Category Archives: Exhibitor News

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NATO Code of Conduct – Well Done!

John Fithian, President, NATO, and Jackie Brenneman, Counsel and Director of Industry Relations, NATO, issued the following extremely direct and well written policy concerning harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior. As CinemaCon is upon us, this Code of Conduct is pointed there but the write up points out that it will be enforced at all NATO events. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

CinemaCon is the largest and most important gathering of the motion picture theater industry, with attendees from cinema companies, studios, vendors, and more from across the globe. All participants, attendees, speakers, sponsors, trade floor exhibitors, staff and volunteers at CinemaCon are required to agree with the following code of conduct. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and nonhostile environment for everybody.

The National Association of Theatre Owners is committed to allowing attendees to experience CinemaCon free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior. CinemaCon attendees violating this policy may have their credentials or access revoked without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Please note we will also be setting up an 24-hour hotline during convention dates, allowing attendees at any time to report the behavior if they are being harassed or witness someone else being harassed.

We value your attendance and appreciate your adherence to this policy.

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NATO Code of Conduct – Well Done!

John Fithian, President, NATO, and Jackie Brenneman, Counsel and Director of Industry Relations, NATO, issued the following extremely direct and well written policy concerning harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior. As CinemaCon is upon us, this Code of Conduct is pointed there but the write up points out that it will be enforced at all NATO events. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

CinemaCon is the largest and most important gathering of the motion picture theater industry, with attendees from cinema companies, studios, vendors, and more from across the globe. All participants, attendees, speakers, sponsors, trade floor exhibitors, staff and volunteers at CinemaCon are required to agree with the following code of conduct. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and nonhostile environment for everybody.

The National Association of Theatre Owners is committed to allowing attendees to experience CinemaCon free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior. CinemaCon attendees violating this policy may have their credentials or access revoked without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Please note we will also be setting up an 24-hour hotline during convention dates, allowing attendees at any time to report the behavior if they are being harassed or witness someone else being harassed.

We value your attendance and appreciate your adherence to this policy.

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EU Cinema-Going Report

UNIC LogoCinemaCon is the official event at which NATO will announce the stats for US (or perhaps North America) cinema going. 

But it is today that the Union Internationale des Cinémas – UNIC – released the partial totals from throughout the various countries for 2016. The news is basically positive. One great thing about EU numbers is that they get broken out with admissions as well as monetary income, something we don’t always see from other areas.

Another interesting fact waltz is seeing how well local movies did in each country. In 4 of the 28 countries, the top 3 movies were National productions, in another 3 it was the top 2, and in Turkey, all 5 of the top 5 were Turkish productions. Of course, Turkey is still working toward a quarter-million euro year, but they did have an increase of 2% box office (though a 3% decrease in attendance). 

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DCP Training Tutorials

It’s said that even at the end of the “Enlightenment” Era of western civilization – 1750, or so – that one could have all the great works in a library at home and have read them all during the course of active life. Now, not so much.

There’s always something new, and that newness comes in constant waves for each field of cinematography and post and to some extent, exhibition. Yet, where is the flow chart that describes what a doc or short or movie maker should know about the process of getting the digits at one end the the lens to the digits that flow out the other end?

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The Palette at the Exhibition End of the Artist’s Intent

Barco Innovation At Regal LA Live
At the turn of the century the potential of digital cinema was still being discovered. But the history of digital conversions had progressed through different sectors of entertainment technologies starting 25 years before, beginning with professional audio recording, then other post production tools and broadcast. Finally, several promising d-cinema demonstrations had been held in the late 90’s, and by Spring of 2002 a balance of requirements began their harmonization in ernest – the DCI era.

<>Originally posted at Celluloid Junkie

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The Palette at the Exhibition End of the Artist’s Intent

Barco Innovation At Regal LA Live
At the turn of the century the potential of digital cinema was still being discovered. But the history of digital conversions had progressed through different sectors of entertainment technologies starting 25 years before, beginning with professional audio recording, then other post production tools and broadcast. Finally, several promising d-cinema demonstrations had been held in the late 90’s, and by Spring of 2002 a balance of requirements began their harmonization in ernest – the DCI era.

<>Originally posted at Celluloid Junkie

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