NEW YORK -- The Cinema Advertising Council (CAC), a national non-profit trade association which serves cinema advertising sellers, the theatrical exhibition community and the advertising community, announced that Cliff Marks has been elected president and chairman of the industry association, and Loren Venturi-Miller executive director. Effective immediately, they join Bob Brouillette and Laura Adler, returning as treasurer and secretary, respectively.

"With cinema advertising having grown 28% in the past three years, it's an exciting time to be in this segment of the business," said Mr. Marks, who previously held the position of CAC president and chairman from 2006-2007. "Advertisers and agencies are finding new and creative ways to embrace the complete cinema environment, as well balanced part of any sight, sound and motion marketing effort. From on-screen spots and pre-shows that feature thoughtful, branded entertainment, to integration of 3-D, mobile and other new technologies into cinema campaigns - and the CAC and its members will continue to guide the industry as it evolves."

Mr. Marks is also the president of sales and marketing at National CineMedia (NCM), a position he has held since 2002, and was recently identified as #17 on the 2010 "Mediaweek 50" which lists top executives in the advertising and media industry who "advanced innovation, revenue and influence for their companies." Prior to joining NCM, he was SVP national sales for ESPN/ABC Sports from 1989-2002, and a network TV buyer at BBDO Advertising from 1984-1987. He holds a BS in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Florida.

Ms. Venturi-Miller is also the senior VP of national and regional sales at Screenvision, where she has been for over 12 years. There, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the company's national and regional sales efforts as well as overseeing the respective teams in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Dallas and Chicago. She is also responsible for the development of engaging cinema advertising platforms as well as the advancement of long-term relationships with key accounts. Prior to joining Screenvision, she worked in executive sales and marketing for Hatchette Filipacchi Media for seven years.

Mr. Brouillette has been a CAC officer since 2004. He is also NCM's senior vice president of business development, where he is challenged to identify and capture sponsorship opportunities, forge new business partnerships with other entertainment and media companies, and create new media solutions for undeveloped NCM client categories. Prior to his time at NCM, Mr. Brouillette held several senior level positions throughout his 17 years in the media industry, including executive VP, marketing and business development at Fanfare Media Works as from 2000-2002; senior VP, marketing and business and at News America Marketing from 1997-2000; and senior VP, sales and marketing for SPAR Marketing Force from 1993-1997. Mr. Brouillette holds a BS from Iowa State University.

Ms. Adler is president of A&G Marketing Group, Inc., and serves clients in both the for-profit and not-for profit sectors, including the CAC which she's managed since its inception in 2003. Ms. Adler worked at National Cinema Network for more than 18 years, where she started her career as an account executive in 1986. She was promoted in 1996 to vice president of marketing and public relations. Ms. Adler graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Brainy Camps Association of Children's National Medical Center.

 

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SHOWEAST, Orlando -- GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce it has been selected by Santa Rosa ("SR") Entertainment Group for its 3,000 seat booth-less digital cinema project at its new Blue Oaks Cinema 16 multiplex in Rocklin CA. The equipment will be installed by Portland, Oregon-based American Cinema Equipment ("ACE"), a premiere equipment and service provider for theatres. Blue Oaks Cinema 16 is slated to open in November, just in time for the many upcoming holiday movie releases.

The Tocchini family has had a long history of innovation in theater exhibition. In the 1920's, its Strand Theater showed the first "Talkies" in Santa Rosa. Today, SR Entertainment Group operates, designs, builds and renovates many state-of-art theatres, and the family tradition of innovation continues with its new groundbreaking booth-less Blue Oak Cinema 16.

"The compact nature of digital cinema technology lends itself to innovative design possibilities," said Larry Jacobson, owner of Digital Cinema Development, Inc. ("DCD"), the theater design company responsible for transforming the old Mervyns' store into the Blue Oaks Cinema 16. "Mounting the projectors on lifts at the rear of the auditoriums creates a very cost effective solution."

