The Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs has selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based digital asset management system to receive, manage, store and distribute submissions to its 2016 FICTS Festivals and World FICTS Challenge.
Distribution & Exhibition
Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema and Unique Digital today announced the creation of a distribution alliance to provide an innovative online Digital Cinema Package delivery solution based on Unique’s Movie Transit network, the first network to offer distribution of theatrical feature films via landline broadband.
With the highly-anticipated release of Captain America: Civil War on Friday, May 6, fans and critics alike are getting in line to see what is being billed as one of the greatest battles in movie history. According to the cast and crew, the film wouldn’t be possible without Dolby Vision imagery and Dolby Atmos sound.
Marking the start of Deaf Awareness Week May 2-8, Digital Theatre today announced plans to caption every single one of its productions in time for the 2017 academic year. The initiative is already underway with Shakespeare productions of As You Like It, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors due for imminent publishing with captions on Digital Theatre Plus as part of #ShakespeareLives – a series of events and activities marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
The Big Sky Documentary Film Institute is hiring a festival producer for the 2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is the largest annual festival of non-fiction film in the American West. The festival draws an audience of 20,000 and film entries from every corner of the globe, with 150 non-fiction films screened and well over 100 visiting artists attending. This position will commence in July and go through early March 2017. The festival producer is responsible for planning, managing and overseeing the successful production of the annual 10-day festival happening in February.
Movies for Grownups is the name of an initiative that the AARP launched in 2002. It is also the name of one of the more interesting panel discussions that took place earlier this month during CinemaCon 2016 in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Despite its title, the presentation was less about movies for older audiences than it was about the need for all exhibitors to truly understand their audience. As one of the speakers put it, exhibitors need to “become deeply engaged in the community.”
Ymagis Group today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of French subtitling company ST’501, which specializes in live broadcast subtitling for the television industry. According to the terms of the agreement and subject to the fulfillment of conditions precedent, Ymagis Group would become the sole shareholder of ST’501.
Screenvision has announced that Sir John Hegarty will join Screenvision Media as Creative Chair in Residence, an industry first, starting in May. Hegarty is one of the highest-acclaimed creative visionaries in the industry and brings to Screenvision Media more than five decades of creative insight and a shared passion for compelling storytelling.
CinemaCon 2016 demonstrated clearly that this is truly the dawn of the digital cinema era. The installation of digital projectors in virtually every movie theatre in the world has opened a world of possibilities for exhibitors. The tradeshow floors in Caesar’s Palace were crowded with new companies offering a wide range of products and services designed not simply to run movie theatres, but to expand the concept of what a movie theatre is. For the second year in a row, Digital Cinema Report has selected what we consider to be the best new technology at CinemaCon for a 2016 Catalyst Award.
The Bentonville Film Festival has announced its 2016 schedule of events. Taking place on May 3-8 in Bentonville, Arkansas, the festival will feature approximately 35 films in competition, and expand its platform with the addition of a short film competition, three community events and a new Diversity and Inclusion Summit to be held for senior level decision makers from multiple industries. The Bentonville Film Festival, which was founded by Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis, remains the only festival to offer winning films guaranteed distribution. For the second year, the winning films in three categories will receive full distribution from Walmart, VUDU and AMC Theaters.