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DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.

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.

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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.

Industry Partners

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 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 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. 

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

ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 at Loews 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.

CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 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.

-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 

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

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(Los Angeles, CA—Apr 29, 2013

Cinedigm and ICAA Secure Virtual Print Fee Program to Benefit Independent Cinemas in Australia and New Zealand

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Independent Cinemas Association of Australia (“ICAA”) today announced the ICAA-Cinedigm Virtual Print Fee (“VPF”) program that will assist independent cinemas in Australia and New Zealand convert from 35mm projection systems to full DCI-compliant digital equipment.
The VPF program in Australia and New Zealand has thus far secured five (5) major studios each to a separately negotiated non-exclusive VPF agreement.  The five major studios include The Walt Disney Studios' Motion Pictures International (“Disney”), Twentieth Century Fox International Corporation (“Fox”), Paramount Pictures Australia Pty (“Paramount”), Sony Pictures Releasing International Corporation (“Sony”), and Universal Pictures International Australasia Pty Ltd (“Universal”).  Additionally, Cinedigm and ICAA are in final negotiations with Warner Bros. Pictures International (“Warner Bros.”), Roadshow Films Pty Ltd (“Roadshow”), and several independent distributors across Australia and New Zealand, including member distributors of the Australian Independent Distributors Association (“AIDA”). 
 “This is a very significant announcement. The signing of each of these agreements shows the commitment of these Hollywood studios to each separately support the capacity of independent cinemas to convert their projection systems to digital technology,” said Adrianne Pecotic, CEO of ICAA and ICAA Services Pty Ltd.  “It rewards the dedication, loyalty and patience of ICAA members who have made this program possible and who are investing in the digital future of local cinema in towns and regions all across Australia and New Zealand.”
The ICAA-Cinedigm Virtual Print Fee program has been made possible jointly by ICAA Services Pty Limited and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Australia Pty Limited working together to enable independent cinemas to transition to full digital technology.
“As the largest integrator of VPF agreements in the world, Cinedigm congratulates the studios and ICAA exhibitor members on this significant milestone,” said Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm.  “We look forward to working with ICAA to help independent exhibitors across Australia and New Zealand deploy and benefit from the enormous opportunities provided by digital cinema systems.”
The transition from 35mm film projection to digital projection systems is a worldwide motion picture industry effort and the costs to deploy this new technology are subsidized through contributions in the form of VPFs from distributors to digital cinema integrator companies.  In the US and Canada, Cinedigm has deployed more than 11,700 screens, has signed long-term VPF agreements with all the major studios and interim agreements with over one hundred independent distributors, and provides ongoing VPF administration. In addition to the ICAA program, the company is expanding internationally with deployment deals announced in the Caribbean islands and software deals announced in Brazil, UK, and Ireland.
Ms. Pecotic said that digital conversion and DCI compliance are amongst the most significant investment decisions cinema owners will make in the exhibition business.  “Independent cinemas include many small and regional businesses all over Australia and New Zealand that would not otherwise be able to afford the expense of converting from 35mm projection systems or have access to the technical know-how and support that is available through the supporting ICAA Network Operations Centre.” said Ms Pecotic.
Pecotic continued, “ICAA has invested significantly to provide our members with everything they need to navigate the digital conversion from equipment at project pricing, expert advice on installation and operational issues, and access to VPF agreements and specialist software. In view of the increasing pace of change in projected availability of 35mm stock, ICAA and Cinedigm have agreed with distributors that the ICAA Cinedigm VPF program will be open to all independent cinemas across Australia and New Zealand, subject to the terms and conditions under each VPF agreement, – not just ICAA member cinemas.”
The ICAA Services Network Operations Centre (“ICAA NOC”) has been established on a not for profit basis by ICAA Services Pty Limited to integrate with Cinedigm and the Cinedigm software systems to provide the monitoring and reporting requirements of the VPF program. “ICAA is delighted to confirm that the ICAA NOC now has 220 screens connected with their operators accessing the technical know-how and back up of the NOC’s dedicated staff,” Ms. Pecotic said.
For further information on how to participate in the ICAA-Cinedigm VPF program please contact Pauline Negline and +61 2 9858 1179.
About ICAA: The Independent Cinema Association of Australia (ICAA) is the cinema association of record for Australian independent cinemas with a membership ranging from single screens in rural areas through to metropolitan multiplex circuits.  ICAA has members in every state and territory in Australia representing nearly 540 screens across 143 cinema locations. An historic governance agreement between ICAA and the New Zealand Motion Picture Association (NZMPEA) brings shared representation to more than 650 member screens in Australia and New Zealand.  ICAA established ICAA Services Pty Limited as a wholly owned subsidiary to jointly establish with Cinedigm a VPF program the ICAA Services Network Operations Centre to enable the smooth transition to digital for all ICAA and NZMPEA members and other independent exhibitors in the region.

About Cinedigm: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm's digital cinema deployment organization, state of the art distributor and exhibition software, and marketing and distribution platform for alternative content and independent films are a cornerstone of the industry's digital cinema transformation. With the April acquisition of New Video, the world's largest aggregator of independent digital content and leading distributor of quality entertainment, CIDM has created a new full service end-to-end digital studio, enabling the Company to acquire and distribute independent films and specialty content both theatrically and via digital, mobile and home media platforms. Cinedigm Directory page
About Independent Cinema Association of Australia: The Independent Cinema Association of Australia (ICAA) is the cinemas association of record for Australian independent cinemas, with memberships ranging from single screens in rural areas through to metropolitan multiplex circuits. ICAA has members in every state and territory in Australia representing nearly 500 screens across 110 cinema locations.
Independent Cinema Association of Australia Directory page

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