Sony Pictures Classics has secured worldwide rights to Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz’s bawdy road trip comedy Land Ho!, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Sony plans to release the film nationwide in 2014.
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DVS will serve as an Official Supplier of the Berlin International Film Festival February 6-16 and provide three Clipster mastering stations as well as one SpycerBox Flex to handle storage and workflows.
Cathay Cineplexes, one of the leading multiplex operators in Singapore, has installed the Dolby Atmos sound platform. The first movie screened there with the new sound format was I, Frankenstein (Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment), starring Aaron Eckhart and Yvonne Strahovski.
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Auro 11.1 by Barco playback in its flagship XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers.
TCL Chinese Theatres has named Christie its official 4K digital projection partner for the renovated TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Christie digital cinema projectors have also been installed exclusively at the adjacent TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.
GDC Technology is supplying Major Cineplex, the largest theatre chain in Thailand, with a wide range of digital cinema equipment and services, including servers, projectors, 3D systems as well as cineplex management solutions through Theatre Management Systems and Network Operations Center for its circuit wide digital deployment.
Morocco has just become the 41st member of the European Audiovisual Observatory. The decision was made by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, which met in Strasbourg on December 13th. The Strasbourg-based Observatory, which is part of the Council of Europe, provides facts, figures, and economic and legal analysis of the audiovisual industries in Europe including cinema, television, video, on-demand services and Internet.
Digital Cinema Destinations (Digiplex) is acquiring the South Pike Cinema 10, Sarver, Pennsylvania, from Cheswick Theaters Inc.
Cinelive has signed with KenCast to implement the Digital Cinema Package delivery format to the more than 150 movie theaters that are already part of Cinelive’s network. KenCast’s DCDC delivery system CinemaPro enables delivery of very large movie files and live events, and includes simultaneous recording for time-shifting with its DVR features, allowing delivery to multiple screens, as well as recording of events for later play out.
Cinemeccanica and IMG Cinemas Multiplex have introduced what the companies are calling the first immersive cinema in the world. Located in Venezia Mestre, Italy, the theatre opened last week.