Burbank, California - GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, announced today an exclusive server deal with Starplex Cinemas, a leading US cinema chain based in Dallas, Texas. The agreement involves the deployment of 99 GDC servers and installation has been scheduled to commence in Q2 of this year. As part of Cinedigm's Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program, GDC servers will be integrated with Series 2 DLP Cinema® projectors supplied by Barco. Participating theatres will become part of Cinedigm CertifiedTM digital cinema network.

As a chain operator that runs a traditional cinema business, Starplex Cinemas currently operates 21 theatres with 208 screens in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Washington, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and California. With new theatres soon to be added in Kingwood and Lake Worth, Texas, the total number of screens will reach 236 this year. Steve Holmes, CEO of Starplex Cinemas, remarked: "Starplex Cinemas is pleased to announce our partnership with GDC Technology. Starplex went through an extensive testing period with GDC Technology and feels confident it will support the current and future demands of digital projection. We will introduce GDC Technology in 9 of our current locations, and we look forward to our future success with the implementation of GDC."

Bill Knight, Director of Construction and Technical Services for Starplex Cinemas, said: "It is a great pleasure to announce GDC as our digital server provider. GDC is a leader in the digital server field and are consistently making cutting edge technological advances. We have been through a thorough trial period and GDC has been proactive in resolving any issues. I feel confident it will be a seamless digital deployment now and in the future. Thanks to Annie Wang and Paul Marcot, we have gained the upmost confidence in not only the GDC product, but also the GDC team."

"This partnership with Starplex Cinemas represents a major step forward in growing GDC's presence in the US market," said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are delighted that after an extensive test trial, Starplex Cinemas gave us the thumbs up and chose GDC for their digital cinema deployment. GDC is fast gaining traction in North America and we are confident we will maintain this momentum as more exhibitors here begin to realize GDC's many advantages over others."

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Beverly Hills, California - RealD Inc. ("RealD"), a leading global licensor of 3D technologies, announced that it filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The shares in the offering will be offered by RealD and certain selling stockholders. RealD intends to apply to list its common stock on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "RLD."

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Piper Jaffray & Co. will act as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.; J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by calling toll-free at 1-866-803-9204; or from Piper Jaffray & Co., Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 800, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, telephone: 1-800-747-3924 or by email: prospectus@pjc.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. The registration statement on Form S-1 may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

This press release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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Source: Variety

Director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) will reportedly helm Footloose for Paramount.

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The remake has suffered its share of setbacks. Director Kenny Ortega (High School Musical 3: Senior Year) left the project, and both Zac Efron and Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) decided not to take on the lead role.

The original 1984 film starred Kevin Bacon, and it grossed a whopping $80 million domestically. That equates to around $178.5 million when adjusting for inflation.

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Offering the latest in cinema seating, full restaurant dining and 100% Sony 4K digital projection, Hollywood Theaters is fast becoming one of the heavy weights of the cinema exhibition industry. Dedicated to bringing the latest in cinema technology and services to their customers, Hollywood Theaters selected Vista as the operating system for their new cinema concept, at their SouthGlenn Theater in Centennial, Colorado.

As well as installing Vista Box Office and Concessions, Hollywood Theaters has elected to utilize the Vista CashDesk, Kiosk modules and Food and Beverage modules. The Vista CashDesk module provides Hollywood Theaters with a way to more tightly control cash and other valued items such as Gift Cards, Vouchers and Coupons.

Hollywood Theaters has installed 8 kiosks at the SouthGlenn Theater. Kiosks, utilising Vista Kiosk software, are a great way to increase sales and provide customers with an alternate means of ticket and concession purchase (?) or pick up. With customisable seating plans and the ability to display customized graphics beside session times, kiosks are proving to be very popular with Hollywood Theaters' customers.

The new SouthGlenn site is a new cinema concept for Hollywood Theaters. Not only does the site feature 100% reserved and premium balcony seating, the highlight has to be the full service restaurant and bar located in the heart of the complex. The SkyboX Bar & Grill is a full service restaurant and bar that provides customers with a relaxing environment to enjoy a meal before their movie. Patrons are also able to experience in-theater service in the Premiere Cinema balcony seating areas (available in 6 of the 14 auditoriums), where their food and beverage orders are brought to their seats.

Hollywood Theaters' SouthGlenn Stadium 14 cinema went live in November 2009, with Vista representatives from our Los Angeles office assisting with the installation.

For more information on Hollywood Theaters, please click here.

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Las Vegas - Alongside its latest innovations in broadcast audio, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced new developments in broadcast 3D and imaging accuracy at this year's NAB show.

Unveiled today, Dolby's new open specification for broadcast 3D delivery details how 3D images can be encoded and carried using frame-compatible techniques through a conventional 2D broadcast infrastructure. The specification is fully compatible with enhancement layer approaches, enabling extensibility to full-resolution 3D in the future.

"The consumer will demand full-resolution 3D broadcasts in the not-so-distant future," said Jason Power, Senior Director of Marketing, Broadcast, Dolby Laboratories. "With Dolby's announcement of the open specification, the industry can deliver 3D today and be prepared for higher demands tomorrow."

The Dolby open specification will enable professional equipment manufacturers to create frame-compatible 3D encoding tools utilizing an open packing format. The encoding technique has been developed to preserve image quality and to facilitate an efficient resolution upgrade. Dolby is already working with multiple leading equipment vendors to demonstrate encoding solutions using this format.

The specification is scheduled to be available in May to manufacturers, operators, broadcasters, and other relevant industry parties without charge from Dolby. NAB attendees can request more information by visiting the Dolby booth, SU7917 (LVCC South Hall).

A New Vision of Image Accuracy

Dolby also demonstrated publicly for the first time its recently announced Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor. The world's first LCD-based video reference display that accurately reveals true and deep black levels with higher contrast across the entire color spectrum provides an unprecedented luminance range and level.

Scheduled for availability later this year, the 42-inch monitor was specifically designed for professionals who rely on the most accurate measurement tools for color-critical work. It uses a backlight comprised of red, green, and blue LEDs that are modulated individually on a frame-by-frame basis. The LCD panel is also modulated in real time as part of the dual-modulation process.

Other key features of the Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor include:
• Extended dynamic range-the first reference monitor that is capable of displaying the dynamic range that the latest digital cinema cameras can capture
• DCI/P3 (digital cinema) color gamut support-provides the ability to perform cinema color grading without the use of a digital projector
• Color accuracy across all luminance levels
• Versatility-emulates any other display device so all content preparation and quality evaluation can be done on one monitor
• Size and aspect ratio-emulates the home viewing environment to ensure that content displays properly in the home

Comprehensive Quality Control and Monitoring for Dolby Audio Formats
Also on display at NAB, the new Dolby DP568 Professional Reference Decoder is the latest addition to Dolby's family of professional broadcast products, and is designed to help broadcasters ensure that listeners at home will enjoy the highest-quality audio experience.
Offering integrated audio and video decoding, the DP568 provides real-time reference monitoring of Dolby transmission audio formats including Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Pulse. Extensive input capabilities allow broadcasters to perform quality control at any point within their headend.

The product includes emulation of the Dolby Multistream Decoder utilized in latest generation televisions and set-top boxes to decode the multiple audio formats employed for broadcast, online, and side-loaded delivery. It also provides full support for Dolby Digital Plus stream mixing features for the monitoring of hearing impaired and other added-value services.
"Now broadcasters have a simple and accurate way to monitor their next-generation transmissions and to take advantage of the added features that these formats offer," Power said.

The Dolby DP568 Professional Reference Decoder is scheduled to be available this August for $5,500.

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