Join Damian Wardle, VP of Global Theatre Technology & Presentation, Cinemark Holdings USA, during breakfast from 7.00am on Wednesday 22 August as he provides a first-hand insight into the conversion from film to digital of one of the U.S.'s largest cinema chains.
The presentation will cover topics including:
- the challenges for converting from 35mm
- network infrastructure
- future proofing (HFR, Laser, Satellite Delivery, Equipment)
- common causes of lost shows
- service and maintenance programs
Damian has nearly 30 years experience in the theatrical exhibition industry and is respected as a leader in his field. He currently oversees in-theatre technology and presentation quality for all of Cinemark's theatres across the U.S. and Latin America. Under his guidance, Cinemark has become recognised as an industry leader in the areas of technology and innovation.
He is credited with designing and launching Cinemark's XD: Extreme Digital Cinema brand, the company's premium large format experience, as well as Cinemark's new NextGen theatre design concept. Additionally, he was successful in converting Cinemark's entire first run U.S. circuit from 35MM to digital projection. Currently, he is in the process of implementing the same digital strategy for Cinemark's theatres outside the U.S.