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Submissions Sought for 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Sun, 07/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West is seeking submissions for its sixth annual event. The deadline is September 4. From February 12-21 the festival will screen 100 films including world and U.S. premieres classics rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula Montana.  In addition to ten days of screenings the event will feature many public and VIP events including panel discussions galas receptions and networking round-tables.

Michael Jackson Memorial Seen Live at 47 Cinedigm-Certified Theatres

Sun, 07/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm Digital Cinema has announced that thousands of fans turned out to theatres around the country to view the July 7th Michael Jackson Memorial Service via a live feed direct from the Staples Center. A total of 47 Cinedigm-certified theatres carried the broadcast with ten of those coming online within hours of its commencement due to the last minute nature of the event.

Da Vinci Resolve now has added Support for Red and 3D Files

Sun, 07/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Da Vinci Systems has announced that its Resolve v.6.2 software for R-series color grading systems for the first time enables Resolve to color grade native digital motion picture files — including debayered Red RAW files — and to grade between two remote systems. Available worldwide new features in Resolve 6.2 also include enhanced support for 3D color grading projects.

Dolby Taking Orders for New Digital Screen Server

Sun, 07/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories has announced that its newest cinema server the Dolby Screen Server DSS200 is available for orders. The DSS200 is an all-in-one platform to store decode and deliver pristine movies to the digital cinema projector. Based on Dolby’s existing FIPS-certified media block and DCI-compliant server the DSS200 offers improved storage serviceability and interoperability. A storage subsystem moves feature content around the network effortlessly.

Film & Kino Announces National Digital Cinema Roll Out in Norway

Sun, 07/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Film & Kino the Norwegian interest organization for cinemas has announced the world’s first non-commercial complete national digital roll out with agreements with Twentieth Century Fox United International Pictures (the local distributor for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in Norway) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and Warner Bros. Pictures International.
 According to Film & Kino this complete digital roll out will transform all of Norway’s cinemas big and small to modern DCI-compliant digital cinema houses.

Paul Newman Retrospective set for August 13 in Los Angeles

Sun, 07/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Downtown Film Festival-Los Angeles and Brookfield Properties are pleased to announce a Paul Newman Film Retrospective on the evening of August 13th starting at 6:00 pm at 7+FIG located in the heart of Downtown L.A. The tribute will include free-to-the-public screenings of two of Newman's most critically acclaimed films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Hud as well as special events that will take place throughout the evening.

SmartJog Signs Agreement with Europalaces

Mon, 06/29/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

SmartJog has announced that French theatre chain Europalaces the owner of Gaumont and Pathe cinemas has signed an agreement for the purchase and deployment of its high capacity SmartJog Digital Cinema Central Library Servers. The first phase of deployment was recently completed to 33 sites in France with planned Phase 2 to start shortly. While SmartJog has been deploying its libraries since last year to theatres in France Europalaces is the largest chain to commit to a substantial rollout in Europe.

IFC Installs Spirit 4K Datacine and Bones System

Sun, 06/28/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The IVC Digital Film Center in Los Angeles has expanded its 2K / 4K film scanning remastering and archival services with the new Spirit 4K DataCine and Bones system from Digital Film Technology of Germany. IVC has digital intermediate digital cinema and HD mastering facilities and has been providing the mainstream and independent film and commercial industry with services for more than 20 years.

Big Cinemas to Install Imax Theatre in Mumbai a First for India

Sun, 06/28/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Imax Corporation and Big Cinemas a division of Adlabs Films a Reliance ADA Group company and India's largest entertainment conglomerate have announced an agreement to install Imax's new digital projection system in Big Cinemas' flagship Imax theatre in the heart of Mumbai. The installation is scheduled to be completed in July and will mark the first digital Imax location in India. The new Imax digital projection system will replace the Imax Dome system that is currently operating in the Big Cinemas location at Wadala Mumbai.

Palace Cinemas XDC Reach Agreement to Deploy Digital Cinema in Central Europe

Sun, 06/28/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Palace Cinemas the leading exhibitor in the Czech Republic Slovakia and Hungary and XDC the leading Pan-European digital cinema service company have agreed on the deployment of digital cinema systems in 170 of Palace Cinemas' screens in Central Europe. The agreement between Palace Cinemas and XDC includes the roll out of DCI-compliant projection systems co-financed by the Virtual Print Fee model. Rollout is scheduled to begin in the second half of the year.


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