Hallett Cinemas All Digital with Barco Projectors

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

All of the rooms across Hallett Cinemas’ 42-screen circuit with sites located across Washington and Idaho are now equipped with Barco projectors. “We want to offer our loyal patrons the best cinema entertainment available ” said Ray Hallett general manager/owner of Hallett Cinemas. “After touring the Barco factory in Belgium I was very impressed with the quality and care Barco invests in both the design and manufacturing of their projectors. With Barco we’re taking show quality to the highest levels in our double-stack 3D auditoriums.  We’re achieving 3D images averaging 10 foot lamberts per eye to deliver amazingly bright crystal clear 3D movies plus averaging 16-18 foot lamberts on every 2D screen using lower wattage lamps.” As a business owner Hallett also appreciates the positive ROI associated with owning and operating Barco’s digital cinema projectors. We're a ‘value-based’ company that believes it’s essential to consider the total cost of a product over its life cycle not merely a low initial purchase price ” he said. “I'm pleased my investigation has confirmed that Barco's DP2K-23b is a winner in both. We’re optimizing the projectors to take full advantage of their modularity and energy efficiency to generate a quick payback - like retrofitting them with projector-mounted exhaust fans and utilizing the less expensive/longer life lower-wattage lamps.” Hallett Cinemas’ new 100 percent Barco digital cinema footprint features 40 percent 3D and 60 Percent 2D auditoriums which can be easily configured for giant screens as well as cost-effectively upgraded to 4K resolution with a simple retrofit. “Hallett Cinemas is the perfect Barco client in that they share our passion for stellar-quality movie presentation and are willing to invest in the best tools to achieve it ” said Scott Freidberg vice president sales digital cinema for Barco North America. “Mr. Hallett is a savvy exhibitor who knows how to leverage the latest technology to create the optimum viewing experience while maximizing Barco’s low total cost of ownership.” ,3639
Big Green Screen Theater Installs Christie Projector,2012-10-31,The Big Green Screen Theater located in the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Pennsylvania’s Presque Isle State Park has made the move to digital cinema technology. The announcement was made by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan at the Sunset Celebration held on October 26. This event hosted by the Friends of The Tom Ridge Environmental Center also included the presentation of the 2012 John C. Oliver Environmental Leadership Awards. This special recognition was presented to the award recipients by Governor Tom Ridge. The Big Green Screen Theater is owned and operated by DCNR and offers various educational films for school groups families and other users of the park. It is the only large format theater in northwest Pennsylvania with its four-story high 45-foot wide screen. R&R Technical Services a full service cinema supply company and Christie partner installed a Christie projector.  It will replace an 8/70.5/70 4/35 Kinoton projector which will however remain in operation for occasional use to show film when a movie title is not yet available in a digital format. “Presque Isle with its beautiful coastline and many recreational opportunities is one of the most-visited state parks in our system however a lot of that visitation occurs during the warm months ” Allan said. “The Big Screen Theater plays a big role in creating a destination during the off-season at the Tom Ridge Center. That’s why we did not want to skip a beat as the industry transitions from film to a digital format.” “The Christie CP2230 was chosen because of its superior image quality and reliability and the full backup services provided by Christie’s Network Operation Center and service team ” said Bob Ray of R & R Technical Services. “With our colleagues at TREC and Poggi Designs we developed a design and layout of the digital system that accommodates both the Christie 4500 watt Xenon lamp-based projector and the Kinoton. We could see that Christie would produce the best image quality for this large format screen compared to other brands. “It was challenging to keep the Kinoton projector fully operational and in the same place alongside the digital projector since the front wall of the projection booth was double 8-inch cement block with reinforcement. But after a short closure for upgrades and the installation of a new port opening we are now able to switch between the film projector and Christie’s in a matter of minutes ” said Ray. The agreement with Christie also includes Service Plus a warranty program that offers next-day parts delivery and complete remote monitoring to minimize down time. ,3640
