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Newbie,need to know as much as possible 25 Sep 2005 14:58 #10933

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Hi guys,
Well first of all I would like to say that I'm a newbie in this area but however I would like to start a small home cinema/theatre maybe 50-100 seats in the northeastern part of India.
My question are:
1)Digital License and where I can get them?
I'm thinking of having a digital projector(like they use in home theatres since my theatre is going to be small)

2)What is the difference between having digital license and the normal one?

3)DVD instead of filmreel? how bad is the copyright thingy,as I can get lots of dvd9 from my place is this qualified to be copyright or pirated?

4)Where can I get all the infos I need in India since Im presently in Canada?Does license terms n condition differs from one city to another?

5)Whats your estimation to build the theatre(I have the place already and thge labour there is cheap)??

Thanks guys...
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Re: Newbie,need to know as much as possible 26 Sep 2005 08:17 #10934

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Other guys here will tell you about the international distributor situation, but it sounds to me as though you had best get to know India a lot better before contacting a distributor. If you don't know the local regulations, I suggest you write to the Commercial Attache at the embassy of India in Ottawa. You might think that you can ignore regulations since India is so rural outside of the big cities, but you might find yourself in surprisingly hot water if you do not grease the proper hands first.

It sounds like you want to use commercial DVDs as your image source, but you should know that none of them are licensed for public exhibition. If the studios find out that you are doing that, they may have ways of persuading the local or national officials to pounce on you. Best to start off as legal as possible.
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Re: Newbie,need to know as much as possible 26 Sep 2005 09:02 #10935

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As we say to all newbies: read-read-read past forums before you ask questions that have already been discussed at length.

There just are not a lot of options for first run Hollywood. India is something else.

There are India cinema magazines as opposed to Film Journal and Box Offivce which primarily focus on USA and Europe. Bollywood may have whole different way of distribution. Indians go to the movies a lot more than Americans and they like their movies LONG! See below.


Reference 1: Cinema Systems Magazine
Multiplex and Theatre Equipment magazine

Reference 2: Cinema India expo 2006
Multiplex and Theatre Equipment expo

Cinema Systems Magazine
Cinema Systems, since it began publishing in September 2002 has spiraled to global recognition for its editorial content.
It is a leading magazine on cinema technology primarily in cinema exhibition and cinema production and media attracting international editorial and advertising support on a regular basis from companies like:
Barco India, Caddy Products, USA, Cinemeccanica Spa, Italy, Deutsche Theaterbau Kinotechnik, Germany, Dolby Inc.,UK


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Re: Newbie,need to know as much as possible 26 Sep 2005 12:34 #10936

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Here's some links:
http://www.cinemaindiaexpo.com/
http://www.cinema-systemsindia.com/
http://www.vnufilmgroup.com/filmgroup/cineasia/index.jsp

To license a film for ANY public showing (regardless of the format), you need to contact the distributor that owns the film:
http://directories.vnuemedia.com/fjiguides/distguide/

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