The trade association New York Women in Film and Television has announced that its next NYWIFT Talks, scheduled for August 1 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, will feature John Carson Woo, executive director of Asian Vision.
Big Cine Expo’s tradeshow and convention will be held August 16-17 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India. This event is designed to add value to single-screen cinemas, multiplex cinemas, and business-to-business stakeholders of cinema and entertainment. Big Cine Espo is the only cinema exhibition convention and trade show specifically for the burgeoning cinema exhibition market in Asia and India.
Deluxe has appointed Samantha Kim managing director, business development, APAC. Kim, who will be based in Seoul, will report to Chris Reynolds, executive vice president and general manager of worldwide localization and fulfillment.
Showtime Cinemas, the second largest movie theatre chain in Taiwan, has deployed Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projection systems in all auditoriums at the new Gangshan Showtime Cinemas in Kaohsiung. This is the largest multiplex opened by Showtime Cinemas in southern Taiwan to date, with 13 screens and a total capacity of 1,428 seats. Housed within an upmarket shopping mall known as Showtime Live Gangshan, it boasts a flagship Super Cinema auditorium featuring a giant screen measuring 20 meters wide and 11 meters high (65 feet by 36 feet), setting a record for the largest screen in southern Taiwan.
The film content delivery company Gofilex has announced that it is now formally open for business in the Asia-Pacific region. Starting today, the expansion will see Gofilex’s services extend to Australia and New Zealand. The new office is being managed by a newly formed team.
Arts Alliance Media has agreed to a strategic partnership with Shenzhen Timewaying Co. Ltd, a leading technology manufacturer specializing in 3D and LED solutions, to become an official reseller of HeyLED.
Pixotope is solidifying its position in virtual production with two new hires to its Asia Pacific leadership team. The company said that hiring Matthew Ma and Andrew Tan reflects a strategic expansion by Pixotope as virtual production gains momentum across global media and entertainment markets.
Mahajak Development recently outfitted the Lido Connect entertainment complex with Harman audio to deliver high-quality sound and flexibility for cinema screenings, live music, performing arts and other events. Lido Connect is a multipurpose entertainment and retail venue located in the former Lido Multiplex Movie Theatre in Bangkok’s Siam Square.
Cinionic and Indian digital cinema company Qube today announced a multi-year partnership to install 300 Laser Light Upgrade Kits to exhibitors throughout Southern Asia. The companies say the deal gives theatres across the region a fast and economical upgrade path to laser projection for Barco Series 2 projectors.
Cooke Optics has appointed Hon Ming Lai to the role of director of sales Asia, Australasia, Africa, Middle East, effective immediately. Reporting to Thomas Greiser, director of global sales, Hon Ming will be based in Hong Kong.