Cinedigm Acquires U.S. Rights to Call Me Kuchu,2012-10-31,Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Call Me Kuchu. The powerful and moving film documents the daily lives of David Kato – the first openly gay Ugandan man – and three fellow kuchus (LGBT Ugandans) culminating in a brutal and senseless murder that sent shock waves throughout the world.  The film is planned for a theatrical release in early 2013 followed by on-demand premium digital DVD and TV release. Born out of Film Independent's Artist Development Program  Call Me Kuchu has earned stellar reviews on the festival circuit including winning both the Teddy Award (Best Documentary) and the Cinema Fairbindet Prize at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival the Amnesty International's Human Rights Award at the Durban Film Festival and Best International Feature at Hot Docs 2012. Over the course of two years filmmakers Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall documented the daily lives of the outspoken and inspiring Kato and his fellow kuchus as Uganda was emerging as a frontier in the battle for African LGBT rights. Call Me Kuchu is both a gripping portrait of a country where civil rights clash with entrenched attitudes (and the popular vote) as well as an in-depth examination of the nature and consequences of profound religious faith as expressed by evangelical leaders as well as the kuchu community and its allies. “Call Me Kuchu is one of those rare films that tackles a controversial worldwide issue and then makes that very issue exceedingly personal and intense ” said Vincent Scordino vice president of acquisitions for Cinedigm Entertainment Group. “Viewers will come away profoundly moved. And appropriately angry.” “Throughout the course of this project no one has believed in the power of documentation more than David Kato himself ” said Fairfax Wright and Zouhali-Worall. “It is with great delight that we are partnering with Cinedigm to ensure the story of David's courage and the movement he began will now reach audiences across America. Katy and Malika’s Call Me Kuchu is an important film to come out of Film Independent's Artist Development Program and it was exciting to watch it garner accolades on the festival circuit and from leading US and global political organizations said Film Independent co-president Sean Mc Manus. While the film is set in Uganda its message is a global one reminding us that the relevance of having an ongoing dialogue around equality can’t be understated.  We are thrilled that Cinedigm will bring this exceptionally-crafted powerful film to the broadest possible audience.” Call Me Kuchu is directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall and produced by Zouhali-Worrall with support from Film Independent’s inaugural Documentary Lab as well as Chicken & Egg Pictures Catapult Film Fund and Cinereach. The filmmakers were represented in the negotiation by Andrew Herwitz President Film Sales Company and by Emily Rothschild for Cinedigm Entertainment Group. ,3642
Caribbean Cinemas Signs VPF Deal with Cinedigm,2012-10-31,Caribbean Cinemas has signed a long-term virtual print fee deployment agreement with Cinedigm. Caribbean Cinemas will provide its own financing and will deploy up to 290 Cinedigm-Certified screens with installation expected to be completed later this fall. The agreement will enable the conversion of theatres to digital cinema utilizing Cinedigm’s long-term agreements with all the major studios as well as ongoing interim agreements with more than one hundred independent distributors. Caribbean Cinemas is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the Caribbean Islands operating 53 theatres with a total of 437 screens throughout the Islands including Puerto Rico the Dominican Republic Aruba St. Lucia St. Maarten Antigua St. Kitts St. Thomas and Trinidad. “We are thrilled to bring digital cinema to Caribbean Cinemas and we are certain that all their constituents from employees to customers will immediately enjoy its many benefits ” said Gary Loffredo Cinedigm’s president of digital cinema services. “This marks the first of what we expect will be a continuing worldwide expansion of our industry-leading digital cinema deployments.” “Caribbean Cinemas has a long and successful history of providing our customers with state of the art movie going experiences and being able to conclude this agreement with Cinedigm and our Studio partners to bring the enhanced digital cinema experience to our customers further demonstrates this promise and is very gratifying to us ” said Robert Carrady president and CEO of Caribbean Cinemas. “We are confident after our lengthy discussions and extensive evaluation process that Cinedigm provides the outstanding service we expect and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.” ,3643
