The U.S. Representative for Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity National CineMedia have announced the launch of the 2023 Young Lions Competition. The 2023 Young Lions competition opens the door to up-and-coming creative professionals, with an intense focus on smart, strategic, original ideas across disciplines, and an increased emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is the most prestigious creative competition for today’s rising stars in the creative, media, public relations, and digital industries.
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Multiplex chain Inox Leisure has launched AmpliX, what the company is calling a next generation audio format and has installed AmpliX in one screen of its flagship cinema at Inorbit Mall Malad, Mumbai.
The Chinese electronics company TCL has renewed its partnership with the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Under this extended partnership, TCL will apply its technology portfolio and entertainment expertise to enable richer, more immersive experiences at one of the world's most renowned theatres, just as it has done so since 2013, to contribute to the theatre's legacy.
RNR has introduced a new financial technology platform for film copyrights called Cine Marketplace 2.0, which the company says allows individuals to invest and trade partial ownership stakes in film copyrights.
Fathom Events has announced its slate of titles for the upcoming first-ever Fathom's Big Screen Classics series. The series will run throughout 2023, celebrating the anniversaries of 11 of Hollywood's most beloved motion pictures and the debut of a newly restored print of the enduring 1942 classic Casablanca.
As has been widely reported, Cineworld has closed 23 theatre sites since filing for bankruptcy protection last year and plans more closures. In addition, the theatre chain has indicated that it may sever its ties with cinema advertising company National CineMedia.
The shared experience of the cinema is unmatched. But has contemporary scrolling on individual screens hurt audiences’ ability to participate in a collective screening? What happens when a director gets to direct his audience? During an exclusive screening of Triangle of Sadness at the Göteborg Film Festival, director Ruben Östlund will break the fourth wall and step into the movie theater; not only having directed the film showing on the screen, but also directing the audience in the cinema.
More than 65 percent of global media spend is digital and the share is growing year on year. Cinema’s share of digital media budgets has until today been relatively small, but by making digital profiled cinema inventory accessible to the programmatic ecosystem, this is now changing. Late last year, what the Danish media company Cinemataztic says is the first addressable cinema campaign was launched at Nordisk Film cinemas in Denmark for the Nordic telco brand, Telia.
When a growing movie theatre company was selected as the anchor tenant for a new high-end entertainment destination in San Ramon, California, the digital display, and cinema projection technology the company planned to incorporate would not only need to be reliable and robust; it also had to complement the stylish and elegant feel of the rest of the space.
The European Digital Cinema Forum will be held February 7-8 at the Cinecittá multiplex cinema in Nuremberg, Germany. The forum attracts all major industry associations, organizations and professionals involved in the development of digital cinema in Europe.