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.
Neon has wrapped production on Tilman Singer’s Cuckoo, the feature film debut of Hunter Schafer (Euphoria). The horror film, written and directed by Singer, was shot in Germany. With plot details being kept under wraps, post-production is currently underway for the film’s 2023 release
The Göteborg Film Festival has appointed Josef Kullengård head of industry. Kullengård has a broad background in film festivals and industry forums. He joined Göteborg Film Festival in 2017 as the industry producer for the Nordic Film Market and worked with the development of the industry program up until 2021.
CinemaNext has signed a service agreement with leading Scandinavian cinema chain Nordisk Film Cinemas to oversee remote technical support services for Nordisk’s entire network of 47 locations across Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, representing a total of 258 screens.
The International Union of Cinemas today published its annual report on key cinema trends in the region in 2021/22. The report provides an in-depth look at recent trends and developments in the European cinema industry, one of the most diverse, innovative, and dynamic in the world.