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Barco, Imax Expand Relationship, Plan Full Laser Conversion

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:06 -- Nick Dager

Barco and Imax Corporation have announced the further expansion of their long-standing relationship. As part of the expansion of their ongoing partnership, the companies will now collaborate on optimizing the use of Barco’s latest laser light source technology to help power Imax systems globally, further enabling Imax to convert its more than 1,000 systems to laser over time. An additional multi-year support agreement will enable not only the brightest but also the most reliable performance for Imax laser theatres across the world.

Aquarium Theatre Gets Laser Projection Upgrade

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 11:02 -- Nick Dager

Located in Long Beach, California, the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is Southern California’s largest aquarium and the fourth largest aquarium in the United States. The aquarium includes 12,000 animals and more than 100 exhibits that celebrate the inhabitants and ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean. In 2019, the aquarium opened Pacific Visions, a 29,000 square foot, two-story expansion that includes an art gallery, orientation gallery, culmination gallery, and the Honda Pacific Visions Theatre, the centerpiece of the aquarium’s 2019 expansion.

National CineMedia Showing New COVID-19 Vaccine PSA

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 10:56 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia is now showing the Creative Coalition’s new COVID-19 vaccine PSA in movie theatres around the country. The spot, titled Be There. This Is Your Shot and starring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman, urges Americans to “Trust science. Get the vaccine.” The PSA was produced in partnership with the National Blue Ribbon Task Force to Stem COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, led by The Creative Coalition and Yale University School of Public Health.

Streamland Media to Acquire Sim Post-Production Business

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:05 -- Nick Dager

Streamland Media has announced that it is acquiring Sim Video International’s post-production business. The company says the strategic acquisition builds upon Streamland’s outstanding roster of artists and expands its technical portfolio by increasing its unscripted and scripted content offerings in North America. The acquisition bolsters Streamland’s existing presence in Los Angeles and Vancouver and gives the company a substantial footprint in New York City to provide exceptional picture and sound finishing.

AI Tech Company DGene Opens L.A. Office

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:00 -- Nick Dager

DGene, a Silicon Valley and Shanghai-based developer of artificial intelligence technology, has launched operations in Los Angeles. The company is creating software and services that it says can leverage artificial intelligence and computer vision for entertainment content creation. According to the company, DGene offers proprietary solutions for virtual production, visual effects, digital restoration, volumetric and holographic capture, and the creation of virtual actors and digital influencers

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