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Screenvision Paragon Theatres Announce New Long-Term Deal

Sun, 06/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision has announced a new long-term exhibitor agreement with Paragon Theatres.  As a result of this deal Screenvision broadens its position in the important Washington D.C. and Miami markets.  Under the deal Screenvision will have the exclusive on-screen advertising rights and exclusive third party selling rights for promotions.   Each theatre will exhibit Screenvision’s digital preshow which will be integrated into Paragon’s Sony 4K projectors.

Hannover House Releases Racing Dreams Nationwide

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Partnering with Screenvision Hannover House the entertainment distribution division of Target Development Group last month released Racing Dreams an award-winning documentary that offers a poignant look into the lives of two boys and a girl who dream of one day racing in NASCAR. Screenvision digitally distributed the film to theatres owned by Rave Motion Pictures and Malco Theatres in Tennessee Arkansas Michigan Texas Alabama and Florida. Wider distribution is planned subsequently.

Landmark Cinemas Adds Christie 4K in Six Canadian Locations

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Landmark Cinemas has selected Christie Solaria Series 4K-ready digital cinema projectors for installation in six multiplexes across Western Canada.  Landmark Cinemas is Canada’s largest regional movie exhibition circuit headquartered in Calgary Alberta.  Privately owned and operated since 1965 Landmark Cinemas currently operates 31 cinema complexes with a combined total of 108 screens in 27 locations throughout western Canada and the Yukon. The partners that make up the ownership group have strong roots to film exhibition.

Screenvision and Muvico Expand their Relationship

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision and Muvico Theatres have expanded their relationship through a new long-term agreement. Through the deal Screenvision will continue to serve as the preshow provider and hold the exclusive on-screen preshow selling rights for all Muvico locations. Additionally Screenvision has been granted the right to sell in-theatre promotions to all Muvico locations.  
 The deal with Muvico further solidifies Screenvision’s presence in several top DMAs. Muvico currently owns and operates nine megaplex locations representing a total of 149 screens.

SD&A Calls for Papers for its Annual Conference

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Association is calling for papers for its annual conference which will be held January 23-27 2011 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel just south of San Francisco California. Twenty-two other imaging conferences including three other 3D conferences share the symposium providing good synergy across the imaging community. The associations says it is looking for papers that describe recent results in stereoscopic display applications technologies systems cinema imaging human factors user interfaces or standards.

XDC Begins to Implement €100 Million Credit Facility

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

XDC has begun implementing a €100 million credit facility to finance the rollout of digital cinema in Europe. “Finally this is the tangible result of 18 months of intensive cooperation between XDC the three banks and six major Hollywood studios ” says Serge Plasch XDC’s CEO. “With this loan we will now in practical terms be able to finance more than 2 000 screens across Europe.” BNP Paribas Fortis structured the loan which consists of two tranches of €50 million with the participation of the European Investment Bank and KBC Bank.

Filmworkers Creates Budweiser Commercial from Still Photo

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Starting with just a still photograph Filmworkers built a world-class soccer stadium and filled it with more than 30 000 screaming fans for a new Budweiser spot promoting parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev's global sponsorship of the World Cup in South Africa. The soccer scenes that open the spot are meant to suggest a final World Cup match but neither the stadium nor the fans are real.

Deluxe Digital Media Upgrades to 4K

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Deluxe Digital Media Hollywood has acquired a DaVinci Resolve from Blackmagic to provide the ability to color correct in the 4K environment. The new system will be added to their existing suite of Resolve 2K systems. Resolve also handles real time grading of raw Red files. The addition of the new Resolve upgrade will allow Deluxe’s Sherman Oaks facility to improve workflow efficiency and productivity between projects working within different resolutions. “Our relationship with Blackmagic and their products has been excellent.

Element Technica Introduces Ultra-Small Neutron 3D Rig

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Element Technica has introduced the ultra-small Neutron 3D rig which is designed to mount lightweight 3D camera packages for stereoscopic video capture from smaller jibs Steadicams portable camera and point-of-view positions. Live sports and entertainment production demand even smaller less obtrusive cameras for point-of-view camera angles where the camera must fit into a tiny and sometimes dangerous space where it is unseen and out of the way.


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