Digital Cinema United (DCU), a worldwide technical content material companies firm that focuses on Digital Cinema Package deal (DCP) manufacturing and supply companies, has added Premiere Cinemas and Epic Theatres to its DCU Join community. The corporate has additionally employed Ronnie Ycong to steer DCU’s North America and Latin America area as Government Vice President and Common Supervisor – Americas. Each bulletins had been made on Monday (Oct. 11).
In his new place, Ycong will handle DCU’s U.S. places of work and oversee gross sales and operations for the corporate’s three enterprise companies within the Americas: Theatrical Distribution, Digital Platforms and Dwelling Leisure. He may even lead the growth of the corporate’s DCU Join platform into the Americas.
“Bringing somebody onboard with Ronnie’s theatrical expertise at this pivotal time was massively necessary for our firm,” mentioned Alan Christensen, CEO, DCU, in an announcement. “Since becoming a member of DCU, he has shortly contributed to the general technique and long-term progress of our international enterprise.”
Earlier than becoming a member of DCU, Ycong was the principal of CineMarketing Consulting Group, the place he consulted for theatrical exhibitors and distributors. A 29-year veteran of the theatrical trade, he was beforehand Government Vice President of Exhibitor Relations and Operations at Highlight Cinema Networks, the place he managed content material distribution operations and exhibitor partnerships. In that function, he developed and helped launch Highlight’s occasion cinema enterprise, CineLife Leisure. He has additionally served in roles at Screenvision Media, Mann Theatres, Fandango and Nationwide Cinema Community now Nationwide CineMedia).
Based mostly on expertise that was initially launched in Europe, DCU Join is a cloud-based content material supply platform that’s used to ship characteristic and trailer DCPs to film theaters. With the addition of Premiere Cinemas and Epic Theatres, DCU Join has now been put in at almost 2,000 websites within the U.S., Europe, Center East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean.
“I’m excited to affix DCU and having Premiere Cinemas and Epic Theatres part of our rising DCU Join community,” added Ycong. “They’re top-notch exhibitors that expands our DCU Join community to extra U.S. cities throughout Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico.”