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Digital Cinema Summit – Movies in the 21st Century

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:23 -- Nick Dager

The ISE Digital Cinema Summit convenes Wednesday, February 12 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam the Netherlands. The central question of the event is: where do movies and movie theatres fit in the 21st century? The theme of the half-day event is The Changing Cineplex. During the event we will highlight how advances in digital cinema technology are reshaping movie theatres and the entire movie-going experience.

Editing The Perfect Patient

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

Film editor Rickard Krantz was part of the creative team that worked on the movie The Perfect Patient (Swedish title: Quick), which was nominated for Sweden’s prestigious Guldbagge award for editing. The film was also selected as one of Sweden’s three finalists for submission to the 92nd Academy Awards in 2019

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Showcase Names Laura Correia Assistant VP Film & Event Cinema

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 10:59 -- Nick Dager

Showcase Cinemas has named company veteran Laura Correia assistant vice oresident, film & event cinema. Correia, who started her professional career with National Amusements in 1997, will oversee the event cinema program as part of her new role. Showcase Event Cinema exhibits more than 250 events annually and includes fine arts, classic films, anime, documentaries, inspirational content and concerts. Showcase Cinemas is committed to continuing to expand this program and offer the most engaging content for moviegoers.

DigitalFilm Tree Names Nancy Jundi Chief Operating Officer

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 13:27 -- Nick Dager

Post-production innovator and software development company DigitalFilm Tree has named Nancy Jundi as chief operational officer. Jundi brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with more than 20 years of experience guiding entertainment and technology companies, both start-up and global, through exceptional growth challenges. She has been an outside consultant to DFT since 2014 and will now be based in DFT’s Los Angeles headquarters, where she will join founder and CEO Ramy Katrib in pioneering revolutionary new offerings for DFT and the industry.

Parasite Best Picture Winner in Fandango Survey

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 12:50 -- Nick Dager

According to Fandango, South Korean genre-bending hit Parasite is the top pick in the Best Picture race with 20 percent of the film fans’ votes, followed closely by Sam Mendes’ WWI epic 1917 with 19 percent. Parasite also took the number-one spot in the Best Director category, with first-time nominee Bong Joon Ho winning with 34 percent of votes.

Production Completed on Dani Who?

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:54 -- Nick Dager

Headroom has completed production of the first season of the sci-fi thriller Dani Who? for Viacom International Studios. Now airing on Paramount Channel and available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, the show is set in the 1990s and centers on a group of teenagers looking into the mysterious disappearance of a girl from their small Mexican town.

TwoFour54 Names Michael Garin CEO

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:38 -- Nick Dager

The board of twofour54 Abu Dhabi has appointed Michael Garin as its CEO. Following the formation of a board of directors for twofour54 last July and the appointment of H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak as chairman and the then CEO H.E. Maryam Eid AlMheiri as vice chair, the CEO position became vacant.

QSC Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem to Receive Emmy

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:32 -- Nick Dager

QSC’s Q-SYS Development team has been honored with a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for its work on the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor Q-LAN network media distribution technology specifically in the category of Development of Synchronized Multi-Channel Uncompressed Audio Transport over IP Networks at the 71st Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy awards to be presented April 19 during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

Speakers Set for Digital Cinema Summit

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 11:17 -- Nick Dager

The speakers are set for the second annual Digital Cinema Summit to be held February 12 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam the Netherlands. The theme of the half-day event is The Changing Cineplex. During the event we will highlight how advances in digital cinema technology are reshaping movie theatres and the entire movie-going experience. Digital Cinema Report readers can get thirty percent off the registration fee by using this code: DCS 419882.

Amplifying Humor with Sound

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

Seventeen years after Bad Boys ll, the Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) teamed up again for one last ride in Sony Pictures’ worldwide box office hit, Bad Boys for Life. Car chases, gun battles, explosions and other forms of mayhem—all requiring robust sound treatment—occur throughout the film, but the story is driven by the hilarious bad-boy banter between Mike and Marcus. Capitalizing on every twist and turn of the action sequences while allowing the humor to punch through was a challenge for the sound artists.

NEC Unveils New Digital Cinema Projector with Replaceable Laser Modules

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:54 -- Nick Dager

NEC Display today announced the release of a new 18,000-lumen digital cinema projector to complete the world’s first series of modular laser projectors, providing exhibitors with what the company says is a truly versatile and future-proof solution. With the option to replace the laser light module in the projector head, the NC Series delivers 2K-imagery on small to medium screens while making installation and maintenance simple. Pricing was not disclosed.

Star Trek Gets a New Look

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:10 -- Nick Dager

Star Trek: Picard, the highly anticipated streaming series from CBS All Access, relied on two complete sets of Cooke Optics Anamorphic/I Special Flair lenses to tell the story. The follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation, and centers on Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life. Director of photography Philip Lanyon’s goal was to give this new series a big movie adventure epic saga feel — while keeping fans in a familiar visual world.

Attendees at HPA Tech Retreat Supersession Prepare to Make a Movie

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:54 -- Nick Dager

For the first time at the Hollywood Professional Association’s Tech Retreat, this year’s Supersession will present a live production – from acquisition through post – of a short movie, in near real-time. The culmination of the production will be a screening of The Lost Lederhosen at the day’s conclusion. Joachim Zell, vice president of technology at EFilm, will be at the helm of this year’s event.

Alchemy Post Sound Supports Nine Sundance Films

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:49 -- Nick Dager

Continuing its long association with the world’s best independent films, Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley sound services for nine films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. They include three films participating in the festival’s prestigious U.S. Dramatic Competition and two included in its Premieres track.

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