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Cinema’s digital revolution

Making its debut at ISE 2019 today is the first Digital Cinema Summit; a half-day event dedicated to exploring how digital technology has revolutionised movie production, distribution, and consumption, and the opportunities that XR is creating for the next generation of movie-goers.

Taking place at the Hotel Okura, the conference – hosted in conjunction with Digital Cinema Report – will feature top digital cinema technology authorities from around the world who will address a range of issues facing professionals in all phases of the motion picture industry.

Nick Dager, editor and publisher of Digital Cinema Report, will moderate the conference that opens with a keynote session providing an ‘Economic overview of the digital cinema market worldwide’, led by Jan Runge, independent advisor, Jan Runge / Cinema; and David Hancock, director of research and analysis, cinema and home entertainment, IHS Markit.

This is followed by a series of panels, including Theatre Sound: Object Based or File Based?, featuring Gerard Loupias, DTS manager of business development for cinema and pro audio in Europe, and David Hernandez, cinema business development manager, Europe, Samsung Electronics.

The event will close with discussion between Dager and former NATO consultant Michael Karagosian, titled: The Digital Cinema Era: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going.

The Digital Cinema Summit runs from 14:00-18:00 today at the Hotel Okura (registration from 13:30). Register at