The Düsseldorf-based cinema outfitter FTT and the Italian company Kinorma have founded FTT Digital Cinema Italia based in Rome. For Thomas Rüttgers managing director of FTT this foundation is a matter of heart. “FTT has always had close ties with Italy ” he says. “From 1972 to 2009 for example we marketed an Italian brand Cinemeccanica. Therefore we are really happy to enter this market once again together with a competent partner.” Kinorama has been among the leading cinema outfitters in Italy for many years. “We think that the Italian market is now ready for a D-Cinema rollout on a large scale” says Tony Vagnarelli managing director of the newly founded company. Vagnarelli stressed that by sharing their experience and know-how FTT DCI could move forward digital technology in the Italian peninsula. FTT DCI will carry out the installation of 40 D-Cinema screens in the framework of an XDC VPF financing scheme with an unnamed Italian cinema circuit.