V. Senthil Kumar, co-founder of Chennai-based Qube Cinema Technologies that pioneered digital cinema concepts in India and provides digital cinema technologies and solutions worldwide, has received the honour of being invited to be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In an interview to G.C. Shekhar, he discusses the future of post-Covid cinema, the impact of OTT and future technology that will bring people back to theatres.
Are you the first technology person from India to receive this honour?
I will fit into the category of ‘members at large’, who are associated with the film industry but do not get film credit. Since we are in the technology side of cinema, like creating a movie in the correct digital format, delivering it to theatres and giving them the keys to play it, we have been chosen under the ‘members at large’ category.
The movie industry, like others, is reeling from the impact of corona. No movies are being produced,...