VFX Legion recently produced the effects for the vampire tale, Black as Night, a co-production of Amazon Studio and Blumhouse Productions. The movie premiered October 1st on Amazon Prime, kicking off the rollout of the final four films in the thematically related series, Welcome to Blumhouse.
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Arts Alliance Media today announced the November arrival of Screenwriter’s smartest theatre management system software release to date, introducing what the company says is never-before-seen functionality. It will first be deployed exclusively to existing Screenwriter customers.
GDC Technology today announced that ECCO Cine Supply and Service has formally agreed to strengthen their business relationship. As part of ECCO’s commitment to GDC, they will sell, market and service the multiple award-winning Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus Laser Cinema Projector to the German theatre market and beyond.
The European cinema trade the International Union of Cinemas group, today published its annual report, examining key cinema trends across the 38 territories represented by the association during 2020.
The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will offer a revealing glimpse into the state of drone technology and artistry at its October virtual meeting. A panel of experts in the use of drones in film and television production will discuss the latest advances and future innovations in airborne camera systems. Free and open to all, the virtual event will take place on October 7 at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Zoom.
Cooke Optics has announced the appointment of media industry veteran Roger Flynn as a new non-executive director to its board of directors. Flynn is an investor and non-executive director in media, technology, and travel businesses following a successful executive career in several international organizations, including CEO of BBC Ventures, commercial director of Virgin’s Media division, and president international of SDI Media Group.
Wim Buyens has been the CEO of Cinionic since it was created in January 2018 in a joint venture between Barco, Appotronics, another laser technology manufacturer, and the China Film Group. Prior to that he spent more than a decade in various top executive positions at Barco. Buyens believes that for exhibitors to succeed going forward they must offer what he calls “an elevated experience.” He also firmly believes that Cinionic can help them create that experience.
Unique X has launched its first consumer-facing product to provide a service for the public to instantly book an exclusive private screening. Launching nationally across the UK with Odeon Cinemas Group, Europe’s largest cinema operator and an AMC Entertainment company, Book the Cinema offers consumers the opportunity to book a private screening at their favorite cinema, along with food and beverages, directly through a user-friendly and intuitive website.
Arts Alliance Media has announced an agreement to become the sole cinema reseller of MediaMation MX4D products across all global territories. MMI continues to provide interactive solutions for attractions, cinemas, exhibits, theatres, and real-time physics engines for VR and eSports, with their immersive MX4D Motion EFX seats leading an impressive solution portfolio.
Christie Digital Systems is supporting the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles with projection and display technology and professional services. The 300,000 square foot campus of the Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking.