National CineMedia has created a new Affiliate Partnerships team dedicated to serving the needs of its more than 40 movie theater affiliates nationwide. Veteran NCM executive Stacie Tursi has been tapped to lead the team in the new role of senior vice president of Affiliate Partnerships, based in the company’s Centennial, Colorado headquarters. Tursi will report directly to NCM president Cliff Marks, who will be taking a more active role working with NCM’s affiliate partners going forward.
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Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé – the number one cinema chain operator in France, the Netherlands and Switzerland – will open France’s first CJ 4DPlex 4DX theatre early next year. The theatre will be located at brand new Pathé’s La Villette multiplex in Paris, which is opening mid-December 2016. This location is the largest cinema in Northern Paris, with 16 screens and 2,900 seats.
The Event Cinema Association’s annual ECA Conference & Awards will be held in London on Friday February 3 at the QE11 Centre in central London, near Parliament Square in Westminster. The conference, now in its fourth year, is the only event of its kind in the world.
Director Makoto Shinkai’s widely acclaimed animated film Your Name. has been nominated for top awards by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. Your Name., from Toho Co. is being distributed in North America by Funimation Films. It picked up a nomination for Best Animated Feature – Independent and as well as a nomination for best direction of an animated feature.
After a successful multi-site trial, Omniplex Cinema Group has entered into an agreement with Dublin based Unique Digital for the circuit wide implementation of RosettaBridge Theatre Management System, RosettaNet eTMS and Basekey KDM management systems.
Screenvision Media has hired west coast sales veteran Vince Amalfi as vice president of national advertising sales. Based in Screenvision Media’s Los Angeles office, Amalfi will lead the LA ad sales team, deepen client relationships and grow opportunities for brands and agencies across the west coast.
Screenvision Media has formed a dedicated automotive category team in response to interest in the company’s services from the automotive industry. Screenvision Media’s Tracy Kain will lead the team, bringing 14 years of experience at the company and a wealth of automotive sales knowledge to her new role.
Russian cinema integrator Asia Cinema has installed a Volfoni Dual 3D system in Cinema Hall Oktyabr, one of the largest theatres in the Gauk Kinodosogovoe Obyedinenie chain
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced publication of The Honor Roll and Honorary Members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, a limited-edition book showcasing the industry leaders and innovators who have contributed their talents to SMPTE over the past 10 decades. The Society is also accepting preorders for Magic & Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science & Technology, a richly illustrated and meticulously crafted history of the Society and its groundbreaking work over the past century. Both books celebrate the Society's Centennial.
Primestream has introduced Virtual Reality/360 asset management support in Xchange Suite, for workflows from capture through delivery. These new features enable storytellers and content creators to produce and store VR/360 content while leveraging collaborative workflows in a metadata rich environment.