2021 CINEEUROPE GOLD AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

 

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2021 CINEEUROPE GOLD AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

 

BRUSSELS, NEW YORK – July 2021: The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) and the Film Expo Group are delighted to announce the 2021 recipients of the CineEurope Gold Awards, given to cinema professionals for their outstanding dedication and service to the sector. The Awards will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 7 October at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

 

The Gold Awards, introduced at CineEurope 2018, recognise those individuals who have in the opinion of their peers made an exceptional contribution both to the ongoing success of their company or organisation but also to the wider European cinema industry.

 

The recipients of the 2021 Gold Awards are as follows:

 

Hanna Dobslaw, Theatre Manager, Cineplex Alhambra, Berlin, Germany

Alexander Kuznetsov, COO, KARO Cinema Chain, Russia

Ulf Jansson, CTO, Winberg Kino, Sweden

Jon Nutton, Marketing Director, Empire Cinemas, UK

Angeles San Gabino, Former Managing Director, FECE

Alain Surmulet, Technical Director, Noé Cinemas, France

Dee Vassili, Executive Director, Group HR, VUE International, UK

Martin Waller, Group Food and Beverage Director, ODEON Cinemas Group, UK

 

The 2021 recipients were meant to receive this recognition at CineEurope 2020, but due to the unavoidable cancellation of that event, their Awards have been held over to this year.

 

Welcoming the announcement, UNIC President Phil Clapp said:

“On behalf of UNIC members, I would like to congratulate each of the awardees for this great achievement and thank them for their hard work and dedication to the European cinema industry. These Awards underline – especially in times like this – just how much the recovery and success of our industry relies on its people; on their passion, expertise and commitment.

We are looking forward to celebrating with the Gold Awardees at CineEurope in October!”

 

“The Gold Awards were started by UNIC and CineEurope in order to recognize individuals that have served our industry in so many ways throughout their careers.” Stated Andrew Sunshine, Co-Managing Director of CineEurope. “On behalf of the entire Film Expo team, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the eight individuals being honored in 2021 and thank them for their contributions, hard work and dedication.  Each and every one exemplifies what this award is about” continued Sunshine.

 

 

About CineEurope

 

CineEurope’s 30th Anniversary will take place 4-7 October 2021 at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. After 30 years, CineEurope is the longest-running and most successful European convention and trade show for major, regional, and independent cinema professionals. CineEurope will feature exclusive screenings and product presentations of upcoming films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars, and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).

 

 

About UNIC

 

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 38 countries in Europe and neighbouring regions.

 

About Film Expo Group

 

The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineEurope, held in Barcelona; ShowEast, held in Miami; and CineAsia, held in Bangkok.

 

 

Further enquiries

 

lhoulgatte@unic-cinemas.org / +32 2 880 99 39 | #CineEurope | @CineEurope

 

dawn.blaschick@filmexpos.com

InterContinental : Bangkok

In central Bangkok and one of the city’s largest hotels, InterContinental Bangkok provides ultra-modern luxury and a true cosmopolitan escape. The hotel stands adjacent to the BTS Chitlom Skytrain station, making travel to local cultural attractions quick and convenient. Thailand’s largest shopping malls are within walking distance such as Central World and Central Chitlom and major world-class medical centers can be reached in a mere 10 minutes.

CineAsia reclaims Bangkok as site for CineAsia 2021

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Friday, June 18, 2021
For questions and comments please email cineasia@filmexpos.com.

CineAsia reclaims Bangkok as site for CineAsia 2021
The Film Expo Group is pleased to officially announce that CineAsia is relocating to Bangkok, Thailand from 6-9, December, 2021. The venue will be the Royal Paragon Halls at the Siam Paragon Mall with screenings and presentations at the Paragon Cinema.

After being away from Bangkok for more than a decade, the management team had no trouble picking this location as “the support from local exhibition is extraordinary, the theatres are the best designed and technically enhanced theatres in the world and the cinema is on the same level as the convention center,” according to Robert and Andrew Sunshine, the co-managing directors of CineAsia.

