harknessscreens.pngCINEEUROPE (BOOTH #323), BARCELONA, JUNE 19TH 2014 - Harkness Screens the world's leading screen technology company and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness has released version 4.0 of its revolutionary 3D real-time simulation tool, the Digital Screen Modeller.

Available as a free download on the iOS and Android platform as well as via the Harkness website, the Digital Screen Modeller is a 3D simulation tool that allows architects, engineers and exhibitors to visualise and optimise digital cinema scenarios in a virtual environment.

"With an install base of over 1,500 in just over 14 months, the Digital Screen Modeller has quickly established itself as the leading industry tool for accurately simulating on-screen brightness levels in cinema," says Richard Mitchell, Head of Global Marketing at Harkness Screens. "The latest release brings a greater depth of clarity and visual understanding to issues that affect on-screen viewing performance."

At the backbone of the release are two brand new simulation tools for optimisation.

• The Visual Performance Indicator highlights all seats within the auditorium that fall within an acceptable tolerance (50%+) of peak centre screen brightness and displays these seats visually in a seat map.

• The Lamp Life Simulator allows users to simulate visually the effect of lamp life degradation and projection features such as light-lock to show brightness levels throughout the life of a lamp.

"In the case of the Visual Performance Indicator it highlights clearly the impact various design elements such as auditorium width, throw distance, seating rake and screen specification have on presentation quality. The new tool enables exhibitors to focus on improving the viewing experience throughout the auditorium which in turn can have a positive effect on increasing customer satisfaction and boosting box office revenue, either from increased occupancy rates or through premium seating," Mitchell adds.

Version 4.0 also includes other user requested modifications such as more flexible seating options and new manufacturer content including MasterImage's Mi-Horizon3D and Mi-Horizon3DS systems, updated lamp data and a number of performance improvements.

The Digital Screen Modeller is one part of Harkness' industry leading suite of screen lifecycle management apps which also includes the Digital Screen Calculator and Digital Screen Archiver. To date the Harkness app suite has achieved over 3,500 downloads since its launch at CinemaCon 2013.

For more information on the Harkness Suite of apps visit www.harkness-screens.com/

About Harkness Screens

Harkness ScreensTM is the world's leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

With truly global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and today has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux and Spectral) along with its innovative range of tools and iOS/Android apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company's key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.

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tlam2.pngLOS ANGELES - June 19, 2014 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, the highly-anticipated sequel "Think Like a Man Too," featuring Kevin Hart, is winning over weekend audiences, scoring 84 out of 100 points on the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator. The new comedy is outselling previous Kevin Hart movies including "Ride Along," "Think Like a Man" and "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain," at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Think Like a Man Too" ticket-buyers on Fandango:
89% consider themselves Kevin Hart fans;

85% saw "Think Like a Man" on the big screen;

71% have seen "About Last Night," the previous Kevin Hart, Regina Hall & Michael Ealy collaboration;

67% have seen "Ride Along," the previous Kevin Hart film directed by Tim Story;

63% say the film's Las Vegas setting inspires them to take a vacation there;

51% picked Taraji P. Henson as the other cast member they're most anticipating in the movie.

"Kevin Hart is on a roll," notes Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "Hart is a master at using social media to let his fans know they'll have a good, raucous time at his movies. Fandango's advance ticket sales for ‘Think Like a Man Too' indicate that this may be one of the biggest hits of his career."

About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.

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By Alex Edghill

Thursday Morning Update: Think Like A Man Too had the slightest of increases on Wednesday, rising to 13,095 tweets, up 3% from Tuesday's 12,691 tweets. By comparison, Think Like A Man had 25,489 tweets its Wednesday before release. The Twitter numbers here have been underwhelming compared to the original over the last three days (30k versus 50k) but we also have to take into consideration that the built in audience for the film is much larger now and if we compare its numbers to others in the genre such as About Last Night (14k over the same period) or Tyler Perry's: Single Moms Club (18k) it is actually much larger in stature. We are going with $34 million for its opening frame here at Box Office, and have it tipped to lead all films, making it the tenth straight week that we will see a brand new #1 film, that's the longest streak since 2011 began with 12 different openers at the top of the box office.

Jersey Boys continued to inch along on Wednesday as it accounted for 2,074 tweets, up from 2,022 on Tuesday. It just clearly hasn't been able to extensively connect with anyone outside of its core demographic of 50+ year old who are fans of both Eastwood and Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons. This should be enough to secure a respectable, though uninspiring, $12 million over the weekend.

Into The Woods also popped onto the radar but mostly due to critics, fans and columnists expressing their displeasure over Disney's decision to change the plot of the adaptation to make it more family friendly. The worry is that this is exactly what made it notable in the first place and will completely devalue the adaptation. This is really just coming from the fans of the original material who are going to be a tiny portion of the eventual audience of the film and in the end won't make a real difference to its fortunes, but its still notable all the same that this is the first news that surfaces (it had the highest negative to total tweet ratio of any film over 1,000 tweets on the day). Any news is good news I suppose?

