Screenvision Media today announced the launch of Screenvision Sports, a new division that will capture advertising dollars to drive incremental revenue for professional sports leagues, teams and properties. Initial partnerships with the New York Mets, Minor League Baseball, ISM Connect, which manages digital fan experiences for NASCAR; and the American Hockey League, projecting an audience of more than 40 million for the 2020 season.
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Earlier this year the non-profit organization Women in Exhibition was formed to become a worthwhile resource for every woman in exhibition by offering positive mentoring programs, educational and support activities and to assist with both existing and transitional career opportunities. This week, two of WIE’s executive committee and founding members spoke at the second annual Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, which is wrapping up today at the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul.
James Longeretta, owner of post-production systems provider Vortechs, has teamed with veteran supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Joe Schultz (Once Upon a Time, Lost, Amazing Stories for Apple TV) to launch Waterman Sound. The facility offers sound editorial, sound design, mixing, and automated dialogue replacement from its newly built studio in Toluca Lake, California. The company has hired ADR mixer Marilyn Morris (Captain Marvel, Miss Sloane), formerly of Skywalker Sound and Dubbing Brothers, to helm its ADR stage
Veteran colorist Kevin Michael Kirwan (American Crime Story, American Horror Story) has joined Periscope Post & Audio. Kirwan brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior colorist and credits on more than 40 television series. At Periscope, he will perform final color out of an all-new color-grading suite in Periscope’s facility in Hollywood, which launched earlier this year.
For as long as he can remember, producer/mixer Alvin Wee has loved music and film; and he was fortunate enough to cut his teeth working with composers and record producers in Los Angeles on film projects such as Kung Fu Panda, Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle. Having such a strong background in the industry, Wee takes pride in knowing that when someone hands a project off to him it will be done correctly, and well.
Cinépolis will make its entry into Northern California on November 22 with the soft opening of Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas San Mateo. The 837-seat, 10-screen, 50,042-square-foot luxury theatre will serve as the entertainment anchor for Hillsdale Shopping Center.
The Kuwait National Cinema Company has installed Unique X’s RosettaBridge theatre management systems product suite within the Kuwaiti territory, enabling KNCC theatres, operating under the Cinescape brand, to automate and centrally manage its theatre portfolio, while automating much of the daily booth operations. The technology package also includes a Basekey key digital messaging system.
Announcing its participation in the Emerging Cinema Markets conference in Istanbul November 19-21, Influx Worldwide has extended its dedicated African program of cinema technology products and services for African movie theatres – It’s Showtime for Africa – into 2020. The program is offered on a low- to no-cost basis to qualifying cinema exhibitors, to enable digital movie ticketing, loyalty and subscription programs for moviegoers across the continent.
Established in 1994 by composer, sound designer and dialogue director Rob King, Green Street Studios has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in audio and music production for video games, film, music and other media. Anticipating the growing acceptance of immersive-sound projects for games, film and television, King spent much of the last two years auditioning speakers for the 7.1.4 array he knew would become the standard in the emerging immersive media environment.
CJ4DPlex and The Walt Disney Studios have announced the release of 20th Century Fox’s Ford v Ferrari in the 270-degree, panoramic ScreenX format. Ford v Ferrari in ScreenX will be coming to theatres worldwide beginning November 13 and will be releasing on 270 screens, across 27 countries, including 32 screens in the U.S. with Regal Cinemas, B&B Theatres and CGV Cinemas. The film opens in the U.S. on November 15.
Visual Data Media Services, the West London provider of digital supply chain services to global content owners and distributors, has announced the opening of a new digital screening room. The new facility is fully 4K and Dolby Atmos capable and comprises a 10-seat theatre built around a NEC 4K projector and fed by a Doremi digital cinema server. A Dolby Atmos CP950 sound processor is linked to JBL speakers and Crown amplifiers.
BAFTA and Emmy award-winning visual effects and animation house Jellyfish Pictures is using Pixit Media’s PixStor’s new secure container services to meet the highest security accreditation standards, while supporting collaborative workflows across its multiple sites.
The multi-sensory 4DX format from CJ 4DPlex drew $22 million at the global box office in October, which, according to the company is an increase of 16 percent year-over-year, making it the highest ever recorded for the month of October in the history of the company.
The first Comscore Awards Turkey will be presented November 20 at the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference 2019 in Istanbul. The Comscore Awards recognize the achievements of the people, companies and organizations that work to support, develop and grow the industry.
At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference in Baltimore, four awards will be presented by the organization to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of preservation. The ceremony will take place on November 14 at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, where the convention runs from November 13-16.
The Hollywood Professional Association and the HPA Awards Committee have announced that respected journalist Peter Caranicas will be honored with the HPA Legacy Award. Caranicas is the first recipient of the honor. Given only at the discretion of the HPA Awards Committee and HPA Board of Directors, the HPA Legacy Award honors inspiring leaders, mentors, influencers, and those who have made consistent and valuable contributions to the industry. The award will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Ziva Dynamics has won the Monolith Award for Technology for its flagship simulation software, Ziva VFX. The annual award is presented to the achievement that represents “the most outstanding innovations in technology" across the media and entertainment industry. It was presented live to Ziva Dynamics on November 9 at the Infinity Festival in Hollywood.
The trade association New York Women in Film and Television has partnered with GoIndieTV to showcase showcase the work of its talented membership through the third annual NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival. Members are invited to submit their short films, TV pilots and webisodes to the festival, which will run on GoIndieTV.com and on Roku for public viewing in early 2020.
The not-for-profit independent trade organization Cinema Technology Community has announced the recipients of its 2019 awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that continue to drive excellence in moviegoing through the use of technology and outstanding service to the industry.
Cineworld has renovated its Newport Spytty Park theatre with three premium formats to create the most immersive cinema in Wales. Mo Williams, general manager of Cineworld Newport Spytty Park said, “We are absolutely delighted to be the first in the area to open 4DX, ScreenX and Superscreen [auditoriums] in the one cinema. I can’t wait to welcome movie fans from Newport and beyond to visit the most immersive cinema in Wales.”