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Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.


DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.

USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.

Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey. 

Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in 65 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.

NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.

Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.

CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.

Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.

Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.

GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.

Cielo is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access Cielo from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.

Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.


The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.

For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 

The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 

The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.

Shows & Events

CineAsia 2018, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 10-13, 2018.  Attendees will get the chance to hear about the current trends and new state-of-the-art technologies in the motion picture industry. Nowhere else in Asia can you accomplish as much in a short period of time to sustain, and help grow, your business in the year to come. Join your cinema exhibition, distribution, and motion picture industry colleagues to network; and see product presentations and screenings of major Hollywood films soon to be released in Asia. Attendees will also get the opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you will find the latest equipment, products, and technologies to help make your theatre a must-attend destination.

CinemaCon, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.

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New York—Apr 29, 2005

Wagner and Cuban's 2929 Entertainment Pacts with Steven Soderbergh for Six High-Def Films, Each to Be Released Simultaneously Across Theatrical, Television & Home Video Platforms

2929's "Day and Date" Concept Stacks Traditional Release Windows
Forging a groundbreaking partnership with a filmmaker known for his avant-garde vision, 2929 Entertainment through its HDNet Films production arm has inked an agreement with Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh to direct six high-definition films. The company, which partners Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban have steadily built into a vertically integrated venture, intends to mine its diverse holdings in order to produce, distribute and deliver each of the Soderbergh films simultaneously across theatrical, TV and home video platforms. The result will create a new "day-and-date" paradigm that collapses traditionally staggered release windows and gives consumers a choice, for the first time, regarding how and when they want to see a film. Final deal points were negotiated at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Wagner serves on the board of the Tribeca Film Institute.

Soderbergh will have creative control over the films' content, each produced in 1080i high-definition format through HDNet Films. Currently in production is the first project, Bubble, a murder mystery set in a small town in Ohio. Other projects will be announced shortly, as will the cross-platform release date of Bubble.

Beginning life at HDNet Films, the half-dozen projects will move through a content pipeline constructed almost exclusively from 2929 Entertainment properties. With distribution through its Magnolia Pictures label, domestic theatrical exhibition will take place initially at Landmark Theatres while TV audiences can concurrently see them through 2929's high-definition cable channel, HDNet Movies. 2929 is presently negotiating home video arrangements and also finalizing plans for worldwide distribution.

Wagner and Cuban have long imagined the mutual benefits of a "day-and-date" release strategy, using the digital environment as an organic conduit in the process. Allowing 2929 Entertainment to reap production and promotion efficiencies - streamlining the production and post-production processes; consolidating a film's marketing spend into a single, shorter space; eliminating prints and shipping costs - the approach also caters to the increasing choice-consciousness of consumers in a digital world. The Soderbergh high-def projects will be the first slate of simultaneous releases in movie history, while 2929 Entertainment is initially using the day-and-date release format on HDNet Films' first release, the documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Following its premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the project was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures on April 22 concurrent with its television debut on HDNet Movies.

"Given his prolific creativity and expertise for directing quality projects, Steven Soderbergh is the ideal partner to begin this venture," stated 2929 Entertainment's Wagner. "From a consumer standpoint, it's about choice. We're letting people decide, for the first time, if they want to go out or stay home when a movie debuts. We specifically want to reward HDNet Movies subscribers with great, innovative films they can't see anywhere else on TV."

Commenting on his partnership with 2929 Entertainment, Soderbergh stated, "I'm excited to work with Todd and Mark and appreciate the freedom to create independent films under this new distribution model.
All of us see consumer choice driving the future of the movie industry, and this is a giant leap in that direction."

Following his Oscar-nominated breakthrough film Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Steven Soderbergh has distinguished himself as a preeminent filmmaker, directing such projects as Erin Brokovich, Traffic, Solaris, Ocean's Eleven and its sequel Ocean's Twelve, while serving as producer or executive producer of such films as Pleasantville, Insomnia, Far from Heaven, Confessions of A Dangerous Mind and the upcoming science fiction thriller A Scanner Darkly.

2929 Entertainment (, created by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban, is a diversified media and entertainment company that owns 100% of Rysher Entertainment, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures Distribution, and also holds an interest in Lions Gate Entertainment.
The company also owns two movie production companies, 2929 Productions and HDNet Films, along with HDNet and HDNet Movies, two general entertainment high-definition television networks available on most major cable and satellite providers.

Through its acquisition of Rysher, 2929 owns syndication rights to television shows such as "Hogan's Heroes" and "Star Search." Landmark Theatres is the nation's largest theater chain devoted to art and independent film, with 59 theaters in 22 markets. Magnolia Pictures Distribution is an independent distribution company that distributed the Academy-award nominated "Capturing the Friedmans" and has recently released "Woman Thou Art Loosed" and "Ong Bak." 2929 Productions produces films in the $10 - $40 million budget range, and has released "Godsend," "Criminal," and "The Jacket," a co-production with Section Eight. Upcoming 2929 releases include "Good Night and Good Luck" and "Akeelah and the Bee." HDNet Films, which produces smaller-budget movies shot exclusively in high definition, released "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" on April 22, and is in production on "Over the Mountains," "Quid Pro Quo" and "All Fall Down."

About 2929 Entertainment: 2929 Entertainment, created by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban, is a Dallas and Los Angeles-based entertainment content and production company. 2929 Entertainment is the parent company of Rysher Entertainment. Rysher owns a substantial film and television programming library, including various distribution rights to shows including "Nash Bridges," "Hogan's Heroes," "Sex and the City," and the rights to "Star Search." 2929 Also recently acquired Landmark Theatres which consists of 185 screens throughout the United States. 2929 Entertainment Directory page

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