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daily 01/07/2015

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    OH: “#sales people are harder to manage than #French girls”

    • Curie can go into jewelry, purses, eyeglasses, clothing detail or trim—basically, just about anything we slip on or strap to ourselves. It’s also low power—a crucial feature for slim gadgets that couldn’t possibly house a giant battery. 
    • DCPs have either a 2K or 4K pixel count, “pixel” being short for “picture elements,” and DCP standards even provide for shapes of the individual pixels.
    • Currently most DCPs are scanned at 4K resolution and played back in theatres at 2K (although many sites are upgrading from 2K to 4K).
    • Glitches in the booth are rare but can arise when unlocking codes or subtitle files don’t work. And no show goes on without the KDM (the key delivery message) that unlocks the DCP for showing and is specific to the booth’s server and projector and the theatre’s screen.
    • The minus, of course, is the cost for theatres to convert, but that is where VPFs (Virtual Print Fees) and community and government support enter the DCP picture. 
    • “At this point, film will be dead in the fairly near-future.
    • The exhibition holdouts (the smaller mom-and-pops, drive-ins, art houses, etc.) have issues with the conversion costs and, in the case of some, maybe a bit of technophobia.
    • smaller venues, which roughly may pay from $55,000 to well over $100,000 a screen to upgrade, are finding new ways to deal with the financing challenge, waiting for lower-cost digital systems. (Smaller-model digital projectors and systems tend to fall within the $55,000 to $70,000 range, but prices are coming down.)
    • Such is the case in upstate New York’s Adirondack region, where, for instance, a group of 13 theatres formed the North Country Theater Alliance, which just applied to New York’s Empire State Development office (ESD) for a grant to upgrade their cinemas.
    • Theatres that opt to go the DIY route to upgrade to digital cinema without the assistance of an integrator like Cinedigm may not realize the full advantage of an established VPF program that allows them to recoup a portion of the digital upgrade cost, says Calcaterra.
    • Exhibitors not yet upgraded to DCP-compatible equipment are facing a deadline to take advantage of the VPF program, which officially ends in late September, although optimism abounds that the studios will extend this to Dec. 31.
    • independent content can now get wider play enabled by digital distribution due to the efficiency of distribution coupled with the flexibility in programming that DC enables. Imagine programming your theatre like an iPod iTouch.
    • We know next to nothing about this yet, other than that it’s directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the whole cast from the last film is back (Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, all of ’em), plus Alec Baldwin.
    • Besides: Llewyn Davis in an X-wing! [W.L.]

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