Evan Saxon, founder and managing partner of D&E Entertainment has re-launched Evan Saxon Productions, a global entertainment content distribution and marketing company. For the past 10 years, along with delivering alternative content and event cinema strategies for content owners and movie theatres worldwide, Saxon has been creating innovative distribution and marketing campaigns for major studios, indie films, and documentaries.
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Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.
Cinedigm and Robert Halmi Jr.’s Great Point Media announced today they have entered into a multi-picture distribution and production output deal. In this multi-year deal, Great Point Media will deliver a minimum of eight cast-driven films primarily in the sci-fi and thriller genres. Cinedigm will distribute all US rights to the films, including theatrical, digital and video-on-demand, physical home entertainment and television. Additionally, Cinedigm will have a first look at Great Point Media’s extensive development slate. The first two films are expected by late 2014, with the balance of the initial slate delivered in 2015.
Arts Alliance Media has announced that its Screenwriter Theatre Management System and Lifeguard Network Operations Centre software products are now fully integrated with USL’s LSS-100 Quality Control Probe, allowing exhibitors to measure multiple environmental factors in their cinemas. Integration with AAM’s software now allows testing to be started automatically in a screen, with results monitored and tracked over time to identify issues before playback, avoiding missed shows and revenue loss.
NanoTech Entertainment has entered into a distribution agreement to add 45 concerts, music and sports videos as well as horror films to its UltraFlix all 4K Ultra HD IPTV/OTT network.
Christie has donated projection technology and installation services to the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.
The new Ham Yard Hotel is the eighth London property in the Firmdale Hotels group. It opened in June. Like three other Firmdale Hotels in London and one in New York, it features a 188-seat art theater designed and equipped to the highest professional standards. Its luxurious setting and furniture, the lighting, the sound and now, a Barco ultra-bright DP4K-32Bx projector all combine to provide hotel guests and other visitors with an entertainment experience beyond compare.
With the help of system integrator Protronic, Arena Cinemas, Geneva, Switzerland, has equipped each of its nine theaters with Auro 11.1 immersive sound by Barco. The upcoming films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lucy and Into the Storm have all been mixed in Auro 11.1.
Following an extensive review over the past year, Kinoplex announced that it has selected Doremi to digitize 160 of its screens across Brazil. Quanta DTG/AAM is managing the transition.
Studio Movie Grill is opening new locations in Tampa, Florida, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rocklin and Simi Valley, California. Since 2000, Studio Movie Grill has expanded from its Texas roots to soon include 22 locations in ten states.