SMPTE today announced that it will be working with the Digital Production Partnership on a joint pilot specification project to create an Interoperable Master Format specification for broadcast and online.
Distribution & Exhibition
Éclair and EuropaCorp have announced that Luc Besson’s latest film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, will be available in ÉclairColor and in 2D in select cinemas in France July 26 and in Germany July 20, via Universum Films.
Harkness will provide the screens for all the screenings and other content displayed at Expocine 2017.
CineStar has signed an agreement with Ymagis Group’s CinemaNext to oversee all projection and audio installations, field services and technical customer service for CineStar’s entire network of 52 locations across Germany, representing a total of 409 screens.
Wonder Woman's audience evolved in a similar manner as most blockbusters but with some trends notably magnified, according to an audience evolution report released by Movio. While the female and fifty and older segments of the audience generally grow over the course of a blockbuster’s run, Wonder Woman’s female audience nearly reached parity with the male audience by the third week.
Kantar Millward Brown, a specialized consumer research firm, and 4D cinema seating company CJ 4DPlex have announced the results of jointly conducted research entitled Consumer Perception Trends of Global Cinema. The results of the study, conducted in June 2017, are based on 3,000 consumers across the United Kingdom, Japan, and China who watch movies in cinemas more than twice in a year in their given location. The research has found a significant global preference for 4DX technology over traditional movie viewing.
Rikard Steiber, president of Viveport and senior vice president virtual reality at HTC Vive, will give a conference keynote presentation September 16 at IBC2017 looking at the road ahead for virtual reality. The session will look at the emerging swathe of consumer devices and services, such as the Viveport VR app store, as well as showcasing successful VR experiences across platforms, from entertainment to sports content.
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne issued a report this week in which he argues that the big studios should get serious about premium on-demand video and suggests that Hollywood release feature films to the home while they’re still showing in movie theatres.
Oscar-winning animation studio Laika, creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, brings its pop-up exhibit The Laika Experience to the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter July 14-23.
Dixie State University’s DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival today announced its 2017 lineup of 40 feature length and 24 short films. The festival runs September 4-9, includes films from 15 countries.