Latin American VPF Deals Hide Regional Problems – UPDATED

[Ed: We have received lots of feedback and updated info from readers fram and active in the region. ¡Muchas Gracias/Muito Obrigado! The article has been UPDATED THROUGHOUT as a result.] Much like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid headed to Bolivia…

Q & A: Mark Christiansen Talks About Paramount’s VPF Deal

[/caption] Since January 22nd, when we first posted our story on Paramount’s direct-to-exhibitor virtual print fee agreement, we have received quite a bit of correspondence on the topic.  Some typed out their thoughts in the comments section of the post,…

How Good/Bad Is Sony Pictures’ Deal With Cinedigm?

Reading between the lines of digital cinema related press releases is often required to understand what a deal really means, as opposed to what those issuing the release want you to think it means. This appears to be the case…

Paramount Goes Direct-To-Exhibitors With D-Cinema Deal

On the eve of the National Association of Theatre Owners’ meeting with equipment vendors to review digital cinema requirements on Friday, Paramount Pictures has thrown the exhibition industry a curve ball in the hopes of resuscitating the stalled rollout of…

Universal and Disney Close To VPF Deal With DCIP

And then there were four.  Four studios that is.  Or so says the Wall Street Journal which broke a story today reporting that Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Company have reached a virtual print fee deal with Digital Cinema Implementation…

DCIP Reaches VPF Agreement With Fox

After industrywide speculation and concern over the absence of any news about virtual print fee (VPF) agreements being signed by Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP) the company finally announced their first deal which rumor has it is with Twentieth Century…

Screenvision’s Loss Is XDCs Gain

Pan-European digital cinema integrator XDC has poached the Benelux head of pan-European cinema advertiser Screenvision to head up its virtual print fee effort as the company get a 7.5m euro cash injection. Serge Plasch is replacing Laurent Minguet as head…

Sony Is Officially Fourth Euro VPF Studio

As revealed in this blog some time ago, Sony Pictures International (SPI) is the fourth Hollywood studio to sign up to Arts Alliance Media‘s European virtual print fee (VPF) based digital cinema deployment deal, that has so far found one…

French Cinema Converted To Digital Cause

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) has converted an exhibitor in the staunchest of anti-digital countries, France, to buy into its virtual print fee (VPF) model for deploying digital cinema. Circuit George Raymond (CGR Cinemas) will convert all of its 400 screens…

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