circuit.
A Christie Duo projection system was recently installed in Nova One, Costa Rica’s biggest film screen. Nova One is the main screen at the Nova Cinemas multiplex located in the newly opened Plaza Real Alajuela shopping mall in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It is also the country’s first theater to use Dolby Atmos sound and dual 4K projectors.
Colombian movie theatre circuit Cinemas Procinal has selected Cinema Equipment and Supplies to lead the design and implementation of the first theatre in Colombia to showcase Dolby Atmos sound technology. Earlier this year Cinemas Procinal announced the launch of the circuit’s first Supernova PLF auditorium.
Digital cinema electronic distribution in the Latin American region is rapidly reaching theatres, delivering studio and independent movies as well as live alternative content. Out of the estimated 12,000 screens in the region (some 2,200 theatres), electronic distribution has been growing to reach more than 6,000 screens. Mexico is the main contributor to the number, as Cinepolis and Cinemex account for more than 5,500 of those screens.
Cinépolis, the largest cinema chain in Latin America and fourth largest in the world, has installed a GDC SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media Block.
Cinépolis, one of the world’s largest exhibitors, is installing Latin America’s first Barco Escape theater at its Paseo Acoxpa Mexico City location. Twentieth Century Fox’s Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials will be the first film released in Latin America in Barco’s multi-screen, fully immersive movie format when it premieres on September 11.
Arri has announced the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all Arri camera products. Arri Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of Arri cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including Alexa, Alexa XT, and the Amira, Alexa SXT and Alexa Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.