Christie Demos Laser Projection in Beijing,2012-10-31,Christie demonstrated its prototype laser projector in Beijing last month.  Short movie clips of 3D content projected on a 20-meter wide (65.5 feet) by 12-meter (39 feet) high screen were screened at typical 3D brightness levels of 3-4 ft-L and then using the laser projector at 14 ft-L at the theater of Wanda Shi Jin Shan Cinema. “Today’s laser projection demo was fabulous. I’m impressed with the ultra brightness and life-like colors delivered onto the screen ” said Ning Ye general manager of Wanda Group. “Christie is committed to creating new technology and maintaining our products at a high quality. We are continuously developing solutions to help exhibitors to project compelling immersive images to their screens. Today we are pleased to demonstrate our first prototype laser projector to the exhibitors ” said Lin Yu vice president Christie Asia Pacific. Presenting at the laser demo event Dr. Don Shaw senior director product management Christie Entertainment Solutions said “Audiences deserve to see the brightest 3D with 14 ft-L on cinema screens. Our demonstration today showed just how truly spectacular a movie maker’s vision can be realized when shown at the highest light levels making the shared experience more immersive and ultimately driving more cinema ticket sales.” Shaw said “Some attendees leave 3D movies complaining of headaches fatigue and sore eyes. Just like reading a book in low light levels low brightness on the movie screen is one of the reasons for these complaints. Delivering more lumens to the screen will help address these effects as will the advent of ‘eye-easy’ high frame rate movies.” Commenting on the laser projector Shaw said “There’s half-a-dozen different ‘forks in the road’ decisions that have to be made when designing a laser-projection system and most manufacturers will take different paths.” ,3644
Cineplex to Build Second Cinema in Barrie Ontario,2012-10-31,Cineplex Entertainment has announced plans to build a second cinema in Barrie Ontario. The 31 000 square-foot Galaxy Cinemas North Barrie will feature eight screens and 1 600 seats and include Barrie's first UltraAVX auditorium. The cinema is expected to open in late 2014. Galaxy Cinemas North Barrie will complement our existing cinema in the south end of the city said Ellis Jacob president and chief executive officer Cineplex Entertainment. The combination of an avid movie-going public and the continued growth of the community make north Barrie a perfect fit for this cinema. Galaxy Cinemas North Barrie will feature fully digital projection and RealD 3D technology. Guests attending a movie in an UltraAVX auditorium will be treated to a wall-to-wall screen superb 7.1 Dolby digital surround sound extra wide high-back rocker seats and reserved seating. Cineplex Entertainment is one of Canada's top retail traffic drivers and an anchor tenant for North Barrie Crossing Shopping Centre said Leger Xavier vice president development and leasing PenEquity Realty Corporation on behalf of the shopping centre owners. We look forward to welcoming Canada's largest and most successful theatre operator to the north Barrie community. Construction of Galaxy Cinemas North Barrie is expected to begin in early 2014. ,3645
Take 2 Adds More Codex Equipment to Rental Inventory,2012-10-31,Take 2 one of the largest camera rental companies in the UK has added to its existing inventory of Codex equipment through a new investment in Codex Vaults and Recorders. The company which has facilities in London and Cape Town South Africa has purchased four Codex Vaults and additional Codex M recorders and datapacks.   Their four Vaults are currently shared between Cape Town and London Although the season is due to start in CapeTown and the demand for Codex is increasing greatly they are currently supporting projects such as the upcoming feature film production Zulu.  “We are excited to add to our Codex inventory in the UK and South Africa ” said Take 2’s Vince Wild. “We believe that the Codex Vault provides great benefits to our customers in terms of optimizing workflow and protecting their digital negative.”   Take 2’s Martin Berry said “Codex’s superb customer support means that we can be comfortable that any equipment in remote locations will be fully supported around the clock. That was an important factor in our decision particularly for our Cape Town location.”   Take 2 has been in business since 1999 and has been renting out Codex equipment for more than two years. Last year its South Africa office provided Codex equipment along with Arri Alexa cameras to the feature film production Chronicle. ,3646
