QSC has completed a :40 second cinema trailer which will be provided free-of-charge to theatres equipped with complete QSC Cinema sound systems.
Distribution & Exhibition
Immersive theater technology from CJ 4DPlex, featuring motion seats and environmental effects, has had a strong impact on the growing Japanese box office. For example, the 4DX version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released in December, has thus far brought in more than 1 billion yen ($85 million), accounting for more than 10 percent of the title’s total Japanese box office to date. Overall in 2015, 4DX versions of top Hollywood titles such as Jurassic World, Furious 7 and Mad Max: Fury Road recorded 7 percent of the country’s total box office for each title, even though 4DX auditoriums claim only 3.5 percent of the total number of theaters in Japan.
QSC has promoted Mark Mayfield to director, global cinema marketing. Mayfield joined QSC Cinema in 2013 as cinema marketing manager, with responsibility for sales and marketing collateral, trade shows, PR, web, and advertising.
Ymagis Group has acquired Berlin-based Cine-Logistics, one of Germany’s leading distribution services for movie distribution companies and German-speaking cinema exhibitors. Under the terms of the agreement, Ymagis SA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Ymagis Deutschland becomes the sole shareholder in Cine-Logistics.
QSC has announced a new Certified Theatre Program, designed to promote the optimal movie going experience.
Turkey’s cinema exhibition business is in impressive health right now, with more than 2,000 screens generating more than 40 million ticket sales in 2015. It’s clearly a great time for Turkish cinemagoers. With consumer confidence up, new theatres are opening at an unprecedented rate. Hungry for better entertainment experiences, customers are packing auditoriums in big-screen multiplexes and smaller boutique cinemas.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
CGV, South Korea’s largest multiplex cinema chain, has installed a Christie RGB laser projection system in Busan’s CGV Centum City.
Distributor and digital integrator Bardan Cinema has expanded its exclusive master distribution agreement with Philips Lightning to supply its digital cinema product lines throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood and Deepa Mehtawill all receive tributes in a new Marquee Series to be presented at the 33rd edition of Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival scheduled for March 4-13. This year’s festival showcases 129 films, including 100 feature films and documentaries and 29 short films produced and directed by both renowned and emerging talent from 40 countries. Forty-six are directed or co-directed by women.