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Australian Authoring House Motionlink Diversifies into the DCI Market

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

When the Australian company Motionlink expanded into the business of distributing Digital Cinema Packages for cinema in 2010 they were faced with the challenges of DCP packaging and DCPs workflows – specifically speed and performance. The Digital Cinema Initiative establishes exacting specifications for digital cinema that ensure a uniform and high level of technical performance reliability and quality control. Motionlink being a smaller facility and mindful of both the expenditure and the complexity of DCI workflows realized there was no margin for error or downtime.

Harishchandrachi Factory to Open Phuket Film Festival

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The opening film for the second Phuket Film Festival will be the Asian premiere of Indian director Paresh Mokashi's debut film Harishchandrachi Factory. Mokashi will attend. Harishchandrachi Factory was India's entry to the 2010 Oscars in the Foreign Language Film category. The festival will be held June 4-13 on the island of Phuket Thailand. The quirky light-hearted film depicts the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke the father of Indian cinema while making Raja Harishchandra in 1913 India's first feature film.

SMPTE to Host 3D Conference in New York in July

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced a new first-of-its-kind international 3D science conference to be held July 13-14 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. The International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media and Entertainment will focus on the scientific aspects of 3D entertainment and will feature academic research lab study results and discussions of emerging and experimental technologies. Register online at

South African Tourism Ad Generates a Half Million Impressions in Single Weekend

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

A cinema ad for South African Tourism which ran in London movie theatres delivered an estimated 451 289 impressions in a single weekend according to figures from cinema sales house Digital Cinema Media. The story was reported by Brand Republic. Ogilvy SA created the cinema ad with media planning and buying by Mindshare UK. It follows an Irishman having a wonderful time traveling around and making friends in South Africa according to Brand Republic.

Arts Alliance Media Signs Deal for €50 Million in Funding

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The rollout of digital cinema to exhibitors across Europe received a significant boost with the announcement that Arts Alliance Media has reached an agreement to secure €50 million in funding for its initiative. Funds advised by Sankaty Advisors the credit affiliate of Bain Capital have agreed to provide funding to support the rollout over the next two years subject to final documentation. The deal was expected to close in 30 days.

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.


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