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Final Speakers Set for Digital Cinema Summit

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:39 -- Nick Dager

The final roster of speakers has been set for the first Digital Cinema Summit. These top digital cinema technology authorities from around the world will address a range of issues facing professionals in all phases of the motion picture industry. The half-day event takes place February 6 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam the Netherlands. Nick Dager, Editor & Publisher of Digital Cinema Report created the Summit in conjunction with Integrated Systems Europe. The theme is Transforming the Moviegoing Experience; its purpose is to give digital cinema technology center stage.

Dolby Vision Certification Awarded to Eurofins Digital Media Services New York

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:09 -- Nick Dager

The New York facility of Eurofins Digital Media Services has been granted a Certification in Dolby Vision Quality Control Services. Eurofins is the first dedicated Dolby Vision quality assurance facility on the East Coast, meeting the growing demand for quality control and testing services in New York City.

BTS World Tour, Love Yourself Releasing in ScreenX Format

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:12 -- Nick Dager

The concert film BTS World Tour, Love Yourself, in Seoul, will be released in CJ 4DPlex’s multi-screen ScreenX format on January 26 for a two-week run. The film was shot at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul last August and captures the opening of the current tour. The tour has already drawn thousands of fans spanning the world from North America to Europe and Asia, and has proved to be the most sought-after tour of 2018.

DCI Must Do More on HDR

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:41 -- Michael Karagosian

In November, the Digital Cinema Initiative posted two new draft documents towards a high dynamic range specification for cinema titled Direct View Display D-Cinema Addendum and High Dynamic Range D-Cinema Addendum. They represent a major improvement over DCI’s previous draft, which I wrote about last September [DCI Has Lost Its Way https://bit.ly/2Omcnoa]. In contrast, the new documents are well written, detailed, explanatory and responsive. But questions remain and cost matters, leaving plenty of room for improvement.

Roma Has a Special Screening in Mexico

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:20 -- Nick Dager

For the space of a few hours, the Presidential Heliport Garden turned into a vast open-air movie theatre where 3,000 people were able to see Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma free of charge on a screen measuring 15 metres wide by 7 metres high with Christie RGB laser projection and Dolby 7.1 sound. The screening was organized by Mexico’s Ministry of Culture.

Éclair Appoints Peltret Country Manager for Germany

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:27 -- Nick Dager

Éclair today announced the appointment of Andreas Peltret as its new country manager for Germany effective immediately. He is responsible for managing Éclair's content services in Germany, including theatrical delivery, digital distribution, preservation, post-production, restoration, as well as versioning & accessibility through its Berlin-based Éclair Studios (Christa Kistner Synchronproduktion) and Studio 7 Synchron und Untertitel in Karlsruhe, and exhibitor services with Cine-Logistics. Peltret reports directly to Éclair senior vice president Pascal Mogavero.

Abramorama Releasing McCartney Tour Movie

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:22 -- Nick Dager

Abramorama is partnering with MPL/Capitol/UMe to premiere Paul McCartney’s The Bruce McMouse Show in select theaters around the world on January 21. The Bruce McMouse Show is a previously never-before seen film that tells the story of how Paul McCartney and Wings came to meet the inimitable impresario Bruce McMouse. Part concert film, part animated feature, The Bruce McMouse Show features footage from Wings’ 1972 European tour from Red Rose Speedway, interspersed with animated scenes that introduce a family of mice living under the stage.

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Fathom Names Andrew Goldman VP of Programming

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:03 -- Nick Dager

In its effort to meet audience demand for exceptional content, Fathom Events has hired Andrew Goldman as vice president of programming. Based in New York, Goldman will bring his creative expertise and industry-wide relationships to help Fathom grow its cable, broadcast, Broadway and other verticals to acquire high-value content that has broad audience appeal.

Fandango, IMAX Partner on VOD

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

FandangoNow, Fandango’s video on-demand service, will become the first U.S. digital retailer for IMAX Enhanced films releasing to home video. FandangoNow will have exclusive rights as the sole transactional VOD service to feature this content in the U.S. through 2019. The IMAX Enhanced program is a certification and licensing program, combining IMAX digitally re-mastered 4K high dynamic range content and DTS audio technologies.

ASC Picks Top 100 Films in 20th Century Cinematography

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:49 -- Nick Dager

The American Society of Cinematographers celebrates its 100th anniversary today and to mark the occasion, the society released their members’ list of 100 Milestone Films in the art and craft of cinematography of the 20th century. The list is the first of its kind to showcase the best of cinematography as selected by professional cinematographers. The list culminates in a Top 10, with the other 90 titles unranked. The Top 10 films are:

IBC2019 Opens Call for Technical Papers

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:51 -- Nick Dager

The International Broadcasting Convention is now accepting submissions of technical papers for its annual conference, which is being held this September in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Following an increase in female speakers at the conference in 2018, up from 14 percent in 2017 to 37 percent, IBC is encouraging applications from a globally diverse audience.

Jackson WWl Documentary To Be Re-Released

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 09:44 -- Nick Dager

On the heels of its already record-breaking release, and in response to popular demand, a third Fathom Events date has been added for Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-heralded WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson. The film will be screened at more than 1,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada on Monday, January 21, taking advantage of the long Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.

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