The social cinema platform Kinema has appointed Ryan Harrington, a veteran film executive who helped build premier theatrical documentary divisions within National Geographics, A&E, Discovery, and the Tribeca Film Institute, as the company’s first head of film.
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Tokyo Theatres Company’s Theatre Shinjuku recently installed a 14-foot by 30.5-foot Severtson SAT-4K projection screen as part of an overall audio and video revitalization of the famed Tokyo cinema.
Kino Industries, creator of the interactive CtrlMovie technology that gives film and TV audiences real-time collaborative influence over the direction of a project’s plots and characters, has entered into a creative and co-financing partnership with Rocketman financier Starlings Entertainment. The announcement was made by Kino Industries CEO Chady Eli Mattar, president Scott C. Silver and Starlings Entertainment CEO/executive producer Karine Martin.
The Event Cinema Association’s annual Slate Day will return Wednesday June 9 and will be free to all to join.
Motion Picture Solutions has sold a fifty-percent share of the Gofilex business to Deluxe. The sale unites Deluxe and MPS in a joint venture to provide world-class IP delivery through a single, sustainable electronic fulfillment platform. The parties’ said that their continued investment to drive innovation and network expansion will benefit both distributors and exhibitors
The Cinema Technology Community has launched a new job board service to help support the cinema industry as it emerges from the pandemic. The new free-to-use job board aims to provide a conduit to connect organizations from across the globe working in the cinema industry with professionals seeking employment.
The social cinema platform Kinema has launched following a $2 million seed funding round backed by key investors, including Kindred Ventures, Lupa System, Galaxy Interactive and I2BF Global Ventures. According to the company, the Kinema platform expands the film marketing and distribution industry by enabling a social and immersive cinema experience. With the goal of eliminating ‘theater deserts’ and expanding access to engaging film, Kinema is building a world-wide network of screening hosts, filmmakers and filmgoers.
Arts Alliance Media has launched a new release of Producer, the company’s specialized cloud-based circuit management system designed to help exhibitors recover faster and stronger.
The Cinema Technology Community has released a white paper providing detailed guidance on the technology choices available for cinema operators.
Christie has been chosen by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as a technology partner for its redeveloped headquarters at 195 Piccadilly in London. The partnership will see a host of Christie integrated technology installed throughout the building, including Christie MicroTiles LED tiles, four laser projectors, media servers and software.