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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.

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.

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.  

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering a wide range of solutions which help exhibitors to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.

AAM’s extensive portfolio, including Producer, Screenwriter, Lifeguard, MX4D, and HeyLED, touches over 42,000 screens worldwide, while their network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.

AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider.

Industry Partners

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.​ ​

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.

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.

Shows & Events

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 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

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

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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Hollywood, Ca—Sep 23, 2014

Hollywood Software Purchased from Cinedigm By Private Investors Led By Original Founder, David Gajda

Gajda To Return and Serve as Executive Chairman, Setting New Strategy and Direction for Company
Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), announced today that the company has sold its digital theatrical distribution and exhibition software division, Hollywood Software, to private investors led by David Gajda, one of the company’s original founders. The dispensation of the Cinedigm Software division stock was an all-cash transaction, effective immediately, it was announced by Cinedigm Chairman of the Board and CEO, Chris McGurk.
Hollywood Software develops the tools for managing all key elements of digital theatrical distribution and exhibition and was acquired by Cinedigm (previous name AccessIT) in 2003.   Hollywood Software's Theatrical Distribution System is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Their Digital Cinema Theatre Management System product was the pioneer product in the market place and is currently used to manage over 12,000 screens worldwide.  With Cinedigm moving more into content aggregation, and Hollywood Software developing solutions that were being used by the entire industry, it made sense to spin off the software division as a stand-alone company once again.

“Given Cinedigm’s headlong pivot into entertainment distribution, having a software company—one that often serves our competitors—no longer made sense,” said Chris McGurk, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cinedigm. “Advancing Hollywood Software’s growth as a stand-alone business, with Dave at the helm, makes abundantly more sense.  Dave built Hollywood Software into one of the leaders in the field of entertainment enterprise applications and is the perfect person to take the software company to the next level. I've known and worked with Dave for a long time and couldn't feel more confident about his ability.” 
“I’m delighted to be coming back to the company with a new management team and the backing of investors to develop the next generation of products and open up new markets for them,” said Gajda, Executive Chairman of Hollywood Software Inc. “It is now positioned to lead the way for the transformation of digital distribution worldwide.  As one of the founders, I am extremely familiar with the industry and I look forward to working with a group of talented people and loyal clients to deliver on the strategic objectives of the business.”
Gajda went on to say, “Our clients need to be at the heart of everything we do. I want this business to be client centric, known globally for its innovation and cost effective solutions. From a solutions point of view, we will be focusing on the core offerings of theatrical distribution and exhibitor (Distributor, EMS, TCC, Enterprise Web) products, with enhancements and new offerings being developed.”

Hollywood Software’s slate of products targeted to distributors and the exhibition community includes:
  • Digital Cinema Theatre Management System (TMS) was the pioneer product in the market place and is currently used to manage over 12,000 screens worldwide.
  • Distributor 3.0/TDS is installed in over 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, CBS Films, Lionsgate, IFC Films, Open Road Films, Relativity, Universal Pictures, and The Weinstein Company. The enterprise software streamlines the process of delivering content to exhibitor partners and provides film distributors, both large and small, with an unparalleled set of features to facilitate the efficient planning, booking and distribution of digital content to virtually any theater.   
  • Enterprise Web allows exhibitors to oversee their entire operation from anywhere in the world on any handheld or desktop device, creating circuit-wide efficiencies. The product features include show monitoring and reporting, as well as centralized title mapping, preshow programming and keys management.
  • Exhibitor Management System (EMS) provides a virtual staff of bookers and accountants working around the clock. It consolidates POS sales data, computes film rental liabilities, manages payments and updates your financial systems. EMS is installed in the home offices of some of the top U.S. theatre circuits including AMC Entertainment Inc., Carmike Cinemas and Goodrich Quality Theatres.
  • Theatre Command Center (TCC3) connects theatres, centralizes digital content management and automates the transfer of features, trailers and encryption keys. TCC is the only theatre management system that builds screen playlists automatically.   

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their distribution and exhibition businesses. 

About Cinedigm:
Since inception, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has been a leader at the forefront of the digital transformation of content distribution. Adapting to the rapidly transforming business needs of today’s entertainment landscape, Cinedigm remains a change-centric player focused on providing content, channels and services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. Cinedigm’s Content and Networks groups provide original and aggregated programming, channels and services that entertain consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more information, visit
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