Basingstoke -- Sony Professional today announced three new digital cinema dealers across Europe, as part of its drive to meet the ever-growing demand for its 4K projection systems.

Sony Professional has signed agreements with four new dealers: Sound Associates in the UK, Protronic AG in Switzerland, and Hulskamp in the Netherlands, expanding its footprint across Europe. These strategic alliances demonstrate Sony's commitment to the cinema industry and will allow more audiences to experience 2D and 3D cinema through 4K digital projectors.

As the world's only manufacturer of commercially available 4K resolution digital cinema projectors, Sony Professional supplies an end-to-end solution capable of providing viewers with a superior visual experience.

"We are fully committed to further strengthening our channel partnerships in Europe and continuing to deliver compelling cinema experience," said Oliver Pasch, head of digital cinema at Sony Professional in Europe. "Working hand in hand with these specialist dealers, we can jointly deliver outstanding 2D and 3D technology to support cinemas exhibitors across Europe."

Graham Lodge, Managing Director, Sound Associates, said, ‘As movie goers are now demanding more immersive and entertaining cinema experience, we believe that the Sony 4K digital cinema projection systems have huge potential in the UK.'

Dealers in other parts of Europe are also very positive about the prospect of 3D cinema. Patrick Engler, CEO, Protronic AG, commented, ‘We entered this partnership because we believe in Sony's unrivalled experience and expertise in cinema. We are confident that it will benefit our customers in Switzerland.'

"We're going to deliver high quality solutions to a broad range of cinemas in the Netherlands and the Sony 4K projectors will provide a competitive edge that is second to none," concluded Roland Janssen, commercial director, Hulskamp Audiovisueel.

 

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MORRISTOWN, NJ & LOS ANGELES, CA -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema, today announced the worldwide release of Theatre Command Center-Enterprise (Enterprise), a powerful software solution designed to streamline and automate circuit-wide digital cinema operations. Enterprise was designed in conjunction with Cinedigm's industry leading Theatre Command CenterTM TMS to provide real-time, consolidated digital theatre information and to centralize certain scheduling and content management tasks and allow exhibitors to save significant time and money through automation.

Real-time events and statuses from all networked digital theatres are captured in a robust central Enterprise database for unprecedented operating control and business intelligence. Enterprise also centralizes preshow scheduling and content management functions to eliminate repetitive theatre tasks, improve consistency and control and reduce specialized resource costs and weekly setup time. Enterprise will also streamline and automate the calculation and reconciliation of virtual print fees.

"The Theatre Command Center is already the most automated and easy to use TMS on the market. Enterprise moves us very close to our goals of 15 minute weekly scheduling and virtually hands-free theatre operations, while dramatically increasing circuit-wide awareness, efficiency and control," said Jim Miller, President of Cinedigm Software. "We are currently working with a major UK business partner who has already installed over 40 TCC screens to bring Enterprise to Ireland and Europe, and are in discussions with several others."

 

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Chatsworth, California -- Datasat Digital Entertainment’s AP20 was the audio processor of choice for the Daniel Sorano National Theatre Inauguration in Senegal and recently installed and demoed across the globe in select and premier theatres.

As part of an effort to reintroduce cinema in West Africa, Au Cinema Ce Soir outfitted the Daniel Sorano National Theatre with new AP20 16-channel Audio Processor in addition to Digital Cinema and 3D kit.

“The AP20 was selected as the audio processor for both its optimized equalization system and its endless possibilities of inputs,” explained Boris Visonneau, Technical Support Engineer at R2D1, the French distributor for Datasat Digital Entertainment equipment.

President of the Republic of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade and President of the Republic of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza were in attendance for the theatre’s inaugural event, a screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ Alice in Wonderland in April.

Across the Atlantic, Framingham’s AMC Theatre was host to an AP20 demo in June. Dealers and industry professionals were in attendance to hear the audio processor’s openness and clarity.

"The AP20 sounds brilliant with a clarity that is the best I've heard coming from a cinema audio processor,” stated John Allen, President of High Performance Stereo and responsible for tuning hundreds of premier theatre houses around the world.

The AP20 Audio Processor, along with Datasat’s full line of cinema products, can be viewed at Cine Expo in Booth #141.

 

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Source: THR's Heat Vision Blog

Director M. Night Shyamalan has begun shopping his latest project around town. As usual, the filmmaker is trying to keep details under wraps, although it has been revealed that the film already boasts previous Shyamalan collaborator Bruce Willis and stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper as attached names.

Shyamalan burst onto the scene with 1999's The Sixth Sense, only to see his directorial clout fall in the wake of poorly-received bombs such as The Village and Lady in the Water. The filmmaker tried to shake things up with The Happening, going for an R-rating for the first time, and made little headway in recapturing his former success.

The director recently completed a live-action adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Simply titled The Last Airbender (thanks to James Cameron's picture), Paramount made the decision to convert the film to 3D in post-production, and will open the film wide on July 1st. Tweet and facebook tracking data isn't compiled yet, but a hit could really help Shyamalan's leverage in getting this new project off the ground.

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