#CJCinemaSummit Launches a Special On-Line Programme to Keep Cinemas Connected

London ( March 17, 2020 ) -

Celluloid Junkie, Filmgrail and The Big Picture have announced a co-ordinated on-line communications approach to delivering up to date information on the current crisis facing our industry.

In this moment of crisis #CJCinemaSummit is launching on Thursday 19th March at (16.00 GMT). Register and Join for Free at http://cjcinemasummit.com

#CJCinemaSummit will enable industry stakeholders to stay connected to the industry and gain key up to date insights as well as to ask questions and support each other through these turbulent times. This will be a free and open forum for sharing.

The sole aim is to create a virtual meeting space with a regular schedule where speakers will share industry information, as well as enabling a space for round table discussion and audience participation.

Hosted by Patrick von Sychowski, Editor of Celluloid Junkie with an invited panel of industry stakeholders the major topics for discussion on the launch week are:

  1. Global Overview
  2. What can and should cinemas be doing? E.g. Ticket refunds, cinema subscriptions, concession stock, insurance risks including business interruption and loss of revenue, windows, contact with suppliers, staff and customer communication
  3. What is likely to happen next?
  4. Are there any key learnings from the first countries impacted (China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Italy)
  5. Questions from participants via tips@celluloidjunkie.com

#CJCinemaSummit will be of particular relevance to those working in cinema exhibition, distribution and their key stakeholders and suppliers.

#CJCinemaSummit will take place at:

Date: Thursday 19th March
Time: 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET / 12:00 EST / 9:00 PST / 19:00 Istanbul / Riyadh
Host and Presenter: Patrick von Sychowski, Editor, Celluloid Junkie
Register to Join for Free: http://cjcinemasummit.com

Patrick von Sychowski, Editor of Celluloid Junkie and Chairman of #Cinema Summit says, “At a time of unprecedented crisis for the global cinema industry, we want to help by providing a free and open forum for information exchange. We as a group are not looking to sell anything but to share, so that cinema can rebound as soon as it is safe to re-open them. Cinema will be back!”

Simon Souyris Strumse, Chief Executive Officer of Filmgrail says, “Communication and meeting spaces are never more important than in challenging times like these. We are proud to join forces with industry authorities such as Celluloid Junkie and The Big Picture to ensure those spaces continue existing online, as long as the exhibition community is barred from meeting physically. ”

Rob Arthur, Director at The Big Picture and Co-Founder of the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference says,” #CJCinemaSummit provides exhibitors and key industry stakeholders with a unique opportunity to come together during these very serious and challenging days to explore, discuss and learn about the key developments, challenges and learnings from across the globe in a safe on-line environment. We welcome Filmgrail and Celluloid Junkie’s innovation and inspiration to deliver this on-line summit to keep cinemas connected”.

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