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Detroit Docs is currently accepting submissions to this year's festival, slated to take place October 22-26, 2008!We are interested in both traditional documentaries, as well as works that aesthetically or conceptually challenge the conventions of documentary film. Please pass this information to anyone who might be interested in submitting work to this year's festival. One month and two days left for the deadline! Entry deadline is July 1st, with July 15th for late entries.Check us out - www....

WOW pvp arena: Fighting in the Arena

Fighting in the Arena Once you have your team set up, it's time to prove your might in the Arena. You get into an Arena match like you join a Battleground: talk to an Arena Battlemaster and select the type of match you want to queue for. You can select either a ranked game or a skirmish, which is a practice fight that won't impact your Team Rating. Once your team is in the queue, the matchmaking system will look for other teams with a suitable ranking for you to play against. When...

XDC, official partner of Cannes

As the Official Partner of the Cannes Film Festival, XDC is providing all of the necessary equipment and expertise to support over 100 digital screenings including the parallel sections during the May competition, to more than 18 Cannes theatre rooms - including the famous Louis Lumière auditorium.A focus on XDC during the 61st Cannes Film Festival. XDC Booth #206 is installed in the “Village International Pantiero” along the Cannes harbour. We are sharing the booth with Wallimage, the Wall...

XDC has signed with four major distributors to deploy 8,000 DC installations across Europe.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (“Warners”), Paramount Pictures Corporation (“Paramount”), Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (“Fox”) and The Walt Disney Studios (“Disney”) will support XDC, acting as a Deploying Entity, in order to roll out and fund digital systems for theatrical presentations in several countries in Europe. Under the terms of the agreements, Warners, Paramount, Fox and Disney have independently agreed to supply European exhibitors with their feature films i...

IFTA expressed its support for Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008

In a letter sent to today to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), which represents 180 independent film and television producers and distributors, expressed its support for H.R. 5353, the “Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008.”The letter sent to Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Fred Upton (R-MI) supports “the bill’s goal of ensuring nondiscrimination so that diverse content and ...


THE PACT TO PREMIERE ON DVD AND TELEVISION MAY 4th! THE PACT is also now available on DVD for $19.99, plus shipping & handling. Please visit Spark's online store in order to purchase your discounted copy today! The first 100 orders will receive a free PACT poster! The DVD is the extended version of the film that screened at the film festivals and contains over 20 more minutes of footage than the broadcast program!Purchase DVD at:  ...


By Maria Esteves - April 2, 2008 Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Expo (SESNY08) was held at the Hilton Hotel, March 17-20, 2008. SES, annually present global technological advances in the search engine marketing industry. This year's conference included keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, workshops, exhibit halls, special events, receptions, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Training, and the launch of SES Magazine. The SESNY08 Opening Keynote Presentatio...

Digital Distribution Is Hot Topic At European Film Market

  Wednesday, February 13-------The new age of digital cinema, and how it will effect everything from production to distribution to exhibition, was the hot topic at this past weekend's EFM Industry Debates, sponsored by the European Film Market (EFM) and its official main partner Arts Alliance Media (AAM). Building on the success of last year’s collaboration, this year’s debates dealt with the opportunities and challenges of digital film distribution and sales. Under the heading “...

World Premiere of Spanish-Mexican feature 3:19 Full of Heartwarming Synchronicity

Chance and Happenstance, the World Premiere of the Spanish Film 3:19  by Felicia TomaskoOn a whim, we walked into one of the screenings of the world premiere of 3:19. The danger is that this story could be depressing. After all, it takes its title from the Genesis passage ending “for dust you are and to dust you will return.” One 26-year-old member of a trio of friends is dying of terminal cancer. While this story of friendship, love and loss could conceivably be dark and mournful, director...


IFFS Europe 2008 Call for Papers Now Open

The film festival community is growing at an explosive rate with over 2,000 film festivals world wide and more cropping up each year. There has never been a better time to get involved to share information and network with this growing community.IFFS is looking for accomplished and experienced professionals involved in film festival and the entertainment industry. The professionals that are best suited are those individuals who can share real world experience, discuss trends and issues in-depth,...

Sci-Fi Producer of The Man From Earth Thanks Internet Pirates For Sharing His Film

While the conundrum facing the film industry over Internet piracy heats up, one producer of an independent low-budget film has taken matters into his own hands... The day after the DVD release (11/13/07) of his film Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth, producer Eric D. Wilkinson took the groundbreaking step to directly address peer-to-peer file sharing constituents. On the blog he thanked the "pirates" for downloading his film. He also requested that they spread the word, buy...

