Distribution & Exhibition

Core Male Fans First to See Star Wars

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 13:44 -- Nick Dager

Movio has released insights on the audience buying tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The opening night audience of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is 70.4 percent male which is 6.5 percentage points greater than opening night audience of Jurassic World (63.9 percent, on par with a typical blockbuster), Movio found.

Christie Brings Magic to Star Wars Premiere

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 12:18 -- Nick Dager

Christie provided guests attending the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with truly spectacular red carpet displays. “Disney and Christie have been sharing projection and display ideas and innovations for several years now to provide audiences with unparalleled moviegoing experiences,” said Michael Kern, Disney’s vice president, special events production and technical services, “so there was no question regarding who we would enlist to provide spectacular red carpet displays to make this a special night for everyone attending.”

Weischer.Media Signs Ymagis Group’s Melody TMS to Cinema.Reloaded Ready Program

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 12:35 -- Nick Dager

Weischer.Media and Ymagis Group today announced that the 2.1 version of the Theatre Management System Melody has been certified by Weischer.Media as Cinema.Reloaded ready, signifying that Melody TMS is fully compatible with Weischer.Media’s digital cinema advertising solution, Cinema.Reloaded when interfaced with the required OneDCN pre-show system.

Alliance for IP Media Solutions Launched to Promote Open Standards

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 12:32 -- Nick Dager

A group of broadcast and media industry suppliers including Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo and Snell Advanced Media have collaborated to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This new, independent trade association’s mandate is to bring IP solutions to market that offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards, and integrate seamlessly into media workflow environments to foster industry innovation and efficiency. The group’s efforts will be focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.

MediaMation MX4D Debuts in Dubai

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:13 -- Nick Dager

MediaMation has been commissioned to produce a 132-seat MX4D Motion EFX Theatre for Reel Cinemas in The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination. The Reel Cinemas project is scheduled for installation this month. Middle Eastern systems integrator Scrabble is handling the installation.



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