CJ Cinema Summit #28

With Germany, France and most of UK going into a second lockdown within a week of each other, cinemas in three of Europe’s biggest markets once again find themselves shuttered. We speak to industry leaders in all three territories about what to expect during this second involuntary intermission



# CJCinemaSummit will enable industry stakeholders to stay connected to the industry and gain key up to date insights as well as to ask questions and support each other through these turbulent times.

The sole aim is to create a virtual meeting space with a regular schedule where speakers will share industry information, as well as enabling a space for round tables and audience participation.

CJ Cinema Summit October 29,2020

Even as flying and physical meetings are cancelled, the show must go on for cinema trade shows. How do you re-create the show reels, product announcements and ‘buzz’ of shows like CineAsia and Expocine when you can’t actually be in Bangkok or São Paulo? We talk to the organisers to see how they have adapted to Covid times.

A special thank you to Lucy Jones from Comscore, Marcelo Lima from Tonks, and Jonathan Wolf from AFM.


Vendor Spotlight of the Week: Mark Collins of Harman International

This week’s vendor spotlight is Mark Collins, Senior Manager of Global Cinema, of JBL Professional by Harman. You may reach out to him at 214-985-3138 or via email at mark.collins@harman.com with any questions you have for him.

1. Why is your product necessary for the movie theater industry?

We provide the sound.  Very important since the “Jazz Singer” 1927

2. What are the 5 most common mistakes people make when selecting your items?

Selecting the correct speakers and amps for the size of the theater
Placement of speakers in the theaters
Relying on low cost only when selecting equipment
Working with a true cinema installer, not jus an AV company
Not waiting until the last minute to install.  Leave time for setup and commissioning
Not enough SUBs

3. What should be the top 3 things one should consider when purchasing your items?

Company long term representation
In house expertise

4. What  do you like best about the theater industry?

I have done this all my life.   I still get a thrill when you sit in a new theater showing to the first audience with perfect picture and sound.

5. What is one thing you have learned during COVID?

Do not take for granted that the theater will just come back, every exhibitor has to reinvent their business.

CJ Cinema Summit #26

In addition to David Bell, Head of Global Leisure, Savills UK, Keith Pullinger Co-founder & Deputy Chairman, The Light Cinemas, and Eddy Duquenne, CEO, Kinepolis Group, Kathryn Jacob, CEO of Pearl&Dean will join us to discuss the global outlook as cinemas look beyond Hollywood to stay open.