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The Downside of Good Ideas

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

As a journalist I thrive on new ideas – good or bad – because ideas are interesting and of course because they can make for compelling stories. For that reason the ShoWest convention held in Las Vegas last month was especially enjoyable for me because it seemed as if you couldn’t turn around without coming across another fascinating project product business development or new idea. Of course 3D dominated most conversations and there were screenings of several 3D movies including the eagerly awaited Toy Story 3.

Catalyst Award Presented to Galaxy Theatres

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Galaxy Theatres received the first Catalyst Award during a luncheon at ShoWest in Las Vegas last month. The award was created by Digital Cinema Report to honor the independent exhibitor who best demonstrates the full capability flexibility and promise of digital cinema. Publisher Nick Dager presented the ten-inch crystal trophy to Galaxy CEO Frank Rimkus. Ranked in the top 10 in the U.S.

Trying on a New Hat

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Los Angeles color correction boutique New Hat has completed the build-out of its million-dollar digital intermediate theatre opening the door to the full spectrum of feature film work. We opened our company in the face of a terrible recession and thankfully we've thrived says partner and digital colorist Bob Festa of the facility he co-founded with partner/executive producer Darby Walker last year. Being bold is part of our DNA I guess so we're inclined to stick with it.

More2Screen Partners with Hoyts for Digital Release of White Stripes Film

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Alternative digital distributor More2Screen has partnered with Australian cinema chain Hoyts to digitally release The White Stripes film Under Great White Northern Lights in Australia. Hoyts was the first cinema chain to release the film commercially with 25 sites.  UK and Irish digital cinema sites are also currently rolling out Under Great White Northern Lights.

Oriental Post in Bangkok Upgrades its Facility

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Bangkok post house Oriental Post has added technology from DVS to offer an even broader array of services to its customers including a Clipster and a SpycerBox SAN. 
“With Clipster and SpycerBox we have invested in superior cutting-edge technology that completes our DI infrastructure and helps us meet our customers’ requirements ” says Bobbie Wong president at Oriental Post. “We’re very pleased with our choice of DVS technology to tackle the latest demands of DI post production.” The Clipster decodes and demosaics Red RAW files in 4K 12 bit RGB mode in real-time.

Phish 3D Concert Set to Play in Theatres Nationwide

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Phish 3D a 3D concert experience is opening nationwide on Friday April 30th for an exclusive one week run. The more than two hour movie presented by Action 3D Productions in association with Network LIVE and Cinedigm Digital Cinema highlights Phish’s Festival 8 a three-day eight-set 16-hour concert in the Southern California desert. In advance of the nationwide roll out exclusive preview screenings will be shown April 20th in nine cities: Boston; Burlington Vermont; Chicago; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Raleigh/Durham North Carolina; and Washington D.C.

Reliance MediaWorks UFO Moviez to Partner on Distribution in India

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Reliance MediaWorks has announced a strategic business alliance with the digital satellite cinema network UFO Moviez to establish what the companies are saying will be the largest gateway for digital film releases on the silver screen in India. By combining UFO Moviezs digitization technology with Reliance MediaWorks' digital cinema experience and theatrical programming expertise the companies say the alliance will help create a strong platform that would enable the producers and distributors to start utilizing more digital screens.

Samsung Launches 3D Advertising Campaign in Movie Theatres

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Samsung Electronics America will be the first electronics company in the U.S. to launch a 3D cinema advertising campaign. The campaign which will launch April 2 and run through July is designed to highlight Samsung’s new 3D LED TV. The campaign will be seen nationwide prior to several highly anticipated 3D films in select movie theaters in the NCM Cinema Network including AMC Cinemark and Regal theatres.


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