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6 October 2017: Hackesche Höfe Kino in Berlin to Become the First Cinema Complex Fully-Equipped with EclairColor HDR Technology

Hackesche Höfe Kino Berlin EclairColor HDR Technology

Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France), 6 October 2017/ Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries in Europe (Ymagis Group – FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEAPME eligible), is pleased to announce an agreement with German cinema exhibitor Timebandits GmbH & Co. Kinobetriebs KG to fully-equip its flagship Berlin cinema, the Hackesche Höfe Kino, with EclairColor HDR technology, thus becoming the first all-EclairColor cinema complex in the world.

“We are delighted to see Hackesche Höfe Kino, considered one of the best arthouse cinemas in Germany, embrace our HDR technology,” explains Michael Krauth, General Manager of Eclair Deutschland “EclairColor represents a fantastic opportunity for the film industry to raise the quality of the cinema experience at a reasonable cost. The advantages are clearly visible to all – professionals and general audiences alike. EclairColor is also a commitment to the creative teams that their film seen by cinemagoers will be as they originally intended. The strict specifications of the EclairColor process ensure excellent control is retained over the image on screen, thus guaranteeing that the artistic choices of the movie director or DP are properly reflected.”

For Gerhard Gross, Managing Director of the Hackesche Höfe Kino, “We promise our guests the best experience and that’s exactly what we will deliver with EclairColor by helping bring back the magic of the movies. EclairColor enhances the big screen experience with more brightness, crisper images, greater depth of field, and more density, and it applies from US blockbusters to independent movies.”

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2 October 2017: Italian Feature Documentary “Ferrari 312B” Gets Sneak Preview in EclairColor HDR at Giulio Cesare Cinema

Ferrari 312B Sneak Preview in EclairColor

Vicenza & Rome (Italy) and Paris (France) – 2 October 2017/ Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries in Europe (Ymagis Group – FR0011471291, YMAGIS, PEA-PME eligible), is pleased to announce the Andrea Marini-directed feature-length documentary “Ferrari 312B” will get a sneak preview in EclairColor™ HDR, on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Giulio Cesare Cinema in Rome (Italy). Directed by Andrea Marini, produced by Tarpini Production and distributed by Nexo Digital, “Ferrari 312B” depicts the exciting adventure of a Formula One car that has become a myth. The film will be available in Italy in select cinemas on October 9, 10 and 11.

This formidable Ferrari car debuted in 1970 and won 4 Grand Prix. Precisely after the revolution started by the very same car, designed by Mauro Forghieri from1970-1980, the Scuderia Ferrari team scored an extraordinary series of victories: 37 races won, 4 wins in the World Constructors’ Championship and 3 wins in the World Drivers’ Championship.

Nearly 50 years after that achievement, “Ferrari 312B” is roaring into cinemas in EclairColor HDR, marking a new milestone as the first Italian production to be featured in EclairColor HDR.
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29 September 2017: First Half-year 2017 Results

Ymagis Group Logo

- Return to Equilibrium for Earnings Before Taxes (EBT) despite Wait-and-See Market
- Important Innovation Investments with Short-Term Sales

Paris (France) – Ymagis Group (FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEA-PME, TECH 40), the European specialist in technologies for the film industry, today reported its earnings and consolidated financial results for the first half year of 2017 ending 30 June 2017, as approved by the Group’s Board of Directors following its meeting on 29 September. Business in the first half of 2017 penalised by a temporary fall in the CinemaNext Business Unit equipment sales and sales growth of Eclair following successful integration of recent acquisitions… Read more


25 September 2017: Ymagis Group Installs Its One Hundredth EclairColor Screen, the First in the United States

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema EclairColor 100

One year after the launch of EclairColor, Ymagis Group’s HDR solution has been installed in 100 cinemas worldwide and is highly acclaimed by audiences

Paris, Deauville (France) – The Ymagis Group (FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEA-PME, TECH 40), the European specialist in digital technologies for the film industry, announced that it has installed its 100th cinema auditorium with EclairColor™ HDR (High Dynamic Range) at the Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Austin, Texas (USA). The 100 EclairColor screens are currently located across Germany (47) and France (46), the United Kingdom (3), Italy (1), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1) and the USA (1).

EclairColor is compatible with latest generation projectors from Sony Digital Cinema 4K and Barco, and adapts to all cinemas, from arthouses to the largest multiplexes. Unveiled in Europe and the US during the second half of 2016, this HDR technology significantly improves projection quality with richer colours, more light and definition, more depth of field and more density for a unique cinema experience.

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21 September 2017: Ymagis Group Announces Agreement with Nordisk Film Cinemas for Field & Customer Services at 21 Cinema Locations

Nordisk Film (Egmont) Ymagis Group

Paris (France), Oslo (Norway)/21 September 2017/ Ymagis Group (FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEAPME, TECH 40), the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, is pleased today to announce the signature of an agreement with leading Scandinavian cinema chain Nordisk Film Cinemas (Egmont) to oversee technical customer service and field services for Nordisk’s entire network of 21 locations across Norway, representing a total of 78 screens.

“Following an agreement concluded this past summer with German cinema exhibitor CineStar, we are thrilled to partner with such a renowned and well-respected company which has been part of film history for more than 100 years,” explains Jean Mizrahi, Founder, President and CEO of Ymagis Group. “This agreement with Nordisk Film Cinemas will strengthen our Northern European operations while demonstrating our ability to manage Nordisk’s technical requirements effectively, with direct cost benefits for the cinema exhibitor as well as for our other existing clients across Scandinavia.”

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