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NATO Asks Congress for Aid; Pledge $1 Million to Movie Theatre Employees

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 10:23 -- Nick Dager

The business model of the movie theatre industry is uniquely vulnerable in the present crisis. On behalf of the movie theatre industry and its employees, the National Association of Theatres Owners is asking for Congress and the Administration to urgently consider the following immediate relief measures, which we hope will allow the industry and its 150,000 employees, who live and work in practically every Congressional District, to weather the present COVID-19 pandemic crisis

Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition Now Paying Rebates

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 09:52 -- Nick Dager

For the first time in its seven-year history, the Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has begun to pay all its customers rebates. After recently paying back its founding investors – AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. – initial investments in full, DCDC is now fulfilling the promise it made to all of its customers when it was formed to pay them rebates pursuant to the same mathematical formula in each of their agreements.

Industry Veteran Launches Media Entertainment Network

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 11:59 -- Nick Dager

Vowing to complete the digital revolution that began nearly two decades ago when cinemas around the world converted from analog film projectors to digital cinema, former Imax president and Walt Disney Studios executive Jason Brenek has launched MetaMedia, an entertainment technology company that he says creates next-generation content delivery and new revenue-generating opportunities for content producers and cinemas.

AAM Introduces Customer Support Portal

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 10:31 -- Nick Dager

Arts Alliance Media has launched the company’s first online customer support portal. Offering a centralized approach to raising tickets while browsing an extensive knowledge base, the support portal provides a simple, self-serve solution that connects the customer directly to the AAM Service Desk, removing the need to call or send emails.

Barco Series 4 Laser Projection has Commitments for 8,000+ Units

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 13:48 -- Nick Dager

Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, announced today that the award-winning Barco Series 4 laser projection platform has had commitments from global exhibitors for more than 8,000 units since its launch one year ago. According to the company, Cinionic leads in laser solutions with more than 20,000 units worldwide.

They’re Not Playing NICE in Canada

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 10:02 -- Nick Dager

The Network of Independent Canadian Exhibitors has submitted evidence to the nation’s Competition Bureau regarding their access to films in Canada. Across the country, independent cinemas are coming together to decry prohibitive practices, which the association sees as unfairly blocking audiences from the choice of where to see a movie. They single out Cineplex for the blame.

Disney-Pixar’s Onward First Movie Available on TheaterEars Audio Description Track

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 09:55 -- Nick Dager

TheaterEars and the Walt Disney Studios have announced that Disney and Pixar’s Onward is the first movie ever to have Audio Description available on the TheaterEars app, enabling moviegoers with visual impairments the ability to enjoy the film. “We are proud to work with Disney to break new ground with this [new] offering in our app,” said TheaterEars CEO Dam Mangru. “Onward is a fantastic film for moviegoers of all ages, and everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy it.”

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