Top 15 Movies for Wednesday June 18th

Rk Film Tue Wed Week Tue-Wed %
1 (-) The Fault in Our Stars 95,715 74,195 250,305 -22.48%
2 (-) 22 Jump Street 78,252 69,121 236,955 -11.67%
3 (-) Maleficent 51,768 41,412 168,835 -20.00%
4 (-) How to Train Your Dragon 2 15,226 13,284 46,645 -12.75%
5 (-) Think Like a Man Too 12,691 13,095 30,414 3.18%
6 (+1) Transformers: Age of Extinction 10,997 12,215 34,847 11.08%
7 (+2) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 5,543 9,470 20,157 70.85%
8 (+4) If I Stay 3,621 7,875 20,098 117.48%
9 (+7) Dawn of The Planet of The Apes 2,082 6,082 9,251 192.12%
10 (-) X-Men: Days of Future Past 5,503 4,884 15,282 -11.25%
11 (-) Edge of Tomorrow 4,887 4,244 14,308 -13.16%
12 (-6) Guardians of the Galaxy 11,823 3,514 17,035 -70.28%
13 (-5) The Expendables 3 7,656 3,433 11,429 -55.16%
14 (+20) Into the Woods 582 3,200 4,767 449.83%
15 (-2) Godzilla (2014) 3,097 2,838 10,877 -8.36%
19 (-2) Jersey Boys 2,022 2,074 6,152 2.57%

Please check the methodology page for information about our Twitter project or here for historic data.

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By Daniel Garris

Sony's 22 Jump Street took in $7.35 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for the fourth time in the past five days. In the process, the modestly budgeted action comedy sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum surpassed the $70 million mark on Tuesday. 22 Jump Street increased 8 percent over Monday's performance, which represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. 22 Jump Street continues to perform in line with its lofty expectations with a strong five-day start of $71.25 million. That places 22 Jump Street 62 percent ahead of the $43.95 million five-day take of 2012's 21 Jump Street and 13 percent behind the $82.07 million five-day start of last year's World War Z.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 held steady in second place with $5.91 million on Tuesday. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation increased a solid 17 percent over Monday. Tuesday's daily hold was a welcome sign, as the film hadn't been holding up all that well before then in its initial days of release. How to Train Your Dragon 2 surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.41 million in five days. That places the film 13 percent ahead of the $53.35 million five-day start of 2010's How to Train Your Dragon, but a sizable 43 percent behind the $105.29 million five-day take of last year's Monsters University.

Disney's Maleficent was up one spot and a healthy 25 percent over Monday to place in third on Tuesday with $2.84 million. The 3D fantasy blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie was down 40 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to solid holding power thus far, Maleficent has grossed $168.13 million in 19 days of release. That places the film 34 percent ahead of the $125.71 million 19-day take of 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman.

Fox's The Fault in Our Stars was down one spot from Monday to land in fourth place with $2.64 million. The successful low-budget drama starring Shailene Woodley increased 14 percent over Monday and was down 47 percent from last Tuesday. The Fault in Our Stars has grossed $85.72 million in twelve days, which leaves the film $14.28 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Warner's Edge of Tomorrow rounded out Tuesday's top five with $2.08 million. The critically acclaimed sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt was up 25 percent over Monday and down 40 percent from last Tuesday. Edge of Tomorrow surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.76 million in twelve days. That places the film 11 percent behind the $68.07 million twelve-day take of last year's Oblivion.

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audienceentertainment.pngNew York, NY (June 18, 2014)-Audience Entertainment, the entertainment technology company leading the charge into big screen interactive through its proprietary iD (interactive DimensionTM) technology, today announced the addition of Adam Mizel, Chief Operating Officer of Cinedigm, to their Board of Directors.

Prior to his 2011 appointment as COO, Mizel had previously served as Cinedigm's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer since August 2009 and as Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer from June 2010 through December 2010. From 2005 to 2012, Mizel was the Managing Principal at Aquifer Capital Group, LLC. Previously, Mizel was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Azimuth Trust, LLC, an alternative asset management firm.

"I have been following Audience Entertainment for a number years," commented Adam Mizel, "as a strong believer in the future of cinema I am excited to join the company's Board of Directors. As a leading independent content and movie distributor, we at Cinedigm believe an interactive theatrical experience can enhance the marketing of content and greatly improve the audience experience. Audience Entertainment can play a vital role in this next generation theatrical experience."

"Having led the successful development of Cinedigm's expanding content business and digital cinema footprint, few people understand our world-and our opportunities-better than Adam," said Audience Entertainment CEO and Founder Barry Grieff. "As we begin to grow and scale our business not only abroad, but also here at home, we're excited to have Adam's input and expertise."

In the past five years, Audience Entertainment has implemented its technology, which reads and reacts to audience movement, in movie theaters, arenas, stadiums and concert venues in eight countries and on four continents. By physically engaging the audience, Audience Entertainment is creating new and exciting opportunities in advertising, alternative content, movie trailers, movies, and more.

For more information, headshots/logos, or to speak with executives from Audience Entertainment, please contact Mark Ballard, 646-391-0453 or mark@channelvmedia.com

About Audience Entertainment
Audience Entertainment is a New York-based entertainment technology company that makes big screens interactive through its proprietary iD (interactive DimensionTM) technology that reads and reacts to audience movement. In the last five years, Audience Entertainment has implemented its technology in movie theaters, arenas, stadiums and concert venues in eight countries and on four continents. The technology has opened new doors in advertising, alternative content, movie trailers and movies. Past clients include brands such as Coca Cola, Disney Cruise Lines, Nokia, Orange Mobile, Samsung, Sony, Volkswagon, and Volvo, among others. http://www.audienceentertainment.com

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