Ymagis Group today announced the conclusion of its acquisition of OpenSky’s theatrical content delivery activities dedicated to cinema exhibition, OpenSky Cinema, in accordance with the agreement signed November 30, 2016. All related business assets have been incorporated into a new entity named Open Sky Cinema SRL (Vicenza), which oversees the Ymagis Group’s portfolio of content services activities in Italy.
Distribution & Exhibition
Laika’s acclaimed animated film Kubo and the Two Strings is being released in China today by Infotainment China Media, a leading movie acquisition company. This is the first time a Laika film will be presented to the massive Chinese audience and marks a remarkable achievement in the evolution of the 10-year-old Portland-Oregon based animation studio
Screenvision Media today announced the signing of two new long-term agreements totaling 177 screens across 17 theatres with CMX and Pacific Theatres. These agreements increase Screenvision Media’s inventory in the nation’s top three markets: New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago
Digital Theatre’s recording of the live production of Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia’s acclaimed performance of Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell will be available to Digital Theatre’s worldwide education audience from February 22. This will be the second Frantic Assembly production (following Lovesong) to appear on Digital Theatre’s education platform, DT+.
AMC Theatres and Dolby Laboratories have opened the 50th Dolby Cinema at AMC at AMC Rosedale 14 in Roseville, Minnesota. “Reaching the major milestone of 50 Dolby Cinema at AMC locations is a direct result of the outstanding reaction we have received from moviegoers nationwide,” said Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema business group, Dolby Laboratories. “Our fast-paced growth is a testament to the shared commitment by Dolby and AMC to deliver movie lovers a best-in-class entertainment experience.”
CinemaNext has equipped Paris’ Pathé Wepler Cinema with EclairColor projection technology. In conjunction with the installation, Eclair’s post-production teams have remastered Lisa Azuelos’ Dalida, opening in cinemas across France January 11, using EclairColor digital color technology.
Arri will support the 2017 Berlinale Talents program with several events focusing on technical innovation in image and light design as well as digital post-production. These include, among others, a workshop with leading experts at the camera studio and a case study on a large TV drama series production.
The Guitammer Company added more than 11,300 new ButtKicker equipped cinema seats for 57 new auditoriums in 2016, a 475 percent increase from 2015. Worldwide there are now more than 20,000 ButtKicker enabled seats in over 105 cinema auditoriums.
Laika has signed a distribution deal with Gaga Corporation to release its latest film Kubo and the Two Strings in Japan sometime this year. The exact dates have not been announced. Gaga also distributed Laika’s first feature film, Coraline (2009).
Cinegy has announced a new partnership with TeleGroup Limited, an information and communications technology solution provider in the west Balkans.