RealD Named Exclusive 3D Provider at CineAsia 2017

HONG KONG (Nov 6, 2017) – Global 3D and visual technology leader RealD announced today that it has been chosen as the exclusive 3D provider for all major motion picture studio feature film and product presentations at Asia’s leading cinema industry event, CineAsia 2017 (December 11 – 14).

RealD will exclusively screen all studio 3D feature film previews and presentations in the 637 seat Theatre 1 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

Edman Chan, Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific of RealD said “We’re delighted that our leading RealD technology will be used to present the exciting 3D product coming out in 2017/18 to the Asian cinema industry. Our mission is to facilitate our exhibitor partners with the best movie-going experience for their audience. And in the same manner we hope to offer all CineAsia participants with the best possible presentation.”

Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of the Film Expo Group added “We are proud to announce RealD will be retaining its position as our exclusive 3D partner at CineAsia this year. The 2017/18 line up of 3D films is incredibly exciting this year and we’re looking forward to each production being shown on the leading screens in the industry”

RealD pioneered digital 3D cinema and today has the world’s largest 3D cinema platform. RealD’s dominant market share is comprised of a network of theatres that include more than 29,000 installed screens, as well as a backlog of 4,000 additional contracted installations in 72 countries with over 1,200 exhibition partners. RealD is the world’s preeminent 3D brand, with well over 2 billion people having experienced a movie in RealD 3D.

RealD has also expanded far beyond 3D technology to offer movie-goers a complete cinema experience. To date, there are more than 25 cinema locations across mainland China built as LUXE: A RealD Experience, RealD’s premium large screen brand. LUXE screens offer a package of highest standard technology including projection and sound system and RealD’s revolutionary screen technology, aiming to provide audiences with the most comprehensive and technically advanced movie-going experience available.

At CineAsia 2017, cinema exhibition and distribution professionals from across Asia will assemble in Hong Kong to view the latest upcoming cinema releases; discover new products, services, and technologies; and network with industry peers.

About RealD Inc.
Globally recognised as the world’s visual technology leader, RealD pioneered digital 3D cinema and today has the world’s largest 3D cinema platform. RealD’s dominant market share is comprised of a network of theatres that include more than 29,000 installed screens with a backlog of 4,000 additional contracted installations in 72 countries with over 1,200 exhibition partners. RealD is the world’s preeminent 3D brand, with well over 2 billion people having experienced a movie in RealD 3D.

RealD has offices in Beverly Hills, Boulder, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 11-14 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

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GDC Technology and DTS Named Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY – GDC Technology Limited along with their partner DTS, a subsidiary of Xperi Corporation, have partnered with the Film Expo Group to become the Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia 2017.

“Innovation equates to acting in that you have to transform often. Our industry is currently going through a stage of significant transformation. From the beginning, GDC has continually provided breakthrough solutions for the industry to capitalize on the automated digital world. With our DNA to innovate, GDC is here to support our business associates, partners and customers at a time of change with new ideas and products,” said Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC. “Through the platform CineAsia provides, and in association with our partners, DTS and the Film Expo Group, GDC is able to showcase innovations and demonstrate our determination to continue growing with the industry both regionally and globally. GDC is honoured, along with DTS, to once again be the Official Sponsor of CineAsia.”

GDC Technology Limited is a leading digital cinema solutions provider that develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide.

“We are proud to align with GDC to support CineAsia and to broaden cinematic innovation throughout the region. DTS changed the industry in 1993 with advanced audio technologies and a promise to deliver the best experience for moviegoers everywhere,” said Jon Kirchner, CEO of Xperi. “Twenty-four years later, we continue to innovate, and through our partnership with GDC we continue to fulfill that promise as DTS:X immersive audio technology rapidly expands throughout Asia, an important market for DTS and the film industry as a whole.”

“Having the opportunity to partner with technology giants like GDC and DTS at CineAsia 2017 is very exciting for us. We are confident this continued partnership will help the development of cinematic technologies expand throughout the region,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 11-14 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About DTS
Since 1993, DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER), has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world’s leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners’ network-connected devices. For more information, please visit www.dts.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
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Graham W. Burke to Receive “MPA Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator” Award at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY – Graham W. Burke, Co-Executive Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Village Roadshow Limited, will receive the “MPA Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator” (ACE) Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 14 December 2017 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

“Graham has made a huge impact in Australia promoting the need for strong copyright to best protect the jobs and work of those in the film and television industry,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “We are delighted to partner with the MPA to give this award each year. Our partnership with them continues to recognize those within our industry who are working hard to protect the rights of all filmmakers around the region.”

