Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 7 August 2014

USA – Kurt Hall is retiring and stepping down as President and CEO of National CineMedia (NCM Inc.), parent company of the largest cinema advertising operator in the US. He was instrumental in building up NCM and reinvigorating the cinema…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 1 April 2015

Celluloid Junkie can exclusively reveal that in an effort to spur uptake of immersive audio for cinema Dolby and Barco have concluded a groundbreaking agreement to merge their Atmos and Auro systems. While a formal announcement is not expected before…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 15 December 2014

Perhaps the biggest news announced at CineAsia was Arts Alliance Media partnership with Wanda Cinemas. It would be good, however, to have a bit more specifics on what exactly the deal entails for both parties. The partnership will see AAM…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 12 November 2014

RealD has won an important patent recognition in Europe for its “light doubler” technology. Global visual technology company RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) announced today the issuance to it by the European Patent Office of a patent that covers the fundamental…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 12 September 2014

As you may have noticed Patrick von Sychowski is in Amsterdam attending IBC which means you must suffer my attempt at putting together a Daily Cinema Digest.  Be sure to check out all of Patrick’s coverage of IBC after catching…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 30 July 2014

Guidelines have now been published for what American cinema need to do to comply with disabilities and access regulation, or, ‘Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Under Title III of the ADA to Require Movie Theaters to Provide Closed Movie Captioning and Audio…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 18 July 2014

New Zealand – Ticketing specialist Vista has been valued at $188 million. Not clear if US or NZ dollars, but as it is on the NZX bourse most likely the latter, meaning it is would be worth USD $163.4 million….

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 11 July 2014

India – After the surprise merger of its RMW film services division with Prime Focus, Reliance ADAG looks set to sell off its Big Cinemas operation. Good analysis as always from Variety’s Patrick Frater. The company is in advanced negotiations…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 3 June 2014

The fact that China’s box office is booming is taken as a given, but depending on how you look at the figures, some more troubling aspects shine through. Grace, vice president of Arts and Consulting Research told the “First Financial…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 28 May 2014

UK – An alleged case of E-Coli in a restaurant owned by a Belfast-based cinema. The list of charges is pretty disturbing and disgusting. Read it for yourself. As more and more cinemas focus on premium F&B options, food safety and…

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