The movie theatre chain Roxy Cinemas in the Dubai Hills Mall is installing what it says is the Middle East’s biggest ever cinema screen. The company says the screen measures 423 square meters, which is twice the size of a tennis court.
Motivate Val Morgan, which says it is the Middle East’s leading cinema advertising company, has launched a dedicated platform – featuring CinePlan and CineMeasure – through which advertisers can plan and measure their cinema campaigns with ease. CinePlan is a tool that can be utilized to build a cinema media plan based on advertiser requirements.
The Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Company says that it us planning to open a new VIP cinema on August 4 in Katara, the Cultural Village, called Katara Cinema.
The Abu Dhabi Film Commission recently hosted 19 Indian film directors, producers and location managers who toured some of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic filming locations and attractions as part of the International Indian Film Academy Awards itinerary. This opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the Indian film community and Abu Dhabi Film Commission was facilitated by IIFA.
Strong MDI Screen Systems has entered into a cooperative agreement with Lemmens in Belgium, to facilitate expedited screen shipments for cinema industry customers in Europe and the Middle East.
The data company Hammerspace has expanded its European presence to provide organizations with ability to consolidate datacenter and cloud storage while orchestrating global data to decentralized applications and users. Today, more than 35 percent of the Hammerspace customer base is in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. EMEA growth has been fueled by the availability of the Hammerspace software in local regions of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. The company says the addition of a London-based hub, local sales team, and a new distribution partner enables it to support its EMEA customers most effectively and accelerate business in high-growth markets.
Vista Group CEO Kimbal Riley has announced that longtime Movio executives Sarah Lewthwaite and Matthew Liebmann will jointly lead the company following the departure of co-founder and chief executive Will Palmer this December. Movio, the marketing data analytics and cinema campaign management company, was founded by Palmer and Peter Beguely in 2010. Lewthwaite, Movio’s chief client officer located in London, and Matthew Liebmann, Movio’s chief operating officer operating out of the company’s Auckland headquarters, will report directly to Riley.
Severtson will feature options for its folded SeVision 3D GX line of cinema projection screens during the 2021 MENA Cinema Forum, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from October 26-28. Severtson Screens has also been named a Strategic Cinema Screens Partner for the show.
The International Cinema Technology Association today announced the 2021-2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design, and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The winners will be celebrated during ICTA’s annual awards and dinner reception October 3 in Barcelona, just before the start of CineEurope. This year’s winners are:
Egyptian cinematic subtitling and translation specialists TheyDoe Academy have received SubtitleNext Academy Partner certification. Established in 2019, TheyDoe Academy provides dedicated subtitling training for Netflix and other media companies across the Middle East and internationally.