Burke was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Limited in 1998 and in 2012 became Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer for the company. With unrivalled experience in the entertainment and film industries, Burke has been a strategic and creative force behind Village Roadshow’s development. He co-founded the Roadshow Distributors division with the late Mr. Roc Kirby. Burke has been integral to strategically developing Warner Bros. Movie World and Village Roadshow’s involvement with Sea World as well as ongoing Australian and international film production.

Burke has also been serving as Chairman of Creative Content Australia (formerly IP Awareness Foundation) since 2016.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 11-14 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia

Yusuke Okada of Toei Company to Receive “Distributor of the Year Award” at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY– Yusuke Okada, CEO of Toei Company, will receive the “Distributor of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 14 December 2017 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

“It gives us great pleasure to honor Yusuke Okada of Toei Company,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “The Toei team has achieved extraordinary results in digital production in Japan making it fitting that Okada receives this year’s CineAsia ‘Distributor of the Year’ award.”

Okada has been with Toei since 1988 and has led the company in both Production and Distribution. As a producer, he was one of the first to adopt the digital technology into the Japanese movie industry. Under Okada’s leadership, Toei became a pioneer in the Japanese movie industry by developing a consistent digital production system from entrance to exit. The Toei Digital Center at Toei Movie Studios was established to achieve richer post-production results. The digital screening systems at all cinema complexes are operated by T-Joy Co., Ltd, one of Toei’s subsidiaries. T-Joy was also the first company in the world to hold the first commercial DLP screening and to hold a DLP screening via satellite transmission.

Okada currently serves as a chairman of the Motion Pictures Producers Association of Japan, Inc. and works with his industry allies on various policies to attract customers to the movie theatres and actively fight against piracy.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 11-14 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia

Won Chun Cha of Lotte Cinema to Receive “Special Achievement Award” at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY – Won Chun Cha, CEO of Lotte Cinema Co., Ltd, will receive the “Special Achievement Award” at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 14 December 2017 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

“It gives us great pleasure to present the ‘Special Achievement Award’ to Won Chun Cha of Lotte Cinema,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Expo Group. “Lotte’s growth in the market has been phenomenal and it is all due to Mr. Cha’s leadership. We congratulate Lotte for its innovation and development in Southeast Asia.”

Cha started his career in Lotte Chemical where he spent 15 years before he moved to Lotte Group HQ in 1999. Thereafter, Cha spent 14 years at Lotte Group HQ as Senior Management Officer and was appointed to CEO of Lotte Cinema in 2013. As CEO of Lotte Cinema, Cha oversees worldwide operations of both Lotte Cinema and Lotte Entertainment, which includes cinema exhibition, film production, distribution and marketing. During Cha’s tenure, Lotte Cinema has added more than 300 screens in Korea, 100 screens in Vietnam, and 60 screens in China. As of now, Lotte Cinema has 1,038 screens in operation worldwide. In 2014 Lotte Cinema opened its flagship, the Lotte Cinema World Tower that is known to have the world’s largest screen: the SuperPlex G, which is a part of Lotte Cinema’s PLF brand. The Lotte Cinema World Tower is the No. 1 grossing admission theatre in Korea with more than 3 million admissions per year.

Cha continually puts effort into improving the business, which includes his work on Lotte Cinema’s PLF, SuperPlex G, Korea’s first screen to introduce the dual 6P laser projector. In July 2017, Lotte Cinema introduced the world’s first LED screen, Super S, through a collaboration with Samsung Electronics.

