Christie has reached a worldwide reseller agreement to offer Arts Alliance Media’s full range of integrated theater management software and services to its wide-reaching exhibitor base, and further strengthen Christie’s position as the pre-eminent cinema solutions and expertise provider. The agreement excludes Japan.
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Cinionic continues its international expansion into Saudi Arabia by announcing a strategic relationship with the Next Generation Company, sister company to Fawaz Alhokair Group, for its first cinema brand, Muvi Cinemas.
Unique X has added South Africa to its Movie Transit DCP delivery network. In other news, Vue Entertainment has chosen the Unique X Movie Transit DCP content delivery solution in all of its 91 cinemas, a total of 870 screens, throughout the UK and Ireland.
Austrian exhibitor Cineplexx is opening the first all-laser theatre chain in the country. Working with CinemaNext, the European specialist in cinema exhibitor services, is installing Barco Series 4 and Barco Laser projectors from Cinionic.
Cineworld Group – the world’s second largest cinema exhibitor – has signed an agreement to acquire more than 1,000 Christie RGB pure laser cinema projectors. Cineworld has nearly 9,500 screens across 10 territories and will take delivery of the projectors beginning this summer.
Odeon Cinemas Group is adding new Dolby Cinema auditoriums at two locations: Odeon Manchester Trafford Centre and Odeon Luxe Birmingham Broadway Plaza.
Samsung has announced four new locations to be opened in Europe, two in Spain, one in Ireland and one in Romania. Two screens will be installed at Odeon Multicines in Spain. The company’s Plaza de Armas, Seville location will be the first to open in September with a 10-meter screen, followed by the CC San Vicente, Alicante location with an Onyx 14 meter, opening by October. This will be the first 14 meter screen installed in Europe. Both installations will be completed by Ingevideo and Equipo de Cine.
Arts Alliance Media's theatre management system Screenwriter is now integrated and ready to use with Barco’s new Series 4 portfolio from Cinionic. Cinionic introduced the first four projector models of Barco’s new Series 4 portfolio at CinemaCon 2019.
Cinema Plus, the leading cinema chain of Azerbaijan, is installing CJ 4DPlex’s immersive seating format in its theatre in the Daniz Mall. This makes Azerbaijan the 65th country globally for 4DX and the fourth country from CIS following Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Diesel Kino, an exhibitor located approximately 50 kilometers from the borders of Slovenia and Hungary, will open an MX4D auditorium next month. Diesel’s first MX4D theatre will have 112 seats configured into 28 benches.
Harkness Screens has announced a major investment in its digital screen technology platform. Launched in 2013, the Harkness digital screen software offers a number of tools, which are designed to help architects, exhibitors and installers to ensure they are creating the correct specification and design of cinema screens. These tools range from the Digital Screen Modeller, a real-time 3D simulation tool for visualising on-screen presentation quality through to the Digital Screen Verifier, a light measurement app for the iPhone.
Golden Apple Cinema in Czech Republic is the first cinema in Europe to fully automate its workflow with GDC’s Cinema Automation 2.0 theatre management system and SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with CineCache.
The Netflix Film The Perfection, which was shot by cinematographer Vanja Černjul, ASC (The Deuce, Crazy Rich Asians), directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, Girls), and written by Eric C. Charmelo, Nicole Snyder, and Richard Shepard, follows the story of a troubled musical prodigy who seeks out the new star pupil of her former school with shocking consequences.
San Francisco-based cinematographer/colorist Stephen Berke was director of photography for the award-winning short film Snaggletooth, which had its New York premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Berke was also the DP for two additional short films, The Interview (currently showing on the festival circuit and Best in Show winner at the 2019 Albany Film Fest) and The Shepherds of Cat Island, a 10-minute single-take, premiering soon. His camera of choice is the Panasonic VariCam LT.
Christie has unveiled the newest addition to the CineLife Series – the Christie CP2309-RGB projector featuring RealLaser illumination technology.
Paramount Pictures is releasing Crawl in the immersive, multi-sensory 4DX format from CJ 4DPlex. The announcement further extends the commitment between CJ 4DPlex and Paramount Pictures with plans to announce additional titles later in 2019. Crawl will open in 4DX auditoriums on July 7th.
Beginning today, movie fans nationwide can get ready for Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 with all new games from Shuffle, Noovie’s movie trivia mobile game from National CineMedia. This marks the first studio collaboration for Noovie Shuffle. The new Shuffle original trivia games are based on the entire Pixar feature film universe and are part of the marketing campaign for Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4, which opens in U.S. theaters on June 21.
Documentary filmmakers understand that the job requires contending with all kinds of weather, environmental conditions, outside noise and un-trained talent. Freelance cinematographer Neil Fernandez, owner of Lucky Finn Productions, has traveled to the Black Rock Desert to shoot a short about Burning Man, along Route 66 filming Alien Highway for the Travel Channel and to Bora Bora, Jamaica and the Bahamas to shoot various swimsuit campaigns.
Production studio Alkemy X has named Clare O’Brien vice president of business development. O’Brien comes to Alkemy to help forge new business relationships with like-minded companies seeking high impact content, nationally and internationally. O’Brien, who will be based out of Alkemy X’s New York studio, brings deep experience in sales, creative and production roles and a passion for building strong, long-lasting client relations with agencies, brands and media companies.
Continuing its association with 20th Century Fox’ acclaimed X-Men franchise, Rising Sun Pictures contributed nearly 150 visual effects shots to the latest film in the superhero saga, Dark Phoenix. RSP’s work on the film spanned nearly 18 months and involved close collaboration with director Simon Kinberg, VFX supervisor Phil Brennan and VFX producer Kurt Williams