Screenvision Media has unveiled a creative launch pad ad unit that provides an unprecedented platform for ads to make their debut in cinema. The new ad unit will have a dedicated introduction and premium placement within Screenvision Media’s Front + Center preshow. The announcement was made today at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
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A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be a real mermaid, in the 1930s period tale The Little Mermaid, a live-action film inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and co-directed by Chris Bouchard and Blake Harris. Book-ended in the present day, The Little Mermaid gave cinematographer Neil Oseman the opportunity to use Cooke S4/i lenses to their fullest, capturing the look he loves from the fantasy/adventure films of the 1980s and1990s for The Little Mermaid’s 1930s look.
Ymagis Group announced today that Barco high contrast 6P laser cinema projection systems are now ÉclairColor-compliant. The announcement was made in Barcelona during CineEurope, the official convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) in Europe.
Horizon Cinema plans to open a new Dolby Atmos multiplex in Russia. Based in Rostov-on-Don, the 13-screen multiplex is set to open by the end of 2017 and will be the biggest Dolby Atmos multiplex in Russia.
At CineEurope 2017 in Barcelona, Spain today Unique Digital launched Unique Ticket, a new, socially aware online ticketing platform and mobile application.
Atomic Fiction has named Marc Chu to lead the studio's animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he most recently served as animation director, bringing more than 20 years of experience animating and supervising the creation of everything from aliens and spaceships to pirates and superheroes.
Barco has announced that more than 50 theater complexes, including 20 in EMEA, are now all-Barco laser multiplexes, utilizing a combination of Barco Flagship Laser and Smart Laser projectors.
Members of the International Union of Cinemas, which represents European cinema associations and key operators, today elected a new board to serve the organization for the next two years. The decision – made during the organization’s General Assembly at CineEurope, UNIC’s official convention in Barcelona – saw Phil Clapp, CEO of the UK Cinema Association, re-appointed as president and a number of other key board positions confirmed
Unique Digital and Cinema Equipment and Supplies unveiled Cielo 4.0 today at CineEurope 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. “The goal of the new design and module is to integrate your management tasks, analytics reporting, and equipment alerts into an enterprise IoT platform, enabling unity and collaboration across your circuit,” said Rick Cabrera, Unique Digital’s vice president of technology.
Christie is the exclusive digital projection partner for the Shanghai International Film Festival for the ninth consecutive year. The event, which is taking place from June 17-26, is China’s only non-specialized competitive international film festival accredited by the Paris-based Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films. Currently in its 20th year, the star-studded festival kicked off in style with the screening of Danish Academy Award-winning film and television director Bille August’s latest film The Chinese Widow starring Emile Hirsch and Crystal Liu, while Chinese director Zheng Chang’s crime action film Detonator will close the event.
Ymagis Group’s CinemaNext and Éclair are showcasing ÉclairColor’s high dynamic range technology at CineEurope from June 19-21 in Barcelona (Spain) at the Cinesa cinema complex, located in the Diagonal Mar Shopping Mall.
Screenvision Media is integrating Unique Digital’s RosettaBridge Theater Management System into its preshow. Enabling automated ingestion and programming of ad content directly to an exhibitor showing level, the integration provides Screenvision Media’s US network of exhibitors with a new choice of integrated TMS for their locations and operations.
Sony Digital Cinema 4K has launched Finity, a new campaign to promote the company’s Premium Large Format projection systems. European customers in the UK, Germany, Ireland, and Turkey have already committed to the new offering that combines Sony’s HDR-ready 4K dual projection technology with a complimentary suite of tailored branding assets and marketing support. Exhibitors equipped with the current family of Sony high-contrast SRX-R500 series dual projection systems have no need for any additional investment.
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that include several new features and added functions.
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE and the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section will conduct a joint meeting June 22 to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality. AR is creating new ways for people to experience the world. At this joint meeting of the SMPTE Hollywood Section and VES Los Angeles, a panel of experts will provide an overview of the AR landscape and the technologies driving it. They will also share insights into emerging business opportunities and offer advice on what it takes to get involved in this exciting new field.
At CineEurope 2017 Coca-Cola has joined forces with Barco to set up a Barco Lobby Experience to demonstrate how exhibitors can turn their cinema lobbies into enjoyable destinations to make the movie-going experience memorable.
Sony has named Damien Weissenburger business head of Sony Digital Cinema 4K in parallel with current responsibilities as business head of corporate and education solutions. Based in the UK, he will oversee strategic growth plans for the two separate business entities.
Premiere Cinemas has adopted Unique Digital’s RosettaPOS softwarein all its sites, effective immediately. “We are very pleased to have been instrumental in the development and implementation of RosettaPOS, in close cooperation with the team at Unique Digital,” said David Horáček, co-owner of Premiere Cinemas.
Éclair today announced the launch of its UHD 4K Blu-ray authoring services with the French release of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land.
Dolby Laboratories today announced that Warner Bros. Pictures’ Horse Soldiers is the 100th Dolby Cinema title. "Reaching the 100th announced title for Dolby Cinema is a tremendous accomplishment that couldn’t have been achieved without the support from the directors and filmmakers who want to use the best technology for their storytelling,” said Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema business group, Dolby Laboratories. “In 2017 we announced 44 Dolby Cinema titles, more than any other premium format, which is a testament to the ongoing commitment from Hollywood and studios around the world to deliver the best experience to the cinema.”