Dolby Laboratories and MegaboxJoongAng (Megabox) today announced a five-year agreement to equip Megabox theaters in Korea with Dolby technologies. With this deal, Megabox will deploy Dolby’s Auditorium Packages, including servers, processors, speakers, and amplifiers, to Megabox Anseong Starfield and Namyangju Hyundai Premium Outlets Space One, making it the first case of Dolby’s Auditorium Packages being installed in all 5.1/7.1 channel screens within a single multiplex.
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Award-winning animation studio Laika has named Park Circus to be the repertory sales representative for the studio’s award-winning library of legacy films. The BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning Laika is best known for its five Oscar-nominated films: Missing Link (2019); Kubo and the Two Strings (2016); The Boxtrolls (2014); ParaNorman (2012), and Coraline (2009). The agreement covers most international territories in addition to the United States and Canada.
Responding to market requests for high-quality zoom lenses to match and accompany the Signature Primes, Arri announces four new Signature Zooms designed for universal usage with any large-format or Super 35 camera. They offer a fast stop of T2.8 across all four lenses, unrivalled focal length range, absolute image consistency, high dynamic range compatibility, and 8K resolving power.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Hollywood section will feature Emmy-nominated visual effects producer Brooke Noska in the next edition of its webinar series Career Advice: Ask a Hollywood Expert. Noska will reveal how she got her start, discuss her work on such shows as Ratched, American Horror Story and The Orville, and offer advice to aspiring industry professionals eager to follow in her footsteps.
Movio has named Nicolas Maquet as chief technology officer. Maquet, who joined Movio six years ago and was subsequently named head of technology, will report to Movie COO Matthew Liebmann.
CinemaNext France recently equipped the Horizon auditorium at Megarama’s multiplex in the Paris suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne with a new 26-metre wide and 12.5-metre high screen, the largest cinema screen installed in a multiplex in France, as well as Dolby Atmos immersive sound in time for the August 26 release of Christopher Nolan's Tenet from Warner Bros.
Goldcrest Films/Saboteur Media’s coming-of-age thriller What Breaks the Ice will make its premiere at a special drive-in theater screening, October 3, at the 21st annual Woodstock Film Festival in New York. The screening will be held at the Overlook Drive-In Theatre in Poughkeepsie on a double-bill with Ammonite, Francis Lee’s new film starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
Imax Corporation has unveiled its Filmed In Imax program, a new partnership with the world's leading camera manufacturers to meet filmmaker demand for the Imax Experience. Through the program, Imax will certify high-end, best-in-class digital cinema cameras with leading brands including Arri, Panavision, Red Digital Cinema and Sony to work in the Imax format when paired with its proprietary post-production process. Top Gun: Maverick shot with Sony's Venice, and Dune, shot with the Arri Alexa LF, will be among the first releases certified as Filmed in Imax.
The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, the Israel Film Fund and the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film &Television School have reached an overarching agreement centered on goodwill and bilateral cooperation in the fields of film and television. Under the new agreement, the film commissions will create an intercultural cooperation, creating content with the goal of promoting tolerance, education and developing a deeper cultural understanding between the Emirati and Israeli people.
California-based MediaMation has introduced SafeTSeat and is installing the new seating in TCL Chinese Theatres in Los Angeles as it plans to reopen. SafeTSeat is a plexiglass barrier between the seats allowing for separation and social distancing while attending standard and MX4D Motion EFX theatres.
Christie will showcase its CP4450-RGB large-format digital cinema projector specifically designed for premium large format theatres during InfoComm China 2020, which takes place at the China National Convention Center in Beijing from September 28-30.
MetaMedia has announced that it has added five major and independent cinema chains across the U.S. and Canada to the MetaMedia Entertainment Network, what the company calls the first global cloud-based distribution platform for content producers and cinemas.
In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic Integrated Systems Europe, originally scheduled for February 2-5, 2021 is being postponed until June 1-4 at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona. That includes the Digital Cinema Summit, a half-day conference produced by the ISE in association with Digital Cinema Report, originally set for February 3.
The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will reveal how the National Hot Rod Association restored live coverage of drag racing’s biggest events—safely and securely—in the first of its new Meet an Industry Innovator webinar series. The free event is slated for September 24th.
Award-winning motion capture creator Rokoko has instroduced Smartgloves, a hand and finger tracking solution that captures every nuance of a hand in the most affordable way possible. Durable enough for fight scenes, but precise enough for individual fingers, Smartgloves can capture the full spectrum of an actor’s hand performance, giving VFX, VR, game dev and digital artists a faster way to create better characters, and one less thing to animate.
The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2020 HPA Awards for Engineering Excellence. The HPA Awards, including the HPA Award for Engineering Excellence, will be bestowed on November 19 in a virtual gala.
One of the challenges for Cooke Optics for the remaining months of 2020, according to the company, will be demonstrating to current and potential customers how it believes its /i technology provides new technical solutions to age old problems. And few problems have been given as much of a twist in recent years as keeping focus while shooting full frame.
Applications are open for the 2021 class of Hollywood Professional Association’s Young Entertainment Professionals program. For five years, the YEP program has connected ambitious and talented creative, technical, project management and administrative professionals between the ages of 21 and 32 with mentors and educational offerings that accelerate their professional development. Applications are due Monday, October 12, and applicants will be notified of their status in mid-November. The 2021 YEP class will begin in January 2021.
QSC has announced two new audio, video, and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem – the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and the Q-SYS Core Nano. Driven by the proliferation of networked endpoints and the expanding processing needs of a wider variety of spaces and topologies, the Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O while the Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control.
Rising Sun Pictures is teaming with the University of South Australia and We Made a Thing Studios to provide film and television students with practical, hands-on experience in entertainment media production—and an opportunity to see their work on the big screen at next month’s Adelaide Film Festival.