Recreating the Middle Ages for World Without End,2012-10-31,The challenge was to capture a sweeping vision of the Middle Ages for World Without End a new eight-hour epic television drama produced by Tandem Communications and Take 5 Productions in co-production with Galafilm and in association with Scott Free Films. Based on a Ken Follett novel the drama unfolds in the fictitious English town of Kingsbridge as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death. Director Michael Caton-Jones worked closely with cinematographer Denis Crossan to create a version of the Middle Ages taking pre-Raphaelite paintings as a starting point using their idealized Victorian vision of the period for the look of the production. The drama was shot on Arri Alexa cameras with Cooke S4 lenses varying from 18mm to 180mm. Crossan said “Cooke lenses seemed ideal for this project. Keeping it filmic and painterly on a digital medium really helped. I like the qualities you get from Cooke lenses – sharpness and resolution without being harsh and their depth and tonal warmth helped create that look. Light hitting a sensor has a different image quality that can often appear harsh and in your face so trusting a lens to get the image in the way you see it means having one less thing to worry about.” In keeping with the period setting Crossan kept the lighting as naturalistic as possible staying true to light sources such as candles and torches with some additional bounce light to enhance the fall-off effect. The anti-flare quality of the Cooke lenses proved particularly useful when shooting with flames. “With candles and torches everywhere Cooke lenses never have a problem in terms of flare - in fact occasionally with larger torches they would sometimes produce a elongated ellipse when moving through the frame which I really liked ” said Crossan. Shooting over six months from summer to winter and going from daylight to interior to night-time shots Crossan had to be well prepared for every lighting eventuality. He said “We planned the exteriors so we could shoot as much backlit as possible and we had the Kingsbridge set built so it was oriented to give the best options. I would light day interiors through the windows and let the backgrounds fall off to darkness. Going from daylight to interior could be harsh as some of the smaller medieval house had tiny windows and it was hard to balance exposure with the outside. Occasionally I would do an aperture pull going from one to the other which worked really well as you can see the results immediately. It meant I didn’t have to light the interior to a ridiculously high stop and it also saved time.” World Without End is airing on ReelzChannel. ,3647
Li of Pi Mixed and Released in Dolby Atmos,2012-10-31,Twentieth Century Fox and Dolby Laboratories have announced that Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s visually stunning work Life of Pi will be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos Dolby’s new audio platform for production and exhibition. “Today we are pleased to announce Life of Pi will be our third Dolby Atmos title ” said Chris Aronson president domestic distribution Twentieth Century Fox. “We have been very impressed with the ability of Dolby Atmos to deliver a new level of storytelling with the soundscapes for Taken 2 and Chasing Mavericks and expect Dolby Atmos to deliver an amazing experience for audiences with Life of Pi.” Re-recording mixers Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett were at the helm of the Life of Pi Dolby Atmos mix. Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel Life of Pi follows the story of an Indian boy named Pi a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena zebra orangutan and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean. The film is being released on November 21st. ,3648
FilmDistrict to License Cinedigm’s Theatrical Distribution System,2012-10-31,FilmDistrict will license Cinedigm's Theatrical Distribution System to serve as its technical platform to manage key aspects of the U.S. theatrical distribution of its films. Cinedigm expects implementation will be completed in time to support FilmDistrict’s upcoming theatrical release of Red Dawn in November. FilmDistrict is a leading independent distribution acquisition co-production and feature film financing entity designed to bring commercially viable films to targeted audiences across the United States.  The company focuses its efforts on wide release films from prominent filmmakers with notable casts. To date successful FilmDistrict titles include Insidious Soul Surfer Drive Safety Not Guaranteed and Looper. In addition to Red Dawn upcoming releases include the romantic comedy Playing for starring Gerard Butler Jessica Biel Uma Thurman Catherine Zeta-Jones Judy Greer and Dennis Quaid on December 7; Parker directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez on January 25; and Dead Man Down starring Colin Farrell Noomi Rapace Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper on March 8. “FilmDistrict is a longstanding and valued Cinedigm Saas client and we are thrilled to partner with them again as their release slates grow ” said Adam Mizel COO and CFO of Cinedigm. ”Having worked with Cinedigm’s team and technology before we knew that they understood our needs and would work quickly to prepare us for Red Dawn in November – and they have ” said Jim Orr FilmDistrict’s president of distribution. ,3650
FilmLight’s Truelight On-Set and Baselight Transfer Systems Earn 2012 Emmy,2012-10-31, FilmLight has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for its color preview and dailies products Truelight On-Set and Baselight Transfer. 