Cha also leads Lotte Cinema’s film distribution division, Lotte Entertainment. Lotte Entertainment produces and distributes approximately 12 Korean films per year including previous box office hits, The Pirates and The Last Princess. In addition, Cha continues to work with global partners including Paramount Pictures and Globalgate Entertainment.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 11-14 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia

Ajay Bijli of PVR Limited to Receive “Exhibitor of the Year Award” at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY– Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director of PVR Limited, will receive the “Exhibitor of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 14th December 2017 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

“It gives us great pleasure to present the Exhibitor of the Year award to Ajay Bijli of PVR Limited,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Expo Group. “PVR has built a culture of innovation for cinema, changing the movie-going experience in India. Bijli has proven to be a pioneer in the industry and we congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”

In 1995 Bijli started PVR Cinemas, the largest cinema exhibition chain in India today. The company began as a joint venture agreement with Village Roadshow, a global film production and exhibition company of Australia, and within a few years the company established the multiplex format in India. Since its inception, PVR Limited has redefined the movie-going experience in the country. In 2012, the company acquired Cinemax and has taken over DT Cinemas in 2016. The brand currently serves approximately 75 million moviegoers and has 579 screens across India.

Bijli completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Honours) from Hindu College of Delhiand shortly after pursued the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School. Bijli has recently been awarded the “Asia Innovator of the Year” award at India Business Leader Awards, 2016 and Images Retail awarded him as the “Most Admired Retailer of the year 2016”. In addition to the recent recognitions, Bijli has also been honored with prestigious awards such as E&Y Entrepreneurial Award for Business Transformation, CNBC’s Emerging India Award and Most Admired Multiplex Professional by CMO Asia’s Multiplex Excellence Award. Under his leadership, PVR Limited has also received the Fortune India’s Next 500 Big and Mid-size companies award.

Bijli is on the Board of Trustees of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) and the founding member of FICCI Multiplex Association (India). He is also a member of The Film and TV Producers Guild (India), Young Presidents’ Organization and is associated with the Central Board of Film Certification, Government of India.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 11-14 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About PVR Limited
PVR is the largest and the most premium film exhibition company in India. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has redefined the way entertainment is consumed in the country by bringing world class cinema formats accessible to the Indian audience, which includes IMAX, 4DX, DOLBY ATMOS along with luxury experience provided by Gold Class and Director’s cut. PVR currently operates a cinema circuit comprising of 579 screens at 126 properties in 50 cities serving approx. 75 million patrons annually.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia

Jon Landau to Receive “CineAsia Visionary Award”

NEW YORK, NY– Jon Landau will receive the CineAsia Visionary Award on Thursday, December 8 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The award is being presented to him for his significant contribution to some of the most successful, forward thinking and progressive pictures in the history of film.

“It is with great pleasure that we honor Jon Landau with the CineAsia Visionary Award,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of the Film Expo Group.  “He has brought audiences around the world exciting and new characters and has produced the top two highest grossing films of all time.  We have no doubt he will continue this trend with upcoming projects and look forward to seeing what he brings to the screen next.”

Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe winning producer, Jon Landau, is known for having produced the two highest grossing movies of all time at the worldwide box office, Avatar and Titanic. In the early 90s, Landau was Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox and throughout his career has been very instrumental in the licensing and marketing of his films across all platforms globally. Landau is known for and continues to bring innovation, diversity and showmanship to the marketing and licensing process.

The combination of Landau’s thorough understanding of the most complex state-of-the-art technologies, his ability to work hand-in-hand with the highest caliber of creative talent, and his motivational ability has enabled him to play a significant role in numerous major motion pictures. Some titles include: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dick Tracy, Titanic, and Avatar. Landau has also received many accolades throughout his film career including, two Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award, and many others.

Landau is currently producing Alita: Battle Angel and four Avatar sequels while working with companies and individuals throughout the entertainment industry to push technologies to new levels that will allow new stories to be told and then presented in more engaging and immersive ways.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 6-8 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers.  In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

About Twentieth Century Fox
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of the studio: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
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212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia

GDC Technology to Receive “Technology Innovator of the Year Award” at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY– GDC Technology will receive the Technology Innovator of the Year Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 8 December at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

“As the leader in digital technology solutions in cinema, GDC Technology continues to help improve and grow the industry throughout the region,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Expo Group. “We could not have thought of a more deserving recipient of this award in 2016.”

GDC Technology started when Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited, identified the potential and demand of restoring 35mm films digitally. Recognizing the industry needed to convert to digital technologies to stay ahead of the home and handheld devices, Chong founded GDC Technology in 1999 and began to provide digital media servers. Over the past 16 years, GDC Technology has become one of the world’s largest digital cinema solutions provider.

