Sony Pictures Entertainment Donates a New Digital Projection System
On December 11, 2017, the City Council of the City of Culver City presented a Commendation to Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in recognition for its donation of a digital projection system for the Auditorium in Veterans Memorial Building. “Sony Pictures Entertainment has been a generous partner and sponsor for many of the City of Culver City’s distinguished programs and events. This contribution of a new projection system for the Veterans Memorial Building will be a tremendous asset for the City," said Culver City Mayor Jeffrey Cooper.
The new equipment includes a digital projector and lens, a perforated projection screen, a Blu-ray player, a portable sound system, and all of the associated hardware required to present screenings again in the Auditorium. “The user-friendly digital projection system will benefit residents, businesses, and visitors as well as attract film festivals and more special events to the City," added Mayor Cooper.
The equipment was accepted by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. SPE’s Worldwide Global Policy and External Affairs and Media Services Departments were instrumental in providing their skills to City staff during installation.
“As a longstanding member of the Culver City community, SPE saw an opportunity to maximize the potential of this wonderful space. With the help of Lane Burch and our impressive Media Services Team, we were able to add the equipment and expertise to transform the facility into a world-class screening room that hundreds of people can enjoy,” said Janice Pober, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, SPE.
Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is continually exploring new and creative ways to meet the recreation, leisure, senior and social services needs of the community. The Veterans Memorial Complex Rental Operation includes Veterans Memorial Building, Culver City Teen Center and Culver City Senior Center. All facilities are available for rentals and regularly accommodate concerts and other performances, workshops and conferences, film and television shoots, private parties, community meetings, trade shows and exhibitions as well as other events.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics.