The Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens will honor Ted Cooper, Senior Vice President, Head Film Buyer for Regal Entertainment Group, as the recipient of its 58th Annual Humanitarian Award. Mr. Cooper will be feted with a special Tribute Journal, published in his honor, in time for the Holiday Season of 2009. All monies raised from this annual fundraiser will benefit the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, a recreational and educational facility located in Astoria, Queens.

In making the announcement, Su Robotti, President of the Queens facility noted, "It is a great honor to pay tribute to such a caring and dedicated individual as Ted Cooper. Ted is one of the motion picture industry's true friends and a consummate professional who commands the respect and admiration of all who know him. It is an honor to bestow our 2009 Humanitarian Award upon him."

Ted Cooper has spent his entire career in the motion picture industry, starting out as an assistant theater manager in Philadelphia for General Cinema in 1976. Throughout his career he has distributed film for MGM, Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures in the Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and Boston markets. Ted Cooper's true passion has always been that of Film Buying, where he first broke in with Fox Theatres in Reading, PA and then with United Artists Theatres in New York, Atlanta and Dallas.

Now residing in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he works for Regal Entertainment Group, Ted has managed the consolidation of Edwards Theatres, United Artists Theatres, Hoyts Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Eastern Federal Cinemas, Signature Theatres as well as several independent exhibitors and now oversees more than 7,000 screens across the United States.

In addition to serving as an officer for Variety of Eastern Tennessee and a Board Member of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. Ted has supported the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club for more than 25 years.

Upon being honored with the 2009 Humanitarian Award, Ted Cooper joins an elite group of former honorees including Chuck Viane, Michael Campbell, Jack Foley, Clark Woods, Jeff Blake, Erik Lomis, Bruce Snyder, Tom Sherak and the 2008 honoree, Sheila DeLoach.

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NEW YORK - Kelly O'Connor, Senior Vice President Exhibitor and Marketing Services for Warner Bros., will receive the 2009 "Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award", it was announced by ShowEast Managing Director, Robert Sunshine. The award presentation will take place at the Final Night Banquet hosted by The Coca-Cola Company on October 29, 2009 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

"I can't think of a more deserving individual in our industry to receive this award than Kelly", noted Robert Sunshine. "Kelly has risen through the ranks at Warner Bros. and is responsible for creating wonderful relationships between exhibition and Warner Bros. She is well liked and respected and continues to work for, and support, the industry."

During her 20 year tenure at Warner Bros., O'Connor helped create and shape the Exhibitor Services department for Domestic Theatrical Distribution. She has developed and implemented strategies and oversees coordination between exhibitors and the studio, including placement of trailers and advertising materials for Warner Bros. Pictures in theatres in the U.S. and Canada. She has been a tireless and imaginative leader in finding new ways to bring Warner Bros. films to the attention of theatergoers. She has also initiated marketing opportunities with exhibitors and has developed programs to reach every part of the Warner Bros. audience, while staying on the cutting edge of the rapidly changing exhibition business through her excellent relationships and outstanding work ethic.

In addition to her accomplishments at Warner Bros., O'Connor is as past board member of Variety The Children's Charity and is a present board member of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. In the past decade, she has used her passion for running to help raise over $35,000 for various charities.

The "Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award" each year honors an executive who best represents the ideals and standards that the late Al Shapiro helped set during his distinguished career. It epitomizes his dedication, care and concern for the betterment of the motion picture industry. Last year Nancy Klueter, Vice President of Exhibitor Relations for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures received the "Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award." Previous recipients include Scott Forman, Patricia Gonzalez, Bud Stone, John Lundin and Steve Bunnell.

ShowEast 2009 will take place from October 26-29, 2009 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. It will feature numerous screenings of upcoming major films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the ShowEast Trade Show. An estimated 1,200 members of the motion picture industry are expected to attend. ShowEast, now in its 24th year, is produced by the Nielsen Film Group, a division of Nielsen Business Media.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (formerly AccessIT), the global leader in the digital cinema industry, today announced Georgia Theatre Company ("Georgia"), a Georgia -based cinema chain, will participate in Cinedigm's Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program. Georgia will purchase its own equipment and Cinedigm will manage the Virtual Print Fees (VPFs) for a ten-year term for 257 screens at 23 locations.

In Phase 2, Cinedigm has created an Exhibitor-Buyer financing option for exhibitors. When exhibitors choose this option, they select and purchase their own equipment and Cinedigm manages billing and collection of VPFs from movie distributors, receiving a fee for doing so. Exhibitors such as Georgia who select this option install Cinedigm Certified fully-networked digital cinema systems using one of the digital cinema equipment manufacturers with whom Cinedigm has agreements: Barco, Christie or NEC. Georgia will use Christie Digital Systems and Christie's Managed Services Division.

"Georgia Theatre Company has always prided itself on providing state-of-the-art facilities," said Bill Stembler, Chairman and CEO of Georgia Theatre Company. "We are excited to be partnering with Cinedigm and Christie to bring the highest quality digital experience to our customers."

