Cinema Technology Mar. 31, 2023
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GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.

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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.

Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

Introducing the LG Miraclass, the DCI-certified cinema LED screen that will revolutionize the way you experience movies. This is more than just a technology upgrade, it's an opportunity to transform your theater into a space for imagination, creativity, and community. Join us on this journey into a new world of cinema, where the theater becomes a destination beyond entertainment.

USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering a wide range of solutions which help exhibitors to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.

AAM’s extensive portfolio, including Producer, Screenwriter, Lifeguard, MX4D, and HeyLED, touches over 42,000 screens worldwide, while their network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.
AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider.

SHARP NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of SHARP NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. SHARP NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.

Industry Partners

The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​

The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 

The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.

For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 

Shows & Events

CineAsia 2022 has been scheduled for Dec 5-8, 2022 in Bangkok.  Check links for more information.  The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.  Additional information on CineAsia can be found at

CineEurope 2022, has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2022 in Barcelona.  CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.

ShowEast 2022 scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 17-20, 2022 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.

CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

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Los Angeles, CA—Mar 3, 2021

Metamedia Promotes Global Entertainment Leader Frank Bryant to Chief Operating Officer

Bryant brings more than 25 years of senior management experience in domestic and international film and television to company’s operations
MetaMedia, one of the country’s fastest growing entertainment technology companies, today announced the promotion of Frank Bryant to chief operating officer (COO). Reporting directly to MetaMedia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jason Brenek, Bryant will help focus the organization on the execution of operational and strategic plans and oversee functions related to the acquisition and delivery of content from studios and other suppliers, deployment and logistics, project management, marketing, legal and corporate strategy.
“Since MetaMedia’s launch, Frank has been central to our rapid growth,” said MetaMedia CEO Jason Brenek. “As we continue to expand into new markets and sectors, his operational expertise will be critical in establishing business strategies and the infrastructure we need to ensure that we maintain best-in-class services for our quickly growing client base.” 

“MetaMedia has continued to grow rapidly and deliver for cinemas and studios even during the last year,” said Bryant. “I’m thrilled to help the MetaMedia team reinvigorate cinemas, drive-ins and other out-of-home entertainment venues around the world through our industry-first cloud-based content delivery platform. From blockbuster movies, to esports, concerts and distance learning, cinemas and content providers on the MetaMedia Entertainment Network™ are experiencing a sea change in their ability to connect with target audiences. We could not be more bullish on the movie-going experience and the cinema business.”

Prior to his promotion to COO, Bryant served as the chief commercial officer and head of international for MetaMedia, where he was responsible for revenue, managing global go-to-market strategies, securing international partners, negotiating strategic partnerships and setting commercial and investment strategy and priorities. Before MetaMedia, Bryant was head of Dolby Cinema, where he grew the business from a startup to a global network of over 200 cinema locations on three continents. Prior to his work with Dolby, Bryant served as senior vice president of digital distribution for 21st Century Fox, senior vice president of distribution strategy and digital media at Walt Disney Studios, executive director of worldwide marketing operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment and principal consultant in PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ media and entertainment strategy practice. Bryant earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.

In addition to his new role, Bryant will continue to oversee the international expansion of the MetaMedia Entertainment Network™ to cinemas in service of content providers around the world. Bryant will serve as an executive alongside his colleagues Chief Technology Officer Shaiwai Priyadarshi, a longtime software expert and SaaS architect, and President, North America Chuck Goldwater, who was CEO of Digital Cinema Initiatives, president of Cinedigm and co-founder and CEO of New Vision Theatres, who also report to Brenek.    
Last year, MetaMedia launched the MetaMedia Entertainment Network™, which provides for the secure, rapid and cost-saving digital delivery of recorded programming such as movies, live-streamed events and advertising. Over the last year, MetaMedia has expanded its platform via partnerships with several major global cinema operators, including Cinemark, Cinépolis, Landmark Cinemas of Canada, Emagine and the Independent Cinema Alliance. This year, the company has partnered with Harena Data, Inc., a data analytics, league development and player management tool for the esports industry, and Encore Drive-In Nights, a company that showcases the world’s most iconic stars and live experiences with performances for drive-in venues and outdoor venues.

About MetaMedia Technologies: MetaMedia is an entertainment technology company that creates next-generation technologies and new revenue-generating opportunities for content producers and out-of-home venues. MetaMedia created and launched the MetaMedia Entertainment Network™ the first global, cloud-based distribution platform. Powered by Microsoft Azure, the MetaMedia Entertainment NetworkTM provides for the secure, rapid and cost-effective delivery of movies, live-streamed events, trailers and advertising, and other big-screen programming to cinemas, drive-ins, arenas, and other out-of-home venues. MetaMedia is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit  For more information, please visit MetaMedia Technologies Directory page

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