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Éclair Remasters First French Feature Film for Onyx Cinema LED Technology

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:00 -- Nick Dager

Éclair today announced the successful remastering of Antonin Baudry’s Le Chant du Loup, the first French feature film in 300 nits high dynamic range for Onyx Cinema LED screens. In addition to the Onyx Cinema LED version, Le Chant du Loup is available in ÉclairColor in 15 cinemas across France.

CGV Yongsan Upgrades Sound with Harman

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:11 -- Nick Dager

Kinoton Korea recently outfitted CGV Yongsan with an array of premium Harman Professional Solutions cinema audio technology to ensure immersive sound quality across all of the multiplex’s theaters. As South Korea’s largest cinema chain operator, CJ CGV has a long history of introducing revolutionary innovations in the cinema industry in its home country and abroad.

New Builds Key to Screen Growth, Study Says

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:33 -- Nick Dager

As acquisition and consolidation activity takes hold of the cinema exhibition sector, 31 percent of new screen growth still comes from building new cinemas and screens, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit. In fact, when the record-breaking acquisition of 7,400 screens from Regal by Cineworld is not included in the total, that percentage share rises to 77 percent.

Motion Picture Sound Editors Present 66th Annual Golden Reel Awards

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Pictures Sound Editors presented the 66th MPSE Annual Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles last Saturday night. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media.

Fraser Turns to Cooke Lenses for Vice

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:43 -- Nick Dager

Over the 50 years chronicled in director Adam McKay’s Vice, cinematographer Greig Fraser had the challenges of photographing actors playing characters twice their age — with intense prosthetics, makeup and hair — while also making a potentially dull series of office-based scenes into a visually interesting story for audiences. To accomplish this feat, Fraser relied on Kodak 200T and 500T film and Cooke Optics’ Anamorphic/i prime lenses.

Dolby Atmos Passes 500 Screen Mark in India

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:33 -- Nick Dager

Dolby has reached a milestone of more than 500 installed Dolby Atmos screens across India. From Indian multiplexes – including 16 all Dolby Atmos multiplexes – to independent and single screen exhibitors, Atmos screens are found in 143 cities and 22 states and Union Territories in collaboration with Carnival Cinemas, Cinepolis, Inox Cinemas, PVR Cinemas, SPI Cinemas and other independent exhibitors.

UNIC Says All Films in Leading Festivals Should Get a Theatrical Release

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:30 -- Nick Dager

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) has called for films selected in competition at leading film festivals to receive a full theatrical release. Following the decision from the Berlinale Film Festival to include the Spanish original film Elisa y Marcela in its 2019 official selection, the association released the following statement:

CGR, Vox Cinemas Partnering on ICE Theatre

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:54 -- Nick Dager

French company CGR Cinemas and Vox Cinemas are partnering to bring a new premium screen concept to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Vox Cinemas’ parent company is Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the region. Their new format is called ICE Theatre, for immersive cinema experience.

Galaxy to Open First Sony Digital Cinema Venue

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:20 -- Nick Dager

Sony Electronics is unveiling Sony Digital Cinema, the company’s version of an experiential premium large-format movie theatre auditorium. The first Sony Digital Cinema, which will open this spring at Galaxy Theatre’s deluxe Boulevard Mall site, will be the largest auditorium in the Las Vegas market, further enhancing Galaxy’s distinction as the Best Movie Theater in Las Vegas, according to Las Vegas Weekly and Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Captain Marvel Releasing in the ScreenX Format

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:15 -- Nick Dager

Captain Marvel, which opens March 8, will be the third movie from Marvel Studios to be converted into the ScreenX format. It is the latest collaboration between The Walt Disney Studios and CJ 4DPlex and follows the globally successful ScreenX release of Black Panther and Ant-Man and The Wasp. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson in the title role and is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Regal Marq*E Houston Opens ScreenX Auditorium

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:36 -- Nick Dager

Regal will open a ScreenX theatre on February 13 at its Regal Marq*E location in Houston, Texas. The new ScreenX auditorium brings the current Regal ScreenX count to 12 and is also home to the immersive, multi-sensory film format, 4DX, which opened last month. The latest ScreenX opening is part of a previously announced major expansion plan with the Cineworld Group, the parent company of Regal.

Official Secrets Shot with Sony Venice

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:31 -- Nick Dager

Boasting an impressive cast including Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, and captured by cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC, the political thriller Official Secrets was directed by Gavin Hood, and produced by Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, and Melissa Zuo. Hoffmeister selected Sony’s Venice motion picture camera system for principal photography.

Imaj Deploying Éclair Theatrical Delivery Solutions in Turkey

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

Istanbul-based film and television content services provider Imaj is deploying Éclair’s broadband network and digital content delivery solutions, including its innovative ÉclairPlay content delivery platform, in Turkey. Éclair and Imaj’s new joint service offering has been designed to meet the needs of film producers, distributors and cinema exhibitors in Turkey, who have expressed increasing interest in an alternative full-service digital content distribution and broadband delivery network offering both electronic and physical delivery of content.

Antenna Creative Motion Design Studio Opens in Hollywood

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:24 -- Nick Dager

Antenna Creative is a new motion design studio for feature films, TV, commercials, branded content, videogames, and experiential attractions. The new company specializes in title sequence design; broadcast design; branding; logos; experiential design; live action production; and editorial. The company’s founders are Lucas Christman and Jarik van Sluijs, two award-winning creative directors, and Alexandra Hancock, a noted motion graphics and live action producer. Collectively, the team has many years of experience, ranging from renowned work in the field of title sequence design to groundbreaking broadcast design packages, and from pioneering motion picture marketing campaigns to forward-thinking brand experiences.

PIX Wins Technical Oscar: Our Conversation

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

On Saturday night at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored PIX with a Technical Achievement Award. The award recognized Eric Dachs, founder and CEO; Erik Bielefeldt, director of research and development; Craig Wood, technical director; and Paul McReynolds for the design and development of the industry leading security mechanism for distributing media. Prior to the awards ceremony, Digital Cinema Report spoke exclusively with Bielefeldt and Wood to talk about the company’s continued innovation in the evolving world of content collaboration from film to digital to next-generation data rich requirements.

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