September 14th, 2019
Harkness Recruits Two Up-And-Coming Journalists
Harkness Screens is delighted to announce that up-and-coming journalists Chris Heal and Joe Harvey will be contributing towards the content celebrating our 90th anniversary.
Chris, who graduated from University of Sunderland in 2014 and Joe, who graduated from the
University of Derby earlier this year, regularly work for the UK’s largest independent sports and entertainment content provider.
“Being involved with Harkness for this very special occasion is extremely exciting and I couldn’t be
happier to be involved,” Joe Harvey said. “Learning about the work that Harkness has done over the
years and how they have led the way in their field has been extremely informative and I feel very
lucky to be a part of the 90th birthday celebrations.
Chris and Joe will be offering their journalistic skills to tell the story of Harkness and its staff over the
coming months on the new Harkness Screens website that will be showcasing the innovation that
Harkness has held at its heart for the past 90 years.
“Harkness has always been at the forefront of cinema screen technology and I have enjoyed learning
about the people behind the silver screens that we get to see some of the world’s greatest actors
projected on,” Chris Heal said. “Getting to talk to employees in China, India, France and the USA has
been extremely informative, and you really get a sense of how passionate they are about the
Joe will largely be focusing on the history of Harkness, the company’s associations with the Rank
Organisation and some of the most iconic films to have been projected onto Harkness’ screens. Chris
will be interviewing people that work for Harkness Screens around the world to find out more about
their employees as well as analysing the key talking points in the cinema industry.
“I’ve always enjoyed films, well who hasn’t,” Joe said. “But, to write about something that I enjoy
quite a lot and something that I never thought I would be writing about, is extremely exciting for me
and I can’t say enough how much I am looking forward to starting my work for Harkness.”
“Cinema is one of the world’s biggest industries in the world and Harkness is very much at the
forefront of that,” Chris said. “I know that myself and Joe have really been anticipating the
announcement of our involvement with Harkness and we are excited for the months to come.”
Harkness Screens™ is the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies for cinema and live events. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year helping provide outstanding presentation experiences to audiences around the world.
With global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux HiWhite, Clarus XC and Spectral) along with an innovative range of presentation monitoring tools, digital surveying services and suite of cinema design and specification apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.
Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China and combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.