"The cost savings we realized by converting the old Mervyns' store would not have been possible without the digital cinema technology and booth-less solution," said Dan Tocchini, President and CEO of SR Entertainment Group. "This savings enabled us to install best of breed furnishings and equipment. GDC's digital server solution was a natural fit".

"It is a pleasure to announce GDC as our digital cinema server provider for our new Blue Oaks location. GDC is a leader in the digital cinema server field with a reputation for outstanding service and consistent technological advances," said Neil Pearlmutter, VP of Operations and New Development of SR Entertainment Group. "GDC's "future-proof" solution will allow Blue Oaks to remain contemporary for years to come".

"We are proud that SR had the confidence in us and picked GDC as the sole server provider for this trendsetting project. The Blue Oaks cinema design is a first in the industry and GDC is honoured to be associated with SR and Larry Jacobson boasting such innovations," said Dr Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "GDC is a firm believer in innovation and we look forward to working with SR and Larry in the near future."

 

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ORLANDO, October 11, 2010-At ShowEast 2010 today, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced it has reached major digital cinema product milestones, demonstrating its continued leadership in the cinema industry spanning four decades. Since launching its digital cinema technologies, Dolby has attained the following landmark achievements:

o Shipped more than 6,000 Dolby® Screen Servers since November 2005
o Shipped more than 5,500 Dolby 3D Digital Cinema systems since November 2007
o Shipped more than 4,000 Dolby CP750 Digital Cinema Processors since March 2009
o Conducted more than 1,000 global installations of Dolby Surround 7.1 since June 2010

"This year Dolby celebrates 40 years of delivering innovative sound solutions to the cinema industry. In that time, more than 25,000 films have been released using Dolby technology. Moreover, every film given an Academy Award® for sound mixing in the last 30 years has had a soundtrack utilizing Dolby audio technologies," said John Carey, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Professional Products and Services, Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby has helped filmmakers to realize and preserve their creative vision and to deliver movies that immerse audiences in the story. Dolby is proud to continue in that tradition with its newest image and sound innovations delivering the ultimate entertainment experience."

Dolby 3D and Dolby Surround 7.1 together provide a premium entertainment experience by enabling the creation of fully immersing audio and 3D imagery and delivering that content as the artist or director intended. Whether it's introducing sharp, realistic 3D images or providing rich audio definition, Dolby technologies make it possible to create a compelling sensory experience.

Launched with Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3 and released with Disney's Step Up 3D, Dolby Surround 7.1 is one of the most quickly adopted audio formats ever released by Dolby.

"Skywalker Sound was thrilled to partner with Pixar and Dolby Laboratories to create the new 7.1 format for Toy Story 3. Our creative collaboration with Dolby goes back many years, and the enhanced soundtrack is a true benefit for filmmakers and audiences alike," said Tom Myers, Supervising Sound Editor, Re-Recording Mixer, Skywalker Sound. "During the mix, audio elements are laid out on close to 1,000 tracks, all playing simultaneously to provide maximum flexibility, and precise placement of sound."

In addition, the following six films with Dolby Surround Sound 7.1 will be released soon:
o Disney's Tangled, November 24, 2010
o Disney's TRON: Legacy, December 17, 2010
o DreamWorks Animation's Megamind, November 5, 2010
o Touchstone Pictures's Gnomeo and Juliet, February 11, 2011
o Twentieth Century Fox's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, December 10, 2010
o Twentieth Century Fox's Gulliver's Travels, December 22, 2010

Dolby Surround 7.1 is being used in movies all over the world. Last month's premiere of Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen signified the first Chinese film to be released in Dolby Surround 7.1. This month, Los Ojos De Julia (Julia's Eyes) will be released at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain making it the first European film to use the format.

To locate a theater near you that is equipped with Dolby Digital Cinema, Dolby 3D, or Dolby Surround 7.1 visit: http://bit.ly/8l8Spy

 

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