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Ymagis Names Benoît Jacheet CFO

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:28 -- Nick Dager

Ymagis Group today announced the appointment of Benoît Jacheet as chief financial officer. He succeeds Jean Firôme in the position. Jacheet joined Ymagis Group’s finance department last month to assist in its current financial restructuring. His appointment as CFO as part of a transition mission gives him the means to carry out the necessary reforms to reorganize the finance function and quickly establish a cash culture and improved operational performance among all managers across the group.

My Brief MoviePass Affair

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:06 -- Sara Dager

I’m a survivor of the great MoviePass era and I’m here to tell you my story. It's been nearly a year since I gave up my ten dollars a month subscription to the "unlimited" MoviePass program. To this day the choices I made and the blind faith I had in the system surprise me. I like to think it all started innocently enough, the concept of free unlimited movies at any theatre. No limits? No loopholes? No extra fees? It was intoxicating, to say the least, and I fell for it all hook, line, and sinker. And for a while there, it was a truly beautiful affair.

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Videohouse Upgrades its Subtitling Capabilities

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:50 -- Nick Dager

Belgium media facility Videohouse recently upgraded its SubtitleNext Explorer and Expert software suites from PBT EU, primarily for creating subtitles for TV series and movies. Videohouse chose SubtitleNext in September 2018, to enhance its content services department. Since then, Videohouse has been working nonstop on several projects that have been subtitled using SubtitleNext. Recent notable projects include series Vikings, Big Little Lies and Siren.

Showcase SuperLux Introduces Arts Programs

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:28 -- Nick Dager

Boston-area theatre Showcase SuperLux has launched a new program that elevates the cinematic experience through specially curated artwork installations and live performances by noted local musicians. In addition to the superior comfort, dining and entertainment offerings available at Showcase SuperLux, guests will now enjoy ongoing arts programs inspired by classic and current films.

Sony Announces HFR Upgrades for Venice

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:14 -- Nick Dager

Sony has announced that, following the Version 4.0 firmware release this June for its Venice digital cinema camera, which includes a high frame rate license to support 120fps at 4K 2.39:1, 110fps at 4K 17:9, 75fps at 4K 4:3 and 60fps at 6K 3:2, Venice’s Version 5.0 update will further enable cinematographers to shoot at speeds of up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9/1.85:1. This addition enables Venice to capture three times slow motion at 24p, even in 6K. Cinematographers can utilize the same camera across multiple speeds, maintaining the full-frame shallow depth of field, as well as the high picture quality of oversampling in 6K.

Atomos Introduces Neon 4K HDR Field Monitor-Recorders

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:11 -- Nick Dager

Atomos Limited has introduced Neon, an all-new line-up of precision 4K HDR field monitor-recorders for on-set or in-studio production where reliable and trustworthy monitoring is essential. Neon comes in four screen sizes, 17-inch, 24-inch, 31-inch and 55-inch, ensuring that no matter the critical production usage, every crew member sees an accurate image representation so directors know with confidence that they have got the shot, that cinematographers ensure consistent exposure, focus pullers maintain the sharpness of an actor's eyes, and so editors and color graders can lock down the creative intent from shot to shot.

Spider-Man Coming to ScreenX Theatres

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:30 -- Nick Dager

Sony Pictures has announced that Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in the 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format on July 2nd. It marks the first Sony Pictures film to be converted into ScreenX. Previously Sony Pictures released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 4DX, another immersive cinema technology from CJ 4DPlex. The new Spider-Man will also be available in 4DX.

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Atom Seating Features ‘Periodic Table’ of Recliners, Gliders at CineEurope 2019

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:24 -- Nick Dager

Known for its unparalleled customer service, durable gliders and comfortable recliners, Atom Seating will feature some of the most popular choices from its “Periodic Table” of cinema seating at CineEurope June 16-20 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre in Barcelona, Spain. On display for European cinema business owners will be the Atom Seating Helium and Neon VIP recliners and the Tungsten and Titanium gliders.

Jellyfish Pictures Expands with Animation Studio in Sheffield

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Award winning VFX and animation studio Jellyfish Pictures has opened a new virtual animation facility in Sheffield. The move continues Jellyfish Pictures’ pioneering efforts, after creating Europe’s first virtual VFX studios in 2017. The new site is the company’s fifth studio in the UK and is in addition to Jellyfish Pictures’ established studios in Fitzrovia, Central London, Brixton, South London and Oval, South London.

Spotlight Cinema Networks Bolsters Executive Ranks

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:29 -- Nick Dager

Spotlight Cinema Networks, a cinema advertising company dedicated to luxury and art house theatres, has announced two promotions and a key hire. Bernadette McCabe has been hired as executive vice president, CineLife Entertainment; Ronnie Ycong has been promoted to executive vice president, exhibitor relations & operations; and Christine DelGuidice-Kraemer has been promoted to senior vice president, marketing.

Sound Lounge Promotes Becca Falborn to Executive Producer

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:30 -- Nick Dager

Sound Lounge has promoted Becca Falborn to executive producer. In her new role, Falborn will manage the studio’s busy advertising division and supervise its team of producers. She will also lead client relations and sales. Additionally, she will manage Sound Lounge Everywhere, the company’s remote sound services offering, which currently operates in Boston and Boulder.

Films at 59 Installs PixStor 4K Storage Platform

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

Films at 59, one of the UK’s leading post houses, has installed a Pixit Media PixStor scalable storage platform to support its 4K high-end grading and finishing work. Founded in 1990, Films at 59 is an award-winning pre- and post-production house, with sites in Bristol and Cardiff and collaborative working relationships worldwide. Delivering across all genres, the company is renowned for its achievements in high-end broadcast, particularly in factual entertainment and natural history.

Emerging Cinema Markets Conference Returns to Istanbul in November

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

DCS Events has announced that the 2019 Emerging Cinema Markets conference will return to Istanbul this November. Special focus will be given this year to Turkey, Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia and other emerging countries. There will also be an update on the Gulf Cooperation Council cinema industry hosted by The Big Picture Cinema Consultants. Keynote speakers and the full schedule will be announced over the coming months.

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