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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.



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.



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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.





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.





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.

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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.



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.​ ​





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. 



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. 

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




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.



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.



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.


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Beijing—Dec 6, 2012

Dolby Atmos Brings The Guillotines to Life

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and We Pictures today announced that the studio’s release of The Guillotines (China release: December 20, 2012) will be mixed and released in Dolby® Atmos™, the new audio format that has revolutionized the experience of sound in entertainment. The film will be mixed at MBS Studios in Hong Kong, which has recently been equipped with Dolby Atmos capability.

“Dolby Atmos is one of our most significant innovations in years and offers an extremely lifelike sensory experience,” said Mike Chao, Managing Director, Dolby Laboratories, Greater China. “Whether it’s the sound of flying weapons or kung fu movements, Dolby Atmos will transport moviegoers right into the onscreen adventure of the emperor’s SWAT team during the Qing dynasty.”

The Guillotines is directed by widely acclaimed and award-winning director Andrew Lau, famous for directing the Infernal Affairs trilogy. “As directors, we used to ask postproduction sound mixers to design realistic background sounds,” said Andrew Lau. “While cinema sound effects have been dramatically enhanced from 5.1 to 7.1, Dolby Atmos has revolutionized the 5.1- and 7.1-channel experience. It is a new audio technology that exponentially expands the space of the action and brings audiences a more lifelike experience than ever before.”

Award-winning sound designer and sound mixer Kinson Tsang will be at the helm of the Dolby Atmos mix. Founder of MBS Studios, Kinson Tsang has won multiple awards, including four Hong Kong Film Awards, five Taipei Golden Horse awards, two Golden Bauhinia awards, one award from the Asia Pacific Film Festival, and one from the Fajr International Film Festival. “Dolby Atmos is definitely the most powerful sound technology I’ve ever used,” said Kinson Tsang. “It offers an immersive sound experience to audiences, and it allows us to fully unleash the creative potential and bring the story more fully to life. It’s like a dream come true for all filmmakers.”

The list of theatres selected to show The Guillotines in Dolby Atmos will be made available closer to the release date on dolby.com.cn and Dolby’s Sina weibo page @Dolby.

About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos brings a powerful new listening experience to the cinema with more natural, realistic sound that truly envelops the audience. It is an end-to-end solution that helps mixers, studios, and distributors dramatically improve the audio experience. The Dolby Atmos platform makes it easy for content creators to create immersive soundscapes, and it ensures the best possible audience experience, regardless of theatre configuration or the number of speakers.

Hollywood studios including Disney/Pixar (Brave), Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Animation (Rise of the Guardians), Twentieth Century Fox (Taken 2, Chasing Mavericks, Life of Pi), and Warner Bros. (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) have adopted the Dolby Atmos format, increasing the count of 2012 Dolby Atmos titles to six.

In 2013, three Hollywood studio titles, including Gravity and Pacific Rim from Warner Bros. and Star Trek into Darkness from Paramount Pictures, are already scheduled to receive the Dolby Atmos treatment, with additional studio titles to follow.

International movie productions are currently in the works or will be started in 2013 by movie studios in China, France, Germany, India, Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Acclaimed Chinese director Andrew Lau’s The Guillotines joins the growing list of international titles.

About The Guillotines
Arguably history’s first SWAT team, this covert assassination squad of the emperor was composed of young street thugs who had been killing for food and survival since they were kids. Trained to use the Guillotines, the deadliest weapon ever invented, they competed with one another to be the best killer. Merciless and arrogant, they had been living life on the fast lane, until one day it was revealed they had been killing the wrong people for the wrong side. As they were ambushed by another team of killers, and the hunters became the hunted, they were forced to kill for their survival again or faced imminent annihilation.

Produced by   Jojo Hui, Andrew Lau, Peter Chan
Directed by     Andrew Lau
Cast                 Huang Xiaoming
                        Ethan Juan
                        Li Yuchun
                        Shawn Yue
                        Boran Jing

About We Pictures
We Pictures Ltd., founded by well acclaimed Hong Kong director Peter Ho-sun Chan (Perhaps Love, The Warlords, Bodyguards and Assassins, Wu Xia) is a new breed of film company, set to transform the outlook of Chinese language cinema.

The first film from the new stable is Bodyguards and Assassins, which is produced and directed by Peter Chan and Teddy Chen respectively. It is an event blockbuster released in Dec. 2009 to critical and commercial success. Also, Bodyguards and Assassins scored another 8 wins for Peter Chan, and making his 3 films (Comrades, Almost a Love Story, The Warlords, Bodyguards and Assassins) the first, second and third record holder of the number of statues won in the 30 years’ history of the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Under the framework of We Pictures, the renowned helmers will bring their artistic sensibilities and extensive experience with film industries in both the East and the West to help some of the most promising talents in the region translate their ideas into film projects that will not only score in the box office but win the hearts of a large audience.

Hong Kong will serve as a creative base to develop film projects, which will be overseen by a panel of consultants comprised of filmmaking professionals, media experts and academics to ensure that these film projects can gauge the interests of a much larger and culturally diversified audience. Every aspect of a film from production to distribution and promotion will all be conducted under the roof of We Pictures Ltd.

The martial arts blockbuster Wu Xia, directed and produced by Peter Chan, was the only Chinese language film to be invited into the Official Selection in the 64th Cannes Film Festival. It is also honored with 12 nominations in the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards. Pictures’ latest project The Guillotines,produced by Peter Chan and directed by Andrew Lau, will be released in late 2012.




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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