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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.




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.

 





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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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. 



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.



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.

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. 



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 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.

Shows & Events



Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, to be held November 20 -22, 2018 at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference will focus on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and Africa and will include key speakers and presenters to outline opportunities and issues for the industry. The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, Balkans and Africa are at an early stage in their growth and development, but in combination they offer a significant opportunity for investors, studios, distributors, exhibitors and the specialist supply chains to the industry



The MENA Cinema Forum will be held October 28-29, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 
The MENA region is one of the fastest growing markets for the cinema industry.  The MENA Cinema Forum will bring together the entire spectrum of stakeholders involved within the cinema sector including but not limited to local and international governments, investment companies, mall owners, cinema operators and exhibitors, suppliers and industry leaders, to address the growing requirements of the cinema market within the region.




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.



ShowEast 2018,  held in Miami from October 22-25, 2018 at the 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.



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.




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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 atadmin@icaa.asn.au 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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