National CineMedia and American Multi-Cinema have reached an agreement that enables AMC to comply with the Department of Justice’s Final Order on its acquisition of Carmike Cinemas, while reaffirming the companies’ commitment to their continued partnership.
Distribution & Exhibition
Éclair, Ymagis Group’s content services business unit, today announced a strategic alliance with the Art House Convergence, USA’s premier non-profit association in support of independent film exhibition and distribution. This new alliance was sealed during AHC’s 10th Anniversary Conference held just prior to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Screenvision Media will be the first customer for Sito LABS (Location Audience Behavioral Sciences), a data as a service mobile marketing platform to help marketers analyze and target consumers. Through Sito LABS, marketers can use Sito Mobile’s location-based data to access enhanced behavioral data and analytics about custom audiences and locations.
Representatives from the European digital cinema technology and services company Ymagis Group returned to Hollywood last week to give private demos of their ÉclairColor process at the Harmony Gold theatre on Sunset Boulevard. Presenting side-by-side clips from last year’s release The Neon Demon, they showed high dynamic range images with high contrast, deep blacks, excellent highlight detail and vibrant colors.
Movio has signed a data licensing agreement with Screenvision Media for access to the Movio Media platform, which aggregates moviegoer data to provide film distributors, studios and screen advertisers with audience insights as well as targeted, cost-effective campaign solutions. More than 14 million active U.S. moviegoers are profiled within Movio Media, from 33 percent of North American screens of the large cinema circuits or cinemas with more than 20 screens.
Cinema-industry veteran Curt Behlmer, senior vice president, content solutions and industry relations, Dolby Laboratories, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Ken Mason Inter-Society Award. The award honors an individual who has made outstanding long-term contributions leading to the overall improvement of the motion picture experience. Behlmer will receive the award at a ceremony on March 28 at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Long-time film industry executive Debbie Mann is returning to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group as senior vice president, operations and client relations, Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema. Mann will have a dual focus on distribution services and the customer experience as DTDC drives forward with new innovations and initiatives to expand its business globally.
MZC Quanjing Cinema is the first cinema complex in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to be fully equipped with Christie Vive Audio.
Emaar Entertainment subsidiary Reel Cinemas is installing Dolby Atmos immersive audio across its entire theatre chain in the Middle East. Reel Cinemas will deploy Dolby’s latest SLS loudspeaker, including the new SLS 3-Axis Speaker MA390C, making it the first to install the system across an entire cinema circuit. The installation will be one of the largest rollouts of Dolby Atmos screens by any multiplex chain in the Middle East and will include featuring the Dolby Atmos experience at the outlet at The Dubai Mall.
Barco and ETC announced today that they are in the midst of serious discussions wherein ETC would acquire High End Systems, Barco’s lighting activities, part of the Entertainment division. While the timeline for the completion of this acquisition is still unknown, both parties are committed to moving forward with a successful transaction.