“One of the most exciting things happening in technology today is the transformation of movie theatres around the world,” according to Nick Dager, Editor and Publisher of the website Digital Cinema Report. “Too many people assume that the decade-long transition from film to digital projection was the end of something.
“In fact, thanks to ongoing developments in all kinds of technology, this is just the beginning. Local movie houses everywhere are evolving into entertainment centres designed to serve the specific needs of their unique communities.”
The first Digital Cinema Summit ISE, subtitled ‘Transforming the Moviegoing Experience’ will explore what those technology developments are and the opportunities they are creating. It will be held on the afternoon of 6 February at the Hotel Okura. Moderated by Dager, panels of top digital cinema technology authorities will address issues facing all phases of the motion picture industry. The opening panel – Lobbies: A Lot Happens Before the Movie Begins – will include Rich Phillips, Chief Technology Officer, Arts Alliance Media and Nick Conti, Business Development Senior Manager, Samsung Electronics.
Gerard Loupias, DTS Manager of Business Development for cinema and pro audio in Europe and Stephen Choi, Vice President, Samsung Electronics, will take part in the panel entitled Theatre Sound: Object Based or File Based? Samsung’s Conti will also speak on the panel High Dynamic Range in Exhibition: Laser or LED? The event will close with a fireside chat between Dager and renowned cinema consultant Michael Karagosian: The Digital Cinema Era: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going.