LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, OCTOBER 18TH 2021 — Cinema Technology Community (CTC), the not-for-profit independent trade organisation has announced a final extension to its free membership level to help support the global cinema technology community.
In March 2020, CTC created its Community Membership scheme allowing cinema professionals to gain an initial six month’s free access to all members-only content including presentations, white papers, handbooks, test materials, podcasts, magazines and over fifteen hours of video content. The scheme which has been extended three times, was designed to provide the global cinema community with a platform to seek advice, share knowledge and expertise and remain connected by sharing words, pictures and videos during the spread of Covid-19.
“We launched the Community Membership scheme as our way of giving back to our industry and to support our colleagues and peers during the most difficult of times. Over the past 18 months, we have provided valuable resources to the industry and it's been heart-warming to receive positive feedback from our members as to how the content CTC has produced has been invaluable. During the past eighteen months we have seen our membership increase substantially and today we are the largest and most geographically represented technology trade organisation in our industry with over 700 members in more than 75 countries. Whilst we're seeing audiences returning to the cinema around the world, content hitting the big screens and very encouraging box office results, we recognise that the recovery is still ongoing and as such the CTC team have taken the step to extend the Community Membership scheme until the end of February 2022 to allow our industry to continue to learn and share knowledge together,” explains Richard Mitchell, President of CTC.
During the past eighteen months, CTC delivered a vast array of content including guidance for Covid shutdowns and restarts, a guide to drive-in screenings, guidance on technology options for event cinema, white papers, magazines, podcasts, a series of technical seminars on key technology topics, a special event at CineEurope 2021 in Barcelona and its acclaimed One Community Day held in November 2020.
Over the coming months, CTC will deliver further white papers, a second set of Women In Cinema interviews, a ground-breaking set of event cinema test materials, its annual awards for 2021 and the One Community Membership scheme will culminate with a special One Community Day in February 2022.
Cinema professionals can sign up today online by visiting www.cinema-technology.com