New York post house Offhollywood has purchased the DVS Clipster with Red workflow DCI mastering acceleration hardware which allows for a real-time Red 4K workflow. Offhollywood says it is the first facility on the East Coast to have the capability. A second Clipster system will be installed in the Offhollywood South/Digital FX facility in Baton Rouge Louisiana. The Clipster upgrade provides full-quality decoding and debayering of 4K Redcode material in real time.
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UK satellite company Quantum Digital will broadcast live via satellite a special presentation in July from London featuring key industry professionals designed for cinema owners and distributors to understand how satellite technology is becoming increasingly adopted and how best to utilize it. The broadcast will be available to satellite-equipped UK cinemas free-to-air as an industry awareness initiative. Anyone who is on-screen with a movie during the broadcast can watch via a TV. A special DVD of the presentation will also be made available including an Information Pack.
Regal Entertainment Group has announced expansion and remodeling plans for Regal Seminole Square in Charlottesville Virginia. The new facility will be named Regal Seminole Trail Stadium 9 reflecting the addition of stadium seating in all auditoriums new high-back recliner seats new lobby new entrance new rest rooms and the expansion of five additional screens. Seminole Trail Stadium 9 will offer all of the latest state-of-the-art cinema amenities.
Reliance Globalcom has announced that Adlabs Films is using its global network to deliver Indian movies to U.S. audiences. Adlabs India’s largest entertainment conglomerate is leveraging Reliance Globalcom’s network to transfer digitized movies to screens in the U.S. “Reliance Globalcom’s global network acts as an international digital artery that allows Adlabs to offer content and media services globally ” says Anil Arjun CEO Adlabs Films.
Vilmos Zsigmond ASC has been named Kodak Cinematographer in Residence for the spring quarter at the University of California Los Angeles School of Theatre Film and Television. Professor William McDonald inaugurated the mentorship program with the support of Kodak in 2000. Vilmos Zsigmond overcame seemingly impossible odds to become one of the defining film artists of our times McDonald says. Leonard Maltin hit the nail on the head when he wrote 'Recognition for cinematographers in general is long overdue.
XpanD will offer limited-time special rates to exhibitors who purchase an XpanD 3D theatre system to add a second 3D auditorium regardless of the brand of 3D system initially installed in a multiplex. The offer runs through July 15th.
IndiePix has announced a production agreement with Lucky Hat Entertainment a Los Angeles-based production company. Lucky Hat will join IndiePix as executive producer on two films P-Star Rising and Entre Nos which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The parties plan to jointly develop and produce two more films per year through 2011. Lucky Hat Entertainment was co-founded by Stephen Bannatyne and Marcia Carver in 2007.
Mark Simpfendorfer Productions has announced that giant screen and digital theatre distribution rights to the documentary Red Crabs: Australia's Christmas Island have been granted to two distribution companies. Offset Films lead by Campbell Woskett and based in Australia will distribute the film in Australia Asia Europe Africa and the Middle East. Big & Digital lead by Tina Ratterman and based in Louisville Kentucky will distribute to theatres in the Americas. Evans and Sutherland have been given rights to the full dome market worldwide.
Galaxy Cannery Theatre Joins a Community Effort to Support Green Awareness Galaxy Theatres celebrated Earth Day and the movie opening of Earth last month by taking part in a unique community-wide event in Las Vegas called What on Earth Day. Continuing to raise awareness and supporting our local community Galaxy Cannery teamed up with The Springs Preserve by providing Earth movie prize packages to the winners of their Green Dreamers Art and Science Fair. “We are proud to be a part of this unique event ” says Frank Rimkus chief executive officer for Galaxy Theatres.
Window Seat Pictures Documents the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Window Seat Pictures of El Segundo California recently shot four one-hour programs documenting the celebrated Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a Hawaiian specialty series of professional surfing events all staged on the North Shore of Oahu a coastline world-famous in surfing circles for its clockwork winter swells that reach 50 feet in height.
Dimension 3 the world’s leading festival for professionals involved in 3D stereoscopic production post and display will take place in Paris France June 2-4. Now in its third year Dimension 3 will again be the crucial meeting-point for performers technical and business professionals who create 3D stereo content for cinema TV video games home entertainment communications and training – underlining its position as the No.1 forum on the calendar for the 3D industry. This year Dimension 3 will take place at the National Dance Centre (Centre National de la Danse) Pantin i
AMC Entertainment has reached an agreement in principle with Sony Electronics to install 4K digital cinema projection systems across its theatre circuit. With 309 theatres and 4 628 screens AMC will be the largest entertainment company equipped with 4K digital technology in North America. The decision accelerates the momentum behind AMC's transition to digital projection technology. At AMC we deliver movies and other great entertainment presented in an immersive big-screen viewing environment says Gerry Lopez chief executive officer and president AMC Entertainment.
In cooperation with IMAGO the European federation of cinematographers and A.C.E. the organization of Cinema Editors eDIT 12 Filmmaker's Festival will take place in Frankfurt Germany October 4-6. The three-day program will consist of presentations workshops panels and screenings developed in cooperation with the filmmaking community. The main subject areas covered are cinematography editing animation visual effects and general production. Each year acclaimed international speakers from all areas of filmmaking present their work and share their ideas with their peers.
South Africa’s Waterfront Studios in partnership with Cinegate and Take 2 Films has developed a lens-to-finish digital cinema production package aimed at the under-R3 million-feature film production market. The three film industry suppliers are committed to supporting sustainable growth of quality South African feature films and recognize that independent filmmakers are critical to this process.
Epic Theatres in DeLand Florida will install 25 GDC SA-2100A series servers into its cinemas. Privately held and founded in 2003 Epic Theatres is operated by third generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. It currently operates 39 screens located at six sites in three southern states in the US. Epic took a cautious and methodical approach in its digital conversion program. It began with the trial run of one single GDC SA-2100A server at its Multiplex in Deland.
United Entertainment Corporation will install GDC’s SA-2100A series servers into its cinemas. UEC is a privately held motion picture theatre circuit and entertainment company based in Minnesota operating over 100 cinema screens. “UEC is pleased to partner with GDC Technology in bringing Digital Cinema to our locations ” says Mike Daniels development manager United Entertainment Corp.
Dolby has launched Dolby Direct Distribution Services a pan-European satellite content delivery network for digital cinemas. The service is provided in association with leading digital network solutions provider Arqiva and uses their international satellite infrastructure to distribute feature movies trailers and advertising content direct to their participating exhibitors and cinemas throughout Europe. Dolby Direct Distribution Services will simplify the cinema distribution process eliminating physical delivery and manual upload of digital content onto individual cinema servers.
International Datacasting Corporation and Sensio Technologies have announced the beginning of their first operational roll out of live 3D in high definition for digital cinema in Europe. The announcement was made following the first 3D live broadcast via satellite of a complete basketball game in Europe to multi locations across Italy on April 19th.
Eastman Kodak Company has unveiled the latest product offering in its Vision3 technology platform: Kodak Vision3 250D color negative film 5207/7207 incorporates all of the advancements and imaging characteristics unique to the Vision3 family of films optimized for an exposure index of 250 in daylight.
IntoPix has opened a U.S. based subsidiary IntoPix America headquartered in Virginia. The move signals the company’s intent to grow its business and support in the North American markets. Jeff Segal former chief technology officer of Cinea has been tapped to run the new entity. The new subsidiary will focus on supporting existing customers and expanding IntoPix’s market presence in current and new market segments.