The cinema marketing and analytics company Usheru has appointed John Donnelly to its board of directors, effective immediately.
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Redbox is partnering with Screenvision Media to expand its opportunities for advertising to its millions of customers across the United States. With Screenvision Media, Redbox bolsters its ability to provide national, regional, and local advertising to its 40+ million customers across its entire entertainment and marketing ecosystem delivering hundreds of millions of video and display impressions through digital out of home, web, app and connected TVs. Redbox and Screenvision Media will combine efforts under Redbox's Redbox Connect advertising sales arm.
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.
National CineMedia and Screenvision Media have selected Epicenter Experience’s the People Platform to measure cinema advertising audience traffic. Through its cloud-based mobile technology, the People Platform enables authentic conversations between individual consumers and companies in near real-time to unlock a comprehensive understanding of customer experience and behavior.
Fathom Events will launch the company’s first Black History Month film series, Fathom Events Celebrates Black History Month, this February in cinemas across the U.S. Moviegoers will have the opportunity to delve into the diverse lives, historic accomplishments and award-winning filmmaking of some of the most influential African American entertainers in modern history.
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.
National CineMedia and Captivate, one of North America’s leading location-based digital video networks, have teamed up to introduce a new way for local businesses to reach movie audiences where they work and live.
Liquid Media Group has appointed Ronald Thomson as its CEO to drive the growth of its evolving business. As president of the global business development firm Cameron Thomson Group, he has been building successful media/entertainment and tech companies for more than two decades from its offices in Toronto, London, Lake Como, Los Angeles and Taipei.
With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic still not in sight, Kinepolis has taken out an additional loan of 80 million euros with its main bankers for a period of three years.
Late last year, Deluxe Entertainment appointed George Eyles executive vice president and general manager, worldwide cinema. The move marks a return for Eyles, who at one time was Deluxe’s managing director of digital cinema, EMEA. Prior to rejoining Deluxe, he was at Maccs, a Vista Group company, where he served as CEO and led Vista’s Numero box office reporting business. Previous to that Eyles served at Arqiva where he was responsible for the deployment of a pan-European electronic delivery network for cinema and creating that company’s live event services delivering hundreds of live alternative events to cinemas around the world; and for creating and implementing systems and frameworks in areas including asset deliverables and technical operations, optimization of operational efficiencies, creation, localization and distribution of content assets in the digital cinema and digital platform spaces. I spoke with Eyles via email just as he was settling into his new job, which is where our conversation began.