Hong Kong -- GDC Technology Limited ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, proudly announces today that its popular SX-2000 Digital Cinema Server with Integrated Media Block (IMB) is further enhanced with the addition of several new features. GDC cordially invites you for a demonstration of its latest product at CinemaCon, Booth # 1208A, on March 28 - 31, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Launched in March 2010, the GDC SX-2000 with IMB became an instant runaway success with over 1,000 units shipped worldwide to date. Adding to more than 7,000 units of earlier models of GDC servers already shipped, there are currently over 8,000 GDC digital cinema servers in operation worldwide. GDC's IMB is the only IMB that has been awarded FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, one of the highest level security requirements specified by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).

In the last 12 years of being a server manufacturer, GDC has continuously upgraded its range of products to ensure exhibitors receive the most cutting-edge technology which adds significant value to their business. The SX-2000 with IMB is GDC's latest product addition, a powerful and feature-rich server which is designed for DCI compliance and secure on content delivery as it can seamlessly integrate with all Series 2 DLP Cinema® Projectors. While retaining all the attractive features from legacy servers, such as instant playback of content from CRU drive, redundant hot swappable data drives and closed captioning support, the GDC SX-2000 with IMB has a number of powerful new features added to further enhance its technical capabilities, including:

• 12-bit 4:4:4 output images (left and right) providing the highest quality 3D playback and allowing for a much fuller color spectrum 500 times richer than that of a legacy server
• USB 3.0 interface support (optional)
• 3D Live support: RealD LIVE, SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D
• Up to 4TB storage (optional)
• MPEG4 playback

Overall, the GDC SX-2000 with IMB presents itself as a sophisticated and highly reliable digital cinema server, offering a future-proof 4K upgradable solution which requires no retraining of the user interface. "Perfecting our Integrated Media Block was not an easy task," said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "Being the first in the industry to receive the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 security certificate demonstrates GDC's deep understanding in the design of digital cinema servers, and our commitment to the industry. We invite you to join us at CinemaCon for a live demonstration of our latest new features which will differentiate your cinemas from the rest."

 

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Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Harkins Theatres announced today the ascension of Racheal Wilson to Senior Vice President and Tyler Cooper to Vice President. In their new roles, Wilson and Cooper will utilize their vast industry experience to build upon and expand Harkins success in movie exhibition.

Wilson has 23 years in the exhibition industry, including 18 years with Harkins Theatres. During her time  with Harkins, she has been instrumental in developing the Company's theatre operations and guest experience. Wilson formerly served as Director of Theatre Operations, District Manager and General Manager. In addition to theatre operations and guest services, Wilson will now assume responsibility for IT, Facilities, Engineering and overall Company leadership.

Cooper has been with Harkins Theatres for 13 years and in the exhibition industry for 18 years. In his previous position as Director of Business Development and Concessions, he was integral in leading Harkins Theatres to exceptional growth in theatre and corporate revenue streams. In addition to these responsibilities, in his new position, Cooper will assume more broad company leadership and the direction of Harkins' Marketing, Advertising and Corporate Sales.

"Harkins Theatres has always prided itself on having the best talent in the industry. Racheal and Tyler have  set the industry standard in  knowledge, leadership and vision. In these vital roles at Harkins Theatres, they  will keep us moving forward as we venture into a new era of moviegoing," said Mike Bowers, President and COO.

"We've been entertaining moviegoers for 78 years and have enjoyed some of our greatest growth and  success due to the dedication of Racheal and Tyler. I'm excited to see where we will go with their  guidance and leadership," said Dan Harkins, owner and CEO.

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Source: Deadline.com

Paul Giamatti is now signing on to play the manager of Stacee Jax's (played by Tom Cruise) band in the rock musical.

Source: THR.com

Julianne Hough will star alongside Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige in Rock of Ages, a new musical from director Adam Shankman. The project is being housed at New Line.

Rock of Ages follows the rise and fall of a young girlto be played by Houghin '80s Hollywood. Cruise will play a brash rocker who tries entice her into his lifestyle.

Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand both have roles in the film.

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Sucker Punch: 3,033 (NEW)
Rango: 3,645 (-198)
Battle: Los Angeles: 3,118 (-299)
Paul: 2,806 (+4)
Limitless: 2,805 (+49)
Red Riding Hood: 2,715 (-315)
The Lincoln Lawyer: 2,707 (+0)
The Adjustment Bureau: 2,279 (-381)
Mars Needs Moms: 2,170 (-947)
Beastly: 1,585 (-225)
Gnomeo & Juliet: 1,364 (-384)
Hall Pass: 1,204 (-701)
Just Go With It: 1,116 (-592)
The King's Speech: 1,062 (-187)

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