VieShow Cinemas will receive the DLP Cinema Marketing Achievement Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 8 December at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
“DLP Cinema and the Film Expo Group are very excited to honor VieShow for their continued efforts to enhance and promote the digital experience in their theatres, not only in Taiwan, but around the world” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Expo Group. “We could not have thought of a more deserving recipient of this award in 2016.”
VieShow Cinemas is the leading cinema operator in Taiwan. The circuit operates 14 sites and 136 screens with over 40% market share including the flagship 17-screen mega cinema with a seating capacity of more than 3,000 in Taipei Hsin Yi district. Hsin Yi cinema is the first cinema entertainment hub developed for a unique cinema, dinning and shopping experience in Taiwan.
With its reputation for being a leader in technology, VieShow Cinemas consistently offers its audiences the latest in cinematic innovations. In 2009, VieShow started the first phase of digitalization of its cinemas and completed the digital rollout plan in less than 2 years.
“The DLP Cinema® Marketing Achievement Award is an award that recognizes and celebrates companies at the forefront of digital cinema, and VieShow is just that” said Dave Duncan, business unit manager for DLP Enterprise and Cinema Display (ECD), Texas Instruments. “We’re proud to support those who continue to improve the digital cinema experience.”
In 2016, VieShow Cinemas, Qsquare in Tapai became the only cinema in Taiwan and only one of four cinemas around the world equipped to screen director Ang Lee’s new film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in the format of 3D, 4K and 120 frames per second, the highest frame rate for any movie in history.
Accepting the Award on behalf of VieShow is Dennis Wu, Chairman of VieShow Cinemas. Wu has worked in the film industry more than 20 years, starting his career at Twentieth Century Fox Taiwan Branch and CMC Movie/CMC Entertainment Corporation as Marketing Director and shortly after became the CEO of Deltamac Taiwan Corporation.
CineAsia will take place from 6-8 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.
About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.
About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.