Allure and its Christie Experiential Network have named theatrical distribution executive Brett Resnick vice president of studio relations. In his new position, Resnick will guide CEN strategies and activities as a key part of its continuing national rollout. He comes to the company with 20 years of distribution experience, which began at MGM, and most recently with 20th Century Fox, guiding the release of over 300 titles including Avatar; Star Wars: Episode I, II, and III; X-Men: The Last Stand; X-Men: Days of Future Past; Independence Day, and most recently Deadpool. Resnick also spearheaded the partnership between Fox and Fathom Events, bringing classics such as The Sound of Music, Planet of The Apes and The King and I, back to the big screen.
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Screenvision Media and KAOS Connect have announced the launch of their first joint event cinema program – the empowering theatrical documentary produced by Meteor 17 CEO, Spencer Proffer, I Hope You Dance, The Power & Spirit of Song. The documentary film features stories of faith, inspiration and overcoming unimaginable odds as told through the transformative power of song.
National Amusements and Ushio have reached an agreement making Ushio the sole provider of Xenon bulbs to all National Amusements theatres worldwide.
Christie will showcase its full range of products at CinemaCon 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, April 11-14. The company’s Booth – 2303A – will feature various Christie products and video case studies. In addition, Christie laser projection will be used for select Colosseum events, there will be Christie digital signage in the Coke lounge and registration area, and product launch demonstrations in private meeting rooms.
Secure video sharing platform MediaSilo has released SafeStream, an on-demand watermarking system that embeds user-identifiable information as a visual watermark into video files in real-time. Amidst explosive original content growth in the media and entertainment industry, there’s an increasing need for creators to protect content in all stages of the production process, from pre-release to distribution. To prevent leaks, content creators have been forced to choose between locking down content or facing potential revenue loss from unauthorized distribution. SafeStream redefines that tradeoff.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled The Race Is On, ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
Alamo Drafthouse, the Austin-based cinema chain known for its strict “no talking, no texting” policy will open a much-anticipated theater in downtown Brooklyn this summer. Currently in its final phase of construction, the flagship theater will feature seven screens celebrating all forms of cinema.
The cinema has been the genesis of audio and imaging innovation that drives new, spectacular, and captivating experiences to moviegoers. For more than 50 years, Dolby has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of these efforts to advance the science of sight and sound that lead to unforgettable entertainment experiences. Dolby began its journey in delivering superlative audio experiences with the introduction of Dolby Stereo with Star Wars in 1977. Fifteen years later, with the release of Batman Returns, Dolby Digital ushered in a next-generation multichannel surround sound experience that became the de facto standard for movies, television, gaming, and more. We have always believed, and the industry has demonstrated, that sound is every bit as vital to the patron’s experience as image. Our ability to deliver an improved experience and draw audiences deeper into a story by enabling them to hear the whole picture is what solidifies their desire for a theatrical experience time and time again.
For the first time under its corporate banner CJ CGV will exhibit at CinemaCon 2016, which convenes next week at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The company will be in Booth 2003A. In addition to the latest advances and developments with 4DX – the multisensory cinema technology with motion and environmental effects – and ScreenX – the world’s first 270-degree, multi-projection system used within a theatre setting, CJ CGV will be demonstrating its newest addition to the immersive cinema universe: 4DX VR.
Wanda Cinema Line Corporation is planning to purchase more than 800 units of Dolby digital cinema processors, including the Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 and the Dolby Digital Cinema Processor CP750, to deploy in all of its new cinema screens in China through the end of 2016.