The International Union of Cinemas, the body representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has today released preliminary 2020 box office estimates for the territories covered by the organization. At the same time the association said that more government support for cinemas is needed.
Everyone in the post-production industry has had to adapt to the new normal of COVID 19 and the Post New York Alliance has evolved right along with them. Over the past year, the organization has launched a series of ambitious programs and initiatives to keep members informed about the impact of the pandemic, learn the best strategies for moving forward, and foster greater collaboration among companies, disciplines and individual pros.
The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has just updated its annual report on the prominence of European films and programs on transactional, pay-per-view video on demand platforms. This new analysis of the prominence of films and TV series covers 57 leading services from seven European countries.
While the HPA Tech Retreat has long been recognized as the common ground forum of the industry's most thoughtful technical minds, this year’s event comes at a seminal moment in time. At the confluence of the impact of pandemic and technology renaissance, against a changing landscape of media and entertainment, this year’s program curators are setting the stage for an event and knowledge exchange like no other Tech Retreat before it. Set for March 15–24, the 2021 HPA Tech Retreat will, as in years past, feature the industry’s most informed voices.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists conference committee is asking for proposal submissions for sessions, posters, and workshops for the AMIA Spring 2021 online conference, which is scheduled for April 13-16.
For the past few years, it was a safe bet that the technology priorities for chief technology officers in broadcast and other professional media verticals involved a move to the cloud, however where it fell on the list of priorities varied widely. With so many media and technology professionals “finding the time” to move their infrastructure to the cloud, it was happening on the weekend, in the evenings, during quiet days in the office, and for some, it was little more than a hobby. The pandemic changed priorities heavily by demanding a development that has been a long time coming—a complete move to the cloud.
iWoman TV has partnered with New York Women in Film & Television and Go Indie TV to showcase the work of female filmmakers and content creators through the 4th Annual NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival. Submissions are being screened throughout the month of January on iWoman TV and Go Indie TV.
SMPTE Hollywood will host senior technology executives from MovieLabs, Sony Pictures and Universal Pictures January 28 in a virtual panel discussion on their shared vision for the future of the film and television industry.
SMPTE today announced that the members newly elected and returning to the SMPTE Board of Governors have begun the 2021-22 term. The board includes experienced SMPTE leaders, some moving into new roles, as well as several new additions.
The Hollywood Professional Association’s Tech Retreat is among the most anticipated and enduring technical conferences every year, boasting industry-leading speakers, high grade networking opportunities, and rare candor between professionals working on the bleeding edge of technology. The 2021 HPA Tech Retreat, taking place February 15-26, will bring forth the expected high caliber content as well as new and important additions.