Macao Digital Cinema Festival Convenes May 27 in China

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Thu, 05/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The first annual Macao China International Digital Cinema Festival and Entertainment Technology Expo and Macao 3D Summit is being held May 27-29. China’s State Administration of Radio Film and Television is running the event with the help of Americans Jeff Greene and Randall Dark. With a population of 1.3 billion people – a full 20 percent of the world population – China represents an enormous market for cinema and the country has a thriving movie industry of its own. And the country has already embraced digital cinema. Guangdong’s Dadi Digital Cinema China has more than 300 digital screens installed by Barco. Guangdong is China’s most populous province with over 90 million inhabitants. Barco also installed about 300 digital cinema systems for Jinyi Zhujiang Movie Circuit China's sixth largest cinema chain and has signed a contract for the deployment of 100 digital cinema systems for Zhejiang Time Cinema China's seventh largest cinema chain. Dark is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is one of a select few members of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Academy of Digital Pioneers a group recognized for their efforts implementing Digital Television in the United States. Dark also received one of the International Electronic Cinema Festival's top honors: The Pioneer Award bestowed in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the success of HDTV. Dark also serves as the Artistic Director for the Macao China International Digital Cinema Festival which he co-founded in 2009 to showcase films from around the world. Recognized globally as an expert in emerging technologies Dark has spoken to audiences at events including: MIPCOM ASBAA-Hong Kong Tokyo International Film Festival Banff World Television Festival National Association of Broadcaster's Convention International Electronic Cinema Festival Infocomm Consumer Electronic Show HDExpo World Television Forum CreaTVty Zurich Canadian Association of Broadcasters Convention Hollywood Post Alliance New York State Bar Association Bear Stearns Media Conference and NATPE. Randall recently gave a Key Note address at the Creative Storage Conference in Las Vegas the HD Summit in Los Angeles and the Production Innovations Forum in Toronto Canada. Regarded as an authority on a number of aspects of international military and aviation history Greene has been developing writing and producing documentary television programming on these subjects since 1994.  Projects developed by Greene have been filmed in Russia the Ukraine Britain Germany Israel and the People’s Republic of China. Also with the cooperation of Yunnan provincial authorities and a number of Chinese governmental institutions and agencies Greene has co-written and is developing a digital 3D motion picture project for the large and giant/Imax screen Shimalaya – The High Road to China 3D an aerial adventure that will portray China’s fabled Second World War trans-Himalayan aerial supply route. Macao China International Digital Cinema Festival