Hosting the convention in Bangkok is Major Cineplex repeating their role from 2002 when the convention moved from Hong Kong to this vibrant city. Vicha Poolvaraluk, chief executive officer of Major Cineplex Group Public Company Limited, expressed his gratitude on behalf of Major Cineplex Group for selecting Thailand as the host country for CineAsia 2021. “Major Cineplex Group is thrilled that its Siam Pavalai Royal Grand Theater at Paragon Cineplex, which has been named Thailand’s most exquisite grand theater, has been selected as the projection venue for this international film exposition. The company is honored to welcome executives in the motion picture industry and other notable figures from all around the globe who will be attending the event,” stated Poolvaraluk.

CineAsia is the only international convention dedicated to the Asian cinema exhibition and distribution community. CineAsia screens major Hollywood films and presents an educational program on issues affecting the Asian cinema exhibition industry. CineAsia also presents Awards of Distinction to Asian film stars and industry luminaries.

Additional support from SF Cinemas and managing directors Suvit and Suwat Throngpompo promise that CineAsia 2021 will be one of the best attended shows since its inception in 1996.

Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Bangkok.

The events feature exclusive screenings of upcoming films, product presentations of films in production, and educational seminars led by industry leaders, and a trade show with equipment and concessions suppliers to movie theatres. Each event also includes special events and an award ceremony honoring recent trailblazers within the industry.

For questions and comments please email cineasia@filmexpos.com.

Veronica Ngo to Receive “Female Star of the Year” Award at CineAsia 2019

NEW YORK, NY- Vietnamese Actress, Ngo Thanh Van (Veronica Ngo), will receive the “Female Star of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 12 December 2019 at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong.
“Ngo Thanh Van is known as one of the most inspiring women in Vietnam in the last decade. Her hard work, creativity, and determination put her on the top of all the A-list stars in Vietnam’s entertainment industry” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of Film Expo Group.
Experimenting with her talents in music and television, Ngo moved on to feature films and became widely known after she debuted as an actor in “The Rebel.” In subsequent films, she portrayed herself as the only female action star who always managed to wow the local audience in every role.
After a successful acting career locally, she expanded internationally by appearing in “Hidden Tiger, Crouching Dragon 2,” “Star Wars-The Last Jedi,” “Bright,” and most recently, the Netflix’s original series, “The Old Guard.”
In the past 3 years, Ngo Thanh Van has produced and directed many films, including her latest, “Furie” – the highest grossing film of all time in Vietnam’s cinema history. “Furie” was also the first ever Vietnamese film acquired by Netflix Asia and North America at the same time. Her filmography now has included six successful films.
Currently, besides taking every chance to perfect her crafts in Hollywood, she serves as the CEO of Studio68, which is one of the best production houses in Vietnam.

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About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 9-12 December 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals 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 www.cineasia.com.

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.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com

Media Contact:
Madeline Blank
madeline.blank@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia
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Dinh Thi Thanh Huong to Receive Distributor of the Year Award CineAsia 2019

NEW YORK, NY– Dinh Thi Thanh Huong, Vice Chairwoman of Galaxy Media and Entertainment JSC will receive the “Distributor of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 12 December 2019 at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong.

“For over 20 years, Ms. Huong has established herself as a leader in the media and entertainment industry. We cannot think of a more deserving recipient for this year’s award” stated the President of Film Expo Group, Andrew Sunshine.

Ms. Huong currently holds the position of the Vice Chairwomen of Galaxy Media & Entertainment JSC implementing strategic planning for long-term development, supervises and improving the company’s finance, operation and facilities. She is also Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Studio JSC, one of the top private cinema and distribution businesses in Vietnam. During her career, she has achieved great accomplishments including doubling revenue during 2012-2018 and increasing the number of employees for the company by more than 1,000 across the country. As well as, contributing as a key role in the success of several movies such as Nu Hon Than Chet, Chang Trai Nam Ay, Qua Tim Mau, Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh.

Galaxy Media and Entertainment (M&E) is a leading integrated media & entertainment company in Vietnam. Through their products and services, that bring wholesomeness and happiness to the lives of their audiences. M&E possesses several media platforms on which brands can reach consumers.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 9-12 December 2019 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.

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

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.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

Media Contact:
Madeline Blank
madeline.blank@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@CineAsiaHK | #CineAsia

Lumiere Pavilions to Receive “Exhibitor of the Year” Award at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY– Lumière Pavilions will receive the “Exhibitor of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 12 December 2019 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong. The award will be accepted by Jimmy Wu, Founder, Chairman and CEO and Jane Shao, Founder, President of Lumière Pavilions.

