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Hendrix Documentary Gets Re-Release

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

Leading event cinema distributor Abramorama has partnered with Experience Hendrix and Sony Legacy Recordings to release Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church in select theaters around the world. The film opens at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome January 31with a special Q&A with director John McDermott, legendary record producer and engineer Eddie Kramer, and Janie Hendrix, the late artist’s sister who is the CEO of Experience Hendrix.

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Dogs Get Their Day in Taiwanese Premiere

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:24 -- Nick Dager

More than one hundred dog owners and their pets from all over Taiwan recently converged on Songshan Cultural and Creative Park for a charity premiere of the Hollywood film, A Dog’s Way Home. The film chronicles the heart-warming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Qube, Tugg Showcase Cinema on Demand

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:14 -- Nick Dager

Qube Cinema has published a case study highlighting the deployment of Qube Wire by Tugg, a pioneer in developing the Cinema On Demand model bridging the gap between filmmakers and audiences. According to the company, Tugg has the ability to book titles into more than 85 percent of commercial movie theatre screens in the US, from the largest circuits to independent art houses. One noteworthy aspect of the Tugg platform is that it also provides access to venues that potentially wouldn’t ordinarily play a film, such as churches, museums and libraries.

Combining Video Walls with Ticket-Sales Kiosks

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:53 -- Nick Dager

Self-service ticket kiosks have wide acceptance in movie theatres, but Brisbane-based TouchMate saw the potential in combining the widespread use of video walls in cinema foyers with kiosk-style features. To bring the concept to market, the company joined forces with touch sensor supplier Zytronic. TouchMate director David Ellsworth said, “Our system is an evolution of the current technology. Traditionally, the cinema might spend more than $50,000 on a video wall then install eight self-service kiosks that might cost an extra $50,000-plus. If you merge the two technologies you halve the capital costs and costs of maintenance. You save space and money.”

Growing Number of Oscar Nominees Embrace Dolby Technology

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:44 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories congratulates this year’s Academy Award nominees who have tapped into the audio-visual power of Dolby technologies to draw audiences into their stories. Five of the eight Best Picture nominees this year used both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. And all five films nominated for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing awards this year were presented in Dolby Atmos.

Three of the five Best Animated Film nominations also utilized Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

Final Speakers Set for Digital Cinema Summit

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:39 -- Nick Dager

The final roster of speakers has been set for the first Digital Cinema Summit. These top digital cinema technology authorities from around the world will address a range of issues facing professionals in all phases of the motion picture industry. The half-day event takes place February 6 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam the Netherlands. Nick Dager, Editor & Publisher of Digital Cinema Report created the Summit in conjunction with Integrated Systems Europe. The theme is Transforming the Moviegoing Experience; its purpose is to give digital cinema technology center stage.

Dolby Vision Certification Awarded to Eurofins Digital Media Services New York

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:09 -- Nick Dager

The New York facility of Eurofins Digital Media Services has been granted a Certification in Dolby Vision Quality Control Services. Eurofins is the first dedicated Dolby Vision quality assurance facility on the East Coast, meeting the growing demand for quality control and testing services in New York City.

BTS World Tour, Love Yourself Releasing in ScreenX Format

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:12 -- Nick Dager

The concert film BTS World Tour, Love Yourself, in Seoul, will be released in CJ 4DPlex’s multi-screen ScreenX format on January 26 for a two-week run. The film was shot at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul last August and captures the opening of the current tour. The tour has already drawn thousands of fans spanning the world from North America to Europe and Asia, and has proved to be the most sought-after tour of 2018.

DCI Must Do More on HDR

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:41 -- Michael Karagosian

In November, the Digital Cinema Initiative posted two new draft documents towards a high dynamic range specification for cinema titled Direct View Display D-Cinema Addendum and High Dynamic Range D-Cinema Addendum. They represent a major improvement over DCI’s previous draft, which I wrote about last September [DCI Has Lost Its Way https://bit.ly/2Omcnoa]. In contrast, the new documents are well written, detailed, explanatory and responsive. But questions remain and cost matters, leaving plenty of room for improvement.

Roma Has a Special Screening in Mexico

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:20 -- Nick Dager

For the space of a few hours, the Presidential Heliport Garden turned into a vast open-air movie theatre where 3,000 people were able to see Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma free of charge on a screen measuring 15 metres wide by 7 metres high with Christie RGB laser projection and Dolby 7.1 sound. The screening was organized by Mexico’s Ministry of Culture.

Éclair Appoints Peltret Country Manager for Germany

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:27 -- Nick Dager

Éclair today announced the appointment of Andreas Peltret as its new country manager for Germany effective immediately. He is responsible for managing Éclair's content services in Germany, including theatrical delivery, digital distribution, preservation, post-production, restoration, as well as versioning & accessibility through its Berlin-based Éclair Studios (Christa Kistner Synchronproduktion) and Studio 7 Synchron und Untertitel in Karlsruhe, and exhibitor services with Cine-Logistics. Peltret reports directly to Éclair senior vice president Pascal Mogavero.

Abramorama Releasing McCartney Tour Movie

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:22 -- Nick Dager

Abramorama is partnering with MPL/Capitol/UMe to premiere Paul McCartney’s The Bruce McMouse Show in select theaters around the world on January 21. The Bruce McMouse Show is a previously never-before seen film that tells the story of how Paul McCartney and Wings came to meet the inimitable impresario Bruce McMouse. Part concert film, part animated feature, The Bruce McMouse Show features footage from Wings’ 1972 European tour from Red Rose Speedway, interspersed with animated scenes that introduce a family of mice living under the stage.

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