The Primetime Emmy Awards in Engineering are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for significant innovations in TV technology. Truelight On-Set and Baselight Transfer form part of the end-to-end color pipeline developed by FilmLight providing a consistent look and creative control from scene to screen for film and television.  Truelight On-Set takes care of the wide range of color spaces and display technologies in use today and provides an accurate colour rendition from the live feed of digital cameras. This allows cinematographers to communicate their creative intent by applying ASC CDL color correction while exploiting and retaining the full dynamic range of the camera. Truelight On-Set also applies color transforms to enable the Academy Color Encoding System workflow. 
 The awards were presented October 24th in Los Angeles. ,3651
Foresti Party Bercy Seen on More Than 120 Screens Across Europe,2012-10-31,Foresti Party Bercy which features Florence Foresti currently one of the most popular French comediennes was performed and broadcasted live recently via satellite on more than 120 screens using GDC digital cinema servers in Belgium France and Switzerland. Pathé Live a pioneer of live alternative content distributed the final night performance of Foresti Party Bercy which was held at the Bercy one of the largest event venues in France to cinemas across Europe. The finale of Foresti Party Bercy attracted an overwhelming number of fans to cinemas with live broadcast capability. This was made possible using live broadcast technology embedded in GDC digital cinema servers. “Pathé Live is committed to bringing all kinds of entertainment to digital cinemas and we’re thrilled to be launching our groundbreaking event on screens using GDC Tech’s state-of-the-art live broadcasting technology to over 86 000 spectators ” said Thierry Fontaine CEO of Pathé Live. “We’ve proved that cinema is still the best venue for gathering people and for sharing a joyful experience. With the support of our valued partner GDC Tech we’ve made this event a true success.” “Following the successful live 3D FIFA World Cup screening at Lotte Cinemas in Korea in June 2010 GDC Tech is extremely pleased to bring another captivating live broadcast in Europe in partnership with Pathé Live ” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong founder and CEO of GDC Tech. “We provide a swift and simple software upgrade that enables live telecast saving exhibitors both time and money without any screen limitation. We hope this built-in integrated decoder technology brings more alternative content for immersive viewing experience to cinemas across the world.” ,3652
The Hobbit Being Mixed in Dolby Atmos,2012-10-31,Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures will be mixed in Dolby Atmos. “I strive to make movies that allow the audience to participate in the events onscreen rather than just watch them unfold. Wonderful technology is now available to support this goal: high frame rates 3D and now the stunning Dolby Atmos system ” said Jackson co-writer director and producer of The Hobbit trilogy. “Dolby has always been at the cutting edge of providing cinema audiences with the ultimate sound experience and they have now surpassed themselves. Dolby Atmos provides the completely immersive sound experience that filmmakers like myself have long dreamed about.” Academy Award winning trio Christopher Boyes Michael Hedges and Michael Semanick (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) are creating the Dolby Atmos mix at Park Road Post Production. Dolby Atmos is a new audio platform that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. It allows sound designers and mixers a new level of creative control and ensures that cinema audiences will experience the full impact of their mix regardless of theatre configuration. “It’s an inspiring time in cinema with Peter Jackson taking moviemaking to new frontiers with Dolby’s next-generation audio solutions ” said Doug Darrow senior vice president cinema Dolby Laboratories. “When The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theatres equipped with these Dolby technologies audiences will be transported into the journey with the lifelike realism the creative team envisioned.” ,3653