“It gives us great pleasure to present the Exhibitor of the Year award to Lumière Pavilions,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “Since its inception, Lumière has pushed the envelope in becoming a trendsetter in the industry making them an ideal candidate for this year’s award.”

Lumière Pavilions is a cinema investment company focusing on the development and operation of high-end cinemas in China. Since its establishment, the company has positioned itself as the trendsetter in the industry by way of its global vision, innovative designs and adoption of advanced technology. The spearheading of world-class practices in design, construction, technology, content and service to set high international standards has not only garnered Lumière Pavilions acclamations from the general audience but also elevated the company to emerge as a leading brand amongst the competition.

Currently Lumière operates 40+ premium multiplex cinemas in the economically vibrant regions across China. In 2016 Lumière Pavilions became one of the only three strategic exhibitors in China to partner IMAX Corporation and operated 11 IMAX cinemas by the end of 2018.

Lumière Digital (LD), the Company’s premium auditorium label is the incarnation of world-class technologies by Lumière Pavilions to provide the top quality visual and audio effects for a supreme cinematic experience. Through a meticulously executed differentiation strategy to provide a vast range of alternative content including opera, ballet, concert, live sporting events and hosting international film festivals, Lumière has distinguished itself from the competition with great recognition by its audience and the industry.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 9-12 December 2019 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.

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

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.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.

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

RealD Named Exclusive 3D Provider at CineAsia 2018

HONG KONG – 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 2018 (December 10 – 13).

RealD will exclusively support all CineAsia’s 3D presentations, including studio presentations and 3D feature films, using RealD’s latest “Ultimate 3D” technology at CineAsia venue, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

It will mark the debut presentation of “RealD Ultimate 3D” at this prestigious cinema convention.

Edman Chan, Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific of RealD said “CineAsia is one of the most anticipated conventions of the Asian cinema industry. Every year we are excited to see great 3D products showcased in the event, especially when Asia Pacific region is the most 3D welcoming market in the world.”

“This is why we chose CineAsia as the debut event of our latest 3D system. The higher brightness and total clarity of this new technology will offer CineAsia delegates with the best possible presentation.”

Andrew Sunshine, 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 2019 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 30,000 installed screens, as well as a backlog of 3,000 additional contracted installations in 75 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 46 cinema locations across mainland China built as LUXE: A RealD Experience, RealD’s premium large screen brand. There are also six screens built across Asia as RealD Cinema, a boutique cinema solution. Both LUXE and RealD Cinema brands offer a package of highest standard technology including RealD’s revolutionary screen technology, aiming to provide audiences with the most comprehensive and technically advanced movie-going experience available.

At CineAsia 2018, 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 30,000 installed screens with a backlog of 3,000 additional contracted installations in 75 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 GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 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 CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 10-13 December 2018 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.

Media Contacts:
Sen-lun Yu (RealD)
syu@reald.com
+86 10 6590 0889

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

Christie strengthens association with CineAsia 2018 as official projection provider

CYPRESS, Calif. – (November 12, 2018) Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is proud to have been chosen as the official projector partner for CineAsia 2018, taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from December 10 to 13, 2018.

Christie has been a regular participant in CineAsia over the years, as it is the only Pan-Asian convention dedicated to the cinema exhibition and distribution communities in the region. It brings together professionals from across the film industry, including cinema owners, suppliers, film buyers and distributors. As the official projection provider, Christie will make available the latest cinema technologies and industry-leading solutions in the support of this prestigious event, including a CP4325-RGB cinema projector for Theatre One at the show.

“We are delighted to partner with Christie, an industry giant, at CineAsia,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group, the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. “All major product presentations and screenings will be illuminated by Christie projection technology in Theatre One over the duration of CineAsia, and we are confident that attendees will be delighted by the cinematic excellence shown by Christie, to the benefit of this huge marketplace.”

Lin Yu, Vice President, Cinema Sales for Asia, Christie, commented, “It’s a great pleasure to deepen our support of CineAsia as its exclusive cinema projection provider. With more than half a century of experience in cinema, Christie’s unique wealth of knowledge and expertise places us in good stead to meet the changing requirements of filmmakers, production houses and exhibitors, as well as audience demands for epic cinematic experiences. We are committed to deliver the best possible image on screen with our cinema solutions featuring RealLaser™ illumination, ensuring that all audiences will enjoy an immersive and highly satisfying cinema experience.”

