Brussels-based professional associations of the film business sector in Europe representing producers, distributors, off-line and online video publishers, and cinema operators hosted a seminar last Saturday, exploring how best to cultivate and grow audiences in a dynamic and diverse film landscape as part of the Cannes Film Market’s industry program.
Kinepolis and Imax today announced a global expansion of their longstanding partnership with eight Imax with Laser systems across Europe, Canada and the U.S. The agreement includes four new locations across Europe — including France, Belgium, Spain, and the first-ever Imax system in Luxembourg — as well as a new location in Michigan and Ontario and two upgraded systems in Ontario.
Tonis Kiis, the senior vice president of international distribution at Warner Bros., has been named CineEurope’s 2023 International Distributor of the Year award recipient. The award will be presented June 22 as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Cineplexx Austria has agreed to install three new Imax with Laser projection systems in Austria and Kosovo. This will be the first theatre in Kosovo with Imax projection.
CJ 4DPlex has named veteran marketing executive Bobbie Andrews as its new senior vice president and managing director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Andrews has more than 15 years of theatrical industry experience and will lead strategic growth and marketing efforts across EMEA for the cinema technology company’s groundbreaking, premium formats, ScreenX and 4DX.
The International Union of Cinemas, representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has today released preliminary estimates for 2022 box office and admissions across the territories it covers. UNIC’s overview represents the first wide-ranging assessment of European cinema’s performance last year. Detailed final data for each UNIC territory will be released in Spring 2023.
Three European cinemas, Cineplex Cinema in Aachen, Germany, Arena Cinema in Zurich, Switzerland, and the Arena Cinema in Geneva, Switzerland will be showing Avatar: The Way of Water on a Cinity Cinema System in collaboration with Christie.
The International Arthouse Cinema Association is calling for support after Creative Europe – Media cut funding for the only international training for arthouse cinemas. In 2004, the association established an international training course for young cinema professionals from Europe and many other countries to strengthen and build their skills, develop new ideas and create new business models for the cinema of the future in an ever-changing media world.
Cooke Optics is planning to launch a new zoom lens at EnergaCamerImages 2002 November 12-19 in Totun, Poland and is offering cinematographers the chance to try that, the new Varotal/i FF and S8/i FF ranges, and a selection of other lenses.
Nagra has announced that United Cloud, part of United Group, a leading media provider in Southeast Europe, has selected Nagra’s NexGuard Watermarking to expand its security solution, ensuring over-the-top content protection for all United Group’s assets.