National CineMedia today announced that Daniel Hahn is joining the company as senior vice president, East Coast sales, effective September 1. Hahn, who will be based in New York, will be responsible for sales strategy and revenue growth for NCM’s on-screen and integrated advertising offerings.
Meyer Sound has appointed Kent Margraves as sales manager, Midwest and Jay Wyatt as program manager, Cinema and Residential.
Deluxe and JMS Group announced today that they have entered into exclusive discussions to finalize the acquisition by Deluxe of Europe based Éclair Theatrical Services, a provider of cinema services including mastering and electronic delivery to content production studios and distributors controlled by JMS. Financial terms were not disclosed. Deluxe is a portfolio company of Platinum Equity.
Movio and Numero, the box office collection and reporting platform, have announced that they will produce Behind the Screens, a new weekly podcast providing actionable insights on the moviegoers behind the box office numbers. The podcast will feature interview segments with Vista Group studio and exhibition partners, data scientists, colleagues, and others.
Prasad Corporation, which calls itself one of the world’s largest post-production houses, has named Mark Smirnoff president for North America and made him responsible for sales and operations.
The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has voted on the organization’s 2021-2022 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president. He will serve his next one-year term alongside vice presidents Amy Vincent, Steven Fierberg and John Simmons; treasurer Steven Poster; secretary Gregg Heschong; and sergeant-at-arms Jim Denault.
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.
National CineMedia has named Eric S. Wohl chief human resources officer. He will be based in the company’s Centennial, Colorado headquarters.
Hollywood Professional Association has announced the launch of HPA ALL, a foundational new program that will drive HPA-led initiatives for outreach, education, and networking focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion within the industry. Under the leadership of ALL co-chairs and HPA board members Kari Grubin and Renard Jenkins, HPA ALL is designed to highlight career pathways and create opportunities for contributions by and visibility for underrepresented groups, which in turn, strengthens the media & entertainment community.
Director, writer, producer James Hu has created the Silent No More Project to bring attention to the ever-increasing hate crimes on Asians since the previous administration’s leaders used racists words to describe the COVID pandemic. The reckless and casual use of these dangerous words in their rhetoric has garnered a direct correlation to incite people to blame Asians and take verbal and physical attacks on Asians.