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I3DS Announces Formation of Committee in Japan

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Japan Committee of the International 3D Society held its inaugural meeting and formally began its activities in Japan on July 14th. The committee is an industry organization established for the purpose of contributing to the steady growth of stereoscopic 3D technologies and content creation through education awareness-raising and recognition activities.

First Czech 3D Movie Screened at Film Festival in Zlín

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

At the opening of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín Czech Republic the young audience enjoyed a very special cinema experience: the long-awaited 3D fantasy musical Under the Duvet by director F.A. Brabec the first Czech feature-length movie shot completely in 3D. The feature premiered in the 1010-seat auditorium of the Zlín Grand Cinema.

The Look in Soho Installs a LightSpace CMS

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Soho boutique post house The Look has installed a LightSpace CMS for facility-wide color management control. 

For Thomas Urbye managing directyor of The Look the selection of LightSpace CMS was the perfect solution to the growing needs for accurate calibration throughout the facility as well as extending into associated operations and workflows including VFX editorial and on-set look management.

Marcus Theatres Signs Licensing Agreement with Cinedigm Subsidiary CDF2 Holdings

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Marcus Theatres has signed a master license agreement with CDF2 Holdings a subsidiary of Cinedigm Digital Cinema to deploy digital cinema systems in approximately 630 first-run screens at 47 company-owned locations. The agreement includes 64 previously installed systems.  When completed digital projection technology will be offered at virtually all screens operated by Marcus Theatres.

Norway World`s First All Digital Cinema Country Film Distribution Ends

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

All cinemas in Norway were digital by the end of last month. Film & Kino the Norwegian cinema association conducted the roll out of 420 screens all over the country. This means that no more 35mm will be distributed. The rollout started in June 2010 and has taken a year. The association said it has been a challenge due to Norway`s elongated shape with sparsely populated areas but the process took one year less than anticipated. Mainly Christie projectors and Doremi servers have been used in the roll out but 65 Sony 4Ks have also been installed.

PostWorks NY Partners with Technicolor to Provide Post Services in New York

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Telecorps Holdings the parent company of PostWorks NY has signed a binding agreement to partner with Technicolor to jointly provide editorial color grading and other post-production services in New York. The company’s PostWorks facility and Technicolor’s Technicolor East Coast facility both located in Soho will operate as a single unit under the name Technicolor/PostWorks. The companies’ aim is to take advantage of their complementary talent resources and experience in order to deliver the highest quality post-production experience in the New York market.

First Arabic 3D Music Video Playing in the Middle East

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

As a result of a joint venture between the Rotana Audio Visual Group and Sony Gulf Arabic audiences are currently enjoying their first 3D experience a music video clip on Najwa Karam in her song Ma Fi Nom. The 3D music clip marks the beginning of the era of 3D production in the region. The feat was pulled off with the assistance of three professional teams from the US and the UK.

Technicolor to Acquire Cinedigm’s Distribution Business

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm Digital Cinema and Technicolor have entered into a binding letter of intent for Technicolor to acquire the assets of Cinedigm’s physical and electronic distribution business as well as to create a strategic software design partnership between the two companies. The transaction is expected to close within 45 days subject to the execution of definitive documentation.

Linkin Parkʼs Iridescent to Screen in 3D at Theatres Worldwide

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Grammy-Award winning Linkin Park and Warner Bros. Records teamed up with PassmoreLab to create the bandʼs latest music video Iridescent in stereoscopic 3D. The song plays during the end credits of the number one box office film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The 3D music video is playing in select independent theaters worldwide at the end of the movie. The video for Iridescent is abstract shot in black white and grey tones and intercut with images of snakes bulldogs futuristic architecture bionic entities and Transformer robots (which provide the only brief flashes of color).

CinemaxX Signs VPF Agreement with Sony

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

CinemaxX of Hamburg Germany has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sony Digital Cinema  to install 4K projection systems on all screens across its circuit under a Virtual Print Fee agreement.
 
CinemaxX a publicly traded holding company operates cinemas in both Germany and Denmark with a total of 34 cinemas 292 screens and approximately 78 000 seats. CinemaxX has already installed approximately 100 Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems across its venues.

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