The International Union of Cinemas, the body representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has today issued the following statement on the current situation with regard to the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19:
The Cinema Technology Community, an independent trade group, has created a new free membership level to help support people working in cinema technology.
The business model of the movie theatre industry is uniquely vulnerable in the present crisis. On behalf of the movie theatre industry and its employees, the National Association of Theatres Owners is asking for Congress and the Administration to urgently consider the following immediate relief measures, which we hope will allow the industry and its 150,000 employees, who live and work in practically every Congressional District, to weather the present COVID-19 pandemic crisis
On the heels of a successful kick-off event in Los Angeles, the trade group Women in Exhibition is set to make its CinemaCon 2020 debut. Officially introduced at 2019’s Geneva Convention, Women in Exhibition serves as a networking hub for women within the film exhibition industry. Since its launch, the non-profit foundation has welcomed more than 100 new members. At WIE events in Los Angeles in January and at last year’s ShowEast, women gathered to chat, network, and have a little fun.
The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will explore the evolution of video compression, and new ideas for keeping files small, while preserving quality and creative intent, at its monthly meeting, scheduled for March 26 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Hollywood Professional Association has named Paul Chapman, Kari Grubin, and Joachim Zell to its board of directors. They will serve three-year terms that began January 1. Michael DeValue joins the board for a one-year term as the SMPTE representative, a role vacated by Chapman at the end of his term.
The not-for-profit independent trade organization Cinema Technology Community has announced ambitious plans to support the cinema industry during 2020 through knowledge-sharing and education initiatives across a broad range of issues.
A coalition of companies and organizations from across the media and entertainment industry, EIPMA is dedicated to nurturing the industry’s next generation of talent. It plans to partner with high schools, universities and entertainment industry organizations to increase student awareness for career opportunities in the entertainment industry through job fairs, speaker programs, webinars and other events. It will also connect aspiring professionals with mentoring and career counseling programs.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association has elected Mark Lanza as president. Lanza is an award-winning supervising sound editor and currently serves as the organization’s treasurer. His two-year term as president begins in January. He succeeds Tom McCarthy.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association presented the 67th MPSE Annual Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony Sunday, January 19 at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media.