MEDIA Salles has
presented in Cannes on 19 May 1999 the first edition of the newsletter
A preview of the
data on cinema exhibition in Europe in 1998
On the 19 May at 10.30 a.m.,
at the Cannes Market, in the Oréal Pavilion, the presentation has
been held of the first edition of the Newsletter published by MEDIA Salles,
the project supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and
the Italian Government, in favour of exhibiting theatres.
the left to the right:
Massaro, Mario Liggeri, Romano Fattorossi, Jacques Delmoly, Elisabetta
Brunella, Luciana Castellina
The Newsletter will be distributed
during the promotional events for European cinema organised by MEDIA Salles,
“Focus on Europe” at Amsterdam, and in Atlantic City, as well as at the
Cannes and Venice Festivals. It will be available over the MEDIA Salles
Internet site (http://www.mediasalles.it) and will also be sent out to
professional players, researchers and institutions active in the field
of cinema exhibition.
Under the title “European
Cinema Journal”, this publication, which will be issued four times a year
in Italian and in English, will complement the tools by means of which
MEDIA Salles has been offering, since 1992, specific and up-to-date information
on the European cinema industry: the “European Cinema On-line Database”
on the Internet and the “European Cinema Yearbook”.
In the opening issue the
main subject of the “European Cinema Journal” is the preview of cinema
exhibition results in Western and Eastern Europe in 1998. The number
of tickets sold and number of screens, recorded for a total of 24 countries,
offers a broad view of cinema-going in the Old Continent, during a year
which recorded an exceptional increase in audiences for some countries.