CINEMA OPERATORS WORLDWIDE CALL
FOR GLOBAL DIGITAL CINEMA TECHNICAL STANDARDS
In an unprecedented demonstration of worldwide unity, cinema operator trade association executives from four different continents today released a statement calling for the immediate development of global technical standards in light of the future implementation of digital cinema. Recognizing that the motion picture industry may face the most significant technological transition in its history, the trade associations from eighteen countries defined a detailed list of prerequisite technical standards demands crucial to the eventual successful development of digital cinema technology.
Here in the U.S., John Fithian, President of the National Association of Theatre Owners, signed the statement on behalf of his members. "American exhibitors are proud to join our colleagues worldwide in this important collaboration," Mr. Fithian stated. "Global, uniform technical standards are essential for the eventual transition from 35 millimeter film to digital cinema. We are confident that this statement will help further that goal."
A copy of the digital cinema standards statement is attached to this release. The statement was distributed to various standards setting organizations earlier today. For authentication purposes, original signatures from the various cinema associations are located in the offices of the National Association of Theatre Owners in North Hollywood, California, and the Union Internationale Des Cinemas in Paris, France.
For Further Information, Contact:
John Fithian, President
National Association of Theatre Owners