The CTC has named Sarah Lewthwaite, managing director and senior vice president Europe, Movio, and Sandie Caffelle, sales and marketing manager, Jack Roe to its board of governors.
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Hoyts Cinema today announced it has launched its skill for Amazon Alexa. The aim is to bring moviegoers more accessible ways to find out what’s on at the movies and when, in an all-new consumer experience.
The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, chief executive officer of Cinépolis, with the 2018 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon. Mitch Neuhauser, CinemaCon’s managing director made the announcement.
Digital distribution company Alchimie is extending its partnership with Unified Streaming. Alchimie, headquartered just outside Paris, advises rights owners who are dealing with companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, and Orange to name a few. Unified Streaming has worked with Alchimie since 2015. By installing their web-server plug-in Unified Origin, Alchimie says it has been able to offer stable, scalable live and on-demand streaming to all its partners, who, in turn, can unfailingly satisfy their customers as the final users
The Modern Cinema Group has opened a London office for its new media exchange now named the MOCI Media Exchange. With the help of the finance team working for the Dubai-based Pride Group, London was selected as an ideal location for the new media exchange due to its favorable geographical location as well as its long history of hosting successful international exchanges.
The Yashan International Resort Hotel, a five-star resort in the picturesque district of Yashan in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, has installed a Christie CP2308 digital cinema projector and Christie Vive Audio system in its in-house VIP theatre. The theatre features an 11-meter wide screen and seats one hundred guests.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the schedule for their annual conference, which will include networking sessions and talks from prominent industry leaders. The conference will take place February 7 at Vue West End in Leicester Square, London.
H. Loren Nielsen has joined Xperi Corporation as vice president, content relations and strategy. Nielsen will serve as the studio liaison for DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, a wholly owned Xperi subsidiary.
Vista Group International has announced that Kimbal Riley will take over as group CEO from Murray Holdaway. Holdaway will take up the position of chief product officer and will continue in his role as an executive director on the Vista Group board. This has taken place as part of a succession planning process. The transition takes effect April 3.
MoviePass today announced MoviePass Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary founded to co-acquire films with film distributors. The announcement was made at The Sundance Film Festival during MoviePass’ content series Off-Script: The Future of Film to a room of filmmakers, producers, directors, investors, distributors, and other industry executives.