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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

From across the pond: "Digital is the big picture"

This piece about the UK Film Council's digital cinema crusade appeared yesterday in the Guardian, written by two fellows from the Film Industry Research Group at the University of Hertfordshire. (Yes, I'm just hearing about the existence of that for the first time, too.)

Salient bit:

"In Hollywood relatively slow progress has been made in introducing the new technology. Of the current worldwide total of 517 digital screens, the US has 198 but it has recently been overtaken by Korea and China. China will have digitised 400 cinemas by next year."

I'm not sure where those numbers are from.. and it would be nice to know which country - Korea or China - has already superceded the US, as they suggest.


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