The Ymagis Group today announced the launch of a professional license program for its EclairColor high dynamic range system in favor of independent film laboratories, content services companies and projection system integrators. EclairColor used by filmmakers and content creators to significantly enhance the cinema experience by bringing richer colors, greater brightness and definition, more depth of field and more density to the screen.
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MoviePass has signed a media partnership with iHeartMedia, a leading U.S. multi-media company. The new agreement includes an extensive marketing campaign across iHeartMedia’s multiplatform network including radio, digital, social and live events to help build further brand awareness of MoviePass and target new subscribers in select U.S. metro markets that have active movie-going audiences. In addition, iHeartMedia will be an authorized reseller of ad inventory across the MoviePass website and mobile app.
The Society of Camera Operators has announced the honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Awards, Camera Operator of the Year for both the film and television categories. The recipients will be announced at the February 3 Awards hosted at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Regal Entertainment has added a 4DX screen to its Washington, D.C. location the Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14. This is the first 4DX screen in the market and Regal’s sixth overall.
Screenvision Media today announced a record year of business, with robust year-over-year organic revenue growth in 2017, including eight percent revenue per patron growth, reinforcing the marketplace demand for cinema advertising’s ultimate premium video offering.
Ymagis Group today reported that the Bpifrance Assurance Export, acting on behalf of the French State, has approved an overall investment budget of €6 million to help accelerate the development of the EclairColor high dynamic range system in the United States and Canada.
Leading event cinema distributor Fathom Events today reported that 26 of its titles grossed more than $1 million each at the box office in 2017. This statistic sets a new record and is a significant achievement over the company’s 2016 box office success of 14 titles passing this threshold, further demonstrating the increasing value and audience interest in event cinema.
IMAX and CJ CGV today announced a sales agreement for four new IMAX theatres to be added to existing and new multiplexes in Turkey. The theatres will be operated by CJ CGV subsidiary, Mars Entertainment Group, operator of the largest cinema circuit in Turkey. The agreement brings to 133 the exhibitor’s total IMAX commitment with theatres in South Korea, China, Vietnam and Turkey.
The Indian film entertainment company Eros International announced today that Eros Now, its digital over-the-top South Asian entertainment platform has reached 80 million registered users and five million paying subscribers worldwide. This represents growth of more than 150 percent since the end of 2016.
The American Society of Cinematographers has announced the nominees in all categories of the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Winners will be revealed at the organization’s February 17 ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom. This year’s emcee is Ben Mankiewicz, a longtime host on Turner Classic Movies.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group today announced that it has appointed two senior executives to the London-based leadership team to align digital cinema, delivery and localization: Andrew Bell joins Deluxe as senior vice president, operations and technology, EMEA. George Eyles has been promoted to senior vice president, commercial and business development, worldwide. Both Bell and Eyles will report to Walter Schonfeld, worldwide president of Deluxe Distribution.
Less than 30 days after announcing its milestone of one million subscribers, MoviePass announced today that it has added another 500,000 new paying subscribers since December 12, 2017. MoviePass is a majority-owned subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Analytics.
Brazilian exhibitor Spcine, which is focused on bringing cinemas to low-income areas in São Paulo, has deployed Christie digital cinema projection systems in its 20 recently opened theatres in the city. The installation was carried out by Christie partner Seal Telecom.
In Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji. Director Jake Kasdan has introduced many clever twists to the action-adventure, and that created plenty of opportunities for the film’s sound crew to get creative with sound. All sound services were completed at Sony Pictures Post Production Services.
CJ 4DPlex says it finished 2017 with record gross box office and attendance for its 4DX immersive seating cinema format. Additionally, the company says, more new 4DX locations opened in 2017 than any other year, reaching 475 locations worldwide.
FotoKem was the facility of choice for providing comprehensive creative and technical services from pre-production through final deliverables on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney/Lucasfilm. The facility built technically advanced solutions that supported the creative team through their interplanetary production from dailies to color grade.
CJ 4DPlex has announced the locations of the next four 4DX theatre locations to open as part of its agreement with Cinépolis. The next 4DX theatre part of the agreement will open in Mexicali, Mexico on January 15, bringing the total number of 4DX sites in Mexico to 31.
Germany’s Cinecitta’ Nuremberg, one of Europe’s largest and most technically advanced multiplexes, has purchased two Sony Digital Cinema SRX-R815DS 4K laser dual projection systems. Meanwhile, CineSpace also purchased a SRX-R815DS system for the 25-meter screen at its luxurious Waterfront complex in Bremen. The auditorium also features Dolby Atmos sound.
Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé announced today that it will open at least 50 CJ 4DPlex 4DX locations in Europe by 2020.
In response to the patent infringement lawsuit filed by RealD against it Volfoni today issued the following official statement on innovation to the cinema industry: