The International Union of Cinemas has released its provisional update on admissions and box office revenues across Europe for 2016. While the increase was also the result of a wide range of highly successful local films across Europe, box office was again dominated by strong international titles, including, but not limited to, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Zootopia, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Secret Life of Pets and Ice Age: Collision Course.
Fandango today announced a new relationship with HBO Home Entertainment to make HBO’s award winning content available for purchase via digital download on FandangoNow. Individual episodes and seasons of HBO content will join FandangoNow’s robust collection of 40,000 new release and catalog movies and TV shows.
Ushio America has partnered with Matex Controls, makers of the Virtual Energy Management System platform, which is designed specifically for cinema buildings. The system claims offers energy savings of more than 25 percent over time with no out of pocket expense to exhibitors.
Ymagis Group has signed a letter of intent with Omega Cinema Systems to form the leading cinema exhibition services company in Turkey.
China Film Company, one of the leading Chinese motion picture and television companies, today issued a press statement to the Shanghai stock exchange announcing its intent to acquire a 15 percent stake in Ymagis SA’s common stock.
The Emoji Company and Sony Pictures Animation today announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement with regard to emoji company’s registered emoji trademark. The agreement covers the use of the term emoji in connection with SPA’s worldwide merchandising program for SPA's upcoming comedy feature The Emoji Movie, coming to theatres August 11.
CJ CGV, operator of 2,821 screens at 368 locations in seven countries, has named Paul Richardson as the first chief operating officer of CJ CGV Americas. The move comes as the company looks to increase its presence in the U.S. marketplace.
On January 9 Rémi Gérard will become Ymagis Group CFO, replacing Pierre Flamant who leaves after two years. Flamant, who also served nine years at the head of the finance department at Ymagis subsidiary dcinex (CinemaNext), has chosen to pursue other professional opportunities and will leave the group at the end of February.
Dadi Cinema Group has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Enterprise ICT Solutions (China Entercom). Under the terms of the agreement, China Entercom will provide Dadi with a comprehensive network management solution including consultation, design, deployment and operations support.
Ymagis Group has increasd its ownership stake in Belarusian exhibitor services business partner Kraftwerk Weissrussland from 20 percent to 60 percent following an agreement with Austria’s Kraftwerk Living Technologies.