In addition, Christie will also be presented with a “Special Recognition Award” during the four-day event to recognize the continued outstanding support of Christie Technical Services.

Christie’s cinema heritage and history of innovation makes it the preferred vendor among Asian and global exhibitors, based on its strong technology leadership and significant achievements made in areas such as RGB pure laser projection and cinema audio. The company has also consistently served as the projection partner for other conferences and renowned film festivals around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Christie RealLaser™ cinema projector to power major screenings and presentations

All major screenings and product presentations at CineAsia will be powered by a Christie CP4325-RGB cinema projector, which delivers a premium movie-going experience to mainstream theatres. Featuring CineLife™ electronics and RealLaser™ illumination, this compact, all-in-one DCI-compliant projector excels in image quality and operational lifetime, while providing a low cost of ownership.

Using discrete, dedicated red, green and blue laser, Christie RealLaser offers solid state illumination for cinema exhibition with a much increased color palette, approaching Rec. 2020 and over 30,000 hours of theatre operation without lamp changes. It is the only laser technology to offer brightness levels above DCI standards throughout its natural life. Its first model, the CP4325-RGB, was launched in December 2017. Christie will also officially launch 2K versions of its RealLaser family of cinema projectors – the CP2315-RGB and CP2320-RGB – during CineAsia 2018 (details to be announced at the show).

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 10-13 December 2018 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 Christie®
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

For more information contact:
David Paolini, Media & Public Relations Manager
Christie
(519) 572-6848
david.paolini@christiedigital.com

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Christie® is a registered trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.

Japanese Producer Masakazu Kubo to Receive “MPA Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator Award” at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY – Mr. Masakazu Kubo, Director and Board Member Shogakukan Inc., and Senior Vice President Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co. Ltd., will receive the “Motion Picture Association Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator (ACE) Award” at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

“Mr. Kubo is passionate about the creative content industry, and is truly dedicated to ensuring that the valuable work produced by filmmakers is effectively protected,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “Over the years, we have been delighted to partner with the MPA in recognizing some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic advocates for the rights of those working in the creative industry. Their leadership is highly valued and we are pleased to honour them during CineAsia in December.”

Masakazu Kubo graduated from the Waseda University School of Education. He has spent his career working for the Japanese publishing and entertainment conglomerate Shogakukan in various creative, editorial and production capacities. Mr. Kubo spent many years contributing to the success of the incredibly popular comic Coro Coro, which was then adapted into the Doreamon television and film franchise. He now services as a Director and Board Member of the company. He has developed a keen interest in the protection of creative content and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Intellectual Property Association of Japan. He is a visiting professor at the Beijing Film Academy, a corporate executive at the Anime Times Company, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Mike Ellis, President & Managing Director Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association, will also be awarded with the “Special Recognition Award” at the CineAsia Summit in honor of his service to the industry.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 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 CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 10-13 December 2018 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.

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

Bill Kong To Receive “Icon Award” at CineAsia

NEW YORK, NY – Bill Kong, President of Edko Films Ltd and Film Producer, will receive the “Icon Award” at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

“CineAsia is honored to recognize Bill Kong,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “A true Icon, Bill Kong and his work are highly regarded across the global motion picture industry. We congratulate Kong on this well-deserved honor.”

Bill Kong leads one of the leading film distribution, production and exhibition companies in Asia. In addition, Kong is known as one of the most successful film producers in Asia, with credits that showcase collaborations with some of the most exciting talents worldwide.

Having gained international recognition for his work, Kong has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won numerous international awards including the BAFTA, Independent Spirit Award, Hong Kong Film Award and the Golden Horse Award for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000). He is the producer and overseas distributor of films by renowned directors Ang Lee and Zhang Yimou. Some of his credits include Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, House of the Flying Daggers, Fearless, Lust, Caution, Cold War, Finding Mr. Right, Book of Love and Monster Hunt series.

Kong has demonstrated an unfailing sense of commercial judgment and an exception vision of bridging art and entertainment. Under his guidance, Chinese film has developed around the world.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 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 CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 10-13 December 2018 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.

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