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A recent survey named Finding Dory as the summer movie most Americans wanted to see.
»POSTED on July 13, 2016
Most moviegoers hate waiting in ticket lines. And, according to a recent survey, they also hate slow or worse yet, non-working online ticket services. How much do they hate it? According to the survey, 62 percent of Americans would be disgruntled if they were purchasing movie tickets and the website or app went down, and nearly all (90 percent)... //READ MORE

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IFP Week is moving to Brooklyn and has expanded categories. IFP Week Makes Moves
»POSTED on July 22, 2016
After 37 years in Manhattan, the Independent Filmmaker Project’s Film Week is moving across the river to Brooklyn. The event will set up shop in DUMBO anchored around its headquarters, the Made in NY Media Center By IFP. Film Week will run September 17-22. The IFP has also expanded to support television, digital, web, virtual reality and app-based series at its upcoming IFP Film Week. Series showrunners and creators will take part in the IFP Project Forum, the only international co-production market in the U.S. featuring stories for all platforms
The Molecule in New York City is moving to accommodate growth. The Molecule Moves to Handle Growth
»POSTED on July 21, 2016
As demand for higher resolution imaging grows, The Molecule expects to hire more than 100 people as it prepares to move to a new production facility at 29th and Broadway in Manhattan. “In the future, we are expecting our staff to grow to 120,” says marketing manager Audra Coulombe. “There is a lot to consider when building a new production facility in the current environment. Post-production is moving to higher and higher definition. Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are now sending us footage at 4K and even 6K, and each VR production involves much more footage than a conventional project. So, we’ve designed our new facility to handle ten times our current capacity. We’re doing it right and planning ahead.”
Hans Hoffman, Egon Verharen, Barbara Lange, and Simon Fell toast the SMPTE Centennial at the EBU Tech Assembly SMPTE Celebrates a Century
»POSTED on July 21, 2016
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation – July 24 and August 10, respectively. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continue with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations.
Paramount Pictures is partnering with Atom Tickets to drive ticket sales for the highly anticipated Star Trek Beyond. Atom 360 Part of Paramount's Star Trek Push
»POSTED on July 19, 2016
Paramount Pictures is partnering with Atom Tickets to drive ticket sales for the highly anticipated Star Trek Beyond with a creative two-week marketing campaign called Atom 360. Leading up to the July 22 release, the campaign will feature exclusive content from Star Trek Beyond that will premiere inside the app.
Suning Cinema, China, has installed Christie laser projection in two new theatres. Suning Cinema Installs Christie Laser Projection
»POSTED on July 18, 2016
Suning Cinema, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese electronics retail giant Suning Commerce Group, has deployed Christie’s RGB laser projection system for its new theaters in Shanghai and Zhenjiang.
KNCCtheaters, Kuwait, is installing Vista theatre management software. Vista Signs Kuwait National Cinema
»POSTED on July 15, 2016
Vista Entertainment Solutions has signed an agreement with the Kuwait National Cinema Company to install cinema management software in KNCCtheaters. KNCC is the largest cinema operator in Kuwait currently operating 11 cinemas totalling 54 screens and with plans to open additional sites over the coming year.

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