Walter Murch to Present HPA Award to Ray Dolby,2012-10-31,Sound designer and film editor Walter Murch will present the Hollywood Post Alliance Charles S. Swartz Award for Creativity and Innovation in the Field of Post Production to his colleague and joint visionary Ray Dolby. Dolby renowned inventor engineer and founder of Dolby Laboratories accompanied by his family will be honored during the 7th Annual HPA Awards ceremony on November 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Murch has been editing and mixing sound for feature films since starting on Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Rain People in 1969. He edited sound and was lead re-recording mixer on THX-1138 American Graffiti and the Godfather: Part II won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now and won an unprecedented double Oscar for sound and film editing for his work on The English Patient. He has been nominated another six times for film editing and sound Oscars including his first Emmy this year. Murch was along with Lucas and Coppola a founding member of Northern California Cinema. For his work on the film Apocalypse Now he coined the term Sound Designer was instrumental in the development of the 5.1 format and along with colleagues such as Ben Burtt (2009 HPA Charles S. Swartz Award winner) helped to elevate the art and impact of film sound to a new level. In addition Murch has been nominated for and won numerous BAFTA ACE CAS and film festival awards including career achievement awards from the CAS and the MPSE. He is also known as a technology visionary introducing editing platforms and innovating ways of working creatively with new and emerging engineering. His book In the Blink of an Eye is a standard text at film schools throughout the world. ,3654
Imax Announces Award to Recognize Up-and-Coming Filmmakers,2012-10-31, Imax Newsweek & The Daily Beast have announced The Imax Award which recognizes up-and-coming filmmakers whose entries best capture the theme of exploration. The contest will commemorate the publication of Newsweek's Explorer Issue on sale January 6 and celebrate Imax's 40-year legacy of creating inspiring documentary films that explore the wonders of the universe. The winning filmmaker will receive a prize valued at $25 000 to be awarded in the form of a scholarship or cash for film-production related expenses.
 Participants may visit The Imax Award website at http://vimeo.com/groups/imaxaward to complete an online registration form. Entrants should upload a one-to-two-minute video entry to the award site by 11:59 p.m. ET November 30. Video entries should be shot in a documentary style and focused on the theme of exploration with the goal of transporting audiences to a place they've previously only dreamed of going. Submissions will be judged on how closely they align with the theme of exploration as well as: film technique – the use of lighting sound and cinematography; originality – using film techniques in a creative fashion to take the audience on a unique journey; social resonance – receiving the largest number of votes and positive comments on the Awards site. The top 10 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET on December 3 and ending at 5:00 p.m. ET on December 7. Each finalist's video entry will be posted on the Award site from 9:00 a.m. ET on December 10 through 9:00 a.m. ET on December 21 and will be subject to voting by site visitors who will assist the judges in selecting the grand prize winner. Full Imax Award contest rules can be found at: www.thedailybeast.com/sponsored/2012/10/imax-awards-contest-rules.html In addition to the grand prize valued at $25 000 The Imax Award winner will also have his or her video entry premiered at an Explorer event taking place in January 2013. ,3655
Kodak Adds to Archival Stock Line,2012-10-31, Kodak has added another product to its portfolio of asset protection films. Kodak Vision3 Digital Separation Film 2237 is a black-and-white separation film for preserving images from color digital masters.

