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Industrial Color Launches IC Motion

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Industrial Color of Culver City California has launched IC Motion to provide HD RAW video capture and post-production services for professional photographers producers and filmmakers. With recent advances in RAW digital video capture systems from manufacturers like Red Digital Cinema and RAW video and color editing software from Apple the industry is experiencing a transformative opportunity for photographers to produce video content on still sets and beyond. From a workflow and cost perspective it makes sense to shoot video footage on a still photo set.

SMPTE Calls for Papers for its 2009 Tech Conference and Expo

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is seeking proposals for technical papers and tutorials for the 2009 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition. Proposed papers must be informational in nature and must address technical theory application or practice associated with technologies relevant to the motion imaging industry. This year student papers are strongly encouraged.

Research and Markets Releases U.S. Movie Theatres Report

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The research company Research and Markets has just released a new study about the U.S. movie theatre industry includes about 2 000 companies with combined annual revenue of $11 billion and around 5 000 indoor theatres and 300 drive-ins. Major companies include Regal Entertainment AMC Entertainment and Cinemark. The industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest firms own half of the nation's theatres and earn around 85 percent of industry revenue.

San Francisco’s Sundance Kabuki Cinemas Adds Dolby 3D in Time for Up

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco installed Dolby 3D Digital Cinema in its 160-seat auditorium four in time for Disney/Pixar’s Up which opened on May 29. 

 “Sundance Kabuki Cinemas is a destination experience with reserved seating and exciting features including balcony bar seating the Sundance Kitchen restaurant and the Bar Bistro ” says Nancy Gribler executive vice president of marketing Sundance Cinemas.

Quantum Digital to Offer Digital Cinema and Satellite Tutorial in the UK in July

Tue, 05/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

UK satellite company Quantum Digital will broadcast live via satellite a special presentation in July from London featuring key industry professionals designed for cinema owners and distributors to understand how satellite technology is becoming increasingly adopted and how best to utilize it. The broadcast will be available to satellite-equipped UK cinemas free-to-air as an industry awareness initiative. Anyone who is on-screen with a movie during the broadcast can watch via a TV. A special DVD of the presentation will also be made available including an Information Pack.

Regal Expands Remodels Charlottesville Theatre

Tue, 05/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Regal Entertainment Group has announced expansion and remodeling plans for Regal Seminole Square in Charlottesville Virginia. The new facility will be named Regal Seminole Trail Stadium 9 reflecting the addition of stadium seating in all auditoriums new high-back recliner seats new lobby new entrance new rest rooms and the expansion of five additional screens. Seminole Trail Stadium 9 will offer all of the latest state-of-the-art cinema amenities.

Reliance Globalcom Adlabs Films Delivering Indian Movies to U.S.

Tue, 05/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Reliance Globalcom has announced that Adlabs Films is using its global network to deliver Indian movies to U.S. audiences. Adlabs India’s largest entertainment conglomerate is leveraging Reliance Globalcom’s network to transfer digitized movies to screens in the U.S. “Reliance Globalcom’s global network acts as an international digital artery that allows Adlabs to offer content and media services globally ” says Anil Arjun CEO Adlabs Films.

Vilmos Zsigmond Named Kodak Cinematographer in Residence at UCLA

Tue, 05/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Vilmos Zsigmond ASC has been named Kodak Cinematographer in Residence for the spring quarter at the University of California Los Angeles School of Theatre Film and Television. Professor William McDonald inaugurated the mentorship program with the support of Kodak in 2000. Vilmos Zsigmond overcame seemingly impossible odds to become one of the defining film artists of our times McDonald says. Leonard Maltin hit the nail on the head when he wrote 'Recognition for cinematographers in general is long overdue.


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