MoviePass today announced two key additions to its business development team. Khalid Itum, an accomplished tech entrepreneur, investor, and advisor joins the company as vice president of business development; and former preferred content vice president, Zac Bright, has been appointed director of business development.
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Registration is now open for the fourth Munich Seminar of the International Cinema Technology Association, which is being held January 15-16 following Munich Film Week.
FilmLight has named Andy Minuth as its color workflow specialist. Minuth, originally from Germany, was most recently lead colorist at 1000Volt Post Production in Istanbul. There he was responsible for the grade of commercials as well as feature films.
Greek exhibitor Village Cinemas has opened the first Sphera auditorium, CinemaNext’s new premium format cinema concept, at its theatre at The Mall of Athens.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the publication of the Report of the Study Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks. The new, 52-page report investigates current and future technologies for media content flow management in professional media networks, explores user requirements, examines potential transmission methods for management commands, provides an overview of existing standards and specifications now available to the professional media industry, and offers a series of recommendations to the industry including some for future work.
AlphaDogs has completed work on a series of corporate videos introducing services for the new Southern California Regional Spine Center to Kaiser Permanente members and physicians. Produced and directed by Bill and Douglas Sarine of Beachglass Films, Kaiser will be using the videos across many distribution channels to deliver a great introduction to their new initiative.
Kitag Cinemas, the largest exhibitor in German-speaking Switzerland, is installing CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX cinema seating in its theatre in Abaton Zurich. Kitag Cinemas has 85 screens and 17,000 seats at the following locations: Basel, Bern, Biel, Lucerne, Emmenbrück/LU, St. Gallen, Abtwil/SG, Winterthur and Zurich. The Zurich theatre has 12 auditoriums with a total of 1,759 seats. The 4DX screen is scheduled to open before the end of the year.
Éclair has announced an exclusive partnership with Sydney-based Shooting Star Company Group to deploy ÉclairPlay among cinema exhibitors in SSCG’s DStar Cinema network in Australia and New Zealand
The Event Cinema Association has confirmed the line up for its first-ever industry Slate Day, including many of the leading names in event cinema distribution. The purpose of the event, which will hosted at the Vue West End in London December 6, is to showcase the next 6-12 months of programs on the event cinema calendar.
The sound of Blade Runner 2049 is striking. Even non-soundfolk are likely to recognize the crucial role it plays throughout the expansive follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic. Artfully sweeping from immersive to hyper-focused to nearly silent, the film’s stellar sound propels the viewer through a dystopian world feeling at once futuristic yet jarringly human. Leading the sound team was supervising sound editor Mark Mangini: winner of the 2016 Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Mad Max: Fury Road, and renowned audio post veteran with over 100 film credits across several decades.
Just in time for Christmas, MoviePass is offering a one-year subscription plan for a flat fee of $89.95 and a $6.55 processing fee. Existing MoviePass customers will receive 25 percent savings from their current $9.95 per month plan if they subscribe to the new one year MoviePass subscription plan.The one-year subscription plan will be available only for a limited time.
Screenvision Media in association with Kaos Connect, and Lincoln Center at the Movies today announced they will bring New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker to more than 100 movie theaters nationwide for a limited-time run in December.
Dolby, Paramount Pictures, and AMC Theatres today announced that Titanic, winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, will return to select theaters nationwide December 1 for an exclusive one-week engagement in Dolby Cinema at AMC.
MoviePass has expanded its leadership team and named Bernadette McCabe as senior vice president of exhibitor relations. McCabe, a proven industry veteran and former Screenvision Media executive with more than 16 years of experience, will be responsible for growing and developing the company’s relationships with movie theater exhibitors. She will spearhead strategic initiatives across marketing and business development, provide financial insights for how theaters can glean the most value from MoviePass data and analytics, and evaluate opportunities to increase collaboration between theaters and movie studios.
Barbara Lange, executive director of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, was honored last month by her alma mater, Washington & Jefferson College, with its 2017 Alumni Award for Achievement during its annual President's Homecoming Dinner.
Ymagis Group today reported its consolidated financial results for the third quarter 2017 and first nine months of the 2017 fiscal year, ending September 30. Ymagis Group’s activities resumed growth, with the consolidated financial results for Q3 2017 slightly up at €43.2 million, for an increase of +2.1 percent, driven by the group’s services activities.
This past July, Ray Nutt succeeded John Rubey at Fathom Events becoming the company’s second CEO in its four-year history. While many things at Fathom remain the same, there have already been some changes under Nutt. Among them, the fact that the company has started releasing its revenue figures on a regular basis. Not surprisingly, what those numbers show is that event cinema is big business and that, as the dominant company in the market, Fathom is a force to be reckoned with.
Classic Cinemas is installing DTS:X immersive audio technology across 16 screens at five of its locations in the greater metropolitan Chicago region. The installation has begun and will be completed by Spring 2018 at the following theatres in Illinois: Charlestowne 18 in St. Charles, Cinema 12 in Carpentersville, Lake Theatre in Oak Park, North Riverside Luxury 6 in North Riverside, and York Theatre in Elmhurst.
The Society of Camera Operators has named DJI’s Ronin 2 as this year’s recipient of its Technical Achievement Award. The award is given to a manufacturer or technology that has demonstrated superior engineering, advancement of camera operation, and substantial facilitation of the craft. This year’s recipient is DJI’s Ronin 2.
Shanra J. Kehl’s The Morning After features eight intercut vignettes shot in eight locations in 11 days, telling the story of the moment when you wake up next to someone... the next morning. Kehl served as director/writer/producer and cinematographer on the film. She shot with shot with Cooke S4/I lenses.