This archival film is optimized for laser CRT and LED light sources utilized by digital recorders in the marketplace. Providing exceptional image quality including fine detail tight grain optimal resolution and excellent flare characteristics Kodak Vision3 2237 Film is offered on an ESTAR base for premier physical performance and long-term stability that lasts centuries in recommended conditions. “This film is designed to create archival elements from digital image files that maintain the integrity of the original content with extraordinary precision ” said Diane Carroll-Yacoby product manager for Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division. “The improvements we have introduced into this stock are based on our deep knowledge of image science film design digital recorders and production workflow from our research and development over the past few decades. Kodak scientists continue to push the boundaries of film technology and uncover ways to optimize the extraordinary characteristics of film for today’s digital post production workflows.”
 Kodak Vision3 Digital Separation Film 2237 builds upon the enhancements incorporated in Kodak Vision3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254 which is used as a digital master for generating high-quality release prints with greater efficiency and image quality. 

The new 2237 Film has improved spectral sensitivity for digital-to-film transfers and optimized latent image keeping which offers efficiencies for service providers that in the past had to “cure” rolls before processing. The film can be processed in either D-96 or D-97 chemistry which are standard black-and-white processes in the industry. “Digital technology is evolving making obsolescence a dire concern for content owners ” said Carroll-Yacoby. “There is no other proven archival medium than film and we will continue to provide the options that the industry needs to preserve their assets.” ,3657
Stein Chosen Again to Edit Led Zeppelin Concert DVD,2012-10-31,Led Zeppelin’s 2007 London concert was one of the hottest events on the planet. The release of the live concert film Celebration Day on November 19 will give fans the chance to experience the performance in all its glory. Legendary music filmmaker Dick Carruthers once again turned to his editor of choice Henry Stein to help bring the film to life. The pair has worked together on a long and illustrious list of music projects including 2003’s Led Zeppelin DVD – the biggest selling music DVD of all time – with Henry Stein using Lightworks exclusively to edit each and every one of these explosive live performances. Stein said  “With any multi-camera project you need a solid stable and fast system and Lightworks is certainly that. I particularly enjoy using Lightworks’ sync group function for multi-camera live footage which in the case of the Led Zeppelin concert was a real mix of files including Super 8. Lightworks allows you to run these extra files essentially as another camera something other NLEs struggle with. Above everything else Lightworks just lets you get on with the job of editing.” “The picture edit was originally started and almost finished in 2011 and was subsequently put on hold for a year at the band’s request. The original footage was then archived and put into storage but when the time came to finish the film a year later after un-archiving and restarting the edit we found the seven year-old Lightworks Alacrity’s hard drive was dead ” said Stein. “The beauty of Lightworks was that we just hooked up the new computer with the latest software and everything worked seamlessly straight away. All in all we lost just a couple of hours of editing time as opposed to facing a major headache.” ,3658
NATO’s CBG Signs More Than 3 000 Independent Screens for Digital Conversion,2012-10-31,The National Association of Theatre Owners' Cinema Buying Group has announced that it has now signed over 3 000 independent CBG screens for conversion to digital cinema. Cinedigm is the digital cinema integrator partner for the CBG a buying program for NATO's independent theatre operators in the United States and Canada and is responsible for deploying nearly 40 percent of all digital cinema screens in North America. “NATO and the CBG congratulate Cinedigm on the momentous 3 000 screen milestone ” said NATO president John Fithian. Cinedigm’s efforts and leadership have brought all the benefits of digital cinema to the local communities these theatres serve and we are tremendously proud of the outcome.” “When we implemented the virtual print fee program nearly eight years ago our goal was to help convert as many theatres as possible – both large and small – to digital cinema.  We are so proud that Cinedigm has delivered on that promise and is without question the number one choice for exhibitors to entrust with their digital cinema program ” said Gary Loffredo president of digital cinema & general counsel Cinedigm. The Elkader Cinema a historic movie theatre in a town of less than 1 500 people is a perfect example of a theatre not left behind by Cinedigm. Built in 1941 closed down in 1993 and vacant for 10 years the Elkader Cinema's present owners Lee and Diane Akin refurbished it complete with original marquee with a volunteer group and some community grants. Cinedigm helped the Akins self-financiers and CBG members to keep the theatre open as the industry transformed to digital.