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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.





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.



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.



SHARP 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 SHARP NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. SHARP 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.



GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.





Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services (STS) that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the world's leading cinema screen manufacturers that produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally.  





QSC is the global leader in cinema signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all applications within today's modern cinema entertainment center. 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.

Industry Partners



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 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.
 




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.



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 Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​



Shows & Events



CineAsia 2022 has been scheduled for Dec 5-8, 2022 in Bangkok.  Check links for more information.  The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.  Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.



CineEurope 2022, has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2022 in Barcelona.  CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




ShowEast 2022 scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 17-20, 2022 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.


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San Francisco—Feb 22, 2012

Dolby Congratulates Oscar-Nominated Sound Editors, Mixers, and Cinematographers

Dolby audio and imaging technologies used for Academy Award–nominated films
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that all Oscar®-nominated films in the Achievement in Sound Editing and Achievement in Sound Mixing categories were released with Dolby® audio technologies.In addition, the Dolby Professional Video Reference Monitor was used in a number of Oscar-nominated films in the Achievement in Cinematography category.

“From everyone at Dolby, we want to congratulate the nominees and thank them for trusting Dolby technologies in their award-nominated work,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. “We’re excited to continue to provide the leaders of the audio and imaging world with the services and technologies they need to produce such amazing movies.”

This marks the 34th consecutive year that films released with Dolby audio technologies have earned Academy Award®nominations for outstanding sound quality. Recognized as the de facto standard for high-quality audio in cinema, Dolby’s audio technologies—including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX™, and Dolby Surround 7.1 formats—have dramatically enhanced the moviegoing experience.

Since the launch of Dolby Surround 7.1 in June 2010, more than 50 feature films have been released or are set to be released in this format, including three of the five films nominated in the category of achievement in sound mixing: Paramount Pictures’ Hugoand Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Touchstone Pictures’ War Horse. With Dolby Surround 7.1 reaching approximately 3,400 global installations, studios are embracing the latest audio format globally.

Last year, the company launched the Dolby Professional Video Reference Monitor, an extremely consistent, accurate reference monitor for creating any type of color-critical content. The award-winning Dolby Professional Reference Monitor was used on films nominated for cinematography, including Sony Pictures Releasing’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Touchstone’s War Horse.
 
The 84th annual Academy Awards program is scheduled to be televised live from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio by ABC on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET.
 
Nominees for Achievement in Sound Editing
Drive (FilmDistrict, a Bold Films, OddLot Entertainment, and Marc Platt Production)
Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
Dolby Digital
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures Releasing, a Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Production)
Ren Klyce
Dolby Digital
 
Hugo (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures and GK Films Production)
Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures Production)
Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
War Horse (Touchstone, a DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment Production)
Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
Nominees for Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures Releasing, a Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Production)
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, and Bo Persson
Dolby Digital
 
Hugo (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures and GK Films Production)
Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
Moneyball (Sony Pictures Releasing, a Columbia Pictures Production)
Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, David Giammarco, and Ed Novick
Dolby Digital
 
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures Production)
Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Peter J. Devlin
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
War Horse (Touchstone, a DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment Production)
Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, and Stuart Wilson
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
Nominees for Achievement in Cinematography
The Artist (The Weinstein Company, a La Petite Reine/Studio 37/La Classe Americaine/JD Prod/France3 Cinema/Jouror Productions/uFilm Production)
Guillaume Schiffman
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures Releasing, a Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Production)
Jeff Cronenweth
 
Hugo (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures and GK Films Production)
Robert Richardson
 
The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight, a River Road Entertainment Production)
Emmanuel Lubezki
 
War Horse (Touchstone, a DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment Production)
Janusz Kaminski
 
About Dolby Surround 7.1
The latest innovation from a pioneer in cinema sound, Dolby Surround 7.1 improves the spatial dimension of soundtracks and enhances audio definition. The result is full-featured audio that better matches the visual impact of movies.
 
Enabling content creators to mix in a discrete 7.1 format, Dolby Surround 7.1 provides four surround zones to better orchestrate audio channels in a movie theater environment. The four surround zones incorporate the traditional Left Surround and Right Surround with new Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right zones. The addition of the two Back Surround zones enhances directionality in panning 360 degrees around the theater.
 
About the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor
Filling the gap left by the CRT, the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor delivers true blacks, exceptional dark detail, high contrast, wide dynamic range, and precise color rendering. It is one of the most consistent, accurate reference monitors for creating any type of entertainment content.


About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: Dolby revolutionizes the science of sight and sound into truly unique experiences. Through innovative research and engineering, we create transformative experiences for billions of people worldwide through a collaborative ecosystem spanning artists, business partners, and consumers. The experiences people have –with Dolby Cinema, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio, and Dolby Voice –revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work. 

For the Cinema Industry, Dolby offers a full range of audio, imaging, accessibility, and content management solutions designed to give audiences the most spectacular, fully immersive cinema experience available to date. We collaborate with exhibitors, dealers, and the industry at large to deliver product solutions that are more innovative, flexible, cost-efficient, and scalable than ever before. 

Dolby Laboratories is based in San Francisco with offices in over 20 countries around the globe.
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