Audiences Set To Enjoy Growing Number of D-Cinema Screenings
London, 8 February 2010 -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that it will support the Berlin International Film Festival as “Official Supplier” for digital cinema equipment and services, when the annual Berlinale celebrates its 60th anniversary next week.
The 10 day event, which gets underway on Thursday 11 February, is recognized as the world’s largest publicly attended film festival, and last year attracted 20,000 film professionals, including around 4,000 journalists, as well as selling more than 270,000 tickets to the public. With digital cinema playing an increasingly significant role in the festival presentation, the organizers have again called upon Dolby’s Production Services Group to help ensure the 40+ Digital Cinema screenings during the festival, including those in competition for the prestigious Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards, are presented to the highest industry standards.
“The Berlinale has to be one of the busiest film festivals,” said Julian Pinn, Director of Distribution Services at Dolby, “not least because so many of the screenings are open to members of the public. But with so much going on it is vital for the organizers that they can rely on first class technical support and we at Dolby are glad to help.”
In addition to the digital cinema support, it is anticipated that the team of Dolby engineers will also provide support for more than 70 screenings using Dolby E audio technology for their soundtracks.
“The Dolby Production Services Group offers a broad range of expertise and technical solutions,” said Dr. Reiner Chemnitius, Technical Director of the Berlinale. “They are dedicated to achieving the highest quality of presentation and we are delighted to once again have them as part of the team supporting the Festival. “
With major international movies, independent and art-house productions, experimental and foreign language movies, and short films, spread over many different locations, the technical needs of the festival are extensive.
“This is the 60th year of the Berlinale and we are delighted to be continuing our technical relationship with Dolby,” said Festival Director Dieter Kosslick. “It is a relationship built on mutual trust and we really appreciate the quality and flexibility of the service they provide to the Berlinale year after year.”
Tickets for the movies in The Berlinale public program go on sale on February 8.
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