The Event Cinema Association has announced the line up for its second annual conference, taking place October 16 at the recently restored independent cinema, the Genesis in Mile End, East London. Featuring two panel discussions concerning marketing event cinema and a focus on new business models and technology, the conference also has a unique new format, a total of six break out sessions taking place over the course of the day. Sponsors of the conference include DSAT Cinema, LANsat, Rentrak, Philips, DCM and Audience Entertainment.
The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over North American movie theaters on Wednesday, September 10th for a one-night-only showing of the film Duran Duran: Unstaged. This movie showcases the band’s March 23, 2011 concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, which was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series that celebrated the band’s All You Need Is Now album and world tour. Screenvision in alliance with Phase 4 Films will screen the film in over 300 locations.
Tony Miceli has joined Electrosonic as executive consultant working with the entertainment sales and the design consulting teams. He will be based in Electrosonic’s Orlando office.
Evan Saxon, founder and managing partner of D&E Entertainment has re-launched Evan Saxon Productions, a global entertainment content distribution and marketing company. For the past 10 years, along with delivering alternative content and event cinema strategies for content owners and movie theatres worldwide, Saxon has been creating innovative distribution and marketing campaigns for major studios, indie films, and documentaries.
Experienced freelance colorist and online editor Ian Grey was responsible for the stylish 2D color grading for Globe on Screen's three titles for Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2014 theatre season. The plays include three of the playwright's most popular and well-known works: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and The Tempest, which were recently released through the Arts Alliance Media. Grey did the grading on a Mistika. Mastering and deliverables, including conversion for cinema, were completed at BTV Post by its digital media services department.
Arts Alliance Ventures announced today that it is merging its existing opera-to-rock cinema content businesses into a single integrated company to capitalize on the rapidly growing global market for event cinema.
Arts Alliance Media has announced that Howard Kiedaisch will be stepping down as CEO after nine years in the position. John Aalbers, former CEO of telecom industry software provider Volubill, will become CEO effective July 7. In addition AAM’s Cinema distribution division will merge with its content production and finance company, and sister company to AAM, Mr. Wolf. This merger will create a separate, newly integrated content production, finance, distribution and marketing business focused on delivering Event Cinema. The new company will do business under the name Arts Alliance Limited.
The West End triple Olivier Award winning production of Ghosts – the third title in the West End Theatre Series – was shot in high definition by Digital Theatre and will be distributed in UK theatres on June 26. Distributed by CinemaLive, Ghosts will be the first live event cinema production captured in the Dolby Atmos sound format. This working collaboration will not only enhance the already powerful storytelling on stage and screen, but raises the bar for event cinema.
Douglas Carter Beane’s 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning June 23 during Gay Pride Week in many cities. This presentation is made possible by Screenvision and Lincoln Center.
The Event Cinema Association will host an ECA Lounge for members attending CineEurope in June in Barcelona, Spain. The lounge will be located in a large area on Level 1 of the Convention Centre directly off of the foyer. The 18-month-old trade association will be hosting a number of events over the course of the week designed to give value back to its members and continue its commitment to promote and support the event cinema industry.