The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition is marking its fourth year of operations with the promotions of three executives amid rapid exhibitor and content provider growth.
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The 2017 Society of Camera Operators Governors Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to John Bailey and the Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Service Award to Denny Clairmont at the February 2, 2018 Awards hosted at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel.
Manios Digital & Film has appointed Tom O’Neill to direct Eastern Regional Sales. O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in an area including New England, Mid Atlantic, South East and Midwest states. He will also represent the company at trade shows and other industry events in the region.
CGV Cinema Line, the largest multiplex cinema chain in Korea, plans to open thirty Dolby Cinema locations in China by the end of 2021.
Cinépolis, the fourth largest cinema chain in the world, is installing Barco Smart Laser projection in its new Plaza Satélite theatre in Mexico City. Cinépolis is the first movie exhibitor in Mexico to offer laser-illuminated projection in every auditorium in a theatre.
The Event Cinema Association’s Slate Day, a new initiative designed to help raise the profile of the industry and facilitate business growth for exhibitors and distributors alike, will be held December 6 at Vue West End in London.
Sonic Equipment has announced that it is now implementing Cinema Equipment and Supplies’s Cielo platform, a cloud-based, remote monitoring, technical support and predictive analytics solution across all their customers. The company says this will allow Sonic to increase business efficiencies and provide superior customer support. For the past two years, Sonic and CE+S assisted each other with field services. Now, following this formal partnership, the two companies can work together to be a stronger force in the cinema industry and offer even better and more efficient service to Sonic and SOS clients.
For the third straight year, Italy’s Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo has selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform to manage film, television, documentary and gaming content. Relied on by festivals, studios and broadcasters worldwide, WCPMedia Services provided a fast and simple way for producers and distributors to submit projects to MIA and share them, securely, with potential buyers both at the market and around the globe.
Cinema West Veranda Luxe Cinema is the first cinema complex to fully integrate all Dolby technologies for an immersive Dolby Atmos audio experience across a total of nine screens. Located in Concord, California, the complex has a grand opening scheduled for December.
MoviePass surpassed the mark of 600,000 paying monthly subscribers as of October 18, up from approximately 20,000 as of August 14, the day before MoviePass announced its new $9.95 per month subscription price. The continued growth trajectory exceeded MoviePass’ initial projections, and now MoviePass projects that it will acquire at least 3.1 million additional paying subscribers by next August, exceeding its previous estimate of 2.5 million subscribers.
As the digital cinema era enters a new phase, exhibitors are increasingly looking at better ways to directly engage with their customers. Regal Cinema, long an industry leader, seems to have found a particularly interesting one. Concourse Media principals James Andrew Felts and Matthew Shreder announced today a deal with Regal Entertainment Group to distribute Moviebill, an interactive new product that has been crafted to enhance and extend the 21st century movie going experience. The inaugural edition will be announced later this year for a 2018 launch.
Dennis Doros, co-owner of Milestone Films, has been elected president of the international Association of Moving Image Archivists. Doros will be inducted into office at the annual AMIA Conference in New Orleans November 29 – December 2, when he will begin a two-year term. He succeeds Andrea Kalas, who has led the organization forward for the past two years.
Marcus Theatres has signed a three-year agreement for Cinema Equipment Supplies’ Cielo Director’s cut service covering 807 screens in 61 locations across the United States.
Barco has set another record for cinema laser projector deployments, this time for all-laser multiplexes, in which an exhibitor outfits every auditorium with either a Barco Flagship Laser or Smart Laser projector. There are now one hundred Barco all-laser mulitplexes around the world.
Ymagis Group has appointed Pascal Mogavero senior vice-president, Eclair. He replaces Christophe Lacroix, who has been named group deputy CEO and entrusted with the management of EclairColor and EclairGame.
GDC Technology is showcasing Cinema Automation 2.0 at ShowEast 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida October 23-28.
POSitive Cinema Solutions has named Mark Waldman director of sales and marketing. A seasoned professional with experience in programming, corporate training, product management and sales in several vertical markets, Waldman joined the cinema industry in 2002, as the IT director, for Palace Cinemas, now Cinema City. Palace Cinemas had 22 sites and 180 screens with cinemas in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the nine years at Palace Cinemas, he oversaw the transition to digital cinema, as well as the development of a proprietary point of sales system.
QSC has announced a new digital cinema input/output) for their Q-SYS network and control platform for cinema. The company says the DCIO provides a simple and cost-effective way to route inputs from the projector integrated media block and alternate content sources to a Q-SYS Core over Q-LAN, QSC’s network technology.
Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, the largest cinema chain operator in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, has installed Dolby Cinema at Pathé Massy, south of Paris, and will open today. This marks the first Dolby Cinema in France, with Pathé Vaise in Lyon and Pathé Docks 76 in Rouen opening later this year.
JBL Professional 7 Series Powered studio monitors are now shipping to authorized Harman distributors worldwide. Designed from the ground up to meet the demanding requirements of complex music and post-production applications, the new JBL 705P and 708P self-powered models deliver superb imaging and neutral response in any room.