Live/online event. Photo by Jason Rost on Unsplash

The importance of venue to the online world

– opinion by Emily Ng, Mediamation Inc. Consumers are seeing an expanding content selection at home across the spectrum of entertainment including movies, music, and gaming. Through streaming platforms like Netflix, Spotify and more recently within the gaming sector (Google Stadia, xCloud, etc), content owners can promote their IP to consumers from the comfort of their couch. At every trade show, both for the cinema and attraction sectors, there are forums for discussion about the imminent competition from home entertainment. Leading industry veterans are acknowledging the impending disruption to the out of home…

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Free community membership for UK cinema professionals

Cinema Technology Community (CTC) has today announced the creation of a new free membership level to help support the global cinema technology community during the current Covid-19 crisis. The new membership level allows cinema professionals to gain an initial six-month free access to all members-only content including presentations, white papers, handbooks, test materials, podcasts, magazines, over ten hours of video content including CTC’s complete Women in Cinema series and the CTC technology forum aimed at enabling the cinema community to seek advice, share knowledge and expertise and remain connected by sharing words,…

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An artist’s impression of the planned new Filmhouse building in Edinburgh (Richard Murphy Architects/PA)

Edinburgh awaits 21st Century ‘temple for film’

Plans for a new £50 million cinema complex that would become the home for the Edinburgh International Film Festival have been unveiled. The new Edinburgh Filmhouse would feature six screens, allowing the festival to showcase more movies. Also proposed are a new festival centre, where events can take place year round, as well as a cultural industries hub, a cafe/bar and a rooftop events space. Film festival bosses hailed the planned new building as a “21st century temple for film” and said it would “transform what we’re able to do…

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