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CineLife Releasing New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 10:12 -- Nick Dager

CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, will release New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization, a co-production between Dorn Music, Makuhari Media, and Neda Film, across theatres in the United States beginning February 2nd, 2022. On a glorious Greek evening, screen legend Bill Murray and world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler rock the Acropolis with a timeless mix of poetry and music.

SAWA Launches Hello Big Screen Campaign

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 11:29 -- Nick Dager

As the world slowly emerges from the pandemic, the Screen Advertising World Association today launched a powerful three-minute video and multiple social media campaigns featuring vignettes from some of the world’s most iconic names in the advertising, film, and humanitarian worlds, aimed at raising awareness for the unparalleled power and effectiveness of cinema. SAWA and its members around the world are using cinema, the trade press, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, to reach marketers, moviegoers, and creative and media agencies.

Christie Mass Producing CounterAct Far-UVC Light Technology

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 12:11 -- Nick Dager

In response to the pandemic, Christie Digital Systems has announced the mass production of its CounterAct line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222 far-UVC light technology. CounterAct fixtures are designed for use in occupied indoor spaces, from cinemas, theme parks, museums, and sports complexes, to retail, restaurants, as well as transit hubs at airports, train, and subway stations.

Piracy Has No Boundaries

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:31 -- Nick Dager

A new report from content protection specialist Nagra, entitled Piracy Has No Boundaries, claims that thieves steal tens of billions of dollars of content value annually and that more than 80 percent of content theft is attributable to streaming. In addition, the report says, eight percent of U.S. households subscribe to illicit internet protocol services for an estimated $1 billion in illegal subscription revenue every year. The report uses Disney and Marvel Studio’s Black Widow as an example of how things can go wrong when feature films are streamed and estimates that the film lost between $50-$70 million because the movie lacked an exclusive theatrical window over its first ten days of release.

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Gower Street Calls Latest Box Office Numbers a Triumph

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 11:56 -- Nick Dager

The triumphant start to October delivered new cinema recovery successes around the world, according to the latest box office report from London-based analytics firm Gower Street. China’s Golden Week brought blockbuster juggernaut The Battle at Lake Changjin, which by Monday (October 11) had already grossed $650 million to rank as China’s seventh biggest film of all-time. Combined with number two title My Country, My Parents, which has made $185 million so far, the holiday openers finally put Chinese box office back on the upswing after a concerning four months.

GDC Technology Unveils IAB Upgrade Option for DTS:X

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology announced today the option to upgrade the award-winning GDC SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block to DTS:X supporting the immersive audio bitstream. This upgrade is designed to support SMPTE’s immersive audio bitstream standard ST 2098-2, which represents a major milestone towards the goal of delivering a single interoperable immersive audio format for theatrical distribution.

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