Dolby Laboratories and MegaboxJoongAng (Megabox) today announced a five-year agreement to equip Megabox theaters in Korea with Dolby technologies. With this deal, Megabox will deploy Dolby’s Auditorium Packages, including servers, processors, speakers, and amplifiers, to Megabox Anseong Starfield and Namyangju Hyundai Premium Outlets Space One, making it the first case of Dolby’s Auditorium Packages being installed in all 5.1/7.1 channel screens within a single multiplex.
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Award-winning animation studio Laika has named Park Circus to be the repertory sales representative for the studio’s award-winning library of legacy films. The BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning Laika is best known for its five Oscar-nominated films: Missing Link (2019); Kubo and the Two Strings (2016); The Boxtrolls (2014); ParaNorman (2012), and Coraline (2009). The agreement covers most international territories in addition to the United States and Canada.
Movio has named Nicolas Maquet as chief technology officer. Maquet, who joined Movio six years ago and was subsequently named head of technology, will report to Movie COO Matthew Liebmann.
CinemaNext France recently equipped the Horizon auditorium at Megarama’s multiplex in the Paris suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne with a new 26-metre wide and 12.5-metre high screen, the largest cinema screen installed in a multiplex in France, as well as Dolby Atmos immersive sound in time for the August 26 release of Christopher Nolan's Tenet from Warner Bros.
Imax Corporation has unveiled its Filmed In Imax program, a new partnership with the world's leading camera manufacturers to meet filmmaker demand for the Imax Experience. Through the program, Imax will certify high-end, best-in-class digital cinema cameras with leading brands including Arri, Panavision, Red Digital Cinema and Sony to work in the Imax format when paired with its proprietary post-production process. Top Gun: Maverick shot with Sony's Venice, and Dune, shot with the Arri Alexa LF, will be among the first releases certified as Filmed in Imax.
California-based MediaMation has introduced SafeTSeat and is installing the new seating in TCL Chinese Theatres in Los Angeles as it plans to reopen. SafeTSeat is a plexiglass barrier between the seats allowing for separation and social distancing while attending standard and MX4D Motion EFX theatres.
Christie will showcase its CP4450-RGB large-format digital cinema projector specifically designed for premium large format theatres during InfoComm China 2020, which takes place at the China National Convention Center in Beijing from September 28-30.
MetaMedia has announced that it has added five major and independent cinema chains across the U.S. and Canada to the MetaMedia Entertainment Network, what the company calls the first global cloud-based distribution platform for content producers and cinemas.
QSC has announced two new audio, video, and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem – the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and the Q-SYS Core Nano. Driven by the proliferation of networked endpoints and the expanding processing needs of a wider variety of spaces and topologies, the Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O while the Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control.
The trade group Cinema Technology Community has announced extended its offer of a free membership level until March 2021 to help support the global cinema technology community.