Pia Lundberg has been appointed as the new artistic director of Göteborg Film Festival. Lundberg most recently served as counsellor for cultural affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in London and will take up her new position on March 1, 2024.
Distribution & Exhibition
Cosmosphere president and chief executive officer Jim Remar has been re-elected to the board of the Giant Screen Cinema Association, an international organization with members representing filmmakers, distributors, and theatres from nearly 30 countries.
Severtson Screens will highlight its cinema screens and coatings at CineAsia 2023, which is being held December 4-7 in Bangkok, Thailand at the True Icon Hall Convention Center.
The Event Cinema Association’s tenth annual conference will take place November 28 at Cineworld at The O2 in London.
The Philippine city of Santo Tomas, Batangas recently saw the grand opening of its newest movie theatre, the SM Cinema.
The DTLA Film Festival 2023, which ended yesterday at Regal L.A. Live cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, has announced the winners of its annual screenplay contest.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s first New England location, Alamo Drafthouse Seaport, will be opening its doors to guests November 17. The theatre’s standalone bar, The Press Room, will also make its Boston debut.
The META Cinema Forum, which says it is the largest and most influential cinema convention in emerging markets, is back for its highly anticipated sixth edition November 7-8 at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai.
New research shows that the cinema audience's attention span is seven times higher than any other video platform. The research was conducted by Lumen, attention specialists who work with media clients to better understand audience attention to advertising. A person's attention span while watching an advertisement on an average video platform is 2.5 seconds, according to attention technology research conducted by Lumen.
The Western Australian independent production company White Spark Pictures has launched a new standalone technology business for its virtual reality distribution concept Surround Sync. Led by COO and managing director Benn Ellard, the new company will be responsible for the delivery of the patent-pending technology to cinemas and other venues around the world, as well as distributing third-party VR films and immersive content.