Deluxe Digital London has signed an agreement with SmartJog to distribute digital cinema content to theatres in Europe. “We are very pleased to have signed an agreement with SmartJog. Our historical relationship with SmartJog and our common clients make this a logical step forward in our relationship. Deluxe is committed to providing the best services for its clients and we feel that this agreement will enable us to pass on the benefit of digital distribution to them ” says Peter Wright managing director of Deluxe Digital London.
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Deluxe Entertainment Services Group says it has achieved an industry breakthrough with the first of its kind 2K real time uncompressed data file transfer from Los Angeles to London via Deluxe Express Deluxe's new private secure global data service. The entire two-hour uncompressed 2K data file of 20th Century Fox's A-Team was transferred SAN to SAN from EFilm Hollywood to Deluxe Digital London in just two hours.
Empire Theatres Limited of Canada has selected Barco Series II digital cinema projectors for more than 300 of their screens. Empire Theatres is Canada's second largest exhibition company with headquarters in Stellarton Nova Scotia. With more than 30 years in the motion picture exhibition business Empire Theatres owns and operates 50 theatres with 380 screens employing more than 2 500 employees. Empire Theatres already has 50 Barco projectors on 3D screens at many sites. The latest offering was Disney's Toy Story 3.
Light Illusion has released LightSpace CMS a fully featured color management system which is a continued development of Light Illusion’s LUT manager display and calibration software. According to the company the new LightSpace CMS makes it much easier to implement total color management facility-wide for DI vfx grading animation games or exhibition using any direct display or projection monitoring system.
Mosfilm one of Europe’s largest film corporations has installed a DVS Clipster and part of its ongoing effort to upgrade and digital intermediates capabilities. With the Clipster all necessary steps from digital source master to digital cinema package can be created in a single system thus preventing time-consuming transfer processes through the use of many different components. Mosfilm built a theatre size preview suite individually adapted to their 3D projects. Igor Bogdasarov chief engineer at Mosfilm says “We are absolutely delighted with Clipster.
National CineMedia has entered into a network affiliate agreement with Great Escape Theatres an Indiana-based cinema chain for the presentation of cinema advertising and NCM Fathom entertainment and business events in theatres. Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year agreement 26 Great Escape Theatres with 307 screens in Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Nebraska Missouri Ohio Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee and West Virginia will join the NCM Cinema Network beginning in September.
Pinewood Studios Group has acquired a Northlight 2 film scanner from FilmLight for use in its newly established media preservation restoration and archive facility. The new scanner will be used in restoring film-based titles from the StudioCanal British Library archive comprising some 140 000 items including the renowned Ealing film library. The archive has been based at Pinewood for 20 years.
Screenvision has announced a new exhibitor agreement with Santikos Theatres the largest family-owned theatre circuit in Texas. With this deal Screenvision expands its presence in the key Houston and San Antonio markets. Under the agreement Screenvision will have exclusive selling and exhibition rights in the late pre-show and non-exclusive rights for promotions. The deal represents Santikos’ first partnership with a cinema advertising company providing late preshow advertising. Santikos currently operates eight theater locations and 106 screens in Houston and San Antonio.
Sony Professional has signed an agreement to provide its digital cinema 4K-projection systems to National Amusements which operates more than 950 screens across the UK US and Latin America. The agreement will see National Amusement cinemas begin to deploy the 4K resolution projectors around the globe. This agreement is based on Sony’s digital cinema deployment direct partnerships with the major Hollywood studios. National Amusements operates the cinema chain Showcase in the UK and will be installing Sony Digital Cinema 4K systems across its 276 screens.
Wanda Cinema Line in China has announced an agreement to expand their relationship with the installation of three additional Imax systems in the cities of Quanzhou Wuhan and Dalian. These theatres are in addition to the four Imax locations the exhibitor already operates and the seven Imax locations it currently has scheduled to open. Five of the 14 Imax locations operated by Wanda Cinema Line were scheduled to be opened and available to consumers in time for last month’s release of Aftershock the first Chinese film to be digitally re-mastered into the Imax Experience.