Event Cinema Association announces inaugural 'Slate Day'

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The lineup for the Event Cinema Association’s first-ever industry “Slate Day” has been confirmed. Representing the leading names in event cinema distribution, the event will provide insights into the next six to 12 months of alternative programming for cinemas.

Slate Day will take place at the Vue West End in London, England at 9 a.m. on Dec. 6, with delegates confirmed from the U.K. and European exhibition markets. The day will include a number of presentations, business insights and show reels, The following distributors will be represented, with more distributors still to be confirmed: Altitude Films, CinemaLive, Eagle Rock, Exhibition on Screen, Fathom Events, More2Screen, Nexo Digital, Pathé Live, Piece of Magic Entertainment, Rising Alternative, the Royal Opera House and Trafalgar Releasing.


Each distributor will showcase highlights of their forthcoming content, their release strategies and box-office forecasts. Vue’s participation provides the chance to screen theatrical trailers for upcoming events on their Sony 4K and Dolby Atmos-equipped big screen.


Melissa Cogavin, managing director, said, “This is the first time the event cinema industry has held an event of its own to showcase upcoming releases and we are thrilled with the enthusiasm shown by both participants and delegates. Our members’ dynamism and passion for their content illustrates just how vital an event such as this is to help market their products properly. The level of engagement we have seen confirms the significance of event cinema in the exhibition landscape.”


The international audience will be made up of exhibitors and distributors, digital agencies, content owners, marketers, ad agencies and post houses as well as those from home entertainment. Following the presentations there will be a lunchtime networking session with food and drinks supplied by Molson Coors and Rollover. The event is sponsored by Vue, Cinema Next, Eclair, Motion Picture Solutions & LANsat, Qubewire, Managed Networks and Jack Roe. Other food and drink will be supplied by Coca-Cola, Rollover and Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn.


Tickets are £25 for members, £45 for non-members and are limited, but may be purchased at www.eventcinemaassociation.org/eca-slate-day-2017.html.