“I am deeply honored to accept this award on behalf of GDC Technology. To be recognized by industry peers for work on something as important as the cinema technology of the future is very special,” said Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. “I would like to thank the CineAsia award selection committee for recognizing and re-affirming the importance of team effort. While organizations have the power and resources to influence innovation, it’s the individuals who are the power behind GDC.  It is truly an honor to lead such a great organization of individuals who innovate and experiment, come up with new ideas and drive innovation for the advancement of the cinema industry.”

GDC was also the first to integrate, DTS:X, an object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. DTS:X is unique amongst all the immersive formats in that it is not prescriptive. It scales to any number of speakers in any configuration. This allows exhibitors, mix stages and creatives to have complete flexibility and scalability from room to room while maintaining artistic intent and offering the best experience for any given room. Movie studios have also embraced this technology, releasing over 50 titles, from Hollywood and local Chinese, as well as co-organizing movie premieres with GDC.

Moving beyond digital cinema, GDC is also working on Virtual Reality (VR) projects. By combining stunning visuals, motion platforms and immersive sound, GDC will demonstrate its upcoming Virtual Reality experience during CineAsia 2016.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 6-8 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers.  In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International to Receive “Distributor of the Year” Award at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY– Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International will receive the Distributor of the Year Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 8 December at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The award will be accepted by David Kornblum, VP International Sales & Marketing APAC/Russia and International Film Acquisitions, The Walt Disney Company Asia.

“2016 was a great year for box office in the Asia-Pacific region, with WDSMPI leading the way,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Group. “The Disney team achieved extraordinary results with a powerful collection of films making it fitting that they receive this year’s CineAsia Distributor of the Year award.”

The top three international and top four global titles of the year thus far have been released by Disney, including the billion-dollar hits Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, and Finding Dory as well as The Jungle Book, which has grossed over $966 million globally. Notably, the release of Zootopia became the highest grossing ever animated film in China and the second biggest release of all time in Russia, while The Jungle Book was the biggest Western release of all time in India.

Driven by these four films along with the record-setting release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in late 2015, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International has already surpassed $3.5 billion in international box-office with two months still remaining in the calendar year 2016 release frame. The studio will round out its 2016 offerings with three more major releases: Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana, and Lucasfilm’s Rogue One.

The APAC-Russia region is the fastest growing region in the world and historically accounts for almost 50% of the annual international box-office revenues. Accepting the award on behalf of WDSMPI, David Kornblum oversees the international theatrical distribution of all Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm titles in 15 APAC-Russia markets including Japan, Australia, South Korea, China and Russia. In addition, Kornblum oversees all international acquisitions for the division and has been responsible for distributing them throughout the international marketplace. He’s a 27-year Disney veteran.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 6-8 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers.  In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia

Noriaki (Dick) Sano of Sony Pictures Releasing to Receive “Lifetime Achievement Award” at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY – Noriaki (Dick) Sano, former Managing Director of Film Distribution of Sony Pictures Releasing International will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at CineAsia, Wednesday, 7 December during the Sony Pictures Releasing Product Presentation at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sano joined Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan in November 2005 and for 11 years, led the Studio’s Film Distribution team to success before retiring earlier this year. Sano managed some of the most successful film releases for the Studio, including Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, the incredible series of Spiderman movies, the four latest James Bond films and the Resident Evil film series.

“Hard working and respected by everyone in the industry, Sano’s record in the region speaks for itself,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Expo Group. “He has had a tremendously accomplished career and we could not have thought of a more deserving Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2016.”

“Sano san has had a truly extraordinary career and has led our team superbly. He has delivered some of our most outstanding results, including the recently released GHOSTBUSTERS film.” said Stephen Basil-Jones, EVP, Australia & New Zealand, North Asia, Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Josh Greenstein, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Rory Bruer, President Worldwide Distribution & Steven O’Dell, President of SPR International, all wanted ‘to acknowledge the tremendous contribution he has made to not only Sony Pictures Releasing Internationally but to the Japanese motion picture industry overall.’

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 6-8 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. 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.

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers.  In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com. 

About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia