European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies
Course programme
updated 09 April 2008
Wednesday, 9 April
Thursday, 10 April Friday, 11 April Saturday, 12 April Sunday, 13 April

At Curzon Cinema, Soho
Transfer by metro (Leicester Square), departing from hotel no later than 8.30 am

9 am
The reality of running a digital cinema within the DSN scheme: technical and operational aspects, including distribution, by Fiona Deans and Nicola Gaddes, Arts Alliance Media
Visit of the cinema led by Mick Stephen, technical manager of Curzon Cinemas
Business models, part I: Arts Alliance Media, by Fiona Deans

At Odeon Surrey Quays
Transfer by metro (Canada Water), departing from hotel no later than 8.45 am

9.30 am
What benefits does digital cinema bring to exhibitors?
Practical experience of running a digital test on all screens of a digiplex by Richard East, General Manager of Odeon Surrey Quays

10.45 am
Coffee break (visit to the projection booth)

11.15 am
How to obtain additional revenue thanks to digital cinema? - Part 1
Significant experience in United States: the activity of Emerging Pictures, by Giovanni Cozzi

11.45 am
Question & answers session

12 pm
The world of 3D, by Matt Cowan, RealD
3D screen (demo)

At Kino Cinemas, Hawkhurst, West Kent
Transfer by private bus, departing at 7.30 am

9.45 am
How to manage and programme a “purely digital cinema”
by Paul Corcoran

10.45 am
Screening of a selection of upcoming European digital movies by XDC


At Ibis London Euston St Pancras

9.15 am
Course evaluation
11 am
Course closure

Participants are free for lunch 12 pm
Cold lunch
At Curzon Cinema, Soho
1.15 pm
Frankie & Benny's
Surrey Quays Road, London
12 pm
At The Royal Oak Pub, Hawkhurst
At Ibis Euston St Pancras Hotel

3 pm
Welcome coffee and
3.30 pm
Opening of the course
Your host: Jens Rykaer, President of MEDIA Salles

3.45 pm
Welcome speech by Agnieszka Moody, Director of MEDIA Desk UK
UK cinema exhibition - challenges and opportunities, by Phil Clapp, CEO of the UK Cinema Exhibitors' Association
4.30 pm
Presentation of the course, by Mads Egmont Christensen, moderator
Digital screens: how many and where?
by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles

5.30 pm
Coffee break

6.00 pm
What do we talk about when we talk about digital cinema?
by Dave Monk, European Digital Cinema Forum

7.45 pm
Presentation of who 's who

At ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts
Transfer on foot

2 pm
Welcome speech by Mark Adams, Director of Cinema of the ICA

2.15 pm
The UK Film Council 's Digital Screen Network and the opportunity of digital cinema, by Alex Stolz, UK Film Council
3.30 pm
Questions & answers session on digital contents - film distribution.
With the participation of Anna Godas, Dogwoof Pictures and Sara Frain, Metrodome

4 pm
Coffee break
4.30 pm
Business models, Part 2: Technicolor, by Tom Cotton

Return to Ibis Euston St Pancras Hotel
Transfer by metro (Euston)

3.30 pm
Challenges to copyright in the digital world, by Charlotte McMillan, SJ Berwin

4.15 pm
How to obtain additional revenue thanks to digital cinema? - Part 2
Alternative contents, with presentations by Christine Costello - More2Screen and Fabrice Testa - DDCinema

5 pm
Coffee break

5.30 pm
Business models, part 3: XDC, by Fabrice Testa and Bernard Collard in collaboration with Sound Associates, Jerry Murdoch

Return to Ibis Euston St Pancras Hotel
Departure at 1.30 pm

3.30 pm
The German debate on cinema digitalisation, by Detlef Rossmann, president of AG Kino

4.30 pm
An overview of significant digital experiences around Europe by:
- Silvana Molino, Microcinema, Italy
- Mathias Holtz, Folkets Hus och Parker, Sweden
- Benjamin Dauhrer, CineCitta, Germany
- Enrique Martínez del Molino, Yelmo Cines, Spain
- Massimiliano Giometti, Giometti Cinema, Italy

6.30 pm
Final statements

Opening dinner
At Ibis Euston St Pancras Hotel

Participants are free for dinner

9.20 pm
Beginning of the screening "U2-3D" at BFI IMAX (metro: Waterloo).
On request - reservation needed (according to availability)

Participants are free for dinner

8.40 pm
Beginning of the screening "Shine a light" at Odeon Surrey Quays
(metro: Canada Water)
On request - reservation needed (according to availability)

8 pm
Closing dinner
At Thistle Hotel, Euston (walking distance from Ibis Euston St Pancras Hotel)