CTC Responds to Covid-19 Crisis by Offering Free Membership to Global Cinema Community.

(March 23, 2020) – Cinema Technology Community (CTC), the not-for-profit independent trade organisation has announced the creation of a new free membership level to help support the global cinema technology community.

The new membership level allows cinema professionals to gain an initial six-month free access to all members-only 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 aimed at enabling the cinema community to seek advice, share knowledge and expertise and remain connected by sharing words, pictures and videos.

“This new measure takes us a further step on from the measures we announced last week to extend all existing paid membership and sponsorships by six months whilst we face this crisis.  This new membership level is our small way of giving back and helping to support the global cinema community that we all cherish being a part of.  Through our range of deliverables and online resources we aim to enable our industry to remain together and connected during these incredibly difficult times,” explains Richard Mitchell, President of CTC.

CTC recently announced an extensive deliverables plan for 2020 which includes supporting the industry with knowledge and expertise in key areas including the movie production workflow process, event cinema, sustainability, accessibility, the customer journey, end of VPF technology upgrade pathways, 3D consumer insights, diversity in cinema and a long-awaited new edition of CTC’s leading Digital Projection Handbook and some of these deliverables are now being fast tracked.  CTC’s educational programme is also being rework with the potential for e-learning courses to be launched over the coming months on topics such as DCP creation.

“Whilst the CTC team are working hard on the deliverables we announced recently, we’re also actively encouraging the global cinema community to reach out to us with suggestions of topics or areas of expertise that we can help provide resources on. During these difficult times, if we can come together, share knowledge, expertise and experience then our industry will be in an even better position to provide the best possible movie-going experiences when our audiences return,” Mitchell adds

Cinema professionals can sign up today online by visiting www.cinema-technology.com

About CTC

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

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