Senthil Kumar, Co-Founder of Qube Cinema honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
Qube Cinema took home top awards at the Indywood Film Carnival being held at Hyderabad. Indywood Film Carnival’s Excellence Awards 2017 aims to recognize the prodigious efforts and contributions of entrepreneurs, technocrats, academicians, organisations to their industry through their ideas, concepts and innovations.
Under the Indywood OTT &Start-upcategory,Qube Wire won the award for ‘Innovative Concept in Theatrical Distribution’.Qube Wire is a self-service, single-window system for global theatrical distribution. With a simple but comprehensive user interface, distributors can manage their digital cinema assets, assign territorial rights for their content and have their Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) and keys (aka Key Delivery Messages or KDMs) delivered to movie theatres across the world. Theatres can manage their own digital cinema device details and access their Universal Inbox on the Qube Wire service as well.
Under the IndywoodPost Production Technology category ,Qube Cinema won for ‘Best Film Mastering’. Qube Cinema masters nearly 1800 + Indian films per year and has mastering facilities in Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad & Kochi. The company also has a mastering facility in Dubai to cater to the mastering of Arabic films.Under the Indywood Theatre Technology category, Qube Cinema bagged the award for ‘Best Technological Projection Services’.Qube Cinema was also the recipient of Indywood IT Excellence award.
Senthil Kumar, Co-Founder of Qube Cinema was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award.
“Qube Cinema& Co-founder Senthil Kumar have transformed and advanced the digital cinema revolution in India and globally over the last two decades. From mastering to cinema distribution and cinema exhibition, Qube Cinema has changed the landscape of digital cinema technology in India,” informed Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood Film Carnival
“To win the different categories of Indywood awards is a huge honour for us at Qube Cinema. In the digital cinema technology domain, constant innovation is the key to success.Qube Cinema is well known for pioneering new technologies and the entire team at Qube is responsible for us achieving thebig milestones. I would like to thank Indywood Film Carnival for bestowing us with this honour,”said Senthil Kumar, Co-founder of Qube Cinema.
A Computer Science Engineering graduate from the University of Madras, Senthil Kumar began his career in feature, television episodic and advertising commercial production and post-production in the mid-1980s.
His first entrepreneurial venture was Media Artists, a post-production facility. At a time when computers were just beginning to be used in the media industry, he wrote custom software to assist in such diverse areas as computer graphics and sound effects. Media Artists was the first facility in India to use timecode, the first to use digital audio for music and film mixing and the first to work on surround sound for cinema.
In 1992, Senthil Kumar co-founded Real Image along with Jayendra Panchapakesan to promote Avid non-linear editing systems in the country and digital cinema sound to India partnering with DTS and helped upgrade Indian cinema significantly, both in production and exhibition. Development began on the Qube Cinema product line in 2000, with a Hollywood-based subsidiary being setup in 2005 to promote the products worldwide. Qube Cinema has an entire suite of products required for a practical, commercially viable, end-to-end implementation of digital cinema and has met with considerable success worldwide. The company was renamed as Qube Cinema Technologies in 2016 to reflect the enormous popularity of its product line. The Real Image division of the company continuesto serve the broadcast industry in India.
Senthil Kumar was part of a Government of India Entertainment Industry delegation to Japan and the United States in 2002, and currently serves on the Entertainment Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Senthil also serves as a Trustee of The Banyan, an organization that champions the cause of the homeless and the mentally ill in India.
About Qube Cinema:
Qube Cinema is a provider of end-to-end digital cinema technology and solutions. The company draws on decades of experience in cinema and provides a seamless digital environment for exhibitors, filmmakers and post-production companies with DCI compliant products that are flexible, reliable and cost-effective.
For further information, visit www.qubecinema.com
About Indywood Film Carnival 2017 (IIIrd Edition) :
The flagship event of Project Indywood, The Indywood Film Carnival, will take place at the world’s largest film studio – Ramoji Film City, in Hyderabad, from December 1-4; 2017.The carnival will consist of four major verticals- All Lights India International Film Festival, Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt and the Indywood Excellence Awards.
The event will be attended by over 10,000 people including 3,000 industry delegates from over 75 countries, and is expected to trigger revolutionary changes in the cinema industry worldwide. This will be the first film carnival in the world with a film festival, film market, awards, talent hunt, red carpets, entertainments, conferences, network parties, celebrity sports, investor meets etc., being conducted in parallel at the world’s largest film studio.
For further information, visit www.indywood.co.in