Members of the International Union of Cinemas, which represents European cinema associations and key operators, today elected a new board to serve the organization for the next two years. The decision – made during the organization’s General Assembly at CineEurope, UNIC’s official convention in Barcelona – saw Phil Clapp, CEO of the UK Cinema Association, re-appointed as president and a number of other key board positions confirmed
Sony has named Damien Weissenburger business head of Sony Digital Cinema 4K in parallel with current responsibilities as business head of corporate and education solutions. Based in the UK, he will oversee strategic growth plans for the two separate business entities.
Screenvision Media today announced the promotion of John Marmo from director to vice president, training and compliance. This promotion comes following recent elevations across the national ad sales and business operations departments.
GreenSlate has hired William Baker to serve as the company’s vice president of sales and new business development working out of their Los Angeles office. Baker brings more than seventeen years experience leading startup, high-growth and established companies in film, television and commercial production to his new role.
SMPTE today published two documents: the Time Code Summit Report and the Material eXchange Format Time Code Study Report. Both reports offer valuable insights into how the SMPTE Time Code standard can evolve to serve as a more useful tool in media production.
Entertainment payroll company Indiepay officially unveiled its rebrand today as GreenSlate with the launch of enhanced entertainment payroll and accounting software. Now, GreenSlate users have all-digital employee start-work capabilities, digital/mobile timecards, online purchase order management, and prepaid cards to replace petty cash.
The Ymagis Group has named Anne Feret vice president, Europe, for Éclair’s post-production division. For the past eight years, Feret has been the international sales administrator and vice-president of the cinema arm of Zodiak Rights/ Banijay Rights.
CinemaStock has launched a platform offering low-cost subscription-based HD and 5K-footage for independent filmmakers, YouTube video producers, music video producers and video marketers. The footage was filmed at a Las Vegas film studio led by producers David Marcus and Brandon Klock during a three-year period.
An estimated 991 million cinema tickets were sold in the 28 European Union member states in 2016. This is 13.3 million more than in 2015 and marks the highest level registered in the EU since 2004. Cumulative gross box office revenues measured in euros, however, declined slightly by 2.3 percent from 2015’s record high but remained above the €7 billion level for the second consecutive year amounting to an estimated €7.04 billion.
Christie has named industry veteran Brian Claypool as vice president, product management global cinema. He will report to Jennifer Smith, Christie’s executive vice president, global market solutions and engineering, and be based in Cypress, California.