March 1, 2013 - Distribution & Exhibition
Stereoscopic 3DReimagining 2D Art
Award-winning 3D director James Stewart, founder of Canada’s Geneva Film Company, presented the world premiere of his animated 3D short film Béatrice Coron's Daily Battles at last month’s TED Conference in Long Beach, California. Stewart and celebrated New York City artist Coron attended the premiere. Stewart brings a new dimension to Coron's breathtaking, 61-panel papercut masterwork of medieval life.
The Fox Berkshire theatre, Reading, Pennsylvania has upgraded all of its eight screens exclusively with Christie Solaria Series projectors. Formerly the Wyomissing 8, the facility recently celebrated its return to the Fox Theatres family after being under different management since 1996.
TechnologyCinema Sound Gets a Lift
Adaptive Technologies Group's overhead mounting system dubbed StarGrid is specifically developed for clustering ceiling-mounted cinema speakers. This new system, which supports the latest ceiling speaker formats found in movie theaters, is designed to reduce the cost of multi-channel surround sound installations.
In May More2Screen will screen a new version of Cinderella.
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Thurso Cinema Signs VPF Deal with Sony
The Thurso Cinema, the UK mainland’s most northerly cinema, has signed up to a Virtual Print Fee deal with Sony Digital Cinema. The independent cinema, which recently re-opened, will install two SRX-R515 4K cinema projectors.
Regal’s Miles to Receive 2013 NATO Marquee Award
The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Amy Miles, chief executive pfficer of Regal Entertainment Group, when they present her with the 2013 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced by the convention’s managing director Mitch Neuhauser.
SmartJog, Apuntolapospo Sign Distribution Deal in Spain
SmartJog has signed with Spanish mastering lab Apuntolapospo to use SmartJog’s delivery platform service to distribute digital cinema preshow content, trailers, and feature films directly to theaters connected in Spain.
Fraunhofer Provided Technical Support for Berlinale
For the second year, Fraunhofer IIS’ Department of Moving Picture Technologies was selected as the go-to digital cinema technical expert for the 63rd annual Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).
Cinedigm, Tribeca to Distribute The English Teacher
Cinedigm Entertainment Group and Tribeca Film have acquired the U.S. distribution rights to director Craig Zisk’s (Nurse Jackie, Weeds) feature directorial debut, The English Teacher. The film will release in spring 2013 with an ultra VOD and digital window, followed by theatrical release, DVD and broadcast.
Rising Alternatives Begins 2013 Season with Verdi’s Nabucco
Last month Rising Alternative presented Verdi’s Nabucco in a live broadcast from Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy as part of its Performing Arts in HD Cinema series.
Flanders Fields Museum Provides a Modern Look at WWI
The newly opened In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium interprets the stories of the First World War as seen in the Flanders region using modern museum techniques and multimedia for visitors of today and tomorrow.
Barco DP2K-10Sx Debuts at Berlinale
Last month’s 63rd annual Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) saw the premiere of Barco’s DP2K-10Sx projector, which is specifically designed for smaller screens and was used for many screenings in the intimate setting of small cinema theaters.
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