Bud Mayo, chairman and CEO of Cinedigm, commented, "As the transition to digital cinema evolves, Cinedigm evolves. The Exhibitor-Buyer option within the Phase 2 deployment plan is a fine example. Georgia Theatre Company's enthusiasm for providing an excellent experience for its patrons is one of the many reasons we are confident that this conversion will continue to gain momentum."

"Georgia Theatre Company is one of the most respected companies in the greatest traditions of the exhibition industry," said Chuck Goldwater, president of Cinedigm's Media Services Group. "We are excited and proud to be working with Bill and Aubrey and their team to help them make the transition to digital cinema and achieve all the benefits and goals they want for their customers."

Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry's leading deployment program for Digital Cinema. It facilitates the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans.

To date, Cinedigm has contracted for and completed the rollout of nearly 4,000 systems in forty-one states with exhibitors including Atlas Theatres, Allen Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Celebration! Cinema, Cinema West, Cinetopia, Dickinson Theatres, Emagine, Galaxy Cinema, Marquee Cinemas, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, MJR Theatres, Neighborhood Cinema Group, Premiere Cinema Corp., Rave Motion Picture Theatres, Showplace Cinemas, UltraStar, and Cinedigm's own Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre.

Its Phase 2 plan aims to provide networked, turnkey Digital Cinema systems, in conformance with DCI specifications, for up to an additional 10,000 screens.

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Hong Kong - D-BOX Technologies Inc. [DBO.A on the TSX (Canada) Venture Exchange], a leader in motion technology for the entertainment industry, is pleased to announce it has established compatibility with the Digital Cinema servers manufactured by GDC Technology ("GDC"), one of the largest digital cinema solution providers in the world.

This latest announcement provides D-BOX an opportunity to further expand its business together with GDC, whose software-based digital cinema solution has garnered nearly 400 installations in North America and 2,000 internationally. GDC joins a growing number of D-BOX compatible digital equipment manufacturers that together represent a significant market share of the North American and international movie theatre markets.

Since its introduction, digital cinema technology has continued to grow on a global scale offering moviegoers a crisper, clearer movie experience. With the addition of digital cinema capabilities, movie theatres are able to feature digital 3-D movies, live satellite screenings and alternative content such as plays and musicals, as well as live concerts and sporting events

"We are thrilled to be compatible with GDC's Digital Cinema servers and we're looking forward to theatre installations combining our technologies," stated Claude Mc Master, President and CEO of D-BOX Technologies. "D-BOX Motion CodeTM is currently available in seven movie theatres throughout North America and has an aggressive rollout plan for new locations and a continuous flow of motion-enhanced movies, all for the benefit of moviegoers. Through compatibility with industry leaders, such as GDC, D-BOX is in a great position to ride the current digital wave within the theatrical industry."

"D-BOX's ground-breaking patented technology has opened up a whole new world to movie goers in their viewing experience," said Dr. Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "GDC is quick to recognize the significance of this new technology and we are glad that D-BOX has acted swiftly to establish compatibility with our servers, thus ensuring that our customers will be among the earliest to enjoy this latest technology."

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SAN DIEGO -- Sony is joining forces with movie theaters across the country to create a unique series of multi-player gaming events that highlight the potential of "alternative content" as an additional revenue source for exhibitors during non-peak times.

To support the release of the PlayStation3 title UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, Sony Computer Entertainment of America and Sony Digital Cinema Solutions and Services are producing four exclusive "sneak peek" events. Attendees will have the chance to play UNCHARTED 2 on the big screen, powered by Sony Electronics 4K digital cinema technology, which provides image resolution four times greater than high-definition consumer televisions.

"Sony 4K digital cinema technology delivers an enhanced viewing experience unlike anything seen in theaters before," said Mike Fidler, senior vice president of Sony Electronics' Digital Cinema Solutions and Services Group. "But it also offers exhibitors additional programming options from alternative content such as gaming events, simulcasts, pre-recorded concerts, and sporting events, to maximize a movie theater's profitability and fill auditoriums during non-peak times."

As the move to digital cinema continues, exhibitors across the United States are increasing their menu of services and amenities to elevate the theater-going experience, turning theaters into "digital entertainment destinations."

According to Fidler, this type of in-theater gaming event gives gamers and movie-going consumers an unprecedented out-of-home experience.

"As a total entertainment company, Sony is able to draw upon resources across its professional, consumer and content groups to create diversity and value for consumers and a practical solution for exhibitors," Fidler said.

The "sneak peek" events will take place on October 5 and 6, 6-11 p.m., at the following theaters:

- Landmark Embarcadero, San Francisco, Calif.
- Muvico Theaters, Rosemont, Ill.
- Muvico Theaters, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
- Lincoln Square Cinemas, Bellevue, Wash.

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