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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.



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.



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.  





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.



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.



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.





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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.





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.

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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 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 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 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.
 


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



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.



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 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.


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Paris—Jul 31, 2015

Ymagis' Bid to Take Over Eclair Group’ Businesses Accepted By the Nanterre Commercial Court

Ymagis Group (ISIN: FR0011471291, TICKER: MAGIS), the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, has announced that its offer to take over the businesses and certain assets of Eclair Group was accepted today by the Nanterre Commercial Court as part of the company's rehabilitation proceedings, which began on 12 June 2015.
 
Eclair was founded in 1907 by industrialist Charles Jourjon, who joined the tradition of the great pioneers of French cinema such as Léon Gaumont and Charles Pathé. The Group has a very long history as a trustworthy partner for the film industry. Its name is recognised worldwide for the quality of its services, as well as several innovations that have marked the motion picture industry, especially the invention of different type of cameras.
 
Over the last few years, Eclair Group has been severely hit by the sharp decline in its photochemical activities due to the transition of the whole industry from film print to digital. The group significantly reduced its revenue and workforce, which considerably affected its financial position. After several years of restructuring, the Group has refocused on future-oriented activities grounded in four major areas: localisation businesses (subtitling, dubbing, etc.), content distribution services, film and video restoration, and postproduction. Eclair Group's consolidated financial statements show that in 2014 it generated €37.7m in revenue, almost entirely from the French market, and negative operating income of €3.5m.
 
Under the terms of the offer, Ymagis will purchase Eclair Group's operating activities, its holdings in several subsidiaries in France, Germany and Morocco, tangible assets including property and some intangible assets. Ymagis will not take over any liabilities incurred by Eclair Group before the judgment deciding about the cession plan.
 
To manage the businesses acquired, Ymagis will create two new subsidiaries that will be wholly-owned by Ymagis SA: Eclair Media SAS taking over the content distribution and localisation services, and Eclair Cinéma SAS being responsible for postproduction and restoration.
 
These businesses will complement Ymagis Group's existing "Content Services" division in terms of digital content delivery to movie theatres, opening the group up to new developments in video businesses (services for TV channels, VOD platforms, etc.). Ymagis' goal is to develop these activities internationally once Eclair's restructuring has been completed.
 
Of the 320 people currently employed by Eclair Group, 233 will join the new structures Eclair Media SAS and Eclair Cinéma SAS as well as the subsidiaries taken over. A team of specialists dedicated to managing these activities will be recruited and will report to Ymagis' management committee.
 
Ymagis will pay €670k to acquire these assets, including inventory. Furthermore, Ymagis will contribute €217k to the redundancy programme for employees not kept on, and will assume responsibility for €337k in fees owed to specific suppliers in order to ensure the businesses can continue operating. The total amount of approximately €1.2m will be fully financed by the company's own equity. The Group is now in talks with its financial partners to optimise the financing of its operational cash flow.
 
The takeover comes into effect on 1 August 2015. The Eclair Group's earnings will be consolidated starting from that date.
 
"We are very pleased that Eclair Group, whose name is firmly imprinted in the cinema history, has joined our team. This transaction will create an alliance between tradition and modernity and is part of our strategy to develop our business portfolio. Eclair will help Ymagis Group offer new services to content providers, with promising opportunities for further international expansion", said Jean Mizrahi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ymagis. "We will put our expertise, technical knowledge, business skills and international network to work in rejuvenating the century-old company, whose name is respected worldwide. The goal is to help Eclair recover its past glory."


About Ymagis Group: The Ymagis Group is a leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides innovative solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema), producers, right-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, VOD/S-VOD platform operators and video publishers.


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