As sound technology in the movie industry gets ever more refined, the screening rooms of film distributors also need to stay in step and at the cutting edge of audio technology. At the Amsterdam facility of Universal Pictures International, when it came time to upgrade the room for Dolby Atmos late last year the company contacted digital cinema specialists CinemaNext, whose Edwin de Winter specified the Alcons CRMS solution. Edwin designed the complete system for the room, which was installed by the CinemaNext team.
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MoviePass today announced an agreement with Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest theater circuit dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent film. Landmark Theatres is owned by Wagner/Cuban Companies, a group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban.
This past Saturday at the CGV Buena Park 8 in Orange County, California, CJ 4DPlex debuted Titanic: An Icy Adventure, a special movie presentation created with blind and visually impaired children in mind. More than fifty children and their families attended the first ever showing of the audio-only story supplemented by 4DX cinema technology.
Screenvision Media today announced an agreement with Vision III Imaging to make v3 glasses-free, three-dimensional imaging technologies available for advertisers to engage moviegoers nationwide.
Arts Alliance Media has named Patrick Foley CEO as a result of the planned departure of John Aalbers. Following the successful sale of AAM to Luxin-Rio late last year, Aalbers decided it would be an appropriate time to hand over the reins in order to pursue a number of other interests and opportunities.
The Event Cinema Association today announced that founder and managing director Melissa Cogavin has mutually agreed with the board of directors to resign her position. The board has elected to manage the day-to-day running of the ECA for an interim period and will be seeking a replacement for Cogavin in the near future.
MoviePass today announced that, for a limited time, it is offering its annual subscription to new subscribers for $6.95 per month. The new rate has a one-time processing fee of $6.55.
Post-production finishing for Prospect, the acclaimed feature debut from directors Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell, was completed at Umedia in Vancouver. The film, which is co-produced by Depth of Field, The Realm and Ground Control and had its world premiere this month at SXSW, has drawn rave reviews for its genre-bending tale of a teenage girl and her father who travel to a remote, toxic planet in search of riches.
VFX Legion recently created the visual effects for the highly anticipated crossover episodes of Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. Legion has handled all of the visual effects for both shows for almost three-years. However, the crossover episodes required visual effects that blended with two series that use different tools and each have their own look, presenting a more complex set of challenges.
CJ 4DPlex is launching 4DX with ScreenX to create what the company says is the next revolution of immersive cinema. The concept is a combination of the 4DX and ScreenX cinema formats. In other news, CJ 4DPlex is also introducing 4DX VR Cinema. Both concepts will be showcased in the U.S. for the first time at CinemaCon, April 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NEC Display Solutions announced today that it has substantially enlarged its team dedicated to the Latin American region.
Arena Cinemas’ Sihlcity in Switzerland today became the first theatre in the world to install a Samsung 3D Cinema LED Screen. Imaculix designed and installed the screen.
ARHT Media, developer of hologram content through its patented Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence technology, today announced the first deployment of its technology in a cinema location at Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro, in Tokyo, Japan.
Christie is a Gold Sponsor for the Independent Cinemas Australia Conference currently underway in Sydney, Australia. The conference runs March 19-22.
The Women’s Film Preservation Fund, a project of New York Women in Film & Television, is accepting submissions for its film Preservation grants for this year. This is not a production grant. The deadline is June 15.
Ymagis Group today reported its full-year earnings for the 2017 fiscal year December 31. In 2017, saying the group demonstrated its ability to offset the decline in its virtual print fee activities (revenue -11.5 percent at €61.5 million) by the growth of its service activities (+9.0 percent at €118.1 million). The group’s business thus rose slightly by +0.8 percent to €179.2 million. Driven by the full-year integration of acquisitions made in 2016 and by the implementation of the growth strategy based on its services activities, the Eclair and CinemaNext business units saw their revenue increase respectively by +15.4 percent and +3.4 percent at €54.8 million and €63.3 million.
National CineMedia today announced that Mark Segall and Renana Teperberg have been appointed to its board of directors.
Moviehouse and Eatery, a Texas exhibitor whose theatres feature wall-to-wall screens, plush recliners and a full-service kitchen and bar with a chef-prepared menu, had a challenge: they wanted to build a social media presence to harness their existing clients’ experience and leverage the engagement to further their overall marketing efforts. In May 2015 M&E engaged Social Flash Media, a local Austin, Texas company to dramatically improve their social presence by way of their existing clientele. SFM has created what the company says is the first unattended marketing social photo station powering a diverse social marketing pipeline.
Post-production creative services provider Light Iron, a member of the Panavision family of companies, has opened a new facility in Atlanta to locally support the robust Georgia production community. The expansion is the fourth since Panavision acquired Light Iron in 2015, bringing Light Iron’s U.S. locations to six total, including Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Albuquerque and Chicago.