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SMPTE Hollywood to Discuss the State of Drone Technology

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

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 Appoints Flynn as a Non-Executive Director

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

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.

Cinionic and the Elevated Experience

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

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, Odeon Launch Book the Cinema

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:59 -- Nick Dager

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.


AAM to Become Sole Reseller of MediaMation MX4D Technology

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:55 -- Nick Dager

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.


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