Distribution & Exhibition

Robert Saucedo Named River Oaks Artistic Director

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

Culinary Khancepts has named Robert Saucedo as the artistic director of River Oaks Theatre. Saucedo has spent the last 13 years working for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, first as programming director for local franchise operator Triple Tap Ventures and, most recently, as a senior film buyer for the company’s national programming and events team.

Understanding Barco’s Lightsteering Technology

Tue, 07/16/2024 - 10:58 -- Nick Dager

Six years ago, Barco began giving private demos for key creatives and exhibition executives of its high dynamic range projection technology called Lightsteering. Today the Lightsteering line of products includes projectors for exhibitors as well as complimentary technology and software toolkits for studios and post-production professionals. Steering light to specific focal points within each frame, Barco says, produces brighter highlights and deeper darks for rich, brilliant, high-contrast images. This is what enables the patented laser projection technology at the core of the HDR by Barco eco-system to deliver a visual experience that the company says is unlike any other HDR system on the market today. HDR by Barco is expected to be widely available later this year. I recently spoke via email with Anders Ballestad, head of content and studio relations for Barco Cinema to learn more about HDR by Barco and, specifically, about Lighsteering. Here is that conversation.

Mike’s Hot Honey Now Available at Cinemark

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 12:37 -- Nick Dager

Cinemark is teaming up with Mike’s Hot Honey to bring sweet heat to movie theatres across the U.S. for the first time in the honey’s history. Movie theatre concessions are a quintessential part of the moviegoing experience, and now the wildly popular Mike’s Hot Honey will spice up what cinema snacks can be with special limited time items only available at Cinemark, including hot foods, drinks and dip cups for the buttery, bingeworthy popcorn.

Skydance Media Acquiring Paramount

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:12 -- Nick Dager

As has been widely reported, Skydance Media and Paramount Global have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to form New Paramount – what they say is a next-generation media and technology leader, through a two-step transaction including the acquisition of National Amusements, which holds the controlling share stake in Paramount, and subsequently a merger of Skydance and Paramount Global.

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