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Session #92 - Academy Awards Honors Cinema Tech

Air Date: Mar. 7, 2024

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In this summit, we'll be honored to host some of the recipients of the 2024 Scientific and Technical Awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. During the event, we'll be talking to Andrew Poulain of Dolby Laboratories and Mike Perkins from Christie who have been instrumental in developing and implementing innovative cinema technology that won them this prestigious award. 

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Session #91 - Premium Cinema Experiences

Air Date: Feb. 8, 2024

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Join us on the eve of the Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Spring Festival in China, as we focus on that country’s impact on the movie business.

We will be joined by Jimmy Wu, CEO of the exhibition chain Lumière Pavilions, and Rance Pow, CEO of Artisan Gateway, Asia's leading theatrical business advisory.

They will share their insights on the cinema market in China, which spent two years as the world’s biggest cinema market in terms of both box office and screen count in 2020 and 2021.

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Session #90 - Top Women In Global Distribution 2023

Air Date: Jan. 5, 2024

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CJ Cinema Summit is kicking off 2024 by honoring the Top Women in Global Distribution for 2023.

Join us on the 4th of January as we celebrate some amazing individuals from around the world who have done incredible work over the past year during the motion picture industry's pandemic recovery. We'll be joined by some of the nominees on this year's list.

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Session #89 - Production Learnings Post COVID, impact on movie supply and Update UK & Europe

Air Date: Dec. 14, 2023

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David Hancock of Omdia will join us to talk about his research on film production and its impact on supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. The key takeaways will prove enlightening.

Also, Phil Clapp, Chief Executive - Cinema Association, and Laura Houlgatte, CEO - UNIC International Union of Cinemas, will reflect on the industry in 2023 and share their views for the coming year.

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Session #88 - Independent Distributors & Art House Films

Air Date: Oct. 24, 2023

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We have discussed tentpole releases and concert films, now our focus is on those films that have historically been the staples of the cinematic experience.  How do distributors optimize the potential of these films in a post-pandemic age?

We are joined by Paul Dergarabedian - Senior Media Analyst for Comscore, Lisa Bunnel, President of Distribution - Focus Features, Elisa Federoff, President of Distribution - Neon, Nicole Weis, VP of Distribution - IFC Films. and Sarah Timlick, Director of Sales, Distribution & Development - Elevation Pictures

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Session #87 - Taylor Swift and the New Era of Concert Movies

Air Date: Oct. 7, 2023

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We're joined by Charlotte Jones, Senior Principal Analyst at Omida, who will unpack their latest report outlining the world's top global exhibitors.

Then we're going to look at the world of concert movies and music event cinema, highlighted by the phenomenon that is Taylor Swift whose own concert film is due out just a week later. Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst for Comscore, will share some stats on the subject before Joseph Garel, Vice President of Film at Cinepolis will tell us how his chain is preparing to show Swift's big release.  

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Session #86 - Warner Bros. and Gower Street

Air Date: Sept. 7, 2023

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Guests Andrew Cripps and Jeff Goldstein (Warner Bros. Pictures) discuss how theatrical releases continue to be at the heart of Warner Bros. Discovery's movie strategy.  

Dimitrios Mitsinikos, Co-Founder & CEO at Gower Street Analytics will also be joining us to give us a global market overview, as well as a much-anticipated year-end forecast. 

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Session #85 - Sustainability

Air Date: July 6, 2023

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We are pleased to be joined by Nick Gault, European Away from Home Director at the Coca-Cola Company.

Nick will review insights on sustainability shared during their informative panels at CineEurope as well as give us a glimpse into the innovative sustainability program Coca-Cola initiated at this year’s Conference.

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Session #84 - A Focus on Entertainment Centers

Air Date: June 15, 2023

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An emerging trend in the out-of-home leisure experience is the growing number of family entertainment centers popping up in various markets around the world. These venues combine movie theatres with restaurants and everything from bowling to video game arcades to axe throwing. More and more exhibitors are seeing the benefits of increasing their revenue opportunities by opening such facilities.  

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Session #83 - Deep Dive on Cannes & CineEurope

Air Date: June 1, 2023

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In this session, we will be taking a look at this year's Cannes Film Festival before providing a preview of this year's CineEurope taking place in Barcelona. 

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Session #82 - Updates From Distributors

Air Date: May 18, 2023

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Join us on the next CJ Cinema Summit to meet with distributors from around the globe for an update on current events in distribution.

We will be covering how 2023 compares with 2022, and whether the encouraging box office from the first quarter is expected to sustain itself for the remainder of the year.

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Session #81 - The Audio Show

Air Date: May 04, 2023

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Audio is a key part of the movie-going experience. There are a number of updates in the works within the field: from the wider use of Immersive Audio Bitstream (IAB) in the delivery of audio to experimentations with audio and direct view presentation. 

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Session #80 - Cinema Seating

Air Date: April 13, 2023

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Cinema seating has become one of the defining characteristics of the premium experience in movie theaters. Join us on Thursday, April 13th for a special edition of the CJ Cinema Summit. We will explore the role of seating in bringing audiences back to cinemas, the advances being made in the field, and what we can expect to see from seating manufacturers at this year's CinemaCon.

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Session #79 - 7th Annual Top Women in Global Cinema

Air Date: April 6, 2023

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The 7th annual Top Women in Global Cinema honors outstanding female individuals for their contributions to the theatrical industry. Join us as we list off the many great women in our industry and all they have accomplished, as we count down to the top spot. We will be joined by those on the list and committee members who discuss how they went...

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Session #78 - Exhibitor Marketing

Air Date: March 16, 2023

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In collaboration with Women In Exhibition we bring you a conversation on exhibitor marketing. 

In a post-pandemic world, exhibitors are focusing on getting butts in seats. What are the innovative ways cinema operators have enticed audiences into their auditoriums? How are exhibitors educating patrons that heading to a movie theatre for the latest blockbuster is a better experience than watching movies at home?

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Session #77 - Exhibition and Sustainability

Air Date: March 2, 2023

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Sustainability has been a growing subject in the past couple of years, with concerns for the environment, complying with regulations, or the significance the younger population has on supporting brands that are supportive of Sustainability.

This next CJ Summit will highlight the latest on Sustainability with a specific focus on energy...

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Session #75 - Special Focus on Dine-in Cinemas

Air Date: Feb. 2, 2023

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Whether it's full service restaurant fare or broader concession choices, dine-in cinemas have proven very successful at attracting moviegoers to cinemas in a post-pandemic world. 

Ahead of the Dine-In Cinema Summit in Dallas, Texas, we'll be talking to some of the leading theatre operators and suppliers who are leading the way when it comes to food and beverage offerings in movie theatres.

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Session #76 - The Premium Experience

Air Date: Feb. 16, 2023

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Audiences returning to cinemas have shown a clear preference for premium. Large screens, immersive sound, special seating, enhanced food offerings and even 3D are all helping to make a trip to see blockbusters more appealing.

But with investment decisions by exhibitors under pressure from higher costs of everything, which premium options will guarantee the best return on investment?

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Session #74 - An Update on China and 2023 Predictions

Air Date: January 19, 2023

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This episode will focus on two topics:

The first will be China, which until last year had been the world's biggest cinema market in terms of both box office and screen count. Lawrence Wang, the CEO of Vista China, will give us the outlook for more screen growth, more Hollywood films opening and other new developments within the market.

Then, Gower Street Analytics CEO Dimitrios Mitsinikos will give us his predictions for the worldwide box office in 2023.

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