Context • Digital cinema becomes a reality all over Europe • This trend will accelerate in 2010: • VPF deals signed with third parties in many countries • Mutualisation plans, or state-funded roll-out being set-up • 3D • more and more digital screens in Europe • But still few european content available in digital
Context • Difficult to understand how to do a digital release • What material is needed ? • Where can I get it? • Who pays for what? • Which service providers can do the job? • What are the prices? • DCP, KDM, hard-drive, dematerialised transport, what’s all this ? • Is it financially viable for me?
The Library • The EDCL is an online library, where digital material will be stored • Every member of the project has access to it • And can easily distribute its title directly from it: • Find existing DCPs • Add your subtitles and localisation details • Store your digital material • Manage your release (dematerialised transport, key generation, hard drive follow-up etc.) • To help you fill this library, you will benefit from a technical and financial support
Next steps • Waiting for the official answer from MEDIA, and the last budgetary adjustments • December: paperwork • It should be operational in January 2010 • Europa Distribution will be your main contact for all non-technical issues
How will it work ? • If you wish to release one of your title digitally, contact us: • To see if a DCP already exists in the library • If the producer has already or is willing to have a DCP done (we will be able to support him then) • To study with you how we will able to support your costs for the encoding work • When the DCP is in the library, we will also be able to support the localisation work • Only European titles are supported