How can Europe ensure better respect of diversity and inclusion in its cinema, television, and video on demand industries? A new report, now available for free from the European Audiovisual Observatory, addresses these concerns.
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Deluxe has announced a strategic partnership with CineSend for electronic delivery of content to cinemas in Canada. The partnership joins CineSend’s existing network with Deluxe’s electronic delivery platform to create a single fulfillment service.
Severtson Screens will feature its SAT-4K cinema projection screen line during CinemaCon 2021, which is being held August 23-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The organizers of ShowEast have announced that this year’s conference will be an in-person event to be held November 8-11 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
Deluxe and EchoStar Corporation today introduced an expanded movie distribution service for theatres across the U.S. The enhanced offering adds high-speed, terrestrial broadband and a new content management portal to the companies’ existing satellite distribution system, which currently serves more than 3,000 cinemas.
National CineMedia today announced that Manu Singh has joined the company as senior vice president of strategic insight & analytics. She will lead the company’s marketing, sales, and advertising research team, including NCM’s proprietary Behind the Screens community of more than 5,000 movie fans, and will be based in New York.
During June, the U.S. Domestic market outperformed China for the first time since China’s July 2020 re-opening, according to a report from the British research firm Gower Street. Bringing the best box office result since the pandemic began in the Domestic market, June lay further foundational stones for recovery despite a slight retraction in global box office compared to May, the report said. According to Gower Street’s latest monthly Global Box Office Tracker, the global box office retracted slightly in June from the previous month grossing $1.3 billion, down from $1.4 billion in May. However, this is a normal trend and no cause for concern.
The China Film Cinema Bei'ao, Beijing, China has installed Unilumin’s UC-A41 LED Cinema Screen. The cinema is built with 21 halls, including a Cinity Giant Screen hall, a 4D hall, a standard laser Hall and a multifunctional Hall. It's a reflection of the current development level of the world's cinema technology. Hall 4 is newly installed with the UC-A41 LED cinema projection system.
For the fifteenth time, Christies is the projection technology partner for the Cannes Film Festival, which began today and runs through July 17. It will be the first in-person edition of the Cannes Film Festival since 2019, and Christie will provide installation and show support for the occasion.
While it has been widely understood that, because of the pandemic, 2020 was a terrible year for the cinema business, a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory documents just how bad it really was. The theatrical market collapsed in 2020 with cinema attendance in the EU and the UK plummeting by 70.2 percent to an estimated 300 million tickets, down from more than one billion admissions in 2019 (the highest level since 2004). Gross box office earnings dropped correspondingly from Euro 7.20 billion to Euro 2.13 billion (US 2.4 billion), down by 70.4 percent from 2019, as the average ticket price in the EU remained stable at Euro 7.1 (USD 8.1).