CinemaNext Appoints Patrick von Sychowski Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Thu, 08/03/2023 - 09:03 -- Nick Dager

CinemaNext, the European, Middle Eastern and African specialist in cinema exhibitor services, has appointed Patrick von Sychowski as its new digital marketing and communications anager. With his wealth of experience and extensive connections in the cinema industry, von Sychowski is poised to help usher CinemaNext's marketing endeavors into an exciting new phase.

Brompton Names Lotta Schiefer to Lead Global Sales

Mon, 07/31/2023 - 08:41 -- Nick Dager

Brompton Technology has appointed Lotta Schiefer as its new global sales lead. With an impressive career spanning more than 30 years, during which she has worked with global manufacturers such as Barco, Vari-Lite and Wireless Solutions, Schiefer brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. She will utilize her expertise to further lead the company’s sales team in their mission to provide top level service to Brompton customers across the globe.

Film Heritage Foundation to Honor Cinema Projectionists

Tue, 07/25/2023 - 08:57 -- Nick Dager

The Film Heritage Foundation has announced a special ceremony to present the inaugural lifetime achievement award for cinema projection "to honor film projectionists who have dedicated their lives to showcasing films on the big screen." Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, founder of FHF, said the Mumbai-based foundation will honor three projectionists at the event, to be held on Wednesday at the city's heritage Regal Cinema here. The foundation will screen Kamal Amrohi's 1949 classic Mahal on 35 mm vintage print to celebrate the analog-era legacy of cinema at Regal Cinema, a single-screen theatre.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Promotes Kustermann to CEO

Thu, 07/20/2023 - 12:24 -- Nick Dager

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has promoted Michael Kustermann from president to CEO. The board of directors, including former CEO Shelli Taylor and executive chairman Tim League, named Kustermann as CEO following Taylor’s decision to retire. Under Kustermann’s leadership, the company will continue its path for growth and investment in its theatres, unparalleled moviegoing experience, and building out the best team in the exhibition industry. Taylor will remain on the Alamo Drafthouse board of directors.

Three Ukrainian Filmmakers Win Göteborg Film Festival Residencies

Mon, 07/03/2023 - 10:22 -- Nick Dager

Three Ukrainian directors and screenwriters have been selected for residencies at Göteborg Film Festival. The three selected participants will spend August-September in Gothenburg, working in different ways with their projects at the offices of Göteborg Film Festival and getting introduced to the local film industry. The residency program is a cooperation with HDK-Valand, at the University of Gothenburg, and financed by Region Västra Götaland.

UNIC Launches People Program

Mon, 06/26/2023 - 10:01 -- Nick Dager

The European Cinema trade grouping UNIC – representing national associations and cinema operators across 39 territories – last week officially launched the UNIC People Program, its five work streams for the year ahead, and its newly formed advisory board.


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