London, UK (June 15, 2020) – Cinema Technology Community (CTC), the not-for-profit independent trade organisation has provided an update on its progress and two significant changes to its leadership team.
Since its reformation in 2017, CTC has focused on serving the global cinema industry and has built a loyal and engaged membership base. At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, which has caused an unprecedented level of disruption to the cinema industry, CTC responded by creating a new membership level designed to help the industry collaborate and share knowledge and learn during difficult times.
The response has been phenomenal and today CTC has announced that it now has a global membership of over 500 cinema industry professionals from more than 65 countries.
The Community Membership initiative which launched in late March has allowed members access to content including presentations, white papers, handbooks, test materials, podcasts, magazines, over ten hours of video content including CTC’s complete Women in Cinema series and the CTC technology forum and most recently CTCs new Tech Talks video series.
Commenting on the news, Richard Mitchell, President of CTC said “The global response to our Community Membership programme and our outputs has been incredible and the team are proud that we now have a membership of over 500 professionals. The team are passionate about delivering educative materials and giving back to an industry they feel incredible proud to be a part of,” explains Richard Mitchell, President of CTC.
CTC has also announced two significant changes to its voluntary-based leadership team. Toni Purvis (Amblin Partners) has taken a position on the Board of Directors (moving from the Board of Governors) and Chris Milton (eOne) has joined the Board of Governors.
“Toni has been a mainstay of CTC for many years providing her incredible depth of knowledge on projection, distribution and post-production across many of CTCs deliverables. As well as becoming a respected international speaker, Toni has become a key part of the ongoing “In The Pub with Mike Bradbury” podcast series and continues to flourish with every task she undertakes. In recent times she has taken on more responsibility for the organisation and her move in to a Directorship position of the organisation is thoroughly deserved,” explains Mitchell. “Chris bring a wealth of knowledge to the team in projection, mastering, QC and distribution and he will provide us with more expertise to expedite some of our planned deliverables going forward.”
Cinema professionals wishing to join the Community Membership programme can sign up today online by visiting www.cinema-technology.com
With over 500 members in more than 65 countries, Cinema Technology Community (CTC), the global cinema technology network, is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that aims to assist the cinema industry in recognizing the importance that cinema technology and indeed the way in which it’s utilized can have a profoundly positive effect on the movie-going experience.
As well as providing guidance and support, CTC engages in a number of activities aimed at educating and improving the cinema experience. These include training courses, lectures, technical handbooks, educational visits, seminars, web seminars, networking events, professional certification, digital media and video content and the industry’s leading technical journals, Cinema Technology Magazine. For more information, visit the CTC web page at www.cinema-technology.com