Abramorama and Gigantic! Productions announced today that the ABCinemaNow national live streaming premiere screening of the feature documentary Parkland Rising is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at 8:00 pm EDT to coincide with National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
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Nigeria’s cinema sector is perhaps the most evolving in the nation’s creative industry, as movie going has become a norm amongst many working-class youths and Millennials in the recent past. In metropolitan cities such as Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, the usual #TGIF aura on Fridays is commonly dominated by scenarios of young corporate workers, couples and students, storming cinemas as soon as the clock ticks to call it a day.
Harman has introduced JBL Professional Cinema Expansion Series sound systems for small to medium-size commercial theatres. The company says the line, which includes JBL 3153 and 4253 3-way screen-channel loudspeakers, 3181F and 4281F subwoofers and 8102 surrounds, delivers the highest SPLs in its class and covers rooms up to 85 feet (26 meters) deep and up to 40 feet (12 meters) wide. Harman also debuted the 2-channel, 1,300-watt Crown XLC 21300 amplifier, which supports cinema series speakers in a range of system configurations.
Faced with the new realities posed by the COVID-2019 pandemic, in a statement released today, organizers for CineEurope 2020 said, “With concern for the health and safety of our attendees as our absolute priority, we regret to inform you that we have decided now to cancel the 2020 CineEurope Convention, planned for August.”
ShowBiz Cinemas has added five new members to its corporate office management team: Jeremy Devine as vice president of marketing and content, Aron Barr as vice president of information technology, Chris Younts as vice president of construction, Jalynn Crummel as director of purchasing, and Wesley Cribb as director of food and beverage.
National CineMedia is scheduled to participate in J.P. Morgan’s 2020 Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference to be held virtually on May 13.
Wanda Film Online held a 2019 annual performance briefing on May 9 where it was announced that the company plans to open as many as seventy new theatres by the end of 2020, according to a report in The Guardian.
Making lead actors and actresses look their very best has been a challenge for cinematographers since the earliest days of film. So it was business as usual when series creator and showrunner Liz Feldman wanted her main actresses to look their best on screen for season two of her hit Netflix show Dead to Me. She brought in cinematographer Toby Oliver, ACS to handle the job.
The corona virus pandemic has impacted people and businesses worldwide. The strict quarantine restrictions have made it difficult for educational institutions to continue to operate. However, Rising Sun Pictures, whose core business is to problem-solve and find creative solutions, devised a plan to continue the delivery of their education program with little disruption.
Whip Media Group has named Pixelogic as a strategic supply chain partner. The companies say the partnership will provide media companies better transparency into their content workflows to maximize revenues, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and get complete visibility and control over where and how television and movie titles are being distributed, both on a global scale and in real-time.
Denver-based distributor Fathom Events has named former AMC Entertainment executive Letha Steffey head of marketing. With a passion to revitalize and grow brands, Steffey has held executive marketing positions across industries, including Hallmark Cards and ADT Security Services, where she led the modernization of the ADT brand and launched the “Feel Safe” campaign.
Deluxe Entertainment Services today launched One Dub, a remote audio cloud recording tool that brings professional, frame-accurate audio recording directly to the web browsers of voice actors, technicians and directors. A module of the Deluxe One platform, One Dub One Dub leverages Amazon Web Services cloud technology to provide a flexible and seamless experience to creative teams, post-production facilities and dubbing studios as they acclimate to working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hollywood Professional Association, the trade organization serving the professional community providing expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of media content, has announced the formation of the HPA Industry Recovery Task Force. The task force will focus on the sustainable resumption of the production and post-production industry service sector with the aim of understanding how to enable content creation in an evolving world impacted by the pandemic.
The trade group Cinema Technology Community is starting an online educational cinema technology seminar series – CTC Tech Talks. The new pre-recorded series, launching today with new episodes fortnightly will focus on all areas of cinema technology and is designed to provide educational resources for CTCs members and the cinema industry.
New research from cinema advertising company National CineMedia shows that a vast majority of regular moviegoers – 95 percent – miss seeing movies in theatres.
Cinema software management company Vista Cinema has released a Cinema Reopening Kit, with the aim of supporting cinemas as their doors begin to reopen. The kit includes a series of products, features and suggestions that exhibitors can utilize as they adapt their cinemas and resume business. The company says there is a strong emphasis on a self-serve, contactless experience, to keep both moviegoers and staff safe and comfortable, providing a blueprint into what the future of moviegoing could look like.
Graham Spurling is director of Movies@Cinemas in Ireland and managing director of Spurling Group Cinemas. He was also a founding board member of the Event Cinema Association. His company currently operates four theatres across country with a total of 34 screens. He has been involved in exhibition since shortly after graduating from Welsley College.
Nagra’s IP Blocking solution has won the top spot in the Protecting Content and its Value category of the Videonet Connected TV awards.
Golden Age Cinemas’ drive-in theatre in McHenry, Illinois will reopen for business May 8 and May 9. The first features planned are the animated film The Flintstones, followed by the action-adventure picture Jurassic Park. But, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the theatre will be operating under guidelines from the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
As one of the industry’s most respected audiophiles, award-winning re-recording mixer, sound editor and sound designer Ruy Garcia is passionate about using only the best audio equipment for his craft. Among his most recent credits was the surround mix for the Netflix release of 2019’s Midsommar.