CJ People: Recognizing and Preventing Burnout

Despite vaccinations making their way around the world, and some countries taking steps towards a new sense of normalcy, one of the main problems from the COVID-19 pandemic is the pervading sense of endlessness. Not only has there been severe…

CJ Green: Greening Your Cinema

After its conception in 2019, the first-ever online version of the Circular Economy Retail Group was held in April of this year, hosted by the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC). The agenda saw a jam-packed afternoon of legislative updates, European…

CJ Green: UNIC and Europe’s Green Agenda

During the last year of existential challenges to cinemas the world over, sustainability hasn’t been a top priority for exhibitors, focused as they have been on straightforward survival. But now that cinemas are enjoying a “reopening boom”, particularly after the…

ECA Announces International Lineup for Slate Day

The Event Cinema Association (ECA) will host its first-ever virtual Slate Day on Wednesday 9th June, using the opportunity to position itself as an organisation with more of a global presence than ever before. Hosted on Boxoffice’s online webinar platform…

Back with a (Cultural Recovery Fund) Bang: ECA Secures Funding

For a membership-and-events-funded organisation such as the Event Cinema Association (ECA), a consequence of 2020’s cinema-shutting pandemic resulted in, like for so many others, pretty much zero income. So some truly happy news in 2021 is that the ECA has…

Filmgrail: Doubling Cinema Audience Engagement

If you’re a cinema exhibitor then depending on where you are in the world you’ve probably had a year of this COVID-19 “nonsense” (for want of a better swear word) keeping your cinema closed. But there is now light at…

100 Years of Everyman

The Everyman Cinema in London’s Hampstead (known as “Everyman Hampstead”) has joined many of us this year in having a lockdown-restricted birthday. One hundred years after opening its doors for the first time in 1920 as a theatre, the company…

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