Vista Group companies Numero and Maccs have named Jim Zak senior vice president, North America. Zak will be based in Los Angeles and report to Numero and Maccs chief executive, and Numero co-founder, Simon Burton.
Distribution & Exhibition
Zurich-based cinema advertising agency Copine has signed a five-year agreement to deploy Unique X's Advertising Accord software to innovate the sale of cinema advertising to and ensure automated delivery to the cinema screens of their Swiss exhibitor partners.
National CineMedia and the American Television Media Group, a nationwide provider of digital-out-of-home advertising, have united in a new advertising sales relationship that will allow brands to connect with movie fans through high-definition toppers located on FCTI ATMs at 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
The Lumineers – in collaboration with Artists Den Entertainment and CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks – are proud to announce the theatrical premiere of The Lumineers: Live from the Artists Den. The full-length concert film will be presented in an exclusive double feature alongside III, the motion picture companion to the two-time Grammy Award-nominated band’s landmark album, III.
Venice Cinemas has deployed a suite of innovative projection and content management solutions to deliver awe-inspiring visuals in its upgraded multiplex in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Located in the bustling business district of Zhongli, Venice Cinemas is spread across two buildings connected by an iconic, red-colored pedestrian bridge reminiscent of those found in Venice, Italy. It recently underwent a major facelift by adding five new halls at the basement level, boosting the total number of cinema auditoriums from 10 to 15. These five new halls are equipped with 8.5-meter (27.8 foot) screens, adorned in special color schemes, and connected to a spacious lobby featuring highly immersive waterfall projections that accentuates the multiplex’s distinctive aquatic theme.
At its March virtual meeting, SMPTE Hollywood will introduce media technologies to TikTok, the short-form social video app where memes (and stars) are born. A panel of experts will explain how TikTok became a worldwide phenomenon with more than a billion active monthly users, and how the 15- to 60-second videos it hosts reach audiences far greater than any cable or streaming service with much less investment in infrastructure and execution.
Nagra has been selected by U.S.-based Eventive, a leading platform in virtual cinema, to use Nagra’s forensic watermarking and multi-digital rights management tools to protect every film on its virtual screening platform.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has begun a long-term partnership with the Harlem Film House’s Hip Hop Film Festival by introducing The Vanguard Collection. Now available on Alamo on Demand, the series includes important and influential films about the Black experience and will also feature exclusive content and perspectives from voices of the Hip Hop culture.
To boost customer confidence in the indoor air quality throughout its facility, the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia has installed a custom-designed array of UVC light fixtures. Digital Light Sources supplied the system, which was engineered and installed by Mathias Environmental.
With box office numbers in China returning to pre-pandemic levels and on the heels of a record-breaking Chinese New Year, Broadway Cinema has agreed to add four new Imax theaters across several iconic locations in downtown Shanghai, including One East, located in the heart of Huangpu Riverside, the first flagship property managed and operated by Brookfield Properties in Shanghai.