Upon surpassing a key milestone of 1,000 installed screens, MetaMedia, the, cloud-based entertainment technology company for cinemas, drive-ins, and other out-of-home venues, announced today that Pixelogic, a global provider of content localization and distribution services for the media and entertainment industry, has made a major investment in MetaMedia to accelerate its global expansion.
The International Union of Cinemas, the European cinema trade grouping, has launched the fifth edition of its Women’s Cinema Leadership Program, a 12-month mentoring program for women in cinema exhibition.
A new digital platform with the working title Cinnovate has secured € 380.000 funding through the European Union programme Cinemas as Innovation Hubs for Local Communities. The effort’s partners include four of Europe’s leading arthouse cinema networks – Folkets Hus och Parker, Folkets Bio (both from Sweden), Access Cinema (Ireland) and Art kino mreža Slovenije (Slowenia) – that together count 308 screens in three territories and will be coordinated by Cologne-based video-on-demand and digital distribution experts Rushlake Media and independent consultant Jan Runge. Additional content and network partners are the Event Cinema Association (United Kingdom), Spielfabrique (Germany) and IMZ International Music + Media Centre (Austria).
The Event Cinema Association’s annual Slate Day will return Wednesday June 9 and will be free to all to join.
The Cinema Technology Community has released a white paper providing detailed guidance on the technology choices available for cinema operators.
MacGillivray Freeman Films has announced a partnership with MetaMedia to bring educational films to conventional commercial theatres and drive-ins across the U.S. and Canada for educational and group screenings. A number of MacGillivray Freeman’s films will be shown at theatres throughout North America, including Into America’s Wild, America’s Musical Journey and Great Bear Rainforest, among others.
As director of distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment Marc Allenby helped bring the Metropolitan Opera and Bolshoi Ballet to cinemas in the UK and launched both NTLive and RSC Live. In 2017 he helped facilitate the management buyout that re-established the company with its experienced team as Trafalgar Releasing, where today he is CEO. In 2018 he established offices in the United States, a move he sees as “a vital part of the companies’ future plans and growth.” Headquartered in London, Trafalgar Releasing today also has offices in New York and Denver. Before the pandemic the company experienced significant growth and won numerous accolades including most recently the largest ever event cinema release with BTS’ Burn the Stage: The Movie. Despite the pandemic Trafalgar was moderately successful in 2020.
Florida Georgia Line will headline the next Encore Drive-In Nights concert, which will be broadcast to hundreds of outdoor drive-ins and select cinemas across North America and around the world Saturday night, June 12. Florida Georgia Line’s performance will feature special guests Nelly, Chase Rice and Rachel Wammack.
CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, today announced Sopranos Sessions: A Special Theatrical Triple Feature, coming exclusively to theatres on May 19, in celebration of the beloved HBO series The Sopranos.
The Event Cinema Association’s Slate Day will return on Wednesday 9 June and will be free to all to join. The association promises a full slate of presentations from a range of content providers showcasing new event cinema content plus a series of topical panel discussions and presentations.