Universal Parks & Resorts has named Christie the official projection system provider for all of its parks and resort theme parks and CityWalk complexes throughout the United States.
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In an in-theater alliance with National CineMedia, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment is premiering a campaign to promote artists who play Barclays Center through video content on 441 movie screens across 36 movie theaters throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Barco has announced the departure of its chief financial officer, Carl Peeters, who has decided to pursue a new professional opportunity. Ann Desender, currently vice president finance & control will succeed Peeters as CFO for Barco. The change will become effective in September.
Suning Cinema, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese electronics retail giant Suning Commerce Group, has deployed Christie’s RGB laser projection system for its new theaters in Shanghai and Zhenjiang.
Dixie State University and the DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival today announced its 2016 lineup. The festival, which runs from September 6-10, in Salt Lake City, Utah, receives submissions from all over the world with topics that cover all manner of human experience.
Vista Entertainment Solutions has signed an agreement with the Kuwait National Cinema Company to install cinema management software in KNCCtheaters. KNCC is the largest cinema operator in Kuwait currently operating 11 cinemas totalling 54 screens and with plans to open additional sites over the coming year.
Rooftop Films and Arts Brookfield will be co-presenting three free screenings on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center). The screenings will take place July 28, 29, and 30, with live musical performances preceding each of the films.
The Louvre Museum in Paris has selected Cinemeccanica France to supply and install a 6P CineCloud Lux laser projector and media server. The system, part of the Pyramid project, will be dedicated to the projection of arts, animation and various presentations related to the museum activities.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the official launch of The Vista Project, a competition that will identify emerging talent in the creative and engineering realms and support future filmmakers in developing interactive cinema experiences. Open exclusively to students enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited university-level undergraduate or graduate program, the competition will award five finalists with $5,000 to create a 10-minute short that could serve as a template for a long-form interactive cinema experience.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition scheduled for October 25-27 in Hollywood, California. The event begins with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on October 24. Early bird rates are available now through August 20. SMPTE 2016 will also celebrate the Society's 100th anniversary.