”DigiTraining Plus 2009: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies”
The sixth edition of the ”DigiTraining Plus 2009” course is approaching. Again in London, as last year, since Great Britain is still the hub of digitalization in Europe.
The “DigiTraining Plus” courses, supported by the MEDIA Programme and the Italian Government, are especially aimed at small and medium-sized cinemas in order to give detailed and hands-on evidence of the specific challenges, opportunities and problems associated with the digitalization of our cinemas in the future that is already with us.
The course will contain lectures by experts who have had experience in this particular field for some time, invite participants to debate and share their own experiences and offer visits to cinemas that actually have gone digital. What kind of technical, logistic and practical aspects did they have to cope with once they decided to go digital? What kind of business plan can you expect? What are the financial options?
Speakers from different market places will shed light on these matters in an intimate environment that will enable participants to get close to the experts. Among others Michael Karagosian, distinguished American advisor for NATO on digital cinema technology, will guide you through the American way and the status quo. (Please have a look at his bio in this newsletter).
You will hear the latest news about the Norwegian master plan that will enable all Norwegian cinemas to go digital at the same time whilst other representatives from Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany will chip in information for your benefit.
“DigiTraining Plus 2009” will take place from 25 February to 1 March 2009. MEDIA Salles hereby welcomes everybody to join the only course of its kind within new cinema technology.
Italian and European Films on Digital in the United Kingdom
In 2008 digital distribution contributed
to the dissemination on the UK market of a number of films that were already
stars of the cinema season in their home countries. In Italy, for example,
a full-length feature arrived, Caos Calmo, by Antonello Grimaldi,
with Nanni Moretti and Valeria Golino, as well as award-reaping films,
such as Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo and Gomorra
by Matteo Garrone, based on the best-seller with the same title by Roberto
Savino, which was awarded the trophy for Best Film of the Year at the
European Film Awards, on 6 December 2008 in Copenhagen.
The “DigiTraining Plus 2009” course will host a presentation of the DSN by Peter Buckingham, Head of Distribution and Exhibition for the UK Film Council.
The 6th edition of the “DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies” course, organised by MEDIA Salles, will take place in London and Hull from 25 February to 1 March 2009.
Among the speakers,
prestigious names in the field of digital cinema such as Michael
Karagosian, Senior Consultant on digital cinema technology
to the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), Peter
Buckingham, Head of distribution and exhibition for the UK
Film Council, Phil Clapp, CEO of the CEA, the British
Cinema Exhibitors’ Association and Mark Batey,
CEO of the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), the Association
of British distributors.
Statistics on cinema digitalisation: the MEDIA Salles co-operation with the European Audiovisual Observatory
MEDIA Salles is proud to announce that for the first time
it has provided its statistics on cinema digitalisation worldwide, with
a special focus on Europe, to the European Audiovisual Observatory that
has just published the new edition of its Yearbook.
An excerpt of this data is available herebelow.
Europe's leading companies in cinema digitalisation as at December 2007