'Disturbia' beaming to ShoWest


Satellite services company Microspace Communications Corp., a subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Co., will deliver Paramount Pictures' release of DreamWorks Pictures' "Disturbia" via satellite for a screening Tuesday at ShoWest.

"Paramount fully embraces the distribution of digital-cinema content via satellite to deliver the highest-quality presentation to exhibitors," Paramount exec vp operations Mark Christiansen said. "Over the past years, Microspace has distributed motion pictures from our studios to exhibitors in a secure and reliable manner."

Microspace vp and GM Joe Amor said the satellite system is designed to minimize the costs, workflow and logistics associated with physical delivery.

Microspace will deliver "Disturbia" on Tuesday via an Intelsat satellite to ShoWest, where it will be received by equipment from Dolby Laboratories. The core of the Dolby Digital Cinema system consists of the Dolby Show Store and Dolby Show Player,

Directed by D.J. Caruso, "Disturbia" stars Shia LaBeouf and Carrie-Anne Moss; the film opens nationwide April 13.