The Hollywood Professional Association announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards during a gala celebration Thursday tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is partnering with industry experts to deliver IMF Essentials: What You Need to Know, an educational program focused on the Interoperable Master Format family of standards.
Film Mode Entertainment has acquired The Axe Murders of Villisca, a psychological thriller feature from Alpine Labs and director Tony E. Valenzuela.
AMC Entertainment Holdings has acquired London-based Odeon & UCI Cinemas Holdings Limited from private equity firm Terra Firma. When the transaction closes, expected on or about November 30, the combination of AMC and Odeon & UCI will make AMC the largest movie theatre operator in the world.
AMC will have 100 Dolby Cinema at AMC screens by the end of 2017 with plans to build 60 more by the end of 2018. A senior AMC executive made that announcement during a press screening held recently at AMC’s 25 Theatres in midtown Manhattan.
The Mathäser Filmpalast (m) K6 Auditorium in Munich is the first in Germany to be awarded a QSC-Certified Theatre certification. CinemaNext and QSC made the announcement. Kinopolis’ largest cinema complex, the Mathäser Filmpalast now boasts a Dolby Atmos cinema auditorium powered by QSC Q-SYS audio technology.
Cinemark has signed a three-year agreement to equip its theatres throughout North America, Central America and South America with Harman cinema audio solutions. Following an extensive review process that involved testing six demo systems from different manufacturers, Cinemark chose Harman’s JBL speakers and Crown amplifiers for their superior sound quality and reliable operation.
Creators, artists, musicians and filmmakers, on the one hand, defend their legitimate right to reap the benefits of their work. Internet users and public at large, on their part, claim a fundamental right to access information and culture online on fair terms and by means of more attractive business models. How can the current copyright laws respond to all these challenges? What should be the role of internet intermediaries in the enforcement of copyright online? And more generally in this context, how to combine effective protection with the principle of net neutrality?
Ymagis Group today reported its consolidated revenue figures for the third quarter of 2016 and first nine months of the 2016 fiscal year ended September 30. With third quarter 2016 revenue up +11.6 percent at €42.3 million, Ymagis Group reported a marked increase in sales during the first nine months of the 2016 fiscal year at €125.9M, representing an increase of +18.7 percent.
ArcLight Cinemas has selected Meyer Sound cinema audio systems for three screens at new upscale multiplex theaters in Chicago, Illinois; Bethesda, Maryland; and Santa Monica, California. A fourth Meyer Sound system was installed earlier at ArcLight Cinemas’ La Jolla, California location.