Seattle’s SIFF Cinema and the Northwest Film Forum will present the world premiere of Danger Diva, a Robert McGinley film, with a live rock concert from Thunderpussy on April 13. Danger Diva is a cyberpunk musical thriller that McGinley wrote, directed and produced.
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More than 200 cinema professionals from around the world gathered in Auckland, New Zealand last week for the eighth biennial Vista Customer Conference. The conference was the largest yet that Vista has held. Vista Group, provider of cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics technology to studios, distributors, exhibitors, and moviegoers, provided updates on current and future product developments.
Movio has promoted Sarah Lewthwaite to the position of managing director, senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously she had been director of strategic partnerships, EMEA. The promotion is effective immediately and was announced by Will Palmer, co-founder and chief executive of Movio.
Ymagis Group’s CinemaNext and Éclair will be showcasing EclairColor digital high dynamic range technology during CinemaCon at Caesars Palace March 27-30 in Las Vegas.
Prior to its opening this Friday, Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast has already set a new record as Fandango’s number one family pre-seller of all time, with Beauty pre-sales (through Monday night) already eclipsing total pre-sales for any other family film in Fandango’s 17-year history.
The records storage and record management company 2-20 has acquired IWC Media Services.
FireFly Cinema’s FirePost color grading application was used to produce the EclairColor mastered version of the Academy Award nominated film La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle.
The message from Barco at CinemaCon 2017 is that the company is delivering the future of cinema today, powering immersive entertainment experiences from the lobby to the auditorium and beyond. Featuring the brightest RGB Flagship and smart laser projectors, immersive digital lobby experiences, a unique panoramic storytelling platform, and lifelike 3D sound, Barco raises the bar for memorable movie experiences.
The Strand Theatre has been entertaining audiences in Rockland, Maine since 1923. Listed on the National Historic Register, the multi-use theatre has evolved over time to host folk, rock, blues, jazz and classical music performances, as well as films, comedy, live theatre and special events. To provide superior sound reinforcement for its diverse programming, the Strand Theatre upgraded their system with Fulcrum Acoustic full-range coaxial horn systems.
Severtson Screens will feature the SēVision 3D GX Giant Electric Motorized Cinema Projection Screen line during CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas March 28-30 at Caesars Palace.
National CineMedia and American Multi-Cinema have reached an agreement that enables AMC to comply with the Department of Justice’s Final Order on its acquisition of Carmike Cinemas, while reaffirming the companies’ commitment to their continued partnership.
Two Netflix shows – Master of None and Love – have three things in common: both are comedies, both have a cinematic look and cinematographer Mark Schwartzbard shot both. Created by comedian Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master of None tells the story of Dev, a 30-year-old actor who attempts to balance his career and love life in New York City. Love, created by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, This Is 40), Paul Rust, and Lesley Arfin, explores an intense relationship between two Angelenos, Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust).
Éclair, Ymagis Group’s content services business unit, today announced a strategic alliance with the Art House Convergence, USA’s premier non-profit association in support of independent film exhibition and distribution. This new alliance was sealed during AHC’s 10th Anniversary Conference held just prior to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Screenvision Media will be the first customer for Sito LABS (Location Audience Behavioral Sciences), a data as a service mobile marketing platform to help marketers analyze and target consumers. Through Sito LABS, marketers can use Sito Mobile’s location-based data to access enhanced behavioral data and analytics about custom audiences and locations.
Representatives from the European digital cinema technology and services company Ymagis Group returned to Hollywood last week to give private demos of their ÉclairColor process at the Harmony Gold theatre on Sunset Boulevard. Presenting side-by-side clips from last year’s release The Neon Demon, they showed high dynamic range images with high contrast, deep blacks, excellent highlight detail and vibrant colors.
Movio has signed a data licensing agreement with Screenvision Media for access to the Movio Media platform, which aggregates moviegoer data to provide film distributors, studios and screen advertisers with audience insights as well as targeted, cost-effective campaign solutions. More than 14 million active U.S. moviegoers are profiled within Movio Media, from 33 percent of North American screens of the large cinema circuits or cinemas with more than 20 screens.
Crawford Media Services has installed Quantum Corporation’s Lattus object storage to build a content repository that supports mass migration of its clients' legacy content to digital formats and provides ongoing media storage and management.
Mumbai, India-based audio/mix engineer and pro audio specialist for Avid, Sreejesh Nair has chosen Nugen Audio's Halo Upmix plug-in for stereo-to-5.1/7.1/9.1 upmixing. Nair uses Halo to produce a powerfully immersive upmix on a broad range of cinema projects, including the sound tracks of well-known Bollywood titles.
Responding to demand from aspiring visual effects artists from across Australia and beyond, Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its visual effects educational program, operated in partnership with the University of South Australia. RSP will now offer a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, modeled after its successful Graduate Certificate in Composting and Tracking. It is also adding to its menu of short courses covering 3D modeling, compositing and other subjects.
International production and post group Umedia has opened a facility in Vancouver. The company has four other facilities around the world. The Vancouver office has installed a Baselight Two grading and finishing suite.