Distribution & Exhibition

Barco Supports Sundance New Frontier

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:29 -- Nick Dager

Barco, the official projection provider for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, brings to life several key virtual reality and art installations at the New Frontier exhibition with its large venue projectors and presentation switchers. The festival also uses Barco digital cinema projectors in all 23 of its movie theater venues for official screenings.

Sony, Scholastic Donate Books to Save the Children

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:23 -- Nick Dager

On the heels of the Goosebumps movie release on Blu-ray and DVD, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has joined together with Scholastic, the global children's publishing and education company, to donate 20,000 books to children in underserved communities as well as those recovering from crises or natural disasters in the United States. The books, featuring a selection of Goosebumps books by bestselling author R.L. Stine, are being donated through the Scholastic Possible Fund and will be distributed by Save the Children.

Creating a Giant Experience

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:35 -- Michael Kaplan

One of the highlights at this year’s Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier Program could be the five-minute virtual reality film experience Giant. Drawing on director and co-creator Milica Zec’s personal experiences as a child in war-torn Serbia, the VR narrative takes the viewer into the experience of a family struggling to survive in a war zone. The film shows how cinematic VR lets us observe our instincts and ourselves and become more conscious of the way we make choices.

Industry Veterans Join Klipsch Group

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

The Klpsch Group has announced the addition of two consumer electronics veterans to the company as part of an internal reorganization, positioning Klipsch as the leader in innovative audio solutions. Chad Vogelsong is senior director of product and channel marketing for the Digital, Streaming and Portable Audio Solutions division, a new division. Dusty Thomas serves a dual role as cinema sales manager in North and South America, as well as the channel marketing specialist for the Component Audio Solutions business unit.

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