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Cartoons Comfort Children with Cancer

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:42 -- Nick Dager

Being by Yourself is one of 20 animated shorts produced by the Imaginary Friend Society, a joint project of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and advertising agency RPA. Each short tackles a different cancer-related subject in a warm and child-friendly manner. In the animated shorts that were created by Renegade Animation, kids suffering from cancer get advice on dealing with the loneliness that accompanies long hospital stays.

Deluxe Authoring Services Now Dolby Vision Approved

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:55 -- Nick Dager

The Deluxe Entertainment Services Group announced today that its compression and authoring services are now Dolby Vision approved, which will rapidly facilitate the release of more high-quality 4K UHD Blu-ray content into the market. Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: The Last Knight will be one of the first Dolby Vision 4K UHD Blu-ray titles delivered.

FLiK Cinemas Selects Destiny Seating, Volfoni 3D for New Multiplex

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:08 -- Nick Dager

FLiK Cinemas has selected Destiny Seating and Volfoni to equip their new platinum-class multiplexes. Volfoni partnered with Destiny Seating to supply FLiK Cinemas with their 3D hardware systems. FLiK Cinemas has recently completed the first platinum-class and gold-class multiplex in the Gulf Cooperation region, which comprises the energy rich Gulf monarchies Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

AMIA, Boston Light & Sound, Film Foundation Host 35mm Projection Workshop

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:53 -- Nick Dager

The Association of Moving Image Archivists and Boston Light & Sound, in partnership with Martin Scorsese’s non-profit organization The Film Foundation, will host a three-day, intermediate-level film projection workshop offering expert-led training in the proper handling and presentation of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event takes place October 30 through November 1 at Boston Light & Sound in Boston.

Cinemark Transforms the Lobby

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:15 -- Nick Dager

The One Network Alliance – a strategic partnership between Barco and in-theatre marketing pioneer Vision Media – will commercially debut its turnkey digital Lobby Experience at Cinemark’s Plano, Texas and Playa Vista, Los Angeles theatres this month. This will enable Cinemark to transform its cinema lobbies into immersive storytelling environments using digital content viewed on billboard-size displays.

Fandango Acquires MovieTickets

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:31 -- Nick Dager

Fandango announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MovieTickets.com, the online movie ticket service for moviegoers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Latin America. MovieTickets.com will join brands Fandango, Flixster, Ingresso and Fandango Latin America to create a suite of movie ticketing properties, serving hundreds of millions of moviegoers worldwide. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter this year.

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Shaking Up Event Cinema

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:31 -- Nick Dager

El Rey Network’s lucha libre wrestling series Lucha Underground will be the first U.S. television series to screen in the immersive CJ 4DPlex 4DX seating format. Ultima Lucha Tres – Part IV, the season three finale, will screen at a private event for media and fans in the 4DX auditorium at the Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14 October 17.

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Deluxe Forms New Technology Division

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Deluxe has formed Deluxe Technologies, a new division with more than 250 engineers from six tech centers around the world. Deluxe has played a key role in the technical evolution of the entertainment industry over the last century, and this is an initial step in the next transformation, towards Deluxe as a virtualized services and platform company.

Doc Asks: Are We Alone?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:56 -- Nick Dager

Are we alone in the universe is a question that human beings have pondered likely since the dawn of time. The new documentary film ET Contact: They Are Here documents the jaw-dropping stories of individuals from around the world who share similar accounts of extraterrestrial otherworldly encounters. Written, directed and produced by Caroline Cory, the film takes viewers on an extraordinary journey to uncover whether these seemingly independent yet parallel reports may actually be scientific evidence of a greater phenomenon at work.

AMIA Webinars Address Latest Media Preservation Practices

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:07 -- Nick Dager

The Association of Moving Image Archivists will present a series of online webinars in partnership with the Northwest Document Conservation Center. The webinars, designed to educate professionals in the archive and preservation communities on the latest processes impacting their work, begin October 12 and run through November 2, and are priced individually.

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