Evan Saxon, founder and managing partner of D&E Entertainment has re-launched Evan Saxon Productions, a global entertainment content distribution and marketing company. For the past 10 years, along with delivering alternative content and event cinema strategies for content owners and movie theatres worldwide, Saxon has been creating innovative distribution and marketing campaigns for major studios, indie films, and documentaries.
Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.
Since 2007 Warsaw-based Dreamsound (www.dreamsound.pl) has been one of Poland’s top film post-production studios, offering a complete range of services from recording sound on set through sound editing, mixing and audio mastering. Since its inception Dreamsound has been committed to offering its clients the very latest in film sound technologies, as evidenced by the fact that it’s the first post-production house in Poland licensed to produce film soundtracks using the Dolby Atmos surround-sound system, heard at its full potential thanks to a system based around Harman’s JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers and Crown DSi and XLS DriveCore Series amplifiers.
Arts Alliance Media has announced that its Screenwriter Theatre Management System and Lifeguard Network Operations Centre software products are now fully integrated with USL’s LSS-100 Quality Control Probe, allowing exhibitors to measure multiple environmental factors in their cinemas. Integration with AAM’s software now allows testing to be started automatically in a screen, with results monitored and tracked over time to identify issues before playback, avoiding missed shows and revenue loss.
Christie has donated projection technology and installation services to the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.
The largest exhibitor in southern Brazil, Arcoplex, with more than 50 years in the market, has begun the process of digitalization of 61 of its screens with Doremi technology. The screens will be upgraded with the IMS1000 and IMB/ShowVault.
Following an extensive review over the past year, Kinoplex announced that it has selected Doremi to digitize 160 of its screens across Brazil. Quanta DTG/AAM is managing the transition.
Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 is a lightweight, 7-inch LED 1080p field monitor that combines an economical price – list is $440 – with a feature set comparable to, and in some cases exceeding, monitors costing several times more. Among the first pros to test drive the MD7 was Curt Pair, a Phoenix-based director of photography and principal of Picture This Productions. Pair, whose credits range from news and documentaries to commercials, corporate media and music videos, conducted camera tests with the monitor at an air show in March. Since then, he’s used it on a pair of real-world assignments: a segment for the Golf Channel series In Play with Jimmy Rogers and a commercial for Ford, all with superb results.
CineArt Multiplex, the leading exhibitor in Minas Gerais, the second largest state in Brazil has chosen the Doremi IMS1000 integrated media server for its digital cinema transition. The contractual agreement between Doremi and CineArt includes 32 units to be added to the total install base of 41 servers. Quanta DGT is the virtual print fee integrator; CineBrasil is the service provider.
According to at least one survey more than 53 percent of Americans play video games, yet only a small fraction of those make it to the gaming industry’s main event – the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). This Friday, Screenvision will debut exclusive content from E3 within its network of more than 14,200 movie theatre screens during its Front & Center pre-show. The content will feature a sneak peek of the groundbreaking technology that will be available to moviegoers later this year, including interviews with industry leaders like Dell Alienware, Ubisoft and Disney Interactive.