Magazine article Screen International

Cinema Chains Launch Global Body

Magazine article Screen International

Cinema Chains Launch Global Body

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Founding members of Global Cinema Federation include AMC, Wanda and Cineworld.

An 11-strong group of high-profile cinema chains have teamed to launch a new global body that will represent the exhibition industry’s interests around the world.

The founding members of the Global Cinema Federation are AMC, Cinemark, Cineplex, Cinépolis, Cineworld, CJ-CGV, Event Cinemas, Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathé, Regal Entertainment Group, Vue International and Wanda Cinemas.

They are joined by two existing trade associations, the National Association of Theatre Owners in the US (NATO) and The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) in Europe.

The Global Cinema Federation has been established as a response to the rapid development of the cinema industries in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, with the founding partners looking to tackle challenges facing the industry worldwide.

These include film theft, technology standards, theatrical release practices, international trade and foreign investment, and relationships with distributors.

Between them the companies and organisations have interests in more than 90 territories. …

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