Daniel Benitez, chief technology officer of Bardan Cinema, and Bill Beck, The Laser Guy from Barco, have developed a fond friendship based on mutual respect and a love of the movies. Each brings a unique perspective on and experience with laser illumination for cinema: Benitez, as a third-generation cinema integrator
Interview with Alban Dechelotte, Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager, The Coca-Cola Company A lot of people outside of the gaming community have difficulty understanding the appeal of eSports. When did Coca-Cola see the potential of the concept? We began to see a shift in 2010, when online streaming platforms enabled fans
By Jason Kornfeld At CinemaCon 2015, Atom Tickets co-founders Ameesh Paleja and Matthew Bakal were eager to speak about their new theatrical mobile-ticketing platform. They had teamed up to simplify the moviegoing experience by creating a platform that could search for films instantly, invite friends, buy tickets, pre-order concessions, and more.
By James Devin, Chief Marketing Officer, Webedia Entertainment When I first started working in the exhibition industry in the spring of 2000, online movie ticket sales was still in its infancy and the company I worked for, Cinema-Source, was a tenant of Bow Tie Partners, whose history in exhibition dates
BoxOffice Trailer Throw Down brings you a special round up of new trailers for all things super heroic, scientific-fictitious and/or part of a larger shared universe. THOR: RAGNAROK Nets and chains may break his realm but Hulks and haircuts won’t hurt him. Of course by “him” we mean Thor, the god of thunder,
Madison Art Cinemas. Madison, Connecticut Responses by Arnold Gorlick, Owner SCREENS: 2 OCCUPANCY: Screen 1: 221. Screen 2: 202 TOP-PERFORMING TITLES (2016) Lion, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, A Man Called Ove, Moonlight, Florence Foster Jenkins, Lady in the Van TOP PERFORMING TITLES (ALL TIME) Silver Linings Playbook, Slumdog
Interview with Mark Zoradi, Chief Executive Officer, Cinemark Mark Zoradi succeeded Tim Warner as Cinemark CEO in August 2015. A 30-year veteran at Disney, Zoradi’s most recent posts include tenures as chief operating officer of DreamWorks Animation and president and COO of Dick Cook Studios. Crossing over to exhibition wasn’t
2016 was a rebound year for Lionsgate, the studio successfully transitioning from a tentpole-focused strategy to one that pursues relationships with heralded filmmakers while releasing a diverse set of films across a variety of genres. Their presentation at CinemaCon proved the company will remain committed to that approach. Footage from
Fox decided to emphasize exhibition’s roots in showmanship with its presentation, opening with an intricately choreographed dance number and closing with a slew of executives singing on stage. The studio’s highlights included an advance look at the upcoming survivalist drama The Mountain Between Us, starring Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, and
Each year in the lead-up to CinemaCon, journalists and exhibitors attempt to predict the topics and questions that will dominate the convention. This year, in addition to the regular wedge issues and hype concerning evolving distribution business models, an inopportune quote from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was getting outsize attention.