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Kino Arena Installing Atom Seating at its Sofia, Bulgaria Movie Theatre

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:47 -- Nick Dager

Kino Arena is installing recliners from Atom Seating at its movie theatre in the Sofia Mall in Sofia, Bulgaria. A total of 750 Atom Seating Helium recliners, a Spaces and Between brand, will be installed. Kino Arena owner Stefan Minchev said he chose Helium recliners as a step towards enhancing the overall movie experience of the cinemagoers.

Compression, File Sizes Topics at Next SMPTE Hollywood Section Meeting

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:42 -- Nick Dager

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.

Bringing a Classic to the Big Screen

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:14 -- Nick Dager

DP Nicolaj Bruel and director Matteo Garrone, who first worked together on the award-winning 2018 feature film Dogman, recently repeated their collaboration on the live action Italian language feature film Pinocchio, starring Oscar winner Roberto Benigni. A live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a wooden puppet that is brought to life, the production had to be right on many levels.

Pathé Netherlands Signs Customer Agreement With Cielo

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:00 -- Nick Dager

Pathé Netherlands today signed an agreement to deploy Cielo’s cinema enterprise system for all their sites in the Netherlands. The agreement was implemented by Unique X, Pathé’s long time provider of the RossettaBridge theatre management system. Cielo’s software will act as a complement to Unique X's platform. Pathé has 246 screens across the Netherlands.

Making Cinema Greener

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:12 -- Tom Bert

Different trends are emerging and developing when it comes to sustainability in cinema. The European Union is playing a leading role with regulations around eco design and the circular economy; energy efficiency and renewable energy; waste and hazardous substances. The restriction of hazardous substances is one that has a very close link to cinema, given its impact on the production, sales and availability of mercury UHP lamps.

Number of European Films Released Abroad is on the Rise

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:05 -- Nick Dager

In 2018, a total of 696 European films were theatrically released in at least one of the 15 non-European markets, a new report shows. This is the largest number of European films released outside Europe in the past five years and represents about nine percent of the total number of European films on release worldwide. European films represented 18 percent of the tracked number of films on release in the 15 non-European sample markets. The European Audiovisual Observatory has released an updated edition of the report entitled The Circulation of European films outside Europe.

CinemaCon 2020 To Go On As Planned

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 09:30 -- Nick Dager

John Fithian, president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners and Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of the trade show CinemaCon have issued a joint memo to the industry offering an update regarding the impact the Coronavirus or COVID-19 is having on CinemaCon 2020, set to convene March 30 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. In doing so they made one thing clear: as of now, CinemaCon 2020 will go on as planned.

Carnival Cinemas Installing Christie RGB Laser Projectors Across Entire Chain

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 10:43 -- Nick Dager

Carnival Cinemas, Mumbai, one of the leading and fastest growing national multiplex chains in India, has chosen Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring RealLaser illumination technology as its projection systems to power theatre screens across the country. The projectors will be installed and maintained by TSR Films Private Limited, Christie’s pre-eminent integration partner of its family of RGB pure laser cinema projectors in India.

Rock Documentary to Open Tribeca Film Festival

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 14:34 -- Nick Dager

Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President, the new feature documentary from Grammy Award-winning director Mary Wharton, producer Chris Farrell and writer Bill Flanagan, will make its world premiere April 15 as it opens the 19th Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The rockumentary-flavored film, which went through post-production finishing at Sim Post New York, centers on the 39th president’s life-long passion for music and rock’s contribution to his unlikely journey from a peanut farm in Georgia to the White House.

Jellyfish Pictures Expands Northern Presence with New Studio in Sheffield

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 11:26 -- Nick Dager

Multi-award-winning animation and visual effects studio and creators of original kids’ content Jellyfish Pictures today announced the opening of its new facility in Sheffield. The new studio is the result of the company outgrowing its current location following the expansion to the North of England less than a year ago.

The Journey First Middle Eastern Film to Release in 4DX Format

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 11:17 -- Nick Dager

Saudi Arabian animation studio Manga Production is releasing its debut feature-length animated film The Journey in the 4DX format, the first film in the Middle East to do so. The film is an epic story that tells historic fantasia of ancient civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula and Middle East in an attractive and high-quality art style, turning those stories immortal and passing them on to generations to come, while celebrating the beauty of the Arabic language through this inspirational creative content.

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