CGR Cinémas go fully digital, team with AAM

Circuit George Raymond (“CGR Cinémas”), one of France’s largest cinema chains and Arts Alliance Media (“AAM”), Europe’s leading provider of digital distribution services, have reached an exclusive agreement for the deployment of digital cinema in 100% of the circuit’s 400 screens, throughout France. The rollout is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2008, with a target of 200 screens during the first year.This agreement signifies the highly anticipated start of a widespread...

The future of cinema is 3-D

The future of 3-D cinema has supplanted digital cinema and piracy as the hot topic at this year's ShowEast exhib confab, which just wrapped.At a packed house Wednesday morning, theater owners slipped on special glasses and checked out trailers for upcoming 3-D films including Robert Zemeckis' "Beowulf" from Paramount-Warner Bros.; New Line's "Journey 3-D"; and Summit Entertainment's "Fly Me to the Moon." Also unspooled: an extended clip from "U2 3D," shot ...

Interview with "On the Lot" winner Will Bigham

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       August 22, 2007                 For more information, contact:Jamey Duvall, producerMovie Geeks United!E-mail:                                                                                 On the Lot Winner Will BighamFeatured on Internet Radio Podcast On Wednesday, August 22 at 10pm (EST), MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, a movie-themed talk radio p...

NEC Digital Cinema Division Wins the 2007 American Business Award

NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of network, IT and digital cinema solutions, today announced that the its STARUS(TM) NC2500S digital cinema projector with DLP Cinema(R) technology from Texas Instruments(R) was awarded a "Stevie" at the 2007 American Business Awards. Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. NEC's digital ci...


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DTS reveals at Cinema Expo it's Content Management System

DTS Digital Cinema has announced that it will be introducing its FilmStore(R) Content Management System at Cinema Expo 2007 (June 25-28). The system is designed to provide a complete solution for management of digital content within a multiplex, and consists of three interrelated components: FilmStore Director(TM) content management software, FilmStore Central(TM) ingest and storage system, and the FilmStore(R) Digital Cinema Player. Together they provide a powerful digital cinema management sys...


Disney's Meet the Robinsons achieved one third of Box Office through 3D on 11% of screens only

The 3-D digital cinema engagements of the Walt Disney Co.'s "Meet the Robinsons" have delivered about 31% of the film's total gross, said Chuck Viane, president of Disney's Buena Vista Pictures Domestic Distribution. The film's cume as of Monday was an estimated $88.4 million. The 3-D screens represented 14% of the total screens from the film's March 30 opening. Still, Viane said they now are delivering more than three times the per-theater average of the 2-D versio...

Film and Television Distribution & The Internet Book launched in Cannes

Download Devastation?Cannes Film Festival Launch of New Book provides the answers to online film distribution. The Internet and mobile platforms are not a threat to the film industry but represent a huge opportunity to reach new markets and audiences - provided film companies understand how to set up digital deals. The claim has been made by a lawyer who is launching a new book at the 60th Cannes Film Festival which explains the plethora of legal issues relating to Internet and mobile film dis...

ITVFestival announces cash award for winners

Submit your independent pilot or webseries and be a part of the next wave of independent production.The final deadline is  June 4th.  Comcast will be awarding $10,000 to the winner of each category: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, and Alternative (Reality, Game/Talk Show, etc.), so get your pilots in now.Submissions will be accepted through at  For more information about submissions, including fees and rules,  please check out our website, w...

ITVFestival announces cash award for winners

Submit your independent pilot or webseries and be a part of the next wave of independent production.The final deadline is  June 4th.  Comcast will be awarding $10,000 to the winner of each category: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, and Alternative (Reality, Game/Talk Show, etc.), so get your pilots in now.Submissions will be accepted through at  For more information about submissions, including fees and rules,  please check out our website, w...

Cannes opens with a forum on the future of cinema

As a prelude to its sixtieth anniversary, on May 16th the Festival de Cannes organized a moment of reflexion on the changing profile of the audiences of tomorrow. Confronted with multiple digital offerings (Vod, community networks, blogs, vlogs), today’s audience is engaging in new ways with film, bringing significant transformations to the international film market.Over 300 festival participants from around the world attended this event which featured speakers who are exploring and developing...


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