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Screenvision's Pandemic Response? Diversify

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:41 -- Nick Dager

The global pandemic has touched every business in the world and few have been impacted more than cinemas. In response to the situation, over the past ten months Screenvision Media has developed new ways for its cinema advertising customers to reach the public. To understand how this evolved and to learn what happens next for the company, I spoke by email with Screenvision’s chief revenue officer Katy Loria and chief partnership officer, operations & exhibitor relations Darryl Schaffer. Here is our conversation:

The Dreams of Lost Souls

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:24 -- Nick Dager

Fugitive Dreams, based on the play by Caridad Svich, is an allegorical road movie touching on themes of homelessness, mental health and addiction, as two lost souls embark across a dreamscape America. Their darkly strange journey confronts them with their traumatic pasts, and bonds them in compassion and love. For cinematographer Peter Simonite, ASC, CSC lensing the film meant needing a vintage look — but a look that was also consistent between lenses.

YourScreen Partners with UK Cinemas

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 09:43 -- Nick Dager

Cinemas temporarily closed by the government lockdown are re-opening to the public with the launch of a new virtual cinema called YourScreen, a partnership of local, independent exhibitors created to stream new films and films unavailable on other digital platforms into the homes of audiences around the United kingdom. These are films that might normally play in their local cinema.

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New York’s Little Cinema Deploys Verimatrix for Virtual Premieres

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 09:36 -- Nick Dager

In the wake of the pandemic, New York-based Little Cinema has deployed Verimatrix watermarking and digital rights management technologies for its virtual premieres and previews. A digital studio, Little Cinema has partnered with Netflix, ABC, CBS, HBO Max, and Warner Media to produce virtual premiere events for an industry that used to rely solely on in-person debuts.

CTC Announces 2020 Award Winners

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 09:31 -- Nick Dager

The trade group Cinema Technology Community announced the recipients of its 2020 awards at its special online event, One Community Day. More than 400 industry professionals registered for the five-hour charity focused event, which was held November 26 and hosted by film critic, author and broadcaster Mark Kermode and CTC’s Dave Norris.

Shooting The Flight Attendant

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

The Flight Attendant, the Max original series from WarnerMedia Entertainment for the new HBO Max streaming service in the U.S., tells the story of how an entire life can change in one night. Flight attendant Cassandra “Cassie” Bowden (Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man — and no idea what happened.

Colorists to Gather for International Online Event December 12

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

The Colorist Mixer, previously held in conjunction with NAB Show in the spring and IBC in the fall, will occur this year on December 12 as an exclusively online event. Organized by the Colorist Society International and the International Colorist Academy, the event will include keynote speakers, technical demonstrations, networking opportunities, giveaways and other events carrying on around the clock and around the globe.

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