CJ Interviews: Steve Knibbs, COO for Vue International

The global COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting government-enforced lockdowns, has pushed the international cinema industry to its limits. But throughout this time, innovation and a strong sense of community has surfaced, with exhibitors around the world using the downtime to plan…

Shifting Your Blockbuster Release Date? Head to Gower Street

When should you release your USD $1 billion+ Blockbuster? Given the number of releases that have radically shifted release dates (Bond in November, “Fast & Furious 9” next year), the question is more crucial than ever to box office success….

The UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme

Interview with pioneering mentees Grainne Peat, Magdalena Lewicka and Lucie Morvan The UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme was launched in 2017 as the first cross sector and cross-country mentoring scheme for up-and-coming female talent in cinema exhibition. A year since…

Eclair Delivers Digital Box For Free to Norwegian Cinemas

It was announced at Haugesund Film Festival this week that Unique’s MovieTransit is now no longer the only delivery method for content to local theaters. Eclair has now installed EclairBox in 169 out of 177 cinemas in Denmark, and now Norway…

CJ Interviews: Erwin M. Schmidt, Film Tech Office, Berlin

Germany’s capital is making a name for itself in the cinema technology field, with companies like smart Pricer and Greta & Stark calling Berlin their home. One company looking to tap into and accelerate this market is the FilmTech Office,…

CJ Talks to Jean Mizrahi, CEO Ymagis, at FNCF

I bump into Ymagis’ CEO Jean Mizrahi as we walk in opposite directions on Rue Eugene Colas that connects the centre of Deauville with the convention building on the beach. It was the first day of the annual French cinema…

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